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Even with the postage this is a Amazing price.
Their is lots of codes going about for newbies as well.

Use code FDELIVERY100120 for free delivery
Use code FREEWATCH100130 for a free watch
Use code RELAUNCH091214 for 10% off

250GB FIRE PROOF AND WATER PROOF EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE + £4.99 Postage.
These are double the price on ebay & triple the price all over the Net.
I've used this site on at least 5 occasions & never had any problems with them.


Tech Spec:
Sentry FIRE-SAFE® and WATERPROOF MAXTOR® Hard Drive with 250GB storage capacity. Protects your vital DATA from both Fire and Flood damage.
The world`s first and only affordable fire resistant and waterproof hard drive. The Sentry Maxtor QA0005 provides direct USB connectivity to both laptop and desktop computers, with protection of data in the event of Computer crashes, System failures and FIRE and WATER related disasters.The Sentry Maxtor Hard Drive has a durable, injection moulded housing, which protects the Maxtor Hard Drive from dust, dirt and moisture.
Connect, Back-up, Protect
Connect
" Simple USB "plug in" connectivity
" Quick and easy on-screen setup
Back-up
" Easy creation of scheduled automatic back-ups of your critical data
Protect
" ETL Verification - Proven 3rd Party independent product testing and certification validates protection and loss from: Fire - ½ hour at 1550°F (843°C) and Water- Full 24 hour submersion test
" Maxtor® SafetyDrill - Prepares, boots and recovers your PC`s entire drive contents in the event of a catastrophic data loss (Windows systems only)
" DATA RECOVERY SUPPORT - In the event your Sentry Maxtor Hard Drive is damaged by Fire or Water, Sentry Safe will attempt to recover your data FREE OF CHARGE as well as provide you with a new unit.
" Fire 30mins
" This product has been designed to offer Fire Resistance for up to 30 minutes.
" Waterproof Tested
" This product has been tested by submerging in water for 24 hours to US, ETL standards.
" USB 2.0 connectivity to PC or Mac
" This product has a direct USB 2.0 connectivity to PC or Mac to allow either the back up or charging of digital media and products while being protected from both fire and water damage.


Condition: Brand New


Product Specifications

Hard Drive: Maxtor® 250GB
RPM: 5400 RPM
Cache Buffer: 8MB
Seek Time: 9.0ms
Interface: USB 2.0
Software Encryption: AES 256-bit
Bus Transfer Rate: Up to USB 2.0 480 Mb/sec
Operating Temp: 5°C to 35°C

Hard Drive Requirements - PC

Pentium III, 500 Mhz
Microsoft Vista - Home Basic, Home Pentium, Ultimate or Business
Windows XP - Home, Professional or Media Centre Edition
256 MB Ram or more (as required by operating system)
CD-ROM drive for Maxtor® SafetyDrill full PC Recovery*
Internet connection for software updates

Hard Drive Requirements - Mac

Mac OS X 10.4.7 - 10.4.9
256 MB Ram or more (as required by operating system)
Internet connection for software updates

* Maxtor® SafetyDrill available for Windows systems only

* Waterproof and fire resistant 250GB Hard Drive.
* Award winning hard drive built by Maxtor®.
* Waterproof (submerged) for up to 24 hours.
* Fireproof for temperatures up to 843°C for 30 minutes.
* Durable, injection moulded housing protects hard drive from dust, dirt and moisture.
* Easy to set up - Plug & Play - simply appears on your desktop.
* Suitable for PC or Mac (see requirements below).
* Direct USB 2.0 cable connectivity (cable included).
* Automatically synchronizes files between mirrored computers, ensuring consistent access to your most current data.
* Free Fire and Water Data Recovery Support Program - replacement guarantee.
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#1
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banned#2
tested on the gadget show, fireproof yes, waterproof, nope:whistling:

so when your house or office catches fire, let it burn, dont let the firemen put it out!
#3
Perfect for an office in Atlantis or hell...
#4
im abit of a newbie to computers etc if i just plug this in and downoad if needed can i put whatever i want on films etc cheers

edit is the watch any decent and worth it :p
#5
jubbyme;7864913
tested on the gadget show, fireproof yes, waterproof, nope:whistling:

so when your house or office catches fire, let it burn, dont let the firemen put it out!


Didn't like a fall from the second floor either...
#6
seems expensive to me for 250gb.not voted either way
#7
It's less than half the price anywhere else on the Net for 250gb & it's for those who value sentimental things in life that money just can't buy.
xxlonesnipexx You can put anything on it that you can put on any Computer & then view it on your own Computer or someone else's.
#8
Bully
seems expensive to me for 250gb.not voted either way

:w00t: Jeez
Yes, it is expensive for a 250GB drive but that's not all you are getting here is it.
This seems a very good deal if, and I say if, it works as designed.
#9
robovski
Didn't like a fall from the second floor either...


That was the Iosafe Solo. The Gadget Show tests are stupid anyway, actually the Gadget Show is stupid full stop.
#10
:thumbsup: need one like this
1 Like #11
If your house burns down i think your porn collection is going to be the least of your worries TBH
#12
hero2zer0
If your house burns down i think your porn collection is going to be the least of your worries TBH


Let's not be too hasty...
#13
with maxtor i'd be more worried about the drive dying from just being rubbish rather than being set on fire!
#14
jubbyme;7864913
tested on the gadget show, fireproof yes, waterproof, nope:whistling:

so when your house or office catches fire, let it burn, dont let the firemen put it out!


Not sure it was exactly the same product, but one thing that annoyed me about their testing was that they never took the drive out to see if it still worked hard wired to a PC. If I have a house fire or flood I won't give a crap if the enclosure still works, as long as my data inside is safe and accessible.

I watch the gadget show to find out about new tech that might have bypassed me but their testing is always either highly flawed or not in-depth enough. The presenters aren't very clued up, clearly picked for their ability to present and recognisable faces, which is understandable.

Currently I take a portable HDD into work with me and lock it up as my off-site back-up and take it home once a week to run the back-up. Perhaps a little excessive but my data is vital to me and I have too slow an internet connection to use online storage.
#15
jubbyme
tested on the gadget show, fireproof yes, waterproof, nope:whistling:

so when your house or office catches fire, let it burn, dont let the firemen put it out!


But it passed the waterproof test on the gadget show ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tSDDjVlzj4
#16
Amazon's main product page for this drive prices it at £393 (!!) from the supplier. Links to other traders show it priced from 85 quid plus postage. So, the deal actually looks like a good price. Mind you, if you do go for it, after reading the BigOffers customer reviews, whether it will ever turn up is another matter entirely. I'll pass on this one.
#17
Quite a decent deal....shame none of the voucher codes work.
#18
jubbyme
tested on the gadget show, fireproof yes, waterproof, nope:whistling:

so when your house or office catches fire, let it burn, dont let the firemen put it out!


ah, voted cold then
#19
Have BigOffers got their act together since being under new management?

I still refuse to buy off them again.
#20
PoisonJam
Not sure it was exactly the same product, but one thing that annoyed me about their testing was that [COLOR="Red"]they never took the drive out to see if it still worked hard wired to a PC[/COLOR]. If I have a house fire or flood I won't give a crap if the enclosure still works, as long as my data inside is safe and accessible.

I watch the gadget show to find out about new tech that might have bypassed me but their testing is always either highly flawed or not in-depth enough. The presenters aren't very clued up, clearly picked for their ability to present and recognisable faces, which is understandable.

Currently I take a portable HDD into work with me and lock it up as my off-site back-up and take it home once a week to run the back-up. Perhaps a little excessive but my data is vital to me and I have too slow an internet connection to use online storage.

Yes, I agree their testing is generally hit'n'miss, and normally miss. Having said that I'd forgive Suzi Perry anything.:whistling:

The drive managed to survive being dunked with explosive charge in a paddling pool. A shortish kerosene fire and finally being blown up. So to the point above about taking the drive out. The explosion forced the Maxtor drive out the enclosure so it was directly connected to the computer at that point wasn't it. And it still worked.

I have one of these Maxtor one-touch units (as is inside these units) and its not missed a beat. Having said that I have't tried blowing it up yet or dunking it in my coffee.
#21
I have placed two order orders with bigoffers - one before Christmas and one recently. Prompt courier delivery on both occasions.
#22
alex1234
Perfect for an office in Atlantis or hell...


LOL! :-D
#23
meggie_dude
....Having said that I'd forgive Suzi Perry ... blowing it ....


:w00t:
#24
Will this work with my xbox 360 for streaming media?
#25
Should be useful if you ever need to take a trip down to Rapture and you want to take some films and music with you for the journey.
#26
meggie_dude;7866638
Having said that I'd forgive Suzi Perry anything.:whistling:


Completely understandable. That girl could get away with murder :thumbsup:
#27
VDisillusioned
That was the Iosafe Solo. The Gadget Show tests are stupid anyway, actually the Gadget Show is stupid full stop.


Yeah I know, its as if they have no researchers, and the presenters just make up the challenges and tests themselves
#28
hero2zer0;7866185
If your house burns down i think your porn collection is going to be the least of your worries TBH

eh, i have about 1/2tb of family pics/vids...not that hard with a video camera and dslr (raw pics)
#29
meggie_dude;7866638
Yes, I agree their testing is generally hit'n'miss, and normally miss. Having said that I'd forgive Suzi Perry anything.:whistling:

The drive managed to survive being dunked with explosive charge in a paddling pool. A shortish kerosene fire and finally being blown up. So to the point above about taking the drive out. The explosion forced the Maxtor drive out the enclosure so it was directly connected to the computer at that point wasn't it. And it still worked.

I have one of these Maxtor one-touch units (as is inside these units) and its not missed a beat. Having said that I have't tried blowing it up yet or dunking it in my coffee.

agreed, like the bald idiot who thought the iphone was a better console than the DS and psp....wtf....no way....i have the iphone and ds and have played the psp...the psp and ds are MILES better...iphone games are all gloss and no substance...mind you the bald one is an apple lover (well they are from London...and most londoners are stupid)

their tests are laughable

nonetheless its good to watch even to see the obscure/new products
#30
few things...
firstly the rrp is a joke - it was never £280!!
secondly, most others places are selling it at approx £60 anyway
Thirdly it can survive 843C...well thats not much cop as house fires usually reach 1000-1100C
#31
and its maxtor drive its not solid state it wont last ...bring back negatives pmsl
#32
PoisonJam;7866302
Not sure it was exactly the same product, but one thing that annoyed me about their testing was that they never took the drive out to see if it still worked hard wired to a PC. If I have a house fire or flood I won't give a crap if the enclosure still works, as long as my data inside is safe and accessible.

I watch the gadget show to find out about new tech that might have bypassed me but their testing is always either highly flawed or not in-depth enough. The presenters aren't very clued up, clearly picked for their ability to present and recognisable faces, which is understandable.

Currently I take a portable HDD into work with me and lock it up as my off-site back-up and take it home once a week to run the back-up. Perhaps a little excessive but my data is vital to me and I have too slow an internet connection to use online storage.


i do a similar thing - i gave my parents an external hard drive with my important stuff and update it once a month - not ideal but better than nothing.....have about 400gb of data so online backup not an option at present....i checked one site and it worked out that it would take 9 days to do my 1st backup or any subsequent FULL backup, obviously updates would take minutes to maybe hours depending on the volume of data.....no thanks.
#33
royals
agreed, like the bald idiot who thought the iphone was a better console than the DS and psp....wtf....no way....i have the iphone and ds and have played the psp...the psp and ds are MILES better...iphone games are all gloss and no substance...mind you the bald one is an apple lover (well they are from London...and most londoners are stupid)

their tests are laughable

nonetheless its good to watch even to see the obscure/new products


The one episode I watched showed the blad guy testing mp4/3 players to see which was the best one for playing video. The ipod nano won because itunes was the only legal way to get music videos. It was so stupid, if they had actually tested it using videos of their own etc then the ipod wouldn't have won! If I remember right he even said that one of the other players could play the videos better yet the ipod nano still won lol.
#34
chattyuk;7867360
The one episode I watched showed the blad guy testing mp4/3 players to see which was the best one for playing video. The ipod nano won because itunes was the only legal way to get music videos. It was so stupid, if they had actually tested it using videos of their own etc then the ipod wouldn't have won! If I remember right he even said that one of the other players could play the videos better yet the ipod nano still won lol.

agreed, i have an iphone and itunes / mp3 it sucks......cant even get it to recognise the iphone in itunes on win7...also the assignment to pcs sucks - if you assignment 5 pc's to your account you can deauthorise them all one only -0 dumb- so now ive had a laptop stolen i cant deauthorise it...dumb! ive change my logon details but thats a joke- well done brainless apple idiots

also hate apple when it comes to support - they screwed up my iphone afetr an update - resolved by me in end removing their update - but no support from apple - in fact they wanted me to PAY
#35
Always wanted to buy a 250gb water pistol
#36
royals
few things...
firstly the rrp is a joke - it was never £280!!
secondly, most others places are selling it at approx £60 anyway
Thirdly it can survive 843C...well thats not much cop as house fires usually reach 1000-1100C

To your first point - agreed, most RRPs are way high, but i'll bet this was selling for silly money when it came out. The Gadget show is from late 2008.

Second point - yes, but this is cheaper, huh??:roll:

Third point, OK, I'll take your word for that, but if this cheap item (not that much more than a regular disk) gives me more than a fair chance of retaining all my important data during a fire or flood then its got to be worth 40 notes +P&P hasn't it.

This is a hot (no joke intended) item, which is why I've ordered one.
#37
site reminds me of CDiscount hmmmmmm,
#38
VDisillusioned
The Gadget Show tests are stupid anyway, actually the Gadget Show is stupid full stop.


+1

It used to be about techy things, now it's a vehicle for the "entertaining" presenters to make things "fun":p
#39
meggie_dude;7866638
Yes, I agree their testing is generally hit'n'miss, and normally miss. Having said that I'd forgive Suzi Perry anything.:whistling:

The drive managed to survive being dunked with explosive charge in a paddling pool. A shortish kerosene fire and finally being blown up. So to the point above about taking the drive out. The explosion forced the Maxtor drive out the enclosure so it was directly connected to the computer at that point wasn't it. And it still worked.

I have one of these Maxtor one-touch units (as is inside these units) and its not missed a beat. Having said that I have't tried blowing it up yet or dunking it in my coffee.


I think we're actually talking about a different test :thumbsup:

I don't remember them using explosives in the test I saw.. That Suzi woman took it in a proper sized swimming pool, the baldy guy fried it with a flame-thrower type thing and then they dropped it from a high balcony onto the ground below. They didn't take it out of the enclsure to test, they just connected it up and it wouldn't register on the PC but it could have easily been an issue with the enclosure/power while the drive was still OK.
#40
PoisonJam
I think we're actually talking about a different test :thumbsup:

I don't remember them using explosives in the test I saw.. That Suzi woman took it in a proper sized swimming pool, the baldy guy fried it with a flame-thrower type thing and then they dropped it from a high balcony onto the ground below. They didn't take it out of the enclsure to test, they just connected it up and it wouldn't register on the PC but it could have easily been an issue with the enclosure/power while the drive was still OK.


You (and it seems several other posters on this thread) are talking about a completely different product - the tests you describe were of the Iosafe Solo not the Sentry that this thread is about.

Not that it really matters as the Gadget Show tests are totally irrelevant in regards as to whether a product is actually any good or not. Anyone remember the show where they raved about how good Windows Vista was?

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