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Tesco instore - Seagate 1TB Expansions external powered hard drive £49.99

£49.99 @ Tesco
Just popped into a Leicester Tesco and took the last 1 TB Seagate Expansions 3.5in external hard drive with the security pack included. This drive has been posted before at £59.99, and some people …
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Just popped into a Leicester Tesco and took the last 1 TB Seagate Expansions 3.5in external hard drive with the security pack included.

This drive has been posted before at £59.99, and some people found them at £49.99 in April but that has expired. It was marked discounted on the shelf at £49.99 and rang through the tills at that. Therefore if you can find one in store, it will probably be the same. it's £65.97 online


I also notice online the Hitachi 1TB is £59.99... that's not bad.
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#1
May i ask which tescos in leicester so i can give them a visit
#2
50cent;8766562
May i ask which tescos in leicester so i can give them a visit

Was passing South Wigston so popped in there to get some stuff. It was the last one there.

Some people will vote cold I'm sure because it is 'instore' but it's just a heads up to have a look if they are about. The price puts it at about the cheapest 1TB drive so if it was freely available it would be red hot.
#3
I think I saw the SEL for this in my local Tesco but none on shelf
#4
Just checked the Southampton Tescos Direct, there in there for £65:-(
#5
oakuka
Just checked the Southampton Tescos Direct, there in there for £65:-(


Note there are the "normal" 1Tb Seagate external drives, and the packs with 1 year "free" CA security software included.

I think this offier is the one with the 1 year CA security included.

My Tesco had them a few weeks ago, but they sold out and I have never seen them again.

My guess is that the one in this offer for £49.99 if the last of the stock Tesco are trying to clear.

The one you saw at £65 may be the "normal" one (still not bad for a 1Tb external drive)
#6
I'd still clear of Seagate drives personally. I have an external one that I got a few years back and the built in sleep function of the drive drives me completely insane....it goes to sleep every five minutes and when you wish to access the drive you have to wait 5 seconds for it wake up again. Sometimes it even does this randomly when access to the drive has not even been requested. The system completely locks up while the drive is awaking. And this is all built in to the drives circuit board, meaning its impossible to turn off with software.

Reading around, it seems that the newer drives also use this functionality, making them a big no-no for me.
#7
Horrible harddrive.

Had it for 2 moths before it died, my flat mate had his for 3 before it died. Neither of us moved them at all. Really is a case of you get what you pay for. Just my advice, be warned!
#8
Hardly a deal if there was only one left in store?
#9
As I said in my initial post, just a heads up they are out there...

Drives are always a bit of a lottery and divide opinions, with some people for and others against. Generally I prefer the Western Digital My Book range but the seagates do come with 2 year warranty.
#10
Moooorish
Horrible harddrive.

Had it for 2 moths before it died, my flat mate had his for 3 before it died. Neither of us moved them at all. Really is a case of you get what you pay for. Just my advice, be warned!



Ditto! Got one off ebay's deal of the day a while back. Started clicking noises and then died a few months later. Terrible drive!! Be warned!!
banned#11
shame about the brand "seagate" other than that good deal - but seagate are not known for lasting quality!
banned#12
BlackCloud
As I said in my initial post, just a heads up they are out there...

Drives are always a bit of a lottery and divide opinions, with some people for and others against. Generally I prefer the Western Digital My Book range but the seagates do come with 2 year warranty.


can't go wrong with WD quality last a long time!

had mine 4 years!! :thumbsup:

seagate = Alba

WD = Sony

:-)
banned#13
Good deal but have to think about...i am using 7200.4 and it seems ok...seagate is not that bad to be honest i think.
#14
Must agree with others this is a horrible drive!:x bought one in july last year and it started making awful clicks and whirring noises;-) now the read/write speeds are about 1-2mbs still have it somewhere... I've been meaning to ring play up and demand a refund (still under a year old...just)
#15
Just to counter some of these posts I've had this model of Seagate drive for almost a year and it works perfectly.
However when it comes to HDDs read professional reviews online and don't rely on anecdotal evidence. The unlucky few are always going to be the ones that speak up.
#16
gawd thats cheap heated up!!!
banned#17
pitsapatsa
gawd thats cheap heated up!!!


lol
banned#18
polygonjames
Just to counter some of these posts I've had this model of Seagate drive for almost a year and it works perfectly.
However when it comes to HDDs read professional reviews online and don't rely on anecdotal evidence. The unlucky few are always going to be the ones that speak up.


Seagate, have always had a bad reputation"! the drives are terrible I work in the industry and we DONT buy seagate...
#19
Just picked up the last two from barking - thx op.
banned#20
Never had a Seagate, but the only drive I've ever had fail on me was a WD.
#21
Never had a problem with Seagate in the past, had plenty problems with Maxtor (now ironically owned by Seagate) and few of Western Digital failing.

I remember back when they HAD 5 year warranty as standard for most of their hard drives, they've gone downhill since the Maxtor merger imo.
#22
I thought I read on here Seagate were ok? Hmmm no hard drive is any good.
#23
Out of stock in the store the OP purchased theirs from.
1 Like #24
dvhendo
can't go wrong with WD quality last a long time!

had mine 4 years!! :thumbsup:

seagate = Alba

WD = Sony

:-)


You're so wrong I don't even know where to start :thinking:
banned#25
Xeijin
You're so wrong I don't even know where to start :thinking:


well your entitled to your opinion but im so right! so dont bother writing anything! save your rubbish! :thumbsup:
#26
dvhendo
Seagate, have always had a bad reputation"! the drives are terrible I work in the industry and we DONT buy seagate...


I presume you mean the IT sector when you say "THE industry", I work for an IT company as well and we use Seagate and haven't had problems with them. As I said don't rely on anecdotal evidence when choosing a drive, all manufacturers have bad runs at one time or another and it's pointless to tar a brand just because you've been unlucky enough to have a drive failure, which will happen sometimes due to the nature of the technology.
#27
lowercase
I thought I read on here Seagate were ok? Hmmm no hard drive is any good.


Nobody here (or very few people) will have scientific evidence of failure rates for hard drives. They can provide personal experience but claims of certain manufacturers being more reliable than others are usually unfounded. The reliability rates amongst manufacturers are closely guarded secrets. You are correct in being disbelieving about some of the comments. On this thread, we have Maxtors being denigrated. Another person denigrates Seagate (unless that person who works in the industry has access to Seagate's guarded secrets on reliability). To even things up, we have Western Digitals condemned. I am surprised nobody has mentioned "Deathstar" yet - even though Hitachi Deskstar are Google's choice of hard drive.

I have personally used hundreds of drives both at home and in industry from various brands. I've had 2 failures in 10 years (albeit, most of the drives are server class drives). One of the failures was a Maxtor drive and the other was a Samsung drive. Neither manufacturer can be attributed to being unreliable as that is quite acceptable given a ratio of number of failures over number of drives used per manufacturer, although obtaining a replacement for the faulty Maxtor from Seagate was extremely problematic.

You choose what you are happy with and what you are willing to pay. I very much doubt anybody here knows about clandestine reliability rates from the manufacturers.
#28
polygonjames
I presume you mean the IT sector when you say "THE industry", I work for an IT company as well and we use Seagate and haven't had problems with them. As I said don't rely on anecdotal evidence when choosing a drive, all manufacturers have bad runs at one time or another and it's pointless to tar a brand just because you've been unlucky enough to have a drive failure, which will happen sometimes due to the nature of the technology.


Agreed. Seagate and Samsung are my employer's choice of drives. The choice is not based on any reliability issues but on contractual issues.
#29
Avoid!

Bought one for work and it's been plagued by the click of death. Google Seagate 2TB expansions click of death...


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168235#reviews

LOTS of people reporting issues:
http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Other-External-products/Seagate-Expansions-producing-loud-clicking-sound/td-p/30962

This product should be removed from sale due to far higher failures than would normally be expected.

Up untiil I used this kit I'd always respected Seagate but looks like WD / Samsung are the way to go now until they have their bad times...
#30
Tesco's spec. page says this is a "USB Host Powered" drive, but it is definitely not - it is powered by mains adapter . Slightly misleading.
They say the same for the 1TB WD " USB Host Powered" , but get it right on the Hitatchi 1TB - all mains powered drives.
#31
no longer available at this price, scanned in-store for £64.99.

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