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Yes I have seen these cheaper and with bigger capacity, I have also bought one of the Western Digital units which was to be a back up if the PC failed. To my horror after putting all of our holiday pics etc on it, IT failed and not the PC. Called Western, did some tests and they agreed that it was the unit at fault. They offered a replacement but said they do not offer any data recovery so what was on there was lost.

SO.....Gone for a Toshiba which I have not had any trouble with at all and if its not the cheapest I dont care and you cant put a price on memories.

PS When I got mine it was over a hundred but I did not want to recommend it till I had used it for a few months





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#1
1tb is 1024GB not 1000.
#2
> To my horror after putting all of our holiday pics etc on it, it failed

NEVER trust backups to one device only.

I always back up my pictures onto TWO CDs or DVDs, AND put them on an external drive, AND I also copy them to one of the other computers we have in our house.

Backup does take some time, but if you do it right you are very unlikely to EVER lose important files as they will be stored in multiple places.
#3
Computerman
1tb is 1024GB not 1000.


Not when it's formatted!:whistling:
#4
not Amazon

In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Ballicom International.

plus you need to add carriage?
#5
I have one of these that I got frrom cdiscount sometime ago very cheap it was about £50 and it's still going ok.

The only thing that sod me off about this is the blue neon light on the front it will light up your room so there is no need for the light on when you have this on :-D
#6
philmitchell
I have one of these that I got frrom cdiscount sometime ago very cheap it was about £50 and it's still going ok.

The only thing that sod me off about this is the blue neon light on the front it will light up your room so there is no need for the light on when you have this on :-D


You are a little photosensitive, perhaps? I also own one. Paid about £70. Lovely little device. No complaints whatsoever, apart from the fact I paid more for mine. Boo hoo.
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philmitchell
I have one of these that I got frrom cdiscount sometime ago very cheap it was about £50 and it's still going ok.

The only thing that sod me off about this is the blue neon light on the front it will light up your room so there is no need for the light on when you have this on :-D



Gotta agree with this, it's not being photosensitive the thing is a freaking laser. Really silly design flaw, there is no need for the light to be that bright. Bit of blu-tac might not look too clever but it does the job, and that aside this is very good and quiet.
#8
philmitchell
I have one of these that I got frrom cdiscount sometime ago very cheap it was about £50 and it's still going ok.

The only thing that sod me off about this is the blue neon light on the front it will light up your room so there is no need for the light on when you have this on :-D


Agreed about the light on these - carefully applied tipex sorted mine out :thumbsup:
#9
dcx_badass
I voted cold, paid £63 for mine in April.


very smart reason for voting cold. do you own a time machine so I can go back and get one at this price? :whistling:
#10
Last Toshiba drive I opened had an IDE WD drive in it...
#11
guilbert53;7829409
> To my horror after putting all of our holiday pics etc on it, it failed

NEVER trust backups to one device only.

I always back up my pictures onto TWO CDs or DVDs, AND put them on an external drive, AND I also copy them to one of the other computers we have in our house.

Backup does take some time, but if you do it right you are very unlikely to EVER lose important files as they will be stored in multiple places.


Couldn't agree more.

Get the real life or death important stuff off to some other location too... online or at least leave a copy at a friend or relative's place in case of burglary, fire or flood!
#12
(post #1) STARTS: 13/02/2010 EXPIRES: 12/02/2011 :thinking:
#13
Jakg
Last Toshiba drive I opened had an IDE WD drive in it...


this one is a WD Green SATA (not that I've had to open it up!) :thumbsup:
#14
dcx_badass
I voted cold, paid £63 for mine in April.


As I said I paid £50 for mine, but I still did not vote cold as this is a good price for a nice drive :)
#15
Sorry but so cold £89.99 for 1.5TB at comet (iOmega) with their £10 off on line, I know which I went for.

BTW I got 3 from CDiscount 2 still working one failed so based on this 33% chance of failing and I agree the light on the front is so bight you don't need a light on as well.
#16
Bowler_man
Sorry but so cold £89.99 for 1.5TB at comet (iOmega) with their £10 off on line, I know which I went for.

BTW I got 3 from CDiscount 2 still working one failed so based on this 33% chance of failing and I agree the light on the front is so bight you don't need a light on as well.


with the one that 'died' are you sure it wasn't just the circuit board that died.. ie. did you attempt CPR? ;-)
#17
huggychair
with the one that 'died' are you sure it wasn't just the circuit board that died.. ie. did you attempt CPR? ;-)


Took the drive out (WD Green Drive) and stuck it in identical case and then in a PC no joy, the thing just clicked and would not boot.
#18
Bowler_man
Took the drive out (WD Green Drive) and stuck it in identical case and then in a PC no joy, the thing just clicked and would not boot.


Thanks! 8-)
#19
dvdphile
Not when it's formatted!:whistling:


formatting a 1tb hard drive (1024gb) does not give you 1000gb. a high level format on my 1TB drive to NTFS gives me 931GB.
#20
Bowler_man
Took the drive out (WD Green Drive) and stuck it in identical case and then in a PC no joy, the thing just clicked and would not boot.


Had same identical problem and tried the same with no luck. Bought 4 three years ago - 1 failed after over a year..

Also have 5 WD MyBooks - No fails yet!
and 4 WD Passports - 1 failed, 2 others have issues when transferring files..starts transferring, slows to a crawl, then cannot find drive (and all folders on drive show as 'empty' although they're not!)
#21
Computerman
formatting a 1tb hard drive (1024gb) does not give you 1000gb. a high level format on my 1TB drive to NTFS gives me 931GB.


Correct. And the space is not lost due to formatiing either.
#22
I've had this external for 8 months now and I have had absolutely no problems with it. Bought it from amazon when it was at the same price. I've used some duct tape to cover the bright blue light. Other than that, it's an excellent drive.
#23
Computerman
1tb is 1024GB not 1000.


Wrong.. sorry it is 1000

please read my comments here please

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/609598/2tb-hitachi-deskstar-sataii-7200rpm?p=7834615#post7834615
#24
The terms now used are GiB and TiB to overcome these issues.
#25
If you find recovery data company . I recommend for cheaper data recovery try Rapid data Recovery. Great prices and professional service.

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