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This 1TB external drive from Toshiba is optimized for digital video, photo's and music storage. It uses a USB connection and because of its aluminium case its also fanless to give a near silent operation.
PRODUCT FEATURES

* Capacity 1TB
* 7200 rpm for high performance
* Average seek time 8.9ms
* 16MB Cache
* Horizontal or vertical placement
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#1
Heat and rep added..as good as the trekstor one i found a couple of weeks back.
#2
Toshiba drives anygood, can`t make me mind up whether to buy a single 1TB or 2x500gig.
#3
Cheap stuff, nice find :)
#4
What does this mean: "is optimized for digital video, photo's and music storage"

Surely it's just a harddrive so it doesn't matter what you are storing???
#5
mbailey
What does this mean: "is optimized for digital video, photo's and music storage"

Surely it's just a harddrive so it doesn't matter what you are storing???


I think they mean they have optimized their marketing bu******:whistling:
#6
Just got the email form ebuyer ;) Im after a new external hardrive too and this is definately a good price just not sure I want to take a punt with toshiba.
#7
Whilst mine worked, it worked well, died after a week - Ebuyer were very good about the return and refund though.
#8
softpurple
Just got the email form ebuyer ;) Im after a new external hardrive too and this is definately a good price just not sure I want to take a punt with toshiba.


I would say Toshiba are a fairly good brand
1 Like #9
gtcarling
Toshiba drives anygood, can`t make me mind up whether to buy a single 1TB or 2x500gig.


Toshiba drives fail, i had two, they failed, reviews on the internet also tend to be bad. I got so annoyed that when they fixed them they just replaced the entire drive that i ripped the HDD out the second time and put it in a ICY box.

Toshiba's customer care is absolutely ****, so bad that i've had phone calls with the MD of toshiba when my laptop broke 5 times in one year along with my HDD drive failing twice... They just don't care about their customers. They subcontract out their repairs, only after 3 failed repairs did they eventually take my laptop back in, I got it back 1 month before the end of the warrenty and it failed again not long after... With a 2 grand tablet, repeated custom i'd expect most companies to overlook the 5 day out of warranty issue and just fix the thing.

I would get 2 x 500 for the backing up reason alone and don't get 2 x 500 toshiba drives. Most externals fail, just check reviews, most manufacturers just replace the unit when they break so you tend to lose all your porn each time. I'd suggest getting a ICY box and a normal internal HDD and making your own external since it tends to be the power supply bit that fail in the drives and not the hdd itself.

Sorry this turned into a rant,

In summary :whistling:

2 x 500
No to toshiba
Check the reviews before you buy
I'd suggest buying the internal HDD and an external enclosure seperately - although most enclosures only offer "30 day warranty" so check or if it does fail moan about sales of good act and the product not being durable.
1 Like #10
I've had the 250gb version of this drive for 2 years without any problems, hot IMO.

Ad arm
Toshiba's customer care is absolutely ****, so bad that i've had phone calls with the MD of toshiba when my laptop broke 5 times in one year along with my HDD drive failing twice..


LOL! Yeah, I had a few convo's with Bill Gates when my Windows XP kept crashing...:roll:
#11
I could come out and say i had 200 iphones and they all melted, or whatever...There is such things as faulty batches out there.
i got a motherboard from ebuyer and it was faulty on delivery.

We have a toshiba tv and its great.
#12
scan is doing buffalo for £71.29. no bad reviews on amazon

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/287287/1tb-external-buffalo-hdd-71-29-deli
#13
SpencerUk
I could come out and say i had 200 iphones and they all melted, or whatever...There is such things as faulty batches out there.
i got a motherboard from ebuyer and it was faulty on delivery.

We have a toshiba tv and its great.


I have a tosh tv aswell and its excellent. Much better than the sammy i had that was useless.
#14
Ad arm;3627133
...most manufacturers just replace the unit when they break so you tend to lose all your porn each time.


You made me laugh my socks off - you're very honest though ;-)
#15
This maybe branded and sold by Toshiba but as far as I know Toshiba don't make 3.5" HDD's only 2.5 HDD's. Certainly the 500Gb I bought a few months ago contains a Western Digital HDD.
#16
Ad arm
Most externals fail, just check reviews, most manufacturers just replace the unit when they break so you tend to lose all your porn each time.


You're fooling no one. When you write porn, you really mean 'extensive Westlife collection'. Oh the shame of it. :oops:
#17
Just to add my view- I've had the 320gb toshiba one for over two years with no real problems- only thing was that the blue light at the front stopped working and despite my opening it up i couldn't figure out how to replace it- however saying that the light was very bright and could be annoying at times!

But if anyone knows how to change the bulb so that it works I would appreciate their insight.
#18
Kamizuri
Does anyone know what drive is inside this thing? I'd like to swap the drive in my computer for the one in this external case if possible. Anyone know if it's easy to open up?

ta


Sorry meant to say that if it's anything like the 320gb one and judging by the picture it does look the same opening it up is pretty straight forward.
#19
I also had a 320GB drive with an enclosure that looked exactly like this one, broke just outside it's one year warranty!
#20
Quite agree that external drives will fail. So I use Seagate with 5 year waranty and make sure that I store anything important on more than one drive and for good measure on disc and if really irreplaceable, like photos of the kids, I email them to multiple web mail accounts. Better safe than sorry.

So whilst this is a good price, don't rely on it to store your precious memories. Ideal though if all you want is a large drive to store all your streaming media.
#21
External drives are just internal drives but in a case.
#22
Shame it's not e-sata, will take freakin' week to copy a terabytes worth of stuff onto that thing.

Still a good price though.
#23
I wonder if this has an internal SATA hard drive or if it's parallel.. my pc drives are all SATA.
#24
Just so you know Toshiba external drives always have Western Digital IDE hard drives inside.

I've got 4 of them and have had them for a few years now and all of them have worked flawlessly and get used everyday :)
#25
Does anyone know what the length of warranty is with these retail packaged drives?

And over 900 in stock, so no need to rush....
#26
For the record I've had a 320Gb Toshiba from the same series for a few years now and use it a few times a week and have had no problems with it so far (thank god!).
#27
deathtrap3000
External drives are just internal drives but in a case.


True but the cases provide less airflow and externals rarely have spindown capability and its the spinning of the disk that creates the heat. The hotter they get the less the lifespan. Makes me laugh how all the manufacturers bang on about how quiet their drives are, i'd rather they were noisy due to a bloody great fan bolted on the back :lol:
#28
Hot, these tend to be the WD Green drives (not the latest Green from WD, but the one before)

Seagate have gone to pot, since Maxtor got hold of them. WD all the way now.
#29
Kamizuri
I wonder if this has an internal SATA hard drive or if it's parallel.. my pc drives are all SATA.


It will be SATA (the biggest PATA drive I've heard of is 750Gb) It will probably be Western Digital too - my 320 Toshiba USB drive had a WD drive in it (and if so and it's one of their 1TB green drives you are on to a winner!) either way it's cheap way to upgrade your PC with a 1TB SATA drive, you could open it up (easy enough I swapped out my 320 for a 500Gb a while ago) and stick the 1TB in your PC and then stick your old PC drive in the case to make up a smaller portable USB drive. Double bubble!
#30
Vini
Hot, these tend to be the WD Green drives (not the latest Green from WD, but the one before)

Seagate have gone to pot, since Maxtor got hold of them. WD all the way now.


FYI it was Seagate who bought Maxtor.

You might not have a high regard for Seagate but they do give 5 year warranty on their drives unlike most other manufacturers which make do with 1 years warranty. :roll: After shipping more than one billion drives I think its safe to assume that they know a thing or two about making them.
#31
jukkie

LOL! Yeah, I had a few convo's with Bill Gates when my Windows XP kept crashing...:roll:


Yeah, this was when my laptop arived back for a third time and went back to toshiba having failed within 48 hours for the third time THAT MONTH! Oh also the fact that they just "forgot" to repair it for 2 weeks then refused to prioritise the repair despite being quoted a 7 - 10 day turn around. it was now another 7 - 10 day on top of those 2 weeks. Then the next time it was in the reapir people sent me a 600 quid bill saying it was out of warrenty despite picking it up as a warranty repair ... turned out a week later it was in warranty but again it was 7 - 10 days on top of the week already. You'd get pretty ****** too...

amazon reviews - 2* http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/product/B000EMTK28/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/279-6047768-0966013?_encoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 i like best the comment about using it as a doorstop...
#32
PNE
FYI it was Seagate who bought Maxtor.

You might not have a high regard for Seagate but they do give 5 year warranty on their drives unlike most other manufacturers which make do with 1 years warranty. :roll: After shipping more than one billion drives I think its safe to assume that they know a thing or two about making them.


I think you will find most non-Seagate drives have a 3 year warranty. All the WDs and Samsungs do anyway and the high end WDs come with 5 year.
#33
rwgs
I think you will find most non-Seagate drives have a 3 year warranty. All the WDs and Samsungs do anyway and the high end WDs come with 5 year.


This is correct, the post you refer back to was mistaken, but not very.

In about 2003/4 it seemed like no hard drive manufacturer had faith in their product any more. Every single one of them dropped their warranties to a single year. Then, from out of the blue, Seagate brought in a 5 year warranty as standard. It was more of a marketing message than anything, but they were the only company in the business that had visible faith in their products. The other manufacturers had to follow suit... but even then, few of them matched the 5 year warranty.

One of my two Seagates that I bought in 2004 - as a result of their warranty increase - just failed last week. It was one of the first batch with a 5 year warranty. I suppose, thinking about it, I could probably get it replaced.... but by today's standards it is a very small drive, and I feel like it has already paid its way.
#34
Well, I've ordered two of these.

Seems most peoples problems come from the caddy being poor. Basically any hard drive can fail, it's just a lottery really, but these don't seem to be Hard Drive failures. It's a bit worrying that these seem to have a 90% caddy failure rate though. :?

Guess I'll take my chances, as I can always strip the hard drive out of a failed caddy.
#35
Sorry if this sounds like a dumb statement, but to some extent the length of warrenty is irrelevant to me since I need a back-up drive as "last resort" storage for my data. Replacing the drive is no use to me, I need a drive I can rely on.

Can someone recommend a more reliable drive?

Ad arm
most manufacturers just replace the unit when they break so you tend to lose all your porn each time.


Are you sure theyre not just telling you thins as youre porn collection is just so damn good? ;-)

Cheers

Jez
#36
I had a 320Gb Tosh drive fail on me a couple of years ago (annoying clicking sound & freezes screen) don;t think I'd chance it again. I have a couple of Maxtor 500Gb which have given me no trouble in the 2 years I have had them.
#37
wild_quinine
One of my two Seagates that I bought in 2004 - as a result of their warranty increase - just failed last week. It was one of the first batch with a 5 year warranty. I suppose, thinking about it, I could probably get it replaced.... but by today's standards it is a very small drive, and I feel like it has already paid its way.


Still possibly worth trying to get a replacement. If they don't make your old drive any more they might replace it with an upgrade ;)
#38
i went for this one in the end

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5891821/Western-Digital-Elements-Desktop-1TB-External-USB-Hard-Drive/Product.html

£10 more but Western Digital i have more faith in :) plus i have a WD media player for this bad boy to attach to :)
#39
Izz
Still possibly worth trying to get a replacement. If they don't make your old drive any more they might replace it with an upgrade ;)


Indeed, the last 160 i sent back I got a 250 in return, and it's a very slick RMA process as well.

Wooky
#40
I was looking at this myself, it's got a nice sleek design from a reputable company and at a cracking price. You get your peace of mind either way even if it goes wong.

Heat Added :santa:

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