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Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive USB2.0 - Retail £69.99 delivered @ ebuyer

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Price back down to £69.99! 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 fanles… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Price back down to £69.99!

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
It reached 875 degrees last time it was this price: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/287608/toshiba-1tb-external-hard-drive-usb/
#2
Very nice price.


I was also posting this deal, but my internet is very slow and cut out on me :(
#3
its 69.99 at amazon too if anyone has vouchers for them
#4
jamstaruk1972
its 69.99 at amazon too if anyone has vouchers for them


or you want the Nectar eStores points worth 0.5% ie a rebate of 34p :)

MKD
#5
mk-donald
or you want the Nectar eStores points worth 0.5% ie a rebate of 34p :)

MKD


i take it ebuyer isnt on any cashback sites?
#6
anybody dealt with toshiba directly for their faulty HD here? i wonder what is the after servie like.
#7
volcom883
anybody dealt with toshiba directly for their faulty HD here? i wonder what is the after servie like.


Is this HD prone to developing faults?
#8
Any mechanical thing could develop faults. It's just a lottery. People say Fujitsu's were reliable but I've had two failures, Maxtors seem to be slated yet mine are going strong and they are now part of Seagate. The drives I have subjected to the most 'abuse' are my laptop drives, IBM and Hitachi as they are repeatedly powered up and down, run for hours, moved around etc. etc. and dare I say it, not missed a beat.
#9
Ebuyer use City-link for deliveries :roll::roll:
#10
I have been using an old 320GB version of this Toshiba for about 3 years without any troubles
#11
I have two of the 320 gb drives and the PSU on one has given up the ghost. It gives power to the drive as the drive has a really bright blue led on it but it doesn't give the drive enough power to work. Using my other drives PSU the drive is fine. The same happened to my brothers Toshiba drive. In summary the drives are ok but I think the the PSU's are prone to failure.
#12
Cheers for that summary DMC6247, so can we presume that appart from possibly a cheap PSU the actual 1TB toshiba drives are okay.

Was thinking of purchasing the equivilent iomega drive a few days ago, but flashing the drive if it had the duff firmware on it sounded like to much hassle.

Have to give this drive some thought today as I need to upgrade my existing storage, its just a shame the iomega one looked better - but thats just me being a girl. Heat added
#13
I've had the smaller version of this drive (the 250gb one) for a few years now. It's been on pretty much 24/7 and never missed a beat or given me a single problem.

I'd happily buy another one. (But I don't need one. Bought a 1TB drive elsewhere recently)

Hot price though.
#14
I too have the 320gb drive (paid £130 for it a few years back :oops: )

That aside, it has been a cracking drive, no issues from it (touch wood!) .. think I'll get one of these too :thumbsup:

Much better than the WD MyBook I bought which has been unreliable.

Also, this DOES have a switch on the back so you don't have to have it turned on all of the time when your PC is on and this drive is connected :thumbsup:
#15
hi, is this good for back up PC files on it, cause it says
"This 1TB external drive from Toshiba is optimized for digital video, photo's and music storage"
#16
sia
hi, is this good for back up PC files on it, cause it says
"This 1TB external drive from Toshiba is optimized for digital video, photo's and music storage"


yes of course. you can use any HD to back up files on. i personally find this HD specs good. and apparently there is no fan which means less noise.
#17
Dan29
It reached 875 degrees last time it was this price: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/287608/toshiba-1tb-external-hard-drive-usb/


It would not surprise me if the hard disk inside reached this temperature. These enclosures should not be sold without fans, if performing large, sustained transfers, the hard disk will over heat.

laze
#18
laze
It would not surprise me if the hard disk inside reached this temperature. These enclosures should not be sold without fans, if performing large, sustained transfers, the hard disk will over heat.


Mine has been on, constantly, for years ..... never had any trouble.

HD's inside your PC case don't have fans ..... why should this need one?
#19
Please tell me this enclosure contains a SATA drive! Does anybody know? Also, does anybody know how easy it is to put other drives in this enclosure? Is it a two screw job? Thanks for any info.
#20
Haven't seen a 1TB regular IDE drive in the wild so I'd go with SATA.
#21
Bought one when the last deal was posted, then the pictured product was different from the actual one, and they sent me a clearly used HD and not new.

Sent it back but they never refunded my postage costs, and have been very unresponsive. I also had to badger them for a month to get my refund. And finally, they kept on taking out the installments from my CC (I opted for the split payment scheme) after I returned the product.

Awful customer services from this company, no communication, very slow to process refunds, and sent me the wrong and used product.
#22
weiran
Bought one when the last deal was posted, then the pictured product was different from the actual one, and they sent me a clearly used HD and not new.

Sent it back but they never refunded my postage costs, and have been very unresponsive. I also had to badger them for a month to get my refund. And finally, they kept on taking out the installments from my CC (I opted for the split payment scheme) after I returned the product.

Awful customer services from this company, no communication, very slow to process refunds, and sent me the wrong and used product.


Overall, a good, cheap company. Of course there will be some bad experiences. It's the same with every company. Please don't try and ruin their name just because you're one of the few unlucky ones. Just man-up, get over it, and be aware that your chances of having two bad experiences with a generally decent company are very small.
#23
Houldey
Overall, a good, cheap company. Of course there will be some bad experiences. It's the same with every company. Please don't try and ruin their name just because you're one of the few unlucky ones. Just man-up, get over it, and be aware that your chances of having two bad experiences with a generally decent company are very small.


Their customer service is great when there are no problems, but it's how they treat you when they've messed up that really defines a company.

I'm not the only one that's had very poor after sales service. In comparison I've returned a couple items eBuyer and they've been fast, communicative, and very quick with the refund, AND included both the delivery charge and my cost to return to them (which CDiscount STILL haven't refunded me after months, and I've given up on as the £5 isn't worth the effort).

I should note that in this one time I've not had a single e-mail returned, and I'm pretty sure I had to call them up just to get the refund after waiting a month.
#24
weiran
Their customer service is great when there are no problems, but it's how they treat you when they've messed up that really defines a company.

I'm not the only one that's had very poor after sales service. In comparison I've returned a couple items eBuyer and they've been fast, communicative, and very quick with the refund, AND included both the delivery charge and my cost to return to them (which CDiscount STILL haven't refunded me after months, and I've given up on as the £5 isn't worth the effort).

I should note that in this one time I've not had a single e-mail returned, and I'm pretty sure I had to call them up just to get the refund after waiting a month.


weiran this deal IS from ebuyer :)

Suspect your initial post is about Cdiscount judging by the comment re split payment scheme?
banned#25
Cracking price indeed. I still get amazed that nowadays we can fit so much memory into such small casings, and now so cheaply!
#26
weiran
Their customer service is great when there are no problems, but it's how they treat you when they've messed up that really defines a company.

I'm not the only one that's had very poor after sales service. In comparison I've returned a couple items eBuyer and they've been fast, communicative, and very quick with the refund, AND included both the delivery charge and my cost to return to them (which CDiscount STILL haven't refunded me after months, and I've given up on as the £5 isn't worth the effort).

I should note that in this one time I've not had a single e-mail returned, and I'm pretty sure I had to call them up just to get the refund after waiting a month.


Like the other guy said, it seems you're barking up the wrong tree...
#27
thanks :thumbsup: been looking for a cheapo hdd, ordering through amazon though :p
#28
I am still unsure that this is a SATA drive, as I cannot find any internal SATA drives that only have 16MB cache. I want it to be SATA as then I can use the enclosure for my other SATA drives if I so desire. I know that the speed will not be noticeably better than IDE.
#29
Houldey
I am still unsure that this is a SATA drive, as I cannot find any internal SATA drives that only have 16MB cache. I want it to be SATA as then I can use the enclosure for my other SATA drives if I so desire. I know that the speed will not be noticeably better than IDE.


It will be a SATA drive, for sure.

Anyone know what make of HDD though?
#30
Tempted... seriously tempted.

Having 148Gb in Videos that I cannot afford to lose, this HDD is looking like a legendary option...

Im seriously hoping that the heat generated isnt going to kill it off, though, and that the actual drive is reliable.

Can anyone verify this? If so, I might just got for it. Either this or the WD Passport ones.
#31
Fair play, often people have 3 drives in their desktop, with maybe one fan anywhere near them. The drives seem to last in that situation, so I don't see why this one will have a problem. One single drive, essentially in room temperature, with a conductive case. Also, I think Toshiba are sophisticated enough to test whether their product actually works. I'm going to take the plunge later. If only next day delivery were less than £10!

Of course, losing 1TB of illegally owned content would be incredibly irritating, but that's the risk we all take with HDDs.
#32
sancheez
I've had the smaller version of this drive (the 250gb one) for a few years now. It's been on pretty much 24/7 and never missed a beat or given me a single problem.

Ditto, my old 250GB version is still happily spinning away.
#33
i emailed play.com today asking if they would reduce this as amazon and ebuyer were selling it for 69.99 so they have reduced it from 99.99 to 79.99 £10 more i know but handy if like me you have playfunds + quidco
#34
Nice, especially as I've just run out of external space. Given that 500gb is approx £50 - whatever make - this is a good deal.
Ordered from Amazon in the end.:thumbsup:
#35
THANKS TO OP got mine from play as i had 50 quid play funds and used play.com rac code so only cost me an extra £6 more than this price
#36
my girlfriend has the old 250gb version of this with the same enclosure. worked fine for about a year but then the something on the circuit board in the enclosure went pop and now it powers up and led comes on, but won't spin up the drive. drive itself still works fine in another enclosure though.

after a bit of research i found that the enclosures are made by [url]www.duramicro.com[/url] and i messaged them about buying a replacment circuit board or enclosure as it is out of warranty with toshiba but haven't heard anything back from them :(
#37
Thanks for this. Also thanks to the guy who mentioned it was on Amazon, I'm getting it tomorrow with the Prime trial.
#38
Also available from CCL for £69.95 if you can collect in person.
#39
Dan29
weiran this deal IS from ebuyer :)

Suspect your initial post is about Cdiscount judging by the comment re split payment scheme?


lol.

Funny thing is that the description weiran gave could have been an exact description of ebuyer circa 2005.

Between me and a friend they got 4 out of 5 orders wrong, all to our disadvantage, all took a month to sort out - we stopped using them for three years at least, even when they were the cheapest.

But time can turn things around, and ebuyer have certainly improved. I might regret saying this, but I'm not too worried about the fact that I just placed an order for one of these. :)
#40
Decentbloke
Anyone know what make of HDD though?


I'd like to know that as well. Also how easy the cases are to disassemble.

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