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Connection: High Speed USB
Plug And Play Storage
Rugged Metal (Aluminium) Case: Compact, durable metal case for extra data protection

Product Description Toshiba hard drive - 1TB - Hi-Speed USB
Device Type Hard drive - externall
Form Factor 3.5"
Capacity 1TB
Interface Type Hi-Speed USB
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 16 MB
Power Source Included AC adapter
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#1
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#2
Any idea what length of warranty this comes with?
#3
Seems to use one of those odd looking USB sockets (B-type). Thats the only thing putting me off.
#4
Looks like a fairly standard USB-B socket to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Types-usb.svg

http://www.linuxfocus.org/common/images/article286/usb_typeB_receptacle.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Types-usb.svg
#5
RowanDDR
Seems to use one of those odd looking USB sockets (B-type). Thats the only thing putting me off.


yeah might fling my printer and various other bits out for same reason , stupid shaped socket :p

Seriously that might be the bizzarest reason for not buying this possible
#6
Nice find, heat added. Looks like there getting cheaper :)
#7
Got the 320gb version which I bought in 2006. It has a WD hard drive inside.
#8
RowanDDR
Seems to use one of those odd looking USB sockets (B-type). Thats the only thing putting me off.


eh?

whats wrong with a USB B socket?

anyway heat added

pretty cheap for a well known brand

looks nice as well
#9
None of my existing USB devices use B-type, I don't have the cable. Ive got a USB hub, 500gb hard drive, etc etc, none use B-type. I'd prefer to have everything using the same standard a-type usb cable so I can just use one cable for everything.
#10
How very odd. Most end-point devices on the market use USB-B. Printers, External Hard Drives, Scanners. Devices using USB-A are very much in the minority. I've only ever seen 1 external hard drive that used a USB-A socket, and I've seen a lot.
#11
I've got a 320gb version of the same drive, however the enclosure stopped working after about a year, so not impressed with the quality.. The WD drive still lives on as an IDE disk inside the server these days.
#12
I also bought a 320Gb version of this a few years ago. The enclosure stopped working after about 18 months. The IDE hard drive works fine and is now in a server.

Ben
#13
rexcrieg
I also bought a 320Gb version of this a few years ago. The enclosure stopped working after about 18 months. The IDE hard drive works fine and is now in a server.

Ben


That makes 3 of us; the enclosure stopped working for me too, but the HD is still working in another enclosure.
#14
Me it's the other way around, the enclosure kept on working since 2006, with the exception of the blue LED (which is annoying as you never know if the drive is on or off). Unfortunately a few weeks ago the drive inside gave up on me (when powered on, it just clicks and clicks forever but nothing happens). Of course all the data is as good as lost now... I might try professional recovery services like OnTrack when I have a bit of money to spend.

So now looking for a replacement drive, that looks like a good option! I loved the previous one, very compact and totally silent. I vote hot!
#15
RowanDDR
None of my existing USB devices use B-type, I don't have the cable. Ive got a USB hub, 500gb hard drive, etc etc, none use B-type. I'd prefer to have everything using the same standard a-type usb cable so I can just use one cable for everything.


And the plonker of the year award goes to....

The cable comes in the box, A-type (the bit that plugs into your PC) to B-type (the part shown in the picture)

Is your home empty of electrical goods because the things you buy dont have a 3 pin plug at both ends???

Really, some people.....:prop:
#16
wafflycat
That makes 3 of us; the enclosure stopped working for me too, but the HD is still working in another enclosure.


By the way how do you open that case? I removed the 2 screws at the bottom (well, the side that would be underneath when you use the drive vertically with the support pad) but it still doesn't seem to move one way or other. I'd like to test the bare drive in a PC before definitely diagnosing a disk failure.
#17
Give it a rest about the B-type.

Nice deal. :thumbsup:
1 Like #18
Kiddson
Me it's the other way around, the enclosure kept on working since 2006, with the exception of the blue LED (which is annoying as you never know if the drive is on or off). Unfortunately a few weeks ago the drive inside gave up on me (when powered on, it just clicks and clicks forever but nothing happens). Of course all the data is as good as lost now... I might try professional recovery services like OnTrack when I have a bit of money to spend.

So now looking for a replacement drive, that looks like a good option! I loved the previous one, very compact and totally silent. I vote hot!


Whoa! Don't throw it out just yet! I had exactly the same with a cheapo external hd i had, the enclosure appeared to be fine, light on etc. but made this clicking sound. Could not get it to be recognised on any pc.

but on taking the thing to pieces, I was surprised to find a Samsung Spinpoint (500gb). I took it out and hooked it into the internals of my PC with a sata cable. It worked fine.

I took it out again and tried it in one of those portable drive interfaces (all the connections but no enclosure around it) and again, it just clicked and clicked. I've since tried it back in its original enclosure etc.

The drive continues to work only when in my PC. So, it might be worth trying it in a PC if you can.
#19
I think for 20 quid more id rather get the freeagent pro, with usb, firewire, esata and a five year garranty for peace of mind!
#20
paulbrannan
I think for 20 quid more id rather get the freeagent pro, with usb, firewire, esata and a five year garranty for peace of mind!


link please:thumbsup:
#21
Yes Silverbullet767, I know it comes with an A-B cable, but like I've already said twice in this thread, I'd prefer to only get USB devices that use A-A cables if at all possible, because I only need one type of USB cable in my house. If you had as many things as me, you'd want to simply where possible too. So why don't you have a proper read of the thread before trying to flame people.
#22
Ive never even seen anything with an a-a cable and ive got every gadget and peripheral going , must be hard to find stuff!
#23
Does anyone happen to know what the warranty is with Toshiba drives? I've had a one before but it died within a week - although in fairness this was probably due to my lugging it about on Eurostar.

I have a feeling it's 3 years but can't quite remember. TIA
#24
RowanDDR
Yes Silverbullet767, I know it comes with an A-B cable, but like I've already said twice in this thread, I'd prefer to only get USB devices that use A-A cables if at all possible, because I only need one type of USB cable in my house. If you had as many things as me, you'd want to simply where possible too. So why don't you have a proper read of the thread before trying to flame people.


Do you only have 1 USB cable to share between devices?
#25
I had the 320GB too, and guess what... it failed after about 18 months. Again, the HD inside was fine and runs off a caddy from eBuyer.

I've had two WD MyBooks since, much better. Power up and down with the PC, no leaving on when the PC shuts down.
#26
My 320GB Toshiba one failed also after 18 months, not checked whether its the enclosure or drive though.
#27
I got the 320gb version a few years back and its still plodding on as good as new!

heat added for this.
#28
rossington
link please:thumbsup:



was from ebuyer,, just checked but it says prodcut discontinued :?
1 Like #29
Kiddson
Me it's the other way around, the enclosure kept on working since 2006, with the exception of the blue LED (which is annoying as you never know if the drive is on or off). Unfortunately a few weeks ago the drive inside gave up on me (when powered on, it just clicks and clicks forever but nothing happens).
Take the drive out of the enclosure and put it in your pc/another enclosure.

That's exactly what happened with my 3200gb toshiba - was fine for ~15months of then one day when powered on it just made a clicking noise.

After taking the enclosure apart and trying the WD drive in a PC it worked fine - the enclosure however doesn't work at all with any disk - just sits there clicking.

Toshiba enclosures seem to be prone to it - look at the amount of people it's happened to in this thread alone!
#30
Seems quite common then! (although my "cheapo" I referred to was not Tosh, to be fair).

Funny how my drive would then not work in a perfectly good caddy, but was fine in the PC though.
1 Like #31
Kiddson
By the way how do you open that case?


Gently prise off the bezel at the end with the connections, then undo the 4 screws. The harddrive should now slide out from the end with the LED.
#32
JayDubya
Whoa! Don't throw it out just yet!
...
The drive continues to work only when in my PC. So, it might be worth trying it in a PC if you can.

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Take the drive out of the enclosure and put it in your pc/another enclosure.

wafflycat
Gently prise off the bezel at the end with the connections, then undo the 4 screws. The harddrive should now slide out from the end with the LED.


Many, many thanks guys. I can't tell you how happy I was when I tried this weekend and found out my data was not lost after all. Sending some rep' your way is the least I could do to say thanks...

The bezel was a bit scary to remove as it is glued to the body, and very easy to twist and tear, so it looked like irreversible damage. But then I had nothing to lose, did I...
And then inside I found a good old PATA Western Digital drive, that I plugged into the old desktop. I'm glad I didn't bin it, it had been catching dust without booting up once for about 2 years, but it definitely saved the day.

Once again thanks, I can't begin to say how thankful I am. I had started doing some serious backup, as I didn't like the idea of having all my data in one place, but this weekend I made sure I backed up at least the irreplaceable data, like pics and documents...

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