Toshiba PX1524K-1HK0 1.5TB 3.5" External USB Hard drive, £78.90 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Data buffer: 16MB
Average read seek: 8.9 ms
7200 rpm for high-performance
Fanless design for near-silent operation
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I have 2 Toshiba drives and they have both failed. Its not the hard drive that fails but the controller. A google will reveal that this is a very common fault.
yeah mine failed after 14 months but it was the hard drive at the time i bought it the 1TB (i know this is 1.5 TB) had just come out lost all my films ended up buying 2 500gb just to be on the safe side
mines ok, they have an issue tho... the warranty sticker breaks on its own. i sent 2 back to ebuyer (nightmare) but i gave up as i was in urgent need of the space. better than that iomega tat in any case, only got 3 months out of that one.
The insides are NOT Toshiba drives, mine was Western Digital.

Mine also stopped working, and I had to mount the drive in my desktop as a slave to access it, which kind-of negates the point of an external drive in the first place.

I hadn't noted that the fault of the power/controller is a common fault, I thought it was the drive at first, but if you have one and it fails, then either do as I did, or buy a new enclosure for about £15 to rectify the problem.
7200 rpm! that is cooool! heat added!
Slow as a week in the gaol.

Better to buy an eSATA or USB3.0 external case and shove in a SATA drive. Cheaper and much MUCH faster.

USB2.0 is awful especially when moving or copying BIG data. Almost brings Windows to a standstill.
These are TERRIBLE drives had 2 both failed
and just where do you think that leads?
and just where do you think that leads?

It lead to the person who posted it at the correct price as this deal is 3 weeks old & was not the correct price when I posted the link.The price has now gone back up, hence the other post has expired.

Edited By: rhinopaul on Aug 18, 2010 17:30: update
These always seem to get a bad rep for reliability.

My 250gb is working fine apart from the l.e.d on the front has gone. I rarely use mine though.

A decent deal but it might be worth paying that little bit extra for reliability...

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