Toshiba Stor.e Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black. - £69.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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1 Like #1
If you bank online with Lloyds you can also get 5% off Argosat the moment if you pay with a Lloyd's debit or credit card.
1 Like #2
Any suggestions? If anybody have any experience with these drives. I am really tempted to buy.
1 Like #3
agbrothers
Any suggestions? If anybody have any experience with these drives. I am really tempted to buy.

Excellent drive I have one and have had no issues.
#4
very nice

hot
#5
Should fit into a ps4 too
#6
Also available at all my near stores. Reserved one to collect.
1 Like #7
I have two of the 1tb Toshiba stor.e basic drives and really like them as they rapidly spin down when not in use - but that means a short wait for them to get up to speed when you want to access data. I've found them to be reliable.
2 Likes #8
Just been and bought this, and can confirm that this IS NOT suitable for a PS4

The drive inside is a MQ01ABB200 which is to large (physically) to go inside a PS4

Luckily I needed a large storage drive anyway :)
#9
heat up
#10
Have some heat! Can I partition this drive so I can have movies in one partition to share between mac and windows and time machine back ups in another partition?
#11
Are these usb powered too?
#12
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.
#13
paid but havent got the order confirmation yet
#14
Just using a Toshiba 640gb one like this. Nice drive, quiet and well engineered. Very good price.
#15
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. If someone could find out what drive is inside these I'd be grateful.

Edited By: omgpleasespamme on Jun 29, 2014 23:56: .
#16
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.

That's a fair point regarding the connector.
I've had 5 WD Passport drives over the last 6 years and a couple of WD desktop drives, never had a single failure yet, unlike Seagate junk.
They're also faster and quieter, which matters to me.
#17
BravoLima
Are these usb powered too?

Yes mate, just need the usb cable and you're done. Got a 1Tb version of this and the usb 3.0 transfer rate is seriously quick.
Heat added.
#18
Can anybody tell? What is the difference between Stor.e basic and Stor.e plus drive?
#19
agbrothers
Can anybody tell? What is the difference between Stor.e basic and Stor.e plus drive?

Just looked at both of them on the Toshiba site and to be honest I'm struggling to see any difference at all.
#20
hol666
Should fit into a ps4 too
This drive probably does not have a SATA connector, only USB. Here a review of a similar drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3EHFIXLCJ2BAH/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_4 => It won't fit as an internal drive for a PC. I believe most external 2.5" HDDs are built that ways today, BEWARE!

Don't know how a PS4 looks like internally, but I could imagine similar problems if you're looking for an internal HDD to add to the PS4.


Edited By: jomay on Jun 29, 2014 08:50: correction
#21
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.
Isn't this drive native USB 3.0 as well? i.e. it has no SATA connector?
#22
For anyone that's interested, bought this today from my local Argos. I'm very impressed with it. Slight plasticky feel to it but feels solid. Easy to set up; plugged in, partitioned and away I went. Very happy especially cos the 1tb version was only a tenner cheaper (in Argos at least)
#23
Thanks been looking for a 2TB drive and even though it is £12 more for a slim drive I think it's worth it.
#24
Great price, with free delivery. Have bought online and expecting it on Tuesday :)

babybluegirl
#25
Great for Xbox One, just plug into a USB port and instant 2 terabytes of storage.
#26
jomay
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.
Isn't this drive native USB 3.0 as well? i.e. it has no SATA connector?

I'll be honest and say I've only found disassembly videos for the 500GB version but I'm pretty sure it's the same as the 500GB and houses a native SATA drive. When I get home I'll open up one I've had for a few months and check.
#27
omgpleasespamme
jomay
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.
Isn't this drive native USB 3.0 as well? i.e. it has no SATA connector?

I'll be honest and say I've only found disassembly videos for the 500GB version but I'm pretty sure it's the same as the 500GB and houses a native SATA drive. When I get home I'll open up one I've had for a few months and check.
Don't bother checking unless you are fine possibly losing warranty. I was just curious and thought most external HDDs are USB-native today.
It'd be a shame if ppl buy this expecting a SATA drive only to discover it isn't.
#28
Can anyone tell me if this would be ok for my xbox one and does it need it's own power supply or does it get the power from USB




Edited By: mark333 on Jun 29, 2014 22:58: Edit
#29
Does anyone know if this is compatible with the I phone? I'm looking for one to upload or my photos to and release a bit of I cloud storage. Not really wanting to have to upload to my laptop first.
Thanks
#30
ridgers84
Have some heat! Can I partition this drive so I can have movies in one partition to share between mac and windows and time machine back ups in another partition?

I don't see why not? .. do you have the necessary Tool/s to do this?, or .....
#31
omgpleasespamme
jomay
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.
Isn't this drive native USB 3.0 as well? i.e. it has no SATA connector?

I'll be honest and say I've only found disassembly videos for the 500GB version but I'm pretty sure it's the same as the 500GB and houses a native SATA drive. When I get home I'll open up one I've had for a few months and check.

Feel free to fill me in too please ..... thanx. :-)
#32
jomay
omgpleasespamme
jomay
omgpleasespamme
mikeyfive
Pay the extra £10 and go for the WD Passport Ultra.
It's faster and quieter.
Just my opinion.

That's a native USB 3.0 connector right? So if the port ever goes you won't be able to break the enclosure open to reuse the drive and save the data. Go with the cheaper option because although it's not as slim it's better IMO.
Isn't this drive native USB 3.0 as well? i.e. it has no SATA connector?

I'll be honest and say I've only found disassembly videos for the 500GB version but I'm pretty sure it's the same as the 500GB and houses a native SATA drive. When I get home I'll open up one I've had for a few months and check.
Don't bother checking unless you are fine possibly losing warranty. I was just curious and thought most external HDDs are USB-native today.
It'd be a shame if ppl buy this expecting a SATA drive only to discover it isn't.

True, & I hear that .. from what I've been hearing in the last few Months of late it appears that External Hard Drives these Days are not equipped with these SATA Connections for whatever reason ..... Cheap a$$ tactics from these Commercial entities, huh? .. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh well ..... lol. :-)
#33
Well I feel a little embarrassed as now I'm home and have had a closer look at my Toshiba drive it's the Stor.e Basics version not the Stor.e Plus from this deal. I opened it up and inside is a 2TB 15mm MQ01ABB200 drive which is native SATA. That obviously doesn't settle the issue of what the drive is in this Argos deal, sorry. I tried Googling for an answer but couldn't find one.
banned#34
Available on currys or pc world now for £69.00. Only 99p less but you can also claim quidco so could be more
#35
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg
#36
hbomb
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg

Have you reformatted to HFS+? I made that mistake once with a drive formatted to NTFS! LOL
Check system report. It should tell you which ones are 3.0
#37
corgi74
hbomb
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg

Have you reformatted to HFS+? I made that mistake once with a drive formatted to NTFS! LOL
Check system report. It should tell you which ones are 3.0

No, neither are 3.0, both are 2.0. I just wondered whether as I have 2 USB ports, whether one was better used for the source drive and one for the target or if they really are exactly the same.
#38
hbomb
corgi74
hbomb
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg

Have you reformatted to HFS+? I made that mistake once with a drive formatted to NTFS! LOL
Check system report. It should tell you which ones are 3.0

No, neither are 3.0, both are 2.0. I just wondered whether as I have 2 USB ports, whether one was better used for the source drive and one for the target or if they really are exactly the same.

On my MBA the one on the right hand side seems to work better. My external DVD wont work in the left hand one but does in the right. Shouldn't make any difference to through put but on mine I would put the target on the right and source on the left.
Maybe the MBP is the same?
#39
corgi74
hbomb
corgi74
hbomb
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg

Have you reformatted to HFS+? I made that mistake once with a drive formatted to NTFS! LOL
Check system report. It should tell you which ones are 3.0

No, neither are 3.0, both are 2.0. I just wondered whether as I have 2 USB ports, whether one was better used for the source drive and one for the target or if they really are exactly the same.

On my MBA the one on the right hand side seems to work better. My external DVD wont work in the left hand one but does in the right. Shouldn't make any difference to through put but on mine I would put the target on the right and source on the left.
Maybe the MBP is the same?

Mine are both on the same side!
I just swapped them around to though check and whereas before the transfer was going to take 7 hrs, now it says 9 hrs so does seem there is a difference.
1 Like #40
hbomb
corgi74
hbomb
corgi74
hbomb
Thanks very much OP, just picked one up from Argos. Ever so slightly larger than my 1TB WD drive and much heavier which is a shame. Been putting off getting one for ages though so just pleased to have finally taken the plunge.
Transferring 1GB data over and says it will take 7 hrs via USB 2.0.

p.s: does anyone know whether it matters which USB port the source and target drives are plugged into on a MBP?

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y468/h_e_mann/IMG_1321_zpsf84ef641.jpg

Have you reformatted to HFS+? I made that mistake once with a drive formatted to NTFS! LOL
Check system report. It should tell you which ones are 3.0

No, neither are 3.0, both are 2.0. I just wondered whether as I have 2 USB ports, whether one was better used for the source drive and one for the target or if they really are exactly the same.

On my MBA the one on the right hand side seems to work better. My external DVD wont work in the left hand one but does in the right. Shouldn't make any difference to through put but on mine I would put the target on the right and source on the left.
Maybe the MBP is the same?

Mine are both on the same side!
I just swapped them around to though check and whereas before the transfer was going to take 7 hrs, now it says 9 hrs so does seem there is a difference.

I think one USB definitely has more power going to it. One may be the equivalent of a front USB and one a back like on a desktop. External drives run awful on front USBs.


Edited By: corgi74 on Jul 02, 2014 16:44

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