Verbatim 47514 2TB External USB Hard Drive £99.99 @ Play.com - HotUKDeals
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Was priced at 119.99 this morning. Now dropped to £99.99

Personally think this is pretty decent price.

Capacity: 2TB
Power: +12 VDC input
Interface: One USB 2.0 port
Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0 High Speed: 480 Mb/s
USB 1.1 Full Speed: 12 Mb/s (max)
Drive: SATA - Hi-Speed
Cache: 8MB or greater

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#1
Got the 500 gb version of this at work not so long back. So far no problems with it apart from when it arrived it was formatted in Fat32 but easily reformatted. The hard drive itself is a Western Digital if they use the same drives in the 2 TB ones.
#2
Wow. It's amazing the speed these things are coming down in price at. It only feels a few months ago that a 1TB external was this price.
#3
That's very true. Though I've a feeling they won't drop to much more now — who going to want 3 or 4 TB of storage?
#4
adnewall
That's very true. Though I've a feeling they won't drop to much more now — who going to want 3 or 4 TB of storage?


clearly you dont rip blu rays or edit videos.
#5
yeah plenty of people like myself alreayd have lots of TB.. i'm on 9 and using about 6.5 at the minute.

other classic quotes include bill gates's famous "no-one will ever need more than 640KB of RAM" (debated if he actualyl said it or not) and Digital Equipment Corp. founder Ken Olsen's 1977 quip, "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." -definately said it, and boy what a quote.
#6
now this is a deal!!!

i do a lot of editing and so need lots of space!!!! Plus I download my movies as i like digital copies of films rather than them taken up space in my room!

HEAT ADDED!
#7
Nellster
yeah plenty of people like myself alreayd have lots of TB.. i'm on 9 and using about 6.5 at the minute.

other classic quotes include bill gates's famous "no-one will ever need more than 640KB of RAM" (debated if he actualyl said it or not) and Digital Equipment Corp. founder Ken Olsen's 1977 quip, "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." -definately said it, and boy what a quote.


He did say it, although it's taken out of context, or rather the meaning is skewed from what we interpret the meaning to be>

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/kenolsen.asp

Wikipedia information about the quote also states it's quoted out of context.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Olsen

"Two quotes of his are frequently taken out of context, and are indeed among the least understood in the industry."

Anyway this is a good deal. I remember a friend buying 320GB in around 2007 for this price from pcworld.
#8
Good external. Ive got the 1.5TB and its got an on/off switch which i think is pretty essential. Mine uses the Sammy Spinpoint F3 drive.
#9
Been waiting for a decent priced 2TB ext USB drive without faffing about with 'free postage for forum members' etc. and this looks good. Thanks OP, hot!
#10
Is this a good buy compared to the wd MODEL
#11
adnewall
That's very true. Though I've a feeling they won't drop to much more now — who going to want 3 or 4 TB of storage?


true, 2Gb = £100 seems the mark at the mo lets get lower
#12
USB3 is going to be mainstream soon (and external hard drives/motherboards/cases are already available) - so for that reason alone External Hard Drives will continue falling in price ... unless you want to pay the hefty premium that comes with USB3 of course.:thumbsup:
#13
How long will it take to fill using usb lol sod this im getting an esata caddy and buying my own 7200rpm drive
#14
any idea of what drive is inside?
#15
voted hot, but potential buyers should carefully consider their usage of this drive (and others like it) ... this is from a review i read, and he makes a good point, complaints about slow speed etc, can be attributed to selection of the wrong device for the task at hand.....


The high speed SATA hard disk inside the casing delivers a spindle speed of about 2700rpm with transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and has a buffer size of 8MB. Having a USB2.0 connectivity, the transfer speeds seem to be quite average comparatively. For instance, an 88MB folder with multiple files gets transferred in about 9 seconds and a 1.5GB game gets installed in about three minutes, this rate is without counting the inevitable upgrades and patches that are to be done. The read and write speeds are better than the Freecom Hard Disk Pro, which again is a great value hard disk.

It is fast enough for everyday use, but if you regularly transfer large quantities of data, such as RAW images or HD video, you will benefit from a drive with FireWire or eSATA ports
#16
I read that review too, can't remember where it was now but I just googled 47514 reviews and it came up. I did think that the reviewer is either not english or it had been translated into english. A lot of the review did not make a lot of sense or was just a general comment about usb hard drives rather than anything specific about this one.

Yes, eSATA and firewire are faster than usb2. But, drives with those features are more expensive and if your other devices do not support them then it is a bit of a waste. I ordered one to connect to my popcorn hour a100 which has only usb2. Transfer speed is not all that relevant as I will write to it via homeplugs so only get about 20Mpbs anyway.
#17
For anybody interested the hard drive inside mine is a SAMSUNGHD203

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