WD 1TB MYBOOK2 HOME EDITION USB2 / FIREWIRE400 / ESATA - £146.13 @ Lambda-Tek - HotUKDeals
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WD 1TB MYBOOK2 HOME EDITION USB2 / FIREWIRE400 / ESATA - £146.13 @ Lambda-Tek

£146.13 @ Lambda-tek
Product Features Easy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included…
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Product Features

Easy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.

Automatic backup - Save a copy of your photos to an online sharing service, duplicate your e-mail and contacts to your iPod®, and back up all your precious files to your My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save something it's automatically backed up.

Flexible triple interface - USB 2.0 -- For convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
FireWire 400 - A high-performance interface thats perfect for Macintosh® computers.
eSATA 3 Gb/s -- The ultra-fast eSATA interface gives you speed comparable to a state-of-the-art internal hard drive.

Fits right in - Takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your drive. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer and Safe Shutdown prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Designed to keep the drive inside cool - The My Book enclosures heat dissipating design with Morse Code prevents heat buildup a notorious data killer. How cool is that?

Environmentally friendly - Our environmentally-friendly drive is designed to save power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. When youre ready to use it, it wakes up automatically.

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#1
Shame, thought this was a really hot deal but looks like the cheapest delivery they offer is £7.50, which has VAT added, so the total price ends up at £146.13.

Still at least it's still a bit cheaper than Amazon (this drive costs £155.22 on there as far as I can see).
#2
Voted hot (has anyone used this company before?)

Sin
#3
Sin_of_nature
I think you'll find the Amazon/Play deal does NOT have eSata or Firewire. This is a HOT deal for that version.

Voted HOT (has anyone used this company before?)

Sin


Yes it does :thumbsup:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Firewire-eSata-External/dp/B000W9KHOI/ref=pd_sbs_ce_title_7

Lol, the price on Amazon has just come down from £155.22 to £152.79!! Brucey Bonus!
#4
Yeah, just noticed. It wasnt 4 days when I ordered the standard USB one - doh!

Sin
#5
Sin_of_nature
Voted hot (has anyone used this company before?)

Sin


Iveused them once, and the item arrived next day, but their postage is a bit expensive. In this case I'd pay the extra few quid and order from Amazon. These drives either dont break or break all the time, I'd feel safer with Amazons returns process.
#6
Welcome to the forums jones2k! I've added the delivery to the post.
#7
What is the difference between that drive and this one asides from price?

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B87171

Would like to buy one but so many choices!
#8
chansk
What is the difference between that drive and this one asides from price?

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B87171

Would like to buy one but so many choices!


As far as I can see, virtually nothing in terms of hardware. The drive in your link is the 'Studio Edition' instead of the 'Home Edition'.

According to Western Digitals website the Studio Edition "is formatted and the pre-loaded software is designed for a Macintosh operating system. Driver and utilities for Windows users is available for download."

So basically they charge more for it as it is aimed at Mac professionals rather than the 'Home Edition' which is aimed at the home market....hmmmmm :whistling:
#9
hexen;1527504
As far as I can see, virtually nothing in terms of hardware. The drive in your link is the 'Studio Edition' instead of the 'Home Edition'.

According to Western Digitals website the Studio Edition "is formatted and the pre-loaded software is designed for a Macintosh operating system. Driver and utilities for Windows users is available for download."

So basically they charge more for it as it is aimed at Mac professionals rather than the 'Home Edition' which is aimed at the home market....hmmmmm :whistling:


That's what I thought. Nice to know Western Digital aint above shafting mac users. Cheers :thumbsup:
#10
It’s hard enough to find a 1TB internal drive for under £150 let alone an external one with a triple interface. Voted hot.

LambdaTek also has a 1TB Western Digital Green Power internal drive for £151 + shipping. These are very low power and quiet but not top performance.
#11
chansk
Nice to know Western Digital aint above shafting mac users.

That seems a bit harsh. If they need to spend extra money to provide backup software for the MAC which is still a relatively small market (but growing fast) then it’s not surprising that they’d charge extra. On the other hand MAC users seem to like spending more money anyway as a matter of principle. :w00t:
#12
That site is quite good, the 2TB MyBook by Western Digital is £326.21 (http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B87215) and the next cheapest I can find is amazon at about £350.
#13
****! GRRRR

I just ordered the USB version and then I see this post for a better one just a couple quid more.

I needed it for tomorrow (well now today) so I ordered express delivery, DAMN DAMN! Can't cancel my order.

I'm not a happy bunny. :x
#14
as nelso would say, "ha ha"
#15
WD drives are amazing. A 500GB one of these is about £69 on Amazon, so getting 2 500GBs would work out cheaper, but more frustrating...
#16
pikachu12
WD drives are amazing. A 500GB one of these is about £69 on Amazon, so getting 2 500GBs would work out cheaper, but more frustrating...


I can't find the 500GB MyBook 2 Home (triple interface) for £69 on Amazon, unless you're talking about the Essential (USB2 only) edition. If you can get me a link for the 500GB Home for £69 please post it as I'll get one of those :)
#17
Out of Stock :x
#18
any more firewire connectable deals will be much appreciated!
banned#19
just a word of thought , once you have a single 1tb drive how do you then back that up :-)
#20
hexen
As far as I can see, virtually nothing in terms of hardware. The drive in your link is the 'Studio Edition' instead of the 'Home Edition'.

According to Western Digitals website the Studio Edition "is formatted and the pre-loaded software is designed for a Macintosh operating system. Driver and utilities for Windows users is available for download."

So basically they charge more for it as it is aimed at Mac professionals rather than the 'Home Edition' which is aimed at the home market....hmmmmm :whistling:


The studio one has firewire 800, which is vastly quicker. That is a major difference in my book and is worth the extra. Backing up huge amounts of data on an external can take quite a while and the speed improvement will make it much less painless. The hard drive is a slightly different model (not apparent why though). I think in this case the extra is actually justified. I have one of the pro mybooks (500mb) and it has been faultless.

Graham
#21
hexen
As far as I can see, virtually nothing in terms of hardware.

So basically they charge more for it as it is aimed at Mac professionals rather than the 'Home Edition' which is aimed at the home market....hmmmmm :whistling:


To add to Blue Max's post, all but the cheapest Macs come with FW800 ports, which is about as fast as eSATA these days. You would have to add the cost of an eSATA card or pcexpress card to make full use of the Home edition.
#22
hexen
As far as I can see, virtually nothing in terms of hardware. The drive in your link is the 'Studio Edition' instead of the 'Home Edition'.

According to Western Digitals website the Studio Edition "is formatted and the pre-loaded software is designed for a Macintosh operating system. Driver and utilities for Windows users is available for download."

So basically they charge more for it as it is aimed at Mac professionals rather than the 'Home Edition' which is aimed at the home market....hmmmmm :whistling:


It is formatted for a Mac, but that only takes seconds to reformat to NTFS for Windows. But very few Windows machines have FireWire 800 so it would make no sense for the default format of the drive to be NTFS.

As FireWire 800 is not a commonly available interface, the component cost in itself is probably enough to drive the costs up. It has nothing to do with targeting the pockets of Mac users.

@ Agharta - it's Mac, not MAC. "Mac" is not an acronym. It's an abbreviation of Macintosh, which was the name of one of the developer's favourite apples.;-)
banned#23
As this item is not available !!!
Perhaps 2 of these will help you all out, really is a great drive http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/140210/seagate-500gb-external-hard-drive-e/
#24
I got my 400GB version for 25 quid at Staples in Oregon last year :)

They clearanced them because they were supposedly "Euro spec" models - they came with US leads etc so god knows what difference it made ;)
#25
I'm just wondering, I have Lacie 500gb external drives at the moment, they actually go silent when not in use after a few minutes. when you then try and access, they awake. does this hard drive do the same?
#26
Mine (Studio Edition) does.

It has an odd thing though that if the computer gets turned on before it does, it doesn't ever detect that the computer is there, so it doesn't 'wake' itself. So you need to restart the computer with it plugged in, or pull out its power cable, wait thirty seconds and then plug in the power and plug it in to thew computer

So it needs to be plugged in before the computer starts
#27
I see, is it noisy though, and when it is plugged in, is it constantly whirring or does it spin down when not in use?
#28
It spins down. It also comes with an on-off button ( at least my Studio does).

I prefer the version one Mybooks with the facia button controls. Those were solid.
#29
These are available at Play.com
They have this model for 149.99 (with usual free delivery). They also have the silver Apple (Studio) version with the additional 800 firewire interface for the same price.
The plain USB2 only version (no firewire or eSata interface) is 139.99.

Studio version:
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3496931/Western-Digital-1TB-My-Book-2-Studio-Edition-USB2-0-Firewire400-800-eSATA-External-Hard-Drive/Product.html
Home Edition:
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3496944/Western-Digital-1TB-My-Book-2-Home-Edition-USB2-0-Firewire400-eSATA-External-Hard-Drive/Product.html
Essential edition:
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3496946/Western-Digital-1TB-My-Book-2-Essential-Edition-USB2-0-External-Hard-Drive/Product.html

K
#30
thecount
I see, is it noisy though, and when it is plugged in, is it constantly whirring or does it spin down when not in use?


It's pretty quiet actually

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