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Western Digital 500GB MyBook Essential External HDD USB2.0 £105.85

£105.85 @ Ebuyer
Small, simple, elegant, and very easy to use. Just plug this drive in, and you've got plenty of room to back up and save your valuable data, music, photos, and movies. Use the 5 day shipping option… Read More
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1d, 3m agoFound 1 decade, 3 months ago
Small, simple, elegant, and very easy to use. Just plug this drive in, and you've got plenty of room to back up and save your valuable data, music, photos, and movies.

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#1
Out of stock :(

?

Thanks anyway ;)

EDIT: Maybe the link is wrong - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/108761

In stock at this link.
#2
russ
Out of stock :(

?

Thanks anyway ;)

EDIT: Maybe the link is wrong - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/108761

In stock at this link.


Sorry i missed a 1 off the end in the link, it's now corrected!
#3
Nice deal. Well done :)
#4
Very nice deal - voted hot :)
#5
Thanks for this :) The My Book's are very popular still and Western Digital a favourite of quite a few on here too ;-)
banned#6
Nice one Racoon, just bought one. Funny thing is I put out a request earlier for at least a 320gb hard drive - I have now been sorted.

Thanks again.
#7
Good price but the Western Digitals have the worst reliability record, these hard drives are the ones we see all day at work and its because they have all failed in some way, normally taking the customers data with it and recovery isn't an option...:-(

Buyer Beware..
#8
[SIZE=2]If you're looking for the FireWire option, then eBuyer's the place for that too:[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]Western Digital 500GB MyBook Premium USB/Firewire 7200RPM 16MB Cache - Retail[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]£119.42 Delivered![/SIZE]
#9
rayman
[SIZE=2]If you're looking for the FireWire option, then eBuyer's the place for that too:[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]Western Digital 500GB MyBook Premium USB/Firewire 7200RPM 16MB Cache - Retail[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]£119.42 Delivered![/SIZE]

Its been that price all week - I wondered whether to post it on Monday. Funnily enough the Essential 500Gb was £22 more expensive through to last night.
#10
Can't be long now until these 500gb drives go under £100

:)
#11
Hehe at Tenex :) You should be posting them, your avatar says it all ;-)

I agree kowalski, they're moving that way fast :pirate:
#12
crazylegs
Good price but the Western Digitals have the worst reliability record, these hard drives are the ones we see all day at work and its because they have all failed in some way, normally taking the customers data with it and recovery isn't an option...:-(

Buyer Beware..


No no no no no, I have had 5 IBM Deskstar drives (now Hitachi) and they all died within 6 months, endless RMAs, nasty. I have three WD drives over the last five years and not one has failed, made bad noised, or let me down. I fully recommend WD from personal experience!
#13
I have had 5 IBM Deskstar drives (now Hitachi) and they all died within 6 months, endless RMAs,
You must have been doing something right then..:-D

have three WD drives over the last five years and not one has failed
You lucky lucky man you...You just tweexed yourself now:p

Listen sunshine I test around 80-100 hard drives a week all RMA's and 70% of those are Western Digital, Maxtor come next on the crap list and then Hitachi (IBM)..:roll:
#14
crazylegs
You must have been doing something right then..:-D

You lucky lucky man you...You just tweexed yourself now:p

Listen sunshine I test around 80-100 hard drives a week all RMA's and 70% of those are Western Digital, Maxtor come next on the crap list and then Hitachi (IBM)..:roll:


So which brands are most reliable?

(sorry for going OT a bit:whistling: )
#15
The only downside IMO is the short 1 year warranty. You can get for a similar price internal HDD+ enclosure and you will get at least 3 years warranty for the HDD (5 years for WD OEM HDD).

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp#policy

When talking about reliability please keep in mind it deffers from model to model, and it's quite incorrect to say Hitachi in general are bad ;)
banned#16
crazylegs
You must have been doing something right then..:-D

You lucky lucky man you...You just tweexed yourself now:p

Listen sunshine I test around 80-100 hard drives a week all RMA's and 70% of those are Western Digital, Maxtor come next on the crap list and then Hitachi (IBM)..:roll:


did you take into account that more maxtor/wd drives are sold than hitachis?
#17
So which brands are most reliable?


Samsung Spinpoints are super quiet and very reliable....we've even dropped them and they've still worked and thats testimony to samsung..Get what you pay for as the saying goes...:thumbsup:
#18
Just wondering does anyone know if you can remove the hard drive from this and use it in a pc and put the 80gb drive i have in the pc in the external mybook

cheers
banned#19
I would recommend Seagates and agree Maxtor is rubbish, support got me to deep format their drive which made the drive THINK it was working okay till the warranty was over then they didn't want to know.
#20
crazylegs

Listen sunshine I test around 80-100 hard drives a week all RMA's and 70% of those are Western Digital, Maxtor come next on the crap list and then Hitachi (IBM)..:roll:

You listen here 'sunshine', could you be any more patronising? Im not 12 years old! Im talking from personal experience, all my WD drives have been fantastic. Hitachi/IBM have been awful, thats all I can say - theres no need to talk down at people just because they dont test drives all day :thinking:

You silver tongued charmer you! :giggle:
#21
I agree that WD have a poor reliability record. For the many years I have been dealingin Hard Drives, the WD ones have easily have the highest and most consitent failiure record. Jus the ohter day at work one of the drives just died. and lo and behold it was a Western Digital.
There RADI edition drives I have foudn to be decent though, but then you expect that as you pay a slight premiuim for them to be mooe 'rugged'.
Iv even had several Raptors die on me, 2 or 3 in a matter of weeks.
Maxtors arent too bad, and Hitachi/IBM and Seagate are very good, definetly more reliable than the others. Iv heard the same thign from other friends in IT.
#22
crazylegs
Samsung Spinpoints are super quiet and very reliable....we've even dropped them and they've still worked and thats testimony to samsung..Get what you pay for as the saying goes...:thumbsup:


How about Seagates? They have the biggest market share globally by a fair stretch.
#23
FadeOUT
How about Seagates? They have the biggest market share globally by a fair stretch.


IMHO Seagate HDD's are very reliable and quiet as well. Have had no problems with x3 Seagate drives for >3yrs.
#24
lumoruk
I would recommend Seagates and agree Maxtor is rubbish, support got me to deep format their drive which made the drive THINK it was working okay till the warranty was over then they didn't want to know.


Maxtor IS Seagate now.
#25
ilko_t
The only downside IMO is the short 1 year warranty. You can get for a similar price internal HDD+ enclosure and you will get at least 3 years warranty for the HDD (5 years for WD OEM HDD).

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp#policy

When talking about reliability please keep in mind it deffers from model to model, and it's quite incorrect to say Hitachi in general are bad ;)
The warranty is 2 years on these drives if you look really hard on the WDC website it states that drives sold within the EU have a 2 year warranty. Can't remember where I found it but it's there. Apparently its possible to purchase a warranty extension for up to 3 years but I've never found it on the website, though its available to US buyers for sure.
#26
irving93
Just wondering does anyone know if you can remove the hard drive from this and use it in a pc and put the 80gb drive i have in the pc in the external mybook

cheers


It'll invalidate the warranty. However if you buy the super expensive 1Tb then it is user maintainable.
#27
Tenex
The warranty is 2 years on these drives if you look really hard on the WDC website it states that drives sold within the EU have a 2 year warranty. Can't remember where I found it but it's there. Apparently its possible to purchase a warranty extension for up to 3 years but I've never found it on the website, though its available to US buyers for sure.

That (2 years) applies to ALL electrical goods in the EU, in theory; the only way a manufacturer can get out of it is to declare that the good they are selling would not reasonably be expected to last more than 2 years. For some goods, it's 3 years (I think) - maybe more. I don't know how well tested these laws are, though.
#28
Tenex
Maxtor IS Seagate now.

Indeed - but are Maxtor drives pretty decent, like Seagate - or has Seagate dropped its game and started churning out Maxtor-quality drives? Or have they remained much the same (that would be my guess), apart form the latest drives?

For some reason we finished up with Maxtors in most of our machines at work - we've gradually replaced with Seagates in nearly all cases as the Maxtors die one by one. We have also got some very old IBM units (probably Hitachi, really, by then) that seem to have generally survived for a good while, although they all sound like washing machines on spin (always did, though).

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