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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Black at Amazon £62.92 Delivered!

Product Features

* External hard drive
* 1 TB storage
* Hi-Speed USB 2.0
* Data Transfer Rate of 480 Mbps
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.5 cm x 20.4 cm x 3.6 cm, Weight: 1.02 kg

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#1
Manufacturer's Description
WD Elements USB 2.0 external hard drive is an easy-to-use, reliable way to add more storage to your PC or Macintosh. Simply plug it in to a USB port and start saving or backing up your photos, music, video, and files. It's preformatted for immediate use so there's no software or CD to load. The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection allows for speedy data transfer at rates of up to 480Mbps, so you won't waste time waiting. The compact, durable metal case provides extra data protection helping keep data safe from loss.

Box Contains
External hard drive
AC power adaptor
#2
lol i seem to be saying this for every 1tb external now its £61.97 at dixons http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1647415683.1253227195@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdjadeigfdmgmmcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=959744&category_oid= see here aswell http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/466494/western-digital-elements-1tb-usb-2-/ and here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/479865/western-digital-elements-1tb-deskto/
£62.92 @ Dabs http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-1tb-elements-black-7200rpm-usb-16mb-5K93.html
im looking around an external hard drive either 1tb or 1.5tb preferably with esata, right now the price of a 1tb esata drive is about £80 wich is a bit pricy for my liking specially when a 1.5tb usb2 drive is a couple of quid more.
edit: looks like dixons is now out of stock, which means dabs and amazon are now the cheapest.
edit again just submitted a 1tb iomega drive £61.74 here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/482884/iomega-1tb-select-external-hd-61-74/
edit again, £62.89 for western digital http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1Tb-Western-Digital-Elements-Black-USB2-External-Hard-Drive-PC-MAC so scan is 3p cheaper for this drive.
#3
I got mine from e buyer for a couple of pounds more...works fine, except...if it's plugged in, windows won't start up...unplug it and it's fine, then connect whilst windows is running and it works. Any ideas?
#4
sounds like your computer is trying to boot off it. you want to go into the BIOS when your computer turns on, then check the boot order. there will be an option like "removable devices" which is higher up the order than "hard drive"
#5
I got mine from e buyer for a couple of pounds more...works fine, except...if it's plugged in, windows won't start up...unplug it and it's fine, then connect whilst windows is running and it works. Any ideas?

yeah its cos your pc tries to load from the hard drive first . Ordered one from amazon yesterday its arriving today so ill post on once ive used it!
#6
Drive works wonderfully on my Mac, and PC users I work with think this is a cracking piece of kit, too.

Great, great price!
#7
I have two of these with my iMac - one's the Time Machine designated drive and the other is used just for media storage. Both work superbly.
#8
£64.97 @ Tesco Direct
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4435.aspx

for those out all day and find the free collect at store more convenient.
#9
Use one of these with my PS3 which means I can have all my television series and movies available from the XMB. Works a treat.

Mine's a silver one, mind - tempted to get this to match the console!
#10
Good drives ..:thumbsup:

have two of the 500Gb versions...

but...

bad PSUs...

had to replace the two of them within a few months of purchase ...

don't even try WD support..

they are on a different planet! :x
#11
Back in stock at Dixons and at £61.97 (with free delivery). With cashback also available on some sites for Dixons this would seem to be a better option for this item.
#12
Computerman
lol i seem to be saying this for every 1tb external now its £61.97 at dixons http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1647415683.1253227195@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdjadeigfdmgmmcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=959744&category_oid= see here aswell http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/466494/western-digital-elements-1tb-usb-2-/ and here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/479865/western-digital-elements-1tb-deskto/
£62.92 @ Dabs http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-1tb-elements-black-7200rpm-usb-16mb-5K93.html
im looking around an external hard drive either 1tb or 1.5tb preferably with esata, right now the price of a 1tb esata drive is about £80 wich is a bit pricy for my liking specially when a 1.5tb usb2 drive is a couple of quid more.
edit: looks like dixons is now out of stock, which means dabs and amazon are now the cheapest.
edit again just submitted a 1tb iomega drive £61.74 here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/482884/iomega-1tb-select-external-hd-61-74/
edit again, £62.89 for western digital http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1Tb-Western-Digital-Elements-Black-USB2-External-Hard-Drive-PC-MAC so scan is 3p cheaper for this drive.


Try here, know they are a bit more expensive but they are eSata
I have 2 of the 1TB versions
Very Fast

500gb-eSata
http://www.oyyy.co.uk/product.php/76415/iomega-professional-desktop-hard-disk-drive-500gb-esata-usb-2.0--external-/

1TB eSata
http://www.oyyy.co.uk/product.php/76416/iomega-professional-desktop-hard-disk-drive-1tb-esata-usb-2.0--external-/
#13
so far, 8 out of 10 drives I had privately and at work had their power supplies go pop.

After researching online, I found that this is a very common issue.

In my case the PSU went while performing a backup resulting in loss of data. I have received a replacement power supply but have now sold the drive on as I do no longer trust it.
#14
LuckyL
so far, 8 out of 10 drives I had privately and at work had their power supplies go pop.

After researching online, I found that this is a very common issue.

In my case the PSU went while performing a backup resulting in loss of data. I have received a replacement power supply but have now sold the drive on as I do no longer trust it.


Strange, I always assumed a backup would just copy data from one drive to another, how did it lose your data. A bit worrying if thats the case. Which backup software did you use?

Also is the power connection a standard one i.e. could I use a better one not from WD?
#15
The seagate 1TB External HDD is sold for £54.99 by Ebuyer in Ebay shop under the name Ebuyerexpress.. That is a dream deal.
#16
I got one of these for the 1gb 3.5" green WD drive inside it. The bare drive sells for £60 anyway so you are basically getting the enclosure for £3.

Its a cheap enclosure, no on off switch (has auto power down though) its stackable with rubber top and bottom. I just stuck a 500gb samsung drive I had lying around in the exclosure the wd drive has gone in an xbox.

Also the data transfer rate on the enclosure is slow in comparison to some others, if your are just using these for streaming though or data backup it really doesnt make much difference. ITs as cheap a 1TB external drive as you will find really but more importantly WD drives are very good quality and reliable in my experience. They run quiet and give off little heat so are perfect for media boxes. As for the psu issue not sure about that if you check the amazon reviews there are a fair few its not mentioned. I wanted the drive inside anyway, you are only paying £3 for the enclosure at the end of the day !
#17
Darkman
Strange, I always assumed a backup would just copy data from one drive to another, how did it lose your data. A bit worrying if thats the case. Which backup software did you use?

Also is the power connection a standard one i.e. could I use a better one not from WD?


It was a simple copy job. After the power failure, about 20% of the files on the drive were missing or unreadable. The unreadable ones can be copied but no longer be opened.

The connector is a 5 pin DIN plug which is near to impossible to source, I heard that newer ones have a different plug, all the affected drives I saw though had the 5pin unit.

Just check the reviews on Amazon and you will see that this is a common problem.
#18
antonylast
Use one of these with my PS3 which means I can have all my television series and movies available from the XMB. Works a treat.

Mine's a silver one, mind - tempted to get this to match the console!


can you just plug this into the usb port of the ps3 ?
#19
These are notoriously known to be inferior cheap products that fail a lot. It is much much more advisable to spend the few quid extra on getting a MyBook of the same company and space.
#20
LuckyL
It was a simple copy job. After the power failure, about 20% of the files on the drive were missing or unreadable. The unreadable ones can be copied but no longer be opened.

The connector is a 5 pin DIN plug which is near to impossible to source, I heard that newer ones have a different plug, all the affected drives I saw though had the 5pin unit.

Just check the reviews on Amazon and you will see that this is a common problem.


I have one thats a couple of weeks old and its just got the standard plug on one end and a round connector on the other which is identical to my other iomega drive (I know because I accidentally swapped the leads over) so I guess the problem has been resolved???
#21


thats more expensive and out of stock, the hitachi neso drives are £80 but considering how cheap 1.5tb are its not worth getting the esata version.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultra-Speed-External-eSATA-Drive/dp/B002C4KX4U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top i only want esata, dont really need firewire.
i dont get it, this drive is cheaper at scan and same price at dabs like i mentioned in my first post yet it still goes hot.
Edit: as soon as this deal popped up http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/483122/western-digital-1tb-external-esata-/
I ordered one! £74.87 for esata woot.
#22
Computerman

i dont get it, this drive is cheaper at scan and same price at dabs like i mentioned in my first post yet it still goes hot.


I would rather order from amazon even if it is a couple of quid more expensive rather than scan or dabs who I have had problems with in the past.

Will PC World price match this with Amazon as they have it in store for over £80 ?
#23
have a full 9 degrees from me..
#24
a3lawy
These are notoriously known to be inferior cheap products that fail a lot. It is much much more advisable to spend the few quid extra on getting a MyBook of the same company and space.


Which uses the exact same fragile power adapter......
#25
Finally gave in and ordered one, hard not to at this price. I've had two external Western Digital hard drives at home, a 320GB that I've had for nearly 3 years and a 750 that I've had since January last year. I've never had a problem with either, fantastic drives, touchwood this will be the same :-)
#27
maverik_77
The seagate 1TB External HDD is sold for £54.99 by Ebuyer in Ebay shop under the name Ebuyerexpress.. That is a dream deal.


cant find these
#28
chrisandemma
cant find these


i cant find it too, i guess they ran out of stock.
#29
that'll do! many thanks. My last ones power supply blew up but they replaced it under warranty so no big deal.
#30
My friend bought 3 of these about 2 months ago... 2 have fail already and lost all info on the drives....bad buy in my opinion
#31
well it must be the enclosures as its got a wd green 1tb drive in it and they are one of the best drives I have used. I have one in an xbox with XBMC it gets heavy use been on for days at a time transfering data and its very very stable.

If you have said 2 out of 3 Samsung drives had failed I would have found that completely normal.
#32
alera
well it must be the enclosures as its got a wd green 1tb drive in it and they are one of the best drives I have used. I have one in an xbox with XBMC it gets heavy use been on for days at a time transfering data and its very very stable.

If you have said 2 out of 3 Samsung drives had failed I would have found that completely normal.


Defo not the enclosure as i have striped them down and they are sata drives and connected them straight to my pc and still no joy....bin 4 me

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