Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Black £59.80 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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* WD quality inside and out
* Plug-and-play simplicity
* Designed to save power
* Earth-friendly packaging
* Preformatted for PCs

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#1
This looks like the USB powered portable version and the description makes it sound that way but it still needs a power adaptor
#2
thelurch
This looks like the USB powered portable version and the description makes it sound that way but it still needs a power adaptor


All external 3.5" hdd need a power adapter.
#3
thelurch
This looks like the USB powered portable version and the description makes it sound that way but it still needs a power adaptor


It looks about 3-4 times the thickness of the USB powered version!! :roll:

And this is hardly misleading:

Box Contains
Western Digital Elements Drive
External hard drive
USB cable
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide


:whistling:
#4
I've had one of these for about 2 months now. Very impressed with its performance. Would buy again for sure!
I paid about £61 for mine at the time so this is a good deal to me.
banned#5
thelurch
This looks like the USB powered portable version and the description makes it sound that way but it still needs a power adaptor


great thinking Bill Gates
#6
For all of you that have replied and will actually re read this deal, unlikely I know, when I commented on it being misleading I was refering to the op's description of the deal not the actual product listing on amazon.
Not all of us know how to instantly tell between a USB powered drive and one that needs an adapter
#7
I agree with lurch.

Whenever I see USB plug and play I always look twice to see if its USB powered or not.

As Western Dig do actually make 1TB USB powered drives thats a fair point in my opinion.

However, I do check, and this is still a cracking deal. I really do want one of the USB powered ones at this price though lol.
#8
obviously not usb powered, its a DESKTOP drive.
#9
Is this really a good deal?

I'm sure I saw an offer posted a few days ago that had a 1TB Iomega at Currys for £42.

Perhaps it was just a local store sell-off though?
#10
This is really odd. I've just been looking for exactly this drive on a few sites. The cheapest was eBuyer at £62.xx. As a last resort I thought I would check here for any USB drives and look what I find...

Thanks a lot. Order placed along with the Rocky Blu Ray which was sat in my basket from yesterday which also looks to be a few pence cheaper today :)
#11
Baron Jerk-Off
Is this really a good deal?

I'm sure I saw an offer posted a few days ago that had a 1TB Iomega at Currys for £42.

Perhaps it was just a local store sell-off though?


It's a good deal because WD make the best HDD on the market imho.
You can't really compare this to the 'Iomega' which has a much cheaper & poorly built/unreliable Samsung HDD in it, imho of course ;-)
1 Like #12
Any external hard drives that are listed as "desktop" will ALWAYS be the larger 3.5" models that need mains power.
#13
Leftfield_2k2
It's a good deal because WD make the best HDD on the market imho.
You can't really compare this to the 'Iomega' which has a much cheaper & poorly built/unreliable Samsung HDD in it, imho of course ;-)


Ever used a samsung F3? Easily the best on the market (imho of course.) :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#14
mr.potato_head
Ever used a samsung F3? Easily the best on the market (imho of course.) :thumbsup::thumbsup:


I wouldn't buy a Samsung drive if you paid me.
I repair PC's and Mod consoles in my spare time and from personal experience Samsung drives are amongst the most unreliable, IBM/Hitachi's being the other HD manafacture that I would avoid like the plague!!
Yes the F3's are very quick indeed but for me the most important thing with HDD's (especially ones which are going to be used for storage) is reliability, thats why I pay the little extra and buy WD Caviar Blacks which have build quality comparable to SCSI drives imo. Not to mention one of the few drives left on the market that come with a 5 year warranty!!
#15
Leftfield_2k2
I wouldn't buy a Samsung drive if you paid me.
I repair PC's and Mod consoles in my spare time and from personal experience Samsung drives are amongst the most unreliable, IBM/Hitachi's being the other HD manafacture that I would avoid like the plague!!
Yes the F3's are very quick indeed but for me the most important thing with HDD's (especially ones which are going to be used for storage) is reliability, thats why I pay the little extra and buy WD Caviar Blacks which have build quality comparable to SCSI drives imo. Not to mention one of the few drives left on the market that come with a 5 year warranty!!


+1

wd caviar blacks
and
seagates 7200.12 or NS serries

for a little bit extra you get so much more...:thumbsup:

these externals probably have the caviar greens inside, can anyone confirm?
#16
I ordered this last week. Delivered yesterday. No problems at all so far.

I've been using a WD USB-powered drive, which I'm very happy with, and can now take outside the house without feeling worried that I'll lose it and everything on it.

This is far more of a brick to look at, perfectly fit for desktop purpose, as marketed. I call it my trilobite drive, as it backs up my dinosaur files.

Heat left. Bests,
ch.
#17
Does this drive power up/down with the computer?

My old Mybook does this, which i really love as it saves flicking a switch with every use- I was looking at one of the Lacie drives but ended up not buying it as it doesnt power down automatically with the computer.
#18
Looks like a good deal. 1TB drives have really gone down in price, recently. Voted hot because it's a WD. I've had been using a 200GB WD drive for about 5 years, now. WD = Western Dependable.
#19
It's the same price at PC World too, just did a collect at store on one.
#20
probably cheaper at tesco.com with a voucher code £10 off 50 or more. Does this come with a 5 year warranty?
#21
Skyboat
Any external hard drives that are listed as "desktop" will ALWAYS be the larger 3.5" models that need mains power.


Glad I read this post as it means that when I'm looking for an external HD I'll be able to tell at a glance rather than reading all of the bumph . Keep looking at them but haven't yet purchased , heat added to OP and rep added to Skyboat ;-)
#22
alshanky
probably cheaper at tesco.com with a voucher code £10 off 50 or more. Does this come with a 5 year warranty?


Looks like it would be £56.97 with the £10 voucher plus there is free delivery at the moment but is it the same one, the dimensions are the same but the pictures are different? http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4435.aspx :?
#23
dcx_badass



You're kidding right, the Samsung drives are some of the best out atm and is one of the fastest and most popular drives out there.


At work, we use Dell machines who decided to put Samsungs into the PC's. Had nothing but trouble with them failing. Also had 2 in my PC that's failed on me. I tend avoid them like the plague now when building PC's. A few people I know have had to swap out their prebuilt pc hard drives, which happened to be samsungs, due to cyclic redundancy errors and the usual failings.

Maybe it's just that I give of some sort of vibe that breaks any samsung hard drive i'm near to...

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