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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, £51.90 delivered @ Amazon

£51.90 @ Amazon
Decent price - couldn't find it posted anywhere. WD quality inside and out Plug-and-play simplicity Designed to save power Earth-friendly packaging Preformatted for PCs
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6y, 8m agoFound 6 years, 8 months ago
Decent price - couldn't find it posted anywhere.

WD quality inside and out
Plug-and-play simplicity
Designed to save power
Earth-friendly packaging
Preformatted for PCs

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#1
is this mac-compatible? =)
#2
2TB Better deal For £94.99
#3
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99


Link here
#4
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99
not if you dont want that size
#5
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99

Or have that sort of money to throw about
#6
brilly
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99

not if you dont want that size


More storage for your money, works out cheaper per GB, hence a better deal
#7
bradtyke
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99


Or have that sort of money to throw about


In case people wanted more for less.....
#8
veyronj
is this mac-compatible? =)

all drives are, they usually just need reformatting.
#9
surahman
brilly
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99
not if you dont want that size
More storage for your money, works out cheaper per GB, hence a better deal
yes obviously a better price per gig available but thats basically irrelevant if you wont use it all.
if you only need 1TB then your drive costs 94.99 per TB- pretty pricey.
#10
brilly
surahman
brilly
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99
not if you dont want that size
More storage for your money, works out cheaper per GB, hence a better deal

yes obviously a better price per gig available but thats basically irrelevant if you wont use it all.
if you only need 1TB then your drive costs 94.99 per TB- pretty pricey.


hence i stand by my statement, as you say, a better price per gb, hence a better deal......
#11
This has been cheaper, and more expensive, it seems to cycle around £50 every week or so, and is a good deal in itself, just the 2TB is a better one....
#12
surahman
brilly
surahman
brilly
surahman
2TB Better deal For £94.99
not if you dont want that size
More storage for your money, works out cheaper per GB, hence a better deal
yes obviously a better price per gig available but thats basically irrelevant if you wont use it all.if you only need 1TB then your drive costs 94.99 per TB- pretty pricey.
hence i stand by my statement, as you say, a better price per gb, hence a better deal......
i dont think the opportunity to flush 40 quid down the toilet is a particularly great deal.

obviously if you want 2tb external portable storage then get the 2tb but thats not everyone

what is for everyone is the advice to use your own brain to think about what you actually need and take advantage of the best deal for you
#13
brilly
i dont think the opportunity to flush 40 quid down the toilet is a particularly great deal.

obviously if you want 2tb external portable storage then get the 2tb but thats not everyone

what is for everyone is the advice to use your own brain to think about what you actually need and take advantage of the best deal for you


Exactly how would that be flushing £40 down the drain? If there was ever an over statement, you just made it there.

Its a better deal, as it works out cheaper per GB, and the fact that the drive on here has over 300 degrees goes a long way to prove that.

I still think the 1TB is a good deal, just the 2TB is better.

And I am sure if someone wanted to buy a 1TB or 2TB, they would obviously use their own brain.... goes without saying really......oh sorry, you just said it! Doh!
1 Like #14
Come on people, why all the aggression? HotUKdeals is becoming a forum for pointless discussions/arguments. If you see a good deal, post it and let us decide if it's worth going for. Easy.
#15
It works fine with a mac, using the same here for time machine backups.... nice price and Amazon will be refunding me the difference purchased this week for the higher price...
#16
And if the 2TB one fails you lose twice the data! I stick with 1TB or less. Good deal. Cheers for posting.
#17
Personally i would prefer 2 1GB than 1 2GB as I am always bothered that they will fail so would want a second back up and for me 1GB is enough at the moment.
But we are all different so lets not fall out.
Thanks OP
#18
ramccann
And if the 2TB one fails you lose twice the data! I stick with 1TB or less. Good deal. Cheers for posting.


that makes no sense at all! lol..... so if 1TB fails you loose half the data?

lol
#19
OK we know these deals and they happen all the time its an ok deal, but nothing special. This particular model in its favour is WD, but there is a degree of caution about the case being plastic rather than aluminium in the earlier model.

If you want 1TB of space get a 1TB drive if u want 2TB then get a 2TB drive doh. 2TB at the moment cost about £90. IF you go for the cheapest drive you can then the mechanical failure rate tends to be higher. All drives will fail at some point. If you want absolute secure backup then keep the critical data in mutiple places and in various formats. The rest of the arguments on this thread are more for the sake of arguing than feedback on the deal.
#20
Only way to preserve backed up data is to have multiple copies, I agree two 1TB drives are better than one 2TB for this, but what if you have more than 1TB of data? (music, movies, photos etc....), I guess it all boils down to how much data you have to store, and as things are getting more data intensive, and peoples digital storage needs will continue to expand, I would consider two 2TB drives, but again budget and requirements will obviously vary......
#21
Oh, and it also doesn't have an on / off switch either, it turns on and off with a PC and goes to sleep to keep energy costs down, and it holds a 5400 rpm drive rather than a 7200 rpm drive (don't know if that makes any significant difference over USB).
1 Like #22
surahman
Oh, and it also doesn't have an on / off switch either, it turns on and off with a PC and goes to sleep to keep energy costs down, and it holds a 5400 rpm drive rather than a 7200 rpm drive (don't know if that makes any significant difference over USB).


are you bored or something? 21 posts in this thread and you make up half of them
#23
Diekund
surahman
Oh, and it also doesn't have an on / off switch either, it turns on and off with a PC and goes to sleep to keep energy costs down, and it holds a 5400 rpm drive rather than a 7200 rpm drive (don't know if that makes any significant difference over USB).


are you bored or something? 21 posts in this thread and you make up half of them


Please make a sensible remark, or none at all.......oO

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#24
i burn blu rays that i rent so 2tb is perfect.
#25
Bought this yesterday, Do Amazon do a deal where they refund the difference if its before 30 days?
#26
Proud9
Bought this yesterday, Do Amazon do a deal where they refund the difference if its before 30 days?


Nope, but i think you can return for a full refund if its in original condition and use their online return procedure (free postage), but make sure you order one of these before you send the old one back.... in case the price changes...
#27
What's a good deal really depends on how much storage you need now and in the very near future. If you're going to more or less fill a 1TB drive over the next few weeks or months then the 2TB drive's probably a good deal. If you're looking for capacity over the next couple of years then you'll probably be better off getting 1TB because in 12 or 18 months 2TB drives are going to be around the £50 mark.

So if you can leave it for a while you could end up with 3TB split over 2 drives (with the improved safety implications) for about what you'd pay for 2TB today.

For the moment £51.90 for a 1TB is pretty good price. I paid around £70 for a 1TB a few months back and a quick check just now showed that so far I've only used about 54GB!
#28
hot if you want a 1tb does there need to be any more disagreement?

paid 58 for this for a mate last week, paid 89 for a 2tb hitachi last night so it was better £per gb than the 2tb version of this mentioned earlier

don't forget £15 amazon mastercard and free months prime if you fancy it
#29
I've got a 3.5" WD external drive and just find that with its size and power cable that it's just too bulky. The much smaller 2.5" drives with just one USB cable are much better.
1 Like #30
I'm using one of these drives with my acer revo with ubuntu as the OS, works great and is a nice and neat size. I'd recommend it especially at this price.
#31
Ordered! Filled up my 320gb drive quicker than expected so am now replacing with this. Shame I missed the hmv clearout last week but this will do nicely.

If anyone is after a 320gb drive let me know :)
#32
good deal !!!!
#33
Pretty Good deal

If all you need now is an 1TB drive then its great
it all about you now and near term requirements!
who knows what you really need in 2 years time and does it matter? I doubt.
Get what you comfortable spending now. The rest will take care of itself...
#34
i would get the 2TB as this will not cover for all my blu-ray rips i have back up ...so the 2TB version is a way better deal . specialy when you are ripping 8-15GB blu-rays , and thats shrinking them aswell ..
#35
@ surahman

what is your problem?

2TB for £94.99 VS 1TB for £51.90
The thing is, just because the 2TB one has a better price per GB doesn't mean it is a better option. I know many people who have 2 or more external drives, one for one purpose and one for another, so just over £10 more for physicaly two more drives can be a better option for some people, especially when you could backup very important data on both drives so you don't lose everything when one fails.

In your head you think that the price of two 1TB drives should equal the price of a 2TB drive, well that's not how the world works, for example from the apple shop, iPhone 16GB = £499 and the 32GB is £599 (not £999 as you think it should be!). Of course this is storage and the whole point of storage is the amoutn of storage you get! but some people would like two drives or would only use 1TB so 2TB would be a bad idea!
#36
Hoarse for coarses.

Having 2tb when you only going to use 1tb is pointless especially considering prices on hard drive are regularly coming down that, there is a good chance next year 2tb might go for £50.

Anyhow what wrong for paying a bit extra for 2 external harddrives, arent you paying for security and convience ?
banned#37
veyronj
is this mac-compatible? =)


It's an external hard drive... Of course its Mac compatible. :|
#38
i've bought one so that i can back up the stuff on my other 1tb drive, its safer to have two 1tb's.

i had one external hd break last month but good thing i had another back up :)
#39
surahman
Oh, and it also doesn't have an on / off switch either, it turns on and off with a PC and goes to sleep to keep energy costs down, and it holds a 5400 rpm drive rather than a 7200 rpm drive (don't know if that makes any significant difference over USB).


That's a good point about the on/off switch. I've got one of these drives and the lack of the on/off switch is a pain. The drive should work when you re-boot your computer but in my case it causes the boot process to hang. That means when re-booting I have to unplug. Don't know if that's a common problem or just my BIOS needing updating - but an on/off switch on the case would be handy.

Also it didn't come with any back-up software and doesn't have Turbo USB - a couple of factors people might want to think about before buying.
#40
£56.90 now

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