Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Black £49.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Technical Details

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

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#1
I have two of these and they are excellent.

I paid about £54 each for mine so this is not bad (although 1Tb prices are dropping)

Edited By: guilbert53 on Nov 07, 2010 19:42: eggs
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guilbert53
(althugh 1Tb prices are dropping)

...and going back up, and dropping again.
#3
Can this work or be reformatted (easily, I'm not very good with computers) to work with Mac?
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sickly sweet
Can this work or be reformatted (easily, I'm not very good with computers) to work with Mac?
Yes. Using Disk Utility on OS X (it's built-in).
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sickly sweet
Can this work or be reformatted (easily, I'm not very good with computers) to work with Mac?


yup
I have 2 of these (1.5tb versions) hooked up to my iMac
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sickly sweet
Can this work or be reformatted (easily, I'm not very good with computers) to work with Mac?


I didn't have to do anything with my Mac - I just let Time Machine run and that sorted it. Great deal by the way for a great hard drive.
#7
Same price at pc world and currys. Picked one up today.
#8
Same price at pc world and currys + Quidco
#9
Western Digital Elements 2 TB External Desktop Hard Drive is £88.50
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Elements-External-Desktop/dp/B003IPC21Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1289163433&sr=8-3

The Curry's Pc World deal is prob slightly better if you factor in QuidCo, but returns with Amazon is easy if you get a problem.



Edited By: korndevil666 on Nov 10, 2010 11:51
#10
i have 2 of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/LaCie-Hard-Disk-Design-Poulton/dp/B002IROXE2/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1289163933&sr=1-6 but i am thinking of changing to something different now

can someone with good knowledge tell me what one is better? should i give the western one a go?
#11
Very good for the price - Does the job and silently too.

Almost tempted to get another...
#12
Thanks for the help with mac question, I'm very tempted but was hoping for one of the smaller more portable (sleeker) ones - pure vanity X)
#13
I got one of these when Tesco were flogging them for £45. Great drive, very quiet. The only very slight disadvantage is the lack of an on/off switch, but for me that's not a major issue.
#14
I also got this when it was £45, it's well built but extremely slow if mine is anything to go by.
#15
are these USB powered and would they work with usb ports on Samsung TV's?
#16
Great deal but limited having to plug it into the mains
#17
Ive had one of these for a while now, and they are great. I think i paid about £50ish

WD have never let me down!
#18
Stompa
I got one of these when Tesco were flogging them for £45. Great drive, very quiet. The only very slight disadvantage is the lack of an on/off switch, but for me that's not a major issue.


Yes but when you power off your PC / PS3 they power down anyway!
#19
I have one of these, how easy is it to remove the drive to put in my server?
#20
Picked up the Tesco offer like Stompa above. All the style and aesthetics of a 1960s communistic-bloc housing estate but a good solid drive - no frills, reliable and effective.

Has to be worth a punt, heat added.
#21
GuernseyGaff
Yes but when you power off your PC / PS3 they power down anyway!
True, but I'd still prefer to be able to switch it on/off independently of my PC.
#22
money monster
are these USB powered and would they work with usb ports on Samsung TV's?


It's a 3.5" 'external hard drive', so mains powered. It is only the 2.5" 'portable hard drives' that are USB powered.

No idea about your TV :)
#23
Just need one of these to backup my PC then remove not leave permanently connected to PC and only connect when I need to back up more stuff.

Would I be best with one of these or the 2.5 USB portable external devices.

Also is this as good as the Iomega drive at comet http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomega-1tb-external-hard-drive-46-9/809345
#24
Also this keeps going up and down in price. Currently showing as £46.99

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