Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive @ Amazon Delivered for £46 - HotUKDeals
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I know this has been posted before, but none of them is for £46. They are either £47, £50 or more for 1TB

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

Performance Specifications
Serial Transfer Rate
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Capacity 1 TB
Interface USB 2.0
Physical Dimensions
English
Height 8.02 Inches
Length 1.42 Inches
Width 4.90 Inches
Weight 2.24 Pounds
Metric
Height 203.82 mm
Length 36.14 mm
Width 124.68 mm
Weight 1.02 kg
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating -4° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating 5° C to 35° C
Non-operating -20° C to 65° C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency 50-60 Hz
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#1
Not the most reliable drive in the world but definitely worth £46!
#2
KarlAnthonyPeel
Not the most reliable drive in the world but definitely worth £46!


I bought the 500GB of the Western Digital MyBook back in early 2009 for £63. It still works now.
#3
Yeah the MyBook versions are great, just the "Elements" aren't amazing.
#4
I have a WD Elements 1 TB and it has been running 24 x 7 for well over a year now with no problems.
#5
By far the most quiet external hard drive I've ever tested (bought it for a friend from Tesco about 3 months ago on this price)...and its some long list.
banned#6
£2 more for the SEAGATE 1TB FreeAgent Desk Home storage, on ebay
#7
Actually this was £45 from Tesco a few months ago if you used a code which is when I bought it.

It is absolutely silent but also has no led's on it apart from one on the back next to the usb port so you have to rely on the host to tell you if it is on or not. Also it is extremely slow when formatted to FAT32.

Otherwise it's good for the money though and seems reliable enough for me so far.
#8
KarlAnthonyPeel
Not the most reliable drive in the world but definitely worth £46!


Who says? I bought a 500Gb My book from Amazon in Feb 2007 it's still running and operating 100% free of problems! As are my other WD drives.

I would say it is reliable!
#9
I've got the metal case 500GB Elements bought via HUKD a few years ago. It's served as a PC backup drive and a Wii DVD game drive under WFBS. Its still going strong and recently had a disk check with HD Tune and no errors found.
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nilrem
KarlAnthonyPeel
Not the most reliable drive in the world but definitely worth £46!


Who says? I bought a 500Gb My book from Amazon in Feb 2007 it's still running and operating 100% free of problems! As are my other WD drives.
I would say it is reliable!




KarlAnthonyPeel
Yeah the MyBook versions are great, just the "Elements" aren't amazing.
#11
Well in terms of reliability concerns, you get a very good after care service from amazon. So any issues, return and refund or exchange.
#12
Just bought this a few hours back....so pleased it's got so hot as I haven't really a clue on whether it was any good or not lol x
1 Like #13
hannah19790
Just bought this a few hours back....so pleased it's got so hot as I haven't really a clue on whether it was any good or not lol x
yeah its a good deal - only been a quid cheaper at this size that i know of.
this one and a seagate 2tb at maplin for 75 are about the best deals around atm.
#14
I have had an external WD HDD which has outlived 2 casings and is over 4 years old and still works.
#15
KarlAnthonyPeel
Not the most reliable drive in the world but definitely worth £46!


I have had a 400 GB Elements for I cant remember how many years now, never failed once or proven unreliable in any sense.
#16
Remember you need 240V to power this.... Maybe not good for everyone....

But nice price if your just using in the house/work etc

maxmix
#17
KarlAnthonyPeel
Yeah the MyBook versions are great, just the "Elements" aren't amazing.
[citation needed]
#18
azmina

I have had a 400 GB Elements for I cant remember how many years now, never failed once or proven unreliable in any sense.


The thing with hard drives is they're all unreliable if you listen to the guy who had one fail once. WD's are generally pretty good. I haven't tried the essential, but I have three 1TB Mybooks and a 1TB Mybook World Edition, all well over 3 years old and still going perfectly.
#19
about the normal price for this....

i think currys/pc world less for 50 then u can use 5 voucher to get it near to this price
#20
these are now £49.99 @pcworld with 6% quidco cashback available (includes collect in store). i cant confirm but i think there are £5 vouchers instore. making it £41.99 tempting...
#21
i have had 2 of these for a long time, and an elements 500gb portable, no problems at all
#22
northerngeek
these are now £49.99 @pcworld with 6% quidco cashback available (includes collect in store). i cant confirm but i think there are £5 vouchers instore. making it £41.99 tempting...

I cant see this on the pcworld website...has it been taken down?

Edit: Found it :D Weird..you type in "western digital hard drive" or "external hard drive" and it doesnt show, but if you type "elements" it does....or maybe its just me being blind...

Edited By: jagtag on Dec 05, 2010 15:22: found it
#23
I've been using one of these as a secondary back up for some while and no problems to report, so have some heat from me as methinks I'll buy another
#24
northerngeek
these are now £49.99 @pcworld with 6% quidco cashback available (includes collect in store). i cant confirm but i think there are £5 vouchers instore. making it £41.99 tempting...
Yeah includes collect in store but you have to pay online then pick up the item. They're not going to hand you a fiver when you go to pick it up.
#25
@Rubisco im sure you dont pay online. i was thinking of reserving one then go to the store, and collect and pay only if i find the voucher. i dont really need it as ive got 5 x 500GB drives already but a 1GB would be nice.
#26
northerngeek
these are now £49.99 @pcworld with 6% quidco cashback available (includes collect in store). i cant confirm but i think there are £5 vouchers instore. making it £41.99 tempting...


you cant use the £5 off in store
#27
ordered one thanks OP
#28
You can use the voucher in store, including on reserved items, I did it last week for this very drive = £44.99. I went to look for drives on the shelfs and they didn't have them out but they were in the warehouse/stock room. You can only use the £5 off vouchers instore anyhow.

IIf you search its under WD Elements - not Western Digital for some reason.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/r/wd%20elements/0_0_0/
#29
northerngeek
@Rubisco im sure you dont pay online. i was thinking of reserving one then go to the store, and collect and pay only if i find the voucher. i dont really need it as ive got 5 x 500GB drives already but a 1GB would be nice.
You can reserve and collect yes, but you don't get quidco for that.
#30
do they still have any vouchers left?
#31
Rubisco
northerngeek
@Rubisco im sure you dont pay online. i was thinking of reserving one then go to the store, and collect and pay only if i find the voucher. i dont really need it as ive got 5 x 500GB drives already but a 1GB would be nice.
You can reserve and collect yes, but you don't get quidco for that.

According to quidco site, you DO get cashback for reserve and collect at PC world....seemed strange to me as normally you dont, but in this case you do....
#32
how do i get these pcworld vouchers?
#33
stovy
how do i get these pcworld vouchers?


I think there is a brochure in store that has a code..??
#34
lowercase
stovy
how do i get these pcworld vouchers?
I think there is a brochure in store that has a code..??

Yep, theres a voucher code in the instore guide which give you a fiver off.
I just ordered this Collect in Store, with the fiver voucher and with the quido. Picked it up already, total was £44.99 + 3% quidco...

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