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Western Digital Elements 2 TB £56.80 @ Amazon

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
Western Digital Elements 2 TB External Desktop Hard Drive £56.80 Delivered Amazon.
My first post hope its not a repeat.
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3 Likes #1
Glad I waited - much rather deal with Amazon than Pixmania - same outlay, a UK plug and a decent retailer - cheers!
#2
ordered from pixmania last night and I cant cancel now online. Same price(with p&p) but I would prefer amazon tbh.
#3
blacklion1725
Glad I waited - much rather deal with Amazon than Pixmania - same outlay, a UK plug and a decent retailer - cheers!

a UK plug? does the pixelmania one have a non uk plug?
#4
...it's got a fair few bad reviews on amazon...what a nightmare losing all your data on a 2TB drive!!
#5
its got 4star reviews

and moaners are always more likely to post
#6
blacklion1725
Glad I waited - much rather deal with Amazon than Pixmania - same outlay, a UK plug and a decent retailer - cheers!


Plus a lot easier to deal with if a problem crops up i.e. damaged in transit, hardware fault within the first week, etc. 8)
#7
Matches the Pixmania price which is currently the hottest deal of the last 24hrs, despite loads of negative comments about the seller. Hot, hot, hot - will be purchasing one of these having very nearly stumped up £70 for it at the weekend. Thanks - good find.
1 Like #8
The Pixmania deal is a good one - just that the retailer has a lot more negative comments than Amazon.

The Pixmania offer comes from overseas (France) with a euro-plug and a UK adapter

More hassle returning something to Pixmania in France than Amazon here

Any HDD can fail - 2TB or not. If its your only point of storing anything important then have a rethink on your backup policy!

As it is a WD disk, you can get a cut-down copy of Acronis True Image here

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

within IT (from my experience) WD disks are well thought of.

I am using it for media, and everything on it will have at least one copy elsewhere.

this is an absolute bargain.
#9
ordered! cheers -
#10
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?
#11
dont forget nectar and amazon points :)
banned#12
I think I'll grab one, thanks! :)
#13
good deal ...
#14
Pity only USB 2.0

Was hoping for USB 3.0 support
#16
Will this model power down by itself if inactive for a period of time e.g. 5 minutes? I got the 1.5TB version of this and it doesn't seem to do that even not accessing it for a certain amount of time, is this normal?
#17
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.

Edited By: Scotty Boy on May 26, 2011 18:31
#18


Unfortunately for the Pixmania deal thread you need to add on another £6.90p to cover delivery, which then price matches this Amazon UK deal thread. :)
#19
Ordered! Thanks.
2 Likes #20
chaplin
its got 4star reviews

and moaners are always more likely to post

anyone who moans about this drive must have access to superior alien hard drive technologies, it performs flawlessly and looks great as well as being quite power efficient


Mistro245
Pity only USB 2.0

Was hoping for USB 3.0 support


I was hoping for toaster slots, guess you'll jsut have to spend more
banned#21
chaplin
blacklion1725
Glad I waited - much rather deal with Amazon than Pixmania - same outlay, a UK plug and a decent retailer - cheers!
a UK plug? does the pixelmania one have a non uk plug?
You're not even guaranteed an adapter. I've had to chase them up in the past.
#22
ordered, thanks,
heat added
#23
Hot!
#24
Krinkle
...it's got a fair few bad reviews on amazon...what a nightmare losing all your data on a 2TB drive!!

I've got 2 of these, no problem with either of them in about 9 months of having them, neat little drives, bargain at this price. I use one to store media the other has the backup on. Anything mechanical that sells in high volume will have a certain amount of failures, if its important back it up.
#25
Scotty Boy
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.


wont it just be a case of connecting it to WHS and let it do its thing?
#26
Scotty Boy
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.


With it did come formatted as fat32, I've spent the last day trying to format my 1tb one to fat32 :)



m623d
Scotty Boy
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.


wont it just be a case of connecting it to WHS and let it do its thing?


I just plugged mine in and it asked whether I wanted to add it to the storage pool or use it to back up WHS. I have mine for backing up WHS but presume if you add it to the storage pool it would do everything required for you
#27
A mate of mine bought this about a week ago for £70 from Amazon - Gutted!
#28
sancho1983
Scotty Boy
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.


With it did come formatted as fat32, I've spent the last day trying to format my 1tb one to fat32 :)



m623d
Scotty Boy
m623d
could this be used with a server? ie windows home server?


Yeah, shouldn't be a problem at all - you might want to re-format it though when you connect it to your server, as it normally comes formatted with FAT32 and NTFS would be better for large file support (i.e. files over 4GB in size) along with security & compression.


wont it just be a case of connecting it to WHS and let it do its thing?


I just plugged mine in and it asked whether I wanted to add it to the storage pool or use it to back up WHS. I have mine for backing up WHS but presume if you add it to the storage pool it would do everything required for you


+1 - I normally pre-format to NTFS before using them on any of my production computers, so if any problems crop up I don't need to worry about anything being affected...I'm slightly paranoid! ;)

Edited By: Scotty Boy on May 26, 2011 19:32
#29
bkcin
A mate of mine bought this about a week ago for £70 from Amazon - Gutted!


Get him to contact Amazon CS as he might be able to get a refund through for the difference - I've done it before and I know other members here on HUKD have as well, especially with the price changes coming through fast & furious at Amazon UK.
#30
chaplin
a UK plug? does the pixelmania one have a non uk plug?

I ordered the 1.5Tb version from them a few months ago with no issues.
It come with a euro plug and uk adapter.
#31
Thx for the heads up Danzel78 :)
Have ordered 2 ,will more than likely remove the hdd to upgrade my server and switch with the 1tb's i remove.
Already have 2 of these that i bought last year(cost £99 then) for server backups and touch wood they have been perfect.

hot from me
#32
Krinkle
...it's got a fair few bad reviews on amazon...what a nightmare losing all your data on a 2TB drive!!


Err...apparently for under £60 you can back up a 2Tb drive nowadays...phew!
#33
not bad i got 1 of these the other week for 60, they r the best
#34
deals2009
Will this model power down by itself if inactive for a period of time e.g. 5 minutes? I got the 1.5TB version of this and it doesn't seem to do that even not accessing it for a certain amount of time, is this normal?


Can't recall if these power down in response to merely inactivity or just USB detachment. I've got three of these on a bookshelf adjacent to my pc. I use a single power cord and USB cable, and plug these into whichever drive I need to use. The drive powers up when it senses the PC has been attached, and powers down again when the PC turns off or the USB is pulled out. WDs are my drive of choice after a bad experience with a clicky Seagate.


Edited By: terriclarkfan on May 26, 2011 20:27
#35
terriclarkfan
deals2009
Will this model power down by itself if inactive for a period of time e.g. 5 minutes? I got the 1.5TB version of this and it doesn't seem to do that even not accessing it for a certain amount of time, is this normal?

Can't recall if these power down in response to merely inactivity or just USB detachment. I've got three of these on a bookshelf adjacent to my pc. I use a single power cord and USB cable, and plug these into whichever drive I need to use. The drive powers up when it senses the PC has been attached, and powers down again when the PC turns off or the USB is pulled out. WDs are my drive of choice after a bad experience with a clicky Seagate.

I am about to post the updates of my find out after the first post. The 1.5TB model I have does power down after about 15 minutes of inactive. Not sure why last time it wasn't do the same, maybe some programs keep accessing it without my notice.
I paid about £46 for the 1.5TB last time and I just ordered this one as well, the price is hot.

Edited By: deals2009 on May 26, 2011 20:51
#36
Good price. Heat added
#37
I have the 1TB version and it's been connected to my TV for 1yr and working non-stop ever since ...
I got it for the same price actually :)

Heat added
#38
I've still got 100gb left on my current one, so cant justify getting it just yet.. Prices could drop more in the next months i guess?
2 Likes #39
I've got to stop coming on here, yet more money spent lol.
Cheers op :)
#40
I already have a couple of these -paid a little more for them. Just ordered another 2. I'll be attaching them to my LG NAS for additional storage / backup. Having used drives for many years I'm all too familiar with drive failure. It can't be avoided, but you can minimise the pain! Currently in the process of restoring my system after Windows decided that an ok drive was needing repaired & rendered the OS useless as a result. Thankfully I had my data backed up (this time).

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