Western Digital Elements 500GB external drive £34.97 clearance @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Just noticed these on the shelf in my local store priced at under £35 - can't be bad for 500 gigs
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#1
Will be store clear outs as it ends in 97p. Good if you can get one, but you will be lucky.
#2
Good deal if you can find it, normally more than this for 320 gig.
#3
coopdogggg;7661455
Good deal if you can find it, normally more than this for 320 gig.

nah not anymore...got a 500gb external drive for 39.99 from pcworld, would have been 35.99 if i hadnt delayed a day
#4
Which store did you see this in?
#5
Do you have a SKU code please?
#6
Not online and it will vary from store to store. So cold from me sorry.
#7
That's a 3.5" drive (not 2.5" portable). You can get the 500gb Iomega from Comet for the same price and they have plenty in stock.
#8
my mate has this drive - it is the biggest, heaviest "portable" HDD i've ever seen! and she says the power pack gets so hot it actually burns her

AVOID
#9
pet2000
That's a 3.5" drive (not 2.5" portable). You can get the 500gb Iomega from Comet for the same price and they have plenty in stock.


Do you have a link?
#10
Spammed
Which store did you see this in?


Canary Wharf
#11
If you buy this keep the receipt handy so if your psu breaks (which going by the [2] I own they will and many other users have reported the same failure) They use a 5-pin din type for psu, supplied seemingly only by WD.
#12
I have the 640GB version of this, its not a bad drive, got mine for 59.99 around 2 months ago
#13
pet2000
That's a 3.5" drive (not 2.5" portable). You can get the 500gb Iomega from Comet for the same price and they have plenty in stock.


The 500Gb Iomega HDD's from comet finished long back (which were around £35).
Now the price is £44.99 and you can get them for £40.49 after the 10% off......
#14
russell07
Do you have a link?


The Iomega HDD's link:
http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/category/2359/External-Hard-Drives

You can use the 10% discount code as well which is on the same page....
Hope this helps....:thumbsup:
#15
deathlord
The Iomega HDD's link:
http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/category/2359/External-Hard-Drives

You can use the 10% discount code as well which is on the same page....
Hope this helps....:thumbsup:


Thanks - looks a bit plasticy though - I kinda like the WD metal casing (I already have one I bought a year or so ago) - Admittedly it has been back once but WD support are quick to dispatch new replacements.
#16
i got the 320GB version a few years ago and love it
#17
I've sent 2 of these back under warranty, most recently early January.

They sent me a My Book Essential Edition 1TB which I was midly chuffed about.:thumbsup:
#18
good find, went into my local one today (strat upon avon) and nothing of the sort sadly :( Best i found online aswell was comet, 500gb for £40 delivered
#19
Using one right now, it's been faultless.
#20
Daft question, but with these could I put Films onto off a disk on my PC so that my hubby can take this HD to his work and watch the film on his netbook?
#21
Worst portable hard drive I have owned. RMA'd three times!!, on my fourth still the exact same issue on every computer I try it on and I am sick of RMAing it so I now have a 320GB paperweight!!!

Utterly disgraceful item with inherent faults in my opinion.

Also Western Digital's RMA turnaround is over 40 days and it took almost that EVERY time!

I'll be avoiding WD products for life.
#22
i've had 2 of these die on me, avoid
#23
Any more info on this?

Cheers
#24
I have had one of these for over 2 years now they get hot if you have it on all the time as it don't have a on/off switch. B ut it's been a good drive :)
#25
Had this drive for over 2 years without as much as a hiccup.
#26
beth3735
Daft question, but with these could I put Films onto off a disk on my PC so that my hubby can take this HD to his work and watch the film on his netbook?


If you share the same taste in movies than his work mates(who read Fiesta, Escort and Mayfair) then fine, it will work.
#27
beth3735;7665997
Daft question, but with these could I put Films onto off a disk on my PC so that my hubby can take this HD to his work and watch the film on his netbook?

yes, but id be careful with your company as there maybe a copyright issue and your company hr/legal may have kittens if you take it
#28
dpathic2001
If you share the same taste in movies than his work mates(who read Fiesta, Escort and Mayfair) than fine, it will work.


lol I wouldnt be putting my films on there as he would freak at me!!! lol I would obviously ask him which films he wanted on there. He wouldnt need any of those films though as he knows how to get on YouPorn :whistling: :)

But back to the question, can I put films onto this hard drive anyway from a disk please?
#29
abx;7666109
Worst portable hard drive I have owned. RMA'd three times!!, on my fourth still the exact same issue on every computer I try it on and I am sick of RMAing it so I now have a 320GB paperweight!!!

Utterly disgraceful item with inherent faults in my opinion.

Also Western Digital's RMA turnaround is over 40 days and it took almost that EVERY time!

I'll be avoiding WD products for life.



agreed western digitals rma turnaround and customer service is appaling - took about 3 months to send a drive

lacie drives are bad (lasted a week, WD drive last 4 months) but their cust service is good...sent disk and received a replacement in less about 1-2 weeks
#30
royals
yes, but id be careful with your company as there maybe a copyright issue and your company hr/legal may have kittens if you take it


Thank you for that, Im sure he will be OK with the copyright :oops: as he owns the disk he is basically just saving space.
#31
I have one of these and used it to back up all my important photo's/ music.
Needless to say lost a load of it, transferred what i could and then lost the rest, found a lot of it with chkdsk but seemed to lose the directory structure. Happened a few times now.

Yes they get very hot, PSU and Drive. Quite a compact drive for its age.

i use it now just for quick jobs.
#32
I bought an Iomega 320gb 2.5 for £40.49 from comet. Loveley little bit of kit - only down side being it needs to use 2 usb's on every pc i have plugged it into. Competety useless for plugging into dvd player etc, even with external psu.
#33
I had one, it went belly up. Not PSU as light on, but when plugged in it went out. I assumed it was the voltage regulator within the metal case, so dismantled and stuck the HD into my PC and "Bob's your uncle" Yes it was still under warranty but it had all the good stuff on, so I did not want to send it off!
#34
beth3735
Thank you for that, Im sure he will be OK with the copyright :oops: as he owns the disk he is basically just saving space.


For that kind of usage you'd be better off with a 2.5" drive without a clunky power supply to carry around.

Like this one for example:-

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/590806/maxtor-basics-250gb-portable-usb2-0
#35
i bought 2 of these a good while ago. both failed within 4months.!!
#36
hot if you can get one
#37
keep an eye out on these! I bought one! Hard drive inside is ok, but the caddy wont last you much longer than when you get it home! There is a known fault with the power supply on these and in the end you end up putting the drive in another caddy. Better off getting a different model
#38
This is stupid if it's true, because I was going to buy this a week or so ago, I told the manager Amazon had it cheaper and he couldn't price match it! Now it's gone down, guess they lost some of my cash
#39
was in Currys tonight in Nottingham Castle Meadow....none in stock :x
#40
Seems like loads of people have had issues. These drives are truly useless. I have an 8GB MicroSD that I take everywhere and use that when possible. If I need to transport large amounts of data I use my buffalo 250GB, it's not as mobile as it requires a mains power supply but it works every time without any issues.

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