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Yea if your in need of storage then this is a good deal

It's USB 2.0 but you can rip out the drive :D

Amazon is also selling it for the same price.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002P3XSAO
- wingz

for a fix to a problem with this drive.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-elements-external-desktop-hard-drive-1-5tb-59-99-pc-world-1066514?page=4#post12866475
- wingz


Currys link:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-1-5tb-black-10945113-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~Computing%20accessories~10945113


Dixons link:

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-1-5tb-black-10945113-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~~10945113

Dixons is 99p cheaper! :)



- spacemaniac
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#41
This deal will upset the panic mob!

Hot.
#42
Is this better than the one I ordered the other day due for delivery tomorrow.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003NE5GY0
#43
aston_martin_own
Is this better than the one I ordered the other day due for delivery tomorrow.

[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252Fgp%252Fproduct%252FB003NE5GY0]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003NE5GY0[/url]


no, this isnt better. If you bought this it's almost certain you'll end up returning it one day.
#44
Can you rip the drive out and still, if needs be, put it back for any warranty purposes?
#45
JustLikeArkwright
Can you rip the drive out and still, if needs be, put it back for any warranty purposes?


I don't see why not, there's no warranty sticker or anything to show its been tampered with.
#46
tempted for a nas I just bought but feel robbed when 2tb was 55 just a amonth ago :(
banned#47
WD Failed me twice, one a 1 TB drive and now a 2 TB one, waiting for my replacement...now just trusting the cloud for very important stuff...
#48
Jeewan
WD Failed me twice, one a 1 TB drive and now a 2 TB one, waiting for my replacement...now just trusting the cloud for very important stuff...


Which is hosted on servers running with WD branded hard disks...oh oh! ;)

Joking aside redundancy is key and combining a local and offsite backup storage solution is ideal especially if the local hard disks are damaged, stolen or lost.

Edited By: Scotty Boy on Nov 22, 2011 04:01
#49
Got this from £42 from Amazon 6 months back !!
#50
intranix


no, this isnt better. If you bought this it's almost certain you'll end up returning it one day.


Care to explain this comment? :)
1 Like #51
NRE123
Got this from £42 from Amazon 6 months back !!


Yes, if only we could do time travel!
#52
wingz im going to pick up one of these later why is everyone taking them out the enclosures again? im baffled? surly that isnt going to extend life etc?
#53
Teenageebayer
Thats why to rip it out: http://www.ebuyer.com/182437-western-digital-1-5tb-3-5-sata-ii-hard-drive-5400rpm-64mb-cache-wd15ears hdd are really high in price due to Thailand floods over doubled in price!

That is a 3.5" hard drive, the deal is a 2.5" hard drive. Not sure if you can use a SATA connection with 2.5". The 2.5" hard drives are more commonly used laptops.
#54
why would you rip out the drive? Buy an internal one if thats what you want! Seems much handier to me to have it free to use on any PC via usb. Im not sure whats happened to the prices of these but I got the 2tb one for £56 a few months back so his doesnt seem hot to me. Maybe the prices have gone up?
#55
JustLikeArkwright
Can you rip the drive out and still, if needs be, put it back for any warranty purposes?

I doubt that. theyd be stupid to accept products back that have been tampered with. Some buyers seem to think they can mess products up and then get a refund. Fair play works both ways.
#56
Alexthekidd

That is a 3.5" hard drive, the deal is a 2.5" hard drive. Not sure if you can use a SATA connection with 2.5". The 2.5" hard drives are more commonly used laptops.

I thought this was a 3.5"? I assumed the 2.5" were portable drives whereas this is powered.
suspended#57
good price
#58
machinecolxbox
wingz im going to pick up one of these later why is everyone taking them out the enclosures again? im baffled? surly that isnt going to extend life etc?


Because the Hard disk manufacturing plants are based in Thailand which was hit by a flood, causing manufacturing to become a stand still, thus hard disks are in short supply causing prices to shoot up. A 1TB hard disk costs around over £100 in most places, so 1.5TB for £59.99 is a excellent deal right now if you need a hard drive.

The shortage may last till the end of 2012 so price may be up for a while :/ http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/read/hard-drive-disruption-to-persist-through-2012/027546

Edited By: wingz on Nov 22, 2011 12:00: .
#59
Alexthekidd
Teenageebayer
Thats why to rip it out: http://www.ebuyer.com/182437-western-digital-1-5tb-3-5-sata-ii-hard-drive-5400rpm-64mb-cache-wd15ears hdd are really high in price due to Thailand floods over doubled in price!
That is a 3.5" hard drive, the deal is a 2.5" hard drive. Not sure if you can use a SATA connection with 2.5". The 2.5" hard drives are more commonly used laptops.

Wrong, its NOT a 2.5 drive
1 Like #60
why can't people understand the difference between 2.5" drives and 3.5"?

not being funny but they shoudn't be even using a computer if they don't know!
#61
wingz i get that....but what does it matter if its in the enclosure or not? does that effect the drives performance? i should think not?
#62
are they easy to remove?
#63
It doesn't really but if you want to transfer files quickly then you will need a faster interface like USB 3, FireWire 800 or eSATA :)

And for those wondering how easy it is to take the drive out here is a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiupJcqFAM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
1 Like #64
machinecolxbox
wingz i get that....but what does it matter if its in the enclosure or not? does that effect the drives performance? i should think not?


You mean speed difference between USB 2.0 from the enclosure vs Sata inside the pc?

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4770/83473558.jpg



Edited By: wingz on Nov 22, 2011 12:56: .
#65
SATA drives @ this price ?????

Reserved 2 (PCWorld max) at my local store.......

I was going to buy 3TB internal drives for £149.99 each from same place......

Might just have to take few friends with me! lol

HOT HOT HOT
#66
vgopal
Alexthekidd
Teenageebayer
Thats why to rip it out: http://www.ebuyer.com/182437-western-digital-1-5tb-3-5-sata-ii-hard-drive-5400rpm-64mb-cache-wd15ears hdd are really high in price due to Thailand floods over doubled in price!

That is a 3.5" hard drive, the deal is a 2.5" hard drive. Not sure if you can use a SATA connection with 2.5". The 2.5" hard drives are more commonly used laptops.


Wrong, its NOT a 2.5 drive


Aye mate, sorry read the deal too quickly. Go ahead and rip it out, will work a charm!
#67
Good price for ripping out, shame it's the caviar green inside them
#68
i dont think u can rip out the drives. when i took mine apart it seemed like it was a built in usb unit. no sata connection!!
#69
Bashop
i dont think u can rip out the drives. when i took mine apart it seemed like it was a built in usb unit. no sata connection!!


if you watch the video Neostar posted above, you will see that the pcb which has the power and usb port has to be removed, then you will see the sata connection.
#70
Good find
#71
oh sorry i have the 2.5 1tb version. i dont think it comes apart like this one. think it has usb built in
4 Likes #72
Word of Warning....

There seems to be a flaw with the Green Drives, basically it has a feature called Intellipark where basically after a period of 8 seconds of inactivity, the drive heads “park” themselves, or go into standby position to save power. But most OS like Windows are incompatible with this feature so what happens is that as soon as the heads are parked, they are activated again. This leads to wild oscillation between the two states which might eventually wear out the drive much quicker.

The simple solution is to download and burn a utility called wdidle3 (http://www.mikerosoft.org/Utilities/FreeDOS%20WDIDLE3.iso) onto cd and use it boot up you computer then disable the Inteillipark feature with the command wdidle3 /d to see if its disabled to type wdidle3 /r or if you want to keep the feature or have any problems then simply set the timer to 5 minutes rather than the default 8 seconds by typing the command wdidle3 /S300

You will need to take the drive out the enclosure and connect it to you PC via the sata cable then make sure that in the Bios you set the Sata to IDE and not Raid or ACHI and only have the WD Green disk connected when you do this as it may change the setting on your other disks as well.

My load cycle count is 202 after 12 hours (manufacture rated at 300,000) so in 2 years it will reach the limit oO

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5598/86357616.jpg















Edited By: wingz on Dec 14, 2011 18:30: .
banned#73
is this usb powered or mains powered
#74
scooby252
is this usb powered or mains powered


Mains.
#75
Just a note I bought the 500Gb version and it failed completely within 6 months, shall never touch WD again.
#76
Hi

I've never owned an external hard drive. I just wanted to back up my photos, movies etc. and this seems like a good deal.

Is there anything I need to be wary of or would this be ok for my simple needs?

What is USB 2.0 and would I need to "rip out the drive"?

Thanks to anyone that can help.
#77
Thanks mate. Really appreciate it. :D
spamcan61
seanyboy
Hi

I've never owned an external hard drive. I just wanted to back up my photos, movies etc. and this seems like a good deal.

Is there anything I need to be wary of or would this be ok for my simple needs?

What is USB 2.0 and would I need to "rip out the drive"?

Thanks to anyone that can help.

This will meet your needs, assuming your PC has a USB socket. You won't need to 'rip out the drive', that's only for folks removing the HDD from these for use inside PCs.
#78
Jeewan
WD Failed me twice, one a 1 TB drive and now a 2 TB one, waiting for my replacement...now just trusting the cloud for very important stuff...


Which bit of the cloud do you use for inportant backup?
Wouldnt mind doing this myself....tons of data to upload though
#79
Voted hot.. And purchased.. Now I just need to sell my Old externall.. And decide wether to rip it out or leave it in.. Great price !
#80
Okay just got mine today and reformatted it for the Mac...the power saving feature is really wonky, it will switch itself off or something after a while then it will switch back on :|

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