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western digital my book 500 Gb world edition network external drive £34.97 @ Currys

£34.97 @ Currys
Bought today and seemed to be a great price,not sure how common it will be but well worth looking out for Read More
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#1
it was bought for seperate jobs though £65 would be a fair price for a 1tb drive but that would not include the media features
#2
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!
#3
CartoonHead78;6744070
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!

I have several MyBooks and no failures yet.:thumbsup:
So you lost every thing. Ever thought of backing things up?
#4
CartoonHead78
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!


Not only are your hard drives playing up but your keyboard is too! :D
#5
Jefft
I have several MyBooks and no failures yet.:thumbsup:
So you lost every thing. Ever thought of backing things up?


I do see your point, but people do tend to use external hard drives for that purpose...

I've got a 1TB external hard drive backing up a 1TB external NAS. And a number of DVDs lying around.

Not a Western Digital ELEMENTS though,I think they are the ones to avoid.
#6
scrooge
Not only are your hard drives playing up but your keyboard is too! :D


It's Almost As Annoying Typing Words WitH cApiTals aS iT Is rEadiNg th3m :whistling:
#7
:-D
thecresta
It's Almost As Annoying Typing Words WitH cApiTals aS iT Is rEadiNg th3m :whistling:
#8
You lot having a laugh?, western digital are the best around, i have loads of western digital hard drives at work and would not buy any other.
Check the reviews they must be near the top (this could come back and bite me as i haven't checked reviews) so theres a challenge
#9
It was all in capitals because it was a warning, but came out as capital first letters!! lol
They had a massive problem with the MyBook range and many drives failed, I just happened to have 3 of them, never again! It did teach me to back up the important stuff yes!
#10
Is it me or does the link not work; only goes to the home page. I've tried searching for it on the Curry's site. Can't find it.....
#11
It's the usual Currys/Dixon group trick. Anything ending in .97p is very rarely available. Maybe just the odd local one being got rid of.
#12
The 97p means that it is store specific EOL and unlikely to found everywhere.

As for the World range, despite having Gigabit ethernet, it suffers from an underpowered processor so that transfer speeds are a lot less than you might think. At this price, this is great for the occasional backup of smallish files over the network, but not something you would want to do regularly with large volumes.
banned#13
CartoonHead78
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!


The only drive I've ever had fail on me was a WD (apart from the one I connected to the wrong cable and set on fire)


CartoonHead78
Piece Of P**p


Did you just censor "poop"?
#14
Jefft
I have several MyBooks and no failures yet.:thumbsup:
So you lost every thing. Ever thought of backing things up?
#15
CartoonHead78
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!


i had one for over 3 years was only a 250 GB but never had problems never crashed was brill but am using a iomega now
#16
Haard drives are one of the most unreliable component/ preripheral in a pc its cos of their mechanical parts, SSD is the future. No hard drive manufacturer is perfect even seagate have the famous click of death on their external hard drives. Just stick to one that is cheap and offers good warranty.
#17
CartoonHead78
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!


Do you get much warning before a hard drive dies? Or does it just happen?
#18
thecresta
I do see your point, but people do tend to use external hard drives for that purpose...

I've got a 1TB external hard drive backing up a 1TB external NAS. And a number of DVDs lying around.

Not a Western Digital ELEMENTS though,I think they are the ones to avoid.


Backup implies that you've still got the data on the computer (backups are a copy). If the internal drive goes, you've got the external and vice versa. Otherwise the data isn't backed up, it's just been moved.
#19
Stone cold - no stock no deal
#20
drspa44;6745555
Do you get much warning before a hard drive dies? Or does it just happen?

Either.
#21
CartoonHead78
I Warn You, Western Digital Drives Are Not Worth The Plastic They Are In-cased In!!!
I Had 3 Western Digital My Books And All 3 Failed Loosing All 1.5 Tb Of Pictures & Files Etc.
Since Ive Been Using Hdd's I Have Never Had Drives That Failed Apart From Western Digital, I Still Used The Very First 18gb Seagate Drive I Ever Owned At Times It Is Well Over 10 Years Old, I Will Never In All My Living Years Buy A Western Digital Piece Of P**p Again!!!!! Stick With Seagate!!!



absolute nonsense....used WD for years with no problems whatsoever....
#22
Is this just instore then?
#23
thecresta
I do see your point, but people do tend to use external hard drives for that purpose...

I've got a 1TB external hard drive backing up a 1TB external NAS. And a number of DVDs lying around.

Not a Western Digital ELEMENTS though,I think they are the ones to avoid.



i have had an ELEMENTS 1 TB drive for well over a year and it has been fine,i think they are good drives .
#24
Must be instore only - no sign on the website... :(

Paul
#25
Western Digitals are the best drives around - and the best value for money too!

My Maxtor and Iomega drives have both died - my 4 WD drives keep on running...
#26
The only drive in any unit that has ever failed me was an external with a WD inside. Thankfully I had the whole lot religiously backed up on DVD.
It actually still works but I lost the data.

My newly installed laptop drive and my second external drive both happen to be WD. I think it's just down to bad luck, especially as there are so few manufacturers these days.
I seem to have a strange faith in Samsung drives but I bet there are just as many horror stories.


This is a great price, but not holding out any hope for availability. Every Comet and Currys deal I have pursued in four years of HUKD fails to appear at my local store.
#27
good deal, but dont know whether its instore or available online..
I have checked online, nowhere.

can you please post receipt if instore. thanks

also have been using WD for years and no problem at all.!
#28
drspa44
Do you get much warning before a hard drive dies? Or does it just happen?


They can just pop but warning signs you need to look for can be:

Unusual "scratching" sounds
Clicking on start up and access
Data corrupting or becoming unaccessible without any reason (ie you've not just done something daft :-D)

Other than that I can't STRESS enough the need to use either 2 ext drives OR (as I prefer) backup essentials to DVD as a precaution!

Hope that helps a bit :thumbsup:
#29
I've had a 80gb WD running in my old dell continuously for 6 years. It isn't my main computer anymore but the drives still going strong. I also have a 500gb MY BOOK going strong. They've never failed on my, Maxtor though is a different matter.
#30
Hard drives dont usually breakdown unless its been dropped or knocked alot.
#31
mikeswrx02
Hard drives dont usually breakdown unless its been dropped or knocked alot.


Are you for real or do you just not own a PC??!? Hard drives are a very complex piece of kit and the nature of how they work makes them self destructive. They are like cars, yeah sure you can have some that last for years, HOWEVER, most will develop problems over time...... you will most likely find this out to your detriment at some point :whistling:
#32
mikeswrx02;6748006
Hard drives dont usually breakdown unless its been dropped or knocked alot.

ALL hard drives die ..... eventually.
#33
Do 3.5" hard drives tend to last longer when they are used vertically or horizontally. A lot of people have told me that I should lie my 750gb MyBook flat instead of like in all of the pictures. I bought it in July 2008 for $120 from Staples, which was a good price considering the pound was $2.05! It's been going strong for a year and has only had one directory hiccup, which was probably the PC's fault.
#34
Sold out in Bristol. Probably worth just getting the 1 TB or larger capacity I guess. Although still darn bloody great price. Could buy 4 of these for the price of the 1TB one and mirror all your data so have 2 copies of everything remotely.
#35
drspa44
Do 3.5" hard drives tend to last longer when they are used vertically or horizontally. A lot of people have told me that I should lie my 750gb MyBook flat instead of like in all of the pictures. I bought it in July 2008 for $120 from Staples, which was a good price considering the pound was $2.05! It's been going strong for a year and has only had one directory hiccup, which was probably the PC's fault.


Not really thought of that to be honest. I would guess it will be one of those things that everyone has a different opinion on ;-)

I would personally say that the fact that the drive is spinning would probably mean that it doesn't care which way its put, as long as its [COLOR="Red"]LEFT[/COLOR] in that position, as surely thats what exerts stress on it?!?! Just my thought on it, no doubt others may disagree :thumbsup:
#36
Most drives are ok with the odd movement but nothing quick. Also, hard drives seem to last longer if they're used so it's a good idea to leave an external drive on rather than switch it off. Google did tests on hard drives for no apparent reason but found that drives that were used constantly tended to last longer than drive that weren't used often.

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