Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive £134.99 @ AMAZON - HotUKDeals
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This deal is £5 cheaper than the previous [PCWorld collect in store] with the usual free Amazon super saver delivery.

Great drives, have had 8 MyBooks in the past without any issues and ordered 2 of these, perfect for use with WDTV for your movies/music/photos.

For those interested, it contains a single WD20EADS SATA drive with 32mb cache from the WD Caviar Green line. These aren't the fastest of drives but the slow spin combined with low power usage ensure longer lifetime reliability, ideal for storage or archiving.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=730

Enjoy! :)
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#1
Why on earth are you on your 10th one?
#2
Uridium
Why on earth are you on your 10th one?


Hahaha, they're brimming full of content I suppose. Most are only 1TB and others 500's, it's a wonder how fast drives fill up these days with everything you want to keep 'just in case' yet never ever seem to need! :whistling:
#3
Then you have to have a backup for each full drive with the identical files on "just in case!
It goes on!
#4
Good deal :thumbsup: and a good post - you've obviously researched well...

But seriously - 10 MyBooks! That's getting a bit like those shelves full of VHS Videos we used to have...
#5
Hot i have a 1TB my book and its best external drive i have ever used

i want another one but want one with network port on next :P
#6
might be a good deal - but usb 3.0 version of these things are already available which is far more future proof
#7
ciro
might be a good deal - but usb 3.0 version of these things are already available which is far more future proof


Where from? I've been holding off buying new HDD cos of USB3. Would love one now. USB2 is too slow nowadays for such large capacity disks
#8
Been umming and ahhing about getting another external HDD for a while now. Have a 1tb mybook and love it - so would prefer a mybook to the other manufacturers available, partly because I'm happy with the one I have and partly because aesthetically two similar drives is better.

Not sure I need or can afford 2tb but it probably makes sense to... Will think on it a while longer, I guess!

Heat and rep OP. And thanks. :thumbsup:
#9
Nice find
#10
Good deal for this, but the Samsung 1.5TB at Play and Amazon is better £/GB if you can live with only having 1.5TB...
#11
gadgetmann
Where from? I've been holding off buying new HDD cos of USB3. Would love one now. USB2 is too slow nowadays for such large capacity disks


I might have seen a few at broadbandbuyer the other day when I was looking for a router, slightly more expensive than this one but certainly not ridiculously priced. Was thinking of buying one of the 500GB model, break open and stick in a 2TB hdd, no idea how easy it is on WD and Buffalo ones
banned#12
Thnx OP

An economist is a man who would marry Elizabeth Taylor for her money. Anonymoushttp://bzoonka.appspot.com/zyx4xomy.jpg
#13
Ah I just bought this yesterday for £115 delivered from scan, any idea about reliability with the drive or should I cancel my order and get this one? Although saving £20.... [using free delivery for avforum members]

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2TB-Hitachi-0S00478-SimpleDrive-Rev-3-Black-Silver-Turbo-USB-35-Ext-Hard-Drive-USB2-PC-MAC
#14
get an esata one, stuff usb3.
#15
Cheers
#17
Few questions is this the same price for the mac version as i cant find it.

Is this mains or usb powered. Im after a usb powered one really.

Is this good for storing videos and music and playing them back or just for backing up.
#18
2TB? Wow, thats a lot of porn.
#19
there is no such thing as a 2tb usb powered one yet....
#20
Its a shame it (ridiculously) only has a mini USB slot - no firewire 400/800, no e-sata. Why the hell do they put mini USB ports on big external drives?
#21
louisg
Few questions is this the same price for the mac version as i cant find it.

Is this mains or usb powered. Im after a usb powered one really.

Is this good for storing videos and music and playing them back or just for backing up.


are you serious?! :? you won't see a 2tb 2.5" drive for a very long time ... biggest is 500gb so far I believe. :thumbsup:
#22


if you want a seagate drive, you can get the 1tb for £69.99 and the 1.5tb for £94.99 at Argos (both come with a free 4gb usb drive) :thumbsup:

might be worth getting 2 x 1TBs for a few extra quid (with 2 USB sticks) than put all your eggs in 1 2tb basket :whistling:
#23
toonarmani
are you serious?! :? you won't see a 2tb 2.5" drive for a very long time ... biggest is 500gb so far I believe. :thumbsup:


2.5" 1tb

:thumbsup:
#24
flashish
2.5" 1tb

:thumbsup:


Previously 750GB but yeh 1TB 2.5" drives are out.... I reckon 1.5TB by the end of this year and 2TB beggining of next year.... Although desktop drives will also get a boost, maybe to 5GB by then?
#25
toonarmani
are you serious?! :? you won't see a 2tb 2.5" drive for a very long time ... biggest is 500gb so far I believe. :thumbsup:


just asking, but thanks for heads up:thumbsup:
#26
louisg

Is this mains or usb powered. Im after a usb powered one really.

Is this good for storing videos and music and playing them back or just for backing up.



If you want a USB powered one with a large capacity why not go for this, I have :thumbsup:

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1143780802.1264773081@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdeadejhjklmgmcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=825092&category_oid=-33084

Not bad looking & aluminium case, so for £60 great price and go through Quidco to try and get a couple of quid cashback :)http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1143780802.1264773081@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdeadejhjklmgmcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=825092&category_oid=-33084

The reviews on the Amazon website for the WD 1TB & 2TB are generally not very favourable. Why ? I've not had an issue with any of my WD drives. The HDD which you get is apparently a WD Cavier Green, so it's pretty decent.
#27
I'd keep away from the 2.5" Iomega ones!

Had 2 die on me within weeks of purchasing.
#28
ciro
might be a good deal - but usb 3.0 version of these things are already available which is far more future proof


Yes but...its going to be a while until most people upgrade their machines to USB3, and by then storage will be that much cheaper. So it doesnt make a whole lot of sense to hold out.

USB2 is still plenty fast enough for most people, by the time you feel the need for USB3 im sure 2TB will be well under £100 anyway
#29
jimmyd4ng3r
I'd keep away from the 2.5" Iomega ones!

Had 2 die on me within weeks of purchasing.


Like with most of the tat made these days, perhaps you were just unlucky. Sometimes it's a case of faulty batches, or rubbish being made full-stop. Iomega give a 3 yr warranty on their 3.5" external drives, hopefully this is so with their portable 2.5" drives. If it breaks down replacement/refund so what's the problem.

marcodjcm
Yes but...its going to be a while until most people upgrade their machines to USB3, and by then storage will be that much cheaper. So it doesnt make a whole lot of sense to hold out.

USB2 is still plenty fast enough for most people, by the time you feel the need for USB3 im sure 2TB will be well under £100 anyway


Very true :thumbsup:

Most people just want the external backup facility which can easily be transported if required, although with the ease of adding & removing a 2nd internal HDD for data storage this is definitely another viable option and a cheaper one as you can sometimes get 1TB internal HDDs on offer for around £40 :thumbsup:
#30
Formatting this to NTFS will be an overnight job. My 750GB version of this took a few hours.
#31
machman
Formatting this to NTFS will be an overnight job. My 750GB version of this took a few hours.


These come pre-formatted to NTFS.
#32
Johnski
Like with most of the tat made these days, perhaps you were just unlucky. Sometimes it's a case of faulty batches, or rubbish being made full-stop. Iomega give a 3 yr warranty on their 3.5" external drives, hopefully this is so with their portable 2.5" drives. If it breaks down replacement/refund so what's the problem.

The problem isnt the drive breaking down, its what you potentially lose as a result. Ok, so you should backup your backups of backups and then backup those too, but how many people actually do. Theres also the inconvience factor.

People are far too cheap when it comes to purchasing a HDD, be it as an OS drive or for backing up the pr0n. For very little difference in price per GB, you can get a quality item ala Western Digital or Samsung ime. Had several Seagate and Hitatchi drives fail on me over the years, while I have 5+ year old Western Digital drives still going strong. Peoples millage will vary and there will always be bad drives, but weigh a few pounds saved now up against the value of the stuff you have to store.

/2p worth

Voted hot from moi, decent drive inside for a decent price!
#34
I thought I would try WD after purchasing seagates, maxtors for the last 10-15 years but I wasn't to impressed with them. I bought a 1TB WD mybook and it broke within 3 months and I hardly used it. Still some ppl really like them and recommend them but I think I will stick to seagate/maxtor.
#35


Thats the old model with the blue light, new one has white led light and is split into 4 section for how much space is left on HDD.

Got one of these drives in pc world a few weeks back great drive and the on/off switch on the back is very handy as mine only goes on when im watching movies ect.
#36


I rather pay 10 £ more on PCWorld and pick it up today and they replace it there and then if something goes wrong
#37
I'm desperately in need of something like this.
#38
like a few folk I have the 1tb version, fantastic drive. am very tempted with this as I have filled the 1tb version
#39
twe
Previously 750GB but yeh 1TB 2.5" drives are out.... I reckon 1.5TB by the end of this year and 2TB beggining of next year.... Although desktop drives will also get a boost, maybe to 5GB by then?


i love the fact you just randomly guess.

3.5" drives will not surpass 2tb for a long time because of the technology limitations. expect to see faster and mor eefficient 2tb drives over the next 12 months. the only time you will get greater than 2tb is when they put more than one drive in a single external box.
#40
twe
Previously 750GB but yeh 1TB 2.5" drives are out.... I reckon 1.5TB by the end of this year and 2TB beggining of next year.... Although desktop drives will also get a boost, maybe to 5GB by then?


Nellster
i love the fact you just randomly guess.

3.5" drives will not surpass 2tb for a long time because of the technology limitations. expect to see faster and mor eefficient 2tb drives over the next 12 months. the only time you will get greater than 2tb is when they put more than one drive in a single external box.


I love the fact you both just randomly guess.

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