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This 1Tb Western Digital MyBook is currently selling for nearly £300 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. Play.com have it for £199.99 delivered.
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#1
The Amazon.co.uk link is :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-1terabyte-Dual-Drive-storage/dp/B000JEBUO2/

Is this the same item? I think Play.com might have put up the wrong image ?
#2
Good price. The cheapest I've found this one is £250, but this price makes it roughly the same price as the 500MB drives (£/MB that is).

And yes, it is the wrong image, as this image is of the single drive and not dual drive MyBook.

Voted hot.
#3
That's a fantastic price!
#4
Went for one myself, great price for a great drive.
#5
2% Quidco = another £4.
#6
Average Customer Review:http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-2-5.gif based on 6 reviews.
#7
kowalski
The Amazon.co.uk link is :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-1terabyte-Dual-Drive-storage/dp/B000JEBUO2/

Is this the same item? I think Play.com might have put up the wrong image ?
There are two 1Tb My Book models one is the 1Tb single drive the other is the RAID model with twin drives and double sized. Its the more expensive one. The advantage of the RAID model is that it is user serviceable, you can open it easily to swap out drives etc.

From the description it should be the double sized one but if the pic is right and the description is wrong people are going to be getting something different...
#8
Amazon one looks like a brick!
#9
Midmac
Average Customer Review:http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-2-5.gif based on 6 reviews.


The negatives seem to be largely based on the noise though and if that is an issue you can always replace the fan, and there appears to be a firmware fix as well
[mod]#10
Great price, nice post Kowalski! :thumbsup:
#11
eggs, basket....
#12
sburley
eggs, basket....


:-D
#13
Tenex
There are two 1Tb My Book models one is the 1Tb single drive the other is the RAID model with twin drives and double sized. Its the more expensive one. The advantage of the RAID model is that it is user serviceable, you can open it easily to swap out drives etc.

From the description it should be the double sized one but if the pic is right and the description is wrong people are going to be getting something different...


Really? I was unaware of a single drive >500gb and the advert on Play states RAID striping as one of the methods of operation - this always needs two HDDs AFAIK. Also on the Mybook site the only 1TB drives are duals. I'd love to be proved wrong tho, as a Mac Mini user needing a good priced, high capacity Firewire 400 drive!
#14
sburley
eggs, basket....


Not really it seems to be a 2 hard drive solution you can even set up in RAID to keep copies of everything if you don't mind losing half the storage
#15
U can get 750GB drives now.
#16
thekanester
U can get 750GB drives now.


Actually yes I've just checked and you can actually get a 1TB drive from Hitachi as of January 2007. But not WD as far as is known, and if you could it's pretty unlikely it would be halved in price 3 months later. I wouldn't mind the 2 disk one tho except for the fan - no point having a quiet Mini and a roaring HDD. I see there's a FW update but that's not really that great - a quieter fan altogether would be nicer. Anyone know how easy it is to retrofit a better fan to these??
#17
If you only need 500gb and travel a lot i'd go for one these :

Western Digital 500GB World Edition Gigabit Ethernet NAS

It has read/write access from anywhere in the world through a webpage and doesn't even need your pc to be on.

£136.72 Amazon from here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-500GB-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B000MSVNM4/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt/203-8093531-8584715

Check out the demo on this webpage to explain how it works :

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=278

Western Digital have also brought out their new 1TB version but i don't think available to buy here yet. Might explain the price drop in the standard version :

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=279
#18
Mecoconuts
If you only need 500gb and travel a lot i'd go for one these :

Western Digital 500GB World Edition Gigabit Ethernet NAS

It has read/write access from anywhere in the world through a webpage and doesn't even need your pc to be on.

£136.72 Amazon from here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-500GB-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B000MSVNM4/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt/203-8093531-8584715

Check out the demo on this webpage to explain how it works :

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=278

Western Digital have also brought out their new 1TB version but i don't think available to buy here yet. Might explain the price drop in the standard version :

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=279


Now that is really useful, good price too. :thumbsup:
#19
can anyone confirm that this is 2 drives (500) giving the 1tb drive??

If so ill take 1 :)
#20
Great price kowalski :)

Hot ++
#21
Filo25
Not really it seems to be a 2 hard drive solution you can even set up in RAID to keep copies of everything if you don't mind losing half the storage


Just so long as people realise that no amount of RAIDing will help in the unlikely event that the whole think is nicked :-(
So yes...
sburley
eggs,basket...
Any backups of important documents should really be kept off-site
:)
#22
Absolutely true cardy I just think realistically most people don't go to the lengths of compnaies when they're backing up at home, luckily for me I don't have too much critical data anyway, I just like being able to use it on different computers around the house, a NAS solution would be good for me but there doesn't see mto be too much affordable stock around at the moment
#23
Allow me to impart a cliche.

"Data not backed up is data you don't want"
#24
The title says 1000GB, but 1TB = 1024TB

Which makes it slighly better.
#25
In hard drive language they all go by 1000s. It'll be 1000x1000x1000x1000 bytes.
It's a con, but a legal one and all HD makers do it.
#26
Dudley
Allow me to impart a cliche.

"Data not backed up is data you don't want"


Or its data thats worth less than the time and money required to keep it backed up regularly ;-)
#27
craigmc87
The title says 1000GB, but 1TB = 1024TB

Which makes it slighly better.


Unfortunately i think it's the other way round, It's worse !

You don't actually get 512Gb drives, they are 500Gb.

500gb according to the hard drive manufacturer is 500,000,000,000 bytes.

While according to windows 500gb is 500,000,00 x 1024.

With this intrinsic tiny difference there creates a large difference. The rest of the lost room is due to the MBT.

e.g.
40gbHD = 37.2gb formatted
80gbHD = 74.5gb formatted
200gbHD = 186gb formatted

So a formatted 500gb drive will be 465gb.

So in fact your 1 Terabyte of space is actually only 930Gb ! :roll:

Can someone confirm this for me ? As i'm only 90% sure ! :-D
#28
Does anyone know the speed of these drives? (7200RMP?)

Does it use SATA or are they EIDE?
(I'm talking about the RAID box not the single drive version)

Would be handy if we had WD models Numbers for the drives used.

"Sorry to get technical just planning an upgrade swap-around"

Ta

-Simon-
#29
Mecoconuts

So a formatted 500gb drive will be 465gb.

So in fact your 1 Terabyte of space is actually only 930Gb ! :roll:

Can someone confirm this for me ? As i'm only 90% sure ! :-D

Don't you mean 93% sure? ;-)
#30
craigmc87
The title says 1000GB, but 1TB = 1024TB

Which makes it slighly better.


1024TB would make it 1 petabyte with would be awesomely better but I think you mean 1024GB. :)
#31
Great price, many thanks to OP for spotting this.

Wish this had been posted before I ordered four of the 500GB MyBook Premiums from Jessops on Sunday as would have purchased a couple of these instead.

Does anyone know if this MyBook Pro 1Tb can be used as a non-RAID HDD i.e. so you can use all 1TB of it and then don't have to worry that if one HDD fails you've lost all of your data?

Thanks.

Cheekster.
#32
Mecoconuts
So a formatted 500gb drive will be 465gb.

So in fact your 1 Terabyte of space is actually only 930Gb ! :roll:

Can someone confirm this for me ? As i'm only 90% sure ! :-D


Yeah that's right, I seem to remember my 2x striped 250GB hdd's turning out to be 465gb once formatted under windows. You'd think manufacturers would label their drives to reflect the size once formatted even though it's not technically their true size. It would keep people from being disappointed. :/
#33
cheekster
Does anyone know if this MyBook Pro 1Tb can be used as a non-RAID HDD i.e.


Yes it can, think someone mentioned that already.

If anyone wants the Western Digitals Product Page: My Book™ Pro Edition™ II
#34
Thanks for ther pointer kawalski and the extra info all :)
#35
I notice we're approaching 8:30pm now, and nobody has PM'd to let me know they've bought one of these for me...
1 Like #36
MBeeching
I notice we're approaching 8:30pm now, and nobody has PM'd to let me know they've bought one of these for me...


I bought you one with my imaginary credit card but I'm pretty sure it's going to get lost in the imaginary post....there'll be hell to pay at play if that's the case cos I got myself one too with my imaginary credit card.....you know it's surprising how many places don't accept my card...they just give me a funny look like I've just smeared poo all over their walls. ;|
#37
EdinSimon
Does anyone know the speed of these drives? (7200RMP?)

Does it use SATA or are they EIDE?
(I'm talking about the RAID box not the single drive version)

Would be handy if we had WD models Numbers for the drives used.

"Sorry to get technical just planning an upgrade swap-around"


Hehe, guess you're thinking what I'm thinking - if this is SATA, I'd get this for the 2x 500Gb drives (or 1x1Tb) to go in my PC and stick my old 250Gb's in the enclosure!

2x 500Gb SATA is worth at least 150ukp, so the Firewire800 enclosure has to be worth the extra 50-odd, considering the crappy Safecom USB2 stuff you get for 25ukp.

I really don't know why WD don't put more specs out - maybe they're filling them with Hitachi drives and want to keep it quiet! ;)
#38
gunark
Really? I was unaware of a single drive >500gb and the advert on Play states RAID striping as one of the methods of operation - this always needs two HDDs AFAIK. Also on the Mybook site the only 1TB drives are duals. I'd love to be proved wrong tho, as a Mac Mini user needing a good priced, high capacity Firewire 400 drive!


There are single drives with 750GB and 1TB capacity, the latter has just been released:

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2949

No idea what the in this deal is meant to be although I would have thought it's more likely to be dual drives as the TB drives are only just out and probably more pricey.

John
#39
its looks like the play.com have finally realised they uploaded the wrong picture as now it shows the silver coloured 1000gb drive
#40
...Added this drive to my basket, created a new account, went through to checkout & was met with this...

Western Digital Mybook Pro 1000Gb, 1Tb (Terabyte) USB External Hard Drive (PC Shop)
In stock
£229.99


D'oh!

OK... it's still cheaper than anywhere else, but if they are advertising it at £199.99 you'd think they actually charge that!

BFN,

fp.

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