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WD 3TB My Book for Mac Desktop External Hard Drive - £80.00 @ amazon

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ok its intended for Macs (not windows pcs etc) so has limited appeal but seems like a good price for mac users (the 2tb version is £102.91) Product Description Western Digital My Book Mac 3 TB.
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Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 4TB £104.99 delivered @ Groupon

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Pretty good for 4TB portable, usually a desktop drive of that capacity is £100. Choose from the following options for Seagate Maxtor M3 hard drive: £38.48 for 500GB £43.99 for 1TB £76.99 f…
sajmeister2 Avatar5d, 14h agoFound 5 days, 14 hours ago7 Comments
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cold £99 at sainburys yesterday
Groupon and Physical items are a daft idea. By all means buy a voucher for a manicure or a cheap gym pass.
Don't give them cash for an item that either doesn't turn up or is difficult to return if a problem occurs.
xela333
cbrown1979
Wonder if you could split it open and slap it in my ps4 like I did the last portable harddrive...

Pretty confident these larger capacity drives are too thick for a ps4

Additionally I believe that they now solder the USB interface directly onto the drive now.
smr = slow write speeds.
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cbrown1979
Wonder if you could split it open and slap it in my ps4 like I did the last portable harddrive...



Pretty confident these larger capacity drives are too thick for a ps4
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Seagate Expansion 4TB portable USB 3 hard drive £99.00 in Sainsbury's Eltham

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Today I found Sainsbury's Eltham offering a Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 hard drive for £99 which is £30 off their normal recommended retail price. They also had the 2TB version of the Seagate Exp…
mattykan Avatar6d, 16h agoFound 6 days, 16 hours ago30 Comments
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Got 2 in my local, thanks OP really good find
I might need another 1 of these. Already filled the last one up.
noiren
mrluke
I actually just bought one of these , i removed the HDD to shove in a 2.5 rack caddy .
The height/depth of these drives is probally x3 of a normal laptop HDD , so if you are buying one to shove in a laptop make sure you have the space ! .
I'm assuming it's standard SATA and not a soldered on USB3?

Indeed , The equivalent Samsung portable 4TB HDD is soldered from my research.
Got last 5 in dudley, hot
tightar5e
Bear in mind these Seagate Drives are SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) so will have slower write speeds than similar (smaller capacity) non-SMR Drives.

Yeah, I don't like the sound of this SMR technology. Far too quantum physics sounding for my liking!
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Maxtor M3 2TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive £59.98 delivered @ Amazon

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Cheapest it's been from Amazon USB 3.0 Slimline/Lightweight Doesn't need a separate power supply Perfect for extra storage for a Laptop/Notebook/Xbone/PS4
bolo82 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago8 Comments
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noiren
jasewithaface
I bought this literally earlier, everyone says you can put in a PS4 on the questions bit, £62.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B00TKFEE5S/
Let us know if you can, not a fan of Seagate drives but if you can I might have to buy one.
ok, I won't be able to do it until at least saturday but I'll let you know
jasewithaface
I bought this literally earlier, everyone says you can put in a PS4 on the questions bit, £62.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B00TKFEE5S/

Let us know if you can, not a fan of Seagate drives but if you can I might have to buy one.
noiren
Does anyone know if USB board is soldered or can it be taken apart put inside a PS4?Update: After some research it looks like all recent external HDDs with a USB3 connector will have it soldered on the board so you wont be able pry it out and put in a laptop or PS4.
From the looks of it your best bet is to get the Samsung M9T 2TB 9.5mm SATA 2.5 inch which is retails at £83.50 :(
Heat anyway, that's still a good price for slimline HDD to backup your stuff or use in an Xbox one

I bought this literally earlier, everyone says you can put in a PS4 on the questions bit, £62.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B00TKFEE5S/

Edited By: niceroundpound on Sep 17, 2016 15:47
Such a shame portable SSDs are still through the roof :(
Purchased, thanks
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KMASHI 10000Mah External Battery Charger Dual USB £10.79 (Prime) / £14.78 (non Prime) Sold by Ugreat and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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This is a pretty nice and light external battery. The price seems pretty awesome and it has good reviews for any of you ravens thinking that it will explode. 10000 Mah goes a long way!
Roymustang Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago12 Comments
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illusion786

You've been had, no way you can get 50000 in that size or price.

My 16000mAh battery takes like 8 hours+ to charge at 5v 2a that one says 6-8 hours at 5v 1a. It must be less than 10000mAh I reckon.


​I have charged my Note 4 about 6 times without recharging the battery and has 34% charge left. It takes around 7-9 hrs to fully charge the battery.

Battery itself is very heavy. Im happy it does the job intended.
Just a thought, but if you're buying this for a phone with a removable battery, don't bother with it, and just buy some spare batteries instead. They're an order of magnitude lighter, smaller, cheaper, faster, far less cumbersome to use than one of these.
Packs with a 12v output are much more useful
£15.99 prime now?
forgot to say above..... £17.99
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Lenovo A2 10-70 10.1 Tablet Full HD, 2Gb Ram 16GB STORAGE £129.00 Tesco Direct (free C&C)

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Lenovo A2 10-70 This is the full HD 1920 x 1200 model with 2gb ram. Similar price to the lower A10-30 model with the lower screen resolution and half the ram. Well worth £129 for the screen siz…
philwaters31 Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago71 Comments
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poinsy
ghostm4n
Just ordered :-) Anyone know if you can actually take it higher than 64GB with a MicroSD card, or is that really the limit?
You can, but it will only read 64GB :) Sorry, but a great tablet, and the screen quality is superb.
Cheers for that - It really is superb isn't it. The screen is just glorious, and the battery life is nuts.
madgpol
many thanks OP. John Lewis have confirmed price match. Having owned a few tablets over the years I'm of the opinion this tablet is great value for money. The battery life is insane. screen is vivid and you can add additional storage. Hard to fault
Had mine for a few days now and ditto on everything you said - Love it!!!!
millward84
Android or a iPad for a 5 year old girl?

Millward84, if you did buy this tablet while it was in stock, and you are buying it for a child, I would really recommend this case for it.

Bobj for Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70, A10-70F and Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-X70L, TB3-X70F - BobjGear Protective Tablet Cover (Gotcha Green) (not for Tab 2 A10-30)
millward84
Android or a iPad for a 5 year old girl?

Android is an operating system and iPad is a tablet. Two different things. Saying that a smart child will get to grips with any tablet, be it an android based device or an iOS based device. I'd go with something reasonably cheap as it will be prone to getting damaged.

Edited By: ibblackberry1 on Sep 11, 2016 08:20
zyany
what is the difference between the a10-30 and a10-70 (this model)?


​the 10-70 has 16gb of storage, 2 GB of ram and has 1200x 1920 pixels. I bought mine and it had 4.4.4 upgraded to 5.0.1.
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Toshiba 4TB Canvio USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive (Black) - Free delivery - Dabs/BT Shop - £89.98

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Good price for a 4TB desktop USB 3.0 drive. Free standard delivery.
dilbertov Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago14 Comments
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aw08
help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !
need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !
8gb memory minimum
can anyone help advice please under £400
thanks for any help

buy a certified refurb off ebay
aw08
help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !
need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !
8gb memory minimum
can anyone help advice please under £400
thanks for any help

buy a certified refurb off ebay
Good price, good size for Xbox One.
will this fit in my ps4
help please we need to replace pc but not to pc savvy !

need 1tb hard drive min 500gb !

8gb memory minimum

can anyone help advice please under £400

thanks for any help
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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive £100.23 @ Amazon

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Just ordered mine. Seems like a good deal for 4TB portable, and only £1 off lowest ever price on Amazon (£99.32) Also maybe another £5 off with VoucherCodes https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/amazo…
enzo102581 Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago5 Comments
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Can I use this on my PS4 if I crack it open?
Now £90 although not sold and dispatched by Amazon.

Whats so bad about a 2.5" anyway? Seems to have good reviews....
because ppl haven't noticed it's 2.5"
Because its a Lolgate
Why is this one getting cold?
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CCTV, DVR fitted 1TB HDD, 4 external HD cameras now £125.99 was £289.99 - Sold by SANNCE & ANNKE and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Not as good as the cracking CCTV system I posted the other day, so good some one bought the complete stock within 10 mins of posting. This system has the majority of 5 and 4 star feedback. OK not r…
Hillzat43 Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago11 Comments
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MonkeysUncle
Grow up its quite a decent price, your getting 1tb drive a £30 recording system and 4 cameras which to be honest are decent, we have prosecuted loads by this resolution cameras. CCTV is meant to be in your face, if your a tool which installs cameras in spy camera type places and high up odd ball places where you obviously aren't going to get any pictures of someone's face, your missing the point.

If you have this system, could you possible post some night and days screen caps. I am interested in getting this, but just want to see real world pics from a current user.

Thanks .


Edited By: artnada on Aug 27, 2016 16:09: .
Grow up its quite a decent price, your getting 1tb drive a £30 recording system and 4 cameras which to be honest are decent, we have prosecuted loads by this resolution cameras. CCTV is meant to be in your face, if your a tool which installs cameras in spy camera type places and high up odd ball places where you obviously aren't going to get any pictures of someone's face, your missing the point.
jamgin
Did anybody see on telly the programme on cctv last night. Some scum woman claimed a young cat ran in front of her dog and the dog killed it.
Residents cctv revealed she had encouraged her dog to jump up at the gate post until it finally grabbed the cat and killed it.
Utter scum.


​Agree complete Scum, it was the thing that stayed with me after the programme finished, how can anyone be so evil
A tractor has a 10 litre engine, a fiesta has a 1 litre engine but it goes faster. That translates to TVL quality and cameras. My experience of these systems is not good. The footage was always poor, colours all over the place and manual is nearly always in Chinglish. Keep an eye on eBay for swann refurbs.
voted hot as its cheaper than China
would u able to recommend me one for car I need minimum 3 cameras 2 to be used inside the cabin of a vw transporter. money not an issue as long as its cheap ;)
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Western Digital 4TB My Book Studio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac £98.99 free c&c @ Maplin

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is a great deal for 4TB regardless of whether you have a Mac. I've ordered one anyway
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morty
BigYoSpeck
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)
The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up
I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.

USB 3 has way more bandwidth than a black can saturate so the speed benefit is still there over a slower drive
BigYoSpeck
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.

usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)

The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)

http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up

I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.

Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?

That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?

There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.

I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.

If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
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LG 49LF510V Full HD 49 Inch LED TV with Freeview HD and a Samsung HW-J355 120W Soundbar with Bluetooth & External Sub plus an extra 1500 clubcard points all for £338.00 @ Tesco Direct

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I think this is a great deal with a few promos working together you can get this 49inch LG tv and Samsung soundbar plus the extra points all for £338 ! When you add the tv and soundbar to your basket
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sam_of_london
Buying old stuff. Full HD is finished now. Buy 4k
​Give me a good quality HD any day. Unless the screen is massive (80ins) or you're sat within a few feet of the screen, your eye can't discern the difference between HD and UHD.
​The difference is very clear in 40 inch TV as well. 4k is set of technologies not just only the screen.
4k is primarily a set of marketing based 'advancements' to get people to buy new Tvs and take out subscription services and is for well off people or people who have to have the latest stuff.
A good HD screen beats a average 4k screen; a poor backlit, poor contrast 4k picture still has a poor contrast and a poorly lit picture...​Full HD never beats 4k. 4k is real not marketing. I guess you have never seen 4k TV.
I have and only the good (read expensive) 4k sets have a good picture. Picture detail is only one facet of screen performance...

Edited By: afroylnt on Aug 28, 2016 09:17: typo
afroylnt
sam_of_london
juddking
sam_of_london
Buying old stuff. Full HD is finished now. Buy 4k
​Give me a good quality HD any day. Unless the screen is massive (80ins) or you're sat within a few feet of the screen, your eye can't discern the difference between HD and UHD.
​The difference is very clear in 40 inch TV as well. 4k is set of technologies not just only the screen.
4k is primarily a set of marketing based 'advancements' to get people to buy new Tvs and take out subscription services and is for well off people or people who have to have the latest stuff.

A good HD screen beats a average 4k screen; a poor backlit, poor contrast 4k picture still has a poor contrast and a poorly lit picture....[/quote]

​Full HD never beats 4k. 4k is real not marketing. I guess you have never seen 4k TV.
seems oos
Anyone have this TV; is it any good?
sam_of_london
juddking
sam_of_london
Buying old stuff. Full HD is finished now. Buy 4k
​Give me a good quality HD any day. Unless the screen is massive (80ins) or you're sat within a few feet of the screen, your eye can't discern the difference between HD and UHD.
​The difference is very clear in 40 inch TV as well. 4k is set of technologies not just only the screen.
4k is primarily a set of marketing based 'advancements' to get people to buy new Tvs and take out subscription services and is for well off people or people who have to have the latest stuff.[/quote]
A good HD screen beats a average 4k screen; a poor backlit, poor contrast 4k picture still has a poor contrast and a poorly lit picture....
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Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 3TB £66.99 + free delivery @ Groupon

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use code SUMMER, new accounts perfect for xbox one
tomhood98 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago15 Comments
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Bought one, ten days later was refunded without asking with the explanation that anywhere beyond Inverness isn't mainland UK and they don't go beyond there.
Every time I see a hard drive deal there's always one guy who says the particular brand is to be avoided. :|

On the other perspective I have had the 2tb version of this drive for a year plus for a work backup and it's still good!
jordanb1998
Can't seem to confirm order getting a 'order failed' message or something along those lines, any help? Maybe they've ran out? :D

Tried again, now I'm getting a 'no longer available' message, looks like they really have ran out!
Can't seem to confirm order getting a 'order failed' message or something along those lines, any help? Maybe they've ran out? :D

Edited By: jordanb1998 on Aug 31, 2016 17:14
coventgamer
suitable for inside a ps4 ?

Nope, only for Xbox One/PC.
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 6TB Drive £119.99 + £3.95 Delivery Argos

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It isn't in stock at my local store or for delivery but I thought I would share as others may have more luck. If it isn't in stock for you, it may be worth informing Amazon and hope they price matc…
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goodfera
Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided

Argos do this all the time - the mods should ban them from this site!

"Currently out of stock for store collection" and "Currently out of stock for home delivery to XXXXXX" really means - we have no intention of selling this product at this price but please buy something else!


Edited By: grumpyone on Sep 05, 2016 11:50
Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided
This needs to be expired - no stock in-store or for home delivery
ive let amazon know about the lower price at argos (not interested myself) but hopefully it will help others get it price matched, i already have the 5TB its a great external hard drive
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Western Digital My Book 3TB (Recertified) External USB 3.0 HDD £44.99 @ Western Digital Outlet

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Seems a decent price if you're ok with a rectified drive….
topss Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago213 Comments
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JayTee8
whitelightning
I've aborted my extended test on USB3 as it wasn't going that much quicker. Phoned WD support and they said 23 hours is normal considering the size of the drive, as long as the end result was a pass. What they did suggest was to run the Complete Drive Test using the WD Drive Utilities, which should be used on the My Book. Kicked if off ad seems to be running much quick. May run write zeros and see how long that takes and then extended test in Data Lifeguard again.
Still in 2 minds whether to send this back for a refund... any thoughts?
What software are you even running to test it?
Extended Test was using WD Data Lifeguard tool
Anyway, the WD Drive Utilities Complete Drive Test finished earlier, after running for 5 hours. Failed. Sending drive back.

Best idea. Hopefully they'll send you a decent one. Just shows it pays to do the long test.
JayTee8
whitelightning
I've aborted my extended test on USB3 as it wasn't going that much quicker. Phoned WD support and they said 23 hours is normal considering the size of the drive, as long as the end result was a pass. What they did suggest was to run the Complete Drive Test using the WD Drive Utilities, which should be used on the My Book. Kicked if off ad seems to be running much quick. May run write zeros and see how long that takes and then extended test in Data Lifeguard again.
Still in 2 minds whether to send this back for a refund... any thoughts?
What software are you even running to test it?
Extended Test was using WD Data Lifeguard tool

Anyway, the WD Drive Utilities Complete Drive Test finished earlier, after running for 5 hours. Failed. Sending drive back.
whitelightning
I've aborted my extended test on USB3 as it wasn't going that much quicker. Phoned WD support and they said 23 hours is normal considering the size of the drive, as long as the end result was a pass. What they did suggest was to run the Complete Drive Test using the WD Drive Utilities, which should be used on the My Book. Kicked if off ad seems to be running much quick. May run write zeros and see how long that takes and then extended test in Data Lifeguard again.
Still in 2 minds whether to send this back for a refund... any thoughts?

What software are you even running to test it?
Just tested mine speccy reported 8 boot ups and 0 hours of use :). Very happy


Edited By: compo31 on Aug 24, 2016 22:23
I've aborted my extended test on USB3 as it wasn't going that much quicker. Phoned WD support and they said 23 hours is normal considering the size of the drive, as long as the end result was a pass. What they did suggest was to run the Complete Drive Test using the WD Drive Utilities, which should be used on the My Book. Kicked if off ad seems to be running much quick. May run write zeros and see how long that takes and then extended test in Data Lifeguard again.

Still in 2 minds whether to send this back for a refund... any thoughts?
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Western Digital My Book Duo 16TB £430.00 (possible further 10% off + £10 off £377) WD Online Store MyBook

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Fantastic way to get your hands on 2 x WD 8TB Red drives cheaply. The WD enclosure is user serviceable so they expect and allow you to remove the drive from this unit unlike the single MyBook 8TB w…
EMM386 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago32 Comments
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you can defo take these drvies out and put them in a nas once formatted?
Is it confirmed in writing anywhere that the hard drive warranties are still valid if used outside of the enclosure?
'addational stress' - accessing of the hard disc.

the reason they exist!
tfish
Mocking_Bird
tfish
Yeah cos thats going to happen.
I couldn't bare the Moon landing in my front garden either.
Are you seriously suggesting hard-drive failure is as likely as the moon landing in your garden?
2 x 8TB failing on the same day? Yes.


It's more likely than people think, also even if the 2nd drive does not fail on exactly the same day the addational stress on the drive caused by the rebuild onto a replacement drive (After all you have to read all of the data to re-mirror it) can also cause it to fail.

If the data is important then have a backup copy stored elsewhere, ideally offsite if possible.

If you don't want to pay out for one of these storage services or don't trust them with your data maybe consider putting a NAS as a relatives house as a lot of them now support syncing/backup over the internet, and some of them can even do a block level backup (Meaning if you change 1MB of data in a 10GB set of data, it only needs to transfer that 1MB change over the internet not the whole 10GB again)

It does largely depend on what the data is, if it's just something you downloaded you probably don't need to go to those lengths, but if it's photos you've taken whilst on holiday once lost you'll never get those back.
BigYoSpeck
jomay
tfish
Mocking_Bird
tfish
Yeah cos thats going to happen.
I couldn't bare the Moon landing in my front garden either.
Are you seriously suggesting hard-drive failure is as likely as the moon landing in your garden?
2 x 8TB failing on the same day? Yes.
It's quite likely! Think about it: you are running two drives from the same production charge, with exactly the same access pattern, heated to the same temp, switched on the same number of times.
These two drives are certainly MUCH MORE likely to fail on the same day than two random drives with uncorrelated use. It's like identical twins with the same diet dying of the same cancer - it's entirely possible.
By that same logic they're more likely not to fail. Statistically most hard drives don't fail. So if by that logic being part of the same batch links their reliability your odds of having two good drives from the same batch are higher than having 2 bad drives from the same batch. Where as having them from different batches doubles your chances of one of those batches being bad. See making up odds and statistics is flawed, we're just applying what feels like logic to a problem and making wild speculation.
Odds of having a dodgy drive are about 5% historically speaking. Yes some times certain batches and models seem to have a higher failure rate like certain 3tb Seagate drives from a few years back. But the data isn't in on these drives yet to make any assumptions with, so historically speaking across many models and brands less than a 5% failure rate is typical.
No sense using guess work, voodoo or trying to moneyball the odds. Just take wise precautions with your data back up strategy like not relying on RAID as a backup, having more than one backup and having at least one off site and you'll be fine and prepared for the inevitable day you lose a disk so that you don't make an emotional association with that failure and create some kind of superstition as to it's cause like certain brands, big drives or buying from the same batch being at fault.
Phew it's good you don't work in statistics.

Obviously there are certain brands and makes that have worse failure statistics - you call that superstition? When you buy a car do you also claim that all makes are the same and looking at breakdown statistics is voodoo?

I claim that harddrives sometimes fail because of wear and tear, because they were heavily used and are now at the end of their lifespan. That alone increases the odds that two drives used together fail together compared to two random drives failing together.

Likewise, if you were driving two cars exactly the same every day it'd be much more likely they break down together.
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Seagate Expansion 2TB Hard Drive *PS4 Upgrade* (Refurb) £52.99 Delivered @ Argos/eBay

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Good price to upgrade your PS4. It's a refurb with 12 months warranty, but doesn't matter anyway as opening case for PS4 upgrade will void warranty.
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This works perfect in my ps4 and it was easy to open, I put the old 500gb drive in the case and now use it as an external
i have bought one of these new for about £65 a couple years ago and installed the hard drive in my ps4, to get the case open you have to use a very thin knife and screwdriver to get it open, it is still working in my ps4 now.
6ixFoot1
Case is easy to open. People say that seagate drives always fail so don't even bother with a refurb, especially when a brand new one can be had for a couple of quid more
People are referring either to the 3TB ST3000DM001 or the Backblaze 2015 report on 1.5TB and 3TB desktop drives (which were chosen to run in a server environment).
Every manufacturer will produce a turkey of a drive every now and then - the ST3000DM001 is one of those but the 4TB and 6TB Seagate models used by Backblaze have been shown to have an average failure rate... but that doesn't make a very good headline ;)

Heat from me :)
Case is easy to open. People say that seagate drives always fail so don't even bother with a refurb, especially when a brand new one can be had for a couple of quid more
it's only a few pounds more for a new 1
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LPD Doors External Carolina £1.00 + £30 delivery @ Leader doors

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Must be a glitch but try your luck they have a selection, unfortunately nothing I wanted but someone might. £30 delivery but still a bargain if you manage to get one.
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Paypal refunded so I guess no door.
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Now where can I get my hands on some nice knockers?
Try Katie Price!

I'm trying not to heave......
zx636r
Now where can I get my hands on some nice knockers?
Try Katie Price!
all sold out
I got one and had confirmation :-)
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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac - Black £109.00 Sold by Mystic UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable HD. Normally 149. Down to 109.00 Amazon
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Again at £109
£119 now. Shoot. :(
Good price ..... two of these, raspberry pi and some time and you have a decent little backed up home server

Edited By: tomlewis007 on Aug 06, 2016 11:23: error
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Buffalo 1TB Ministation Portable Hard Drive - £39.99 Del @ eBuyer

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Seems a reasonable price inc Free Delivery, great reviews across the net too & the cheapest price around by quite a margin USB 3.0 Interface Data transfer rate 5.0 Gbs Bus Powered Windows 8, 7 (32…
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Sorry, this product is currently out of stock.
showing price as £52.83
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Samsung D3 External USB 3.0 HDD 3TB £59.99 or Maxtor 3TB Portable £61.99 [New Customer via app / use code APPLOVE] @ Groupon App

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A couple of decent external HDDs via the Groupon App, using the code APPLOVE (new customer sign ups £15 off a £25 spend). Spotted these after seeing the deal posted for the Samsung printer by Chanc…
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Anybody know if this deal is still live? Keep getting an error
Recieved mine, yes it was not packed well, they must put bubble wrap or something to stop it ratting around.but it worked great with my Xbox one and no issues. Also I pay by PayPal so if there is an issue I would get my money back, and it also arrived very quickly. Good buy.
can both of these be used with an Xbox?
Also does anyone have an idea as to the performance of these in such use.?

Edited By: Agaeti on Aug 14, 2016 17:47: Edit
I left it for 24 hours copying an existing 2TB hard drive and it is still only half way done - I'm going to return mine - no good having 3TB if you can't use it.
Recieved mine yesterday, it's still very good value for the money also simple plug and play, no need to plug in mains, Can't complain at this price
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Transcend 1TB 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable Hard Drive £40.99 @ Amazon

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Decent price if you need something more robust than the normal portable hard drives around. Only the Black/Green at this price, other colours are £50+
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These are military grade to a specific drop test, but not child proof.
£52.99 now
luvsadealdealdeal
ben1979
luvsadealdealdeal
ben1979
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/Ben_Gajny/1_zpsgtofeukv.jpg
as if the only place to buy it is Amazon!
try Flubit for cheaper?
Have you tried flubit for cheaper? I did, and got a whole 40p cheaper. But I would prefer to buy from Amazon, who have a much better track record with customer services issues the odd time I have been unfortunate to have to use them. The flubit offer was from Fireworks Direct who have mixed reviews with delivery times and have taken complaints to actually get items sent out to buyers, with Prime I can have it tomorrow.
The graph shows this has been the cheapest it has been on Amazon (except for one instance of a flash deal which doesn't show up on graph), and that is still considerably less than anywhere else online after a quick google search.
Your check of competitor prices extends to every day in the last year?
Thought not.

So we should only post deals that are the cheapest they have been in the last year? Not what they are now? Which in this instance is the cheapest available, today!

Did I say it was the cheapest it's ever been? No. As of right now, it is if you want it tomorrow, with good CS support, I would willingly pay 40p more than I can get it for on flubit. And there aren't any assurances everyone will get the same 40p discounted offer as me!



Edited By: ben1979 on Aug 04, 2016 11:38
ben1979
luvsadealdealdeal
ben1979
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/Ben_Gajny/1_zpsgtofeukv.jpg
as if the only place to buy it is Amazon!
try Flubit for cheaper?
Have you tried flubit for cheaper? I did, and got a whole 40p cheaper. But I would prefer to buy from Amazon, who have a much better track record with customer services issues the odd time I have been unfortunate to have to use them. The flubit offer was from Fireworks Direct who have mixed reviews with delivery times and have taken complaints to actually get items sent out to buyers, with Prime I can have it tomorrow.
The graph shows this has been the cheapest it has been on Amazon (except for one instance of a flash deal which doesn't show up on graph), and that is still considerably less than anywhere else online after a quick google search.

Your check of competitor prices extends to every day in the last year?

Thought not.
luvsadealdealdeal
ben1979
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/Ben_Gajny/1_zpsgtofeukv.jpg
as if the only place to buy it is Amazon!
try Flubit for cheaper?

Have you tried flubit for cheaper? I did, and got a whole 40p cheaper. But I would prefer to buy from Amazon, who have a much better track record with customer services issues the odd time I have been unfortunate to have to use them. The flubit offer was from Fireworks Direct who have mixed reviews with delivery times and have taken complaints to actually get items sent out to buyers, with Prime I can have it tomorrow.

The graph shows this has been the cheapest it has been on Amazon (except for one instance of a flash deal which doesn't show up on graph), and that is still considerably less than anywhere else online after a quick google search.
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WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 (Recertified) £74.99 @ Western Digital

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"WD replacements drive honour the remaining warranty of the original drive or 6 months, whichever is greater" WD 4TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive • 4TB desktop hard drive gives yo…
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Now reduced to £57.99 - ordered - thanks! :3
I picked up one of the slightly more expensive Live Book Studio to see if the drive used in those is any different as I could not see anywhere that suggested if it was a Green or not. The metal case is a big plus as it is easier to take apart without damage! thinking of the warranty :)
Moss87
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Moss87
i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew months ago
Prices are going up, not down.
i hope your wrong
The effect of the falling pound against the dollar is seeing prices of drives rising. Some sellers are using up old stock they bought cheaper but as they buy new stock the prices will rise for a while. Don't expect any price drops soon.
Sambat
Moss87
i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew months ago
Prices are going up, not down.
i hope your wrong
Moss87
i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew months ago
Prices are going up, not down.
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Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB3 Desktop 3.5-inch External Hard Drive - £189.99 Amazon

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Great price for this Seagate 8TB external hard drive (works out ~£23.75 per TB). With the price of WD Red drives so high lately (eg. 6TB = £206.99) this is probably your best bang for buck for stor…
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There's no way I'm trusting half of my porn to a Seagate disc.
aceuk
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standard sata connectors?
Why wouldn't it have SATA? There isn't a single 3.5" external HDD that has a native USB interface (where the SATA connector has been replaced by USB). Are you thinking of 2.5" external HDDs?


​That's not true, some older Seagate external drives had there connectors soldered onto the USB Interface. Just like some 2.5" ones.
cykb
standard sata connectors?
Why wouldn't it have SATA? There isn't a single 3.5" external HDD that has a native USB interface (where the SATA connector has been replaced by USB). Are you thinking of 2.5" external HDDs?
wakkaday
Are these good for nas use

Possibly, but not if you use a RAID setup. These are archive drives which use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SHR) to cram more data on to the disk. The downside is that SHR drives write more slowly than a normal drives and SHR drives can get very slow when you're writing a lot of data (basically, once you've filled the cache on the drive).

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_archive_hdd_review_8tb
Are these good for nas use
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 6TB Drive £129.99 @ Argos

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Save £30 off the normal retail price plus £10 voucher from argos Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life, locally, in the cloud, or
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Why is this marked as expired :|? It's still in stock at plenty of places. Good deal, thanks.
Do let us know where this stock is..... It's probably expired as;
Braintree and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Hertford and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cheshunt and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Luton and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Portsmouth and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cardiff and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Glasgow and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Edinburgh and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Warrington and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Newcastle Upon Tyne and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Leeds and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Down and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Antrim and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Kent and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Norfolk and next 10 nearest stores no stock
South-west.
Liskeard
Order now, collect immediately
Basildon Pipps Hill
Order now, collect immediately
Cheltenham Kingsditch Retail Park
Order now, collect immediately
Dorchester
Order now, collect immediately
As long as it's in stock somewhere it shouldn't be marked as expired - doesn't matter how many other places have no stock.

Then why didn't you

- Report the listing to the moderators to be unexpired
- Post where it's available

Instead you posted with information that's of little use to anyone that it's been expired and that there is stock 'somewhere'. It's only on asking you to tell people where stock is that you actually did something useful. This is why it's expired because people can't find any stock anywhere they have checked. The idea of a community like HUKD is that if you can help that you return back to the community where you can.

Edited By: Astec123 on Jul 30, 2016 22:49
Astec123
James123
Why is this marked as expired :|? It's still in stock at plenty of places. Good deal, thanks.
Do let us know where this stock is..... It's probably expired as;
Braintree and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Hertford and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cheshunt and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Luton and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Portsmouth and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cardiff and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Glasgow and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Edinburgh and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Warrington and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Newcastle Upon Tyne and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Leeds and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Down and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Antrim and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Kent and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Norfolk and next 10 nearest stores no stock

South-west.

Liskeard
Order now, collect immediately

Basildon Pipps Hill
Order now, collect immediately

Cheltenham Kingsditch Retail Park
Order now, collect immediately

Dorchester
Order now, collect immediately


As long as it's in stock somewhere it shouldn't be marked as expired - doesn't matter how many other places have no stock.
James123
Why is this marked as expired :|? It's still in stock at plenty of places. Good deal, thanks.

Do let us know where this stock is..... It's probably expired as;

Braintree and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Hertford and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cheshunt and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Luton and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Portsmouth and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Cardiff and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Glasgow and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Edinburgh and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Warrington and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Newcastle Upon Tyne and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Leeds and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Down and next 10 nearest stores no stock
County Antrim and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Kent and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Norfolk and next 10 nearest stores no stock
Why is this marked as expired :|? It's still in stock at plenty of places. Good deal, thanks.


Edited By: James123 on Jul 30, 2016 16:49
3 left in Luton branch.
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Seagate 4TB USB3.0 External HDD £94.98 @ eBuyer

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Seagate STEB4000200 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop HDD 8.8/10 Reevoo Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your
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For an extra £12 you could get the 4TB Maxtor M3 which houses a Seagate hard drive as well. I managed to pick one up for £104.34 but currently sat at £106.66 from Amazon. The extra money is worth it to avoid the hassle of external power!
Does sound tempting
good find op, heat added
This isn't a great price, I bought four from Argos over the last month for £85 each
For an extra £12 you could get the 4TB Maxtor M3 which houses a Seagate hard drive as well. I managed to pick one up for £104.34 but currently sat at £106.66 from Amazon. The extra money is worth it to avoid the hassle of external power!
Wouldn't buy anything again from eBuyer. Rubbish customer support, and they send out second hand goods as new.
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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive (PS4 compatible) £57.99 @ Amazon

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I'm after larger storage for my PS4 and this is the cheapest I can find, though happy if someone can point me to a cheaper option. Seagate Expansion portable drive, add-on storage for your PC Th…
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Got this in my PS4 . 6 months running with no issues so its a great deal i paid about 80 bucks

80 bucks? ho ho ho. You Americans. Trump will sort you out.
All 3 of our PS4s have this drive now. Good price.
I have this drive and it's excellent. This is a great price
anwarlakdawala1
The 4TB version is cheaper than 3TB, would the PS4 support 4TB?

True!, that is what I'd kind of call irony ... hehehehe. :-)
anwarlakdawala1
The 4TB version is cheaper than 3TB, would the PS4 support 4TB?


The 4TB won't physically fit in the PS4
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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC & Xbox One £109.99 @ Amazon

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Been looking for couple of external drives to put in a NAS. These look a good deal. Will have to remove them from their enclosure first, but shouldn't be too hard a job to do. The seller says it ca…
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Got one of these 5tb ext drives a few months ago
Putting the Amazon URL into Flubit brought it to below £100 delivered
Price is now £128.99
JoeBloggs112
looking for a cheap 2tb external hard drive if anyone can recommend, thanks
argos had some yesterday
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I will be buying one of these. We are small country in Africa which needs store information about our citizens. This capacity should be enough.



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I will be buying one of these. We are small country in Africa which needs store information about our citizens. This capacity should be enough.
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive (2TB) for £49.99 @ Amazon

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Hey guys. You get the Toshiba Canvio Connect II with 2TB for £49.99 @ Amazon. Form factor: 2.5" • data medium: 2TB HDD • Connection Internal: SATA 6Gb/s • Connection external: USB 3.0 • RAID lev…
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I have a code for collection from the Redditch town centre store for a Monday/Tuesday collection if anybody wants it as I have found the 3Tb model in Bromsgrove.

PM me if wanted and first come first served.

Thanks, just ordered! :p
3 left after I ordered
it's 74.99 now... :(
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WD My Passport Ultra 1TB External Hard Drive & 32GB Sandisk Memory Stick £53.19 @ Currys

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Toshiba 1TB Portable Hard Drive at Tesco (Hednesford) for £11.00

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Down from £75! Found in Tesco Hednesford! Also had Seagate ones at £12.50 down from £70.
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thanks anyway :)
there were none there

the Toshiba or the seagate
2sweet4u
oh it is that one

they have all gone :(


Even the Seagate ones? They were below the Toshiba ones
2sweet4u
was it in the Victoria Street store


Receipt says Victoria street
oh it is that one

they have all gone :(
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive - 2TB Black/Blue for £49.99 at Argos (Free R+C)

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Good offer. Spend 1p more for a £5 voucher (i.e. add the 5p carrier bag charge) FREE £5 VOUCHER WHEN YOU SPEND £50 OR MORE https://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/ArgosPromo3/mobile/true/includeName/gi…
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Why is this still so hot, it's been out of stock everywhere for weeks!!!
Hi, I asked for voucher after purchase because I forgot. Do you want me to add the plastic bag?
Its ok, no need, we will get you the giftcard.
Your mileage may vary by the impertinance of your earnestness. Look what my spellchecker tried to do. Gee, it kibd of sounds good.
I reserved this item and paid for it at the automated pay point, adding a plastic bag, and got the voucher :)
jmn16091990
What's the deal with the free gift card? I reserved this instore and added a 5p carrier bag, £50.04 in total. There is no voucher with my receipt and no mention of claiming anything. Can anyone offer advice?

Yep. Carrier bags don't count. If you want the voucher, you'll need to return the one you've already purchased and repurchase another with a choccy bar or sim card.

HTH ;)
HauntingEchoes
jmn16091990
What's the deal with the free gift card? I reserved this instore and added a 5p carrier bag, £50.04 in total. There is no voucher with my receipt and no mention of claiming anything. Can anyone offer advice?
Carrier bags do not count towards promotional vouchers as that charge is a government thing. A bar of chocolate is usually your cheapest and yummiest bet for those deals.


Thank you :)
I thought I'd read that somebody had bought a 5p bag and received the voucher.
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive - 3TB £64.99 @ Argos

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CAPACITY TO CONNECT Access your files anywhere and from any device. The new Canvio Connect II is a smart storage solution that will soon become your favourite data companion. Not only do you get up to…
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Hi, Anyone know how you access the 10GB cloud storage that comes with this drive?
il_capo
HUNGRYHUNGRYHOMER
dealchaser888
johncas
The blue one has also gone up to £99.99 - Does my reserved one still stand at £64.99? It is going to cost me a few quid in travel to the store so I need to be sure before I visit!
I remember some old hotuk post mention: bring your print out (such as argos email showing the reserved price) and show it to the cashier then the manager/cashier would manual change back to the reserve price.
Not sure if this help you or not.
dealchaser888
johncas
The blue one has also gone up to £99.99 - Does my reserved one still stand at £64.99? It is going to cost me a few quid in travel to the store so I need to be sure before I visit!
I remember some old hotuk post mention: bring your print out (such as argos email showing the reserved price) and show it to the cashier then the manager/cashier would manual change back to the reserve price.
Not sure if this help you or not.
Anyone else done this?? I'm in the same boat

Yes. I just went to the counter to pay and showed the reservation email and the cashier honoured the reservation price without issue.


Just picked mine up, for some reason I didn't get an email, but just had a text. Spoke to someone and just explained that the price had gone up when I checked on their machine. They checked the reservation on their system and it said £65. Staff said you pay the price that you reserve at.

Hope that helps
FMCHAOS
Just answering my own question:
The below are instructions on how to register for the 10GB Cloud Storage using the Pogoplug software.
1. Install the Pogoplug PC software that is on the Canvio External HDD. Ensure the Pogoplug software is NOT downloaded from the Pogoplug website as this will only provide you with 5GB of Cloud storage.
2. Run the Pogoplug software.
3. Create a new account of Pogoplug PC when the Canvio external HDD is connected with the computer where the Pogoplug PC Software is installed.
4. Once created you should now have access to 10GB of Cloud storage.
Note:
a. Please ensure the Canvio Connect External HDD is connected during the creation of the Pogoplug account, otherwise you will only receive 5GB of cloud storage even if step 1 is followed correctly.
b. Existing Pogoplug accounts that have 5GB of cloud storage space cannot be upgraded to the 10GB.
Does the 10GB storage expire?
Just answering my own question:

The below are instructions on how to register for the 10GB Cloud Storage using the Pogoplug software.

1. Install the Pogoplug PC software that is on the Canvio External HDD. Ensure the Pogoplug software is NOT downloaded from the Pogoplug website as this will only provide you with 5GB of Cloud storage.



2. Run the Pogoplug software.

3. Create a new account of Pogoplug PC when the Canvio external HDD is connected with the computer where the Pogoplug PC Software is installed.

4. Once created you should now have access to 10GB of Cloud storage.

Note:

a. Please ensure the Canvio Connect External HDD is connected during the creation of the Pogoplug account, otherwise you will only receive 5GB of cloud storage even if step 1 is followed correctly.

b. Existing Pogoplug accounts that have 5GB of cloud storage space cannot be upgraded to the 10GB.
Hi, Anyone know how you access the 10GB cloud storage that comes with this drive?
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3TB Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive . £74.99 ARGOS

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3TB portable drive , this has been £79.99 on amazon for a while now and i've been trying to flubit it for less but only been getting 1-3% off and 3 week wait for stock in some colors, decent price now…
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As hambrook says, all the 3TB portable Toshibas are back up to £99.99 now - must have got some back in stock.:(
Now showing at £99.99
Did anyone manage to use the Argos discount code 15% HWARES15 on this?
driver8
Now showing as £64.99


:( I bought one on Monday for £74.99 (no voucher either), you don't suppose Argos would refund the difference like Amazon do?

Edited By: quig on Aug 02, 2016 15:32: typo
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3 TB Seagate high end Slim line Maxtor portable USB-3, USB powered external hard drive - £66.99 for new customers (Code- SAVE10) if not- £76.99 - (4TB-£104.99 to £94.99) Lambdatek / Groupon

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Thanks to ap106 & CartoonHead78(comments below) - 3TB is OOS but 4TB still on Lowest price for this High end, fast, USB powered, protected with safe key. I bought 3TB for 66.99 including delivery.
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il_capo
derp1664
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.
Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?
Best disk check utilities are Western Digital DataLifeguard 1.29 (works on all drives not just WD), Partition Wizard (has free version), Seatools for Windows (useful for Seagate drives such as this one) then there's some other useful utilities like CrystalDiskInfo but that's slightly different.
Hope that helps
Thanks derp. It's so frustrating that to save a couple of pence they sent these drives out in unprotected packaging - no bubble wrap or paper to protect a product sensitive to movement that can easily be damaged in transit.
Am currently trying Seatools as the diagnostic tool on the drive itself did nothing other than tell me the drive had failed the long test and to get an RMA. Test results please? Will try the WD tool you mention if the disc passes the Seatool long fix test.

The drive passed the extended test in WD 1.29. Should I trust it or the "Drive Manager" software installed on the drive which said the drive failed its test (but gave zero diagnostic results)?
amour3k
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.
Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?
Like damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!, hmmmmmmmm, I see?.
What Disk Checking Software did you use to check your Portable Hard Drive in the first place? (you never specified?, lol), as whatever you DID use, could be a bit useful for me too perhaps?, thanx. :-)

I used Drive Manager - which was part of the software suite that came preloaded on the drive. The full test took about 5 hours. I wasn't at the PC during that time but did glance when it was at 70% checked. I returned to find the drive had failed the test and a pop-up advised I got a RMA for the disc from the retailer. The Drive Manager quick test (1 minute) passed, however.

Now running the WD drive tool, and that's going to take an age. The drive has passed WD's SMART analysis. Even it it passes the WD test I am concerned that Drive Manager failed the disc, so I will probably return it.
derp1664
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.

Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?
Best disk check utilities are Western Digital DataLifeguard 1.29 (works on all drives not just WD), Partition Wizard (has free version), Seatools for Windows (useful for Seagate drives such as this one) then there's some other useful utilities like CrystalDiskInfo but that's slightly different.

Hope that helps

Thanx. :-)

il_capo
derp1664
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.
Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?
Best disk check utilities are Western Digital DataLifeguard 1.29 (works on all drives not just WD), Partition Wizard (has free version), Seatools for Windows (useful for Seagate drives such as this one) then there's some other useful utilities like CrystalDiskInfo but that's slightly different.
Hope that helps
Thanks derp. It's so frustrating that to save a couple of pence they sent these drives out in unprotected packaging - no bubble wrap or paper to protect a product sensitive to movement that can easily be damaged in transit.

Am currently trying Seatools as the diagnostic tool on the drive itself did nothing other than tell me the drive had failed the long test and to get an RMA. Test results please? Will try the WD tool you mention if the disc passes the Seatool long fix test.

And thanx again, hehehe. :-)
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.
Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?

Like damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!, hmmmmmmmm, I see?.

What Disk Checking Software did you use to check your Portable Hard Drive in the first place? (you never specified?, lol), as whatever you DID use, could be a bit useful for me too perhaps?, thanx. :-)

I hear that SpinRite as a Diagnostic Disk Checker is goooooooooood too mind?, lol.

Mines not here yet, so unless it shows up for me in tomorrows Post, I'll have the whole weekend to rather play with in finding the PERFECT Software to say 'fix issues' as it were?, hehehe. :-)
il_capo
derp1664
il_capo
amour3k
il_capo
Mine arrived also, but not too impressed it was dispatched in a large box without any padding to protect the drive in transit. Doing a full diagnostic test before using.
Thanx for the heads up on that, I Ordered the 4TB version of this only last night!, so we'll see when that arrives too I guess? (SOOOOOOOON!, I hope?), lol. :-)
The complete diagnostic test revealed errors but provides no details of what they are. Merely a generic message advising to get a return number for the drive. I then did a quick test and the drive passed that fine.
Anyone know any more reliable drive testing software which actually gives details of the results?
Best disk check utilities are Western Digital DataLifeguard 1.29 (works on all drives not just WD), Partition Wizard (has free version), Seatools for Windows (useful for Seagate drives such as this one) then there's some other useful utilities like CrystalDiskInfo but that's slightly different.
Hope that helps
Thanks derp. It's so frustrating that to save a couple of pence they sent these drives out in unprotected packaging - no bubble wrap or paper to protect a product sensitive to movement that can easily be damaged in transit.
Am currently trying Seatools as the diagnostic tool on the drive itself did nothing other than tell me the drive had failed the long test and to get an RMA. Test results please? Will try the WD tool you mention if the disc passes the Seatool long fix test.

Yeah the packaging was a complete joke, some of the worst I've ever seen.

The results are presented differently for each utility but they are essentially all testing for the same things. I use western digital datalifeguard for all drives; when you first launch it will scan for installed drives and show you the 'SMART status' of all drives (SMART status is basically a warning that the drive is likely to fail in the future if it hasn't already) then as for the diagnostic results (right-click drive and choose short/extended test) they will be presented in a text format which you can then copy and paste into a notepad file or email or whatever you want.
I used partition wizard this time to confirm fault and that presents results as green and red blocks on the screen (1 red block = unrecoverable bad sectors = fail). Crystaldiskinfo can also report SMART status of the drive amongst other useful things.

Personally, IMO any confirmed fail is enough to RMA when it comes to hard drives as they are temperamental things at best. Also, drive failure rate tends to be a bath-tub curve, meaning the most likely failures of drives is when you first get them or at end-of-life product life (ie. 5 years or so)
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WD 8TB external drive £163.10 - Amazon

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WD My Book USB3 drive £163.10 sold by Amazon.
quidstretchy Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago103 Comments
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After my purchase from WD,

now I receive a 20% off code from WD for next order.

The code can stack with £10 off code make the 8TB drive £150.

Really want to buy another 8TB. Just waiting for stock to come back.

Edited By: huangxq2 on Jul 31, 2016 09:29: typo
well they have about 2 grand of mine
holygamer
Guys, marc.maurin is a scammer. He has loads of negative feedback recently. Amazon contacted him on my behalf and I got an email back saying he's no longer on the Amazon platform. I phoned and spoke to a supervisor and asked for a refund saying the item was from the UK but had a 3 week delivery time yet no tracking number. They said I had to wait 1 more week until the 3 weeks passed before they could refund me. I then did a live chat with Amazon and explained the situation again and they did an A-Z Guarantee refund immediately which will be in my account in 3 days.
The drives from Amazon directly are now £210.62 and in stock on 28th July. I just hope the price will fall after that time.

I've also had to start a a-z guarantee refund claim as the seller has disappeared from Amazon. I don't know if they have been thrown off or just done a runner with the thousands of pounds they may have obtained through Amazon. I can't believe Amazon don't hold money or ask for some evidence of the seller being a company with a decent history to stop people doing this sort of thing.
lucyferror
huangxq2
I bought one from amazon directly at £160 (I bought with 5% student discount) when the deal was alive.
Then I bought one from WD store for £170 yesterday. (it was £200 with 10% off code + £10 off £100).
WD Store is now out of stock too. I just hope that they had stock to honor my order.
Where did you got codes for WD?

£10 off £100 spending code is from HUKD
Western Digital voucher codes:£10 - WDSTORECPN

10% off code
After you sign up their newsletter, few minutes later you will receive by email.

Apparently the same email can sign up newsletter multiple times.

Two codes can stack.



About 1 month ago, WD store was doing 20% off, can stack with the 10% code, make it 28% off in total. But I missed it.

Edited By: huangxq2 on Jul 21, 2016 21:21
EMM386
I love it how WD who manufacture the drives can be out of stock

I know.

WD Store frequently have out of stock on a lot of items, both brand new and refurbished.

I do not get it how they operate. Are they short of production compacity?