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definitely not a shower unit lol
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NETGEAR 11AC 1200 Mbps Dual Band Gigabit 802.11ac (300 Mbps + 900 Mbps) Wi-Fi Range Extender with External Antennas (Wi-Fi Booster) (EX6150-100UKS) at Amazon for £39.99

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Extends 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi signals from existing Wi-Fi routers for accurate range Simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi to extend your speed up to 1200 Mbps and reduce interference External antennas…
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I have one of these. Better range than many others. But big and ugly. It also draws about 2W even when idle whereas others seem to use neglible power when idle. I found the 'FastLane' feature gave poorer performance than just using 5Ghz. Main thing is it does good job as extender.
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Verbatim 1.75 TB 2.5-Inch Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - £45.47 at Amazon with code

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Compact, portable with sleek finish. High speed, high capacity storage. A fast & safe solution to expand storage or backup files. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - for ultra fast data transfer. USB plug 'n' play
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Thanks for posting. I would have missed this voucher otherwise. Ended up risking the 3TB Seagate :{
Decent price. £50 at Scan. (For me that's £50 delivered like many others that qualify for free delivery). So if you've got the choice of spending your voucher on something else or this just bear in mind you're possibly only saving <%10 on this.

Edited By: tuckeral on Jan 20, 2017 22:24
good price, heat added
Just ordered thanks but delivery is 2-5 weeks but I can wait for that price :)
Wish I'd got the 2tb at this price a few weeks ago. Missed out
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WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Lightning Deal) - £63.91 - amazon.co.uk

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1 hr left on Lightning Deal. 46% claimed. Sold for 24 hr nas type use.
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I read somewhere that the surveillance HD is setup to constantly write with disregard to small data loss writes and error correction/verification.

OK for CCTV where you might get a split second blip on the screen for a bad write but not good for files. Don't know if its true
zHamzz
ndl
"Surveillance" X) Now they need to come up with a "Gaming HDD"
Lol, probably the WD Blacks. However these ones are made for constant recording thus CCTV use.

Whoa whoa whoa, hold on a second. So these don't have a surveillance camera built in them? Useless...
DrBones
Hi OP: How do you use these? Do you have to have an existing CCTV system? Does it go into any system? Do you just connect camera's directly to it? (Probably very stupid questions; but I have been meaning to set up something for ages and don't know where to start - your post got me interested again...)


​This is just a HDD to store the recorded footage. It will need to be installed inside a CCTV recorder (DVR), the cameras then connect to the DVR.
ndl
"Surveillance" X) Now they need to come up with a "Gaming HDD"


Lol, probably the WD Blacks. However these ones are made for constant recording thus CCTV use.
100% claimed, though you could try wait list and hope.
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Cuprinol 5L Ducksback Paint External Wood Waterproof £9.99 @ Argos

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Good price for this paint if you need some for upcoming spring projects. 5L containers only. They have the following colours here at Argos: Oak Silver Copse Autumn Gold Forest Green It's pre…
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Appears to be £12.99 now using the link.
semo
Jemster
welshblob
Silhouette
Can this be used on outdoor wooden furniture?
It's not very good on smooth planed wood as it doesn't adhere as much as rough cut wood and it's not a stain in the sense that it soaks deep into the wood. Also in high use areas I'd say it would wear off.
I've used this for years in my garden and love it. However having recommended it to a friend for some old fences then she has experienced it coming off on patches on her side fences but perfect on the bottom fence. At a loss to why this would be although they are different fences and probably installed at different times. She did get given more of it to repaint it but it just happens again.
Same experience here. I painted my shed and some fences in it a couple of years ago and it looked great... for a couple of months, then it started coming off.
Re-painted this year, this time applied a few more coats, and same thing.
No idea where they get 5 years from because in the weather here it won't even last 1. Shame, as the finish is great when it's first put on.
Did you jet wash your fences first or were they new?
I think this stuff is also available in Costco

One new fence panel, one new shed, two old fence panels. Doesn't seem to make much difference either way, they've all worn off in patches.

Not sure if I can return to just using normal garden stain/paint, e.g. Cuprinol Garden Shades or Sadolin, as this coating is effectively a waterproof skin (where it still sticks).

Ahh well, just keep re-coating I guess. Nice finish when it's fresh on :)
Homebase seemed to have all colours in stock, I bought Autumn Brown and it was £10 for 5l tins.
Jemster
welshblob
Silhouette
Can this be used on outdoor wooden furniture?
It's not very good on smooth planed wood as it doesn't adhere as much as rough cut wood and it's not a stain in the sense that it soaks deep into the wood. Also in high use areas I'd say it would wear off.
I've used this for years in my garden and love it. However having recommended it to a friend for some old fences then she has experienced it coming off on patches on her side fences but perfect on the bottom fence. At a loss to why this would be although they are different fences and probably installed at different times. She did get given more of it to repaint it but it just happens again.
Same experience here. I painted my shed and some fences in it a couple of years ago and it looked great... for a couple of months, then it started coming off.
Re-painted this year, this time applied a few more coats, and same thing.
No idea where they get 5 years from because in the weather here it won't even last 1. Shame, as the finish is great when it's first put on.
Did you jet wash your fences first or were they new?

I think this stuff is also available in Costco
welshblob
Silhouette
Can this be used on outdoor wooden furniture?
It's not very good on smooth planed wood as it doesn't adhere as much as rough cut wood and it's not a stain in the sense that it soaks deep into the wood. Also in high use areas I'd say it would wear off.
I've used this for years in my garden and love it. However having recommended it to a friend for some old fences then she has experienced it coming off on patches on her side fences but perfect on the bottom fence. At a loss to why this would be although they are different fences and probably installed at different times. She did get given more of it to repaint it but it just happens again.

Same experience here. I painted my shed and some fences in it a couple of years ago and it looked great... for a couple of months, then it started coming off.

Re-painted this year, this time applied a few more coats, and same thing.

No idea where they get 5 years from because in the weather here it won't even last 1. Shame, as the finish is great when it's first put on.
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Intenso 3822430 128 GB 1.8-Inch Portable External Solid State Drive £39.99 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive

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I'd been looking for 128GB flash key and was toying with the SanDisk Extreme Pro at approx 55 quid. But then I saw this on Amazon. Yeah, it's not the fastest SSD in the world but it's a decent price c…
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OpineDevine
Wouldn't a micro sd card in a card reader give you similar performance for cheaper and greater portability?

Nothing like the speed.
Wouldn't a micro sd card in a card reader give you similar performance for cheaper and greater portability?
majortom
I can understand the 128gb and 256gb option ... but what's the 2.5 option? Surely not 2.5tb??
"Product Description" section for "Size Name: 2.5" (ASIN B01F5UVXB4) states capacity as 512GB.
majortom
I can understand the 128gb and 256gb option ... but what's the 2.5 option? Surely not 2.5tb??
2.5 is 512 GB
I can understand the 128gb and 256gb option ... but what's the 2.5 option? Surely not 2.5tb??
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Toshiba 4TB StorE Canvio Desktop Hard Drive £94.49 @ Ebuyer

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Thought this was an OK deal for an external desktop drive ie uses a power supply so none of that portable malarky. Ebuyer have terrible p&p to Northern Ireland so I will not be buying unfortunately.
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nomnomnomnom
3guesses
nomnomnomnom
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I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.
Some Seagate drives have a custom solution built into their external drives (Google Seagate 2TB and Beyond for info). This doesn't apply to other drives.
Separate to this, MBR based drives are limited to around 2TB by design (address space limitations), so you must use GPT. GPT is not natively supported by Windows XP 32 bit, but is on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
You can get GPT drives working on XP through using a driver (Paragon, etc..), although even this is limited to 2TB-ish due to the address space. You simply don't have more than 32bits to play with.
Microsoft have a really good article on this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
Anything that 'works' is a 3rd party solution / hack to make it look like it does (you can't make a 32bit system go higher than that).
So as I said above really - with an OS that's not had mainstream support for 8 years, it would bring nothing but support costs.
Edit - actually, can you provide more info please? Paragon state this will not work externally: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/ - Presumably because of the 32bit address space in the BIOS / Other devices.
Microsoft also state in their docs that this is not possible: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
The solution from Seagate also seems to use more than one partition: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/beyond-2tb/
I can't find any 4TB seagate drive that they claim will work with XP. Which model is it?

Yes, before I bought it I did some research and thought I'd have problems, but it just worked out of the box. I think I even re-formatted it and possibly even re-partitioned it under XP. It's the Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive, model SRD00F2, P/N 1D7AD8-500.

I hope I haven't jinxed it!


EDIT: I bought it from eBuyer in November 2013 and the product page stated:

Software & System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8


Edited By: 3guesses on Jan 18, 2017 00:03: .
3guesses
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.

Some Seagate drives have a custom solution built into their external drives (Google Seagate 2TB and Beyond for info). This doesn't apply to other drives.

Separate to this, MBR based drives are limited to around 2TB by design (address space limitations), so you must use GPT. GPT is not natively supported by Windows XP 32 bit, but is on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

You can get GPT drives working on XP through using a driver (Paragon, etc..), although even this is limited to 2TB-ish due to the address space. You simply don't have more than 32bits to play with.

Microsoft have a really good article on this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408

Anything that 'works' is a 3rd party solution / hack to make it look like it does (you can't make a 32bit system go higher than that).
So as I said above really - with an OS that's not had mainstream support for 8 years, it would bring nothing but support costs.

Edit - actually, can you provide more info please? Paragon state this will not work externally: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/ - Presumably because of the 32bit address space in the BIOS / Other devices.
Microsoft also state in their docs that this is not possible: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2581408
The solution from Seagate also seems to use more than one partition: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/beyond-2tb/

I can't find any 4TB seagate drive that they claim will work with XP. Which model is it?

Edited By: nomnomnomnom on Jan 17, 2017 20:50
3guesses
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.

My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.


How?
nomnomnomnom
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?
Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.
It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.
It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.

My Seagate Expansion 4TB (single partition) works just fine on my XP machines.
3guesses
I wonder why it doesn't work with Windows XP?

Probably because of the 2TB partition limit on NTFS for 32bit XP.

It's a dead OS. Intel didn't support USB3 via their eXtensible Host Controller, so that limits USB3 use to a very small number of other chipsets.

It's probably just not worth the time / cost supporting officially. Chances are a smaller partition would work on USB2, as you'd expect though.
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Maxtor 4TB M3 Portable USB3.0 External Hard Drive - £110.97 delivered - BT Shop

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- >Currently, the cheapest 4TB portable usb 3.0 available in the market @ £110.97 delivered. -> Use Quidco to get a few quid cashback on this drive from BT SHOP. Reviews: http://www.techradar…
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pantaiema
Hassann
I got mine for £80. Regret not buying A couple now looking at current prices!

You might be confusing it with 3.5" which i not portable.
Old deal could in many cases still be seen. Mind to tell where did you get it from, any link ??


​Nah it's a portable one exactly the same as this one.

Link below to the original deal:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-maxtor-m3-portable-external-hard-drive-4tb-groupon-for-80-34-with-voucher-2518459
jasee
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Hassann
I got mine for £80. Regret not buying A couple now looking at current prices!
Without triggering a political argument here, does Brexit & the slump in the pound have anything to do with the recently increasing HDD prices?
No its a worldwide thing. I don't think the Low exchange rate is affecting prices yet but will do eventually so long term likely to get more expensive, at least compared to the US and Europe
No? But the exchange rate ukp for eastern countries (where they are manufactured) has dropped very markedly.


Don't know all the ins and outs but from what I understand exchange rates are known to fluctuate. For purposes of stability rates are agreed over a period of time. It would not be unreasonable to assume that these are reviewed over time. At some point our exchange rates will have to be reviewed (if they haven't done so already) and inevitably will not go in our favor. Of course if you are buying direct from the far east it stands to reason what you pay will depend on the exchange rate of the day
slipd
Maxtor? Did they disappear years ago?
Heat anyway OP X)

They got bought by Seagate. There's really only 2x mechanical hard drive manufacturers now, Seagate and WD and they own the smaller brands which they use to propagate the market with the appearance of variety.
Hassann
I got mine for £80. Regret not buying A couple now looking at current prices!

You might be confusing it with 3.5" which i not portable.
Old deal could in many cases still be seen. Mind to tell where did you get it from, any link ??
That can happen to any & all hard drives that's why you're supposed to keep valuable stuff in several places at once, these portable drives are especially vulnerable

blue791
I got one of these. Stored all my wedding and honeymoon photos on it and it failed after 6 months. I never checked online forums before buying but wish I did. Check for m3 HDD not recognised or refusing to read. just a heads up for everyone. you may be lucky though.
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Seagate Expansion 5 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £121.96 @ Amazon

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5TB Size Ideal add-on storage for your PC or Xbox One Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box Mains powered 2 years warranty
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tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).
​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.


​SMR is a pain for copying anything that is over 30GB in size. The write speeds just drop to around 20MB/s. The 8TB Seagate Archive drive suffers the same issue. The first 30GB are fine because the SMR HDD uses a 30GB SSD cache to speed up writes, but once that's full then you experience the curse that is SMR HDDs.
Chuggee
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).
​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 16, 2017 21:48
tightar5e
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).


​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.
Chuggee
tightar5e
If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
​It isn't. It's a standard drive.
https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.html
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 15, 2017 19:11: .
mbuckhurst
the whole lot went pop in the space of a few hours

Hard to believe.
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Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £74.99 @ Amazon

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3TB Storage Ideal add-on storage for your PC or Xbox One Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box Mains powered 2 years warranty
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mcgill322
25ish more for the 4tb portable model online,might get it myself! backing up my images/raw files here with old USB 2 hard drives.... About to get fired out the window lol! Still a good find for people needing more space! ♨

link? it looks about £119 for the portable model from looking around. Argos have the 4tb desktop for £100
been this price for months, got my drive using Curry's vouchers left over from an appliance insurance so only had £30 to pay. been using it on my Nexbox A95X just fine. I'm not going to open it up so please don't ask.
25ish more for the 4tb portable model online,might get it myself! backing up my images/raw files here with old USB 2 hard drives.... About to get fired out the window lol! Still a good find for people needing more space! ♨
dragon2611
I'll avoid like the plague unless someone has opened it up and can confirm the drive inside is NOT a ST3000DM01 which are notorious for a high failure rate.
It was specifically the 3TB ones that appeared to be unreliable, supposedly the ST2000DM01 / ST1000DM01 were relatively ok.
My one I purchased awhile ago is labelled as ST3000DM003 in disc management.
Looks like a divan bed.
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WD 2 TB My Passport X Portable External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 - Black £59.66 @ Amazon

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WD 2 TB WDBCRM0020BBK-EESN My Passport X Portable External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 on a lighting deal at Amazon usually £94.59
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vultura
100% claimed.
Edit - There is an option to join waitlist.
so what's the chance you will get it?

I can't see it being great, as there is only 5 minutes before the deal ends.


Edited By: vultura on Jan 14, 2017 23:08
vultura
100% claimed.
Edit - There is an option to join waitlist.
so what's the chance you will get it?
100% claimed.

Edit - There is an option to join waitlist.



Edited By: vultura on Jan 14, 2017 21:34
Thanks OP.

85% claimed.
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Toshiba 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive £78.99 delivered @ eBuyer

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eBuyer daily deals email. Seems a very competitive price for 3TB portable storage!
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m0z
wottodo
m0z
Thanks op, I've ordered one for my xbox one... Should last me a while.
Heat added!
You don`t play that much or you got no kids:D, got the kids one for christmas, and there is no space left for 500GB, l still don`t get it, digital download 46GB?
Am l missing something?
​The fact that I have kids means I don't get much time to use it, so 3tb will last me ages...unfortunately ;)

It`s criminal the space, l remembered my first build (Went overboard looking for 40gb hard drive, and my IT friend said what the hell, you going to do with that?)
Now FIFA 17 is 40 plus, BF1 40 As well, now the kids said l`m not allowed as they got no space.
Mind, the only thing they play is that bloody Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
PS, any tip to kick their ass on Rocket League?;)
wottodo
m0z
Thanks op, I've ordered one for my xbox one... Should last me a while.
Heat added!

You don`t play that much or you got no kids:D, got the kids one for christmas, and there is no space left for 500GB, l still don`t get it, digital download 46GB?
Am l missing something?


​The fact that I have kids means I don't get much time to use it, so 3tb will last me ages...unfortunately ;)
Arrived today.. Personally never had a problem with Ebuyer.
£84.99 now
m0z
Thanks op, I've ordered one for my xbox one... Should last me a while.
Heat added!

You don`t play that much or you got no kids:D, got the kids one for christmas, and there is no space left for 500GB, l still don`t get it, digital download 46GB?
Am l missing something?
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Western Digital 1Tb portable hard drive £46.00 instore @ Tesco

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Western Digital 1Tb portable hard drive on sale a Coatbridge Tesco
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They had a few of these in Huntingdon today as well as the 2tb version for £60
elvisshouldplayska
copystuff
elvisshouldplayska
copystuff
still not that cheap for a 1TB £35 would be better
​Surely free would be even better ? or maybe they could pay you to take it away ? and they could make it 2Tb ? and give you a bottle of champagne and some olives ? and a neck massage ?
The last 1TB i got from Tesco was £12.50
​oh really ! That's avaliable to more than one person us it ?

It was when the offer was on people were buting more than one at a time
copystuff
elvisshouldplayska
copystuff
still not that cheap for a 1TB £35 would be better
​Surely free would be even better ? or maybe they could pay you to take it away ? and they could make it 2Tb ? and give you a bottle of champagne and some olives ? and a neck massage ?

The last 1TB i got from Tesco was £12.50


​oh really ! That's avaliable to more than one person us it ?
I thought it wasn't a bad deal. I guess I was wrong lol
No constructive criticism allowed.......some thin skinned Trumpets abound.... try twitter ;)
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive £60.00 @ Tesco

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Secure and dependable Huge capacity in the palm of your hand Powerful, smart backup software 2 Year Warranty Picked this up today in Tesco in Dunfermline, 2TB WD My Passport Ultra, stock avai…
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Got one in Rugby. There's still one left on the shelf if that helps anyone. :D
druu
eternald
insert ps4 comment here.
Attention! This will NOT work with your PS4 for anyone who is buying it to pull the drive out of it!
The drive is not the 2.5", it is thicker, and the USB interface is SOLDERED onto the hard drive itself!
Source: Bought it for my playstationhttp://www.jrin.net/2013_09_11/how-to-dismantle-a-western-digital-my-passport-external-hard-drive

2TB should be useful for porn collection other than not being compatible with the PS4 lol
Loads on display at Ashby De La Zouch but no actual stock in the back. Not helped by the clueless individual on the electrical desk either.
An in store stock check revealed that there's no stock in the Loughborough store either.
Has anyone found any stock in the Midlands?
People saying this isn't a deal....Was in Saintsbury tonight and they are offering 2TB Sea(yourdataneveragainwhenthisinevitablycrashesandburns)gate external USB3.0 drives in their clearance section for £69. There are few and far between most reliable hard drive manufacturers than Western Digital.
Just in case anyone wants to know, Tesco Watford (the big superstore) has a large number of drives available from about £40.00 to £60.00 - all reduced to clear.
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G-Technology 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive £143.10 @ Maplins

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Yes, my order also cancelled for 4 TB so Maplins loss as I am closing account after over 30 years as a customer !

If enough of us do the same, maybe they will act better next time !


Edited By: goodfera on Jan 17, 2017 18:05: update
Dkr1966
ianbeany
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?
​nope, up to 5 days. it'll go straight back into your bank

My bank has nothing to do with it though - I paid using my Paypal balance.

I've had plenty of Paypal refunds before and they always show up straight away.



Edited By: ianbeany on Jan 10, 2017 23:27
ianbeany
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?


​nope, up to 5 days. it'll go straight back into your bank
I paid by Paypal and still no sign of my refund. Should be pretty much instant through Paypal shouldn't it?
Dkr1966
just received my cancellation on the 4tb one!!!

Me too, think they will all be cancelled. Will be complaining and would advise others to too. I don't mind if they don't take the payment but I think it is a bloody cheek to take payment then cancel and stick you with a 5-7 day waiting time to get it back.

Never used maplins much in the past as I found them overpriced and this just gives me even less reason to use them in future, rubbish company....
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The wifi in my house isn't slow but the coverage isn't good, this solved that and I get the same speeds on both 2.4/5Ghz extended networks as I do from my router.

vickyindelhi
I have 2 of these at home and can't get it work as both of them have the same name and reuse to extend

Are you configuring these using the WPS button alone? If you configure the first one using the WPS button, you should be able to reconfigure it from its web page. I logged into my router to see what IP address the extender was assigned, you then browse to that IP address, e.g. http://192.168.1.1

Once there you should be able to rename the extended wireless networks. That way when you connect the second extender there isn't a conflict.

Edited By: CHAOSEN3 on Jan 09, 2017 23:21
I have 2 of these at home and can't get it work as both of them have the same name and reuse to extend
TheBiker
omarmahmood

​According to hukd rules that needs to be mentioned in the description.
Seeing as you know so much why did you ask the obvious?




​I didn't know if it was free delivery that's why I asked. It wouldn't be obvious to everyone.
omarmahmood

​According to hukd rules that needs to be mentioned in the description.
Seeing as you know so much why did you ask the obvious?



Edited By: TheBiker on Jan 09, 2017 19:34
TheBiker

omarmahmood
Does the £18.98 non prime include delivery?
NO, its £20 to qualify for free delivery.


​According to hukd rules that needs to be mentioned in the description.
Being sold on ebay for £17.98 free shipping from various sellers with 100% feedback and over 20,000 reviews.

Edited By: omarmahmood on Jan 09, 2017 19:11: .
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II Black Portable Hard Drive - 2TB @ Argos Ebay - £53.99

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Dawsy
ebay have messaged me saying if I paid the transaction should go through and I don't need to do anything.. I'd be quite happy to receive the drive. :)

Most of what you say is correct, but... if they closed the scam account, of course, you won't get it and the transaction won't "go through". eBay just want to you wait in the off chance that you do get it (you won't) and keep your money for as long as possible earning interest while they make you jump through hoops to get your money back. Same thing happened to me a few Christmas's back when I bought a phone on eBay; the seller just wanted to make some Christmas cash so sold 10 x iPhones that didn't really exist. It took a couple of weeks to get my money back. I've been using eBay since the early 2000s and have bought and sold over a thousand things, I've seen most things happen from both the buyer and seller perspective (except I have never scammed anyone and have 100% feedback, thank you very much! :-).


​100.0% positive Feedback
Member since 2001
Location:UK

Me too..
Dawsy
ebay have messaged me saying if I paid the transaction should go through and I don't need to do anything.. I'd be quite happy to receive the drive. :)

Most of what you say is correct, but... if they closed the scam account, of course, you won't get it and the transaction won't "go through". eBay just want to you wait in the off chance that you do get it (you won't) and keep your money for as long as possible earning interest while they make you jump through hoops to get your money back. Same thing happened to me a few Christmas's back when I bought a phone on eBay; the seller just wanted to make some Christmas cash so sold 10 x iPhones that didn't really exist. It took a couple of weeks to get my money back. I've been using eBay since the early 2000s and have bought and sold over a thousand things, I've seen most things happen from both the buyer and seller perspective (except I have never scammed anyone and have 100% feedback, thank you very much! :-).
Ha.. No but I don't live too far away to pay him a visit ;) I've not been let down by ebay at all with their guarantee.. I've had items not arrive from genuine sellers and also fake items arrive. (Didn't intend to buy fake) and every time I got my money back. I did actually order one.. So that's how much I trust ebay.. I also know from a friend setting up an account that the money is not withdrawable from PayPal with new accounts until feedback left..Another protector in place. We are not back in the year 2000 you know.. These scams were old and the holes now closed..

The listing and ebay user now appear to have been removed.. but that could be because other members reported the listing. ebay have messaged me saying if I paid the transaction should go through and I don't need to do anything.. I'd be quite happy to receive the drive. :)

Edited By: Dawsy on Jan 07, 2017 19:25: edit
Dawsy
yes you are 100% covered by ebay guarantee.
as long as it's posted to a registered address of yours and you use PayPal
Also any new ebay account does NOT receive a PENNY through PayPal UNTIL the buyer has left POSITIVE feedback. I'm really annoyed that HUKD has moderated my post..

Absolute rubbish. Are you Ricky from Alfreton by any chance?


Edited By: LeeA on Jan 07, 2017 19:12
Dawsy
Check ebay.. you will find a cheaper one listed.. business seller with zero feedback. £19.99 + £4.99 P&P
I did post it as a deal but presumably the mummy of the Internet decided to restrict my deal to other members in order to protect them.. Which I actually think abused my rights as a member...
Found it, went to read description and eBay have now removed the listings
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Verbatim 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver) was £93.99 now £45.98 @ Amazon

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- 3.0 SuperSpeed - for ultra fast data transfer - USB plug 'n' play (no additional power required) - Nero Backup Software - USB REC & PLAY* - supports USB recording/ playback ** Temporarily out
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Got dispatched notice for Saturday.
They must have honour all the orders? It twice the cost now.
Cheers Vassy :)
unidentified
popoyaya
£45 is currently an excellent price for a 2TB portable drive
Should be the normal everyday price for it by now! :(

I would second this. Hard drive prices have been really stagnant lately, in fact I think if anything they have gone up! I got a 3TB external 3.5" drive about 9-10 months ago for £45, admittedly refurbished but still, try getting even a refurbished one for that now, would be looking at another £20 plus easily.

2.5" drives are especially expensive too, which is annoying since more and more devices are starting to use them, like PVRs, which always used 3.5" drives in the past. You would think the increased volume of 2.5" drives being sold would drive the prices down, but it just doesn't seem to be happening, methinks they like their profits too much...
popoyaya
£45 is currently an excellent price for a 2TB portable drive

Should be the normal everyday price for it by now! :(
Thanks OP, Amazon delivery confirmed for early February. £45 is currently an excellent price for a 2TB portable drive :)

Edited By: popoyaya on Jan 14, 2017 22:36
popoyaya
I queried why they cancelled the order and got this pathetic bullsh*t response
"You opened a PayPal case up and they refunded this for you automatically"

Weird coincidence, apparently I did the same thing!

Edited By: vultura on Jan 13, 2017 18:40
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LaCie Rugged Mini 2TB External Hard Drive £109.34 @ Amazon

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mchcreations
Lacie was always overpriced, if you need a portable HDD rugged picked with one
Transcend 2TB 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable Hard Drive at £85
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-Military-Grade-Shock-Resistance-Portable/dp/B00K087BM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483731226&sr=8-1&keywords=2tb+rugged



Thanks. I had a look at these before I think they were around £50 once. But will keep a look out
Lacie was always overpriced, if you need a portable HDD rugged picked with one
Transcend 2TB 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable Hard Drive at £85
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-Military-Grade-Shock-Resistance-Portable/dp/B00K087BM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483731226&sr=8-1&keywords=2tb+rugged
matthewhaigh
I've had a lot of LaCie drives and to be honest they tend to fail pretty often, I have one drive on RMA at the moment. Also they are owned by Seagate now so I'm not sure what's even inside most of these.


​they fail because underneath it's Seagate. you really need good warrenty.
I've had a lot of LaCie drives and to be honest they tend to fail pretty often, I have one drive on RMA at the moment. Also they are owned by Seagate now so I'm not sure what's even inside most of these.
If you drop a hard drive while spinning it is pretty much buggered.
Way overpriced, for a USB3 drive with a 2 year warranty.
Get a WD My Passport Ultra Exclusive Edition Portable Hard Drive - 2 TB, Black for £72.97 with a 5 year warranty.

Cover your external drive in bubble wrap, job done :p

Edited By: xdaminis on Jan 06, 2017 00:37
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2TB My Cloud NAS - from Western Digital store (recertified) £77.00 + Free Delivery

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Seems like a pretty decent price drop. Recertified from the original manufacturer with 30 day returns policy. All the other models are also reduced: 3TB - £95 4TB - £110 5TB - £115 6TB - £140
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Bloxk
Down to £71.99 now.

Still only 2tb in stock :(
Down to £71.99 now.
polarbaba
dawsonz
polarbaba
dawsonz
Is it worth paying the extra and buying brand new from Amazon for the additional 18 months warranty?
​depends on how much extra... these prices are very very attractive comparable to bare drives alone!

£110 from WD recertified and £150 from amazon (4TB).


​how much risk are you willing to take on for that discount for the amount of total savings incurred. bearing in mind that which ever drive fails the data itself was lost. which I imagine is more valuable to you.
my strategy is to have two backups.. that way if there is a failure.. I won't be crying too much.. only for the inconvenience rather than the loss of data.


​also .. please please do not neglect a backup solution... many have learnt this the hard way.
in my case I have a family picture albums all digital so they are very valuable to me.
dawsonz
polarbaba
dawsonz
Is it worth paying the extra and buying brand new from Amazon for the additional 18 months warranty?
​depends on how much extra... these prices are very very attractive comparable to bare drives alone!

£110 from WD recertified and £150 from amazon (4TB).


​how much risk are you willing to take on for that discount for the amount of total savings incurred. bearing in mind that which ever drive fails the data itself was lost. which I imagine is more valuable to you.
my strategy is to have two backups.. that way if there is a failure.. I won't be crying too much.. only for the inconvenience rather than the loss of data.
polarbaba
dawsonz
Is it worth paying the extra and buying brand new from Amazon for the additional 18 months warranty?
​depends on how much extra... these prices are very very attractive comparable to bare drives alone!

£110 from WD recertified and £150 from amazon (4TB).
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HYNIX 500GB SSD Hardrive HFS500G32TND-N1A2A only £126.49 / £131.28 collect from local shops del or free c+c @ SCAN.co.uk

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Sorry, I made a mistake, the drive in the failing system is Sandisk 120gb.
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Event viewer will show errors if it can't write to the disk properly
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

I'm talking about this
https://www.techchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/windows-detected-hard-disk-problem2.png
I have disabled it from notifying me, theres nothing important on that system.

Edited By: QuickProfits on Jan 06, 2017 15:11
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

YOu never heard of that? I have seen if at least three times in failing drives in the past.
CampGareth
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Usually it's the other way for me, Windows saying "everything's fine, nothing to worry about" then when I finally get some SMART data out of it it's all 'Reallocated sectors: 90% of the disk is broken'.
LOL typical windows eh.. oh the joys..
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Toshiba 1TB external hard drive only £35.99 at Staples (instore)

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I bought a 1TB external drive recently and never saw a good brand one under £45 so this looked like a good deal. It's USB3 as well so good data transfer speed.
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ajproctor
My sons running out of space on his xbox one s 500GB. Is this/something like this what I need to get for him? help please. much appreciated :-)

Yes - as long as the drive is USB 3.0 it will work with Xbox One! I'd suggest you go for the biggest drive you can afford - I went for the 2TB Seagate Portable from Argos for £62.99.
My sons running out of space on his xbox one s 500GB. Is this/something like this what I need to get for him? help please. much appreciated :-)
Captain HUKD
Checked local Staples this morning - none in stock & apparently there are only 7 left in the UK! Happy hunting 8)

I was wrongly given the 2TB Canvio II instead, oh well :D
Captain HUKD
Checked local Staples this morning - none in stock & apparently there are only 7 left in the UK! Happy hunting 8)

There are about 15 in my local staples yesterday. Must have had a HUKD rush on! B)
Checked local Staples this morning - none in stock & apparently there are only 7 left in the UK! Happy hunting 8)
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Great savings on Milwaukee compact range @ Toolstation £99.82

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The M12BDP is a good price but most of the other items have been available cheaper elsewhere for ages.

Edited By: ThanksForThat on Jan 09, 2017 23:34
AzeemB
How did you find out? instore or from post


​Loose lips sinks ships
How did you find out? instore or from post
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4TB Seagate Portable Hard Drive PCWorld £119.99 -WD version £ 125

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You wait ages for a reduction on 4TB portable drives then two come along at once! PC World have the Seagate 4TB portable for £119.99 or, if you prefer the WD version, they have that at £125. Perha…
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Argos are doing the plug in versions for 99 odd
The link suggests item is OOS?
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WD Blue 3TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Amazon (£74.99)

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Cheapest according CamelCamel http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Blue-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/product/B00D74G712
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So is this actually a blue or a green drive?

I bought a Toshiba 3TB drive just over 3 years ago and I think it is starting to fail but it is the drive with my Steam Library on it so a green drive is unlikely to cut it performance wise.
dck
Knottyboy
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.
It feels like a couple of years ago - because it literally was. 2011 Thailand floods
Don't know where he got 2004 from.....

He got the wrong date and location from the 2004 Asian earthquake/tsunami, I imagine.
Knottyboy
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.

It feels like a couple of years ago - because it literally was. 2011 Thailand floods

Don't know where he got 2004 from.....
haritori
Yesgo
Dumb ass Brexit. The poor just gets poorer...
rnem170
ukez
HDD prices suck!
Were cheaper before brexit. Everything imported has gone up.
What you on about? prices went up when most manufacturers facilities were destroyed in the Tsunami in 2004 and they never recovered..
oh and look the price was the same, before and after the Referendum.. but now is the cheapest its ever been...http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00D74G712/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

2004? It feels like it was a couple of years ago... man I feel old.
Oneday77
What a load of old cobblers on here.
Black - performance drive with long warranty. Noises but on of the quickest for a mechanical.
Blue - not as fast as a Blue with a shorter warranty. Though quieter and more consumer focused.
Green - intended for archive style
Storage where performance isn't much of a requirement. Though low power requirement is ideal.
Red - designed for 24-7 running with greater performance and reliability compared to green.
All drives will work in a PC but some are better than others. Video and Photo editing will be better on a blue or black drive. Though SSD would obviously be better still.

Wow
You certainly managed to un'cobble' this thread.
:{
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SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 64GB Up to 245MB/s read speed and up to 190MB/s write speed £23.99 delivered @ Picstop

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Full product description The amount of data people need to carry around with them never stops growing, making a high-speed flash drive essential if you live a fast-paced lifestyle. The 64GB* SanDis…
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few quid more he said ;)

Good shout, still not bad being second hand and £2.50 postage
https://uk.m.webuy.com/site/productDetail?productId=0619659152376

£35 bargain

Edited By: lollypoplee on Dec 30, 2016 14:49: price added
rjc222
lollypoplee
ive seen the 128gb for only a few quid more thsn this

Please find it that would be incredible :)


​https://uk.m.webuy.com/site/productDetail?productId=0619659152376
I've got the 32gb version of this and it's really rapid. Would definitely recommend.
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3tb Toshiba Canvio external HD (portable and USB 3.0) £78.45 @ Ebuyer

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£84.99 now
Tempted as my 2tb WD passport has decided to begin to not be detected, thinking it might be the Micro-B port thought , they are a horrible design of a port , ordered a new cable to check it's not that before I splash out on a new one
I've got a contact number for them at the bottom of my conformation and item shipped email too. Seems ok so far
moschops1
will this work on xbox one?


Should be easy enough, if it's not as simple as this then might need to format from a computer but I'm sure there's a YouTube video for that too:

https://youtu.be/5wSmkdETzlQ
Apologies, I forgot I reverted to a desktop unit
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Samsung D3 3TB USB3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £77.45 @ CCL Online

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page not found?
Looks like it's been pulled from their website.
page not found?
will it work in new ps4s
jamesharrystaniforth
does this work with xbox
Xbox One - yes, that's what I got it for and have it up and running now.
does this work with xbox
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Toshiba Canvio Connect 2.5inch 3tb USB 3.O External Hardrive at Ebuyer for £79.98

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This offer was posted before but it was expired now back in stock.
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AStonedRaichu
Damn I really want a 4TB but this is tempting me..
I was looking for a 4TB also, I did order one through amazon for £99.99 in November but it's yet to come back in stock to be sent out and they sent an email today to say that they may have to increase the price since the supply and demand, which I find unfair so may need to cancel it if they increase it's price.


Flubit gave me this for £74 BTW
I'm glad I bought one when it cost 59.99 from Argos 5-6 months ago.
Turtle1992
AStonedRaichu
Damn I really want a 4TB but this is tempting me..
I was looking for a 4TB also, I did order one through amazon for £99.99 in November but it's yet to come back in stock to be sent out and they sent an email today to say that they may have to increase the price since the supply and demand, which I find unfair so may need to cancel it if they increase it's price.


​Brexit exchange rate yo..... ;)
1.72% TCB?
AStonedRaichu
Damn I really want a 4TB but this is tempting me..
I was looking for a 4TB also, I did order one through amazon for £99.99 in November but it's yet to come back in stock to be sent out and they sent an email today to say that they may have to increase the price since the supply and demand, which I find unfair so may need to cancel it if they increase it's price.
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2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Enclosure Case (Add on Item) £4.59 Sold by cvlife-uk and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Perfect for those old hard drives you have laying about and it's USB 3.0 Fulfilled by Amazon so you can't go wrong
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I like these kinds of things. :-)
tomfn
cheekster
Can anyone recommend a similar but better quality product, please. Without fiddly little screws preferably so it's not such a pain when swapping drives in and out. And must be USB 3.0 and support SATA III
Thanks.
I quite liked the Inateck tool-free enclosure for £10.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KW4T69A/
Unlock and it flips open like a cigarette carton, the drive slides in or out. USB 3.0 with bonus UASP support - seems fast with transfer rates of 120mb/sec on a 2.5" 5400rpm drive. Haven't tried with an SSD, so YMMV, but for me was worth the £10.99.
I personally have a couple of these. One from April last year is still going strong as an xbox one external, one I got in November last year recently packed up. Powers the drive but can't read data. Cant remember exact numbers but both matched data transfer speeds listed on the page :p

To be honest I feel with these cheaper cages you just have to see whats decently reviewed and hope for the best.

Edit: Also for anyone interested it does seem like the drive goes off on an xbox when you turn storage off. Standby light comes on on the enclosure and I can't hear or feel any kind of noise or vibration coming from the drive.

Edited By: slayermatt on Dec 30, 2016 15:51: More Info
dcousins2010
imdave
dcousins2010
Just be aware the drive does no switch off completely, I have one to use with my xbox one s and even though the console is turned off the drive will continue to spin. The led on the drive goes out but you can hear the drive spinning which may eventually damage the drive. There is an off switch on the drive but its not ideal.(changing xbox settings makes no difference)
Does XB1 have USB power settings? I know that the PS4 has the option to have USB ports remain powered when system is off, USB power off after 30 mins and just off along with the system.
It does of sorts, you can have the xbox essentially on standby but chose to turn off external drives or just have the system undergo full shut down when you turn it off, Either way the drive is still powered enough to spin the drive even though the led turns off - When using my desktop pc, the drive does shut down completely but it may be hit or miss depending on your set up. In my experience its not a bad product but not really appropriate for use with xbox one.
I had the exact same problem with this enclosure on my Xbox One S where the light would go off but the drive kept spinning. Swapped it with a spare Seagate and this is fine, so it's definitely the enclosure and not the Xbox
Colleague ordered a few of these a few weeks ago. they are decent for the money.
tomfn
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Can anyone recommend a similar but better quality product, please. Without fiddly little screws preferably so it's not such a pain when swapping drives in and out. And must be USB 3.0 and support SATA III
Thanks.
I quite liked the Inateck tool-free enclosure for £10.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KW4T69A/

Unlock and it flips open like a cigarette carton, the drive slides in or out. USB 3.0 with bonus UASP support - seems fast with transfer rates of 120mb/sec on a 2.5" 5400rpm drive. Haven't tried with an SSD, so YMMV, but for me was worth the £10.99.

Looks just the ticket. :)

Thanks.
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1TB Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive - £47.94 - Ebuyer.Plus £5 cashback from Toshiba .

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If the cashback works then a delivered price of £42.94 which is the best price I can find for this size of drive. Has anyone used Toshiba cashback?
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Looking. for one myself but I have no free delivery option. Only for orders over £49.99. Any ideas?
Sorry my mistake I had two in my basket .Ooops
Looking. for one myself but I have no free delivery option. Only for orders over £49.99. Any ideas?

Edited By: jon19783 on Dec 28, 2016 12:49: spelling
jon19783
Plus you have to pay for deliver on Ops deal. £3.59 for 5 working days delivery.

Edited By: jon19783 on Dec 28, 2016 05:38: correct price
You can opt for free delivery.Still no cheaper deals.
Plus you have to pay for deliver on Ops deal. £3.59 for 5 working days delivery.

Edited By: jon19783 on Dec 28, 2016 05:38: correct price
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1427187

For the sake of an extra £2.05 I wouldn't risk the cash back. Plus you can pick this up without waiting for delivery.
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My cloud Western Digital refurb 2TB wireless external hard drive at WDC for £76.99

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it's a network attached drive and they only have up to 3tb stocked.
They seem to have 2TB and 3TB in stock now (refurbished)
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I'd say hot, but can only find it at £129.99. How do you get it at £76.99 please?
Follow the link, why can`t you?
I'd say hot, but can only find it at £129.99. How do you get it at £76.99 please?
Why cold
Vote?
GoNz017
it's a network attached drive and they only have up to 3tb stocked.

Great, thanks
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External HDD for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £214.99 Dispatched and sold by Maplin_Webdeals / Amazon

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Yes it's a single drive according to this review
Does this house a single 8TB drive?
rehydrated
Could you connect this to your router and access from abroad?
Depends if your router has a NAS feature, most mid range or above router does have it these days.
But make sure it can handle 8TB as I previously read that some routers may only support up to 2TB drive.
Could you connect this to your router and access from abroad?
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Sunydeal 30000mAh Power Bank Universal External Battery Charger For iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy HTC LG Google Nexus Blackberry Lumia Moto and other Cell Phone Tablet £18.99 @ Amazon (sold by VIPowerall)

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Mines arrived today on inspection there are 8x 18650 batteries stating like the ones below so how can this be 30000mAh? if each battery is only 2600mAh

The batteries are Green in colour and say on them szns - un4m151ej and 9.0Wh 702362

9.0Wh x8 = 72Wh convert that into mAh 72 divided by 3.6V TOTAL 20,000mAh not 30,000mAh as stated
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/SZNS-battery-18650-2600mah-with-quality_60340976694.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.d2CQAA

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Stick with Anker.
Hmmm. Read 4 reviews; of those, 3 got them for discount in return for an unbiased review (haha, no one is buying that) and the other said it will charge his S6 from flat to full 3 times - so that's an alleged 30000mAh power bank that can only charge a phone with a 2550mAh battery, 3 times - something doesn't stack up...

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Price:
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Only 1 left in stock.
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Duet Display – Use your iPhone or iPad as an external monitor (PC and Mac) 50% OFF £7.99 @ itunes

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I have been trying for ages to get Kodi on my ipad (I can't do it) can I use this to mirror the Kodi from my win pc to ipad wirelessly?...
If you're using a pro version of Windows then get the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Client app for your iPad (from the Apple App Store) & enable remote access on your PC. You'll then have a fully functioning windows desktop on your iPad with touchscreen support. Good way of getting Kodi or any other Windows software on an iPad or even an iPhone. Works very well.
Tried this and it's not opening Kodi?
Says unable to create GUI so I'm stuck?
Also there's no sound out of the ipad? Haven't worked that out either?.
All for Kodi on an ipad impossible, I hate Apple sometimes..
I'd have said Plex is a much better choice for any tablet anyway (assuming you already have a HTPC or other computer that can act as the main server)


Just set this up, thanks it's awesome...why are we messing around with Kodi????... this rocks!!!... thanks again
mxer450
captainbeaky
mxer450
I have been trying for ages to get Kodi on my ipad (I can't do it) can I use this to mirror the Kodi from my win pc to ipad wirelessly?...
If you're using a pro version of Windows then get the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Client app for your iPad (from the Apple App Store) & enable remote access on your PC. You'll then have a fully functioning windows desktop on your iPad with touchscreen support. Good way of getting Kodi or any other Windows software on an iPad or even an iPhone. Works very well.
Tried this and it's not opening Kodi?
Says unable to create GUI so I'm stuck?
Also there's no sound out of the ipad? Haven't worked that out either?.
All for Kodi on an ipad impossible, I hate Apple sometimes..

I'd have said Plex is a much better choice for any tablet anyway (assuming you already have a HTPC or other computer that can act as the main server)
This works for quite high resolutions when I use it with my work laptop running windows 7 and iPad pro 12" I.e. 2048 x 15xx or something. It does seem a bit laggy though (although not sure if it's due to my work laptop not being that high spec)

Good software though as I can use a second screen for work etc.

Edited By: Rahulg247 on Dec 28, 2016 16:32: Adding more detail
mxer450
captainbeaky
mxer450
captainbeaky
mxer450
I have been trying for ages to get Kodi on my ipad (I can't do it) can I use this to mirror the Kodi from my win pc to ipad wirelessly?...
If you're using a pro version of Windows then get the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Client app for your iPad (from the Apple App Store) & enable remote access on your PC. You'll then have a fully functioning windows desktop on your iPad with touchscreen support. Good way of getting Kodi or any other Windows software on an iPad or even an iPhone. Works very well.
Tried this and it's not opening Kodi?
Says unable to create GUI so I'm stuck?
Also there's no sound out of the ipad? Haven't worked that out either?.
All for Kodi on an ipad impossible, I hate Apple sometimes..
The GUI fault is caused multiple instances of Kodi trying to run at the same time & the sound issues are driver related. Both are usually rectified by simply signing out of windows & then signing back in on your iPad or if that doesn't work try restarting your pc (& then signing in on your iPad only leaving your computer monitor off.)http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0783_zpsuuzoyy8p.jpeg
It should work then hopefully.http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0784_zpskmxnrx7e.png
Thanks, really appreciative of your input.
Unfortunately even after these very good quality instructions I still get unable to create GUI. Existing :(..
Everything else works and is great, just not the only program I want, lol.. marvellous isn't it...
Looks like there are plenty of people on the web with same problem & all seem to have different solutions. Might be worth uninstalling & reinstalling Kodi while using windows on your iPad or fiddling with the full screen window options in Kodi.

Sorry to OP if this is all off topic.
captainbeaky
mxer450
captainbeaky
mxer450
I have been trying for ages to get Kodi on my ipad (I can't do it) can I use this to mirror the Kodi from my win pc to ipad wirelessly?...
If you're using a pro version of Windows then get the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Client app for your iPad (from the Apple App Store) & enable remote access on your PC. You'll then have a fully functioning windows desktop on your iPad with touchscreen support. Good way of getting Kodi or any other Windows software on an iPad or even an iPhone. Works very well.
Tried this and it's not opening Kodi?
Says unable to create GUI so I'm stuck?
Also there's no sound out of the ipad? Haven't worked that out either?.
All for Kodi on an ipad impossible, I hate Apple sometimes..
The GUI fault is caused multiple instances of Kodi trying to run at the same time & the sound issues are driver related. Both are usually rectified by simply signing out of windows & then signing back in on your iPad or if that doesn't work try restarting your pc (& then signing in on your iPad only leaving your computer monitor off.)http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0783_zpsuuzoyy8p.jpeg
It should work then hopefully.http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac216/Fotostorage/IMG_0784_zpskmxnrx7e.png

Thanks, really appreciative of your input.

Unfortunately even after these very good quality instructions I still get unable to create GUI. Existing :(..

Everything else works and is great, just not the only program I want, lol.. marvellous isn't it...