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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.
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raptorcigs
Sent back after it kept crashing and disappearing

How did you find it to send it back?
Sent back after it kept crashing and disappearing
bigdeal66
Same price on Amazon !
Has anyone else found that on non-prime orders Amazon leave stock items awaiting dispatch for ages?

I've given up on Amazon for now as I've had to cancel three orders recently as goods supposedly in stock were still awaiting dispatch a week after placing the order so I welcome any other retailers that offer competitive prices and can ship in a timely fashion.
I had a look at the Amazon reviews - the drive spins down when inactive - probably because it gets hot in use as there is no cooling. Reading the 4-star reviews made me decide not to buy.
Good price but found these run too hot so unless you plan to remove the drive I would avoid.
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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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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.
revolver31
kestrel1960
revolver31
Ye usually 5tb for this price is common place not sure why this is hot.
Just had a quick look. Cannot find any 5TB external HDD's at this price. 2TB around £80....
Look betterhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-HDWC250EK3J1-Stor-e-Canvio-Desktop/dp/B00J3OP7FW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472151995&sr=8-2&keywords=5tbhttp://www.ebuyer.com/632162-toshiba-5tb-canvio-desktop-hard-drive-hdwc250ek3j1

Always around this prise but they tend to have overheating issues when used in the enclosure I guess most normal people do not know this they just use it but if you use different software it flags it up.
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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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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
i've put in the price match with amazon. we need more to do the same.
Argos don't have any more in stock :(
Good suggestion about the Amazon price challenge Ticking Tock - and great detail!


Edited By: dpf on Aug 22, 2016 10:15
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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…
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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.
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.

Edited By: BigYoSpeck on Aug 13, 2016 07:21
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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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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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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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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
I've just received my Maxtor 3TB portable drive today - only 16-22MB/s write speed which is very disappointing - read speed is better at 130MB/s. Not sure if I want to keep it with that performance....

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx39/brookheather/Maxtor3TB_zpsvlvlnhz1.png


Edited By: brookheather on Aug 09, 2016 18:27: .
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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
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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
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luvsadealdealdeal
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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
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
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 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
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Basildon Pipps Hill
Order now, collect immediately
Cheltenham Kingsditch Retail Park
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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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bellington
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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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?
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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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2TB Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive £59.99 Amazon

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Just saw this portable hard drive from Toshiba at £59.99 on Amazon. That is a great price for 2TB of storage! It comes with Auto back-up software and works with both Mac & PC.
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why expired?
All colours are now £59.99
Tomorrow this will be reduced to £69.99 for Prime day! ;)
perfect just what I am looking for thanks heat added
Hot from me!
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Toshiba Canvio Ready Portable Hard Drive - 1TB - £39.99 - Argos!!

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I was looking for a cheap storage drive for my $kly box when I came across this in argos of all places. PLEASE dont flame me, cheapest iv seen? hot hot
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gerardarmstrong5
Anyone know the RPM?


Usually the portable ones are 5400rpm and the external HD (which you will need a power socket for) are 7200rpm
Anyone know the RPM?
If it was £29.99 then that's a great deal because it's £10 off the"average" price for a 1tb hard drive. Making it hot.
quidstretchy
Wedge1234
Sorry mate but that's cold. £40 is the average for a 1tb hard drive.
I don't think that you've quite grasped the meaning of average
Haha all I'm saying is your popular hard drives such as this one, Samsung and seagate ones jump from £40 to £42 making this at just £40 clearly not a deal, that's why it's obviously cold.

Edited By: Wedge1234 on Jul 09, 2016 13:33: I
Looks like all the stock is in Bristol or North Lancashire/Cumbria!
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Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Catalogue Number: 300-8240 £10.50 Tesco instore

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Verbatim 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Catalogue Number: 300-8240 Not on their website anymore. They are clearing out stock. This is national but stock levels vary as they're selling them out…
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Picked up 2 from Tesco in Fulbourn, Cambridge. Thanks OP!
A couple were in Rainham on Wednesday but none left now.
jdbigguy
pitbullmern
not even going to bother looking in any of my local Tesco's as they never seem to have any hard drives on sale.
Also, any proof of this price ?
As you are not going to bother looking, why do you care?

and why do you care so much ? is it your deal ? another hotukdeals keyboard warrior

Edited By: pitbullmern on Jul 02, 2016 09:37
pitbullmern
not even going to bother looking in any of my local Tesco's as they never seem to have any hard drives on sale.
Also, any proof of this price ?
As you are not going to bother looking, why do you care?
jfclfc
more chance of running in to pope francis
Or you posting a deal.
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1tb Seagate expansion hard drive £12.50 Tesco Irlam

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I have just found this little beaut for £12.50. I wasnt going to post due to it probably being the one store, but a friend of mine checked his local store who advised they were the same price, so it m…
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Went in to tesco store lockerbie road dumfries, one seagate backup plus slim shelf price (yellow ticket ) on sale £40 took it to customer service and scanned at £13.50 if in any store worth checking whats on sale and rescanning.

http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/236114219alt7?$prod_main$
Just been to two branches and rang about 4 more. It seems the tesco way is to stick on a sticker with an incredibly cheap price and say its out of stock. perhaps a technique to lure you to their branches. I'm not sure they gave us much of a chance with these
amour3k
Maybe its me, but, what's SEL?, thanx. :-)
Shelf Edge Label
magicalex9
What hukd deals should do is filter on whether a deal in national, regional or just in local store to you

exactly the reason why i wasnt going to post. But like i said, a friend checked with their local tesco who confirmed they were selling at the same price, i thought 'Why not' ?
bargainchaser2015
Went to chase geese at two Tescos at 6am. Didn't have the 4TB WD for £41. Both had SEL for this but no stock. However, loads of electronic stuff at very low prices including ultra thin DVD Samsung external writer for £6, 25 DVD-R for £1.25. HDMI to DVI for £2, headphones, allsorts. So if you can't sleep and like geese, always worth a trip. Oh and Logitech Bluetooth case keyboard things down from £80 to £11 (iPad Air 1). Still heat added.

i went back in today just to have a look. The shelves were rammed with new stock :(
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Toshiba Canvio 3TB portable USB3 HDD £79.99 Amazon

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3TB portable drive with the, now almost obligatory, cloud storage package thrown in
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le_jaeger
Genuine question - what are you guys using portable HDs for these days? I still have a huge collection of 1080p mkvs, but I thought fewer and fewer people were still building media collections like this with the advents of Spotify, Apple Music, Netflix, Amazon video, etc...

Manual backup before installing an automated solution. I couldn't rely on myself doing it when I had to plug it in to AC power at the wall, portables make manual backups happen.

Backing up 20GB of files several times or system images soon makes a couple of handy 1TB externals worth having.

And I don't 100% trust the automated backups I have in place.
White is now £74.99 if you dont mind waiting a few weeks. Bargain!
Is it a sata drive inside? Would like this in a laptop.
Wow speed is amazing, was expecting this to get around 100mbps read/write after reading reviews. Lol just got mine today and speeds are getting better than my seagate 2tb backup plus.
http://i.imgur.com/yQbT7RC.png?1
I was having a moment of paranoia as the word portable was missing!
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WD 12TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 £314.99 @ Amazon

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I needed to buy new hard drives for my NAS. It is cheaper to buy 6TB disks with the enclosure than on their own (£199 on Amazon).
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Hi mchcreations,

Warning If you do the above (jbod) you will lose redundancy within enclosure.
I read the encryption is hardware based not software based so even choosing jbod if still using enclosure you data is still encrypted with no known way to disable on this product. (idiotic design decision for product type)

Hence my recommendation of : Buy for the 12tb, remove HDs throw away enclosure.

If you know different to above please post a link.


Edited By: daoverseer on Jun 30, 2016 18:19
daoverseer
Heat for price of 12tb.
However be aware the enclosure has non removable on chip hardware encryption.
Failure of enclosure = COMPLETE loss of data.
Do NOT buy for data protection.
Buy for the 12tb, remove HDs throw away enclosure.
You can change them to jbod so not encryption will be used.Performance will be lower than raid 0 but is safer, you just need to take them out and put them anywere
daoverseer
Heat for price of 12tb.

However be aware the enclosure has non removable on chip hardware encryption.
Failure of enclosure = COMPLETE loss of data.

Do NOT buy for data protection.
Buy for the 12tb, remove HDs throw away enclosure.


​I agree. "Never put all your eggs on 1 basket
". if 1TB of data buy 2 x 1TB HDD 1 for data and one for back up of data. that way if 1 fails you have a backup. Memories are priceless and unrepeatable.
Great price if you're looking to buy two 6TB hard drives.
You can definely take drives out?
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WD Elements Portable 2TB (Recertified) £49.99 @ Western digital

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Apologies if this is a duplicate, I did a search and found nothing. I saw this whilst looking for a portable hard drive for an XBOX one. Seems a good price and also free delivery too, maximum of th…
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can anyone tell me the difference between this and the wd 2tb my passport ultra drive?
whats happened to prices? 2.5 inch 2TB were £50 a few months back but seem to have crept up.
banned
6 month warranty is a turn off rather buy new :(
Bought, will let you know if I have any issues, fault problems etc.
Nice price
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Seagate 6TB External HDD £129.99 @ Amazon UK / PRIME / 6 TB Hard Disk Drive

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Seagate Backup Plus 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive
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Still available at that price at Argos. Cheers for the heads up, purchased today.
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thevman2k3
had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit more and get a WD. Had 3 of them now and still going strong.

I have had two Western Digital drives fail on me. Bloody awful. So where does that leave us now, want to go back to pen and paper?
Just had my oldest 1.5 TB drive in my file server tell me it's about to die. I was gonna get the 5 TB version of this as a replacement but held off in case it dropped from £110 to £100 again. Might as well grab this instead! They're out of stock but I'm in no rush.

Edited By: DragonQ on Jun 23, 2016 12:54
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LaCie 4TB Porsche Design 3.5 USB 3.0 Grey Portable Hard Drive £103.98 delivered at eBuyer

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Good price drop and customer reviews - Capacity 4TB - Transfer Rate USB 3.0 : up to 5Gb/s** - Compatible with PC and Mac With the LaCie Desktop Drive's USB 3.0 interface, you'll be able to get…
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stuff ebuyer. they always up the price as soon as its hotukdealed. :-(
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Cretus Maximus
These look great but from my own experience fail quite soon - the drive inside mine were Samsung I think
So it's Seagate then :/
Samsung would last ages.

Strong logic lol.
Seagate owns Samsung and LaCie.
Cretus Maximus
These look great but from my own experience fail quite soon - the drive inside mine were Samsung I think
So it's Seagate then :/
Samsung would last ages.
These look great but from my own experience fail quite soon - the drive inside mine were Samsung I think
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MyMemory 320GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive w/ free delivery £20.99 @ MyMemory eBay outlet

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MyMemory 320GB portable HDD for 20.99 delivered! Doesn't seem a bad deal for a slim, decent storage portable HDD with free delivery included. This is is currently £25 plus p+p on the main websit…
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Seagate Expansion 1tb Portable HDD USB 3.0 £29.00 Tesco

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Wasl looking for the Toshiba Hard drive but found this! - i cleared the shelves in the Warrington/Bolton Area USB 3.0 Windows 10 compatible!
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A couple left at the Lichfield branch this morning along with three Sandisk iExpand 32GB flash drives. Marked down on the shelf but scanning at full price. You will probably need to get staff to put it through for you.
Got the last 2 in Portadown @ £26 each
Just picked one up in the St Helens Extra store. One more left on the shelf
1 of each of these available in Hemel Hempstead Tesco
Newcastle Coast Road have the 1tb in stock. I just picked up their last 2tb though :)

Thanks op
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Tesco- Seagate wireless plus 1TB hard drive £60.00 instore

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Another deal just found at Tesco Walsgrave Coventry Carry your movies, photos, music & documents wherever you go, and access them wirelessly on all your devices, no internet connection required. Kee…
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Great price for 1tb version of this drive. I'd get one of I didn't already have 0.5tb version.
Did not seem that popular lastweek

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-1tb-wireless-plus-hard-drive-60-tesco-store-2459198

I spotted one in the Tesco Extra at Cables Retail Park, Prescot lastweek in case anyone is interested.

Edited By: TC0001 on Jun 12, 2016 18:53: spelling
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Maxtor M3 1 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black £39.55 @ Amazon

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Maxtor M3 1 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black Never been a fan of Maxtor drives but good price for a M3 1TB and its USB3 USB powered, main supply not needed
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Bendown
Thanks, any recommendation on a 2 terrabyte that can be removed from caddy

The Seagate 2Tb ones can be, i've removed mine and it's currently inside my PS4 :)
Maxtor, there's a blast from the past. :)
Thanks, any recommendation on a 2 terrabyte that can be removed from caddy
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Seagate Expansion 2TB 2.5 inch External Hard Drive (PS4 compatible) - Amazon - £59.99

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This seems like a good price for a 2TB Harddrive that can be used in a PS4. Reviews on Amazon show that people have had success installing this in the PS4 Also there is a video guide on how to inst…
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I just managed to pick up one from tesco Derry for £45
willriley1981
Are these USB for the PS4 as well or is there complicated tampering inside the PS4 involved?
The 4tb version at £109.99 seems like a better deal.

The PS4 doesn't support external hard drives... so you have to tamper inside. Sorry!
Are these USB for the PS4 as well or is there complicated tampering inside the PS4 involved?

The 4tb version at £109.99 seems like a better deal.
These drives can only really be considered a deal around the £50-55 mark.

Edited By: richkaos on Jun 12, 2016 10:43
Can this be used as an external drive on the PS4 like on the Xbox?
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB HDD USB 3.0 - FREE DELIVERY £39.99 @ Ryman

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Cracking price for a USB 3.0 1TB HDD. Cheapest price around and Ryman offer free next day delivery on the product too.
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No SD card slot like the previous model !
No use to me anymore then
Does anyone have a NUS code? Cheers
Item description says "Please note this item is not eligible for further discount.".
Can anyone explain the cold votes please ?
I intend buying another external drive, and thought this was a reasonable deal, so any useful information/guidance is most welcome...... thank you.

for a start Toshiba Canvio 2TB are only £6 more instore Tesco saw them yesterday, I appreciate this is some sort of wi-fi drive but with free programs like TeamViewer to access your pc or files it kind of makes it a useless gimmick to me!


Edited By: CartoonHead78 on Jun 07, 2016 19:10
Can anyone explain the cold votes please ?
I intend buying another external drive, and thought this was a reasonable deal, so any useful information/guidance is most welcome...... thank you.
Does anyone have a NUS code? Cheers
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WD MyCloud 6TB (recertified) 'Personal Cloud' £149.99 Free Delivery @ WDStore (other capacities inside)

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I just posted a deal on a 2TB mybook, seems like they have quite a few other good value deals like this one at half price. All are re-certified drives, meaning they are likely returns, retested, r…
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recertified? do they mark all the bad sectors as unusable then?
​bad sectors are not useable, hence their bad status, I imagine there is a threshold for bad sectors beyond which they will not be sold. Never had any problems with refurbs personally, and you have warranty + 30 day money back etc so if not happy return it when examined, but straight from WD I doubt they would send out drives likely to be immediately returned.

I assume paulj48 was being sarcastic?
I phoned them the other day as a 10% off coupon wasn't being honoured online. Got through to an Indian call centre and it was the most pointless exercise ever. After 35 mins of trying to get the operator to order the correct item to the correct address I gave up and cancelled. Still waiting for my card to be refunded...........

On a brighter note, I received a 20% off voucher from them yesterday and used that and the £10 off code to order 2 WD Red 4TB drives which I ended up getting for just over a £100 each. Every cloud has a silver lining I suppose. :)


Edited By: jimborae on Jun 07, 2016 16:29
I would just phone them up , emails , and im sure tweets will get missed at times - cant attest to this stores service personally as i have never used them , but i doubt they would bother trading if everything they sent out never arrived.

On that basis they should just put up a 6tb for £50 take all the orders in the world and give no money back ever, some items are out of stock though which suggests this is not the case.

Still a good deal if you can get them, i see in previous threads people have received items fine, so most probably just a couple of very unlucky people having problems, like most stores.
Beware.. My friend is STILL waiting for a drive ordered a MONTH ago!! WD are terrible at sorting any problems. He even tweeted them. They said they would get back to him... 96 hours later no reply still..

exactly same experience here, took me 3 emails and a few months to get money back.
I thought we were past this store.

They don't ship and takes ages to get your money back. If you order from the regular store not only can you get 20% off via coupon and sometimes get the same as the recert price but you will find your order will actually show up.
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WD MyBook 2TB (recertified) USB3 External Hard Drive £43.99 @ WD Store with Free Delivery (Other capacities inside)

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Cheapest i could find, and direct from WD with free delivery. Re-certified, means it has been returned and repaired and/or retested. Straight from WD i cant imagine these will be crap, not total…
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Read some of the detailed reviews on Amazon and these are NEW drives not Recertified
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-External-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0047VOGOO
is it compatible with windows 10?
Could go for the 3TB model, that's only £54.99, seems a good deal :)
Not a bad price for 2tb drives
great price but are there tests reliable?
I would think so , WD are kind of an authority on hard drives, if they sent out untested drives i think there would be some upheaval and laughing in the tech community.

They are basically the main hard drive manufacturer that have been around for years and bought out several other big hard drive names, so buying from them direct would probably be the best place you could buy from and the best place to test them.

+ they are warrantied, + 30 day return + distance selling regulations, so you will be able to return for sure if on the off chance you receive anything dodgy .
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WD MyBook Studio 3TB £59.91 (2TB £47.91) @ Currys Berryden, Aberdeen

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I spotted 2 units of WD MyBook Studio 3TB for £59.91 (plus a single 2TB one for £47.91) in the Berryden branch of Currys. They were on the Mac accessories shelf. Not available online, that's the pr…
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2 at Currys Sunderland, Trimdon Street. Also 1 of the 4TB for £89.91.
Could you take the HDD out of the enclosure and put it in a PC?
yES
I bought one of these on Saturday for €89.99 in Currys Swords, they also had the 2TB one for €69.99
None in Curry's Leigh :(
Never thought I'd see the day :o

Meaning what exactly?
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My Passport Ultra 1TB Titanium (Recertified) + Free shipping £29.99 @ Western Digital

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Couldn't find cheaper than this. Normal price is about £45-50. This Seems like a deal. Package Includes : Portable hard drive USB cable WD SmartWare Pro software Quick Install Guide This is
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These are back in stock, just ordered one! Cheers OP
I would think that these are returns where somebody has bought it opened it and not got it to work properly, been incompatible or just didnt like the shape. They {wd} get them them back retest it and find it works properly. I doubt that there is any value in them "repairing" them, even if they could do it. I have one hanging out the back of the telly, and its used frequently no problems but, of course, YmmV.
Now showing out of stock!!!
What does re-certified mean? That they have hidden all of the bad sectors?

No. Means it broke the last time somebody had so they fiddle with it to make it work then sell it to you with shorter warranty
never heard of a recertified before
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=recertified

Or
http://drh1.img.digitalriver.com/DRHM/Storefront/Site/wdeu/images/promo/WDRecertified_banner_900x250.jpg
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Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black - for £108.22 @ Amazon

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Identical to the 4TB slimline Samsung but under a different name and ~£7 cheaper.
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Maxtor still in business?:D
Only in name unfortunately like Polaroid and JVC, every time I see the name it brings back memories of the dozens and dozens of Maxtor batteries I used to go through with the first Gameboy.
That is weird... Looks identical to a Samsung but Maxtor are owned by Seagate!
Same drive different brand name on the case, both owned by Seagate now :(
Now called Maxtor Seagate so is really own by Seagate. Seagate also owns Samsung hard drives.
At this rate there''ll be little competition.
Yeah kinda sad but at the same time I cant wait for the day where I can buy a 16TB SSD for cheaps

Got to store that 8K virtual reality video somewhere!
Do we know if the drive is soldered or if there is an internal SATA header?
Samsungs almost for sure, at least some I have seen.
Do we know if the drive is soldered or if there is an internal SATA header?
Maxtor still in business?:D

Only in name unfortunately like Polaroid and JVC, every time I see the name it brings back memories of the dozens and dozens of Maxtor batteries I used to go through with the first Gameboy.

That is weird... Looks identical to a Samsung but Maxtor are owned by Seagate!

Same drive different brand name on the case, both owned by Seagate now :(

Now called Maxtor Seagate so is really own by Seagate. Seagate also owns Samsung hard drives.
At this rate there''ll be little competition.

Yeah kinda sad but at the same time I cant wait for the day where I can buy a 16TB SSD for cheaps
Now called Maxtor Seagate so is really own by Seagate. Seagate also owns Samsung hard drives.

At this rate there''ll be little competition.