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Toshiba 4TB Canvio USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive (Black) - Free delivery - Dabs/BT Shop - £89.98

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Good price for a 4TB desktop USB 3.0 drive. Free standard delivery.
dilbertov Avatar13h, 51m agoFound 13 hours, 51 minutes ago10 Comments
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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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Lenovo Z50 15.6-Inch HD Laptop (Black) - (AMD FX-7500 APU with RadeonTM R7 Graphics, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home) £229.99 @ Amazon

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Responsive AMD FX-7500 Kaveri Processor makes this notebook a powerful multimedia performer. Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre deliver immersive sound for movies or games on DVD. Energy Ma…
j0sentina Avatar22h, 14m agoFound 22 hours, 14 minutes ago71 Comments
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Organdonor
shak
You need a 1080p minimum for uni i'd say. This is a 768p. Spend more for a 1080p screen cos you'll be looking at it everyday for 3 years.
Thing is it's quite a big jump up to anything with similar specs and a 1080p screen? It's only for lectures, I have a good desktop for my room so it should be fine right?
It's true, anyone who doesn't use a 1080p screen finds Word, Excel, the internet, anything at all unusable.
Plus the lecturers can tell if your screen isn't full HD, it's an automatic fail. If you don't believe me, there is not a single person who has a degree before they had 1080p screens on laptops :p
Hahahah
Organdonor
shak
You need a 1080p minimum for uni i'd say. This is a 768p. Spend more for a 1080p screen cos you'll be looking at it everyday for 3 years.
Thing is it's quite a big jump up to anything with similar specs and a 1080p screen? It's only for lectures, I have a good desktop for my room so it should be fine right?

It's true, anyone who doesn't use a 1080p screen finds Word, Excel, the internet, anything at all unusable.

Plus the lecturers can tell if your screen isn't full HD, it's an automatic fail. If you don't believe me, there is not a single person who has a degree before they had 1080p screens on laptops :p

Edited By: gg1pl on Aug 29, 2016 22:21
terry786
has it gt a dvd drive built in??
Yes
jameshothothot
battery life?
About 2 hours if you are lucky
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Acer 15.6 Inch Aspire ES1-521 A6 6GB 1TB Laptop £249.99 Argos 5% quidco cashback

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CPU, Memory and Operating System: AMD A6 6310 quad core processor. 6GB RAM. 1TB SATA-III hard drive. Microsoft Windows 10. Display features: High definition display. Resolution 13…
markp2001 Avatar1d, 14h agoFound 1 day, 14 hours ago4 Comments
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You can get A8 for that price, maybe even A10
A6 CPU :(
I wouldn't buy this, cold for me :(
wouldnt have one.of these given. just returned the second on after overheating problems..display randomly.cutting out...failing to display at start up countless times..garbage customer service too
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Lenovo Ideapad 100 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Storage, Windows 10 Home) £299.99 Amazon

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Intel® Core i5 processor: with stunning visuals and performance, the 5th gen Intel Core processor delivers processing power that takes your computing to the next level. Thin, Light, and Portable. W…
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Pondlife
TheLonelyDodo
Being a tad lazy here because its always so difficult to find out, is this standard DDR3 or DDR4? Just wondering as i know its not hugely important but at least i know its a newer model if so
5200u only goes to ddr3http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/846/Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-5200U_vs_Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-6200U.html
Would you reckon its worth it to pay the £30 more and get the HP250 G4?

I wouldn't expect it to make a vast difference tbh. Bigger difference to the speed would be getting a ssd in either of them. So maybe this one and spending the £30 on ssd if they are readily upgrade-able.

Though of all the laptop deals lately this remains the one that tempts me most
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/best-300-laptop-deal-hukd-hp-probook-440-g3-14-core-i5-6200u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-2482529

Edited By: Pondlife on Aug 27, 2016 23:31: .
Pondlife
TheLonelyDodo
Being a tad lazy here because its always so difficult to find out, is this standard DDR3 or DDR4? Just wondering as i know its not hugely important but at least i know its a newer model if so
5200u only goes to ddr3http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/846/Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-5200U_vs_Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-6200U.html

Would you reckon its worth it to pay the £30 more and get the HP250 G4?
Reviews are not all good.
TheLonelyDodo
Being a tad lazy here because its always so difficult to find out, is this standard DDR3 or DDR4? Just wondering as i know its not hugely important but at least i know its a newer model if so

5200u only goes to ddr3

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/846/Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-5200U_vs_Intel_Core_i5_Mobile_i5-6200U.html
Being a tad lazy here because its always so difficult to find out, is this standard DDR3 or DDR4? Just wondering as i know its not hugely important but at least i know its a newer model if so
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Acer F15 I5-6200U 128gb SSD plus 1tb HDD GTX 950M £599.00 @ Very (£499 with credit to account)

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Nice spec for entry level gaming and with the buy now pay later £100 back this rounds out at £499 which for a GTX950M laptop is unbeatable imo Promo link http://www.very.co.uk/e/promo/computing-cre…
dkwookies Avatar3d, 5h agoFound 3 days, 5 hours ago3 Comments
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Decent laptop, not sure about £100 cashback.
Hmmmm this for £75 more with extra storage, metallic case and better graphics card or the HP 250 G5 from Misco for £425 ish.
impressive
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CCTV System 4xHD cameras, 1TB HDD DVR - £100 off at Amazon £54.99

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As the nights are now drawing in, time to update your security. The 1TB HDD is almost worth the total amount alone! Floureon 8CH AHD CCTV DVR Recorder with 4x 1200TVL 720P 1.0MP Night Vision Securi…
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well i know no-one bought 15 of the systems , because you have one -- i bought one for home and two for my work premisses, tried the one out seems to have a 1tb drive and the camera quality is much better than i expected... very happy bunny
Damn. Missed out :(
Received the CCTV system today, brand new, 1Tb western digital HDD, DVR, 4 720 HD camera's all PSU and cabling. Brilliant bargain. Shame someone decided to buy the other 15 systems for personal gain.....
Ahhh gutted, missed out. Let use know how it goes if you purchased one guys.
Just had a look out of curiosity, seem to be several others available at similar price in customers recently viewed. Please don't take my word for it though, they are probably different, just trying to help. I know absolutely nothing about them.

Edited By: Holeinone on Aug 25, 2016 01:45
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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
kestrel1960 Avatar5d, 1h agoFound 5 days, 1 hour ago28 Comments
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morty
BigYoSpeck
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)
The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up
I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
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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1TB PLAYSTATION 4, 4 games, Free extra Joypad and free 2-3 months now movies entertainment pack and £7.80 worth points - £329.99 @ GAME

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1TB PlayStation 4 with controller 1 dark grey free controller 4 free games : Uncharted 4, blood borne, heavy rain and beyond two souls. Now tv entertainment free 3 month or now movies free 2
mnabi19 Avatar5d, 12h agoFound 5 days, 12 hours ago9 Comments
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Are these digital download games in this bundle or ones on disk?

Thanks
The prices are bound to drop with Xmas and ps4 slim coming out my brother had a op done on his shoulder and needed a console and was going to buy a ps4 1tb with 1 game for around £320-£330 and was told of this deal and he didn't want to wait for a few months for price drop or Xmas so purchased it and as it was a bargain as per the prices at the moment I thought I would share on here.
Store advised the deal started a couple of days ago and looking at the post link above saying this is a repost that had expired as per the comments so looks like it was active deal for a while and then cancelled and started again recently. Sorry Chris joypad is what I have been calling it since the nes and master system days lol and still call them that as they are Joy pads the joy I get playing games lol
I am pretty sure price drops are eminent for old ps4 models once the slim is announced. maybe it's worth to wait a while.
Damn that's still expensive.
Will be lower once the slim is announced methinks.
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3TB 4 Bay Nas by ASUS £199.00 @ Amazon

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Simple four bay NAS that will do what most want it to do. i have a synology DS209 that has been switched on for seven years never given me issues except i replaced the original fan for £10. 3TB
MaZSuPeR Avatar6d, 4h agoFound 6 days, 4 hours ago9 Comments
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it arrived with NO hdd at all so went back anyway , amazon messed up
9 NEW FROM 199 ... RHS ----->
Doesn't matter... £248 now, plus shipping.
Esata why ?
HDMI what's the point with a nas drive
Plays 4k so 512mb good enough
3TB one drive
As I said simple nas
Not so good
RAM 512 RAM Expandable = NO
eSATA = NO
HDMI = NO
System Sleep Mode = 11.5w (10x more than other models)
HD configuration ? = Who knows!
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Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 3TB £66.99 + free delivery @ Groupon

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use code SUMMER, new accounts perfect for xbox one
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coventgamer
suitable for inside a ps4 ?

Nope, only for Xbox One/PC.
Created a new account than ordered 3tb. Thanks. Heat added.
The drive inside is 12.5mm high, so will not fit in a PS3/PS4, most laptops etc etc.
Razororg
Those Seagate 3TB drives are best avoided. Notoriously bad. Also can't be extracted from the casing as the connections are soldered onto the drive.

Strange, bought 2 (2TB) for my PS4 & Laptop. Just a standard sata connection inside. All it took was a small screwdriver and knife to pop the clips. Now have a 500gb and 1tb portable drives from the leftovers.

These are recommended as they are slim and fit the PS4, but I am speaking for the 2tb version, I would assume the 3tb is a bit fatter.
coventgamer
suitable for inside a ps4 ?
No these are not, google the exact measurements and type you need as I cant remember off the top of my head but should be easy to find!
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Refurbished 15'6 Toshiba i3 4005U 4GB 1TB Windows 8 Laptop £169.99 delivered @ Argos ebay

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The ultra-slim L50-C is designed for big entertainment – with Skullcandy speakers tuned by DTS Sound and a 39.6 cm (15.6") HD display. The Satellite L50-C is the perfect all rounder, with a thin and
jkl47 Avatar1w, 3h agoFound 1 week, 3 hours ago19 Comments
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Out of stock
Bought one last week had to return it. Speakers were popping, tried updating bios and reinstalling windows.

Shame... Was a nice laptop.
Yup out of stock.
OOS
Would you be able to play world of warcraft on this one?
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2TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD ~£215.00 @ Amazon FR

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Normally around £600 Very cheap deal but temp oos Price is 247 Eur so roughly £215, maybe a bit more but still a good deal
JimBobJr Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago191 Comments
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basicly
I've got a spare one of these for sale still in the box sealed if anyone is interested?


​price?
warranty good to?


​Have listed on ebay
basicly
I've got a spare one of these for sale still in the box sealed if anyone is interested?


​price?
warranty good to?
I've got a spare one of these for sale still in the box sealed if anyone is interested?
back to €958 then... haha!
Judethedude2
Still have not had my cancellation email been over 24 hrs now

Check your order in Amazon, probably been binned without notification (has happened to me before).
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Xbox One Elite (1TB SSD/Hybrid HDD + Elite Controller) and £10 Xbox Gift Card £249.99 delivered @ Microsoft Store

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Previously £299.99, this has just been reduced to £249.99 and includes a free £10 Xbox Gift Card. 1TB solid state hybrid drive Xbox One console Xbox One Elite wireless controller Games load faste…
theyiddo Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago24 Comments
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madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.


Takes you via tradedoubler
theyiddo
madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.


It is an affiliates link
madmaxpayne
Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy


Grow up.

It was not an affiliate link. It was a corporate discount link, as I work for a company that gets discount from various other companies (similar to the NHS discounts thread). I was hoping it would work for everyone as many have in the past, but I guess not.

After being a member of this site for over 10 years, and posting nearly 300 deals, it might have been appropriate if you'd shown me a little more respect rather than shouting your mouth off and asking for me to be banned.
theyiddo
Have just checked the link I was sent, and it looks like it was an employee benefits discount link. I would recommend you all use this link to get to the Xbox consoles page, and hopefully the discount will appear then:

Microsoft Discount link



Why send an affiliates link to get free money - pls ban this guy
Tescos have this at £299.99, but you get a 20 quid discount voucher when you spend over £150 so £279.99.. maybe of use to someone, i got one the other day, very very nice bit of kit and quite a bit faster that my old 500gb version
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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…
TickingTock Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago37 Comments
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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!


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Annke 8CH ProHD 1080N 960*1080 CCTV DVR+ 4x1.30 Megapixels Weatherproof Bullet Camera+1TB HDD Security Camera System (Used - Like New) Only £108.00 Delivered @ amazon.co.uk sold by SANNCE & ANNKE

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Cheap price for a budget cctv system? I have ordered one. Used - Like New Sold by SANNCE & ANNKE Free delivery Hope it helps someone
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GRiDlock
Price now £135 from same seller

Do love this message on the 2 camera advert...
https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71rtwftllLL._SL1500_.jpg



Is this on Amazon?
Price now £135 from same seller

Do love this message on the 2 camera advert...
https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71rtwftllLL._SL1500_.jpg


Edited By: GRiDlock on Aug 23, 2016 12:49
PulisOut
The cars in our road were been vandalised so I bought a similar package from this seller. Seemed to do the job as while I was setting it up and viewing the output on my laptop live the bloke walked past a park car looked around and then put out a hand to scratch the side of a car. Posted the video on Facebook on a local group, not had any trouble since.


​I hope it was given to the local police as well! top stuff though
Thanks OP :)
these are great for placing in bedrooms and bathrooms for when you have guests around and want to see what there wife looks like with her kit off !!!! and sometimes you get a bonus of a bit of soap action in the tub !!!!!!
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My Passport Ultra 2TB Wild Berry (Recertified) £37.99 delivered @ Western digital

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Secure and dependable, My Passport Ultra can be trusted to safeguard your files with automatic backup software, 256-bit hardware encryption and the reliability of WD.
tbon3 Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago13 Comments
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Back in stock, but at £44.99
MK2016
Ordered one on the previous deal, 4 days later and 2 calls to customer services and it's still awaiting dispatch. Horrible service, said they can't cancel my order or refund me either. Safe to say I will never purchase from Western Digital again.

I'm also really annoyed with this and trying to get in touch with them is near impossible!
Any body else get an order password? I paid by paypal and all that was sent yo me was a confirmation email with order number but no order password
Looks like this one is expired. Lets see if any of the orders actually arrive. I have an order confirmation email but that's all so far.
If the 3TB one comes in in stock then it's the deal of the month!
http://store.wdc.com/store/wdeu/en_GB/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.563961000/productID.4104417900/My_Passport_Ultra_3TB_Noble_Blue_Recertified
Ordered one on the previous deal, 4 days later and 2 calls to customer services and it's still awaiting dispatch. Horrible service, said they can't cancel my order or refund me either. Safe to say I will never purchase from Western Digital again.
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PlayStation 4 500GB Console with Lego Star Wars, No Man's Sky, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray AND an Extra Dualshock Controller (Or Ratchet & Clank) - £269.00 - Tesco Direct (1TB - £299)

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£10 cheaper than yesterdays price and now comes with a dual shock 4 controller. Bit of a bargain. Use code: TDX-WYMJ at checkout. Offer ends 21/08/16
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Just called them. Expired as the free items are out of stock (Controller) meaning that you cannot get the deal anymore.
Radders79
I have no idea when it comes to play stations. Can someone recommend what is best for 5 year old boy please?
I already had a PS3 so my 5 yr olds play that, and have been playing the lego style games on it plus a few other games aimed at young ones for a year now. If I didn't have a PS3 already, I would definitely get a PS4 with the excuse that it is for the kids, but realistically it is mainly for me! At this age, they need a lot of help to get started, so don't expect this to be a way for them to entertain themselves sometimes, plus once they have been plugged in, they always want to play.
If there isn't an adult interested in playing, I would probably get an older model(ps3) and buy 2nd hand/reduced priced games for a 5 yr old. Keeps the price down whilst they are blissfully unaware of computers. Once they work out what they like and what is out there at 8/9yrs old, they will want the latest model. I imagine the PS4.5.2 or xbox ?? could be out or on the way...
BuzzDuraband
which is a more realistic sizing for the PlayStation 4.

2TB is overkill. Don't get mad, its just my opinion.
mrdarknight79
EazyDuz
cold includes no mans buy lol
Big flop, took many years and cost millions to make. IGN reviewed it 6.0 out of 10 lolhttp://uk.ign.com/articles/2016/08/16/no-mans-sky-review

Luckily there's such a thing as opinions and what one person says about it isn't fact.
Excellent deal
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4TB cloud storage for 12 months through Currys KnowHow for £39.00. Includes iPad mini Starter Kit

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Searching for deals after looking at this deal http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/200gb-cloud-storage-know-how-currys-pc-world-15-per-year-2497297 I came across 4TB for £39. Stonking deal if you want tha…
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Could this be used with plex? Share with 10 people too. Could work out well if so. Share to the whole family easily.
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Toshiba Canvio 4TB desktop £89.99 / Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop Hard Drive £104.99 Del @ ebuyer

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Toshiba 4TB desktop hard drive currently £89.99 Good brand, good price compared to other similar spec product. Works out as £22.50/TB Free delivery too. Decent price for storage at the minut…
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I had to send a lot of these back for clients in the enclosure they run far too hot this is why the others companies use 5200 drives no need for 7200 in usb enclosurers.

If you are planning to remove it from the enclosure then it's good value other wise stay clear.
So Amazon have priced matched the 5TB drive, I'm now in two minds about buying one tomorrow... the price is great and I need a new drive, but the reports of noise put me off. I wish they had priced matched the Seagate drive I informed them of.
Good prices for both, hopefully Amazon will match both offers, doubt it though, as they haven't matched any of the other hard drives deals I've informed them of via the seen it cheaper form.
This is a noisy drive.
I wondered if anyone knew the drive model. Not to worry. I'll see what I can find.
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Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £313.00 delivered @ Technoworld

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Well spec'd brand name desktop if you're looking for a fast CPU at budget price. HP 280 MT X3K20ES Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz latest generation 14nm i5 http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Core-i5-6500
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greazedlightning
noob question, would this pc run photoshop ok?

no chance
Can someone recommend a psu and graphic card to make this into a decent gaming setup for around £600 total inc this PC ???
noob question, would this pc run photoshop ok?
could this fit a 1070?
Anyone got theirs yet? how much room is there in the case for a graphics card?
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Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £346.80 CPC

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Well spec'd brand name desktop if you're looking for a fast CPU at budget price. HP 280 MT X3K20ES Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz latest generation 14nm i5 http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Core-i5-6500
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Is Andy Royd related to Emma Royd? I hear she's a right pain in the ar&e... ;-)
Note: No HDMI for graphics, only VGA and DVI.
HP... Oh how we laughed when needing support!
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Maxtor 4TB M3 Portable USB 3.0 Drive @ BT Shop £99.99

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Form Factor: 2.5" Capacity: 4TB Interface: USB 3.0 Stock Status: In Stock FREE DELIVERY Product Detail: Brand new range formerly Samsung M3 branded but still manufactured by seagate and re…
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Had the drive a few days and chuffed with it. Very fast even on USB2. cool & silent. and most importantly, detected by BT's new smart hub so can share files on a home network! :) hope this helps someone.
free delivery now so i've updated the price. plenty in stock too ;)
uni
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/disk-drives-hdd-ssd/samsung-m3-portable-4tb-1301619/review
it uses SMR aka shingled drives, so write speeds are slower than normal drives. read speeds are ok. so fine for filling up once with media files and playing back on the move, but not so great for use as a normal drive
That article is wrong this isn't a SMR drive. SMR is a Seagate technology, this drive is manufactured by Samsung's portable hard drive dept, which Seagate now owns.

The drive achieves its capacity using 800GB platters, 5 of them.

Edited By: zebrum on Aug 18, 2016 19:37
shannensdaddy
I dont think I would put so much data on a Maxtor AKA Seagate hdd very poor reviews on the Seagate version just sell it under Maxtor...

it's a Samsung drive so you'll be fine, Seagate acquired Samsung's mobile hard drive department.
pc5020
wildswan
good for xb1. reliability isnt an issue as you can redownload all of the 4gb of games you had on their if it fails

4TB....!


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Xbox One 1TB Console with 3m Xbox Gold £199.99 @ SimplyGames

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Seems a decent price for a solo unit and 3m Live Gold.
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lol kids thinking its 4k gaming. ur console can't even run 1080p games on proper frames
Out of stock
How has no one asked how long 3 meters of Xbox Gold will last?
sam_of_london
Preorder xbox one s. Will come with 4k and 4K blue ray support.


​important to note: NOT 4k gaming though.
Preorder xbox one s. Will come with 4k and 4K blue ray support.
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MSI GL62 6QD i5-6300HQ GTX 950M 8GB+1TB 15.6" FHD £599.99 @ Ebuyer

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Intel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz 8GB DDR4 + 1TB HDD 15.6" Full HD + DVDRW NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB Windows 10 Home 64bit Input Devices Keyboard by SteelSeries Networking Intel 3165 Sto…
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Karze
I would prefer this more if the screen was atleast 17.3".....
I guess it's down to personal preference, 15.6" is more used and has a higher pixel density than 17.3" at the same resolution
I would prefer this more if the screen was atleast 17.3".....
SkatePalace
I don't think i will ever purchase a Windows machine ever again. Specs look good on paper but I know for certain that my Macbook that i paid £1200 is going to last me a solid 5 years.
lol
jaydeeuk1
I'd wait for the 1060m, more than enough for any game at @1080p, pointless going for anything quicker unless you plug in to an external monitor(s) in which case get a desktop.
Also double the price :/
I'd wait for the 1060m, more than enough for any game at @1080p, pointless going for anything quicker unless you plug in to an external monitor(s) in which case get a desktop.
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Lenovo Ideapad 510 i5/GT 940MX/8GB/2TB FHD £494.99 @ Lenovo with code 5VCLEN

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Code: 5VCLEN Processor Intel Core i5-6200U Processor( 2.30GHz 1866MHz 3MB) Operating system Windows 10 Home 64 Display type 15.6" FHD IPS LED 1920x1080 System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce G…
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andyfitz88
How do you customise the specs? Really can't find it anywhere!?
I don't think you can on this one unfortunately
How do you customise the specs? Really can't find it anywhere!?
tomloaf
Alvie
Deaa
Is the 940mx much better than the HD520 on the CPU? I heard with the onboard graphics getting so good these days that the low end nvidia offerings rarely make sense any more.
tomloaf
I am no really confused about which is a better laptop. This one or the i7 lenovo at currys. oO
In most uses you don't need 12GB RAM and 8GB is enough (even in games and stuff). And the 940MX is almost twice as fast as the Intel HD 520 in most synthetic benchmarks:http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-940MX-vs-Intel-HD-520-Mobile-Skylake/m142179vsm36797
While iGPUs are improving, they are still not as good as some of the dGPUs. The HD520 is probably on par with the GT 920M
If you're not a gamer then you won't realise the difference between the two laptops, and for most light-moderate uses you won't notice the difference between i5 and an i7.
So in your opinion the i5 you submitted here is better than thishttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510-15-6-laptop-white-10146986-pdt.html
Or the i7 upgrade on the lenovo site one
(I know it is each to their own and I really appreciate your help

It is a better deal if quidco tracks at 10% and you also claim 10% through currys with their current offer.
Alvie
Deaa
Is the 940mx much better than the HD520 on the CPU? I heard with the onboard graphics getting so good these days that the low end nvidia offerings rarely make sense any more.
tomloaf
I am no really confused about which is a better laptop. This one or the i7 lenovo at currys. oO
In most uses you don't need 12GB RAM and 8GB is enough (even in games and stuff). And the 940MX is almost twice as fast as the Intel HD 520 in most synthetic benchmarks:http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-940MX-vs-Intel-HD-520-Mobile-Skylake/m142179vsm36797
While iGPUs are improving, they are still not as good as some of the dGPUs. The HD520 is probably on par with the GT 920M
If you're not a gamer then you won't realise the difference between the two laptops, and for most light-moderate uses you won't notice the difference between i5 and an i7.
So in your opinion the i5 you submitted here is better than this

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510-15-6-laptop-white-10146986-pdt.html

Or the i7 upgrade on the lenovo site one

(I know it is each to their own and I really appreciate your help
Deaa
Is the 940mx much better than the HD520 on the CPU? I heard with the onboard graphics getting so good these days that the low end nvidia offerings rarely make sense any more.

tomloaf
I am no really confused about which is a better laptop. This one or the i7 lenovo at currys. oO
In most uses you don't need 12GB RAM and 8GB is enough (even in games and stuff). And the 940MX is almost twice as fast as the Intel HD 520 in most synthetic benchmarks:
http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-940MX-vs-Intel-HD-520-Mobile-Skylake/m142179vsm36797

While iGPUs are improving, they are still not as good as some of the dGPUs. The HD520 is probably on par with the GT 920M

If you're not a gamer then you won't realise the difference between the two laptops, and for most light-moderate uses you won't notice the difference between i5 and an i7.

Edited By: Alvie on Aug 19, 2016 08:18
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Xbox One S Console 500gb + Fifa 17 - £249.85 - Shopto (1TB - £299.86 / Potentially £224.99 at Zavvi)

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This is a pre-order for 22nd September 2016. [Pre-order/Own] the Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle (500GB), with three Loan Legends and one month of EA Access, only on Xbox One. Featuring 4K Blu-ray, 4K vi…
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I can't stand physical copies, it's not the 80s anymore
£35 for a code lol no thanks, i would rather have a physical copy for paying that much
I'll sell code for £35 pm delivery, will send first if you've got high feedback
Change_Me
Are we allow to sell the Fifa 17 codes on HUKD?
I'd be more than happy to buy it off you :-)
tonyt3rry
mikewindsor
tonyt3rry
Anyone tried the student discount with the zavvi orders?
Wouldn't let me use my NUS discount unfortunately.
:( worth a try anyway suppose 5% amazon discount is better than non
Yeah, I eventually bought it through Very.com did the 12 month finance no interest. There was a £25 off code so I used that and I am intending on paying off the whole console in a month or two anyway. - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-s-500gb-with-fifa-17-249-99-very-2496712
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Toshiba P300 3TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon

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Same price on eBuyer but quicker delivery if you have Prime. Seemed a good price for a 7200rpm drive, there's a 5400 version for about the same. 2 year guarantee.
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Actual technical question: these P300 would be more adequate being used as a "write once, read many times" drive (like where you install software, games, etc), or a "write many times" drive (like your downloads, photos, videos data repository) ?
jimunix
GwanGy
Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your
​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).
Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.
No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.

Samsung has managed to put 60tb into a 2.5" drive - (don't ask how much - cos i didn't look)
GwanGy
Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your


​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).

Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.

No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.
jasee
catbeans
sam_of_london
Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.


​Many years ago I dismantled a laptop drive and was surprised to find transperant platters, seemingly made out of glass or similar. The only 3" drive I ever took apart had quite thick, shiny metal platters.
jasee
catbeans
jasee
catbeans
sam_of_london
Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.
I have shattered two glass laptop disks, they use glass to decrease shock damage originally however this isn't so much an issue now in modern metal platters with all the doohickeys they have developed. So though the glass is better for minor shock or movement while in use, they can shatter, if you say drop them out the window, down thr stairs, or hit them with a hammer :p
Yes that is probably why they don't shatter. I don't drop any of my hard disks out of windows, down stairs or hit them with a hammer. I expect if I put them first in liquid nitrogen, then it would be even more likely to happen
I just use them! Then they don't shatter, EOS!

Yeah, I have just dropped a laptop or 2.5 drive with glass platters and had them break. They are great though for data security and easy to despose of though.

Edited By: catbeans on Aug 16, 2016 22:33
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Seagate 2tb hard drive 2.5 inch ps4 compatible £62.99 Amazon

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Was £115 now £62 although it's £62 in places already it's still a bargain. You can use this in your ps4 laptops whatever that will take a 2.5 inch hard drive
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Looking to put it in a desktop pc so would like 7200 speed
trott3r
Is it a 7200rpm drive or 5400?
5400 if you are looking to put it in your ps4 7200 rpm is faster but the ps4 can get more hotter
Is it a 7200rpm drive or 5400?
K11L1F4
Muffinss
what drives do these have internally
A Samsung 2tb 2.5 inch Samsung owns them



No, it's the other way round. Samsung sold its hard drive division to Seagate.
Muffinss
what drives do these have internally
A Samsung 2tb 2.5 inch Samsung owns them
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Lego Star Wars + Force Awakens Blu-ray PS4 500GB PLUS No Man's Sky £269.00 @ Tesco Direct (Using Code) [1TB version £299]

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Great price for this little lot! You'll need to use the code: TDX-WYMJ The code is for £20 off a £150 spend There is another code too that you might be able to make some use of, it appears at the
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Price gone back up to £299 without the code, typical Tesco and probably something trading standards would be interested in.
faultythinking
I just ordered it using the £20 code, the 1TB version. Added Black Ops III, and it all came to £331.
Oh, and about £5 quidco...
I just ordered it using the £20 code, the 1TB version. Added Black Ops III, and it all came to £331.
Heat added - thanks OP! 8)
I tried to use the code yesterday but doesn't seems to work, anyone already bought it with the code?
Istanbul_Kop
Lothra
glen76
Looking to get a 1tb PS4 for my son Should I wait till the announcement in September or get a deal like this? I would appreciate any help/advice as I am completely dumb when it comes to things like this. Thanks
​They will only announce it then, probably won't release it until late next year, depends when your son wants his ps4.
Also the new console will most definitely be geared towards 4K, so if you don't have a 4K TV there really is no point getting the new one.
Don't agree with the last bit of advice. Games will get a visual and performance boost at 1080p. As will VR. There's every point to it, even without 4k.
The deal breaker is can you wait for the Neo to be released, idk if I can :(
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My Passport Ultra 2TB Classic Black (Recertified) £41.99 @ Western Digital

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2 tb for only 41.99 is a bargain ! bought 2 :)
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Arrived and seems to be fine.
my drive made a squeal tonight and its gone... laptop doesnt recognise it any longer just the light on it, got all my stuff on it, i do have a back up. but last time i buy one of these recertified ones.... gutted. trying to email them in the hope that it can recovered by them, but the stupied webpage keeps showing a error.

Edited By: essexgangsta on Aug 29, 2016 09:13: .
Got mine, so far so good...
greatoffermcr
Received mine yesterday.

mine too - just plowing its way through an HDTune error scan...
Received mine yesterday.
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Toshiba L50-C 15.6 Inch Intel i3 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Windows 8 Laptop - Red (Refurb) ONLY £209.99 @ Argos eBay

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Toshiba L50-C 15.6 Inch Intel 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Windows 8 Laptop - Red. Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee Please note due to the refurbishment process this product may have Windows 10 ins…
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cjed
Interestingly Argos are also selling the black, 4GB RAM version of the refurbished L50-C for £169.99. You can add a 4GB DDR3L SODIMM for around £18, so you can save another £22 if you're prepared to upgrade the RAM yourself. Link is here. I bought one last week for a friend who needed a basic Windows laptop. What I was sent was an L50-C-20G, which had Windows 10 installed, and the slightly faster and newer i3-5005u 2GHz CPU (other specs identical).

First I got of the 4GB models had to go back because of a faulty wireless card (very smooth process with collect+). Second I received was the 20G model with Win 10 too. Very happy that there was a fault on the first.
mrew42
peterissa71
that's a rip off. £200+ for a dual core i3 refurb. If you search "refurbished laptops" in Google there are about eight better refurb shops with better prices than argos
These 'refurbs' can't be sold as anything else and are (for the most part) customer returns "Ooh I don't like the colour" or "the mouse pad isn't sensitive enough"
Most 'refurbs' that you are talking about the machines have been used and in some instances abused and are properly second hand, then refurbed
I know I got one from a refurber, ex business laptop cost me just over £100
These are a different ball park
You're free (obviously) to vote how you like, but what you're comparing this refurb against those from others really is chalk and cheese
To be honest, he does not know **** mate. He also, makes a bold statement, but oesnt back it up with evidence. So he is just a queen who wants to scream
peterissa71
that's a rip off. £200+ for a dual core i3 refurb. If you search "refurbished laptops" in Google there are about eight better refurb shops with better prices than argos
These 'refurbs' can't be sold as anything else and are (for the most part) customer returns "Ooh I don't like the colour" or "the mouse pad isn't sensitive enough"
Most 'refurbs' that you are talking about the machines have been used and in some instances abused and are properly second hand, then refurbed
I know I got one from a refurber, ex business laptop cost me just over £100
These are a different ball park
You're free (obviously) to vote how you like, but what you're comparing this refurb against those from others really is chalk and cheese
that's a rip off. £200+ for a dual core i3 refurb. If you search "refurbished laptops" in Google there are about eight better refurb shops with better prices than argos
mrew42
Pluun
mrew42
Pluun
mrew42
quidstretchy
Jamhun. Write some more about CPUs please.
Yes, I could do with a laugh :{
So take a selfie. :D
In a world of your own where people are nicer?
How's that working for you?
Fine.
'till you came along. oO
:{
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My Cloud 3TB (Recertified) £64.99 delivered @ Western Digital

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Seems to be a price drop on recertified NAS drives and Desktop drives. Just order a My Cloud 3TB. Great price for a spare backup. See 1st comment for others
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for those are having trouble with this company call PayPal up directly and explain the situation to the payments review team , i was told they have done this before and refunded immediately , was told they have a separate person to deal with this company and will raise another complaint asked if i should send them my correspondence email with digital river i was not that was not necessary and that they are well aware of the issues , i would advice any one having trouble to call PayPal up and raise a complaint on the phone

Had a surprise delivery attempt today but was out. Such a terrible company will never order from them again. I am leaving my paypal dispute in place until i see the item.
for those are having trouble with this company call PayPal up directly and explain the situation to the payments review team , i was told they have done this before and refunded immediately , was told they have a separate person to deal with this company and will raise another complaint asked if i should send them my correspondence email with digital river i was not that was not necessary and that they are well aware of the issues , i would advice any one having trouble to call PayPal up and raise a complaint on the phone
Update: received 3 emails tonight.
First: Unable to cancel order and payment taken already.
Second: Order was dispatched on 16 August
Third: Cancellation has been processed and returns number include in email

Tracking data shows dispatch today (22nd August) with delivery on Wednesday 24th. Looks like it may be back in stock.
Bought 3 different size drives from them, all have been going well for over a year now with no problems.
Luck of the draw I suppose.
My understanding is that you can cancel any time before despatch according to my correspondence with them. I have now been told that they have cancelled my order but they are unsure as to whether it is too late to cancel even though they dont have the item and have no idea when it will be back in stock.

You can always refuse delivery when the time comes, unless of course you are out and your neighbour takes it in for your.

I have explained to them that I am updating HYD with the progress of my order and that I would never buy from them again.

My order confirmation email told me that the item would be dispatched the same day or the following day. The order can be cancelled with a refund immeditaely but their systems dont seem to be able to cope.

Raising a paypal dispute seems like the way to go.

Good luck.
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Western Digital My Book 3TB (Recertified) External USB 3.0 HDD £44.99 @ Western Digital Outlet

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

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

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

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


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

Still in 2 minds whether to send this back for a refund... any thoughts?
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Free delivery on this now so down to 273
Tried link above and going into the site, page shows configs but has no add to basket option! Any workaround?

Try this link - http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=ca001l3550ltsemea&model_id=latitude-3550-laptop&c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1
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Free delivery on this now so down to 273

Tried link above and going into the site, page shows configs but has no add to basket option! Any workaround?
Free delivery on this now so down to 273
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I bookmarked the deal previously.
Seems to be still available from herehttp://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/latitude-3550-laptop/pd?oc=ca001l3550ltsemea&ref=PD_OC

Thx. Has been updated.
I bookmarked the deal previously.
Seems to be still available from here

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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

Where Did the Humble HDD's Journey Begin?

Hard Drive buyers guideGood old IBM is credited with inventing the first hard drive for data storage way back in 1956. It stored a whopping 3.75 Megabytes of data; roughly the equivalent of a single, four-minute mp3 music track at 128Kbps sound quality. It also took up as much space as two household fridge freezer units. IBM continued to develop the hard drive and gradually made it smaller and more capacious until they started being shipped with most personal computers sold since the 1980s. No major news occurred in the hard drive industry for decades until the tech world encountered a global shortage of HDDs between 2011 and 2013, when violent flooding rocked hard drive factories in Thailand. The shortage marked the first time in years that HDD prices rose. Now, in 2016, shipments of actual hard drive units are declining while sales in terms of total gigabytes are strong.

What is a Hard Disk Drive?

HDDs work by rapidly spinning a column of rigid disks, also known as platters, and using a series of magnetic heads on an actuator arm that moves across the platters to read data from and write data to the platter surfaces. There are other parts that play a vital role in how hard drives work, but the platters and actuator arm are the two most easily understood parts.

HDDs have more in common with CDs and DVDs than they do with SSDs (Solid State Drives). HDDs, like CDs and DVDs, store data in tiny sectors within concentric, circular paths (also known as tracks) arranged on the platters by magnetising or demagnetising certain sectors to store and delete information. This process of magnetisation allows data to remain on the disk even after the computer has been shut down. The operating system keeps track of which sectors hold information in a map so that the drive can seek and return data when you want to open a file or save a new one.

How do Hard Disk Drives Work?

SSDs are different because they use advanced NAND flash memory chips on an integrated circuit. An intelligent flash memory controller built into the circuit manages all requests from the operating system to find and store data in the most efficient way possible, which optimises speed and enhances longevity. As you can see, it's less likely that SSDs will succumb to impact damage because they don't have all the fragile moving parts found in standard rotating hard drives.

HDDs come in the 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch form factor; 3.5-inch for desktops and 2.5-inch for laptops. This includes HDDs found in USB portable storage drives. The form factor of your drive and its compatibility with other system components and installed software are important to know before choosing a replacement hard drive.

To check the make and model of the hard drive currently installed in your Windows computer:

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
  2. Right-click on Computer and select “Manage” to open the Device Manager.
  3. Click on “Disk Drives” to see the make and model of your hard drive.
  4. Enter the model number on the drive manufacturer's website to view images and full specifications of your HDD.

If you have an older Mac with a hard drive:

  1. Go to “About This Mac” and click on “System Report”.
  2. Note the value next to Model.

HDD performance Specifications

Performance specifications of consumer-grade HDDs are determined by several factors. Firstly, by the number of Revolutions Per Minute (RPMs), which indicates how fast the disks spin inside the drive and allow the read/write head seek and find data. A higher RPM, in other words, means the HDD will be able to transfer data to and from the hard drive quicker than a drive with a lower RPM. Hard drives sold at the consumer level usually run at either 5,400 or 7,200 RPM, which is enough to handle everyday computing tasks.

Internal HDDSecondly, a HDD with a low seek time and low latency will be able to locate a piece of data on the platters milliseconds before a drive with a higher seek and latency time. It might not seem like much, but the time it takes for the computer to make the request for a particularly large file and the time said file is opened in its fully-loaded form could be a noticeable difference. This is especially true in drives that have little free space available, with files split up and spread out over non-sequential sectors of a drive. If a drive has a seek time and latency over 3 ms, you either need a new one or should try carrying out some of the performance improvement suggestions outlined later.

Thirdly, HDDs are usually advertised with its maximum read and write speed in addition to its capacity. The read and write transfer speeds are measured in megabytes per second (MB/s). For example, if you were transferring a 5 GB file - the equivalent of a DVD movie - onto an HDD with a write speed of 130 MB/s, it would complete the transfer in about 30 seconds. However, it's not common to see such real-world transfer speeds, even if other factors like the operating system are fully updated and optimised for data transfer.

Pros and Cons of HDDs in a Nutshell

The main advantages of HDDs are:

  • Storage capacity: HDDs are ideal for storing computer data and for making regular backups thanks to their huge capacities.
  • Price per Gigabyte: Alright, even if some manufacturers like Samsung have released SSDs with monstrous capacity, they also come with an equally gruesome price tag. HDDs have a lower price per GB compared to SSDs, at around a 1 to 4 cost ratio in recent years. For how long, only time and the ongoing fierce competition between manufacturers and vendors in the SSD industry will tell.
  • Easy to replace: HDDs are so easy to replace and upgrade that anyone with a screwdriver and an ounce of computer knowledge can open up a desktop or laptop and swap in a new HDD. And there are plenty of how to videos on the web to walk you through the whole process.

The main disadvantages of HDDs are:

  • Failure rate: The mechanical parts that make up a hard drive are prone to break, either from years of wear and tear or from a strong bump or jolt.
  • Hot and noisy: The mechanical parts that make up a hard drive start to get hot the longer you use your computer and they need a system fan to cool down. As the fans spin faster, this increases the noise your computer makes during operation.
  • Speed: Read and write transfer performance will never be as fast as Solid State Drives despite your best efforts to optimise the drive and upgrade other system components.

HDDs for Gaming

SSDs have been described as the ultimate upgrade solution for gaming enthusiasts. This hero status comes despite a lack of evidence that the storage device of a computer can improve the whole gaming experience if other components such as the memory, processor, and graphics card are not up to scratch.

So, although gamers and gaming system manufacturers are continuously moving towards SSD solutions, thanks to their superior speeds and reliability, there exist high-performance HDDs boasting RPMs between 10,000 and 15,000 to produce faster transfer speeds and drive platters, with smaller diameters to significantly reduce access time.

To get the best results from graphically intense, resource-hungry games like Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield, you would need an HDD running with at least 7,200 RPM (more if you can afford it) and a capacity of 1 TB or more, e. g. from Western Digital. If that's not enough to satisfy your needs for sharp display and uninterrupted game play, you can always set up multiple HDDs in a RAID configuration.

How do HDDs Work in RAIDs?

How RAID worksRAID storage simply means a bunch of HDDs bundled together to act like a single super drive. There are a number of different RAID configurations, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for using them. For instance, RAID 0 stores segments of data across different drives to improve read and write speeds, but if one drive fails, you’ll end up with files consisting of missing information. This set-up is adopted by any user looking for a performance boost in their machine.

The RAID 1 configuration takes what is written on drive one and copies it to drive two, making an exact replica of the first drive as a backup in case one of them fails. The downside to this setup is the fact that you have two full HDDs but you only really have access to the space of one. RAID 1 is typically used in company servers as a contingency plan against the loss of data in the event of a mechanical fault.

Can the Performance of an HDD be Improved?

There's little you can do for an HDD that has faulty parts inside, although many parts can be replaced, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your HDD continues to perform as it should, and in some cases, as it did when you first used it. The following are three simple ideas you can use to optimise the performance of your hard drive.

Whenever you delete a file, Windows sends the file to the Recycle Bin (Trash on Mac computers). This is a safety measure to prevent you from accidentally losing precious files forever. The problem with this is that your Recycle Bin will be congested with files taking up valuable space on your drive that could be used for other more important files. The result of filling a hard drive is slower transfer performance and waiting forever for Windows to boot up and applications to launch.

To bypass Windows sending files directly to the Recycle Bin, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard before hitting the Delete key. Then click “Yes” to confirm that you do want to permanently delete this file. Be careful when using this, though, because you may end up deleting something you really wanted to keep. To recoup any files you lose after permanently deleting them, you will have to invest in special file recovery software or hire an IT professional to help you.

Mac users will employ a similar but slightly different method to achieve the same outcome. Using the following steps will delete all files in the Trash can permanently without having to open and empty the Trash:

  • Highlight the file you want to delete and press “Command” and “Backspace” on your keyboard.
  • Now press and hold “Command”, “Option” and “Shift”, then “Backspace” to empty the Trash.

In a similar manner, your computer will keep a record, called browser cache, of the web pages you visit on the internet. This allows your computer browser to load previously viewed pages much quicker than if you were loading them for the first time. But with broadband speeds increasing all the time, and websites being updated with new content regularly, browser cache is not really necessary these days. Therefore, to improve the speed of your drive and free up space, make an effort to delete temporary files you no longer need from the Recycle Bin and browser cache every so often before you notice your computer slowing down.

To delete temporary files on a Windows computer:

  • Press the “Start”-button and select “Computer”.
  • Right click on your Local Disk and select “Properties”.
  • On the General tab, click on “Disk Cleanup”. This will then calculate the amount of disk space you will be able to recover after deleting temporary files.
  • 4Mark the boxes of the files you want to remove and click “OK”, and then click “Delete Files”.

Mac users will be happy to know that Mac OS X will attempt to remove temporary internet files automatically, but you can download a dedicated hard drive clean-up or analysis tool from the App Store, to scan your Mac's hard drive and let you delete unwanted files that are using up space.

Mechanic

Fragmented Data

As mentioned earlier, one of the downsides to the way data is stored on HDDs is that files can be spread across different platters; otherwise known as fragmented files. This happens because Windows will attempt to keep the fragments of data files in segments next to or close to each other. When space is at a premium, however, Windows has no choice but to find available space anywhere it can and write data to it. As a result, reading fragmented files can become a painfully slow process and your productivity suffers. This can also be a result of having too many temporary files (see the Disk Clean-Up utility above).

To overcome this issue, Windows has an intelligent defragmenter program, which reads the entire drive and begins sorting all data stored on it so that separated files are stored together and read/write performance is improved. To run the defragmenter:

  1. Press the “Start”-button and select “Computer”.
  2. Right click on your Local Disk and select “Properties”.
  3. On the Tools tab, click on “Defragment Now”.
  4. Either set a schedule for the defragmentation to run or start it immediately (the recommended option). Bear in mind that it can take a few hours to complete the process, depending on how full the drive is and whether you've run the tool before or not.

Thanks to the clever filing system of the Mac OS X, your Mac will defragment files all by itself. There are some defrag apps on the App Store if you still need a boost in drive efficiency.

External Portable HDDs

External HDDsExternal HDDs are perfect for backing up all your holiday snaps, favourite tracks, movies, and important documents. No matter where you go, as long as you have access to a computer, you can bring your memories with you and work away from home.

Another advantage of external HDDs in that they come with a USB interface that can be plugged into any compatible device to access its files. This means streaming videos from your portable HDD on your TV and watching movies on a bigger screen, which saves you buying and running an HDMI cable from your laptop to your TV.

External HDDs are also available in the 3.5-inch form factor usually found in desktop PCs, which offers far more storage capacity than their 2.5-inch counterparts. But desktop PCs also come with a system fan to keep the drive from overheating. For this reason, external 3.5-inch drives must come with their own internal cooling system and possibly even an efficient temperature detection and optimisation function built into the software to regulate temperature and ensure the drive continues to run cool and stable.

Wireless External Hard Disk Drives

As technology marches forward, it was only a matter of time before the advent of the wireless HDD. Wireless external drives are the third type of external drive and work by broadcasting their own dedicated wireless network, which your computer then connects to and transmits or receives data. An internet connection isn't required for data transfer and most wireless drives support more than one user to access and stream data at the same time. So if you're sick of cables, and having to plug in and safely remove USB portable drives, Seagate, Corsair, WD, SanDisk, and Transcend all have wireless storage options to give you freedom wherever you go.

What to Look for When Buying an HDD

When choosing a hard drive, be it internal or external, there are several factors that will affect your decision. These include:

  • Compatibility: The drive must be compatible with your computer. Always check the SATA interface with your drive's manufacturer before buying a new one. And if you're buying a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external drive, make sure your computer has USB 3.0 ports on it or else transfers will execute at USB 2.0 speeds.
  • Price per GB: You'll obviously need enough space for all your files and plenty of extra space for future files. But you also don't want to pay too much for it.
  • Protection: When buying a portable drive, it needs to have sufficient exterior and interior protection. Exterior protection includes a strong outer casing to protect the drive inside from accidental falls. Interior protection should keep the physical drive safe from shock and vibration and also safeguard against attacks of data theft if someone should steal your drive.
  • Software: Many HDD manufacturers bundle dedicated drive software to make it easier for you to perform backups, set passwords, manage drive partitions, and other disk management functions.
  • Warranty: Make sure the drive you buy is backed by an extra-long warranty and includes customer service contact details in case anything happens to your drive within the warranty period.

Buying an HDD

There are two final things to keep in mind when buying an HDD: the best place and time to buy one. Especially, the big retailers like Amazon, Tesco, Ebuyer.com and Argos have a large number of offers. Every year, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two holidays that produce the best offers on technology, with Black Friday showing the biggest bargains. Back to school specials are also a good time for buying cheap hard drives. Students who can flash official student ID can look forward to heavy discounts on gadgets for schoolwork, like portable HDDs.

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