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Playstation 4 Slim 1TB Family Bundle (Includes Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank & Driveclub) £229.99 @ Tesco with code TDX-KPYK

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Seems a good deal for a new 1tb PS4 with 3 games. :) Thanks again to Chanchi for the earlier heads up. :D Read More
Seems a good deal for a new 1tb PS4 with 3 games. :) Thanks again to Chanchi for the earlier heads up. :D
biddilybah Avatar5h, 46m agoFound 5 hours, 46 minutes ago9 Comments
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Now listed as "We no longer sell this product"
Another nice find biddy!
Xbox rules all
summerof76
Great deal biddy, could have done with this deal a couple of weeks ago X) Heat added

https://cloud.lovinmalta.com/images/uploads/2016/11/_blogWide/awksdrink.gif?mtime=20161112200014

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summerof76
Great deal biddy, could have done with this deal a couple of weeks ago X) Heat added

How did you get on with that, summer?
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WD My Passport 2TB Ultra Portable Hard Drive £49.00 Tesco instore

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£49.00 @ Tesco Direct
Found in Sheldon (Birmingham), two left on the shelf when I was there, so good luck if you get there quick. Yellow Sticker means store specific, so it's clearance but pretty good price :) Read More
Found in Sheldon (Birmingham), two left on the shelf when I was there, so good luck if you get there quick. Yellow Sticker means store specific, so it's clearance but pretty good price :)
sjr1974uk Avatar9h, 5m agoFound 9 hours, 5 minutes ago7 Comments
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bigmike2028
They had one in stock at Springhill Bangor last week.

lol, last week? Am sure it is gone by now :P
yogSH
Where do you find these anyways? Tesco stores nearby my location never have hard drives on sale. :(


ditto. Broughton never has offers like this. :|
They had one in stock at Springhill Bangor last week.
From the moon... some people would spot the great wall of China.....while others would spot every Tesco yellow sticker
Gun ready and still never spotted one... on a Harddrive ;)
Where do you find these anyways? Tesco stores nearby my location never have hard drives on sale. :(
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Western Digital My Cloud 4tb (recertified) with code £94.99 @ WD Store

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£94.99 @ Western Digital
recertified from Western digital. my cloud 4tb £94.99 with code WDSTORECPN (£10 off £100+ spend) others 2tb = £56.99 etc free shipping over £50 Read More
recertified from Western digital. my cloud 4tb £94.99 with code WDSTORECPN (£10 off £100+ spend) others 2tb = £56.99 etc free shipping over £50
amit87 Avatar10h, 14m agoFound 10 hours, 14 minutes ago1 Comment
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Got one of these last year for the same price if I remember correctly.
Was a v1 so can't add Plex onto it but it has an early version of Twonky built in if that floats your boat.
Can't fault the quality of it and very quiet.
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WD Elements Portable 2TB (Recertified) £41.99 + £6.76 standard delivery @ WD Store

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£41.99 @ Western Digital
I know deals from WD recertified are flooding HUKD but I think this deal was posted, I missed it, and expired but I think WD have some new(old) stock in so I bought 3. Not sure if it's a miss price a… Read More
I know deals from WD recertified are flooding HUKD but I think this deal was posted, I missed it, and expired but I think WD have some new(old) stock in so I bought 3. Not sure if it's a miss price a…
Gatchaman Avatar18h, 3m agoFound 18 hours, 3 minutes ago4 Comments
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Not available now...
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yogSH
Would you really buy a hard drive that was broken once? Even if it's being sold by the brand itself, I dint think it's worth taking the risk of losing your data. :|
It all depends what you use it for. If you're going to use it for mission critical or personal stuff them you deserve it if you lose your data, but if you use it for mass media storage or downloaded games or DLC so on and so forth, then I'm sure that if it goes boobs up you have nothing to worry about. Common sense really. Don't ever put anything important on these drives.


Edited By: Gatchaman on Apr 27, 2017 09:20
Would you really buy a hard drive that was broken once? Even if it's being sold by the brand itself, I dint think it's worth taking the risk of losing your data. :|
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Samsung UE55K5600 55inch Full HD Smart TV £348.00 49inch for £274.00 BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder - 500 GB HDD for £86.00 Samsung Outlet

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£348.00 @ Samsung Outlet
Nice deal for those who don't neeed 4K :) link for 49inch https://samsung-outlet.com/uk-outlet/samsung-49-k5600-5-series-flat-fhd-smart-tv-49-5-series-ue49k5600akxxu-289856/ Samsung BD-H8500M 3D Sma… Read More
Nice deal for those who don't neeed 4K :) link for 49inch https://samsung-outlet.com/uk-outlet/samsung-49-k5600-5-series-flat-fhd-smart-tv-49-5-series-ue49k5600akxxu-289856/ Samsung BD-H8500M 3D Sma…
pavel76 Avatar19h, 19m agoFound 19 hours, 19 minutes ago127 Comments
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Ah worked it out, thanks!
Can anyone enlighten me how to get quidco with this? Can't find samsung outlet. :-(
sam_of_london
Buying old model big size tv without 4K is waste of money. Probably good for licking the Samsung brand name printed in front of the tv.

Buying a 4K TV at this price is a waste of money
Heated and ordered 49er.
Nice find OP. :)
Still no tracking here, and to add to my paranoia the tracking link in the acknowledgement email isn't working either. I've phoned them 3 times and I think they're getting **** off me with... *hyperventilates*
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Seagate FireCuda 2TB SATA III 2.5" Hybrid Hard Drive - £89.99 @ Box.co.uk

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2TB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 2.5" Form Factor 5 Year Warranty ST2000LX001 Highly rated for PS4 / PS4 Pro use (Ordered one for my PS4 Pro) Best price I cou… Read More
2TB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 2.5" Form Factor 5 Year Warranty ST2000LX001 Highly rated for PS4 / PS4 Pro use (Ordered one for my PS4 Pro) Best price I cou…
burgyuk Avatar19h, 56m agoFound 19 hours, 56 minutes ago7 Comments
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I've read if the same game is loaded around 5+ times, the load speed increase is enormous
Digital Foundry tests show this to be an excellent upgrade for a PS4 / Pro if you play the same game a number of times it will give speeds comparable to an SSD drive!
Worth remembering these drives are weird about caching. Normally you get the most recently accessed data cached but these drives cache the most frequently accessed data across all time.

In the first case I could watch a movie off a HDD and when the next chunk of movie needs loading (they play more slowly than a drive can load them) it'd come out of cache, but opening photoshop for the first time in a week would hit the disk not cache.

In the second case it's the other way around, the next chunk of movie would hit the disk not cache but loading photoshop as I've done a hundred times before would be coming from cache. It's more useful to a desktop or console that does the same action time after time (boot up, load a particular program etc) than say a server which has no real pattern to its accesses.
bower123456
is this any good for a laptop price wise etc??

It depends what you use your Laptop for, if you're an average user then it's just like getting an SSD as Windows will always be cached. However if you're filling it up then performance will vary..
Very good price. Great console hdd upgrade particularly ps4/ps4 pro.
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HP Omen 15-ax002na Intel® Core™ i7, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive & 128Gb SSD Storage, 15.6 inch Full HD Gaming Laptop with 4Gb Nvida Geforce GTX965M Graphics - Black (with code) £752.99 @ Very

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Code: LGC9P £50 off Technical Details Brand HP Item Weight 2.2 Kg Product Dimensions 38.2 x 25.3 x 2.4 cm Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included) Item model number 15-ax002na Read More
Code: LGC9P £50 off Technical Details Brand HP Item Weight 2.2 Kg Product Dimensions 38.2 x 25.3 x 2.4 cm Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included) Item model number 15-ax002na
02wilben Avatar20h, 25m agoFound 20 hours, 25 minutes ago3 Comments
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AJ92
Have you got more info on the code? Also there is 10% credit back on bnpl orders.


Quote code LGAPR at the checkout when you place an order of £200 or more for £20 back.
Quote code LLMR7 at the checkout when you place an order of £300 or more for £30 back.
Quote code LGC9P at the checkout when you place an order of £500 or more for £50 back.
Have you got more info on the code? Also there is 10% credit back on bnpl orders.

Edited By: AJ92 on Apr 26, 2017 22:03
Pity the free xbox controller has finished.
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4TB WD My Book (Recertified) £66.99 Delivered by WD Store

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£66.99 @ Western Digital
As title - 4TB recertified drive in stock for £66.99 delivered Also showing 3TB in stock for £61.99 I just ordered a pair of 4TBs and used promo code WDSTORECPN (found on HUKD) for £10 off order… Read More
As title - 4TB recertified drive in stock for £66.99 delivered Also showing 3TB in stock for £61.99 I just ordered a pair of 4TBs and used promo code WDSTORECPN (found on HUKD) for £10 off order…
SlightlyFoxed Avatar21h, 34m agoFound 21 hours, 34 minutes ago43 Comments
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salestion
shifty277
Thanks for the info on the drives inside.
Did you bench them with CrystalDisk by any chance? Or if not what speeds do they stay at when say transferring a 10gb file each time?
Thanks
Choggy
Details of exactly how you stress test your drives would be much appreciated! Would like to do something similar to mine when it arrives.
Might not be the most strenuous of tests, but I ran the 'Extended Test' and 'Write Zeros' on each drive from the WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

Here are some example tests i just ran on two 4TB (top) and two 5TB (bottom)

Thanks a lot for the quick responses and screenshot! Appreciated.
Choggy
Gatchaman
The first thing I'm going to do when I get mine is continuously benchmark/stress test for 10-15 days straight. Going to do everything in my power to break them before the guarantee runs out
Details of exactly how you stress test your drives would be much appreciated! Would like to do something similar to mine when it arrives.

Download Western Digital Data Lifeguard and run an extended test. This usually takes a few hours - copy your data to the drive if you have any you want to and run it again.

Thats what I will be doing when I get mine. Also running HDTune Pro's Error Scan.
Choggy
Gatchaman
The first thing I'm going to do when I get mine is continuously benchmark/stress test for 10-15 days straight. Going to do everything in my power to break them before the guarantee runs out
Details of exactly how you stress test your drives would be much appreciated! Would like to do something similar to mine when it arrives.
Check this out https://www.lifewire.com/free-hard-drive-testing-programs-2626183 and https://www.raymond.cc/blog/measure-actual-hard-disk-perfomance-under-windows/view-all/
Just find one that can continuously stress your HDD.
fr3dy77_sp33d
Graham1979
WHY DO THESE KEEP GETTING REPOSTED EVERY TWO WEEKS OVER AND OVER?

because it's popular to the lover and hater alike
very true :) annoying i agree but its very useful for people who want to buy it annoying for me becuase i had 2 added in to my basket much before this deal was posted couldn't check out as really got busy period of work only came back to check out 2 hours later they are all gone , came back here and there is a deal posted :P !!! strangely it came back on again in the night as in stock but coldnt check out for some reason , but figured i should wait for th next time i really do have the crazy HDD buying syndrome ,
Haters love these posts making up rubbish about them too , so they come here often , good jop OP some punters got a good deal

Edited By: alan2simms on Apr 27, 2017 09:33
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Western Digital (WD) My Cloud Recertified 2TB £56.99 @ Western Digital WDC.com

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Cheaper than 1 month ago (and 1TB version oO), down from rrp of £99. I don't think being recertified is really a problem as long as you don't use this for data back up or anything. Looks just about Read More
Cheaper than 1 month ago (and 1TB version oO), down from rrp of £99. I don't think being recertified is really a problem as long as you don't use this for data back up or anything. Looks just about
waysan Avatar23h, 31m agoFound 23 hours, 31 minutes ago34 Comments
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2TB now showing as £54.99 and 4TB for £99.99
RebTheRebel
Decent enough to use with a PS4/XBox? If anyone knows.
Thanks

Not really, you might be able to stream media to the xbox/PS4 from this but if you want to use it for games.etc you'll want a USB drive not a Network one.
flow
2TB now OOS sadly
Thanks, I'll try and expire. Still 3TB for £89.99 and you can sign up for stock alerts if you're still intereted.
And thanks for the helpful comments.:)
Decent enough to use with a PS4/XBox? If anyone knows.
Thanks
mummyofmonsters
chocci
sam_of_london
Noisy and don't last more than 3 months. Hold tight to your receipt to return it if you have got all the time in the world to experiment with them.
Mine is silent and been running perfectly for over a year now
Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying recertified is good enough or should buy brand new?
Mine looked brand new. A lot of recertified items are just customer returns as they werent happy with it or couldnt work out how to use it! :)
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MSI GL62 7QF - Gaming Laptop - Kabylake i5 7300HQ / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / 960M £599.98 @ Ebuyer (Free Kinzu SteelSeries V3 Mouse and MSI Mousepad)

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Pretty good price on this set up, no SSD, although it does say "NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 up to 2200MB/s speed (optional)" So should be able to add a NVMe M.2 SSD later down the line, should you fe… Read More
Pretty good price on this set up, no SSD, although it does say "NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 up to 2200MB/s speed (optional)" So should be able to add a NVMe M.2 SSD later down the line, should you fe…
NeoTrix Avatar1d, 3h agoFound 1 day, 3 hours ago16 Comments
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I dont understand why they re still offering gaming laptops without SSD; or any laptop for that matter. Nowadays, you can get a 512gb SSD for less than £120.
hobnobgoblin
Nicko1387
Nick_S
I bought the MSI GL62 6QD with the i5-6300HQ and GTX 950M in October and I'm pretty happy with it. AN additional £30 for the 960M and the i5-7300HQ sounds like a good deal. However, the one-piece bottom with warranty sticker over the screw hole means you'll invalidate your warranty by adding an SSD or removing the battery to do a hard reset.

I bought the same MSI as yourself, wanted to add an SSD after I purchased so I enquired with MSI about the warranty, it doesn't void the warranty aslong as you are just putting an SSD in

Really? I wish I'd known this when i first set mine up; I was just going to struggle along with the slow hdd for a year and then switch it out once the warranty expired. Do you have to inform them you intend to put an SSD for warranty purposes, or can you just go straight ahead?

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Yes indeed. No you don't have to inform them, just if something goes wrong let them know you only opened it up to put an SSD in, just don't fiddle with anything else
bought this last week from ebuyer and put a nvme SSD in it. Great piece of kit, although unfortunately they don't really seem up for price matching themselves and i paid £50 more!
mecheekymonkey
bsmaff
Voted hot as very good price for spec.. Would of preferred a slightly more expensive option with a 1050
Try Alienware 13 r3 :) beast in a little container
more than a slightly though ;)
bsmaff
Voted hot as very good price for spec.. Would of preferred a slightly more expensive option with a 1050


Try Alienware 13 r3 :) beast in a little container
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PS4 pro 1tb Console £319.00 @ simplygames

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i know there are deals with games and controllers if needed, but this seems a good price if you just need the console. SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS 4K TV owners can experience higher quality visuals, such… Read More
i know there are deals with games and controllers if needed, but this seems a good price if you just need the console. SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS 4K TV owners can experience higher quality visuals, such…
billysablo Avatar2d, 3h agoFound 2 days, 3 hours ago33 Comments
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GadgetHunter
Biggunspaul
rd3d2
Great price but waiting to see how Scorpio compares in the flesh
It's a games console,not a stripper
To be fair, Scorpio does sound like a stripper name. :-)

She's gone down hill since gladiators
Biggunspaul
rd3d2
Great price but waiting to see how Scorpio compares in the flesh
It's a games console,not a stripper
To be fair, Scorpio does sound like a stripper name. :-)
fishmaster
ComminutedOrange
I'm tempted to sell my old basic white PS4 (500GB) and get one of these instead of a 4K Blu ray player - which are atrociously priced at like £200! WTF?!
Even Netflix and Youtube in 4K doesn't seem to be as magnificent as what a 4K Blu ray is going to be.
I remember iPlayer once did a 4K trial of a 15 minute Planet Earth clip, and my god it was stunning. So now that I know what it could be like, I'm tempted :p
Wrong console, the PS4 Pro doesn't play 4K Blu Ray, only the Xbox One S does, but apparently not that good at it, but it's cheap plus What Hi Fi are a bunch of tools anyway >https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-player

The review there is dated 29th September 2016. Since then Microsoft have updated things, and it can now pass through HD audio etc.

Have to say Planet Earth 4K UHD Blurays look godly in HDR on an OLED.
ComminutedOrange
I'm tempted to sell my old basic white PS4 (500GB) and get one of these instead of a 4K Blu ray player - which are atrociously priced at like £200! WTF?!

Even Netflix and Youtube in 4K doesn't seem to be as magnificent as what a 4K Blu ray is going to be.

I remember iPlayer once did a 4K trial of a 15 minute Planet Earth clip, and my god it was stunning. So now that I know what it could be like, I'm tempted :p

Wrong console, the PS4 Pro doesn't play 4K Blu Ray, only the Xbox One S does, but apparently not that good at it, but it's cheap plus What Hi Fi are a bunch of tools anyway >

https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-player

Edited By: fishmaster on Apr 26, 2017 12:37
rd3d2
Great price but waiting to see how Scorpio compares in the flesh

Since I own a PC, the Scorpio will need to have exclusives as good as the PS4 platform, the Xbox One simply doesn't offer this, I'm doubting the Scorpio will have any exclusives that will make it worthwhile since I have a PC and PS4.
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PS4 Slim 1tb plus Watch dogs £249.00 1 and 2 at Zavvi

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Looks a pretty good deal. Been looking for one of these for my son. Seems good value for 1tb slim model, but will probably go cold :) Read More
Looks a pretty good deal. Been looking for one of these for my son. Seems good value for 1tb slim model, but will probably go cold :)
iharrold Avatar3d, 4h agoFound 3 days, 4 hours ago13 Comments
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If you buy clothing on sale , you wait for it and when the sales have finished they turn around and say out of stock, useless company.
iharrold
undertakeaap
heat for price. have heard lots of bad reviews for site tho
You are correct. Paid for next day delivery, has yet to be dispatched. They use Yodel, so not sure whose fault it is. Deal has expired now £299
This is why i have never made a purchase at zavvi
undertakeaap
heat for price. have heard lots of bad reviews for site tho
You are correct. Paid for next day delivery, has yet to be dispatched. They use Yodel, so not sure whose fault it is. Deal has expired now £299
h3llo_fr1end
luffydude
Not worth it, buying slim with uncharted 4 for £50 less is far superior value. Uncharted 4 is a masterpiece while watchdogs 1 is crap and watch dogs 2 is mediocre at best

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playstation-4-500gb-uncharted-4-199-99-smyths-online-instore-2672802

Also buying the ps4 pro with Horizon is a much better deal

But then you need to make up the 500GB less storage you would get. Unless you have a spare External HDD knocking about.

iharrold
luffydude
Not worth it, buying slim with uncharted 4 for £50 less is far superior value. Uncharted 4 is a masterpiece while watchdogs 1 is crap and watch dogs 2 is mediocre at besthttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playstation-4-500gb-uncharted-4-199-99-smyths-online-instore-2672802
Also buying the ps4 pro with Horizon is a much better deal
Hi, thanks for feedback. I needed 1tb so found this a good deal. I agree Unchartered 4 is awesome as are all the unchartered games

You can get an external 1tb drive, making you have 1tb and 500gb discs for less than the £50 difference. OR if you don't want to save money at all, why not just get a PS4 Pro for a few more quid?

It's not a good deal at all. As pointed out above, this is exactly the same deal as the Black Friday, around 6 months have past since then so the value is much much lower. it's just not worth buying 1tb slims at the moment







Edited By: luffydude on Apr 25, 2017 10:06
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My Passport recertified 2TB USB 2&3 Portable Hard Drive - £54.99 delivered @ Western Digital

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Available in; Blue Black Red Orange Yellow White Capacity 2TB Original price £94.99 Now: £54.99 Free delivery Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible Additional Details • Aut… Read More
Available in; Blue Black Red Orange Yellow White Capacity 2TB Original price £94.99 Now: £54.99 Free delivery Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible Additional Details • Aut…
sinxa Avatar3d, 21h agoFound 3 days, 21 hours ago32 Comments
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good price but the 6 month warranty puts me off coupled with lots of complaints for WD

I used to hate maxtor back in the days, I preferred samsungs the most. WD used to be okay but lots of groans nowadays.
daveroy
bamhicks
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?
The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.

thanks Dave, 6 months is a bit risky for me. but i guess thats why they are cheap
bamhicks
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?
The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?

Edited By: bamhicks on Apr 25, 2017 10:31
Just want to let anyone know that they should create an account first during checkout rather than go the direct paypal route, to avoid problems further down the line.

The generated password they issue you with only allows you to view order status, print invoice for proof of purchase. You can't request returns here and trying to login using my email address and ON throws up an unrecognised email error.
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HP Omen 15-ax202na, 15.6” Gaming Laptop with Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Full HD – Black - £749.00 @ Tesco Direct (C&C)

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Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105… Read More
Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105…
Dave2843 Avatar5d, 4h agoFound 5 days, 4 hours ago4 Comments
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Actually you can get an extra £20 off using the coupon code TDX-KPYK bringing the total down to £729.
PHL
I want to buy a gaming laptop or PC to play a game called black desert online. Anyone recommend this laptop? :|


I bought the laptop when it was £740 and it is a good laptop.

Plays most games on medium settings, it is a good laptop for the price.. However IMO the screen is matte and pretty dark at times, so might be better to look elsewhere.
I want to buy a gaming laptop or PC to play a game called black desert online. Anyone recommend this laptop? :|
Is a good price for the laptop at present.

But it will probably go cold as was £740 a few weeks ago with a free Xbox elite controller.
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Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage £554.80 @ Amazon

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Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Point Unit Read More
Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Point Unit
yoyelp Avatar5d, 21h agoFound 5 days, 21 hours ago186 Comments
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Bilbo1968
Mentos
gr1340
Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel your order for the Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage (B00R3S6ROA) as this item has been discontinued. You haven't been charged for this item.
Ditto
More like dildo.

No it was a NAS mate, you must be on the wrong thread oO
Here we go - Part time lawyers, on your marks, get set, go!
Mentos
gr1340
Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel your order for the Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage (B00R3S6ROA) as this item has been discontinued. You haven't been charged for this item.
Ditto

More like dildo.
I suspect someone from Amazon followed this thread and cancelled the 2nd round orders as it is too expensive for them to source the product with hard drives...
gr1340
Oh well. I will just stick with my QNAP.

gutted... I'll stick with my Xpenology on my old HP Microserver ...

Edited By: Eclairs on Apr 27, 2017 14:11
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WD My Book for Mac 3TB £50.00 Tesco instore

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Probably store specific but worth a check if your instore. EAN 718038811901 Read More
Probably store specific but worth a check if your instore. EAN 718038811901
nofxuk Avatar6d, 26m agoFound 6 days, 26 minutes ago11 Comments
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found and bought in yeovil was in a display case
Well I picked up two 3tb in Hayes they had the Mac version with SEL on the shelf with empty box but couldn't locate, however they brought out the non Mac version for 53. The 2TB is at 48 and marked as such, but the 3 was not so may be elsewhere... I'll paya separate deal in a while
HappyShopper
Typical.
I paid £71.14 for one of these on 6 April off the back of a deal that was posted here.
Drive is still shrink wrapped so wonder if I can return it and re-buy it?

For sure you can - just choose the SA wisely - a nice, pleasant happy person and you will be fine - assuming you have the receipt??? Do it today - you are within the 28 days etc and SA's are always content on a Sat
Typical.

I paid £71.14 for one of these on 6 April off the back of a deal that was posted here.

Drive is still shrink wrapped so wonder if I can return it and re-buy it?
Mentos
rnem170
I checked two stores last week - both had empty shelves. Not a new offier.
Did you ask them to check the stockroom? Both the stores I got them from didn't have them on the shelf. I just told them I'd checked they had stock before coming (to avoid the "if they're not on the shelf.....we aint got them" response).
Thanks for EAN code - will give this a go
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £204.27 del @ Amazon

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does this work underwater?
Had the 3TB and 4TB.... all makes.........most have had problems
Always found the 2TB to be the best, cheapish, quick, and for keeping data safe...will only use these for now

No longer trust these HUGE drives of any make...... ;)
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB up to 530 MB/s Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD £69.99 - Amazon

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ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.
I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.
A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.

You need PCIe NVME, if only to help you catch up with the thread quicker. We're not talking about SSD vs. spinning rust at all. We all know the benefits of that.
anonimousse
fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
Zzz..

There's other letters in the alphabet that you can use to form sentences with, it's fun, have a go sometime :)
fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
Zzz..
I think the comparison was SSD to nvme.
fishmaster
ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.
I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.
A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.

Don't forget about lower energy use with an SSD.
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Zmodo 720P HD sPoE Home Security Outdoor Cameras System 4 x 720P Outdoor Night Vision Surveillance Camera 500GB Hard Drive £169.99 Sold by Zmodo Europe and Fulfilled by Amazon - lightning deal

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if u get broken into and you can't identify the people because the quality is 720p the zoom is all pixelated. my brother had a bike stolen and it was even difficult with a 1080p camera.
Zmodo hardware is good but their customer support is awful.

Be aware of this:

You can view the cameras remotely on your smart phone, ipad or PC anywhere anytime

Not true. Their most recent recorder firmware was pushed out everywhere without owners consent. The "update" rendered access via your Lan (PC) impossible due to "security concerns". You are now forced to use their cloud-based service which is up and down like a brolly in Manchester.

Recordings are impossible to view as the upgrade encrypts them, meaning they cannot be downloaded to view or pass on to authorities.

I would not recommend this company - they do not listen to their customers.
I've been running one of these Zmodo systems at work with 6 cams for a year now (bought via eBay). It's started randomly not recording different cameras for odd periods of the day. One camera constantly flicking between day/night vision. Tried to get support and had no reply. We realised this yesterday when someone accidentally triggered the fire alarm and we wanted to see who.

I'd say it's OK for home use, good quality images, but you get what you pay for in terms of hardware quality and support.
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Revo Build HDD 1TB Block | M1-601 & M2-601 - £65.00 @ Acer

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Voted cold for spamming your deal in other unrelated threads (_;)
Here is the "thing"

....................................................................uh... here


Edited By: kunhadi on Apr 21, 2017 21:00
This is only complement of a "thing"

Not just external hard drive. Price is a little higher for a purpose.

Just a brief visualization:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplusautomation/vendorimages/43b68bcd-acc5-4814-963c-10503526b358.jpg._CB291199163__SR300,300_.jpg

Edited By: kunhadi on Apr 21, 2017 21:01
LOL. 1000 GB. :)
GDB2222
So, this is a 1GB hard drive in a USB case? Isn't it rather expensive?

Even more so if it were only 1 GB....
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Xbox One S 1TB Gears of Wars 4 Console £199.99 @ Smyths

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Oh I will, it's gonna be peaceful for me now.
Lollipop72
Other half has been after one for ages, saw this and done click and collect.I now have a very happy hubby.

Enjoy yourself tonight! Assuming you get a look in X)
Other half has been after one for ages, saw this and done click and collect.I now have a very happy hubby.
free controller or extra game and i'd bite. waiting for a really good deal or until scorpio.
What's left now ? Forza or Halo Wars 1Tb for £199 next week...
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HP Star Wars Special Edition 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.3GHz 6GB 1TB Laptop £457.99 @ argos_ebay

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spoony100
bargain76
darthvader666uk
I bought one of these of ebay 2 weeks ago brand new for...£320 delivered.
Its perfect for Dev work as I popped in an SSD from my old laptop that has an Ubuntu setup on it (worked wothout issues after booting too, bonus for no re-install) and upgraded to 16GB of RAM (6GB was a very odd number :/ ). Its a full HD (1920x1080) and the thing I liked the most about it was a backlit keyboard (as a dev, I like working in the dark :) )
This price, its veeery exspensive. I ddnt want to go over £300 (as it wasnt worht it) but they guy charge £20 delivery.
Im going to have to vote cold sorry.
Is it easy to upgrade the Ram? What cards / setup would you recommend ?

The base has to be dis-assembled to upgrade the ram.


Indeed
Joey.Bloggsy
Hi, could somebody tell me which one is better ....
Intel HD Graphics520 graphics card.
Or a GeForce 940M
Is there a big difference?
Thanks
Edit, Just a quick opinion is fine as long as there isn't a big difference
yeh 940m is much better but it is still considered an 'entry level' type card not up to any sort of modern gaming
https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940M.138027.0.html
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-520.149940.0.html
if its just browsing, videos etc then 520 is plenty though
the 940 GeForce is much better mate. although, i personally dislike Geforce due to driver problems and compatibility problems.
but yes the Geforce 940 is better
Hi, could somebody tell me which one is better ....
Intel HD Graphics520 graphics card.
Or a GeForce 940M

Is there a big difference?
Thanks

Edit, Just a quick opinion is fine as long as there isn't a big difference

Edited By: Joey.Bloggsy on Apr 19, 2017 09:54
brilly
lollypoplee
its a bit of a mash up of parts ?
a 6th gen processor
only 6GB ram (usually 8GB nowadays)
an intel 520 gpu (expected a 550)
and no explanation of operating system ?
i would imagine it comes with windows 10 but with an intel 520 gpu and 6GB ram it might come with windows 8.1 ?
why would you expect an intel 550? its i5-6200u


sorry , well spotted ;)
i actually also missed the 0 from the 550, i can see now i have woken up what an actual mashup that really would be ! I was referring to the i5-5200u as you now not the 6200u.
its amazing what coffee can do :D
thank you for pointing out my half asleep mistake :(
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Seagate 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive £49.99 @ Amazon

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DoctorDeals
ordered 23 of them and listed on eBay

Following postage, eBay/ PayPal fees and fraudulent buyer claims you MAY make a small profit. Congratulations. :{
I managed to get one, delivery date pending around the 29th of april. Thanks for posting dude :)
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Welcome back topss. A deal after 10months.
2 months :p
Either way, welcome back mate :)
Lol
ordered 23 of them and listed on eBay
vassy4u
Welcome back topss. A deal after 10months.

2 months :p

Either way, welcome back mate :)
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Lorex 1080p HD 8 Channel 2TB CCTV Kit with 8 Cameras £349.99 @ Maplin

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Theres a 4mp Swann 7400 with 8 channel 4 camera system on Ebay atm for £480 which would be much better than this.
Can anyone recommend any system better than this?
blackster
no offence op but these won't be HD cameras with a BNC input.
IP Cameras on the other hand

Incorrect these are AHD cameras and transmit over BNC / coax.
AHD (Analog High Definition) cameras, actually ok quality and decent price.
no offence op but these won't be HD cameras with a BNC input.

IP Cameras on the other hand
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Xbox One S 1TB Forza Console + add Ghost Recon Free + add a 12 month subscription for (£25) + add a selected Controller for (£30) £304.99 Free C&C @ Tesco Direct

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WD Passport Ultra 2TB £39.00 hard drive @ Tesco in Bedworth.

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mazdarazmataz
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lots in crewe
do you know where in Crewe? can't see any on the shelf.
The one inside Dreams.


exactly 8)


So you were just being a cunnt then?
Why do you guys need the barcodes numbers? :?
barcode for the purple 2tb was 718037833248 and the black 2tb one was 718037825007
any barcodes for these?
I doubt, they'd be any in Aldershot, but I'll give it a go.

UPDATE: None here.

Edited By: c.a.o. on Apr 19, 2017 15:52: Availability
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB £84.99 (Click&Collect) or £88.94 delivered @ Argos eBay Shop

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A few more appeared this morning.
Annoyingly, Click&Collect is not selectable for these - you have to pay £3.95 carriage for each item.
Something strange is happening today, Argos seems add the stock one by one. There were 3 stocks added, but they seem add it one by one hourly. Oos again.
Not as super as the £57 ones from amazon, but ok price
just notice they have 1x 8TB for £159.99.
All gone - but thanks.
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XBox One S 500 Gb Forza Bundle + Ghost Recon £209.99 @ Tesco Direct

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I got this+extra controller+12 months gold live+Ghost recon wildlands for £265.
I got this deal today but also got extra controller, 12 months gold live , and bulletstorm for £282.99
adhoward
How much would the forza horizon code get if I sold it?

I'd go along with skinrush and say £18 too, it's a title that seems to have fluctuated between £20 and £30 for physical hard copies since Black Friday.

I think I sold the one I got bundled with my storm grey Xbone on Black Friday for around an apple on here.

Hmm might have been a tad more but I'm sure I bundled Rise of the Tomb Raider and perhaps some other title with it for around a bully.

Can't even check any more because they done away with the buy/sell trade section on here didn't they :(

Edited By: Chasloyal on Apr 17, 2017 15:18
Decent deal. By the time you sell ghost recon, the Xbox with forza comes to £185 ish. I'm guessing that if you wanted to sell the forza code, you'd get about £18.
How much would the forza horizon code get if I sold it?
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MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 2tb & 3tb 31% off @ Western Digital £57.99

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31% off Capacity 3TB silver = £84.99 - https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-passport-ultra-metal.html#RWDBEZW0030BSL-EESN 3tb gold = £74.99 https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/…
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I only just noticed my mass notifications in my junk folder. Just bought the gold one. 8)
NOW BACK IN STOCK! Wipe'em out! Of stock that is :)
DingoDirk
wanye
DingoDirk
This is currently £84.99 on Amazon or via Argos (3TB Seagate drive) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
3tb seagate 3.5" is £85 on amazon, i cant see any 2.5" drives for that sort of money there... and theres a BIG difference between the two - the 3tb seagate needs a wall wart power adapter... the 2.5" drives are usb bus powered and a fraction of the size.

The power adapter with the 3.5" drives is no doubt a drawback for some people.

Given the fact that hard drives will, eventually, fail and that there's an element of pot-luck with early failure, I just don't understand why a six month warranty on a still fairly expensive drive would be considered a hot deal.


I have owned a WD portable 2.5 since uni (2007) for 10 years this year, and apart from the scratches to the case it's still working fine. I guess failure is down to luck.
wanye
DingoDirk
This is currently £84.99 on Amazon or via Argos (3TB Seagate drive) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
3tb seagate 3.5" is £85 on amazon, i cant see any 2.5" drives for that sort of money there... and theres a BIG difference between the two - the 3tb seagate needs a wall wart power adapter... the 2.5" drives are usb bus powered and a fraction of the size.

The power adapter with the 3.5" drives is no doubt a drawback for some people.

Given the fact that hard drives will, eventually, fail and that there's an element of pot-luck with early failure, I just don't understand why a six month warranty on a still fairly expensive drive would be considered a hot deal.
chillout2012
All 2tb sold out :(


If you're after 2tb specifically check out my other post, they are not metal plated but same drives http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/passport-recertified-2tb-usb-2-3-portable-hard-drive-54-99-delivered-western-digital-2672598
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Seagate Barracuda 4TB internal hard drive £96.47 @ Amazon

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TickingTock
To anyone who has received their order, can you please tell me what the packaging was like? I can remember Amazon posting internal drives unprotected in the past.
PS: The price has gone up to £96.84.

Received some drives - three poorly packaged allowing drive to move around a bit - one drive packaged correctly with black plastic end holders.

AMAZON CLEARLY HAVE NO IDEA ON HOW TO PACKAGE HDDs !

And they shipped them from Amazon Germany - they should know better. No time to check the drives yet - but will have to within the next two weeks. Each 4TB takes around 8 hours to check.
Note: I am discussing the Thailand fabbed HDDs. 3TB Barracuda from China are known to be more unreliable than those from Thailand.

Consumer drives are never meant to be operated in a server environment for a reason. They are consumer drives. If backblaze thinks Seagate are unreliable, they can choose to not use them. I've had 4 3TB Barracuda's running a RAID 5 config in a NAS (with idle spindown) for 5 years, not a single one has ever shown any issues, and every drive passes scheduled SMART tests every month.

I have however had a WD "Green" drive fail under its intended use condition (rare access, lots of idle time to let it spindown). Click click.

Backblaze is not to be referenced when discussing consumer use scenarios and applications.

Edited By: Chuggee on Apr 25, 2017 03:20: .
Chuggee
These Seagate drives are rated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When idiot server farms run them 24/7 MTBF is drastically reduced.
All drives fail and the idiotic thing would be to have a server farm that was vulnerable to hard drive failure. If you are already having to mitigate against drive failure then it is smart to question whether the reduced failure rates (and increased warranty) of enterprise grade drives is worth their greater upfront cost. Backblaze, as mentioned above, opt to use consumer drives and have published large amounts of data that they think justifies this approach. Doesn't seem idiotic to me and provides some useful data on consumer drives in the process.
These Seagate drives are rated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When idiot server farms run them 24/7 MTBF is drastically reduced.
Chuggee
The only reason people think Seagate are unreliable is because of the Backblaze statistics. However, Backblaze run a 24/7 server environment that is unsuitable for consumer desktop hard drives. The level of wear these drives experience under Backblaze operation is much, much greater than the typical home user.

No it's not.

I worked at one place where we had a Sun box each and more - Top end kit.

Slowly one by one most of the 1G Seagate drives failed.

Personal drives, I've had many failures from many manufactures as I run them into the ground, only Seagate failed before it's time but had a 5 year warrantee in those days.
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive £134.82 @ Amazon

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As at 7:15P on 17Th April, priced up £10 or so
-200 degrees & not one comment - disgraceful!

Seems to me to be a 10% saving too!
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Sony Bravia KDL-49WD751 49 inch Full HD Smart TV with Freeview, HDD Rec and USB Playback (2016 Model), £399.00 from amazon

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Does 4k help at this sort of size?

It depends on your viewing distance, but for a lot of people the answer is no.
TesaoGostoso
Real shame it is not 4k
not really as its a good TV for people who don't pay for quality 4k feeds.
Real shame it is not 4k
Does 4k help at this sort of size?
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MSI Laptop £699.97 - i5 quad core 8gb Full HD, 1tb HDD, 128gb SSD, 2gb GeForce 960M @ SaveOnLaptops

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says the other one that price because it includes 1tb
Just checked SaveOnLaptops website and it says that this laptop is £649.97, not £699.97!
Shame it has no illuminated keyboard and only 1 year manufacturers warranty.
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ACER Acer Aspire E5-475 14" Laptop (i3, 8GB RAM,. 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 3 colours) £329.99 @ Currys/PC world

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jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
Because at less than 40 inch the non-AV snobs don't care? I think that HD ready is fine. Yes full hd, backlit keyboards, etc. are nice, but on budget machines they are rare for a reason. Give me HD ready plus decent CPU & ram over FHD & a processor less powerful than one likely to be found in a high end calculator in a few years.
IMO, it's consumer ignorance. This machine ticks all the other obvious boxes, but not this one, sometimes they don't even mention it. Caveat Emptor (^ ^)
jasee
repouk
jasee
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
Because at less than 40 inch the non-AV snobs don't care? I think that HD ready is fine. Yes full hd, backlit keyboards, etc. are nice, but on budget machines they are rare for a reason. Give me HD ready plus decent CPU & ram over FHD & a processor less powerful than one likely to be found in a high end calculator in a few years.
repouk
jasee
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
jasee
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
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HP Pavillion 8GB, 2TB, 128GB SSD, dedicated 2 gb graphics card £499.00 @ Argos

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This looks like a bargain and ideal for gaming and VR! Nice Red colour too. While other towers have been standing still, HP has revolutionized the category. From magnified performance and reliabili… Read More
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This looks like a bargain and ideal for gaming and VR! Nice Red colour too.

If you class "Minesweeper" as "Gaming and VR" yes, other than that I've got a high feeling this won't even touch VR. You'd be looking at low-end gaming with no VR.

Low-end spec for a stupidly high price.

Providing you can get a motherboard cheap, I built an A10 7870k with a 7850 for £200. Sure I had the 7850 lying around but as a GPU it's vastly superior to this dGPU. Even if I were to buy a dGPU it would be superior to this at a cheaper price.

The red case is nice but sadly this isn't in anyway a "bargain".

This looks like a bargain and ideal for gaming and VR!

Haha, this would barely run any modern games, let alone be able to do VR
VR lolz
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It's hard to be sure as the only comparisons I can find include the A10's integrated GPU + the R5 but it looks like that "Dedicated" card is actually worse than the inbuilt GPU on the APU.
Seems pretty crappy for £500 tbh

It does have a minor bump in clockspeed but it's essentially a rebranded R7 240, although it is the DDR3 variant so it will be slower than most of the tested GDDR5 versions.

Dual Graphics does seem to be fairly acceptable these days, so it should work with the integrated graphics crossfire-style to produce more performance. Unlike on the Intel variants of this it will benefit you.

An RX 460 is going to offer twice the performance and can be added to a prebuilt system for £500 total budget so this isn't a great deal at this price.
dragon2611
It's hard to be sure as the only comparisons I can find include the A10's integrated GPU + the R5 but it looks like that "Dedicated" card is actually worse than the inbuilt GPU on the APU.

Seems pretty crappy for £500 tbh


Lmao, what a combo!

PC Storage and Performance: A Guide to Hard Disc Drives

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 a 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.

Purchasing a Cheap HDD

There are two final things to keep in mind when you want to make a bargain on HDDs: the best place and time to buy the item. Especially, the big retailers like Amazon, Tesco, Ebuyer.com and Argos have a large number of HDD sales. 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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