1.5Terabyte Maxtor External Desktop Hard Drive £119.99 With £10 Voucher @ Maplin - Was 159.99 + Pos 4% Quidco
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1.5Terabyte Maxtor External Desktop Hard Drive £119.99 With £10 Voucher @ Maplin - Was 159.99 + Pos 4% Quidco

£119.99
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Found 6th Feb 2009Made hot 6th Feb 2009
Storage made simple Use the extra capacity to free up the space on your PC orMac for better performance, or to add more of your favorite files. Don't forget that every EXTRA 100GB of storage can hold up to 32,000 digital photos or 1665 hours of MP3s or 100 hours of digital video.

* A massive 1.5TB of instant add-on storage for your digital life
* Simple reliable and convenient
* Store 480,000 digital photos or 24960 hours of digital music (MP3) or 1500 hours of digital video
* USB 2.0
* PC and Mac compatible

Your work, your photos, your songs, your digital video, your memories. Store them all safely and securely in Maxtors External Desktop Hard Drive. Ideal for home and office, its easy to use - just connect the power adaptor; then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac and your Maxtor Desktop Hard Drive appears as another drive on your computer. Perfect for the home PC or the laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry.

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Technical Specification
Capacity: 1.5TB
HDD Form Form Factor: 3.5-inch
Drive Speed: 7200RPM
Cache: 16MB (or higher)
Interface: USB 2.0
Dimensions: 203(l) x 44(h) x 127(w) mm
Weight: 1.05kg,
Box Contents:
External hard drive
Quick start guide
Mains Adaptor
USB 2.0 Cable
Maxtor 3-year Limited Warranty


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Does the image on the web page show the actual model on sale? Are there other technical details such as form factor, interface type and spin speed? - Paul C

A) The image is correct. Here are some more details: Capacity: 1.5TB, HDD Form Factor: 3.5, Drive Speed: 7200RPM, Cache: 8MB (or higher), Interface: USB 2.0, Dimensions: 203mm x 44mm x 127mm, Weight: 1.05kg, Box Contents: External hard drive / Quick start guide / Power Adapter / USB 2.0 Cable / Maxtor 3-year Warranty

Q) Is this powered through the same USB cable? - Tim Buhain

A) Unfortunately not. This requires a mains power adaptor (included).

34 Comments

This is a very good price for 1.5tb. I've been looking at buying 1tb however at this price for 1.5 I might go for this instead.

:shock:

1.5TB .. ?

bloomin heck :-D

seems a good price, but 'all eggs in 1 basket' springs to mind :whistling:

toonarmani;4301821

seems a good price, but 'all eggs in 1 basket' springs to mind … seems a good price, but 'all eggs in 1 basket' springs to mind :whistling:



But look how big the basket is

jamesdew;4301871

But look how big the basket is


Buy two and mirror them?:roll:

toonarmani;4301821

seems a good price, but 'all eggs in 1 basket' springs to mind … seems a good price, but 'all eggs in 1 basket' springs to mind :whistling:



If you have 1.5TB of eggs you should be asking yourself whether it's time to stop laying.

In all seriousness though, whether your disk is 10GB or 10TB the principles of backup/mirroring are exactly the same. Just because a disk is big makes no difference unless you're looking at replacing multiple smaller drives with one big one.

Are Maxtors decent and reliable?

I'm just about to take back the Iomega drive I got from tesco-direct due to its widely reported unreliability and looking for a replacement.

My swatting pointed to the Western Digital mybooks being a good trustworthy buy but I cannot fing for under £100.

1.5tb is pointless if you cannot trust it - can you trust these?

3 yr warrranty is pretty decent.

Can these be 'split' (is it called RAID?) so it mirrors itself?

da_murphster;4302110

Can these be 'split' (is it called RAID?) so it mirrors itself?



No point doing that - if the drive died, you'd lose both sides of the mirror!

da_murphster;4302110

Can these be 'split' (is it called RAID?) so it mirrors itself?



I dont think so, there are a few different raid levels, raid 1 mirrors two or more disks so that if there is a problem with one then you still have a back-up.

But if you only have one disk I dont think its possible and would be kind of pointless anyway becuase if the actual disk develops a fault all the mirrors on the disk would be effected.

Seems like a good deal by the way. :thumbsup:

Sorry terriclarkfan, beat me to it

Lots of storage for your money

Free Delivery within UK until 08.59 Tuesday 10th February 09

Original Poster

glad u like, how does heat and rep work?, im a little new here

How does this switch on and off?

More expensive models have a switch to toggle between OFF/ON/AUTO (ie comes on with the computer).

How does this model work? Quite important if you don't want it on all the time, but would be happy if it came on with the PC.

maryk_88;4302280

Free Delivery within UK until 08.59 Tuesday 10th February 09


Its free anytime as its over £35 :thumbsup:

da_murphster;4302110

Are Maxtors decent and reliable?


Maxtor are now owned by Seagate, so I guess this could potentially contain a Seagate drive. Whether it could be one of the dodgy firmware ones I don't know.

if the drive was filled with avi's would the 360 be able to stream them direct via a free 360 USB port? just unsure of the compatibility with things like this :?

rappinglove;4302851

if the drive was filled with avi's would the 360 be able to stream them … if the drive was filled with avi's would the 360 be able to stream them direct via a free 360 USB port? just unsure of the compatibility with things like this :?


as long as its formatted in fat32 that would work!

Toasthduk;4302470

glad u like, how does heat and rep work?, im a little new here


I'll tell you, press the weighing scales button to the left of this line next to where my avatar would be and just above the icon that looks a little like this:!:.
Then write something nice about me in the box that appears!:-D

that's how rep works.

Heat is added by pressing the red up arrow on the original first post, neutral by pressing the grey rectangle just below, and cold by the blue down arrow.
All of these are next to the temperature

Was looking at this on Amazon last night, same price (£119.99)_ amazon.co.uk/Max…8-1

Original Poster

Thanks for that, so for a good post people add heat, and rep is added for?

Great deal, thanks OP:)

Stompa;4302606

Maxtor are now owned by Seagate, so I guess this could potentially … Maxtor are now owned by Seagate, so I guess this could potentially contain a Seagate drive. Whether it could be one of the dodgy firmware ones I don't know.



Has Maxtor brought out a 1.5TB disk? It looks pretty certain to be the Seagate inside, which is one of those most affected by dodgy firmware. Question is, has the firmware been updated in this or is it older stock? If not, you have to remove the drive to flash the firmware, which will probably invalidate the warranty, since it cannot be done over USB.

Seagate has announced a 2TB drive, but it won't be out until Q3 2009, so I don't expect the price of this to fall much further until closer to then.

Toasthduk;4303208

Thanks for that, so for a good post people add heat, and rep is added for?



Rep is generally given to people who are helpful and answer people's questions



hint hint

Maplin was only in a post the other day.Keep well away it said:lol::lol::lol:

Original Poster

Thanks flashish have some rep

Further to my question, I note that the ]Buffalo drive comes with software to install on your PC to enable an on off. I also note that many of the cheap Lacie drives have a switch at the back.

Having read the Maxtor support pages, they give no clue how to switch this on and off, other than to say ensure power is connected before plugging in the USB cable.

smokieUK;4303188

Was looking at this on Amazon last night, same price (£119.99)_ … Was looking at this on Amazon last night, same price (£119.99)_ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxtor-Basics-STM315005EHD301-RK-Desktop-USB2-0/dp/B001F4TFYW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1233927160&sr=8-1


4% quidco at maplin tho!

Original Poster

£4.79 Quidco

i saw a post on here for maplins for free delivery but only this week so i would get in there quick

Good deal. Would considering this as a back up drive.
Why would anyone vote cold for saying it's bad to 'put all your eggs in one basket'? Surely most people know to back up all their data on at least a second HD anyway, and if you're like me and have over 1TB of data that needs backing up, this is ideal.

hiphophype;4308922

i saw a post on here for maplins for free delivery but only this week so … i saw a post on here for maplins for free delivery but only this week so i would get in there quick



maryk_88;4302280

Free Delivery within UK until 08.59 Tuesday 10th February 09




gary_rip;4302546

Its free anytime as its over £35 :thumbsup:


icstm;4303764

Further to my question, I note that the ]Buffalo drive comes with … Further to my question, I note that the ]Buffalo drive comes with software to install on your PC to enable an on off.


I've just bought a Buffalo 500GB drive, and have not installed any software. Annoyingly it doesn't have an on/off switch, but it does seem to switch itself on and off with the PC. Mind you, I still prefer to unplug the power supply when not in use.

I have one of these that i got from maplin last time... there is no switch on the back of these.

I leave mine on all the time as its connected to a server. So wouldnt know how it powers down.

da_murphster;4302110

Are Maxtors decent and reliable?I'm just about to take back the Iomega … Are Maxtors decent and reliable?I'm just about to take back the Iomega drive I got from tesco-direct due to its widely reported unreliability and looking for a replacement.My swatting pointed to the Western Digital mybooks being a good trustworthy buy but I cannot fing for under £100.1.5tb is pointless if you cannot trust it - can you trust these?3 yr warrranty is pretty decent.Can these be 'split' (is it called RAID?) so it mirrors itself?



You shouldn't really 'trust' any drive but some are obviously better than others. The only real safe option is to backup.

You can 'split' a drive but it is called partitioning, this can be used to copy files from one partition to the other but will not protect you from a drive failure.

RAID is when you bring two or more 'physical' disks together to give you a 'logical' drive, the resulting capacity available and the type of protection given depends on the RAID level used. Windows can create a software RAID of 0 or 1, anything higher like RAID 5 requires a RAID controller PCI card, although sometimes (rarely) its built into your PC motherboard. You can look at Wikipedia for a reasonable description of RAID levels.

RAIDing your disks will only protect you against a drive failure (not RAID 0 though), if you accidently overwrite your files or your RAID controller dies and scrambles your data then its goodbye to your files anyway. Performing backups is the only way to really protect your files, hence the comments about this drive being ideal for backups.
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