1TB Western Digital Essential Ext Hard Drive :£54.50 delivered @ Amazon
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1TB Western Digital Essential Ext Hard Drive :£54.50 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 23rd May 2010Made hot 23rd May 2010
1TB WD External hard drive. delivered. WD one of the better brands.

3.5" of course so needs a separate power supply, but its as cheap for an external as it is for an internal. Free delivery.

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good deal, remember this is 5400 rpm, not 7200 rpm

or maybe it is 7200 rpm, conflicting things on the net, regardless a good drive @ a great price!

just seen the special offer of when you buy this drive you get microsoft office cheaper
is that a good offer? i dont know alot about the price of office

gratisaja;8673410

just seen the special offer of when you buy this drive you get microsoft … just seen the special offer of when you buy this drive you get microsoft office cheaperis that a good offer? i dont know alot about the price of office



where have you seen this offer?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Jf8batzwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

surahman;8673419

where have you seen this offer?



under the picture of the drive on amazon, under 'special offers'

Original Poster

Its an external which is really for storage and backup. For once though we have a deal which seems available to everyone its not instore and its not at just some obscure branch that nobody can get to.

I believe the offer for the drive is just a normal offer, although I got notified by e-mail. Just lcick on the link, unless i'm missing something. When I click go to deal it goes straight there?

The special offer under the link appears to be if you wnat to buy other products with it as per normal amazon trying to sell you other stuff as well. I see its qualification for MS office 3 user student licence for £59 instead of £94. Note comments below about it being home. Its a 3 user licence, but this was incidentla. Im just posting about the HD. This was incidental. There might be cheaper ways to get it if you qualify.

Thank you ordered.:thumbsup:

999tigger;8673427

I see its qualification for MS office 3 user student licence for £59 … I see its qualification for MS office 3 user student licence for £59 instead of £94.



It is actually "Office 2007 HOME and student" (not just student) so anyone can buy it.

But it is pretty easy to get Office Home and Student for around £50 to £60 so it is no big deal.

I believe if you buy any version of Office 2007 now you can downoad Office 2010 (same "package") for free when it comes out.

guilbert53;8673544

It is actually "Office 2007 HOME and student" (not just student) so … It is actually "Office 2007 HOME and student" (not just student) so anyone can buy it.But it is pretty easy to get Office Home and Student for around £50 to £60 so it is no big deal.I believe if you buy any version of Office 2007 now you can downoad Office 2010 (same "package") for free when it comes out.



or cheaper if you work for the nhs for £8.95

microsoft.com/uk/…spx

great price nice find
h & R added.

How very irritating. I've only just ordered the exact same one from somewhere else for £64 delivered, and I thought that was a good price! HOT.

Phew! I was rapidly running out of space, been waiting for a deal like this, many thanks H+R :-D

Isnt this cheaper at PC World using the 10% code..?

I`m sure I seen the same drive posted here somehwere at PC World.. Plus Quidco with PC World

PC World link:
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Use 10% code: DRIVES

Comes to £53.64 delivered and you can get quidco too.

Original Poster

Looks like will4long is correct. I did check through the listings and didnt spot anything.

is it worth waiting for the 2tb ext hdd's to come down in price?

sourcelives;8673825

is it worth waiting for the 2tb ext hdd's to come down in price?



Er, that's a question that's pretty difficult for anyone to answer except you.

How much do you need this? If you don't need it, then by all means wait another year for the 2TB drives to be this price. Of course, by then you could simply ask if it's worth waiting for the 4TB drives to come down in price.

Original Poster

I would say no. If you need storage now you need it now plus everything drops so as sweetchick said you could be waiting forever. The only thing is normally to find the sweetspot of GB per £ and maybe a reasonable make. Dont forget its a value product so good for storage and back up. If its invaluable data though you should consider a further source of backup as well.

999tigger;8674011

I would say no. If you need storage now you need it now plus everything … I would say no. If you need storage now you need it now plus everything drops so as sweetchick said you could be waiting forever. The only thing is normally to find the sweetspot of GB per £ and maybe a reasonable make. Dont forget its a value product so good for storage and back up. If its invaluable data though you should consider a further source of backup as well.



would the my book 1tb be a more 'reliable' drive then this one then? TIA

Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an external power supply other than the usb cable?

jaybear88;8674219

Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an … Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an external power supply other than the usb cable?



yes this is not portable it needs an external power supply

Original Poster

jaybear88;8674219

Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an … Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an external power supply other than the usb cable?



yes all 3.5s are basically descktop drives in a case, they come with a power supply.

2.5" are latop drives in a case and can be powered just by a USB, but they are much more expensive.

Your choice porttability and self power via USB or twice the storage for roughly the same price.

Apparently according to this thread : the new one has major heat issues :
hotukdeals.com/ite…e=5

jaybear88;8674219

Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an … Since it says desktop, should we assume that its 3.5 inch and needs an external power supply other than the usb cable?




Why don't people bother to read the original post before asking retarded questions?

3.5" of course so needs a separate power supply

Banned

Grrrr....just bought 2 of these in the last 10 days for £61 and £59

Don't Amazon offer some kind of discount for matters like this?

I have an old 500GB Elements and one of these. Both seem pretty good and I'm fairly sure they are 7,200 RPM, most 3.5in drives are).

One small thing - if you have LEGACY USB enabled in your BIOS (I have a Pentium 4 so this may only apply to older rigs) you need to disable it or the machine won't boot with a 1TB drive attached. (Well it didn't boot with this 1TB drive attached).

Original Poster

sourcelives;8674210

would the my book 1tb be a more 'reliable' drive then this one then? TIA



Thet are bits of electrical equipment a certain number of them will go wrong. WD are definitely one of the best makes for reliable drives, but at this price you are getting barebones cheap. You cannot elimintae every drive that might fail within some time, hence with documents or photos that are truly irreplaceable you should back up a third time. There are more reliable drives but they cost a premium and come with a 5 year guarantee or some such.

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might be better.

The alternative is to get a premium 3.5" drive and put it in a separate 3.5" case. That way you know exactly what hard drive you have. There are only so many actual makers such as WD, Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi, Maxtor. People often use the same low cost drive and hide it in their own branded box.

For example. WD caviar Black which come with 5 year guarantee, but that might be overkill.

The last three times this has come up cheap i have said, next time.....

Can't wait any longer, cheers op! My 8 degrees have been added

1.5 TB drive is £79.99 if anyones interested (see link on right or click the 17 new link) - 2- 4 weeks despatch though.

amazon.co.uk/Wes…e_5

Works out slightly cheaper per TB although not as many positive reviews as the OP, but could be just the reviewers.

sourcelives;8674386

Apparently according to this thread : the new one has major heat issues … Apparently according to this thread : the new one has major heat issues :http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/656555/wd-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb?page=5



thats what i have read on a couple of websites. i have had the the my book drive for a few years with no problems but after reading the other post (see below), i opted for one with a fan

blackster;8497766

These are the new plastic cased drives, the old ones are housed in a alu … These are the new plastic cased drives, the old ones are housed in a alu enclosure with rubber protectors on each end, the new ones have major issues with heat as there is no fan or metal case to act as a heatsink (like the other older models)As I said before I took mine back to my local pc world as the old drive is shown on their website and they are clearly sending out the newer models.Also the older drives are very easy to open should you want to ever upgrade the drive, were as the new models are harder to open and are like opening an iPod.Hope this helps everyone



heres the one iv opted for for £130 (enter 5HD for 5% off & 3% quidco)

]http//ww…IVE

watson44;8676088

thats what i have read on a couple of websites. i have had the the my … thats what i have read on a couple of websites. i have had the the my book drive for a few years with no problems but after reading the other post (see below), i opted for one with a fanheres the one iv opted for for £130 (enter 5HD for 5% off & 3% quidco)]http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/611565/WESTERN-DIGITAL-3.5IN-2TB-HARD-DRIVE



Yh i just bought this :P but got it from PC world - £116 altogether with 10% discount.(10DRIVES)

This drive has been cheaper at pc world for weeks (although the code has changed twice).
Cold I'm afraid.

Seems a great deal, ebuyer at over £63 and seem to be out these days on hard drive pricing, think they are being greedy these days or have just lost the plot

I have one of these ... got it from PC world for about £62 at the time (Amazon was only about £2 more then), and I could also collect instore.
It's a very good drive, very quiet, runs cool and is far quicker than my other drives. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

I prefer multiple drives, if one breaks then not all is lost.

Voting cold as it is cheaper to get from PC world still.

RFC1795;8678480

I have one of these ... got it from PC world for about £62 at the time … I have one of these ... got it from PC world for about £62 at the time (Amazon was only about £2 more then), and I could also collect instore. It's a very good drive, very quiet, runs cool and is far quicker than my other drives. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.I prefer multiple drives, if one breaks then not all is lost.Voting cold as it is cheaper to get from PC world still.



True... although not much in it.. OP rep'd anyway (for opening discussion on this..)

WD - Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB 1 389575 £ 59.60 £ 59.60
Order totals
Product costs (inc. services) £ 59.60
Delivery costs free
DRIVES £ -5.96
Total cost £ 53.64
(inc. VAT of)

maybe cheaper still ...depends whether the quidco sneaks through with this code... :thumbsup:

Toffeenose;8679457

True... although not much in it.. OP rep'd anyway (for opening discussion … True... although not much in it.. OP rep'd anyway (for opening discussion on this..)



Very true indeed ... OP rep'd for posting :thumbsup:

BTW, I see this expired, this was another I considered but was out of stock at the time. I really wanted it as I'd seen good reviews on it.

So for the others looking for a good 1Tb try this:
hotukdeals.com/ite…oul
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