2TB FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Desk External Hard Drive - £79.99 delivered - Maplin - 7.5% Quidco, tracks at £4.67 on pre-VAT price
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2TB FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Desk External Hard Drive - £79.99 delivered - Maplin - 7.5% Quidco, tracks at £4.67 on pre-VAT price

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Found 26th Apr 2012
I think this looks like a good deal, it's this price for 48hrs only and I believe it qualifies for 7.5% Quidco - I haven't decided to buy yet because I'm waiting for your feedback to decide if it's a good 'un or not :-)

BTW thanks to smesme for mentioning that Quidco tracks at 7.5% on the pre-VAT value
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Also from Maplin at

eBay here.

Amazon here.
You can't use any codes or vouchers with this deal I've tried
I think it's a better deal from Maplin direct if you're a Quidco user ie. 7.5% cashback, I did see that vouchers were not accepted on this one but using vouchers would reduce Quidco to 2.5% so it's swings and roundabouts there...
maplin site says on promo till 15/5/2012 also that voucher codes are excluded

then further down says 48 hours only, confusing.

don't need one as still have 4tb's going spare

heat added though
Edited by: "ando" 26th Apr 2012
I have one, its carp.

Throughput varies drastically via ethernet. The beta firmware seemed to fix this but when they rolled out the official update it borked it again.

Anyone know where i can buy a cheap lead/dock to turn this into an external drive please?

ignore the above, i thought it was the network drive.
Edited by: "hero2zer0" 26th Apr 2012
well good deal or not?
hero2zer0

I have one, its carp.Throughput varies drastically via ethernet. The beta … I have one, its carp.Throughput varies drastically via ethernet. The beta firmware seemed to fix this but when they rolled out the official update it borked it again.Anyone know where i can buy a cheap lead/dock to turn this into an external drive please?ignore the above, i thought it was the network drive.



so why not edit your comment?

instead you just leave it there for people to read and assume
Hot from me!

For 2Tb of space in the current market it's as good a deal as you're gonna get at the moment. I'm in need of some external storage at the moment and can't really gamble with waiting longer for a better deal to come about as I've been waiting for months as it is.

I've also read somewhere that if you get the USB 3.0 interface bit for it then it becomes a pretty nippy external drive, as it stands on the USB 2.0 it's about average compared to other drives about and has reviewed quite well in some publications...

reviews.cnet.com/ext…nav

pcpro.co.uk/rev…2tb

In regards to user reviews, take them as gospel or with a pinch of salt, at the end of the day it's your choice :-)
Oh and OP, Quidco tracks at £4.67 - as quidco is based on price of item before VAT (£66.66)
smesme

Oh and OP, Quidco tracks at £4.67 - as quidco is based on price of item … Oh and OP, Quidco tracks at £4.67 - as quidco is based on price of item before VAT (£66.66)



Good info - thanks!
anyone know what model hdd is in this
looking for external/portable storage myself as well, preferably 1TB potable usb3.0 but prices are still terrible, so might settle for 2TB external, and this 2TB seagate is currently the best deal, but seagate being my least liked hdd maker, does this model have the clickofdeath problem? worry that some reviews on amazon say the design of the case is bad, no ventilation holes so overheats easily?

any opinions here from previous buyers?
Ok so I've got a question to ask someone said that with a GoFlex drive you can stream content wirelessly to a tv is that right?
ando

so why not edit your comment? instead you just leave it there for people … so why not edit your comment? instead you just leave it there for people to read and assume



1/ It's my opinion on a similar product

2/ There is still a question there which some kind soul may answer

3/ I don't answer to you, report the post if you think it's not necessary

tii

anyone know what model hdd is in this



i'm sure iv'e read somewhere it's a seagate drive inside.
ordered, thanks
Would love to get this but the wife will have a fit if I do as already bought lots of carp on E-Bay this month - according to her!!!
Must resist...must resist..I don't really need this... I really don;t ...AAAARGH!!
Aleina

Ok so I've got a question to ask someone said that with a GoFlex drive … Ok so I've got a question to ask someone said that with a GoFlex drive you can stream content wirelessly to a tv is that right?



Not with this one you need a Seagate GoFlex Satellite.

seagate.com/ext…ton
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 26th Apr 2012
sadly the 3tb is almost double the price...when are they ever going to be reasonably priced??
Thanks,
They were out of stock on their website, but got one off the ebay link that cheddarman posted
TYVM
OBH6UK

Not with this one you need a Seagate GoFlex … Not with this one you need a Seagate GoFlex Satellite.http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/goflex-satellite/?cmpid=emc_satellite1new_button


OK thanks for that. it a shame or I would have brought it. They only do the Satellite in 500GB at the moment so I'm gonna wait and see.
What's better, an external or internal HDD?
Anyone know how much the USB 3.0 upgrade adapter cost.
Mavericksol

What's better, an external or internal HDD?


Depends on your needs, generally though at the moment external HDD's are cheaper then internal ones, so alot of people buy external HDD's then take out the hard drive inside them and use it internally.
Bare in mind this usually voids any warranty.
greasyspoonma

i'm sure iv'e read somewhere it's a seagate drive inside.



I'd say given that it's a Seagate product there's a fair chance of that.

It'd be good to know the spec of the internal drive though for those planning to strip it out. Sata II or Sata III? 5400rpm or 7200rpm? Cache?

Out of stock now.
£84.99 in-store if you need it fast and are close to a store!
Anyone else who got this deal get the newer squarer shaped version with the USB 3.0 adapter?

Thanks BTW Mad Dad - 2TB USB 3.0 HDD for 79.99 = bargain considering the market :-)
My box says USB 3.0 & 2.0 compatible...

I will open it today and report back
I opened the box today and the model is squarer shaped... I don't know the shape of the older version though..

It's came with the power cord and what looks like a proprietary USB cable... I have connected the drive to a USB 3.0 port and the transfers are around 137MBps...

And it also comes with 2yrs warranty... I guess I should have bought a couple more...
Edited by: "olisun" 3rd May 2012
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