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Buffalo 500GB External Hard Drive £44.99!!!! @ cdiscount.co.uk
Buffalo 500GB External Hard Drive £44.99!!!! @ cdiscount.co.uk

Buffalo 500GB External Hard Drive £44.99!!!! @ cdiscount.co.uk

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This is a top hard drive for only £44.99!!!!

Transfer and store all your photos, music, documents and more on the 500GB DirveStation External Hard Drive from Buffalo.

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Does this have free delivery? Standard Delivery (3-5 working days) appears to be £3.99.

andersh;4020852

Does this have free delivery? Standard Delivery (3-5 working days) … Does this have free delivery? Standard Delivery (3-5 working days) appears to be £3.99.



Delivery is £1.99, or £2.99 for next day.

htp!:thumbsup:

It's only a couple of quid cheaper than other places, like Play and EBuyer, so while it may be cheapest (by a slim margin), it's not really a hot deal. Haven't voted either way.

How good are these in PS3 terms ? Will the PS3 be able to stream music and videos from this as easy as fitting a replacement drive into the PS3 ?

Internal drive would cost around £79 but this is more cost effective. What are the downsides though. I can see the upside of being able to easily transfer files to it by hooking it back and forth between PC/PS3 but does it have a downside ?

get an internal, much less messing about.
It's worth paying the few quid extra instead of having to keep messing about plugging an external into power sockets etc

Great find OP!

Delivery - currently half price at £1.99 per order, and you can make it next day delivery for only £2.99!

Thanks - heat added!

this is a gd post, but i picked up a 750gb drive in tesco yesterday for £44, was a maxtor one

reviewz;4021510

get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid … get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid extra instead of having to keep messing about plugging an external into power sockets etc



these types of hard disks are at least the 45th bestselling item on amazon electronics including photo, people need these for a variety of reasons, yes, an internal is faster and better for certain things, i'd go for a portable 2.5" drive for backing up but i don't have that many large files

This has been on offer for ages, since I'd first come across cdiscount on here.

Original thread: hotukdeals.com/for…788

reviewz;4021510

get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid … get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid extra instead of having to keep messing about plugging an external into power sockets etc



Depends tho, externals are ideal for backing up your computer and sticking them in the loft incase you get burgled or something, no good backing up to an internal drive and your PC gets nicked

deanos;4024091

Depends tho, externals are ideal for backing up your computer and … Depends tho, externals are ideal for backing up your computer and sticking them in the loft incase you get burgled or something, no good backing up to an internal drive and your PC gets nicked


and if your house burns down?

No-one puts their drive anywhere but RIGHT next to their PC - External HDDs are only useful for backup by duplication (against accidental deletion or viruses perhaps) in my experience.

Proper backup takes the form of either a network based solution (easy and free) or offsite media storage (DVDs stored at a mate's house or in a firesafe at least - for example).

As for the offer - it's in the other thread (as someone has said) - CDiscount appear to be French (so kiss the Sale of Goods Act goodbye if it fails) and charge postage and this is £49.99 at eBuyer (cheaper postage and UK based) and Amazon (free postage) and was in-stock last time I checked (also at Play.com but again outside the UK).

reviewz;4021510

get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid … get an internal, much less messing about.It's worth paying the few quid extra instead of having to keep messing about plugging an external into power sockets etc




True as long as your PSU can cope with two HD's most Dells come with fairly basic 375W PSU's so you'd prob need to upgrade that as well esp if your running a reasonable GFX card too.

External FTW if you dont want to start mucking around inside yr case. :thumbsup:

great price.. plus delivery.. voted hot!

Squelds;4021331

How good are these in PS3 terms ? Will the PS3 be able to stream music … How good are these in PS3 terms ? Will the PS3 be able to stream music and videos from this as easy as fitting a replacement drive into the PS3 ?Internal drive would cost around £79 but this is more cost effective. What are the downsides though. I can see the upside of being able to easily transfer files to it by hooking it back and forth between PC/PS3 but does it have a downside ?



If connecting via USB the drive will need to be formatted as FAT32 (or left that way if that is how it comes) - PS3 won't pick up NTFS drives.

Problem with FAT32 is the max filesize limit of 4gb, however there are various tools that can split files into 4gb (or less) chunks

:thumbsup:

Squelds;4021331

How good are these in PS3 terms ? Will the PS3 be able to stream music … How good are these in PS3 terms ? Will the PS3 be able to stream music and videos from this as easy as fitting a replacement drive into the PS3 ?Internal drive would cost around £79 but this is more cost effective. What are the downsides though. I can see the upside of being able to easily transfer files to it by hooking it back and forth between PC/PS3 but does it have a downside ?



You cannot stream with this it has no 10/100/1000 not DLNA upnp media server version

You can plug in via usb and play files from it just not stream

Could i ask what is going on here?

Isn't this a double post or am i wrong correct me not, as nadzzz also states, so why has this made front page HOT deals?

I bought myself one of these from cdiscount from the 1st thread posted on new years day, i was a little worried about the company as I've heard they are not too good at customer service should anything go wrong plus i really wanted a 1tb model so about 3 mins after ordering i thought i would be able to cancel with ease (big mistake) there IS an option to cancel but the option was "blanked out" on the website, i selected standard delivery so it would not be dispatched for a few days anything so no problem there, as it was new years day at the time i emailed their customer services hoping that it would be picked up on the 2nd, waited till mid afternoon for a reply with no luck so i contacted them via telephone, spoke to their customer services who said it would be cancelled with no problem, and that it hasnt got to the dispatch stage, i had him confirm twice that the drive (and free wine) would not be dispatched as I work nights and hate having to get up when the bloody post man knocks on, they said my card would be refunded on Monday (5th) however heres when the fun started.

I had a email from cdiscount saying it had been dispatched via the Home delivery network system and with me on Wednesday, they came and i was in bed but tried about 5 houses on my street to leave the package elsewhere!, luck as it was they all must of been at work so he carded and took it back, i rang cdiscount to tell them what the score is and they said it must of gone to dispatch (sigh) they said to refuse delivery and it would be returned to them, i also contacted HDL to let them know not to come the day after to redeliver as the item is to go back to sender, the nice woman at HDN said "thanks for letting them know, it will not be delivered again", did ringing them make a blind bit of notice? DID IT ECK! the next day HDN turned up again!, this time i was up and ready, i answered the door and told the chap I'm to refuse delivery and mentioned that I'd already rang HDN to tell them only to be showered with a load of abuse from the driver saying that i should of contacted them????? he drover off before i could get his reg! swine!!

Anyway now the 11th and still no sign of a refund from cdiscount, I'm giving them another 7 days then contacting my credit card company, I've sent 7 emails to them and not one reply!!

Do yourself a favour, these are £49.98 from ebuyer and £49.99 from play.com, if you want one buy it from there as if anything goes wrong with the unit you aint got a hope in hell of getting a replacement!

therealjohnpeat;4024165

charge postage and this is £49.99 at eBuyer (cheaper postage and UK … charge postage and this is £49.99 at eBuyer (cheaper postage and UK based) and Amazon (free postage) and was in-stock last time I checked (also at Play.com but again outside the UK).



play return centre is on oxford, send it back there recorded del should anything go wrong, £47.49 w RAC code delivered, + a little quidco too

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thanks blackster, i was thinking of getting one i will take youe advice

AugQX;4025273

play return centre is on oxford, send it back there recorded del should … play return centre is on oxford, send it back there recorded del should anything go wrong, £47.49 w RAC code delivered, + a little quidco too


That Play's return centre is in the UK doesn't change the fact that your contract was with a retailer outside the UK who are not, therefore, obliged to honour the Sale of Goods Act.

That means they aren't legally required to offer any sort of return/repair/replacement service whatsoever - the manufacturer MAY help you (as they offer warranties of course) but Play aren't required to.

They do - of course - they'd not last long if they didn't - but if they decide to be awkward (and it does seem they do this from time to time judging my stories I've read) you have zero comeback - so I'd be VERY careful when it comes to more expensive items from them - you may end up out of pocket.

AugQX;4022523

these types of hard disks are at least the 45th bestselling item on … these types of hard disks are at least the 45th bestselling item on amazon electronics including photo, people need these for a variety of reasons, yes, an internal is faster and better for certain things, i'd go for a portable 2.5" drive for backing up but i don't have that many large files



deanos;4024091

Depends tho, externals are ideal for backing up your computer and … Depends tho, externals are ideal for backing up your computer and sticking them in the loft incase you get burgled or something, no good backing up to an internal drive and your PC gets nicked



Helgrrr;4024201

True as long as your PSU can cope with two HD's most Dells come with … True as long as your PSU can cope with two HD's most Dells come with fairly basic 375W PSU's so you'd prob need to upgrade that as well esp if your running a reasonable GFX card too.External FTW if you dont want to start mucking around inside yr case. :thumbsup:



Sorry guys i should have been more clearer, i was refering to the PS3 question.:oops:
PS3 wise i would go for an interal and PC wise i would defo go for this rather than an internal.
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