Freecom 400GB external hard drive - £114.99 @ PCWorld.co.uk
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Freecom 400GB external hard drive - £114.99 @ PCWorld.co.uk

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Found 5th Oct 2006
Freecom 400GB external hard drive - £114.99 @ PCWorld.co.uk

Free up space on your PC for all your pictures, music, movies and more. Compact and sleek design, it is a perfect storage solution at this fantastic web exclusive price. Go through Quidco for 3% cashback and collect in-store.

Features: Freecom 400GB External USB2.0 Hard Drive | Styish aluminium design | LED hard drive capacity indicator | Easy way to add extra storage capacity |No cooling fan - noise free | USB 2.0 Interface | 7200 rpm Spindle Speed | 9ms Average Seek Time (read)| Hot swappable | Includes Freecom backup software

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Warranty??? Slightly cheaper than SVP:)

GaZmaN

Good price Edi.

Welcome to the forums Gazman!

Or, add item to delivery basket, use quidco for 3% and enter discount voucher YAWOB6 for an extra 5% to bring it down to £110.95

Original Poster

Thanks emma

saint_david

Or, add item to delivery basket, use quidco for 3% and enter discount … Or, add item to delivery basket, use quidco for 3% and enter discount voucher YAWOB6 for an extra 5% to bring it down to £110.95



Thanks for this david I wasnt aware of the code...

Is it powered by the mains or usb port?

Mains - usb ports don't supply enough power for desktop drives(which this one is), only laptop drives.

John

Gazman2k

Slightly cheaper than SVP:)


probably not cheaper this weekend!

price from PCW is £114.99 (assuming collect in-store)...
take 3% off for Quidco... £3.45 = £111.54
or selecting delivery and using code = £110.95

if you use the hotdealsuk discount from SVP, the drive is £107.79...
add 99p for delivery this weekend... total of £108.78

:thumbsup:

JD

Original Poster

Janus:- If the code posted by david is used, the price of the drive is ~ £103 after Quidco inc Home delivery.

edi

Janus:- If the code posted by david is used, the price of the drive is ~ … Janus:- If the code posted by david is used, the price of the drive is ~ £103 after Quidco inc Home delivery.


are you sure....???

the item is £114.99 ...
take off 5% using the discount code (which brings up dire warnings of consequences for authorised use btw!) that's £5.75 off... so subtotal is now £109.24....
add the delivery charge of £4.99 - so the cost is now £114.23...
take off 6% for Quidco... £6.85 - brings it to £107.38

granted that is now less than SVP by over a pound (apologies to Gazman2k) - but is dependent upon the Quidco slice being deducted... and there is always a risk that it won't be... and definitely nowhere near £103 !

... and I speak there from personal experience... I had a fridge and tv (ordered from Dixons back in May) tracked by Quidco - but have never received the money... i'm guessing one possible reason is that I used the YAW code available at the time... not bothered about the money - just the principle (had stuff from Currys and other DSG stores tracked all the time)..

but let's not quibble over a quid - get the drive from wherever you feel happier getting it from...

calculator down... retires to bed...

:friends:

JD

Picked up one of these today.

Transferred many GBs of video I have been working on for weeks and weeks.

Hey presto! It proceeded to lose the lot.

I would take this back tomorrow, but I genuinely fear I'd attack the first PC World employee I saw. I am SO angry.

It's hard to describe just how much work I put into this -- and this fkn drive deleted it all in an instant.

Edit: just now had a quick check on google. It appears my experience is FAR from unprecedented. Steer clear of this piece of ****.

Confiteor

Picked up one of these today.Transferred many GBs of video I have been … Picked up one of these today.Transferred many GBs of video I have been working on for weeks and weeks.Hey presto! It proceeded to lose the lot.I would take this back tomorrow, but I genuinely fear I'd attack the first PC World employee I saw. I am SO angry.It's hard to describe just how much work I put into this -- and this fkn drive deleted it all in an instant.Edit: just now had a quick check on google. It appears my experience is FAR from unprecedented. Steer clear of this piece of ****.



How on earth did the drive lose all that?? Surely the drive has no capability to delete from your computers hard disk?

We've sold loads of Freecom external drives with no problems at all...

the little that i know about hard drives tells me that probebly the filesystem on the drive is corrupted. whatever you do dont format the drive. there is a good chance you can recover the bulk of your data if you dont fiddle with it too much. i suggest using a data recovery tool some are freely available on the net. i've used it in the past with success for data recovery.

pcinspector.de/dow…e=1

good luck mate. hopefully you can get your video's back, they shouldent be deleted. just dont format the drive even if windows tells you you should.

pgilc1

How on earth did the drive lose all that?? Surely the drive has no … How on earth did the drive lose all that?? Surely the drive has no capability to delete from your computers hard disk?We've sold loads of Freecom external drives with no problems at all...



In the interests of fairness, I have returned to point out that the hard drive WAS NOT responsible for my video disaster. :oops:

I have since discovered that a program I was using to edit mpegs has the snazzy feature of wiping out an entire directory you are working from if it has a problem with one of the files.

It was just a nasty coincidence that it chose to do this within an hour of me using my new hard drive.

I did try using file-restore software, but it was more trouble than it was worth. The video files it was able to recover were all a mish-mash and it would have taken far longer to sort that out. I've decided to start again, and the new hard drive is behaving perfectly --- once I realised that it had to be be formatted to NTFS to deal with +4GB files!

One bright spot was that I didn't make the mistake of throwing out the analogue tapes after transferring them to PC. That really would have been a disaster!

Sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusion and potentially misleading people.

Thanks for posting again Confiteor.

Noticed this Buffalo drive on Amazon for 115 quid, worth paying a little more for this one or stick with the Freecom?

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John

Slight price drop on the original item - down to £110.99 on it's own

Original Poster

thanks emma just saw the price drop in PCW...
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