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Freecom HD Classic 3.5" 1TB ONLY 99.99 plus free delivery @ Amazon
Freecom HD Classic 3.5" 1TB  ONLY 99.99  plus free delivery @ Amazon

Freecom HD Classic 3.5" 1TB ONLY 99.99 plus free delivery @ Amazon

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Freecom HD Classic 3.5" 1TB USB2 Black
by Freecom

Price: £99.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery. See details and conditions

Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Quiet drive thanks to fanless design
Including LED hard drive capacity indicator
The easiest way to add extra storage capacity to your computer
Hot swappable, no need to turn off your computer
No device ID's or terminations to worry about
High quality, sleek design, only 20 x 11,5 x 4 cm
One year manufacturers warranty, free helpdesk support

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Similar deal at Ebuyer too if you prefer to use them

My only concerns are what drive do they use inside, and does the plastic enclosure do a good job of keeping the drive cool like the Aluminium version does?

Is it definitely plastic? It's not stated anywhere.

also on play.com for same price incl delivery

This item also qualifies for Amazon Prime, if you get offered the trial deal.

I'm unsure as to the manufacturer of the hd, always a worry. Do Freecom stick to the same manufacturer or does it vary?

yeah it is plastic, i have the 500GB versions, both black plastic and silver aluminium


The metal 500GB i have has a Samsung drive, the plastic one has a Hitachi drive

Also 99.99 at Play.com (which has Quidco, and many people can get 5% off) or £98.57 at Scan for those with the free delivery promotion.

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external hard disks are coming down in price! 1tb under £100 is great

dont forget to format into NTFS if u want to save 'single' files that are over 4gig

or

like me, partition some in that format

NB. I used Acronis*Disk Director Suite to partition cos the other ones I got weren't Vista compatible

I had my 500GB external Lacie Nas drive fail on me, and i just don't trust them now.
I'm definately a proper file server convert :thumbsup: And my Dell SC440 server only used 60W of leccy, just like leaving a light bulb on. It properly cooled and runs like a dream :w00t:

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I'm definately a proper file server convert :thumbsup:



You mean you have either a mirrored or a striped/parity redundant array?

Andy

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I had my 500GB external Lacie Nas drive fail on me, and i just don't … I had my 500GB external Lacie Nas drive fail on me, and i just don't trust them now.I'm definately a proper file server convert :thumbsup: And my Dell SC440 server only used 60W of leccy, just like leaving a light bulb on. It properly cooled and runs like a dream :w00t:



And takes up a lot more room and costs about £750...

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I had my 500GB external Lacie Nas drive fail on me, and i just don't … I had my 500GB external Lacie Nas drive fail on me, and i just don't trust them now.I'm definately a proper file server convert :thumbsup: And my Dell SC440 server only used 60W of leccy, just like leaving a light bulb on. It properly cooled and runs like a dream :w00t:


How much would it cost to for a 1TB setup that runs at 60W?

I have the silver aluminum external case by Freecom (USB 2.0) and it's PANTS. I wouldn't recommend getting one of these, unless you want the drive that's inside.

Be very careful with Freecom exernal hard drives. I have had to fail with samsung internals in yess than 12 months. They run very hot. I wont be buying anymore thats for sure.

seems to be very variable experiences with external usb discs. In my personal experience I've had great service from seagates and freecom 'tough' discs, but a Lacie and an Iomega have failed on me. I've now moved on and spent a bit more on a little D-link NAS 323 with 2 x 1TB seagate server discs in - all sorted :thumbsup:

Dont want to sound like a total noob, but is this compatible with PS3??? as I am looking for something I can plug into both PS3 & PC that will hold lots of Music and Films!

As a plug-in external drive, yes it should work with the PS3, as long as it's formatted to FAT32 (use the "fat32format" utility, Google for it, because Windows lies and tells you that a drive that big can only be formatted as NTFS).
If you're looking for an internal drive for your PS3 then you want a 2.5 inch SATA drive instead.

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seems to be very variable experiences with external usb discs. In my … seems to be very variable experiences with external usb discs. In my personal experience I've had great service from seagates and freecom 'tough' discs, but a Lacie and an Iomega have failed on me. I've now moved on and spent a bit more on a little D-link NAS 323 with 2 x 1TB seagate server discs in - all sorted :thumbsup:



I've been considering the dlink, can that unit operate as a web server and printer server? Also, what do you mean by "server discs"? what units?

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Be very careful with Freecom exernal hard drives. I have had to fail with … Be very careful with Freecom exernal hard drives. I have had to fail with samsung internals in yess than 12 months. They run very hot. I wont be buying anymore thats for sure.


Common misunderstanding, the metal enclosures FEEL hot because they are radiating the heat out away from the drive. what you've really got to worry about is the plastic drives that let little to no heat out, like those sealed seagate drives.
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