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Hitachi 2TB Touro DX3 Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Black 79.99 @eBay eBuyer store
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Hitachi 2TB Touro DX3 Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Black 79.99 @eBay eBuyer store

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Hitachi 2TB Touro DX3 Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - Black 79.99 @eBay eBuyer store
Posted 16th Mar 2012

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2 Years manufacturers warranty.
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Could the drive be removed from this and used with a NAS setup?
Ricky

Could the drive be removed from this and used with a NAS setup?



Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a tutorial on Youtube showing you how to take the hard drive out of the casing. Be aware though that removing it will likely invalidate your warranty as you will likely snap the clips holding the casing together. I had a bit more success removing mine from its housing than the poster of the video as they seemed to snap most of the clips off the case rendering it unusable (unless they glued it). Although I snapped some clips off I can still use the casing for another hard drive if I wish as it still clips together.
Here is the tutorial youtube.com/wat…U_g
I want to do same...why do these work out cheaper than buying an internal drive?
sadsak

Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a … Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a tutorial on Youtube showing you how to take the hard drive out of the casing. Be aware though that removing it will likely invalidate your warranty as you will likely snap the clips holding the casing together. I had a bit more success removing mine from its housing than the poster of the video as they seemed to snap most of the clips off the case rendering it unusable (unless they glued it). Although I snapped some clips off I can still use the casing for another hard drive if I wish as it still clips together.Here is the tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=morhgz2OU_g




That is the funnies tutorial I have seen. Good to see the insides, but that guy was as cack handed as they come. I especially like the way he called ripping the side off and breaking all the clips a process.
PRO Version available if you wish to pay a few extra quid for a faster HDD but down to preference, both cheap!
Just a word of warning. I don't know if I was just unlucky, but mine died after 3 days use.

Returned to eBuyer (collected free) and awaiting a replacement. The return was handled very well.

Other than that it seemed good while it lasted, plenty quick enough over USB 3.0.
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deleted427147
Mine is working great, perfectly silent, just a thin blue light to tell it has power. The USB3 is much much faster in transfer than USB2. I bought this to backup another 2tb drive so have tested them side by side.
sadsak

Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a … Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a tutorial on Youtube showing you how to take the hard drive out of the casing. Be aware though that removing it will likely invalidate your warranty as you will likely snap the clips holding the casing together. I had a bit more success removing mine from its housing than the poster of the video as they seemed to snap most of the clips off the case rendering it unusable (unless they glued it). Although I snapped some clips off I can still use the casing for another hard drive if I wish as it still clips together.Here is the tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=morhgz2OU_g


What drive was inside?
sadsak

[quote=Ricky] Here is the tutorial … [quote=Ricky] Here is the tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=morhgz2OU_g



Holy crap, that fella is a cowboy butcher if I have ever seen one! He nearly made me cry when he was taking that case apart!
heat added because its a £10er cheaper than the deal i posted! rofl
does this have an on/off switch?
Having ordered two I can confirm there is no other way to do it. They are security clips locking out access to the inside. They were a blooming pig to open too.

If anyone could have told me how to do it without breaking I would have listened, but after opening them up I fail to see how they could have!

Cheers

Phill
sherlock747

What drive was inside?



The drive inside mine was a Hitachi p/n: 0F12117 s/n: F3212RNH
Manufactured Date October 2011
Seems like it's a Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2 TB - 600 MBps
Edited by: "sadsak" 16th Mar 2012
snowtiger

does this have an on/off switch?


No rather annoyingly there is none so have to unplug
I'm also getting an error when trying to backup - fail to complete system backup - any ideas why please (windows 7)??
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sadsak

Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a … Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a tutorial on Youtube showing you how to take the hard drive out of the casing. Be aware though that removing it will likely invalidate your warranty as you will likely snap the clips holding the casing together. I had a bit more success removing mine from its housing than the poster of the video as they seemed to snap most of the clips off the case rendering it unusable (unless they glued it). Although I snapped some clips off I can still use the casing for another hard drive if I wish as it still clips together.Here is the tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=morhgz2OU_g


LOL I think he would have done less damage if he used a power drill and a sledgehammer
whats the postage on this? sorry i cant see ebay blocked at work...?
ill expire my deal below if need be.. so that people only see this one
FTOdude170

whats the postage on this? sorry i cant see ebay blocked at work...?ill … whats the postage on this? sorry i cant see ebay blocked at work...?ill expire my deal below if need be.. so that people only see this one



It's free standard delivery
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deleted526412
versy

PRO Version available if you wish to pay a few extra quid for a faster … PRO Version available if you wish to pay a few extra quid for a faster HDD but down to preference, both cheap!


I ordered this last week and opened it up. There's a Sata 6 GBps and 7200RPM.
thanks. :-)
Tibor

LOL I think he would have done less damage if he used a power drill and a … LOL I think he would have done less damage if he used a power drill and a sledgehammer



He wasn't the most subtle at removing it I must admit. It is quite difficult to remove the case without breaking at least some of the clips as the case is designed in such a way that it cannot be easily opened. The hook clips face inwards towards the inside of the case so that even if you know where they are located applying pressure to them actually pushes them in the opposite direction you want them to go. Expect to break at least some of them off unless your not planning on using the case again then just follow the tutorial vid
Thanks, great deal. Ordered.
jjlake1

I'm also getting an error when trying to backup - fail to complete system … I'm also getting an error when trying to backup - fail to complete system backup - any ideas why please (windows 7)??



That's not one for debate on UKHOTDEALS. It is a technical question that you will find has numerous responses if you search on Google - just paste in your error message wording.
looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a single purchase. those of you with the code can buy this for £71.99 which works out very good value for money in these times.

Ps. earthquake and small tsunami in Japan 2 days ago means the hard disk production market won't be putting their prices down much further anytime soon, so if you need a drive buy one before the pre-tax year sales end!
abelationstech

looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a … looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a single purchase. those of you with the code can buy this for £71.99 which works out very good value for money in these times.Ps. earthquake and small tsunami in Japan 2 days ago means the hard disk production market won't be putting their prices down much further anytime soon, so if you need a drive buy one before the pre-tax year sales end!



Be a lot better if we all had that code.

Even at 80 quid, this is still overpriced by at least 10 to 20 quid.
unidentified

Be a lot better if we all had that code.Even at 80 quid, this is still … Be a lot better if we all had that code.Even at 80 quid, this is still overpriced by at least 10 to 20 quid.




exactly.

code or stfu
Bought this last time it was up at this price. Decent drive, very quiet, looks and works great with my Popcorn Hour Not tried the USB 3.0 yet. Best price at the mo
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abelationstech

looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a … looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a single purchase. those of you with the code can buy this for £71.99 which works out very good value for money in these times.Ps. earthquake and small tsunami in Japan 2 days ago means the hard disk production market won't be putting their prices down much further anytime soon, so if you need a drive buy one before the pre-tax year sales end!



Are a lot of our drives produced in Japan?
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deleted217494
Just wondering, can you use quidco with this to get some cash back?
Heat, best value 2TB drive I can find, just bought to backup the media on my WD Live Hub.
I can also get, until Sunday a 10% off from paypal,lol. Total cost, less than £144 for 2 drives(£72 each). Very tempted, but would you say that at £86 each, I should go for the DABS 7200rpm faster one???? Also, are the faster one getting hotter and more prone to brake??? I already had this experience with the fast 7200 samsung internal sata , 3 times already in the last 2 years.
Please help to make me to decide.Thank You
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sadsak

The drive inside mine was a Hitachi p/n: 0F12117 s/n: … The drive inside mine was a Hitachi p/n: 0F12117 s/n: F3212RNHManufactured Date October 2011Seems like it's a Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2 TB - 600 MBps



In warranty for 18 months according to hgst.com/por…ty/
This has now gone up to £89.99 plus £9.99 p+p
Prop

This has now gone up to £89.99 plus £9.99 p+p




bobo53

I can also get, until Sunday a 10% off from paypal,lol. Total cost, less … I can also get, until Sunday a 10% off from paypal,lol. Total cost, less than £144 for 2 drives(£72 each). Very tempted, but would you say that at £86 each, I should go for the DABS 7200rpm faster one???? Also, are the faster one getting hotter and more prone to brake??? I already had this experience with the fast 7200 samsung internal sata , 3 times already in the last 2 years.Please help to make me to decide.Thank You




great, I will not need to think about anymore,lol
sadsak

Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a … Yes. I had mine delivered last week and its already in my NAS. There is a tutorial on Youtube showing you how to take the hard drive out of the casing. Be aware though that removing it will likely invalidate your warranty as you will likely snap the clips holding the casing together. I had a bit more success removing mine from its housing than the poster of the video as they seemed to snap most of the clips off the case rendering it unusable (unless they glued it). Although I snapped some clips off I can still use the casing for another hard drive if I wish as it still clips together.Here is the tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=morhgz2OU_g


What tool did you use to prise the casing open?
abelationstech

looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a … looks like a good deal. i have a ebay code which gives 10% off on a single purchase. those of you with the code can buy this for £71.99 which works out very good value for money in these times.Ps. earthquake and small tsunami in Japan 2 days ago means the hard disk production market won't be putting their prices down much further anytime soon, so if you need a drive buy one before the pre-tax year sales end!

bobo53

I can also get, until Sunday a 10% off from paypal,lol. Total cost, less … I can also get, until Sunday a 10% off from paypal,lol. Total cost, less than £144 for 2 drives(£72 each). Very tempted, but would you say that at £86 each, I should go for the DABS 7200rpm faster one???? Also, are the faster one getting hotter and more prone to brake??? I already had this experience with the fast 7200 samsung internal sata , 3 times already in the last 2 years.Please help to make me to decide.Thank You

code or stfu





To quote ianbeany
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deleted527350
Do you have to plug this hard drive into a AC power adapter to use it or is it one of those that doesn't need an adapter that's powered through the computer? Thanks in advance..
Just received my drive today and opened it up.
There's a 7200rpm drive inside
Has anyone managed to get Windows backup and restore (inbuilt with Windows 7) to work on this particular disk? I am unable to backup as it aborts with an i/o error when writing the image. I have done some research and the problem may be due to:-
Cause:
This problem is caused by an issue with the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility when using drives with 4K Logical sector sizes, which are found on WD 2.5 TB and larger external drives. This is different from an "Advanced Format" (AFD) drive which use 4K physical sector sizes. AFD drives should not cause this problem.
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