Hitachi XL3000 3TB  External Desktop Hard Drive - IN-STORE COMET £83.99
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Hitachi XL3000 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive - IN-STORE COMET £83.99

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Found 24th Jan 2012
Bargain! Wen't instore to Comet and found this - Tottenham Hale Branch - should be nationwide sale deal.


Features and Benefits

Smooth, Textured Body for Solid Good Looks
3.5 inch External Hard Disk Drive
Capacity: 3TB
Speedy USB 2.0 Cable Included
2 Year Hitachi Factory Warranty
Includes

Hitachi XL Desk Drive
Installation Guide
USB 2.0 Cable
Hitachi-Local-Backup™-Software
Power Adapter for Europa and USA)



Technical Description

Interface: USB 2.0 compliant, USB 1.1 compatible

Connector: USB 2.0, 5-pin Mini-B socket

Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0: up to 480Mbit/sec; USB 1.1: up to 12Mbit/sec

Power: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 1.5A, 12VDC

Operating Temp: 5 – 35°C

Relative Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing

Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X (10.3 or newer)

Dimensions: 5.25” (W) x 7.3” (L) x 1.95” (H)

Weight: 1,3kg



Comet SKU = 748811
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http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm122/wahid-786/3TBHitachi.jpg
REALLY HOT!!
Looks good...heat added
this is gonna reach 1000 degrees

hot
Hope I can find one near me.
Great deal thanks have been looking for 3TB for a good price
Are we 100% sure that these haven't just mistakenly been put in that basket with that price on it - as it does state "Portable Hard Drive". This 3TB drive is anything but portable - just a thought, though it would be pretty typical for Comet.

Scorching hot if it is nationwide though.
Called Comet, spoke to helpful guy who checked the system and he said pretty much no stores in the North have them, discontinued item. Gutted!
should be able to store a lot of porn on this thing
Bought a couple of 2tb ones last year - one failed. Hitachi replaced with latest usb 3 model so no complaints.
Hot!! Just plugged my 1tb ex hd in and it said I need to format it? need to recover all my data this will do
crofter

Are we 100% sure that these haven't just mistakenly been put in that … Are we 100% sure that these haven't just mistakenly been put in that basket with that price on it - as it does state "Portable Hard Drive". This 3TB drive is anything but portable - just a thought, though it would be pretty typical for Comet.Scorching hot if it is nationwide though.



This hard drive may need a power adapter - but it's still portable isn't it?
Bargain price! I got three of these when they were £92 at pixmania and thought that was a good deal. I took the 3TB hard drives out the cases and raided them together in my PC.

The drives I took out we're Hitachi 7K3000 drives at 7200rpm. Checked there serial numbers on the Hitachi website and hey presto, they have a manufacturer warranty, so I didn't invalidate the warranty by taking the drives out the cases!!! Then plugged my old 2TB drives in the cases for backup purposes!
Edited by: "kirkyuk" 24th Jan 2012
Deal_HUNT3R

This hard drive may need a power adapter - but it's still portable isn't … This hard drive may need a power adapter - but it's still portable isn't it?



No mate - this is a 3.5" external desktop drive. Portable is 2.5" or smaller and draws power from the source.
...and before anyone asks, I've been buying Hitachi drives for years and never have any problems - long gone are the IBM failure days!!!
crofter

No mate - this is a 3.5" external desktop drive. Portable is 2.5" or … No mate - this is a 3.5" external desktop drive. Portable is 2.5" or smaller and draws power from the source.


Yes it is. It isn't fixed down
MIDURIX

Yes it is. It isn't fixed down



I think you misunderstand the word portable when talking about hard drives (_;)
good deal, if you can find one
Good deal.

Paid same price for 1TB yesterday.
Well - this is the second time today I've had to say "none in the Nottingham (Arnold) branch".
Maybe there should be a separate section for Tesco/Comet "instore only" deals...
just got the last one in the enfield store scanned as 79.99 happy days
Deal_HUNT3R

"This hard drive may need a power adapter - but it's still portable isn't … "This hard drive may need a power adapter - but it's still portable isn't it?"



Of course it's portable, how would you expect to get it home if it wasn't?
No stock in Grimsby or anywhere near.
exccelent price
Looks like the HDD prices are coming down after the recent FBI antics.
thegazman

I think you misunderstand the word portable when talking about hard … I think you misunderstand the word portable when talking about hard drives (_;)


Portable is not an official description for denoting the power source of an external drive and is pretty meaningless. Better to spell out on HUKD whether an external drive is bus powered or requires an external power adapter.
None in old Kent road, London
kirkyuk

Bargain price! I got three of these when they were £92 at pixmania and … Bargain price! I got three of these when they were £92 at pixmania and thought that was a good deal. I took the 3TB hard drives out the cases and raided them together in my PC. Bonus was that the hadrdrives serial numbers within had individual warranties with hitachi so I didn't invalidate the warranty by taking the drives out the cases!!!



Would you mind sharing what drives were inside? Just wanted to know what speed, cache etc they were.
crofter

No mate - this is a 3.5" external desktop drive. Portable is 2.5" or … No mate - this is a 3.5" external desktop drive. Portable is 2.5" or smaller and draws power from the source.



It's portable - look the word up. Just not as portable as a 2.5" drive

Edited by: "Deal_HUNT3R" 24th Jan 2012
Deal_HUNT3R

It's portable - look the word up.



Our opinions are not relevant, nor is the dictionary definition.
What matters is Comet's usage of the terminology.

Ergo....
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p.s.

Hot hot deal if you can find stock.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 24th Jan 2012
markeh

Would you mind sharing what drives were inside? Just wanted to know what … Would you mind sharing what drives were inside? Just wanted to know what speed, cache etc they were.



Last time these drives were cheap I did some searching for this answer too.
I can't remember the source, but I believe it stated they were 7200RPM drives. (Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000).
A confirmation of this would be really good though.

Though @ £84 for 3TB I don't think I'd care what speed they were!
spraint

Portable is not an official description for denoting the power source of … Portable is not an official description for denoting the power source of an external drive and is pretty meaningless.



Wrong...
Just a note. Beware if you intend to use this with a Dell laptop. Several of the newer models have motherboards that can't handle drives bigger than 2TB regardless of the processor or OS.

Locko

Of course it's portable, how would you expect to get it home if it wasn't?



I got my 40" TV home myself, so thats portable too by definition.

If a HD can't be used like a flash drive, then it isn't portable imo, its just a HD with a mass of wires hanging off it.
TehJumpingJawa

Our opinions are not relevant, nor is the dictionary definition.What … Our opinions are not relevant, nor is the dictionary definition.What matters is Comet's usage of the terminology.Ergo....p.s.Hot hot deal if you can find stock.




Fair enough - Comet's wording was incorrect.

Edited by: "Deal_HUNT3R" 24th Jan 2012
spraint

Portable is not an official description for denoting the power source of … Portable is not an official description for denoting the power source of an external drive and is pretty meaningless. Better to spell out on HUKD whether an external drive is bus powered or requires an external power adapter.



Well if it's bus powered then it's definitely portable
TehJumpingJawa

Last time these drives were cheap I did some searching for this answer … Last time these drives were cheap I did some searching for this answer too.I can't remember the source, but I believe it stated they were 7200RPM drives. (Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000).A confirmation of this would be really good though.Though @ £84 for 3TB I don't think I'd care what speed they were!



haha yea, half price isn'tbad
thegazman

Well if it's bus powered then it's definitely portable


Portable TVs weren't. Nobody quibbled with their description, though.
Deal_HUNT3R

Fair enough - Comet's wording was incorrect.



No it isnt. Google it...
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