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Iomega 1Tb Select Desktop External Hard Drive - £53.99 + 3% Quidco @ Comet
Iomega 1Tb Select Desktop External Hard Drive - £53.99 + 3% Quidco @ Comet

Iomega 1Tb Select Desktop External Hard Drive - £53.99 + 3% Quidco @ Comet

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Hi, I have a quick question for any kind tech expert, my daughter has ALL her sim 2 games on my laptop and suddenly the dvd player will no longer work, but it still plays cd's. (has she burnt out my dvd player with her sims!!!!). Would I be better off buying her an external hard drive to store and play her games on. Many thanks for any advice before I purchase the Iomega 1Tb Select Desktop External Hard Drive from comet.

How do you know the DVD player has failed? What laptop is it? How much disk space is there in TOTAL and how much is FREE ?

Not a very good drive based on the reviews! Not voting either way

AJH453;7229341

Hi, I have a quick question for any kind tech expert, my daughter has ALL … Hi, I have a quick question for any kind tech expert, my daughter has ALL her sim 2 games on my laptop and suddenly the dvd player will no longer work, but it still plays cd's. (has she burnt out my dvd player with her sims!!!!). Would I be better off buying her an external hard drive to store and play her games on. Many thanks for any advice before I purchase the Iomega 1Tb Select Desktop External Hard Drive from comet.



I don't think you can blame the failure of a DVD drive on your daughters games.
PC's / Laptops usually install the game to the hard drive and do not play them directly from the CD/DVD. The game may check that the CD/DVD is present in the DVD Drive to ensure you have an original disc before you can play, but that would be minimal access and should not contribute to the failure.

It's more likely that the laser within the drive has failed. This is the normal failure mode of these things, they will usually fail to read DVD's first, and then CD's. It's got something to do with the data density on the disc.

I'd buy a replacment drive off ebay - they are usally cheap enough.

J

davee58;7229594

Iomega, no way.I still remember the "Click of Death" fiasco from the … Iomega, no way.I still remember the "Click of Death" fiasco from the Iomega Zip drives.Worth paying a few quid more for a better brand.



Actually, unlike the 100MB Zip drives, Iomega does not produce the hard disk drives itself, so your point here is moot (just like those who wouldn't touch IBM because of the Deathstars or buy a Celeron because.. it is a celeron you know...).

Things have evolved. The external hard disk drives are build by Seagate as far as I know.

I bought this last week when E Buyer were doing it for £59.99.

It runs very quet - so much so that forget to turn it off. I can't be specific about performance but I transferred 50Gb of music from the Hard drive of my PC onto this drive in very little time and I am very impressed. I have since then loaded it with videos etc and I am happy with the transfer rates (yes, I wish I'd noted the amount of data and the timings so I could report it here - but I didn't)

It does not have a power switch on it so you you need to get to the plug socket to turn it off, but this is not a problem for me.

You can read good and bad reviews about everything you buy and I'm not going to say this will last forever, but for the moment - I am very impressed.

BBG

siliconbits;7229717

Actually, unlike the 100MB Zip drives, Iomega does not produce the hard … Actually, unlike the 100MB Zip drives, Iomega does not produce the hard disk drives itself, so your point here is moot (just like those who wouldn't touch IBM because of the Deathstars or buy a Celeron because.. it is a celeron you know...).Things have evolved. The external hard disk drives are build by Seagate as far as I know.


I've been on the lookout for a reliable external hard drive for a while and I think the fact that a Seagate drive is inside these units is the problem as far as most people are concerned.
(I've not had personal experience yet though)

jawaid87;7229677

I don't think you can blame the failure of a DVD drive on your daughters … I don't think you can blame the failure of a DVD drive on your daughters games.PC's / Laptops usually install the game to the hard drive and do not play them directly from the CD/DVD. The game may check that the CD/DVD is present in the DVD Drive to ensure you have an original disc before you can play, but that would be minimal access and should not contribute to the failure.It's more likely that the laser within the drive has failed. This is the normal failure mode of these things, they will usually fail to read DVD's first, and then CD's. It's got something to do with the data density on the disc.I'd buy a replacment drive off ebay - they are usally cheap enough.J



AJH453;7229778

Ah, i see, i would say it might well be the laser, because you can hear … Ah, i see, i would say it might well be the laser, because you can hear it trying trying to read and then stops, i thought it might be sims 2 because it asks for the apartment life disc to be inserted everytime she plays the games. I have also tried new dvd films and they also will not play. I also thought the dvd may need cleaning. I think I will go with your option of buying a replacment drive off ebay. Many thanks for all your comments, one less christmas headache over with. M

I bought an Iomega portable harddrive from Tesco about 6 months ago and it's been running pefectly so am very tempted by this larger harddrive to keep at home! Mine was the Prestige model though so wondering if this differs much from this Select model?

Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.

I bought a 500GB model last week, and having to plug it out, or pull the adaptor out and having it drop down the back is a nuisance.

tuckeral;7229772

I've been on the lookout for a reliable external hard drive for a while … I've been on the lookout for a reliable external hard drive for a while and I think the fact that a Seagate drive is inside these units is the problem as far as most people are concerned.(I've not had personal experience yet though)



If anyones interested in the model number I will post it again, but people seem more interested in just blaming Iomega or Seagate in general.
Unfortunately the mass consumer will just form an opinion and that's it.
All disk manufacturers have had problems in the past with runs of hard disk models, just like anything really.
My best drive in the last few years is a Western Digital, and as it happens that's also the only brand to fail on me, back when 2GB was average for a desktop. It was sent back to Germany and replaced under it's 2 year warranty.
During a drives 2 year warranty, it normally becomes apparrant when there's a bad batch of drive, so the only hassle is data loss due to lack of backups and re installing a new drive. You will rarely be out of pocket.

thesaint;7230158

Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB … Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB model last week, and having to plug it out, or pull the adaptor out and having it drop down the back is a nuisance.



That's being very petty considering most drives should auto power off, which this one doesn't so that becomes easily the main flaw.

thesaint;7230158

Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB … Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB model last week, and having to plug it out, or pull the adaptor out and having it drop down the back is a nuisance.



A suggestion for you.
Why not buy an extension lead with individual switches?
That way you'd only have to switch off rather than pull the plug out : )
I recently bought a Plexus 4 way strip for £1.99 from Ebuyer with free delivery
Unfortunately price up to £4.98 + P&P, but I'm sure you'll be able to pick one up cheap somewhere

Where do you enter the voucher code? And can you use the code to collect from store?

Thanks

I got the 1.5TB version last week (I'd reversed the 2.5" 250GB one for my Wii but the idiot they sent of to get it came back with this instead) and I simply removed the HDD to use in my PC.

The drive inside was a Samsung.

wanted another reasonably priced reliable 1TB drive real bad since my other one was full to the brim and got this today..thanks for the info.heat and rep added:thumbsup:

Does anybody know of a cheap way to connect this to a home network? I know I could connect it up to an old computer and share the drive that way but dont really want to leave a pc on all the time. The only USB to NAS devices I've seen are quite pricey or come from China so I'd probably get hit by HMRC!

alphazulu;7231262

Does anybody know of a cheap way to connect this to a home network? I … Does anybody know of a cheap way to connect this to a home network? I know I could connect it up to an old computer and share the drive that way but dont really want to leave a pc on all the time. The only USB to NAS devices I've seen are quite pricey or come from China so I'd probably get hit by HMRC!



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this was in my ebuyer basket at 59.99 I was so tempted to buy it because of prices going up next year and predicted short supply of drives. i'll hold off and perhaps delete some stuff in the mean while.

bingowings85;7232171

this was in my ebuyer basket at 59.99 I was so tempted to buy it because … this was in my ebuyer basket at 59.99 I was so tempted to buy it because of prices going up next year and predicted short supply of drives.



Why are they saying there will be a predicted short supply of drives?

Gold Feet;7230218

That's being very petty considering most drives should auto power off, … That's being very petty considering most drives should auto power off, which this one doesn't so that becomes easily the main flaw.



Not sure what your point it, but "Yeah".

stamfordblue;7230311

A suggestion for you.Why not buy an extension lead with individual … A suggestion for you.Why not buy an extension lead with individual switches?That way you'd only have to switch off rather than pull the plug out : )I recently bought a Plexus 4 way strip for £1.99 from Ebuyer with free deliveryUnfortunately price up to £4.98 + P&P, but I'm sure you'll be able to pick one up cheap somewhere



I already have loads of sockets that are nicely hidden out of sight.
I am just letting people know the downside of this drive for me.

dcx_badass;7232259

My Maxtor and my dad's Western Digital both auto turn off the hard drive … My Maxtor and my dad's Western Digital both auto turn off the hard drive after a period of inactivity (I can change mine in software). And if you eject them they turn off completely anyway.



I will see if this is possible with this one.

not bad...would prefer 1.5tb

Got one from comet a few months ago when it was at this price.

WARNING
No power switch so you need to unplug it every night
Overheats and slows down
Fails on large back ups. Just seems to get tired
Slow
No good for every day use

Only good for complete back ups about once a month.

This is not a hot deal at this price unless you are going to use this purely for monthly back ups and even then its an ok deal.

This is not a problem with the drive I have. It's been reported on lots of posts including on Hot UK Deals.

Iomega make rubbish external hard drives. Voted cold.

Mish_Mash;7250963

Iomega make rubbish external hard drives. Voted cold.



Iomega don't make any hard drives at all (read back). They use other manufacturer's drives in a standard enclosure which use a standard interface chip. Purely a bulk commodity.

Nice one, Thanks Poster

Does anyone know whether Comet MVC5 code i.e 5% off everything still exist.

thesaint;7230158

Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB … Having no power switch to the unit is the flaw for me.I bought a 500GB model last week, and having to plug it out, or pull the adaptor out and having it drop down the back is a nuisance.



Can you or anyone else recommend a 1TB external HD with a power switch?

i got one of these
has a samsung hd103si drive fitted
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