IOMEGA 3.5IN 1.5TB External HDD £80.74 or less delivered @ Comet
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IOMEGA 3.5IN 1.5TB External HDD £80.74 or less delivered @ Comet

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Found 7th Mar 2010Made hot 7th Mar 2010
I have just picked this up, seems the best 1.5TB deal at the moment that has free delivery and plenty of instore stock. All my local stores (braintree, chelmsford, and colchester) have stock.

Follow the link, add to basket, apply 5HD for 5% off, don't forget quidco for a further 3% bringing this down to around £78 delivered. Only some delivery slots are free but I just collected mine.

My IOMEGA 320GB portable drive has been dropped knocked and all sorts but till functions perfectly and passes all HDD diagnostics. Hopefully this IOMEGA is just as good quality.

I forgot to add, this might be store specific, but the Colchester store gave me a £5 off my next £50 spend valid 12-31 March.

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Original Poster

Instore price is £99.99 so you are effectively saving 22%

Looks good to me. heat added

Good price. Not as good as the PCWorld/Currys store specific one-off clearance deals some ppl advertise here, but here anyone can get one. That's the real deal and worth posting. Well done. Heat added.

While a decent price, I've lost all faith in IOMEGA (with 3 ext drives failed) and I've seen many others on here claim the same, their quality and reliability has shot through the ground. I'd avoid even though tempting good price, sometimes it's better to add a few extra quid and get something solid to last you.

Top price for a drive anyone can get, heat and rep. Works out at £53.83 per 1TB which is a new all time low, excluding the stupid clearence DSG deals that only one person manages to get.

Before anyone asks, YES it needs a power adaptor to work and NO it's not USB powered.

There, i feel better now

Seems cheap for a 1.5tb drive aswell nice find OP

yes very cheap. Is it not cheaper than a sata II drive of the same size?>

Gavin01;8043032

yes very cheap. Is it not cheaper than a sata II drive of the same size?>



Easily, seems to quite often happy these days, my last couple of externals certainly have. There is nothing stopping you from opening up the enclosure to get the SATA drive.

wonder whats in it?

I picked up the 500gb version of this drive for near £50 today from comet already have a 1.5tb samsung drive this is a spare.

Is this better than the samsung 1.5tb play.com/PC/…tml

I wonder what drive is inside and how quickly these fail compare to others like WD

a3lawy;8042694

While a decent price, I've lost all faith in IOMEGA (with 3 ext drives … While a decent price, I've lost all faith in IOMEGA (with 3 ext drives failed) and I've seen many others on here claim the same, their quality and reliability has shot through the ground. I'd avoid even though tempting good price, sometimes it's better to add a few extra quid and get something solid to last you.




But they are not IOMEGA drives, they use Samsung or Seagate.

Gold Feet;8043618

But they are not IOMEGA drives, they use Samsung or Seagate.



and Hitachi

9w43;8043580

I wonder what drive is inside and how quickly these fail compare to … I wonder what drive is inside and how quickly these fail compare to others like WD



most likely Samsung or Seagate and the most memorable drive failure I've had was actually a WD, but I've never held it against them.
People need to be realistic. It's quite ridiculous the discussions that arise over drive failures, if you do some research its usually quite random across all brands.
. Always do backups
All the top manufactures have had odd productions of unreliable drives over the years, it normally ends up associated with a particular range as opposed to the whole brand. The most infamous being the IBM Deskstar, of which I had and it didnt fail.

ryu2406;8043544

Is this better than the samsung 1.5tb … Is this better than the samsung 1.5tb http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/10848847/Samsung-Story-Station-1-5TB-External-USB-Hard-Drive/Product.html



I have that drive, bought from play too :thumbsup:

I heard nothing but good things about the story stations well worth getting over this to be honest.

Everyone who buys this drive, please please write down the model number from the device manager under disk drives. Then at least we can have some proof or expose some myths the next time there's a hot or cold deal for IOMEGA :thumbsup:

I have the 1TB version bought via hotdeals and its a Seagate ST310005 28AS

Similar, but not th same as the model with a high failure rate

see here

theregister.co.uk/200…ue/

"Update
Following these complaints, the company has issued a statement saying it has isolated a firmware issue that may be causing the problem, and it has offered customers a free firmware upgrade. The issue causes data lose, the company will also provide free data recovery services."

Original Poster

The one I picked up today has a:
Samsung HD154UI/Y 1.5TB F2 SATA II EcoGreen

Spec:
* MAX.500 GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk
* Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
* Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps Interface Support
* Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
* Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
* ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
* Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
* ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
* Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
* ATA 48-bit Address Feature
* SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
* ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
* Device Initiated SATA Power Management
* NoiseGuard™
* Rotational vibration sensor
* SilentSeek™

Cheapest place for drive only is £75 delivered at PriceLover.

I ALWAYS buy Samsung when upgrading my PC HDDs as they prove to be high quality time after time. I have never had a Samsung fail on me. I had a WD Elements 1TB external fail on me which I returned to Tesco for a refund, that put me off that series although it could have just been a result of poor shipping and handling by Tesco or just a rogue dodgy drive.

each to their own, i find samsung total **** generally.

pet2000;8041763

Good price. Not as good as the PCWorld/Currys store specific one-off … Good price. Not as good as the PCWorld/Currys store specific one-off clearance deals some ppl advertise here, but here anyone can get one. That's the real deal and worth posting. Well done. Heat added.



+1
Heat and rep added.

Evilsatan;8043874

I had a WD Elements 1TB external fail on me which I returned to Tesco … I had a WD Elements 1TB external fail on me which I returned to Tesco for a refund, that put me off that series although it could have just been a result of poor shipping and handling by Tesco or just a rogue dodgy drive.



D'oh! Why would you even buy an Elements? It's well known the 'budget' version has much lower quality controller and power units thus causing lots of failures. It's not the drives that fail but the controller onboard.

This is why I say it's ALWAYS much better to spend like a tenner extra and get a full MyBook version, those are flawless.

Original Poster

a3lawy;8049081

D'oh! Why would you even buy an Elements? It's well known the 'budget' … D'oh! Why would you even buy an Elements? It's well known the 'budget' version has much lower quality controller and power units thus causing lots of failures. It's not the drives that fail but the controller onboard. This is why I say it's ALWAYS much better to spend like a tenner extra and get a full MyBook version, those are flawless.



I bought it because it was 1TB for something like £55 and the box didn't say it was prone to failure My last HDD was a Seagate Blackarmor 2TB which I paid £150 for to ensure a good quality drive and enclosure.

I had a drive like this from comet and it failed in no time.

The one I had was a 1TB.

This may be a different model. Does this one have an on off switch. The one I got from comet did not and that was really annoying anyway.

Thank to the OP - heat added

Just wondering if it would be easy to take this out it's case and fit it directly inside a spare drive bay?

Original Poster

Yes that would be easy mate.

Anyone tell me where i put the discount code please?
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