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Iomega 500 GB External Hard Drive from Comet - £37.99 @ Comet
Iomega 500 GB External Hard Drive from Comet - £37.99 @ Comet

Iomega 500 GB External Hard Drive from Comet - £37.99 @ Comet

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edit, 25/07/10: This is back to £37.99 having had a £5 price increase come and go afew times in the past few months. Get them while they're cheap.
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Price has dropped, now £39.99 before adding 5hd code to get a further 5% off, New price is a nice low £37.99.

Drive is a 500GB Iomega 3.5" mains powered USB drive. I've bought several over the past few months for myself and friends and they perform well and have worked flawlessly. The casing stays relatively cool, never getting any hotter than luke warm.

There are great deals for 1TB drives about just now for a further £17 at Comet & Tesco which give better value in terms of GB per pound, but this is an excellent price for those who don't need that much storage or are happier to keep their costs down.

The promotion code has come and gone in the past few months so get in while its still valid.

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good spot op - no doubt these wont be here long! ;-)

Original Poster

With the 10HD code (10% off) they were at this price a couple of months ago, but as the code changed to 5HD, then dissapeared for a while, it stopped being such a good deal.

My local store has always had good stock levels the several times I've purchased, so that's a good sign for availability.

Original Poster

Hmmm... Surprised this hasn't got a bit more heat. The 1TB drives are better value, but this is still a great deal.

Willie_Hmmm;8290928

Hmmm... Surprised this hasn't got a bit more heat. The 1TB drives are … Hmmm... Surprised this hasn't got a bit more heat. The 1TB drives are better value, but this is still a great deal.



It's a good deal, but 33% more money for 100% more capacity kills this deal a bit.

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I see the value of £ per GB for the 1TB deals and they are so close to this, I'd recommend spending the extra £14 or £15.

But I still imagine there are plenty of people who would never come close to even half filling this drive let alone a 1TB, and for them, this is the drive to go for.

Oh well...

thanks mate just what i was looking for

as you said cant see the need for 1tb as this is plenty of memory for me

if i ever fill this which i doubt it will be so far in the future a 1tb hard drive will be the size of a match box

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It's been a slow burner, but thankfully the heat has continued to rise on this deal.

I was getting a bit paranoid that all my deals were getting voted cold. Admittedly most of my deals are for high end graphics cards, although each is the cheapest available of its kind.

This is a **** price for a 3.5" 500GB drive, stone cold. A 500GB 2.5" USB-powered drive or a 1TB 3.5" external can be had for very little extra.

If you think you might need 500Gb I'd definitely recommend spending the extra £15 on one of the many £55ish 1tb drives.

I never thought I'd fill my 500Gb when I first got it about a year ago, but I soon needed 1Tb - now I'm out-of-space again :oops:

bog standard price tbh

same as everyone else its a good deal, but the 1tb one is better. It would need to be £30 to be on a par.

J400uk;8496000

This is a **** price for a 3.5" 500GB drive, stone cold. A 500GB 2.5" … This is a **** price for a 3.5" 500GB drive, stone cold. A 500GB 2.5" USB-powered drive or a 1TB 3.5" external can be had for very little extra.



Don't just say that - post a cheaper price for a 500Gb external drive. :thumbsup:

I voted hot despite it not being what I'd recommend as it's the cheapest 500Gb deal I could see.

peterjmay;8496047

bog standard price tbh



Are you sure?

It's an OK price, but for the sake of £15, 1TB would be the better option.

As for the guy above, I can't seem to find any 500GB 2.5" for "very little extra".

Edit: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

Get it for around £52 with the code: 10HD or 10DRIVES

Is it worth the extra £12 to make it portable? All down to preference.

JoshMcc;8496054

It's an OK price, but for the sake of £15, 1TB would be the better … It's an OK price, but for the sake of £15, 1TB would be the better option. As for the guy above, I can't seem to find any 500GB 2.5" for "very little extra".Edit: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.htmlGet it for around £52 with the code: 10HD or 10DRIVESIs it worth the extra £12 to make it portable? All down to preference.



Exactly :thumbsup:

[ the Samsung S2 portable is £52.99 at dabs, ebuyer etc. ]http//ww…mic with a free copy of MJ's "This is it" film loaded]

Yes thats what I was reffering to, the portable 500gb drives and external 1tb drives represent much better value for money, and will hold onto there values better.

J400uk;8496467

Yes thats what I was reffering to, the portable 500gb drives and external … Yes thats what I was reffering to, the portable 500gb drives and external 1tb drives represent much better value for money, and will hold onto there values better.



:thinking: so instead of

This is a **** price for a 3.5" 500GB drive, stone cold. A 500GB 2.5" … This is a **** price for a 3.5" 500GB drive, stone cold. A 500GB 2.5" USB-powered drive or a 1TB 3.5" external can be had for very little extra.



you really meant to say

Hot price for a 3.5" 500GB drive; but a 500GB 2.5" USB-powered drive or a … Hot price for a 3.5" 500GB drive; but a 500GB 2.5" USB-powered drive or a 1TB 3.5" external can be had for £12-15 extra and would be better value..



:whistling: ;-)

5hd this 10 hd that -I dont know why people are even debating saving small amounts when all people do is fill these things with downloaded wii games and films/music:p

Currently £37.99 with code!

price has dropped to £39.99 minus £2.00 for promotional code = 37.99 my order below, picking it up at store tomorrow.

Your order
567795 IOMEGA SELECT 3.5IN 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE (1) £39.99
Total £39.99
Total discount: -£2.00
Total after discount: £37.99

damn you matt lol

Sorry

You couldn't pay me to use anything flung together by Iomega.

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Mish_Mash;8497828

You couldn't pay me to use anything flung together by Iomega.



Well whatever you do, please don't buy this drive, because you'll never guess what, it's Iomega who make it. And I was desperately looking to pay someone to buy hard drives too, shame, you were top of my list, sigh.

I'll guess I'll just have to keep looking for people who want to be be paid to buy things.

So far this year I've bought a dozen, some 500GB, some 1TB, for farious friends & family. All have worked faultlessly and contiunue to do so.

By the nature of the moving parts and magnetic media inside hard drives, they will eventually give up and wear out. If it's within 12 months, I'll get it replaced. If it's out of warranty, I'll take consolation in the fact that I only paid £37.99 and I haven't really lost that much in terms of value.

Original Poster

gadgetmatt;8496948

Currently £37.99 with code!



Well spotted mate.

anyone know if this is compatable with a panasonic g20 tv?

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sparkyrite;8499360

anyone know if this is compatable with a panasonic g20 tv?



Short answer is yes, but you need to download a wee utility first.

Long answer:
Most devices with a USB connection require the memory stick or USB hard drive to be formatted as FAT32.

These hard drives come formatted as NTFS. Most versions of windows don't have an option to format as FAT32 any drives larger than 32GB, so you will need to download a utility that will allow a FAT32 format.

There are dozens of programs that let you do this. I use the program on this link.
tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/…er/

Original Poster

sparkyrite;8499360

anyone know if this is compatable with a panasonic g20 tv?



According to this I'm talking rubbish:

flatpanelshd.com/rev…473

The TV formats the drive itself and it has its own file system that isn't compatible with PCs.

As this a completely standard USB/SATA interface hard drive, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.

thanks mate:)

I had one of these last time around, didnt notice any issues with it, worked well, responded good, didnt seem to constantly wander off into sleep mode and wake up randomly like the seagate i replaced it with (i filled it and went for a 1TB replacement !) It has a power switch, so you have to remember to power it off after shutting down the PC, which at times can be a bonus

Heat added, and forget who badges it, it's a samsung spinpoint drive inside if i remember correctly

PS Don't forget 3% quidco too - another £1.13 off!

Makes this £36.86! :thumbsup:

Good price. Ordered.

reserved mine yesterday and collected a 1.5TB one instead - JACKPOT

wyos;8503385

reserved mine yesterday and collected a 1.5TB one instead - JACKPOT



Haha nice one you lucky son of a ...... :-D

Original Poster

Price has returned to £37.99 having had a £5 price increase come and go in the past fortnight. Get them while they're cheap.

This is an excellent drive, when 1TB drives were available for £53 and these were £43 it was hard to recommend these ones. But the Cheapest 1TB I can see still available is also at Comet for £57 (Hitachi drive) and this 500GB is back to £38, so nearly £20 less. Excellent deal for those who need a drive to supplement limited storgae space in a netbook, laptop or desktop PC, or who need a drive for their USB capable TV, Bluray, DVD, DTV, Wii etc.

Prices have gone up before so I'd recommend getting this sooner rather than later in case prices rise again.

Hi, its £44.95 on the website.

tynesider;8833089

Hi, its £44.95 on the website.


Price has gone up. You can get a 5% discount by using the code 5HD.

Original Poster

lkl265;8833355

Price has gone up. You can get a 5% discount by using the code 5HD.



At £42.70 it's not such a hot deal, too close to the 1TB drives at £50 - £55.

The price has been up & down then up & down again, so hang on in there, I suspect it'll drop in price again.

Original Poster

Deal is back on at the nice low price of £37.99.
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