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IOMEGA 500GB 3.5 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE @ COMET £40.49
IOMEGA 500GB 3.5 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE @ COMET £40.49

IOMEGA 500GB 3.5 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE @ COMET £40.49

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Use voucher code: 10ALLHD to get the price down from £44.99.

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I believe that this hard-drive is Wii compatible (but hopefully someone out there can confirm this)

Don't forget Quidco 3% (or money saving site of preference)

*Credit must also go to whizzkid who found the drive at Comet 3 months ago*

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Does anyone know where you can get the old 120gb external hard drives? This seems like paying too much for my needs. Still hot though!

Hot as hell, shame I can't afford it. Voted hot.

Wii USB device compatibility list:
wiki.gbatemp.net/wik…ist

Two Iomega 500gb drives listed, both worked, not sure if they are the same due to lack of detail on comet website.

Hiroki;7133014

works fine for running wii backups.


Excellent, so this drive gets the piracy stamp of approval :gift:

I have one of these from Comet.

Word of warning.

1) It's slow
2) It has no on/off switch
3) It gets hot
4) It gets tired easy when doing full back-ups.

I only use it fro backing up and woudl not recommend it for daily use. Back-up everything say once a month and leave it alone.

It's not all that.

PS. Top cashback offer cashback on reserve and collect. Quidco does not.

Is it me or is their website very sloooow and quirky. Gave up in the end as it gave me time to read comments from Hiroki and Jim1973Andrews!

smokedog;7133137

Excellent, so this drive gets the piracy stamp of approval :gift:



Legal backups of bargain priced Wii games found on this forum :thumbsup:
Optical media is not childproof, the Wii optical drive can have faults causing noise, read errors, even scratched disks. Both Sony and Microsoft have gone down the install to hard disk route, would be nice if Nintendo include it soon.

Original Poster

Yup, I use a more modest 70gb at the moment, and I reckon the wii will live on forever given how little its optical drive gets used. Great for having all my guitar heroes in one place to reduce disc swap faffing! (which used to mean hitting everything with the guitar I had around my neck whilst switching discs. Lol).

Iomega make rubbish external hard drives, they are very prone to failure.

I posted the 1tb version of this not long ago hmm .. 50% more price but 100% extra space

Mish_Mash;7136477

Iomega make rubbish external hard drives, they are very prone to failure.



They use Samsung or Seagate disks. If the controller or power supply fails, hopefully the data is recoverable.
I have the 1TB version, it runs cool but is very noisy and can only be turned off by pulling the plug.

I would be interested in what the critics here recommend as the best USB hard disk.

Original Poster

mdcdeve;7136809

I posted the 1tb version of this not long ago hmm .. 50% more price but … I posted the 1tb version of this not long ago hmm .. 50% more price but 100% extra space



So it costs more then. What part of that makes it a better deal for someone who may only want 500gb?

I have a western digital mybook 500gb. Quiet as anything, cannot even hear it.

JIM1973ANDREWS;7133145

PS. Top cashback offer cashback on reserve and collect. Quidco does not.



I got cashback via Quidco for reserve and collect on my laptop, not sure if that was just a bug.

back up to £39 now

£44.99 now

This is cheapish but its not a great drive - as many have commented + plus it doesn't matter what drive is in there if the power supply, board or connectors fail. Lacie had this problem when they went cheap a couple of years ago - Firewire port would fall off after a month or two. With hard drives you very much get what you pay for. Iomega like Lacie before them have several legacy issues due to poor quality on other drive units. I've had several Lacie external drives fail around 12 months or so... click click, click.... dead. I would not buy either brand of HDD - period.

I am a pro Mac and PC user with half a dozen CPU's to back up in my office. You can by a decent case (ICYBOX) and put an Hitachi Deskstar 500GB/16MB in there for about £75.00 - this will be quiet, superfast (because of the onboard ram) and very reliable. The ICYBOX will give you Firewire and USB2 so its Mac and Windoze compatible. Try [url]www.macupgrades[/url] dot co dot uk for both.

If you cannot be bothered putting this together get the next best thing - a 500 GB Seagate FreeAgent External Hard Drive - these are whisper quiet, solidly built, all the ports, fast enough for video and most importantly very reliable - never had a Seagate drive fail on me and one of mine is now 9 years old in a Mac G4 400.

Don't scrimp for the sake of £25 - you'll pay for it in the long run.

Top up another £18 to £58.49, you can get the same model for 1 TB. I am using the 1 TB version for 6 months already, so far it works well, except that it wont auto shutdown and a bit noisy.

Gold Feet;7133527

Legal backups of bargain priced Wii games found on this forum … Legal backups of bargain priced Wii games found on this forum :thumbsup:Optical media is not childproof, the Wii optical drive can have faults causing noise, read errors, even scratched disks. Both Sony and Microsoft have gone down the install to hard disk route, would be nice if Nintendo include it soon.



I got this today INSTORE using the code but I got it for a flat 40quid

btw don't rise to them m8, I backup everything I buy :whistling: this is perfect for wii games

Got in store yesterday for £35.99 less £1.08 quidco = £34.91 !

Heat added.
:-)

I intend to take the drive out and fit it as an internal drive on a low power nas/htpc setup.

I could not get a 250GB 2.5" drive delivered for less !
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