IOMEGA 500GB External Hard Drive £53.99 instore @Comet
567°Expired

IOMEGA 500GB External Hard Drive £53.99 instore @Comet

77
Found 20th Apr 2008Made hot 20th Apr 2008
I love these things. Got loads of them and just picked another one up today. So here we go, to get this price do the following...

1: Click on link.
2: Add it to your basket.
3: Enter the promotional code : 10NETDATA
4: Click collect from store, print out the confirmation and go pick the thing up.

Fyi these are quality metal cased units with on/off switches and contain Seagate drives.

Oh and you can have them delivered for an extra £6 if you want.

77 Comments

Why do you have loads?????

Extensive porn collection,maybe!!:whistling:

Hot,nonetheless!:thumbsup:

I got one of these a couple of months ago for £70.
Nice looking drive, a 'little' noisy when being accessed, but nothing that bothered me too much.

Definitely a bargain at this price.

Original Poster

guv;1931753

When I saw this, I was almost out of the door and on my way to buy! hot … When I saw this, I was almost out of the door and on my way to buy! hot deal - but hate the fact its a seagate drive. Heat added.



They're actually not bad, I think the newer models have the SATA drives installed:thumbsup:

Muckypup, I store TV on mine. The porno stays locked on the laptop :lol:

lol and how big is the Desktop drive???

You can't play media on the external hard drive onto the TV can you?

Original Poster

Jman;1931826

You can't play media on the external hard drive onto the TV can you?



Not directly, no. Mine are linked to a computer upstairs that linked in turn to an Xbox running XBMC.

Iomega? I thought they went out the game. Did anybody ever buy an Iomega zip drive?

Original Poster

L555BAT;1931863

Did anybody ever buy an Iomega zip drive?



Yep, I bought 2 back in the day and they both still work perfectly:) Not much use these days though.

Original Poster

Performance wise, they're as good as any USB drive. None of them are 'brilliant' due to USB's bandwidth shaping. Maybe that's a windows issue though. I'd definitely rate them over Seagate Freeagents (for example) though as they seem really sluggish.

hot deal

Hot! On my way to pick up now

£1.89 quidco HOT

I've got 2 of these but one seems to have died a death. Won't power up at all. No blue light, no sound, no nuffink. From forums it seems to be a fairly common occurence.

Iomega support is a bit lax, and as for ebuyer they aren't interested.

The one that DOES still work is a good drive, it's also very full.

Well worth the money so long as it doesn't die on you!

Shengis;1931860

Not directly, no. Mine are linked to a computer upstairs that linked in … Not directly, no. Mine are linked to a computer upstairs that linked in turn to an Xbox running XBMC.



Have you thought about having a NAS drive instead?

Poor spec :-D

500GB storage capacityUSB connection8.5 seconds Average seek … 500GB storage capacityUSB connection8.5 seconds Average seek time34x120x222 size1.3kg weight8 Buffer size

Original Poster

kobirulali;1932302

Have you thought about having a NAS drive instead?



With the number of drives I get through in a year it's not practical or cost effective. At present i'm running 7 internal drives and 8 externals, not including the one I picked up today, or drives on other computers on my network:?

Got one of these myself - good find!

Bought this item 6months ago at this price, still a cracking deal. Mine is full of music, works like a dream.
Just a foot note, if you download music, make sure that your insurance company insures it the same as if you have bought a cd from the shop. They should do, but most insurance companys are not honouring loss of data ie. downloaded music, why not if it's paid for?. Mine tried to charge me extra for coverage, even though my cd's were insured, I threatened them with cancellation and hey presto they said that they would insure data loss for no extra charge......I no that it's got nowt to do with the offer, sorry.

Original Poster

martint123;1932349

Poor spec :-D



:lol:

The real specs, from Seagate....

Model Number ST3500830AS
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Cache 8 MBytes
Capacity 500 GB
Guaranteed Sectors 976,773,168
PHYSICAL
Height (max) 26.1 mm (1.028 inches)
Width (max) 101.6 mm (4.010 inches)
Length (max) 146.99 mm (5.787 inches)
Weight (typical) 635 grams (1.40 pounds)
PERFORMANCE
Spindle Speed 7,200 rpm
Average latency 4.16 msec
Random read seek time
Random write seek time RELIABILITY
MTBF 700,000 hours
Annual Failure Rate 0.34 %
POWER
Maximum start current, DC 2.80 amps

Only 1 year warranty though.

I bought one of the Seagate freeagent ones from ebuyer a couple of weeks ago because it has a 5 year warranty.

Is comet the only place where you can use a voucher and pickup? lol

Hot BTW

Original Poster

UberTiger;1932597

Only 1 year warranty though.



It's actually 2 years as we're part of the EU ;-)

Sorry to sound stupid but ive went through the link, and basket then detailz but cant see the box for the promotional code

does anyone think it will be an IDE drive inside this thing which you could remove? If so then its the cheapest 500GB IDE anywhere as well.... would be interested if anyone had any thoughts on this

Original Poster

Chrissybh0y;1932789

Sorry to sound stupid but ive went through the link, and basket then … Sorry to sound stupid but ive went through the link, and basket then detailz but cant see the box for the promotional code



They've redesigned their site, the promo box is near the top:thumbsup:

ThunderBolt;1932220

I've got 2 of these but one seems to have died a death. Won't power up … I've got 2 of these but one seems to have died a death. Won't power up at all. No blue light, no sound, no nuffink. From forums it seems to be a fairly common occurence.Iomega support is a bit lax, and as for ebuyer they aren't interested.The one that DOES still work is a good drive, it's also very full.Well worth the money so long as it doesn't die on you!



I've got one as well and it randomly powers off. USB hub flashes telling me there's an error with the drive. I have to switch it off and on again to get it working. Other than that, it's a great drive. Voted hot.

Anyone got any good prices on a NAS device? 500 +GB

Shengis;1932710

It's actually 2 years as we're part of the EU ;-)



Ahh, cool. So how does that work then seeing as it states 1 year on the site, is it only certain items that this applies to?

voted hot...very good deal.

How do they compare against the 500GB lacie?
there was a thread sometime earlier highlighting the importance of having a power button on the ext hard drive? does this one or the Lacie have one.. ? I know freecom has and western digital hasn't.
plz let me know..
again..can anyone enlighten us about good network hard drives?
Thanks in advance

Original Poster

UberTiger;1933074

Ahh, cool. So how does that work then seeing as it states 1 year on the … Ahh, cool. So how does that work then seeing as it states 1 year on the site, is it only certain items that this applies to?



Well you can just return it to Comet in the 1st year, or you can RMA it with Iomega for 1st or 2nd year.

iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi…661

Hot !!!

Will this work with the ps3, seems a very good price with an additional 10% discount off, and has anyone else had any problems with this in the past?

Heat added - picked ours up this afternoon- Thank you for the find!

Iomega make good products, their support is very slow to respond.

OrangeJuice;1932791

does anyone think it will be an IDE drive inside this thing which you … does anyone think it will be an IDE drive inside this thing which you could remove? If so then its the cheapest 500GB IDE anywhere as well.... would be interested if anyone had any thoughts on this



My year old Ultramax has 2 x 500GB Sata drives. I would suspect SATA.

Exellent deal, voted hot.

Original Poster

melallen;1934450

Heat added - picked ours up this afternoon- Thank you for the find!



Did the assistant do a double take and give you a dirty look when they checked the reservation? They did to me, but didn't question it :lol:

I got one of these a few months back. Excellent drive. No problems with speed access but then its used as a backup only. Only slight niggle is it doesnt auto power down and needs to be manually turned off.

jads;1932905

I've got one as well and it randomly powers off. USB hub flashes telling … I've got one as well and it randomly powers off. USB hub flashes telling me there's an error with the drive. I have to switch it off and on again to get it working. Other than that, it's a great drive. Voted hot.



Exactly as mine did - After this happening a few times it refused to start at all. Iomega stated reply to warranty issues in 48 hours - took over a week. Had to send it to Rotterdam at my expense (£8). Still not shown as received so still not got a replacement.
seems this is a common fault.
Hot price - maybe not so hot a product?
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text