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Maxtor 1TB External Hard Drive 3.5" USB 2.0 £59.99 (plus P&P - £3.99) RRP - £99.99 (plus 3% Quidco) @ Cdiscount
Maxtor 1TB External Hard Drive 3.5" USB 2.0 £59.99 (plus P&P - £3.99) RRP - £99.99 (plus 3% Quidco) @ Cdiscount

Maxtor 1TB External Hard Drive 3.5" USB 2.0 £59.99 (plus P&P - £3.99) RRP - £99.99 (plus 3% Quidco) @ Cdiscount

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1TB capacity, 3,5", 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, Three year Warranty

Just browsing through CDiscount and noticed this. I thought that this was a good price, but not really sure. Some of the many techno-wizards on HUKD's will probably be able to confirm this (or not)!!!

Personally, I prefer the 2.5" USB powered external drives, but I thought that there might be some out there who would need the extra storage space, who don't mind having to use an additional power adapter.

I'm not totally convinced by the RRP of £99.99!

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Original Poster

Just got the product description from Amazon who are selling this for £67.99 (but with free delivery)

Manufacturer's Description
Maxtor Basics External Desktop Hard Drive safely stores your work, your photos, your songs, your digital videos, your memories. Ideal for home and office, it is easy to use - just connect the power adapter;then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac and your your Maxtor Desktop Hard Drive appears as another drive on your computer. Perfect for the Home PC or laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry. Use the extra free capacity to free up the space on your PC or Mac for better perfomance, or add more of the favourite files - with up to 1TB you have room for 16,660 hours of digital music or 320,000 digital photos or 1,000 hours of digital video or 250 two - hour DVD quality movies or 500 games. The industrial design of this next generation of external hard drives includes shock protection, EMI protection and the newest SATA hard drive technology.

Box Contents

External hard drive

Quick start guide

Power adapter

USB cable

Original Poster

guv;5937740

You need to add £3.99 minimum postage to the price / header.LOL... I … You need to add £3.99 minimum postage to the price / header.LOL... I think you're probably right about the RRP - but its still a good price.Voted hot and repped.



Just added the P&P details. I was hoping that somebody may have a free P&P code.

cool, nice find...i mean hot...doh

Original Poster

guv;5937740

You need to add £3.99 minimum postage to the price / header.LOL... I … You need to add £3.99 minimum postage to the price / header.LOL... I think you're probably right about the RRP - but its still a good price.Voted hot and repped (and 3 orange bars added)



I just noticed those 3 orange bars....thanks! I was starting to get envious of other people who had those orangey things!! :thumbsup: :-D

Angry Bear;5938423

I just noticed those 3 orange bars....thanks! I was starting to get … I just noticed those 3 orange bars....thanks! I was starting to get envious of other people who had those orangey things!! :thumbsup: :-D



What orange bars?

slojo;5938442

What orange bars?



Under the area that says Pilot Light in your username box - it's a measure of your reputation. Good price - voted hot.

Angry Bear;5938423

I just noticed those 3 orange bars....thanks! I was starting to get … I just noticed those 3 orange bars....thanks! I was starting to get envious of other people who had those orangey things!! :thumbsup: :-D



Keep the superhot guys like Guv happy by posting more great deals and you'll soon have a complete row :thumbsup:

Original Poster

wombat6025;5938518

Keep the superhot guys like Guv happy by posting more great deals and … Keep the superhot guys like Guv happy by posting more great deals and you'll soon have a complete row :thumbsup:



Working on it as we speak! :thumbsup:

Oh I have only just noticed those orange dots.Cool

Link to deal doesn't seem to work

Apart from that - hot deal

any one know what drive is being used internally? I might get one amd then swap the interns for a 160 gb one amd use the 1TB in me pc.

cheaper instore at Currys!!!

I got the verbatim one instead!!

gram333uk;5938634

cheaper instore at Currys!!! I got the verbatim one instead!!




I think you're referring to this deal ]http//ww…-r/?

It's worth checking if you have a local Currys - but as you 'nabbed' the last 1TB verb at your local a week ago and there was one Maxtor 1TB it's likely that great deal has played out now.

If you use quidco this deal is only just over £2 more delivered.

Was after one of those, Voted hot :thumbsup:
Thanks to the op

Good price but it will be interesting to see what drive resides inside.

I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap for a reason. They are not quiet, and not very reliable - i have seen several fail over the years. Stick with seagate or western digital.

EDIT* Also, some of the so-called speed ratings on hard disks are a bit unreliable - Ive seen a 100 speed sata drive perform which better than an UDMA 133 maxtor sata drive.

I paid about the same as this for a 500gb WD, I think this is great value, but I have no idea how reliable the drives themselves are. Very tempting nonetheless.

Hefty Smurf;5939476

I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap … I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap for a reason. They are not quiet, and not very reliable - i have seen several fail over the years. Stick with seagate or western digital.EDIT* Also, some of the so-called speed ratings on hard disks are a bit unreliable - Ive seen a 100 speed sata drive perform which better than an UDMA 133 maxtor sata drive.



Exactly the same experience here, I've had several Maxtors over the years and they've all failed bar one which I whipped out quick when it got very noisy.

Maxtor, however, are now owned by Seagate so there may well be an improvement in quality but for the sake of a few quid I'd still steer clear.

wombat6025;5938807

I think you're referring to this deal … I think you're referring to this deal ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/446097/verbatim-1tb-external-drive-usb-2-r/? It's worth checking if you have a local Currys - but as you 'nabbed' the last 1TB verb at your local a week ago and there was one Maxtor 1TB it's likely that great deal has played out now.If you use quidco this deal is only just over £2 more delivered.



Yup!! As I said I went for the verbatim over the maxtor!! I never mentioned quantity left! There were loads on the shelf!! So might be worth popping down

HOT, seems good, the larger size and power plug no big'e

Both Currys and PC World appear to have plenty of stock of these @ £59.99, atleast in the Birmingham region anyway.

gram333uk;5940397

Yup!! As I said I went for the verbatim over the maxtor!! I never … Yup!! As I said I went for the verbatim over the maxtor!! I never mentioned quantity left! There were loads on the shelf!! [COLOR="Blue"]So might be worth popping down[/COLOR]



Yep :thumbsup: JazB has plenty of each in his region also so you could maybe save a couple of quid.

You did say there was only one Maxtor:-
gram333uk;5878206

I nabbed the last one there at Hamilton store... [COLOR="Blue"]there was … I nabbed the last one there at Hamilton store... [COLOR="Blue"]there was a maxtor 1gb marked at the same price...[/COLOR]



But I'll forgive you that :-D

I've got one of the Verbs (but I paid about £67 for it :x) - not particularly fast - but a nice solid bit of kit.

wombat6025;5941620

Yep :thumbsup: JazB has plenty of each in his region also so you could … Yep :thumbsup: JazB has plenty of each in his region also so you could maybe save a couple of quid.You did say there was only one Maxtor:-But I'll forgive you that :-DI've got one of the Verbs (but I paid about £67 for it :x) - not particularly fast - but a nice solid bit of kit.



By that I meant a maxtor model... not just one!

Banned

Ah, this is the same drive me and many others paid £20 for @ sainsbury around 6 months ago. Still going strong, but i only use mine for media backup.

Hefty Smurf;5939476

I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap … I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap for a reason. They are not quiet, and not very reliable - i have seen several fail over the years. Stick with seagate or western digital.EDIT* Also, some of the so-called speed ratings on hard disks are a bit unreliable - Ive seen a 100 speed sata drive perform which better than an UDMA 133 maxtor sata drive.



Well neither the SATA 100 drive or the UDMA 133 drive will exceed the theoretical speed of their interfaces. The speed is governed by the drive itself so a drive that has a 70 mb/s on a SATA 150 interface will be faster than a hard drive with a 60 mb/s transfer rate on a UDMA 133 interface. The converse is also true so a PATA drive may also perform better than a SATA drive. The interface has does not make any difference to the speed of the drive unless the drive speed exceeds the capacity of the interface in which case the drive speed will be limited by this bottleneck. Therefore given 2 drives with 200 mb/s transfer rates with one on the SATA 150 interface and the other on a UDMA 133 interface, then the one on the SATA 150 will be faster as it will be capable of 150 mb/s transfer rates (providing it is NOT limited to 100 mb/s as in the case of you SATA 100 drive).

Do you know the model numbers of the Maxtors that you experienced failures with? I know there were certain models of several years ago that suffered failures which has been well documented to such an extent that it has led to the usual "Maxtor drives are unreliable" comments whenever hard drives are mentioned in forums.

Voted hot. I have the 1.5tb & it runs great highly recommend

might be worth me mentioning I bought a maxtor 1.5 tb about a month ago to transfer the data off of my macbook as it was bursting at the seems, just tonight i switched it on and its just beeping and i cant access anything, i have lost many very precious files. when speaking to the company that makes them, they inform me that they can suply me with a recovery service but will cost 1200£ as its not covered by the warranty!! what a con! they sell you a faulty drive then locked up your data and charge you stupid amounts to recover it! i know I can get it done cheaper else where but really i would have been better just deleting everything into the trash as I don't see myself paying £300 to recover my photos, even tho they are of my wedding and a trip of a lifetime to china!

sorry dup post

jonluke;5945369

might be worth me mentioning I bought a maxtor 1.5 tb about a month ago … might be worth me mentioning I bought a maxtor 1.5 tb about a month ago to transfer the data off of my macbook as it was bursting at the seems, just tonight i switched it on and its just beeping and i cant access anything, i have lost many very precious files. when speaking to the company that makes them, they inform me that they can suply me with a recovery service but will cost 1200£ as its not covered by the warranty!! what a con! they sell you a faulty drive then locked up your data and charge you stupid amounts to recover it! i know I can get it done cheaper else where but really i would have been better just deleting everything into the trash as I don't see myself paying £300 to recover my photos, even tho they are of my wedding and a trip of a lifetime to china!



That's why you should always take at least one backup of anything you don't mind losing. Most of my important stuff is on three hard drives and at least one DVD copy - bloomin' pain trying to keep everything synced though...

i sense a External HDD price war! this is good! although i already bought the WD 1TB from comet for 62 a few months back, but this competition is really healthy.

Nice found, thanks!

wombat6025;5945758

- bloomin' pain trying to keep everything synced though...



agreed - its a nightmare.

Hefty Smurf;5939476

I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap … I would like to warn you all about Maxtor hard drives. They are cheap for a reason. They are not quiet, and not very reliable - i have seen several fail over the years. Stick with seagate or western digital.EDIT* Also, some of the so-called speed ratings on hard disks are a bit unreliable - Ive seen a 100 speed sata drive perform which better than an UDMA 133 maxtor sata drive.



I couldn't agree MORE.

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phatbhoy;5948505

agreed - its a nightmare.



Apparantly theres a software which lets you select files/folders to backup to a location of your choice and at an interval of your choice. That should help, right? If you find that software, let me know

If cdiscount had actually bothered to process my account credit from a month ago I would go for this :roll:

Sammyd56

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dcx_badass;5950592

The Maxtor software from the seagate site can do that.



But can it plug your two laptops in and sync them then get your external drive out of the cupboard - plug it in and run the backup/sync?

cdiscount_uk;5950466

Sammyd56We are sorry to hear you have an issue with your account … Sammyd56We are sorry to hear you have an issue with your account credit.Please contact us on 0845 6886060 or send us a PM so we can resolve this for youKind regardsCustomer service



PM sent, hope you can sort this for me

i bought the verbatim 1tb from cdiscount and it stopped working after a month and they just pass the blame on to manufacturer after 28 days who were no help at all.so buyer beware,maybe better to buy somewhere else

wombat6025;5951122

But can it plug your two laptops in and sync them then get your external … But can it plug your two laptops in and sync them then get your external drive out of the cupboard - plug it in and run the backup/sync?



dcx_badass;5951455

No but a well trained woman can.



Still looking for a good deal on one of those
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