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MAXTOR 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE - £69 COLLECT IN STORE
MAXTOR 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE - £69 COLLECT IN STORE

MAXTOR 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE - £69 COLLECT IN STORE

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MAXTOR STM305004EHCB01-RK 500GB 3.5" BASICS EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE

Product Information:

* 500GB External Hard Disk Drive * 3.5" Form Factor * Connects via. USB * 7200RPM spindle speed
* Whisper-quiet operation * 16MB cache buffer * Average seek time: 9.3ms

Sounds pretty cheap to me for a 500GB Ext HDD you can have today (i.e. collect in store).

(PS: It's my first post - please be gentle)

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Yep sounds good to me too, to collect the HDD in store today. While if you order through ebuyer you have to wait five days.

For information: This model does not have a on-off switch. I know some people prefer to be able to turn them on and off without resorting to unplugging from the mains.

or pressing the off switch on the mains...

how reliable are these? has anyone ever suffered a harddrive crash while using one?

Regards reliability I have been running 2 of the older models for over 12 months (1 200gb and 1 300gb), 24 hours a day as network media drives, they have run like a dream,


I would have been running down to PC World today for a couple of these if it was not for the fact that I picked up the New Big Brother Maxtor 1500gb (2 750gb drives in a case) for $350 (£170 ish) in the US last week whilst I was working in San Diego. At the current exchange rate I could not refuse :-D

superb been after one dropping in price for a while

justintrouble

This model does not have a on-off switch.



Shouldn't need an on/off switch as should be running 24/7

Can these be HFS+ formatted?

pinkleponkle

Shouldn't need an on/off switch as should be running 24/7



Why should it be running 24/7?

I switch my PC off when not using it so why would I want my HD running 24/7 ?

Are these the things I should be looking for if I want to back up my laptop i.e photos etc.....?

Banned

flashyphotos

I would have been running down to PC World today for a couple of these if … I would have been running down to PC World today for a couple of these if it was not for the fact that I picked up the New Big Brother Maxtor 1500gb (2 750gb drives in a case) for $350 (£170 ish) in the US last week whilst I was working in San Diego. At the current exchange rate I could not refuse :-D



I hope you paid tax on that on the way through customs :thumbsup:

Banned

On a seperate note I wouldn't let you pay me to trust my data on a maxtor after their RTB fobbed me off with a deep format that just covered the fact my hard drive was dying. It then went out of it's poxy 1yr year warranty compared to my now all Seagate system 5yr warranty.

flashyphotos

I would have been running down to PC World today for a couple of these if … I would have been running down to PC World today for a couple of these if it was not for the fact that I picked up the New Big Brother Maxtor 1500gb (2 750gb drives in a case) for $350 (£170 ish) in the US last week whilst I was working in San Diego. At the current exchange rate I could not refuse :-D



whaoahh !

Thats a LOT of data to lose ! :thinking:

Best back up to ticker tape. :giggle:

Bazza

voted cold.

I'm never buying a maxtor product again after my very first external hard drive died after one year of LIGHT USE.

My toshiba and western digital externals get comparatively heavy usage and have been fine after longer use.

Lost a lot of data, wasn't happy - get a better brand fullstop

thePhantom

voted cold. I'm never buying a maxtor product again after my very first … voted cold. I'm never buying a maxtor product again after my very first external hard drive died after one year of LIGHT USE. My toshiba and western digital externals get comparatively heavy usage and have been fine after longer use. Lost a lot of data, wasn't happy - get a better brand fullstop



And there is obviously no chance that your drive was a one off. Every drive must be doomed to fail after 1 year. Maybe it has a timer that counts down until the guarantee runs out. Im going to write to Watchdog and tel them. Something should be done!

they have 5 year guarantee anyway.. lol

had a mix of dives and never had one fail, voted hot

Found this ]Seagate 320GB drive for £60 (£40 off) at Maplin. From my limited knowledge they are a more reliable brand, plus it looks cooler

Free delivery (when you spend over £35) on this and subscribe to their emailing list and save a further £3 (wowee!)

Perhaps this should be posted a deal in it's own right? (I'm just a n00b)

]http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/a99gx.jpg

justintrouble

For information: This model does not have a on-off switch. I know some … For information: This model does not have a on-off switch. I know some people prefer to be able to turn them on and off without resorting to unplugging from the mains.


Do i still have to turn it off manually if i have it hooked up to my laptop and then turn the laptop off?

Bought the 320 GB model from PCWORLD - store pickup 2/3 weeks ago for £61.
they are pretty good - no probs so far!!
Ive connected it to my Kiss DP-500. Happy days!!!

fatpoo

Do i still have to turn it off manually if i have it hooked up to my … Do i still have to turn it off manually if i have it hooked up to my laptop and then turn the laptop off?



Yes. The hard drive will continue to spin until you turn switch it off at the mains.

I've never understood why all hard drives don't come with a on-off switch. It must cost the manufacturer pennies. (I suppose those pennies add up.)

karlosblanco

And there is obviously no chance that your drive was a one off. Every … And there is obviously no chance that your drive was a one off. Every drive must be doomed to fail after 1 year. Maybe it has a timer that counts down until the guarantee runs out. Im going to write to Watchdog and tel them. Something should be done!



I've read a lot of complaints online about maxtor drives being unreliable.

Thought people should know its not uncommon - and to beware ...

there are other brands out there that for a few extra pounds have been known to be far more reliable.

thePhantom

I've read a lot of complaints online about maxtor drives being … I've read a lot of complaints online about maxtor drives being unreliable. Thought people should know its not uncommon - and to beware ...there are other brands out there that for a few extra pounds have been known to be far more reliable.



I know. I was just joking.

Banned

bob2009

or pressing the off switch on the mains...

If you can reach it! :-D

lumoruk

On a seperate note I wouldn't let you pay me to trust my data on a maxtor … On a seperate note I wouldn't let you pay me to trust my data on a maxtor after their RTB fobbed me off with a deep format that just covered the fact my hard drive was dying. It then went out of it's poxy 1yr year warranty compared to my now all Seagate system 5yr warranty.



Seagate Technology To Acquire Maxtor Corporation

December 21, 2005-
Seagate (NYSE: STX) and Maxtor (NYSE: MXO) today jointly announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire Maxtor in an all stock transaction

bagged one of these - well spotted - shame maxtor no longer exist - now seagate owned - as for reliability - still got an old 40gb drive that I use for testing - so no probs with reliability

Are these generally used for backing things up? What I'm after is for something to back up all my data, photo's etc...

kirkie

Are these generally used for backing things up? What I'm after is for … Are these generally used for backing things up? What I'm after is for something to back up all my data, photo's etc...


This is perfect for photo and video backups.

Orville

This is perfect for photo and video backups.


Thanks....

I wouldn't buy another maxtor, spent days trying to figure out why my pc wouldn't recognise it only to realise it was doa....not the first duff one either, stick with wd.

id go with the seagate drive or a WD mybook. they look way better and are probably more reliable.

just download less porn.
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