Medion WIFI 1TB Hard Drive S88411 £29.99 @ Aldi (Gt Harwood)
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Medion WIFI 1TB Hard Drive S88411 £29.99 @ Aldi (Gt Harwood)

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LocalFound 29th Jan 2017
Found this in Aldi, Great Harwood reduced from £79.99 to £59.99 but it scanned through at £29.99. A good price for just a portable HDD but this offers much more.

Wireless hard drive with shared access - whether at home or on the go.
MEDION® Wi-Fi Hard Drive 1000 GB S88411

Easy access to your data
Li-ion battery (3,300 mAh)
Power bank function
SD card reader
Free app for Android™ and iOS
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    Great price, anyone else get this or is this an error at just one store ?
    Very good price will be going down to my local store in the morning to check if in stock and the price Thanks OP Awesome method of extending IPad's storage capability
    did they have many in stock? aldi usually reduce stuff like that when they only have 1 or 2 in stock
    Magnets

    did they have many in stock? aldi usually reduce stuff like that when … did they have many in stock? aldi usually reduce stuff like that when they only have 1 or 2 in stock



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    Magnets

    did they have many in stock? aldi usually reduce stuff like that when … did they have many in stock? aldi usually reduce stuff like that when they only have 1 or 2 in stock



    Just the one in that store I'm afraid.
    Hot price from my local store

    Edited by: "njl30" 29th Jan 2017
    Bet you were a happy shopper walking away with £30 still in your pocket
    I bit a few weeks ago at £39.99 and thought that was good. Its a great piece of kit.
    Aldi reductions are store specific (and often one-off items). Excellent deal but I wouldn't recommend travelling far to search for them.
    I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. Only issue is, my Android tablet (Asus z500m) detects it when plugged into the USB but says not supported. Don't have a problem with flash drives. Anyone any idea why that may be? If I use the app over WiFi, no problem.
    Really need a new hard drive but don't have an Aldi close by
    BlackCloud

    I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. … I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. Only issue is, my Android tablet (Asus z500m) detects it when plugged into the USB but says not supported. Don't have a problem with flash drives. Anyone any idea why that may be? If I use the app over WiFi, no problem.


    Probably incompatible file system format for your tablet. Check whether it's formatted in exFAT or FAT32 - if not and it's NTFS then connecting directly won't work.
    BlackCloud

    I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. … I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. Only issue is, my Android tablet (Asus z500m) detects it when plugged into the USB but says not supported. Don't have a problem with flash drives. Anyone any idea why that may be? If I use the app over WiFi, no problem.



    Probably because of the amount of electrical power a mechanical drive needs over a USB stick.
    I once went to Aldi for one of these deals before
    I arrived at 8am and waited until the store opened I was the first person in and went straight to the place they had items
    I saw a sign but no items on the shelf
    when I asked the manager and he said the items had not arrived

    so I waited outside for the truck
    After a hour I gave up waiting and went back in and asked the manager who said they had arrived after id gone and they had sold out

    Besford

    Aldi reductions are store specific (and often one-off items). Excellent … Aldi reductions are store specific (and often one-off items). Excellent deal but I wouldn't recommend travelling far to search for them.


    Not quite true. Aldi uk is split into 6/7 regions and each of these regions does their own reductions on special buys. Individual stores can also do their own reductions as well.
    In response to user connecting to tablet - ollie87 is right if its not got AC power connected its not spinning up OR there's no driver available for the tablet for it to interact with the external hard drive in that way. It will be an either/or case. Hope our advice helps :-)
    I've installed one of these in my car, taken out the ECU and flashed it with pre moded software. Now my Nissan Micra sounds and drives like a V8.
    Looks like a good buy .. but nobody is mentioning speeds ? I presume this can be used with PC or tablet/phone
    What's the difference between this and a NAS?
    zimboy69

    I once went to Aldi for one of these deals before I arrived at 8am and … I once went to Aldi for one of these deals before I arrived at 8am and waited until the store opened I was the first person in and went straight to the place they had items I saw a sign but no items on the shelfwhen I asked the manager and he said the items had not arrived so I waited outside for the truck After a hour I gave up waiting and went back in and asked the manager who said they had arrived after id gone and they had sold out


    I think the manager was taking liberties.
    I'd find out which one is his/her car and shove an aldi banana up the exhaust.:D
    wenx

    I've installed one of these in my car, taken out the ECU and flashed it … I've installed one of these in my car, taken out the ECU and flashed it with pre moded software. Now my Nissan Micra sounds and drives like a V8.


    Yes,you can flash the ECU on most moderns cars to change the dynamics/handling depending on your preference.
    Banned
    This is great! Thank you!
    ollie87

    Probably because of the amount of electrical power a mechanical drive … Probably because of the amount of electrical power a mechanical drive needs over a USB stick.



    I'd agree with this, a tablet cannot power a mechanical drive.
    Hi Is it available in Edinburgh stores?
    Hi Is it available in Edinburgh stores?
    Ring 0800 0420800 and ask them to do a search fro the product based on your postcode they will check the nearest 30 stores.

    Hope that helps
    was advertised at £55 in my local Aldi at lunchtime
    johnsmith1997

    Yes,you can flash the ECU on most moderns cars to change the … Yes,you can flash the ECU on most moderns cars to change the dynamics/handling depending on your preference.



    My car is a monster. I had to install stabilisers.
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    jamie221983

    was advertised at £55 in my local Aldi at lunchtime



    Might be worth asking them to scan it at the till as the one I bought was marked up at £59.99 on the ticket.
    jpd11

    Great price, anyone else get this or is this an error at just one store ?



    Nope!.

    But I've seen this in both the Goodmaye's and Newbury Park Aldi Stores a few times though ...

    It may be worth exploring those 'options' too? (perhaps). :-)
    JustExtreme

    Probably incompatible file system format for your tablet. Check whether … Probably incompatible file system format for your tablet. Check whether it's formatted in exFAT or FAT32 - if not and it's NTFS then connecting directly won't work.


    yes this should work out. had a similar issue ages ago and it solved the problem
    Silly Q. But could I transfer media from my iPhone and my wife's iPhone over wifi direct to the HD or do you need to physically connect the hard drive via USB to a computer to get the photos off and only then can it be seen by other devices on wifi. Hope that makes sense!? oO
    Edited by: "Chris777uk" 30th Jan 2017
    wix

    What's the difference between this and a NAS?



    OK, not a textbook answer, but this is how I see the difference:

    NAS systems are usually mini computers in their own right rather than just a hard drive. NAS machines usually do a lot more in terms of serving the data on them eg media streaming, cloud services etc. Most proper NAS machines are installed with RAID disks to provide a level of hardware redundancy such that if one of the drives fails it can be swapped out with a new one with no loss of data.

    Basically you're paying more for a more sophisticated device with a NAS.
    Chris777uk

    Silly Q. But could I transfer media from my iPhone and my wife's iPhone … Silly Q. But could I transfer media from my iPhone and my wife's iPhone over wifi direct to the HD or do you need to physically connect the hard drive via USB to a computer to get the photos off and only then can it be seen by other devices on wifi. Hope that makes sense!? oO



    I would guess the latter.

    I have a NAS system which has management software on it and an app on my phone which allows me to transfer across directly. May be wrong but I really doubt this is that sophisticated. So you'd probably have to transfer files onto your computer the normal way and then copy them across to the drive.

    Voted hot, just for your avatar!

    Jfuller

    Just the one in that store I'm afraid.



    Voted hot on the basis of your avatar!
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    Chris777uk

    Silly Q. But could I transfer media from my iPhone and my wife's iPhone … Silly Q. But could I transfer media from my iPhone and my wife's iPhone over wifi direct to the HD or do you need to physically connect the hard drive via USB to a computer to get the photos off and only then can it be seen by other devices on wifi. Hope that makes sense!? oO



    There's an app for iPhone/iPad which allows you to transfer over WiFi, a bit clunky but it does work. It also has NFC so that might also work but I haven't played with it yet.
    Jfuller

    There's an app for iPhone/iPad which allows you to transfer over WiFi, a … There's an app for iPhone/iPad which allows you to transfer over WiFi, a bit clunky but it does work. It also has NFC so that might also work but I haven't played with it yet.



    Would be amazing if you could give an update!
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    Chris777uk

    Would be amazing if you could give an update!



    I don't have an iPhone (Have connected iPad over WiFi) but just tried connecting my Android phone using NFC and it worked fine. Just enabled NFC on HDD, put phone on top and it connected when I opened the app. It isn't the most intuitive software but it does work...
    Store specific deal and the OP bought the only one in stock. Why even bother posting?
    BlackCloud

    I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. … I got one of these and it works really well on Wi-Fi and plugged in. Only issue is, my Android tablet (Asus z500m) detects it when plugged into the USB but says not supported. Don't have a problem with flash drives. Anyone any idea why that may be? If I use the app over WiFi, no problem.



    Format it as FAT32
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