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Samsung M3 Slimline 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - £74.00 Sold by Handy Zentral and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Samsung M3 Slimline 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - £74.00 Sold by Handy Zentral and Fulfilled by Amazon.

Samsung M3 Slimline 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - £74.00 Sold by Handy Zentral and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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amazon only 74p more (or cheaper when you pay with amazon credit card = £1.48 guaranteed cashback)


Edited by: "pet2000" 5th Jul 2014

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pet2000

amazon only 74p more (or cheaper when you pay with amazon credit card = … amazon only 74p more (or cheaper when you pay with amazon credit card = £1.48 guaranteed cashback)



I never see the Amazon credit card advertised on Amazon. Is it the Bank of America card?

yes B O A

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WARNING: I just got it through the post and found out Seagate owns Samsung's HDD business. I don't know how I feel about this. I was deliberately avoiding Seagate because of their reputation. I think I'll return it.

Fagol

WARNING: I just got it through the post and found out Seagate owns … WARNING: I just got it through the post and found out Seagate owns Samsung's HDD business. I don't know how I feel about this. I was deliberately avoiding Seagate because of their reputation. I think I'll return it.



Only 3 HDD manufacturers market these days: WDC, Seagate Technology (includes Seagate, Samsung and Maxtor) and Toshiba (includes HGST (formerly Hitachi))

Edited by: "josephmccowie" 6th Jul 2014

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josephmccowie

Only 3 HDD manufacturers market these days: WDC, Seagate Technology … Only 3 HDD manufacturers market these days: WDC, Seagate Technology (includes Seagate, Samsung and Maxtor) and Toshiba (includes HGST (formerly Hitachi))



I was too scared and returned this. Ordered a WD drive instead. It's just too risky. Had two Seagate drives fail on me before. I don't know if failure rates have fallen since then.
Edited by: "Fagol" 6th Jul 2014

Fagol

I was too scared and returned this. Ordered a WD drive instead. It's just … I was too scared and returned this. Ordered a WD drive instead. It's just too risky. Had two Seagate drives fail on me before. I don't know if failure rates have fallen since then.



Seagate are still regarded as the least reliable manufacturer so returning the drive wasn't an irrational decision. I have only good words for WD, use 3 of their 2TB drives in my HP Microserver and they just do their job - nothing else need be said.

Never had one of these but know of people that have had them failing. I've only ever had WD and have nothing but praise. First one I ever owned was a 250gb and it survived many drops and is still running in a friends laptop.

josephmccowie

Seagate are still regarded as the least reliable manufacturer so … Seagate are still regarded as the least reliable manufacturer so returning the drive wasn't an irrational decision. I have only good words for WD, use 3 of their 2TB drives in my HP Microserver and they just do their job - nothing else need be said.



Straw man argument
Lidl's milk tastes the worst out of the local shops round here, I'm sure it couldn't be compared to the taste of urine but your argument makes no allowances for that.
...In fact it tastes ok.

Hard drive hyperbole....don't you just love it.

I heard that someone had a hard drive that failed once so I'm never going to by a hard drive.
/Fools the lot of you.

For anyone that wants the WD instead, its only £2 more at amazon
amazon.co.uk/Ele…ive

robo989

Straw man argumentLidl's milk tastes the worst out of the local shops … Straw man argumentLidl's milk tastes the worst out of the local shops round here, I'm sure it couldn't be compared to the taste of urine but your argument makes no allowances for that....In fact it tastes ok.Hard drive hyperbole....don't you just love it.


1) That's not what a straw man fallacy is.

2) Your argument exhibits the fallacy fallacy.

3) Seagate drives have a nearly 30% failure rate after only three years of use which is definitely something worth being worried about:

http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/01/backblaze-long-term-hdd-survival-rate-brand-100226260-orig.jpg

Shokz

1) That's not what a straw man fallacy is.2) Your argument exhibits the … 1) That's not what a straw man fallacy is.2) Your argument exhibits the fallacy fallacy.3) Seagate drives have a nearly 30% failure rate after only three years of use which is definitely something worth being worried about:



That's a chart for 3.5 inch hard drives, rookie.
In other news...
Deadly nightshade is bad for you, so are carrots.
Edited by: "robo989" 7th Jul 2014

robo989

Straw man argumentLidl's milk tastes the worst out of the local shops … Straw man argumentLidl's milk tastes the worst out of the local shops round here, I'm sure it couldn't be compared to the taste of urine but your argument makes no allowances for that....In fact it tastes ok.Hard drive hyperbole....don't you just love it.



Apropos of nothing, Lidl milk comes from Arla and Dairy Crest the same as Sainsburys and Morrisons.
Edited by: "corgi74" 7th Jul 2014

Well, Seagate quality arguments aside, you can get a Seagate 2TB NAS for £80, so not that great a deal, unless you need the portability, I suppose...

I've been running the 1tb version of this for the past 18months and I've had no trouble at all.

I use it exclusively to watch media transferred from my PC onto my Samsung TV and it loads up instantaneously.

Love how compact and portable it is.

I got this last month. Works very well. Didn't use the software that came with it so can't comment on that. It's very fast, I'm accessing over network through USB on back of router and it works very well.

It's worth using Flubit for this item - they offered me a great price, a much greater saving than some other items I've flubited in the past.

flubit.com/Ref…f49


Edited by: "ec9wrr" 7th Jul 2014

I can get it at £69 inc VAT and Delivery.

Samsung D3 Station HX-D201TDB - hard drive - 2 TB
- USB 3.0

MFPN: HX-D201TDB/G
EAN Code: 0763649047958
Product Description
Technical Information
Storage Capacity 2 TB
Platform Supported Mac; PC
Features Safety Key
Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
Buffer 8 MB
Interfaces/Ports
Host Interface USB 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Colour Black
Drive Type External
Form Factor Desktop
Drive Width 3.5"
Height 47 mm
Width 129.2 mm
Depth 180.6 mm
Weight (Approximate) 743 g
Miscellaneous
System Requirements Operating System(s):

• Windows XP SP2
• Windows Vista
• Windows 7
• Windows 8
• Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

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ctoumi

I can get it at £69 inc VAT and Delivery.Samsung D3 Station HX-D201TDB - … I can get it at £69 inc VAT and Delivery.Samsung D3 Station HX-D201TDB - hard drive - 2 TB- USB 3.0MFPN: HX-D201TDB/GEAN Code: 0763649047958Product DescriptionTechnical InformationStorage Capacity 2 TBPlatform Supported Mac; PCFeatures Safety KeyDrive PerformanceMaximum External Data Transfer Rate 640 MBps (5 Gbps)Buffer 8 MBInterfaces/PortsHost Interface USB 3.0Physical CharacteristicsColour BlackDrive Type ExternalForm Factor DesktopDrive Width 3.5"Height 47 mmWidth 129.2 mmDepth 180.6 mmWeight (Approximate) 743 gMiscellaneousSystem Requirements Operating System(s):• Windows XP SP2• Windows Vista• Windows 7• Windows 8• Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later



That's a 3.5 inch.

josephmccowie

Seagate are still regarded as the least reliable manufacturer so … Seagate are still regarded as the least reliable manufacturer so returning the drive wasn't an irrational decision. I have only good words for WD, use 3 of their 2TB drives in my HP Microserver and they just do their job - nothing else need be said.



I agree with this. Had seagate before and most of them had problems. My WD green was perfect tho.

the full story on that bacblaze chart is quite longwinded ... suffice to say it is less than worthless for reliability.
But generates them a lot clicks..
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