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Seagate 1TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive @ Bestbuy for £50.99 (use code SEA15 for 15% off list price of £59.99) + 20% Quidco cashback
Seagate 1TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive  @ Bestbuy for £50.99 (use code SEA15 for 15% off list price of £59.99) + 20% Quidco cashback

Seagate 1TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive @ Bestbuy for £50.99 (use code SEA15 for 15% off list price of £59.99) + 20% Quidco cashback

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To get the drive for £40.80 apply code SEA15 on the bestbuy site for 15% (£9) off the advertised £59.99

If you have gone via Quidco you should get 20% (£10.19) cashback on the £50.99 price so the drive will have actually cost you £40.80

Amazon: £52.99
Play: £57.99
Ebuyer: £64.53

Seagate 1TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive

The Seagate 1 Terabyte Expansion Desktop Hard Drive is the easy way to add to your computer's memory. If your computer is starting to run slowly or your memory is starting to run out, adding an external hard drive will clear out some space and help your computer to run more smoothly. There's no installation necessary either, you just plug it into your computer and you can immediately start to drag and drop your files into the hard drive.
The Seagate 1TB Expansion Desktop Drive offers a massive 1TB of memory so you could save up to 200 ,000 digital photos or up to 250,000 MP3 songs depending on the size of the individual files.
What’s in the box

Quick Start Guide
USB Travel Cable

12 Comments

wasnt this like 42.00 the other day? without quidco

I would steer clear of these 1Tb Seagate external hard drives.

The disks fail after they start clicking, see here

pcpro.co.uk/new…ath

I bought one late last year and after a few weeks it began clicking so I stopped using it before it failed.

There is data on it I wanted to keep so I did not send it back but just cut my loses.

Buy a Western Digital instead. I bought two and they have been excellent, totally silent.

(For some reason I cant get the Amazon link below to work. Just go into Amazon and search for
Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Black at £46.79)

amazon.co.uk/Wes…1-1



Edited by: "guilbert53" 12th Jan 2011

Google "seagate expansion click of death"

Banned

I have a seagate 1TB , been going strong for 2 years straight, not a problem with it at all. Mine is silver however.
Edited by: "Reser" 12th Jan 2011

Bully

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB002E7HEVU%2Fref%3Ds9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i2%3Fpf_rd_m%3DA3P5ROKL5A1OLE%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-2%26pf_rd_r%3D1DEPRYBTN805Z7CV72ZE%26pf_rd_t%3D101%26pf_rd_p%3D467128533%26pf_rd_i%3D468294]1 TB £46[/url]



This link just takes me to the Amazon Home page.

Does it work for anyone else?

Reser

I have a seagate 1TB , been going strong for 2 years straight, not a … I have a seagate 1TB , been going strong for 2 years straight, not a problem with it at all.



It does not happen to them all, but if you look at the Seagate forums (as I have) you find loads of people complaining about it.

This topic goes on for 41 pages

forums.seagate.com/t5/…ing

I dont think it affected drives 2 years old, but a newer batch of 1tb drives that had problems.

The fact it is a problem is a good enough reason to steer clear of them and pay a few pounds extra for a Western Digital.

Dont want to risk losing 1Tb of data you have backed up.




Edited by: "guilbert53" 12th Jan 2011

Original Poster

That review is from October 2009, could they have sorted the problem?

There seem to be 514 5* and 194 4* reviews on Amazon.

guilbert53

I would steer clear of these 1Tb Seagate external hard drives.The disks … I would steer clear of these 1Tb Seagate external hard drives.The disks fail after they start clicking, see here[url=http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/352816/seagate-hard-disks-suffer-from-click-of-death]http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/352816/seagate-hard-disks-suffer-from-click-of-death[/url]I bought one late last year and after a few weeks it began clicking so I stopped using it before it failed.There is data on it I wanted to keep so I did not send it back but just cut my loses.Buy a Western Digital instead. I bought two and they have been excellent, totally silent.(For sdome reason I cant get the Amazon link below to work. Just go into Amazon and search forWestern Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Black at £46.79) [url=%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FWestern-Digital-Elements-Desktop-External%2Fdp%2FB002E7HEVU%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dcomputers%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1294865266%26sr%3D1-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Elements-Desktop-External/dp/B002E7HEVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1294865266&sr=1-1[/url]

1 TB £46

Will not let me link direct to it.
Edited by: "Bully" 12th Jan 2011

tommo111

That review is from October 2009, could they have sorted the … That review is from October 2009, could they have sorted the problem?There seem to be 514 5* and 194 4* reviews on Amazon.



I bought mine in the middle of 2010 and it worked fine for 3 months before the loud clicking started. Had hundreds of Gb of data on it.

If you look at this topic here on the Seagate forum there are still people reporting the problem in late 2010 and even early 2011

Look at the last append, a guy bought one this Christmas (2010) and it has just failed. His update is 6th January 2011, just 6 days ago.

He is VERY angry.

forums.seagate.com/t5/…618



Edited by: "guilbert53" 12th Jan 2011

Original Poster

I didn't realise the drive was so bad. Still the best price for it though?

Basically you're paying £40 for this HDD with cashback. You can get a 2TB internal HDD for £74.99 at play.com here: play.com/PC/…tml but no cashback. You're paying £5 less and don't have to rely/wait on cashback, if you're willing to go for double the HDD space.

Or a better brand, Western Digital 2TB external hdd for £79.99 play.com/PC/…tml same price, just external but a better brand.

Just my input.
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