Seagate 1TB External desktop Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Expansion Piano Black £50.99 @ Ebuyer
Seagate 1TB External desktop Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Expansion Piano Black £50.99 @ Ebuyer

Seagate 1TB External desktop Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Expansion Piano Black £50.99 @ Ebuyer

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Seagate 1TB External desktop Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Expansion Piano Black

Product Description
Seagate external desktop drives provide extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free-up space on your computer's internal drive for improved performance.

Setup is straight forward, simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by Windows, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too, just drag-and-drop.

It's not just easy to use, but it's fast and energy efficient too. Enjoy fast data transfer speed with USB 2.0 connectivity and 7200 RPM drive performance. Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation.


Be very wary of buying a Seagate 1Tb or 1.5Tb.

The hard disks suffer from a loud "clicking" problem which often means the hard disk is going to fail.

I had one of these (1TB) and it started clicking so before it could crash I have taken it out the case and plan to put it in my PC to try to get the data off it.

A search on "Seagate Clicking" or similar will find plenty of hits.

Here is one as an example


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ebuyer reviews looks ok. there are no user/buyer reported any problem.

one comment from pcpro.co.uk
It's a worry but read the seagate forums for advice
I'm not going to justify the lack of response from Seagate or the possibly cynical retailers who have discounted these drives to very tempting levels BUT the drives may not be at fault as some people in the forums mentioned have found that the problem was the usb cable supplied with the drive - try swappping it for a better(choked) or even just a shorter cable and the clicking goes away

I have had a Seagate 1Tb drive for about 3 months (I already had a Seagate 500Gb that was about 1 year old that has been fine).

When I first got the Seagate 1Tb I had some minor clicking and changed the USB cable and it went away.

I gradually filled up the disk, and then about 2 weeks ago I got some VERY loud clicking so began to get concerned.

Every time I plugged it into the mains (without a USB cable even plugged in) it started clicking loudly.

I was reluctannt to send it back and lose all the files on the disk so took the hard disk out the case (wrecking the case in the process) and plan to put it in my PC tower and hope it stops clicking.

In the meantime I have bought a Western Digital 1Tb for about £55 and it has been fine (very quiet).

This 1Tb Seagate is only a little bit cheaper than other 1Tb drives and I just dont think it is worth saving a few pounds at the risk of losing your data.

Seatch the Seagate forums for how many people have been getting this clicking problem.

Edited by: "guilbert53" 14th Sep 2010

I have this HD and it's been perfectly fine. A while ago on the Seagate forum there was a long thread about this 'click of death', but when you looked more closely at it most of the comments were from the same couple of people who must have had an axe to grind.

I have another 2 Seagate external HDs which have been running just fine for over 2 years (one over 4 years).

For me it's best to ignore all HD reviews as people are far more likely to complain about a problem than praise a HD. I have 2 back up HDs instead so that in the event that one does go, I can just call up a back up. I even leave one at a friends in case of a fire.

The one HD that I have had problems with is an internal Hitachi Desk Star which sometimes works, and sometimes seizes up. Luck of the draw as far as I'm concerned!

I remember last year when the price of a 1TB was no less than £80, damn the price of memory is dropping past, wait a few more months and you might get this for £40.

I have a 500gb model, and I have the clicking of death. It's not failed yet, but I know it's coming...

Such a bloody hassle having to send things back like this, at my own expense.

Avoid Seagate at all costs... it's not worth it.

*Doesnt get why this deal is hot*

Also, I am just in the process of returning mine. Yes, they come with a 2 year warranty, but YOU have to return it to them - which is going to cost me like £10!


Had mine over a year from Tesco and works fine (fingers cross). .. voted hot / i paid 75£ for mine


I would never trust my data with Seagate again, had two die in 6 months (the first lasted only a week)

best avoided due to all the well documented problems.

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