Seagate 2TB desktop  3.5IN USB3.0 HDD  £59.99 @ Ebuyer
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Seagate 2TB desktop 3.5IN USB3.0 HDD £59.99 @ Ebuyer

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Posted 25th Apr 2013
Good price for a usb 3 with 2 year guarantee and free delivery
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edited now same price as ebuyer

amazon.co.uk/gp/…ers
Edited by: "exexpat" 25th Apr 2013
Hot, hot, hot!
Wait, it's ebuyer, that means 6 month warranty!
its the same price on amazon now aswell.
TacticalTimbo

Wait, it's ebuyer, that means 6 month warranty!


How?/Why?
can i plug this HDD in my router and use it as a network drive ?
nimsh

can i plug this HDD in my router and use it as a network drive ?


No, it's not NAS, it's just a HDD.
Joewalls123

How?/Why?



It doesn't, hes being a troll.
timtog

No, it's not NAS, it's just a HDD.



You actually could if your router has a USB port .... Many do these days
Don't forget your cashback.
cubed

How?/Why?


It's a reference to Ebuyer's terms & conditions:

9.2 Any Orders that are over 6 months old and the Product has been confirmed to be defective and a refund is due, the refund will be calculated based on the age of the Order and you will be refunded a proportionate amount of the original purchase price of the Product. This does not include the carriage cost of the original Order which will not be refunded.
static.ebuyer.com/cus…nal
Joewalls123

You actually could if your router has a USB port .... Many do these days



Be careful though, just because it has a USB port doesn't mean you can network the drive - mine doesn't.
Don't return it to ebuyer then... It has a 2 year manufacturers warranty. Great price btw
I made the mistake of sending my dead sandisk ssd back to ebuyer only got a store credit cos it was out of stock, should have sent it to sandisk would have gotten a newer model. still if I bought this id send it to Seagate to get it repaired if it went wrong.
Cheers Op... But thanks to your hotukdeal amazon just dropped it to same price... managed to get Prime for a month trial aswell... jobs a good un... Thanks
DanHalls

Be careful though, just because it has a USB port doesn't mean you can … Be careful though, just because it has a USB port doesn't mean you can network the drive - mine doesn't.



I do have a USB port on the router. I want it to be available on the network so that I can take backups when required. Being just a HDD, not sure how will I be able to see it on network.

If I want to then how is it possible ? Any simpler and cheaper ideas ?
nimsh

I do have a USB port on the router. I want it to be available on the … I do have a USB port on the router. I want it to be available on the network so that I can take backups when required. Being just a HDD, not sure how will I be able to see it on network. If I want to then how is it possible ? Any simpler and cheaper ideas ?


What make/model is your router? Just about any router with a USB port will do this - that's basically what USB ports on routers are for (that and printer sharing, and they usually do both). Even the awful, free router I got from my ISP (an o2 Wireless Box V) has a USB port that turns an external USB drive into a NAS drive and I can see an empty drive called 'Wireless Box' on my network even when there's no drive attached. Just check your router's manual or look it up online and you should find setup instructions, it will be really simple to do and might involve nothing more than just plugging the drive in. And, yes, this drive would work for that.
I like how the 1TB version is £60.92 on Amazon!
P.S. 5,400rpm drive inside?
cannibalwombat

P.S. 5,400rpm drive inside?



All Seagate drives are 7,200rpm minimum now.
Sparkster

All Seagate drives are 7,200rpm minimum now.



You sure? This drive is nearly a year old.

If you're right, then sweet!
Sparkster

All Seagate drives are 7,200rpm minimum now.



this statement is false, the drive in this however, is 7200rpm.
BA11

this statement is false, the drive in this however, is 7200rpm.



youtube.com/wat…qnw
Sparkster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIH3wg7yqnw



and?

that statement is still false. take your time figuring out how.
BA11

and?that statement is still false. take your time figuring out how.



Anything 5400rpm will be old stock, sold by random sellers.. Not by places like eBuyer and Amazon, who are shifting high volume.
Sparkster

Anything 5400rpm will be old stock, sold by random sellers.. Not by … Anything 5400rpm will be old stock, sold by random sellers.. Not by places like eBuyer and Amazon, who are shifting high volume.



not even close. keep trying.
i'll post the exact model of the hd when mine arrives, couldn't resist buying another hd.
amazing find OP and im glad Amazon price matched. I cant tell you how long ive waited for an external 2tb to go under £60, i can finally start backing up properly now as my 500gb external is full to the brim! I was tempted by some of the 1tb deals for a while around the £50 mark but im glad i waited!
Fairly obscure (and possibly stupid) question here, but my Xbox requires an HDD drive to install certain DLCs. It says it has to be 'an Xbox HDD hard drive' or something to that effect. I'm assuming that plugging this in the back won't have any effect on getting this to work?
the drive inside is ST2000DM001
BA11

not even close. keep trying.



You're the one calling me out. So speak up. If you're just being pedantic and referring to 2.5" portable drives then you're the one who needs to try harder kid.
Whats the easiest way to keep two external HDDs in sync with each other? I want two external HDDs to have the same files on. I could do it manually but I might lose track of whats on what.

Found this thing called FreeFileSync, anyone used it before?
download.cnet.com/Fre…tml

Edited by: "cubed" 25th Apr 2013
Heat added! Great value for 2TB, nearly same price as the ones of 1TB!
Bought one of these for £65 from Amazon just a few days ago, it's plugged into my Asus N56U router and holds all my media so I can get rid of my NAS. Performing fine, good transfer speeds. It certainly isn't silent, as the most popular review on Amazon says. It's not too noisy, but far from silent either. I messed about with it for a day or two and formatted it HFS initially although now it's FAT32.
Regardless of Ebuyers website rules, they are a UK company and are responsible by law to replace/repair a defective product in under 12 months with proof of purchase, dont let them tell you otherwise
Tom's Hardware forum has a number of thread about the reliability of the ST2000DM001.

Voted hot regardless as everyone backs up their data, right?
Hi
I took this out of it plastic enclosure and installed the HDD in my PC. I was careful when I took this out of the enclosure and could pop this back in if it is defective in the warranty period. This has a conventional SATA connector on the HDD.

All it took was a screw driver and 5 minutes of effort. I am very happy with the drive and have the flexibility I could pop it back in the enclosure in the future if I need to.
_ahoward925

Regardless of Ebuyers website rules, they are a UK company and are … Regardless of Ebuyers website rules, they are a UK company and are responsible by law to replace/repair a defective product in under 12 months with proof of purchase, dont let them tell you otherwise



True - even more than they are bound by both UK and EU regulations that gjve the consumer the right to expect stuff to last for a reasonable amount of time - which for computer equipment is almost always a lot longer than a year - but they'll try every trick in the book to stop you progressing a refund with them.

Amazon however value their reputation more and are probably too lenient the other way. Means you're much less likely to have problems if there is a fault though.
I'm just warning people, I had serious issues with ebuyer and their warranty terms; I did try to get citizens advice on it, but they weren't much help really... Maybe if you're happy to visit the small claims court you'll get somewhere.

I'm not bothered if people want to consider this trolling, I just wanted to save others form potentially running into the same grief.

My product was a corsair product, if I'd wanted to return it to them, I'd of had to pay for postage to the USA! This sort of issue can arise with many brands that don't offer UK servicing; in any case, where ever they're based, you'll be liable for potentially high return costs!

Anyways, amazon are now matching the deal, if I were thinking of buying this, I'd save myself the grief!
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