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Seagate 500GB Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive USB2.0 & FireWire 16MB £69.99 Delivered
Seagate 500GB Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive USB2.0 & FireWire 16MB £69.99 Delivered

Seagate 500GB Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive USB2.0 & FireWire 16MB £69.99 Delivered

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* Product Description Seagate Pushbutton Backup External Hard Drive - hard drive - 500 GB -

* FireWire / Hi-Speed USB * Type Hard drive - external * Capacity 500 GB

* Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.6 cm x 18.1 cm x 17.1 cm * Weight 1.2 kg *Spindle Speed 7200 rpm

* Interface Type IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB * Buffer Size 16 MB

OS Required Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS 9.2.2 or later
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ) * Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty

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theres cheaper ones on there for the same size storage, voted warm

We$ton

theres cheaper ones on there for the same size storage, voted warm


True, though it's reasonably well known Seagate are the best. Quiet, reliable unlike Maxtor/Hitachi/IBM drives.

Only 2 year warranty unlike the rest of HD which are 5 years:thinking:

We$ton

theres cheaper ones on there for the same size storage, voted warm



I don't think that is true is it ??

Unlike alot of the external drives sold, this has a firewire connection as well as USB, and having had a maxtor onetouch external drive for the last 3 years I can tell you with the utmost confidence that firewire is 100 times better than USB if you are going to be using the drive a fair ammount.

In fact the USB connection on my maxtor broke once and corrupted the drive partition table taking the majority of my files with it! I could still access the drive fine with firewire, and it was unfortunate that I just happened to be moving the drive to take a file to a laptop that was not networked and I only had a USB cable to hand. If I had stuck with the firewire there would have been no problems, the hard disc was fine.

Of course faster sustained transfer speeds on firewire etc ...

Anyway good price! Voted hot!

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We$ton

theres cheaper ones on there for the same size storage, voted warm




Seagate is branded quality tho. And this offer USB and Firewire

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Gazman2k

Only 2 year warranty unlike the rest of HD which are 5 years:thinking:




Can you tell which External Hard Drives offers 5 years warranty? :whistling:

firewire is a big advantage if you are shifting massive files
which you must be if you want this big a hard drive

would definitely take this over the maxtor 500GB which is only usb and a quid less

he might mean in comparison to seagate internals?

for a 500GB drive with firewire this is an excellent price! Rep added and voted Hot!

I recently paid more than that for a bare 500GB seagate drive - so this does strike me as a good deal. IMHO Seagate are the best drives.

Voted HOT for the fact it has firewire and 16mb cache. Good deal.

and, you get firewire and usb cables included.

mrbill

I recently paid more than that for a bare 500GB seagate drive - so this … I recently paid more than that for a bare 500GB seagate drive - so this does strike me as a good deal. IMHO Seagate are the best drives.



i payed almost double that amount a year ago with no wirefire as well so this is a good deal for me.

how quiet is it?

fort

how quiet is it?



dont have much experience about other hard drives but in my opinion its very quite. these hard drives is one of the very good ones.
and for the firewire this is really a handsome deal. thanks for the OP.

This is a pretty darn good buy, for a known brand, 500GB, and both USB2 and FW400. Many thanks to the OP.

The only other I was considering was the Maxtor OneTouch III which is more expensive. Only buying for the extra FW out port on the back. And now so confused over all the different models.

This Seagate was an easier choice.

Does this have an on/off switch? The Seagate i got from play for the same price doesn't and it's getting on my nerves.

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asusboy

Can you tell which External Hard Drives offers 5 years warranty? … Can you tell which External Hard Drives offers 5 years warranty? :whistling:

You mean like this Seagate from ]ebuyer??? :whistling: :whistling:

tamoil

Does this have an on/off switch? The Seagate i got from play for the … Does this have an on/off switch? The Seagate i got from play for the same price doesn't and it's getting on my nerves.



Yes it does, just press and hold the backup button on the front of the drive.

Also it has 2 firewire connections (both fw400) so you can daisy chain another drive, it wil also auto powerdown if not in use after about 10/15 minutes. It also has a nice way to stack multiple drives on top of one another without blocking the airvents. It also has active cooling (it has a built in fan), but it's not that noisy (the play freeagent one has passive cooling).

Hope thats helps.

ordered one. the firewire connection definitely makes it a bargain.

Ommid

anyone interested in my fully boxed 400gb ones? alot of goodies on board … anyone interested in my fully boxed 400gb ones? alot of goodies on board too lol



How much?

hhhhbk

firewire is a big advantage if you are shifting massive files which you … firewire is a big advantage if you are shifting massive files which you must be if you want this big a hard drivewould definitely take this over the maxtor 500GB which is only usb and a quid less



Only usb???
USB2 is 480mb transfer speeds as opposed to 400mb for firewire.I think you're misleading some of the less technical amongst us with that statement!

the reason firewire is better than usb2 is because, usb is theorettically 480 but you only ever get 2 thirds of that, also USB travels via the cpu stressing the pc and making it slow where as with firewire you get 400mbps at all times and it doesnt go through the cpu

Cheers Ommid I didn't know that.

no worries, i use usb2 but i get faster speeds with usb because it has good quality cables and my cpu is quite good. good for laptops as your battery will last longer, the reason companies dont use firewire much on their devices is because Apple has a patent on it so everytime it is used they have to cough up

aty

YAlso it has 2 firewire connections (both fw400) so you can daisy chain … YAlso it has 2 firewire connections (both fw400) so you can daisy chain another drive, it wil also auto powerdown if not in use after about 10/15 minutes. It also has a nice way to stack multiple drives on top of one another without blocking the airvents. It also has active cooling (it has a built in fan), but it's not that noisy (the play freeagent one has passive cooling).Hope thats helps.



Thanks aty, the dual firewire is great news (ordered before you let us all know that). This means I can attach a DV cam to the extra port. Cool.

One question, do you have the FreeAgent one? Reason I ask, is that this is also available with FW and if that has an extra port and no fan, this may be a better option.

Replying to my own question. The Seagate website says about the FreeAgent Pro model; "Select models include dual FireWire 400 interface module and cable".

bought one. not sure if my laptop has a firewire connection, it's a new 620m dell. However if it doesn't, does anyone know where to get a cheap PCMIA firewire card? And how much faster is firewire compared to USB2?

NSA

Only usb???USB2 is 480mb transfer speeds as opposed to 400mb for … Only usb???USB2 is 480mb transfer speeds as opposed to 400mb for firewire.I think you're misleading some of the less technical amongst us with that statement!



assumed most people would have previously heard firewire was faster
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

usb-ware.com/fir…htm

davohotuk

Replying to my own question. The Seagate website says about the FreeAgent … Replying to my own question. The Seagate website says about the FreeAgent Pro model; "Select models include dual FireWire 400 interface module and cable".



yes you are correct only the pro version of the freeagent has firewire.

You want a laugh?

I know we are not allowed to place Ebay links here so I wont, but over at Ebay 'eveshamtechnology' are offering this drive as a wharehouse clearance, and they are offering 'Free Delivery', Buy Now for £215.81 or best offer.

Now back to £79.99

even that's a bloody good price when you compare it to the WD MyBook Pro

d*mn. i keep putting it off buying one of this, even though i really need one. now prices have gone up again. lesson learned. sigh..

aty

Yes it does, just press and hold the backup button on the front of the … Yes it does, just press and hold the backup button on the front of the drive.Also it has 2 firewire connections (both fw400) so you can daisy chain another drive, it wil also auto powerdown if not in use after about 10/15 minutes. It also has a nice way to stack multiple drives on top of one another without blocking the airvents. It also has active cooling (it has a built in fan), but it's not that noisy (the play freeagent one has passive cooling).Hope thats helps.



Thanks for the info!

Price now £73.99

If anyone's interested, I have the 750 GB version of this drive. Sealed and New. Unwanted gift. £100 no offers, cash collection only from Enfield or Watford. PM me for details.

slyck0

d*mn. i keep putting it off buying one of this, even though i really need … d*mn. i keep putting it off buying one of this, even though i really need one. now prices have gone up again. lesson learned. sigh..



DITTO !!

slightly off topic - im going to buy this as I need space and this is a great price. I will also need a firewire card to stick into my Dell 9150 desktop machine. Could someone please recommend one from ebuyer.com so that I can order these together ?

Thanks !

bought the drive with a £12 ish 3 port firewire pci card - all in was £86 ish which is great ! Thanks OP
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aty

yes you are correct only the pro version of the freeagent has firewire.

Nope... there are both USB/eSATA and USB/eSATA/Firewire versions of the Pro - you need to look at the sticker on the front or make sure you have the correct model number.
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