Seagate Expansion 1TB 3.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive, £47.99 Delivered @ Viking - Possible 9% TCB
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Seagate Expansion 1TB 3.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive, £47.99 Delivered @ Viking - Possible 9% TCB

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Found 14th Nov 2012
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The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides 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 to help improve performance

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Umbrella is out of stock.

Wish their listing would make it crystal clear of it is USB powered or now.

buglawton

Wish their listing would make it crystal clear of it is USB powered or … Wish their listing would make it crystal clear of it is USB powered or now.



General rule is that 2.5" drives are USB powered, 3.5" are mains only.

Wonder if they still have the "click of death" problem
pcpro.co.uk/new…ath

Not a great price for a 1TB desktop drive and from recent experience Viking advertise items they don't have in stock, just take your money and tell you nothing. Avoid!

Edited by: "popoyaya" 14th Nov 2012

popoyaya

Viking advertise items they don't have in stock, just take your money and … Viking advertise items they don't have in stock, just take your money and tell you nothing. Avoid!



Funnily enough thats exactly what they did with me!
Hair dryer

On the plus side they did give me a £25 off £40 spend credit on my account after I complained which makes this deal even better for me :-)

Evilbert

Wonder if they still have the "click of death" … Wonder if they still have the "click of death" problemhttp://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/352816/seagate-hard-disks-suffer-from-click-of-death



Click of death is not unique to Seagate I have recently handled 3 WD drives with this fault.

As there are now only 3 drive manufacturers left; Toshiba, Seagate and Western Digital; who make all the drives whatever the badge says you just have to forget past woes and hope for the best!

popoyaya

Not a great price for a 1TB desktop drive



IMHO That is a very good price for a USB3 drive, can you show us a cheaper one?

Ordered yesterday and today received a 1Tb Toshiba 2.5" drive which is USB 2.

The drives listed are no longer available it says if you try to order.

Yet you can search and still find them, but at £59.99

viking-direct.co.uk/cat…Q2N

Best price I've seen so far for a 1tb USB 3.0 model, think either the photo is incorrect or maybe they are selling the older model? The USB 3.0 model looks different and appears to be USB powered:

Link from Amazon

Can anyone possibly clear this up?

Thanks

My boyfriend has one of these and it's super-unreliable. Keeps getting dropped by the computer (any computer) and has a reputation for suffering the "click of death" (see Eviilbert's post)

While it's true that all HDDs are made by the same 3 companies these days, for peace of mind I'd personally spend a bit more and go for the Toshiba deal that was posted a few days ago. Also, the caddy is very big for a 2.5" drive - the Toshiba ones are a lot more pocketable.

Seems a lot of confusion here! As far as I can see the picture is of the USB2.0 desktop model (3.5" mains powered) - possibly they have the wrong image (easily done as even the Seagate website shows the wrong image), or it is in fact the USB2.0 model.

With Viking anything is possible!

IME, I wouldn't store anything that I wanted to keep on a Seagate drive.

terriclarkfan

IME, I wouldn't store anything that I wanted to keep on a Seagate drive.



I don't think it matters what make is on the drive, of the big 3 makers left all have had duds at one time or another, if you consider how many million drives that are sold there are bound to be some troublesome ones and we hear about these, we hear nowt about drives that are still working well after 5 or more years.

FWIW I have never had a Seagate drive fail but I have had 2 WD drives with the click of death!

Only sure way is to keep several copies of your valuable data whatever make of drive/NAS you use.

I tried to order one, went to basket but nothing there???
Is there a fault, anyone else experienced this?

nilrem

IMHO That is a very good price for a USB3 drive, can you show us a … IMHO That is a very good price for a USB3 drive, can you show us a cheaper one?



Exactly what I thought !!

Great price!!

Ordered the 1.5TB Iomega last friday (£42) from the Viking deal posted on HUKD, got an order confirmation and a delivery date of monday, phoned Viking monday and apparantly they couldnt honour the order as item has been discontinued , anyway after a few phone calls and arguments and explaining that I stayed at home waiting for an order that was never coming and worse not receiving a cancellation email or phone I managed to get this Hard drive for £38 inclusive of vat , It arrived today and so far so good.

Mine definately states USB 3.0 on the box and the documents inside but cannot check as only running USB 2 on CPU.


Edited by: "keminem" 15th Nov 2012

Savo

Funnily enough thats exactly what they did with me!Hair dryerOn the plus … Funnily enough thats exactly what they did with me!Hair dryerOn the plus side they did give me a £25 off £40 spend credit on my account after I complained which makes this deal even better for me :-)



Well I went ahead yesterday and ordered the drive & a 16gb usb stick @ £4.99 using my discount so paid £23.98. Brilliant. Thing is a courier arrived this morning with the usb stick & no hard drive lol Smallest package I've ever signed for. Fingers crossed I actually get the hard drive.

[quote=Savo][quote=popoyaya] Viking advertise items they don't have in stock, just take your money and tell you nothing. Avoid!

yes, ordered this hard drive on wednesday, friday i received a toshibe 2.5" hard drive from them, rang them and was told the seagate is discontinued and they sent this as a substitute, not happy!!
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