Seagate Expansions 1TB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive for PC £49.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate Expansions 1TB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive for PC £49.99 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Aug 2010Made hot 7th Aug 2010
Product Features

* Plug n’ play - USB 2.0 connection and no software to install
* Simply drag-and-drop to save files
* 7200 RPM performance
* Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation
* 2-year limited warranty

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Seems to be about the benchmark for a 1TB ext these days. Nice to see a 7200 as opposed to a 5400rpm.

Original Poster

please un expire my post regards

this hasnt expired....just bought one....heat / rep...cheers


Edited by: "arpster" 7th Aug 2010

Original Poster

please un expire deal is live

Good find

does this work for mac?

It will work for Mac yes.

i dont have much of a clue on hard drives just know i should get one, do they save things like an ebay turbolister as i have put some stuff on mine and dont fancy starting again if my laptop dies ... oh and can you use these on a laptop .... grateful for any info, thanks xx

Original Poster

yes you can use it with laptop as external drive regards

Thanks, just ordered

Original Poster

no probs

Ordered, thanks.

I have seen some bad reviews for this, has anyone had any trouble with this one??

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muc better them WD -

miffy121

I have seen some bad reviews for this, has anyone had any trouble with … I have seen some bad reviews for this, has anyone had any trouble with this one??



There's always going to be some problems with these cheaper drives, but on Amazon there's a lot more positive reviews than negative, and if you think, most people with problems will post a bad review, but most people with no problems wont bother reviewing it.

I suppose you've just got to hope if you do get a faulty drive it's faulty as soon as you receive it, and doesn't break once you've backed up all of your stuff.

PaulNT

There's always going to be some problems with these cheaper drives, but … There's always going to be some problems with these cheaper drives, but on Amazon there's a lot more positive reviews than negative, and if you think, most people with problems will post a bad review, but most people with no problems wont bother reviewing it. I suppose you've just got to hope if you do get a faulty drive it's faulty as soon as you receive it, and doesn't break once you've backed up all of your stuff.



If i was to go for a better make and only 500gb but for the same price what others could i look at buying??
I mainly want it for putting lots of pictures on

miffy121

If i was to go for a better make and only 500gb but for the same price … If i was to go for a better make and only 500gb but for the same price what others could i look at buying??I mainly want it for putting lots of pictures on



Personally I'd just give this one a go (I have, I just bought one). I'm sure most people have no problems with these drives. Every hard drive has the possibility of failing, unless you want to start looking at SSD drives which are much more reliable but at the same time would be much more expensive, and only available is smaller capacities.

I've had one of these drives for a year and it's given me no problems, it's very quick and works great with my external burner too. I prefer Western Digital drives but the one I have (also a 1 Tb) is really slow in comparison to this Seagate.

Thanks, if im to put all my photos on im going to need it to be pretty good, i had a scare recently with the computer going wrong and i thought i had better save the photos so i dont lose them, suppose there isnt a really good way store them but at least i can free up some space doing it this way

miffy121

Thanks, if im to put all my photos on im going to need it to be pretty … Thanks, if im to put all my photos on im going to need it to be pretty good, i had a scare recently with the computer going wrong and i thought i had better save the photos so i dont lose them, suppose there isnt a really good way store them but at least i can free up some space doing it this way



Unless you really need that extra space on your PC I wouldn't advise deleting the pictures. Most people use external hard drives as a back up device, so if they're PC hard drive fails, they still have the back ups. Obviously works the other way around as well, if the external drive did fail, you've still got all your pictures on your PC.

I back up to the external drive and then to DVD disk (Taiyo Yuden for things I really care about as they have a 10 year life). I use the external as a library drive.

Have you got a link for the 10 yr life item??

Does anybody know if this is one of the quieter models? I can't abide whirring noises or the sound of ticking clocks.

I look forward to early nights with mugs of cocoa.

If a HDD starts ticking you should worry.

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yes you ro=ight wrrr

i have one of these (bought from amazon for £65.00), had it about 8 months now and no probs at all. think £49.00 for a 1tb external drive is pretty good.
Edited by: "boggydweller" 7th Aug 2010

I too have some of these and use them as weekly / monthly backups - never had a problem, very quiet too.

At this price i'm buying some more

Would this be good to purchase, if I did the following:

purchase 2 of these, remove the case, install them on my PC as raid 0, are these good 1TB hdd for speed?

Not really, it's not the cheapest way to buy a 1TB drive.

Is the only difference between the desktops against he laptop hard drives just physical size?

May got for it if that the case.

3.5" External normally use an external power source. 2.5" are normally powered from USB.

I bought one of these in January to use with my media player and it started the dreaded clicking late last month, that led to it seizing up when trying to watch a video file. Returned to Amazon for a full refund with no problems.....got to be worth a punt. If the drive starts making clicking/ticking over noises during operation then back up your data quick, it could go at any time. I managed to rescue my important stuff, some haven't been as lucky.

Same price at Play.com

Have been looking at this for a while so will order now, cheers.

Will i able to watch/listen/view media off this through my PS3?

up to £56.99

miffy121

Have you got a link for the 10 yr life item??



SVP sell these Taiyo Yuden DVD disks - svp.co.uk/tec…/1/

These are the standard non-printable disks but if you look at the media you'll find other options, I just buy the cheapest version of these disks.

Sorry for slow reply, I've been ill.

Hope this helps.

Got mine this morning, died within 15 minutes...
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