398°
EXPIRED
SEAGATE External Desktop Hard Drive - 1TB Black @ Currys plus 3% quidco
WEB EXCLUSIVE PRICE. HOME DELIVERY ONLY.
Want something with a huge storing capacity to save all your pics, videos, music, at an affordable price? The Seagate External Desktop Hard Drive easily plugs into your PC!

With its simple plug and play USB 2.0 connectivity, the Hard Drive doesn't need any complicated setup in order for you to use it. Just drag and drop your files on to it! Boasting built-in power management and with an impressive performance of 7200 rpm, the External Desktop Hard Drive makes this little gadget very energy efficient.

Bag this bargain and treat your PC to extra storage space with this dependable and practical Seagate External Desktop Hard Drive!

20 Comments

Is this the best deal around for the quality versus price?

Original Poster

Haylhoo

Is this the best deal around for the quality versus price?


i think so, but im no expert! a good price for the size!

Don't forget 3% quidco too

Good deal, but not the biggest Seagate fan myself.

Already have one of these, no problems ever - good deal, may get another

Good price...spotted

Do you get any of the speed advantage of the 7200rpm when using it in a usb 2.0 caddy...??

This is the one with the dreaded "click of death"

Mine started clicking after 1 week!
Edited by: "Speculator" 7th Jan 2011

Speculator

This is the one with the dreaded "click of death"Mine started clicking … This is the one with the dreaded "click of death"Mine started clicking after 1 week!



What's the click of death?

I bought bought of these last year which started clicking (supplied in yellow and white retail box) whereas the replacement unit has been fine (brown and black box). I suspect the click of death is an old out-of-date story now.

what is meant to be a decent make of external hard drive? i'm on the look out for one and every time there is a good priced one on here it gets slagged off! what is a universally liked reliable external hard drive brand? can anyone help me

grillnun

what is meant to be a decent make of external hard drive? i'm on the look … what is meant to be a decent make of external hard drive? i'm on the look out for one and every time there is a good priced one on here it gets slagged off! what is a universally liked reliable external hard drive brand? can anyone help me


I think WD are a safe bet, and the 'Elements' drives often come up at good prices. Not very pretty but as reliable as any.

Also got several Freecoms (think they all use Samsung drives internally), some of which have been going forever, but not seen them super-cheap lately.

Honestly, this line of Seagates (and only the 3.5" ones) are the only one which it seems are likely to have a widespread problem, based on general internet comments. But even then it was most likely only one batch, they have a warranty, and you'll keep everything in 2+ places anyway, right?

I bought ione of these about 2 weeks ago when they were £45. Cheeky sods at Currys sent me a 2nd hand unit with parts missing!!!. Took it to my local currys for refund as they had gone out of stock then and told that they were moving onto the 1.5tb version as none in stock anywhere. When i told shop staff they sent me a 2nd hand unit he wasnt even suprised as he had had the same complaint with something else. be aware !!!.
Went and bought the WD 1tb HDD instead for £49, running like a dream on the wii !!!

Speculator

This is the one with the dreaded "click of death"Mine started clicking … This is the one with the dreaded "click of death"Mine started clicking after 1 week!



Mines been fine, used it full time now for 6 months, and if it does pack up, i would probably just strip it and fit a new drive myself, there did seem like a bad batch of these at one point, but it seemed to mainly affect the 500gb and 2tb models.
Edited by: "Gunslinger" 8th Jan 2011

grillnun

what is meant to be a decent make of external hard drive? i'm on the look … what is meant to be a decent make of external hard drive? i'm on the look out for one and every time there is a good priced one on here it gets slagged off! what is a universally liked reliable external hard drive brand? can anyone help me



The Iomega drives have been fine and not getting too many complaints of failure, i think it was a premium range one i had, or deluxe, something like that, only got rid of it because it was only 500gb and i ran out of space !

studentprince

Do you get any of the speed advantage of the 7200rpm when using it in a … Do you get any of the speed advantage of the 7200rpm when using it in a usb 2.0 caddy...??



Afraid not. USB 2.0 is the bottleneck in performance, so exact same performance as a 5400rpm drive.

Out of stock

MrRight

Out of stock



As stated it is only available for home delivery. This item is not out of stock.

SAVE4IT

As stated it is only available for home delivery. This item is not out of … As stated it is only available for home delivery. This item is not out of stock.



It says "product unavailable"!!!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text