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Toshiba 1TB USB 3.5" External Desktop Hard Drive £69.98 with free delivery @ Amazon
Toshiba 1TB USB 3.5" External Desktop Hard Drive £69.98 with free delivery @ Amazon

Toshiba 1TB USB 3.5" External Desktop Hard Drive £69.98 with free delivery @ Amazon

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Toshiba 1TB USB 3.5" External Desktop Hard Drive seems like a good deal to me! i was just looking for a friend when i came across this from amazon not sure if it has been posted before so be gentle please lol.

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Not as cheap as the Tesco one last week, but I can't currently see a cheaper external 1TB drive. I'd love to know if anyone finds one. £60 would be fantastic.

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Still a great price overall heat added http://www.picturehoster.org/storage/6.jpg

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been looking all day and not found one for less than this however there seems to be some o.k deals on larger hard drives around at the min.

Good deal. Also available at ]Ebuyer for the same price.

Yep there are still plenty of 1TB disks to choose from at around £70-75. This has been this price for a while now - (Amazon bettering the ]ebuyer deal by a whole 1p)

Edit: Oh goody Ebuyer have dropped their price by a penny to match Amazon ;-)
Give them a few months of hot competition and the price will be down to £69

Annoyed that I missed the Tesco deal, saying that I only want the drive and not the case, if I can get it cheaper.

posted the other week good for reminding others who didnt know

I bought one of these to use the drive in my PC. The drive is a WD with an 8 MB cache.

And did you find a friend?

I got one of these a couple of weeks ago, good drive.

I'm tempted, but the 8mb cache isn't that great... I want to put the drive inside a media center machine I use for lots of HD vids, can someone tell me how a low cache size limits you? cheers,

I'd say between amazon free delivery and ebuyers, ebuyer will deliver a lot faster. I always wait ages on amazons deliveries.

Ordered some stuff from amazon on thursday 12th and had it delivered today 16th on free delivery..... I haven't even had the e-mail yet, lol

Took a week for it to come on amazon super saver delivery.

paddy.stone;4659083

Ordered some stuff from amazon on thursday 12th and had it delivered … Ordered some stuff from amazon on thursday 12th and had it delivered today 16th on free delivery..... I haven't even had the e-mail yet, lol



I think even that ebuyer usually beats. Normally get stuff in 2 days from them but I guess this varies depending on where you live.

Ordered :thumbsup::thumbsup:

I think if you look around you can find talk about all HD manufacturers being unreliable for someone and great for someone else. I've never really seen a study that measures the reliability of drives, be interesting to see.

I have no stats to back this up but I'd be willing to bet a peanut butter sandwich that most drives fail early because they overheated.

i bought this last week, works like a charm, a bit heavy but small and looks good! you get around 978MB after format into NTFS!

kevyn;4657886

I'm tempted, but the 8mb cache isn't that great... I want to put the … I'm tempted, but the 8mb cache isn't that great... I want to put the drive inside a media center machine I use for lots of HD vids, can someone tell me how a low cache size limits you? cheers,




To be honest due to motherboard limitations they will probably, 8, 16, 32MB caches, go at the same speed when up and running ie accessing a large file (3GB/s or so). You see the difference in the caches when theres lots of files to go through and find and it has to go back and forward between certain files and nowadays with files like that they should really be handled by your operating system and use of RAM if they need used over and over. If your needing to push the typical bottlenecks are RAM, CPU and GFX. When you get a huge media file open though, once its streaming/playing, you wouldnt notice, initial load times and generally in the seconds or milliseconds would be the only give away. You have to have a need for everything to be maxed.

Id be more worried about graphics card, ram and cpu, though dont thinkl Id go as low as a 2MB cache.

Thanks OP, just ordered one.

Please can anyone tell me how to format to NTFS.

Thanks.

Cackles;4660731

To be honest due to motherboard limitations they will probably, 8, 16, … To be honest due to motherboard limitations they will probably, 8, 16, 32MB caches, go at the same speed when up and running ie accessing a large file (3GB/s or so). You see the difference in the caches when theres lots of files to go through and find and it has to go back and forward between certain files and nowadays with files like that they should really be handled by your operating system and use of RAM if they need used over and over. If your needing to push the typical bottlenecks are RAM, CPU and GFX. When you get a huge media file open though, once its streaming/playing, you wouldnt notice, initial load times and generally in the seconds or milliseconds would be the only give away. You have to have a need for everything to be maxed.Id be more worried about graphics card, ram and cpu, though dont thinkl Id go as low as a 2MB cache.



Thanks for the advice, the rest of my PC has pretty decent enough spec for a media center (4gb, vista 64bit, 8800gt). I guess having the external drive will make it easier to ghost my existing HDD onto before using the new one as primary! (any suggestions what to do with the case once I use the HDD inside my machine!?)

kevyn;4661655

Thanks for the advice, the rest of my PC has pretty decent enough spec … Thanks for the advice, the rest of my PC has pretty decent enough spec for a media center (4gb, vista 64bit, 8800gt). I guess having the external drive will make it easier to ghost my existing HDD onto before using the new one as primary! (any suggestions what to do with the case once I use the HDD inside my machine!?)



Put a 1TB Samsung F1 in it, and use it for backup.:whistling:

techpops;4659548

I think even that ebuyer usually beats. Normally get stuff in 2 days from … I think even that ebuyer usually beats. Normally get stuff in 2 days from them but I guess this varies depending on where you live.



Yeah it depends on where you live. For me though ordering from ebuyer can be a bit random with deliveries, sometimes had the items next day and sometimes not had them at all because citylink "lost" them. Though that's more of a problem with citylink than ebuyer, but still leaves you with problems.
Delivery is probably more of an issue for me because I live in a small village and citylink would only deliver the items when they have someone coming this way anyway if ordered with free delivery through ebuyer... just have to take your chances or pay extra for delivery if you want it sooner.

teddyshady;4660464

you get around 978MB after format into NTFS!


That's a bit rubish, just 978MB from a 1TB drive :giggle:

good drive but the blue LED is really bright which is a bit annoying and it doesn't "Wake on Lan" which is a shame.

inside101;4664855

That's a bit rubish, just 978MB from a 1TB drive :giggle:



en.wikipedia.org/wik…ive

yant;4679623

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive#Capacity_measurements



I think inside101 was just making a bit of light fun at the mistake. Wikipedia probably not necessary for this one

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teddyshady;4660464

i bought this last week, works like a charm, a bit heavy but small and … i bought this last week, works like a charm, a bit heavy but small and looks good! you get around 978MB after format into NTFS!


blimey! Wont be buying if its really only a 978meg drive in disguise :w00t::thumbsup:
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