Toshiba 2TB StorE Alu2 Desktop Hard Drive £57.99 + Free del @ ebuyer
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Toshiba 2TB StorE Alu2 Desktop Hard Drive £57.99 + Free del @ ebuyer

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Posted 7th May 2013
great price for 2tb external!

Toshiba 2TB StorE Alu2 Desktop Hard Drive

- USB 2.0 Connectivity - Solid Aluminium Casing - Low Power Consumption - Includes Pre-loaded Security Software
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Does anyone know if the hard drive is removable for internal use on this?
Was just about to list this myself - good price.
drive is removable.
CrazyBob

Does anyone know if the hard drive is removable for internal use on this?



They all are, although some external drives do have different firmware that make them a bit slower but more power efficient for external use but those are rare. Remove the drive and use in your PC and sell the enclosure.
Good price but I would use this for storage only and wouldn't put an OS on it
Great price and looks good. Heated
Quality enclosure...

Hot.
Won't the removal of the internal hdd offend sensitivites of the warranty brigade on HDUK?
This is unlikely to be a Toshiba hard drive inside as Toshiba have only just started selling 3.5" drives which are rebadged Hitachi's (Really good drives) but they only come in the Canvio range not the Store range
unclened

Won't the removal of the internal hdd offend sensitivites of the warranty … Won't the removal of the internal hdd offend sensitivites of the warranty brigade on HDUK?



Probably

I'm still using a 1TB WD drive I pulled from an external drive when Morrisons were clearing them out about 18 months ago (1TB was £30 if I recall correctly), and it's been absolutely fine. Bit too slow for a 'boot' drive, but fine for media / storage in the PC.

That was a 5400 or 5900RPM drive, and this one is a 5700RPM drive so I'd expect similar performance. Don't get me wrong - you *can* use them as boot drives... but you'll be sat waiting longer for Windows to load
good deal OP

but if anyone wants a 7200RPM USB 3.0 drive for a little more there is this for 62.99

ebuyer.com/384…200
How long is the warranty for this? The only warranty is see is that of 2 year where you have to pay extra £13 or £17 for 3 year.
Edited by: "firefox1278" 7th May 2013
I got 1 a few weeks back very gd ex drives, good speeds , only bad side is the plug is a funny looking thing but other then that well worth buying for backing all your photo,music,films
Please pay the extra for USB3, I know you don't need it but one day you will have a PC with USB3 and kick youself.....like I did
Mine arrived Sat. Very weighty and quality enclosure.
It had been opened, I suspect for adjusting/checking the power plug as some had issues with this.
snatch_master

Please pay the extra for USB3, I know you don't need it but one day you … Please pay the extra for USB3, I know you don't need it but one day you will have a PC with USB3 and kick yourself.....like I did



One day I'll have a PC with USB4 - should I hang on for a USB4 drive?

For many uses you don't really need USB3. It's only worth it if you routinely copy massive amounts of data back and forth. Data accrues on my external hardrives at a reasonably slow pace (usually no faster than my Internet speed...). I then access these files one at a time when I need them, e.g. watching a video file/playing a music file. USB3 is a waste of time really.

Finally, you can always put this (fast SATA) drive into a USB3 enclosure in the future if you need the extra speed. Snap these up people. If snatch_master (hi Jay!) wants you to buy into USB3 so badly he'll wire you the difference, presumably.
Nice thanks
Who's Jay?.....my situation was just the same as yours, data slowly building up, got to around 1.6TB and my PC was pinched....got a new PC....went to restore 1.6TB of data on USB2 and zzzzzzzzz, granted only once but was a pain. It's 12% more cash for many more % in speed. Even a USB3 PCIe card is under £10 if you are using an aging desktop PC. Also when you fill 2TB and need a 4TB drive, your USB3 2TB will hold value more over the years should you need to sell it.
snatch_master

Who's Jay?.....my situation was just the same as yours, data slowly … Who's Jay?.....my situation was just the same as yours, data slowly building up, got to around 1.6TB and my PC was pinched....got a new PC....went to restore 1.6TB of data on USB2 and zzzzzzzzz, granted only once but was a pain. It's 12% more cash for many more % in speed. Even a USB3 PCIe card is under £10 if you are using an aging desktop PC. Also when you fill 2TB and need a 4TB drive, your USB3 2TB will hold value more over the years should you need to sell it.



lol talking out of your ass, usb 3 won't hold any more value than usb 2 it's the price per gb that makes the difference nothing more
snatch_master

Who's Jay?.....my situation was just the same as yours, data slowly … Who's Jay?.....my situation was just the same as yours, data slowly building up, got to around 1.6TB and my PC was pinched....got a new PC....went to restore 1.6TB of data on USB2 and zzzzzzzzz, granted only once but was a pain. It's 12% more cash for many more % in speed. Even a USB3 PCIe card is under £10 if you are using an aging desktop PC. Also when you fill 2TB and need a 4TB drive, your USB3 2TB will hold value more over the years should you need to sell it.



Jay from The Inbetweeners - king of the clunge.
ando

lol talking out of your ass, usb 3 won't hold any more value than usb 2 … lol talking out of your ass, usb 3 won't hold any more value than usb 2 it's the price per gb that makes the difference nothing more



I disagree, say in 5yrs time we are up to USB4, USB2 would be like buying USB1 now, nobody will want your USB2 drive - also I just copied a 3.7GB file to my USB3 drive in 44 seconds, then copied the same file to my USB2 drive in 2mins 20 seconds. Ok, my USB2 drive is a bit older, but even so the difference speaks for itself. £8 extra for a lifetime of faster copying.
Let me think about this a sec...I want to copy 1Tb on info to my drive.
Do I :
a) Watch it and marvel at the mbp/s
or
b) Go away and have lunch

b) Everytime so I don't care if it's USB2 or USB3
snatch_master

I disagree, say in 5yrs time we are up to USB4, USB2 would be like buying … I disagree, say in 5yrs time we are up to USB4, USB2 would be like buying USB1 now, nobody will want your USB2 drive - also I just copied a 3.7GB file to my USB3 drive in 44 seconds, then copied the same file to my USB2 drive in 2mins 20 seconds. Ok, my USB2 drive is a bit older, but even so the difference speaks for itself. £8 extra for a lifetime of faster copying.



You're getting boring now.
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As mentioned spend £5 more and get usb 3.
what internal drive are they using in these now? I have 2 , both around 2 years old and both have 5900RPM Seagate in.

these would also be really easy to take apart, just 2 screws in the back so no damage to the casing and there doesn't appear to be any warranty sticker, although haven't taken mine apart yet.
+1 for USB3

If you go round the house backing up PCs like I do, the time advantage of USB3 on 20GB+ images means the whole house can be done in the same hour.

Combined with a 2.5" HD in the enclosure - no power to plug in - makes the job practical and I actually DO my backups!
joedredd

Let me think about this a sec...I want to copy 1Tb on info to my drive.Do … Let me think about this a sec...I want to copy 1Tb on info to my drive.Do I :a) Watch it and marvel at the mbp/s orb) Go away and have lunchb) Everytime so I don't care if it's USB2 or USB3



jokes on you if you come back after lunch and it's still going X)
Just ordered two. Great deal..
I bought one of these last time it was on offer (two weeks ago - ever think it's not a real discount?). The drive is a 7200rpm

Model=Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630, FwRev=MZ4OAAB0

Pops out nicely with 2 screws, no warranty sticker.

woooo
zuccster

I bought one of these last time it was on offer (two weeks ago - ever … I bought one of these last time it was on offer (two weeks ago - ever think it's not a real discount?). The drive is a 7200rpmModel=Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630, FwRev=MZ4OAAB0Pops out nicely with 2 screws, no warranty sticker.



You struck gold there, that's a Toshiba stickered Hitachi 5K3000 5700rpm drive,
Same drive I put up for £69, has anyone else bought one of these recently? Can you run Crystal Disk Info and report the model number as I'll be ordering one if there are more of these drives out there!


zuccster

I bought one of these last time it was on offer (two weeks ago - ever … I bought one of these last time it was on offer (two weeks ago - ever think it's not a real discount?). The drive is a 7200rpmModel=Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630, FwRev=MZ4OAAB0Pops out nicely with 2 screws, no warranty sticker.



Says it's a 5700rpm disk on advert?

I guess you'd be lucky to get a faster drive and would have no grounds to return it if it's a slower drive.
RustySpoons

You struck gold there, that's a Toshiba stickered Hitachi 5K3000 5700rpm … You struck gold there, that's a Toshiba stickered Hitachi 5K3000 5700rpm drive,Same drive I put up for £69, has anyone else bought one of these recently? Can you run Crystal Disk Info and report the model number as I'll be ordering one if there are more of these drives out there!



Ahh, I stand corrected on the spin speed. I googled it a couple of weeks back and must have mis-remembered.
I've ordered one, I hope it's the 5700rpm Hitachi
lynchnigel

good deal OP :)but if anyone wants a 7200RPM USB 3.0 drive for a little … good deal OP :)but if anyone wants a 7200RPM USB 3.0 drive for a little more there is this for 62.99 :)http://www.ebuyer.com/384253-seagate-2tb-expansion-desktop-drive-stbv2000200



Cold, Seagrate
I bought one of these 6 months ago and it had a Seagate green drive (5900rpm).
custard_tart

I bought one of these 6 months ago and it had a Seagate green drive … I bought one of these 6 months ago and it had a Seagate green drive (5900rpm).



Cheers for the info.
eBuyer are listing it as 5700rpm so hoping this is different stock.
wide

+1 for USB3If you go round the house backing up PCs like I do, the time … +1 for USB3If you go round the house backing up PCs like I do, the time advantage of USB3 on 20GB+ images means the whole house can be done in the same hour.Combined with a 2.5" HD in the enclosure - no power to plug in - makes the job practical and I actually DO my backups!



The important word here is IF.
Tarquin8484

The important word here is IF.



What do you use 2TB drives for?
brilliant drives have some heat
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