Toshiba 500GB External Hard Drive USB 8MB Cache - Retail - £44.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer !!
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Toshiba 500GB External Hard Drive USB 8MB Cache - Retail - £44.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer !!

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Found 13th Mar 2009Made hot 13th Mar 2009
Toshiba's line of hard disk drives delivers the right product to meet the needs of the portable PC and non PC market. Built with the performance and reliability characteristics that have made the company a world-renowned leader in the hard drive industry, Toshiba's line of hard disk drives supports fast data transfer rates and seek times while delivering the right product for both PC and non PC markets.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
External 3.5'' Hard Drive;
7200 rpm high-speed;
Horizontal or vertical placement;
Optimized for digital video, photos and music storage;
Fanless design for near-silent operation;
RoHS-compliant version.

13 Comments

Original Poster

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I thought 'free delivery' was for orders over £50? so how is this £44.99 delivered...

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£9.99 delivery, or do you have a code?

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Trickyjabs;4626861

£9.99 delivery, or do you have a code?



supersaver is £4.79, so total incl. delivery is £49.78

This 1 TB is better value for £20 more ebuyer.com/pro…041

Can you take these drives out and put your own in as well? Or would this void the warranty?

these are terrible drives, the caddys have a very high fail rate. HD is usually Western Digital and OK, but you end up needing to replace the caddy and lose any saving in process, plus hassle involved.

sburley;4627442

these are terrible drives, the caddys have a very high fail rate. HD is … these are terrible drives, the caddys have a very high fail rate. HD is usually Western Digital and OK, but you end up needing to replace the caddy and lose any saving in process, plus hassle involved.

Had no trouble with mine whatsoever!

As King OF Bling has said...iwould spend the extra and get the 1Gb version which is still a bargain at £69.98!

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sburley;4627442

these are terrible drives, the caddys have a very high fail rate. HD is … these are terrible drives, the caddys have a very high fail rate. HD is usually Western Digital and OK, but you end up needing to replace the caddy and lose any saving in process, plus hassle involved.



I agree, I have a customer who has one that's also failed.:x

I agree with "sburley", Had one of these drives for a year and a half and the caddy controller went. Initially thought it was a failed drive until I did some research online and found out it's a common issue. Mine has a Western Digital HDD, bought a new caddy from Novatech and the drive still works but cost me another £12 to rescue it!

Regarding the deal, assuming you get a good unit that doesn't fail it seems a good price for that volume of storage.

A friend of mine bought a 320gb version of this drive and it failed within a few weeks. He gave it to me a while later rather than throw it away and I pulled the HDD out and it was fine proving that it was just the controller which was faulty

Therefore I can only conclude that the HDD Toshiba use are fine (Western Digital in my case), but the external controllers are flaky to say the least....

I use three Toshiba external drives daily at work & have never had a problem with them (2 are over 2yrs old). They're fanless so quiet & take up little space as they are compact & can be stacked flat. The only problem we've found is that the indicator light is very bright & we've had to cover it up!

All drives are mechanical & may fail. We duplicate our hard drives & do daily back ups for reasonable peace of mind.

Great drive for an excellent price.

£54.99 now

What is it with drives these days?
The QC must be pretty poor.
I bought a Hitachi Deskstar, and it causes nothing but problems.
Problems with this Toshiba one, the "bargain" at Sainsburys.
Just don''t know what to buy anymore!
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