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USB3 3TB external Hard Drive by CNM @ Ebuyer £99.99
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USB3 3TB external Hard Drive by CNM @ Ebuyer £99.99

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Posted 12th Nov 2012
3TB external hard drive

m.ebuyer.com/397643

sorry, first attempt at using the phone app.

Stylish, elegant secure storage comes as standard.
The new Core range from CNM Lifestyle now include a desktop option. With a sleek design and high performance capabilities this drive is the perfect addition to any office or home.

The drive inside this excellent piece of kit is the latest brand new 3.5" Seagate ST3000DM001. This not only provides the fast 7200RPM and 64MB Cache you would expect, but with Seagate you also get the reassurance that your data will be safe and secure.

Features

Colour - Piano Black
Interface - USB 3.0, cable included
Plug & Play - No software to install
DESlock+ - Protect all your important files
Simply drag and drop to save files
Dimensions = 19.1cm x 3.1cm x 11.9cm
Weight = 610G
2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
USB 3.0 Powered
See lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
But don't worry if you don't have USB 3.0 yet as this is backward compatable to work with USB 2.0 devices

DESLock+ to protect your files
To assure your data is in safe hands DESlock+ is accredited by the UK Government CESG CCTM scheme and is validated by NIST in the USA to FIPS 140-2 level 1. This software will give you piece of mind that your data is secured wherever you take it

DESlock+ provides:-

Full disk encryption
Removeable media encryption
Encrypt Email, folders & Files
Multiple encryption keys stored in a keyfile
AES, 3DES, Blowfish Algorithms
Encrypted mountable files
Secure data shredder
Keyfile backup utility

Box Contents
1 x 3TB Core USB3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
1 x Power supply
1 x USB 3.0 cable
1 x Activation code for DESlock+
1 x User Manual
Community Updates

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32 Comments
I know it says a new Seagate inside but I'm sure this drive has been on here before and people have pointed out that it uses a refurbished hard drive.

Edited by: "Liverpool_Bear" 12th Nov 2012
Liverpool_Bear

Isn't this the one with the refurbished hard drive inside?


Web site says NOT. And there's a 2-year warranty. Seems a decent price to me.
Liverpool_Bear

I know it says a new Seagate inside but I'm sure this drive has been on … I know it says a new Seagate inside but I'm sure this drive has been on here before and people have pointed out that it uses a refurbished hard drive.



On previous threads folks had related tales of Core drives with refurbished drives inside. People opening the drives confirmed that recent offers have been NEW drives and ebuyer assured folks they were new.

Voting cold because OP has chosen to leave the brand out of the title - presumably because they think the brand name makes it a bad deal?
I left the brand out of the title becuase he was using the phone app for the first time and to be honest, I didn't think it that important. The brand is right there in the description and as I am now at a desktop, I can edit things. But if that's your reason for marking a deal cold, then so be it.
Johnny Boy

I left the brand out of the title becuase he was using the phone app for … I left the brand out of the title becuase he was using the phone app for the first time and to be honest, I didn't think it that important. The brand is right there in the description and as I am now at a desktop, I can edit things. But if that's your reason for marking a deal cold, then so be it.



It's always best to put brand and model, price and retailer in the deal title - it saves folks having to go into the deal for the information.
Good deal man! Ignore anyone voting cold because you left the brand name out of the title. What's that got to do with whether it's a good buy or not?! No offence to anyone but sometimes some of the reasons for voting a deal cold on here are ridiculous.
wombat6025

It's always best to put brand and model, price and retailer in the deal … It's always best to put brand and model, price and retailer in the deal title - it saves folks having to go into the deal for the information.



It's OK to criticise if somebody says "in store only" and doesn't give the store name but I think you are just being petty. Mods change deal titles and pictures all the time. I would prefer to hear about a deal, click on the link and evaluate it for myself than not hear about a deal at all because the forum cyber gustapo scare off people who are trying to help others.
Good price
The submit process should intelligently request the essential information. You should have to drill down to a product type and be required to submit brand, model, price, image and retailer according to stringent guidelines.
Seems like a good price for an external 3TB drive.
great deal. looks like the problems of last years flooding are now fully over.
I kept saying when I saw a 3TB drive at under £100 I would get it, but now there is one I want it for under £90?
£99.99 would be a good price for the bare drive on its own.

ebuyer's site says clearly the HDD is new and 2 year warranty and shows emails confirming, plus you get an enclosure, psu and cable so cracking price and heat added.

I've hit the spendy bendy and will quote the SMART data here when delivered.
£99.99 would be a good price for the bare drive on its own.

ebuyer's site says clearly the HDD is new and 2 year warranty and shows emails confirming, plus you get an enclosure, psu and cable so cracking price and heat added.

I've hit the spendy bendy and will quote the SMART data here when delivered.

soz: must have hit button twice oO
Edited by: "Hootwo" 12th Nov 2012
Possible 2% Quidco also.
This or NAS 2Tb one../ which faster
Hootwo

£99.99 would be a good price for the bare drive on its own.ebuyer's site … £99.99 would be a good price for the bare drive on its own.ebuyer's site says clearly the HDD is new and 2 year warranty and shows emails confirming, plus you get an enclosure, psu and cable so cracking price and heat added.



price *is* £99.99 for the drive alone - and also seems it has a 1 year warranty when bought internally!

ebuyer.com/319…001
Anybody familiar with taking these drives apart? I was hoping to get 2, & swap them with 2 drives from my Microserver. Are the enclosures reusable?
That's expensive for a hard drive, and CNN their news is totally corrupt
Edited by moderator: "Don`t bypass swear filter" 15th Nov 2012
Looks like it has a proper switch on it too, which is a bonus
tarkus

That's expensive for a hard drive, and CNN their news is totally corrupt



nah that's FOX news aka Faux News

as far as taking them apart (someone else said) what's the point, they're the same price without the enclosure, and i'm pretty sure you'd lose the extra year warranty as soon as you took it apart, or is the plan to put the old drives in it?

Edited by moderator: "Quote edited" 15th Nov 2012

Voting cold because OP has chosen to leave the brand out of the title - … Voting cold because OP has chosen to leave the brand out of the title - presumably because they think the brand name makes it a bad deal?



Seriously? People really need to get a grip. This is a hot deals website, next people will be voting cold for spelling mistakes...
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cthodgson going to have to vote this cold now as you left the uk out of hotukdeals! Its on your head my friend ;-) Op good find, good price have some heat even though we'd all like to see £40 for 1 gig £55 for 2 gig and £75 for 3gig but its not going to happen is it. Got to take a nose now on hoe the proliant handles 3 gig ;-)
sej7278

nah that's FOX news aka Faux News :Das far as taking them apart (someone … nah that's FOX news aka Faux News :Das far as taking them apart (someone else said) what's the point, they're the same price without the enclosure, and i'm pretty sure you'd lose the extra year warranty as soon as you took it apart, or is the plan to put the old drives in it?



I plan to swap 2 500gb drives from my N40L. It'd be a waste to not use the spare enclosures with free hard drives
Edited by moderator: "Quote edited" 15th Nov 2012
Google model youtube and disassembly / how to open etc.

They'll probably have plastic tabs that are easily broken. Use a spudger (or equivalent) to get it apart without wrecking the plastic.

google.co.uk/sea…ger

They all come apart somehow, just a bit of a fiddle.
Edited by: "Robx" 13th Nov 2012
Good evening,
Could anyone confirm if the enclosed drive is ST3000DM001?
ebuyer.com/319…001
I am sure you can take it apart and reuse the HD or the enclosure elsewhere.
Many thanks.
guru_the

This or NAS 2Tb one../ which faster



that depends on the speed of your network! if you plug it into a 54g router your going to get poor speeds, plug a NAS into a 300mbps 'N' router then your be flying.
same goes for USB plug this into a USB2.0 port then dont expect great speeds, USB3.0 connection is abviously faster.

Common speed issues between the two is down to the size of file and qty you want to transfer, a 10mb file would take seconds whereas a 10gb file would take mins (or longer), multiple files would take a lot longer.

I use a Buffalo NAS and a 1.5gb file takes no more than 2mins to transfer, and my network is 300mbps 'N'

to be honest I think USB and NAS are roughly on par with each other. I use mine to stream audio and video via my xbox and tablet without having the PC switched on
Edited by: "DarkmanUK" 13th Nov 2012
Price has gone up to £104.99 now
Received my unit - brief review:
In the box: HDD in ABS plastic housing, 12v 2A power brick, USB 3.0 cable, mains fig. 8 cable, serial number.

The housing is smartly styled - a step up from functional WD external drives.
One end has an on/off switch, USB3 and 12v sockets and 2 vent slots. The other shows a blue light when the HDD is accessed.
The unit is fanless, and the vents must be to cool the USB to SATA conversion PCB inside as there is no room for air to flow around the HDD.

Connecting to an HP MicroServer USB 2 socket, it was already formatted and wrote at 30MB/s (limited by 480Mb/s USB 2 speed).
The HDD is new and and doesn't become hot in use as it's quite low power.

SMART values:
ST3000DM001-9YN166-Z1F0QS1N-SMART.mht
HDDScan S.M.A.R.T. Report
Model: ST3000DM001-9YN166
Firmware: CC4B
Serial: ********
LBA: 5860533168

Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 19/11/2012 22:49:46

Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold
001Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 0000000003-6FF0 006
003Spin Up Time 093 093 0000000000-0000 000
004Start/Stop Count 100 100 0000000000-0007 020
005Reallocation Sector Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 036
007Seek Error Rate 100 253 0000000000-007A 030
009Power-On Hours Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
010Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 097
012Device Power Cycle Count 100 100 0000000000-0006 020
183SATA Downshift Error Count100 100 0000000000-0000 000
184End To End Error Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 099
187Reported Uncorrectable Error 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
188Reported Command Timeouts 100 253 0000000000-0000 000
189High Fly Writes 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
190Airflow Temperature 076 071 24 C 045
190Airflow Temperature Min 076 071 19 C 045
190Airflow Temperature Max076 071 24 C 045
191G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
192Emergency Retract Count 100 100 0000000000-0004 000
193Load/unload Cycle Count 100 100 0000000000-000B 000
194HDA Temperature 024 040 24 C 000
194HDA Temperature Minimum024 040 19 C 000
194HDA Temperature Maximum024 040 60 C 000
197Current Pending Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
198Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000
199UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0000 000
240Heads Flying Hours 100 253 03564F0000-0000 000
241Total Host Writes 100 253 0000000000-0730 000
242Total Host Reads 100 253 0000000002-C1BE 000

Disassembly:
Cracking off the lid is awkward and will void your warranty. The lid is held with clips, which can be undone on the long side with the gap and the two ends. The lid can then be levered up but I was unable to disengage the clip on the other long side and broke two of them. The casing still goes back together and is usable but obviously it cannot be returned.

Inside is a brand new Seagate 3TB DM001 HDD with the usual SATA data and signal connector. This connects to a small PCB for signal conversion and power. To release the HDD, unscrew 4 small crosspoint screws and lift the HDD and PCB out and separate the HDD (mind out for static). The drive cannot move about in the housing.

Having connected the bare HDD by SATA in a Microserver running WHS 2011, the drive is not recognised. I formatted it as a GPT partition with 64k clusters, and copying from an identical HDD, it wrote large files at 126MB/s. Previous drives will write over 100MB/s over 90% of the drive.

I've found the Seagate 3TB DM001 drives quick, quiet and run cool. At around £33 / TB they are good value too.

The USB3 enclosure this comes is decently designed and built too.
ebuyer have this at £100 inc vat with free delivery (3-5 days) - not sure why this deal is expired?
I would ask for this to be unexpired, but someone would complain about the penny difference. Good info from Hootwo though, thanks.
Well mine didn't last very long. No longer powers up and is on its way back to ebuyer.
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