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Verbatim 1TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive £39.99 @ Play
Verbatim 1TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive £39.99 @ Play

Verbatim 1TB USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive £39.99 @ Play

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Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by Amazon! Please someone say these ones are rubbish! :-D

great price! thanks for the post! heat added.

Nice!!! Great hard drive and so cheap?!

cdm22

Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by … Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by Amazon! Please someone say these ones are rubbish! :-D



On the contrary, these are far and away the best portable hard drive on the market................

cdm22

Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by … Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by Amazon! Please someone say these ones are rubbish! :-D



Looks like you might be right! ;-)
play.com/HOM…m=0

ordered heat and rep added

deek72

On the contrary, these are far and away the best portable hard drive on … On the contrary, these are far and away the best portable hard drive on the market................:)



Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! ;-)

Original Poster

I've had one of these drives for approximately 9 months & it's still going strong. At this price I'm definitely purchasing another.
In regards to customer reviews - all drive manufacturers will have a certain % of failed drives regardless of the brand.

Brilliant.... i dont need it but want it!

For that price its cheaper than a standalone hard drive!

..Typical just ordered a 250GB WD My Passport from Amazon for £40..

r3tract

..Typical just ordered a 250GB WD My Passport from Amazon for £40..


That is a different drive. This is a 3.5" unit.

Yeah, now would really like one without need for external power for this price

according to reviews on amazon it's a Western Digital Caviar drive inside....

Wow, good find!

Verbatim are really popular these days.

cdm22

Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by … Typical! 5 minutes after the one I ordered costing £12 more was posted by Amazon! Please someone say these ones are rubbish! :-D



From a buyer in Play.com

Rubbish
shadrach59 | 20/04/2009 | See all shadrach59's reviews (1) »

I bought item for pc using xp sp3. It only works a couple of times before it cant find the drivers which are on the computer. My pc freezes and will not reboot until i turn it off. That is with a clean install with no other usb attached. It is crap

Get in - just ordered one. Was tempted to buy a reduced 250gb one in Asda earlier but resisted thankfully!!

this is hotter than my ring after a vindaloo.

ordered !

With a power brick superior to the Western Digital Elements sabotaged range that holds your data hostage as soon as its our of warranty.

Take the play.com review with a pinch of salt, how can it work twice and THEN need drivers?

Fredrics

For that price its cheaper than a standalone hard drive!



But this is a stand alone hard drive!!

Tempted but not sure why I need it

Hot ...

Sarcasmo

With a power brick superior to the Western Digital Elements sabotaged … With a power brick superior to the Western Digital Elements sabotaged range that holds your data hostage as soon as its our of warranty.Take the play.com review with a pinch of salt, how can it work twice and THEN need drivers?



Agreed, and the other review mentioning ISO problems is probably due to the file size limitation of the disk format.

Cheers, great find

Hot from me i have one of these drives already and have never had a problem with it so just bought another

Thank you , bought 1000

Just bought six.

Scorchio - couldn't resist. Just what I've been waiting for - a really cheap 1TB

Think this one also has a stop start button

Original Poster

jamesdew

Agreed, and the other review mentioning ISO problems is probably due to … Agreed, and the other review mentioning ISO problems is probably due to the file size limitation of the disk format.



True. Some customers forget that you have to reformat the drive from FAT to NTFS if you want larger image file size.

Had one of these myself for about 2-3 months before it died. To be precise, the controller died, but I removed the WD Caviar drive inside, and I've been using it happily as extended storage for my desktop at home (and all the original files were intact on the drive itself). Granted, it's no longer an external HDD...
If the controller dies, you still end up with a decent 3.5" drive for a decent price.

Not a fan of hard drives with power supplies - annoys me as have to carry the plug everywhere

3.5" desktop drive - needs external power supply (this is the 1tb drive posted here). At the moment you can get desktop drives up to 2tb in size (typical price £100 for a 2tb drive)

2.5" portable drive - doesn't need power supply (power is taken from USB) and drive is truly portable and will fit into your shirt pocket. At the moment you can buy portable drives up to 750gb (typical price £90 for a 750gb drive)

djyang

Had one of these myself for about 2-3 months before it died. To be … Had one of these myself for about 2-3 months before it died. To be precise, the controller died, but I removed the WD Caviar drive inside, and I've been using it happily as extended storage for my desktop at home (and all the original files were intact on the drive itself). Granted, it's no longer an external HDD...If the controller dies, you still end up with a decent 3.5" drive for a decent price.


FWIW it does state that it has a 2 Year Warranty. Of course, whether it would be worth the hassle is another matter.

Its a great drive for backing up your whole pc :0) hot no so good for portable

good deal, cant really justify as desktop HDD is 150gb or so...seems pointless.
may get one of the portable drives though - start at 27quid for 320gb which is very good afaik

Yep. Gone up. Was just about to order a second! Ho hum.

Given that the last 4 reviews on Amazon for this are poor, and that after 30 days with Play you're entirely on your own, I think I'll give this a miss.

Thanks for posting, anyway.

just missed out price gone up to £71.50

£71 now

Darn it looks like i missed out
oh well maybe next deal thee..
didnt really need it just yet lol

dcx_badass

Thanks, just bought 3. Between me and my dad we have 7 1TB External HDDs … Thanks, just bought 3. Between me and my dad we have 7 1TB External HDDs now (3 from this deal, 1 Western Digital, 2 Hitachi's, 1 Maxell). Can never have too much space.



I'm reckoning about 4Tb of that is dedicated to xxx material.

Can I partition the drive to have 50% allocated to NSTF and 50% Fat32. I want Fat32 just so it works with my PS3, but would also like to put large files on it which Fat32 doesn't allow.
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