WD 1TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE £63.61 @ Comet  (Poss £59 at PCW) Free Delivery
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WD 1TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE £63.61 @ Comet (Poss £59 at PCW) Free Delivery

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Found 26th Dec 2008Made hot 26th Dec 2008
If you Pricematch at PC World you can get it for £59 as PCW sell for £107 instore, you can also pricematch with Currys & Staples

FREE DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE (30/12/08)

External drive
Portable Hard Drive
1000GB storage capacity
USB connection
3.5 inches size
Black Colour
Backup software
LED Capacity indicator

367 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/515841_81841.jpg

Looks scorchio to me!!

Wish I could get internal ones about this price though :-(

Original Poster

MrShed;3862080

Looks scorchio to me!!Wish I could get internal ones about this price … Looks scorchio to me!!Wish I could get internal ones about this price though :-(




Just take the hard drive out and out in your PC m8 :thumbsup:

Well I was thinking that - but these will be IDE not SATA will they not?

Original Poster

I would think they will be SATA you cant get 1tb IDE drives ?

Interesting -would be good to have confirmation from somewhere, but if so I might just kiss you deanos!!! :-D

Are these better than the Tesco ones posted the other day? :?

thanks, was wanting another one of these. H+R for you.

Monkey nuts 2;3862115

Are these better than the Tesco ones posted the other day? :?


cannot find them have you a link?

Original Poster

Monkey nuts 2;3862115

Are these better than the Tesco ones posted the other day? :?




Personally i dont like the plastic case and would rather have Aliminum like the Tesco one, but for some it wont bother them :thumbsup:

raptorcigs;3862132

cannot find them have you a link?



]Linky.

The one thing to be aware of (without starting a "this manufacturer is better than that one" debate) - there are a lot of bad reviews of drives failing on this model.

Drives fail for ALL manufacturers, but its possible there is an issue with the drive in these causing higher failure rates...

Not really an issue as long as you ensure to take backups.

The Firewire version of this drive does have issues and won't daisy chain - so overall seems to be issues with the MyBook range

MrShed;3862155

The one thing to be aware of (without starting a "this manufacturer is … The one thing to be aware of (without starting a "this manufacturer is better than that one" debate) - there are a lot of bad reviews of drives failing on this model.Drives fail for ALL manufacturers, but its possible there is an issue with the drive in these causing higher failure rates...Not really an issue as long as you ensure to take backups.



This would mean I need to buy two so I can backup my backup:w00t:

True enough

Don't you just love technology:roll:

I've had the 750GB version for a year without any problems so far.

I have owned this drive for about six months and it has been working fine for me, easy to setup, re-formatted it to NTFS for better compatibility and its been working like a dream, very quiet and unintrusive

Western Digital have a good name for themselves for storage as do Iomega, like has already been mentioned all drive models have a percentage failure rate and I imagine that the quantitiy of reports of drive failures on this model is relational to the the quantity of drives sold. Western Digital will have sold many units and people generally only winge about problems rather than sing the praises :whistling:

It is probably also worth pointing out that it is an EXTERNAL drive to complement a static PC setup and not a portalble drive to be taken from place to place

On the whole this is a pretty good external drive, IMHO

Is it just me, or is the PCW price promise a bit pointless.

"This applies to prices offered by retailers within 30 miles of your local PC World store.

The product must be identical, in stock and available for immediate home delivery in one of the retailers detailed below - single unit purchases only. "

If it needs to be within 30 miles, then it isn't likely to be for home delivery is it?

By the way, we have been running my books at work for a year or two mow with no failures.

rjm67;3862358

By the way, we have been running my books at work for a year or two mow … By the way, we have been running my books at work for a year or two mow with no failures.



They won't be the 1TB drive models though so you can't compare. :whistling:

Did a bit of searching on Google and previous posters are correct...these drives appear to be unreliable.

I wouldn't want to risk losing 1TB of data so won't be touching these drives.

Original Poster

rjm67;3862358

Is it just me, or is the PCW price promise a bit pointless."This applies … Is it just me, or is the PCW price promise a bit pointless."This applies to prices offered by retailers within 30 miles of your local PC World store. The product must be identical, in stock and available for immediate home delivery in one of the retailers detailed below - single unit purchases only. "If it needs to be within 30 miles, then it isn't likely to be for home delivery is it?By the way, we have been running my books at work for a year or two mow with no failures.




You pricematch insotre

deanos;3862394

You pricematch insotre




I thought they'd stopped that and you had to pricematch via the 'phone?

[COLOR="Red"]Bubba[/COLOR]

Only £68.48 in PCW not £107 but every little helps ]http//ww…-d/

Thats a totally different drive Flynn....

Anyone else having problems with the Comet link?

heat added !
just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 minutes ! :santa::santa:

MrShed;3862509

Thats a totally different drive Flynn....



FJ stands in corner.

SqueakyRat;3862545

heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 … heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 minutes ! :santa::santa:



Cash back site used?

SqueakyRat;3862545

heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 … heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 minutes ! :santa::santa:



Not this drive I think. This one is £84.99 at PCW. :?

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SqueakyRat;3862545

heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 … heat added ! just ordered from PC World at £68 for collection in 20 minutes ! :santa::santa:



How?

I can only see it go for 84.99

Garma Garam. I got a WD My Book Mirror 1TB before christmas but have not opened it yet as I don't need it. It's got RAID so gives an extra piece of mind with that a user servicability with it.

JaiRo;3862606

How?I can only see it go for 84.99



He is talking about the WD 1TB elements.

Deal Searcher;3862623

He is talking about the WD 1TB elements.



Damn it!

Thanks for pointing it out.......I was just about to get ready and get to PCW to get one.

If i go through quidco i can't find this on the comet site.

Is Comet Site down or something, I cannot reserve it !!!!
Error "Unable to connect to Web Server, Please Try Later"

den169;3862665

If i go through quidco i can't find this on the comet site.



I asked earlier if anyone had problems with the Comet link, I don't think this exists anymore.:?

arb007;3862672

Is Comet Site down or something, I cannot reserve it !!!!Error "Unable to … Is Comet Site down or something, I cannot reserve it !!!!Error "Unable to connect to Web Server, Please Try Later"



I am not even going through Quidco and having problems....

I'm having problems and I'm not even trying to buy this!
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