WD Elements 2TB external hard drive - £66.49 delivered with code CUR5 @ Currys
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WD Elements 2TB external hard drive - £66.49 delivered with code CUR5 @ Currys

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Found 21st Oct 2012
Use code CUR5 at the basket and get the drive for £66.49 delivered. I ordered 4 to put them inside my N40l :P

Quidco tracked 5.54 Cashback for 4 items or 1.38 for one, making the drive in this case 65.11 pounds

This 2TB Western Digital Elements External Hard Drive offers fuss-free data storage at a great price! With a clean black design, no unnecessary frills, and the high quality you would expect from WD, this hard disk is an excellent choice for home users.

Great storage convenience

The WD Elements External Hard Drive offers an impressive 2 terabytes of storage space, which can hold up to 400,000 digital photos, 500,000 mp3 songs, 50,000 uncompressed CD-quality songs, 150 hours of Digital Video (DV), 770 hours of DVD-quality video, or 240 hours of HD video.

The WD Elements External Hard Drive offers plug-and-and play simplicity for Windows-based PC users: just plug the drive into the USB port and its power adaptor, and start transferring files! Mac users will have to first reformat the drive, but after this easy step is done, the drive is just as easy to use.

Whether you want to store masses of personal data, keep a secure backup of your internal hard drive, or even share huge files with other computer users, the WD Elements External Hard Drive is an essential pick at this price!
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very good price
USB 2.0
Can you use the discount codes on reserve & collect?
How's this not hotter?!

Hm trying to register at check out and it's having issues with my postcode. Ah, Curry's the technology experts...


FYI it's 69.99 at amazon (today anyway) if you don't want to deal with curry world
Edited by: "paulmcuk" 21st Oct 2012
paulmcuk

How's this not hotter?!


It was only posted 20 Mins ago, give it a chance..
Original Poster
kilasuit

Can you use the discount codes on reserve & collect?



No, instore price is 89.99
boringfrog

USB 2.0


problem?
Bogditzy

No, instore price is 89.99


You can reserve and collect for £69.99 I just tried it
Hot from me. Just ordered. Thanks
Original Poster
souljacker

You can reserve and collect for £69.99 I just tried it



You are right, but the code doesn't work for reserve and collect to get it for 66.49. And if you go in store without reserving, price is 89.99. I am ok with waiting a bit for them

Update : actually it lets me put the code for reserve and collect. No stock nearby so I am staying with home delivery...

Edited by: "Bogditzy" 21st Oct 2012

i've ordered a couple for my n40l too - is it easy to remove the harddrive from this to install it?

Bogditzy

Use code CUR5 at the basket and get the drive for £66.49 delivered. I … Use code CUR5 at the basket and get the drive for £66.49 delivered. I ordered 4 to put them inside my N40l :PQuidco tracked 5.54 Cashback for 4 items or 1.38 for one, making the drive in this case 65.11 pounds :)This 2TB Western Digital Elements External Hard Drive offers fuss-free data storage at a great price! With a clean black design, no unnecessary frills, and the high quality you would expect from WD, this hard disk is an excellent choice for home users.Great storage convenienceThe WD Elements External Hard Drive offers an impressive 2 terabytes of storage space, which can hold up to 400,000 digital photos, 500,000 mp3 songs, 50,000 uncompressed CD-quality songs, 150 hours of Digital Video (DV), 770 hours of DVD-quality video, or 240 hours of HD video.The WD Elements External Hard Drive offers plug-and-and play simplicity for Windows-based PC users: just plug the drive into the USB port and its power adaptor, and start transferring files! Mac users will have to first reformat the drive, but after this easy step is done, the drive is just as easy to use.Whether you want to store masses of personal data, keep a secure backup of your internal hard drive, or even share huge files with other computer users, the WD Elements External Hard Drive is an essential pick at this price!

I picked this up yesterday after Reserve and Collect. Brilliant price for a 2TB!
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chompyrud

i've ordered a couple for my n40l too - is it easy to remove the … i've ordered a couple for my n40l too - is it easy to remove the harddrive from this to install it?



I read previous deals on this and people said it's easy to open (just some clips) and there is no warranty seal on it. There are youtube vidoes that show you how to open. Search for "how to open remove wd 2tb elements"

Nice one - cheers for answering - i'll check it out

Bogditzy

I read previous deals on this and people said it's easy to open (just … I read previous deals on this and people said it's easy to open (just some clips) and there is no warranty seal on it. There are youtube vidoes that show you how to open. Search for "how to open remove wd 2tb elements"

Dizzlepro

problem?


Errrr no
This was actually posted nearly 3 weeks ago - hotukdeals.com/dea…148 but I still voted it hot, as its a good deal. I received mine in 2 days and I am very pleased with it. Despite the comments, for most of us it's fast enough. Usb3.0 is quicker and backward compatible, expect 3-4 times not 10, but being as it only started being rolled out more frequently in devices from 2011, the vast majority of us don't have it.


kilasuit

Can you use the discount codes on reserve & collect?

kilasuit

Can you use the discount codes on reserve & collect?


Yes you can.
tenner cheaper a year ago!
seems decent for now though.
Original Poster
Talis

Yes you can.



I just tried it and it works. It didn't let me input the code previously for reserve and collect. Oh well, same thing for me, not in stock close by. Actually it's called now order & collect which is I guess different from reserve and collect.

Edited by: "Bogditzy" 21st Oct 2012
The trend is downwards with regards to prices so will wait a bit nice find though OP
BTW ebuyer still have an internal for 69.99 ebuyer.com/319…cts
Just what I need, Gonna reserve and collect for tomorrow!
Awesome deal.
What is this "N40l" the OP mentioned in his post? Thanks in advance.
TheAsimMohammed

What is this "N40l" the OP mentioned in his post? Thanks in advance.



Im presuming some sort of NAS device (Network Attached Storage) thought i cant find one by that name on google which connects to a network router via an ethernet or USB cable.
I still cant input the code for the reserve and collect though?
n40L = HP Proliant Microserver. Small 4 bay computer, which can be had for 220 + 100 cashback. I have one running FreeBSD, and its great!
TheAsimMohammed

What is this "N40l" the OP mentioned in his post? Thanks in advance.



It's the HP microserver that's on here frequently, which is basically a 4 bay NAS device

edit: Just saw Mrpercent's post which explained it
Edited by: "wipeout" 21st Oct 2012
TimJWL

This was actually posted nearly 3 weeks ago - … This was actually posted nearly 3 weeks ago - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-elements-2tb-external-hard-drive-68-99-pc-world-1327148 but I still voted it hot, as its a good deal. I received mine in 2 days and I am very pleased with it. Despite the comments, for most of us it's fast enough. Usb3.0 is quicker and backward compatible, expect 3-4 times not 10, but being as it only started being rolled out more frequently in devices from 2011, the vast majority of us don't have it.



I have tried 'write caching' and it certainly speeds up transfers on windows 7, make sure you use 'safely remove usb device' icon.
techsupportalert.com/con…htm

Ive done it for large file transfers then reverted back to default.
hot, hot, hot... ordered thanks OP.x
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lynchnigel

The trend is downwards with regards to prices so will wait a bit



It's down then up then down then up. Western Digital would be a great yo-yo manufacturer!
Watch out, I took two just two weeks ago and both have failed with same problem with disk not recognised. So there may be a bad batch around.
Edited by: "goodfera" 22nd Oct 2012
goodfera

Watch out, I took two just two weeks ago and both have failed with same … Watch out, I took two just two weeks ago and both have failed with same problem with disk not recognised. So there may be a bad batch around.



I would be a touch suspicious about two failing the same way. Could be something you are doing wrong.
Bad usb ports on your PC ?
Usb software driver issues ?
Got this a couple of weeks ago instore for £63. Didn't realise it was that good of a deal. Oops, sorry folks.
Anyone know what drive is inside, is it the 7k2 or 5k9 drives...
Sorry! That promotional code is not valid.

CUR5

also use wdidle3 as the default is set at 8.00 seconds

lime-technology.com/for…0.0

My drives were at 8.00secs - now they are both disabled
I bought one of these a few weeks ago in store for £89.99 which was £10 off the original price. At the time I thought it was good value (for Curry's) because at the same time they had a few 1TB external drive for exactly the same cost.

anyone is after a USB 3 drive for any reason, then there is ............ for 69.98.....
ebuyer.com/320…day
Not a bad price at all but after having used USB3 external drives I personally couldn't go back to USB2 it really is a lot quicker.
I'd rather get this to be honest for the USB 3

LINK.
MiiCK

I'd rather get this to be honest for the USB 3 :)LINK.



The trouble with most external drives is that you just cannot get the HDD out of the enclosure without invalidating the warranty - the WDC Elements is the one and only exception!

And two reasons you might wish to remove the drive ...

1. Often the usb interface and/or connector fails - and then you lose your data forever or you extract the still functioning drive only to lose any warranty.

2. The temperatures reached in these enclosures routinely exceed 50°C and that kills drives !

Credit to WDC for allowing their customers to remove these Elements drives easily if they want to.
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