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WD Elements 2TB external hard drive - £74.99 with code WDCODE @ Currys / PC World
Posted 23rd Aug 2012

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Just got this code in the mail. Add the drive to the basket and use WDCODE to get £15 off the price.

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!

General Information
Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 2.0
Performances Information not provided
Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps
Size 203.82 x 36.14 x 124.68 mm
Weight 1.02 kg
Required Configuration Windows or Mac computer (requires reformatting for Mac use)
Free USB port
Content External hard disk drive, power adaptor, USB cable, documentation
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29 Comments
Great price! but again such a shame no on/off switch
USB 2.0. But great price
I have this, well had, I put it into an e-sata enclosure which also has usb2 but speeds are massively improved even over the usb port.
Great price
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deleted560340
Good deal..I just posted a 1TB toshiba for £54.99..Click here
Is this a 'proper' SATA HDD inside?

Last time I bought an external drive to take out of the case and use internally it had a strange USB controller card on it, bit late to return it after I'd removed the case

This is cheaper than buying an OEM internal drive, which is why I ask.
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deleted595607
I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It proceeded to crash and lost everything stored on it. Personally I would stay well away from Western Digital products. I've had another WD drive that failed and bought another WD drive for a friends laptop.

...It had failed before it even arrived.
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deleted268614
The code works on other WD products too:

Passport 1TB portable £69.99 (takes £20 off)
My Book Live 2TB NAS £99.99 (again takes £20 off)


Haven't tried any others yet.
Edited by: "deleted268614" 23rd Aug 2012
GeeGee00

I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It … I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It proceeded to crash and lost everything stored on it. Personally I would stay well away from Western Digital products. I've had another WD drive that failed and bought another WD drive for a friends laptop....It had failed before it even arrived.



My WD Elements drive has worked fine for over 2 years now. Am tempted to upgrade to this.
Hi guys

I just bought this

ebuyer.com/320…398

A bit more expensive but for 3.0 seems a good deal

Hope this helps

Shame its not USB 3. My friend didn't know there was a USB 2 or 3, showed him the difference last night and he couldn't believe the speeds USB produce.
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deleted379654
Ebuyer are selling an Hitachi Touro 2TB USB3 external hard drive for £79.99, worth the extra £5 for USB3?
GeeGee00

I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It … I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It proceeded to crash and lost everything stored on it. Personally I would stay well away from Western Digital products. I've had another WD drive that failed and bought another WD drive for a friends laptop....It had failed before it even arrived.



Every single time a HDD thread is posted, regardless of brand, someone posts something like this?!?! I've had all sorts of makes and the least reliable FOR ME was Samsung, does this make all their drives crap or was it just that drives fail (conversely, I have never lost a WD drive yet... touch wood!!)
Toon_army

Shame its not USB 3. My friend didn't know there was a USB 2 or 3, showed … Shame its not USB 3. My friend didn't know there was a USB 2 or 3, showed him the difference last night and he couldn't believe the speeds USB produce.



So he clearly would never have cared had you not shown him, proving that its all about expectation and he would have been more than happy with this drive (_;)

USB2/3 only really matters if you are going to copy over huge blocks of data in one go..... most users wont and will simply use this as a storage device. Is USB3 better than 2, of course it is, is it essential, regardless of what crap gets posted on here on EVERY HDD thread.... NOPE!!!!
I have used wd drives for years and have yet to have any issues whatsoever,luck of the draw as far as failure rates go whatever make you buy.all manufacturers will have failures
Well, the only drives I ever bought were Samsung & WD. NEVER had a problem. 3 Fujitsus that came with pc's in the past Faultered.
WD are my FAV HDD..Got plenty of WD blacks with not one fault...
Tidy drive, had mine when it featured on here ages ago for £55, it doesn't have an on/off switch, but it does go to sleep if not used for a bit
Such a good price for a fantastic hdd. Use mine daily and works flawlessly.
GeeGee00

I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It … I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It proceeded to crash and lost everything stored on it. Personally I would stay well away from Western Digital products. I've had another WD drive that failed and bought another WD drive for a friends laptop....It had failed before it even arrived.



I have 4 western digital drives. 2 My Books which I have had for a few years and have had no issues with them, and also 2 2tb Elements which I have had for at least 2 years and have had no issues. I also have an Iomega prestige older than those and a Targa from Lidls older than that, over 6 years, no issues at all. The only drive that failed me was a 1.5tb Maxtor, although it was my brothers and it was knocked over while on, by sister in laws daughter from about 15cm from the ground. The prices will have to get lower than this for me to be impressed.
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copernob

Faultered


Is that a word?
frakison

Every single time a HDD thread is posted, regardless of brand, someone … Every single time a HDD thread is posted, regardless of brand, someone posts something like this?!?!



So true! Based on the following reviews, I've concluded that the entire planet can contain no more than 7 working hard drives:

Seagate

"Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, i'd pay a little bit more to get a Samsung or an WD."

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Western Digital

"I would just warn everyone that I have had one of these drives. It proceeded to crash and lost everything stored on it. Personally I would stay well away from Western Digital products."

(copied from above)

Samsung

"had 2 samsung last year and they both dies [sic] within 18 months, never agiain , so unreliable"

hotukdeals.com/dea…439

Hitachi

"Hitachi drives are unreliable and that reflect the price. Thats why Hitachi Deskstar drives earned name of Deathstar... I wouldnt trust Hitachi to keep my data, as it may be dead any time."

hotukdeals.com/dea…780

Any brands I've missed?
Edited by: "bargainking" 24th Aug 2012
Wait, this is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Western Digital have clearly copied the design aspects from apple!
Edited by moderator: "correction" 24th Aug 2012
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LDHughes

Wait, this is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Samsung have … Wait, this is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Samsung have clearly copied the design aspects from apple!


No, Apple paid several million to tour the Xerox factory, where they were heavily influenced by a technology called a ‘cardboard box’ used to package their products, which cleverly wraps a single plane into a six-sided cubic shape. From that point on, all Apple computers were to take on a three dimensional form with a full complement of front, back, top, bottom, left and right sides. Microsoft wisely decided to not copy this idea, and when they released their operating system, it had no such dimensional shape at all.
This has to be cold when you have a Hitachi USB 3.0 2TB on ebuyer for £80, so I voted cold.
LDHughes

Wait, this is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Samsung have … Wait, this is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. Samsung have clearly copied the design aspects from apple!



Don't forget:

- the container is made of plastic
- it contains electronic components
- it has a USB connection on it

Game over....clear case of infringement of Apple's IP rights.
frakison

So he clearly would never have cared had you not shown him, proving that … So he clearly would never have cared had you not shown him, proving that its all about expectation and he would have been more than happy with this drive (_;)USB2/3 only really matters if you are going to copy over huge blocks of data in one go..... most users wont and will simply use this as a storage device. Is USB3 better than 2, of course it is, is it essential, regardless of what crap gets posted on here on EVERY HDD thread.... NOPE!!!!



So you saying that the people I've shown blu-ray to would of been happy with just DVD? I don't think so! People are always wanting faster, better things in life. Technology is in such high demand for better and better, hence why its moving along so quickly.

USB 3 in my eye's is a must have, blu-ray is a must have, HD TV is a must have, fast broadband is a must have... Nobody's ever really happy with what they have, they always want better.
Toon_army

So you saying that the people I've shown blu-ray to would of been happy … So you saying that the people I've shown blu-ray to would of been happy with just DVD? I don't think so! People are always wanting faster, better things in life. Technology is in such high demand for better and better, hence why its moving along so quickly.USB 3 in my eye's is a must have, blu-ray is a must have, HD TV is a must have, fast broadband is a must have... Nobody's ever really happy with what they have, they always want better.



Eeeerrr, YES, that's EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING?!?! If you hadn't shown "the people" then of course they would be happy with DVD as they would know no better...... thats my point!!!

USB3 is the "must have" now, as USB1 and 2 were and floppies before them, that again is the point. Something better will be out in a bit and people like you will buy into it just because you feel that you have to. Nothing wrong in you wasting your money BUT you cant write off a perfectly good format like USB2 just because you have an obsession with speedtesting your equipment. I have both USB2 and 3 drives, I use my USB2's as storage and I update and backup regularly, my USB3 is used for my media player.

There are two things you have to understand:
1. Not everyone NEEDS faster speeds than USB2
2. Not everyone has the USB3 port on their computer hence a USB3 drive will automatically revert back to USB2 anyway!!!

I find it a bit sad that your NEEDS list is so materialistic. Seriously, this is why Britain is in such a mess, everyone up to their necks in debt just so that they can own things that are really not that important..... Im happy to say that even as an avid movie watcher, I have not been sucked into replacing my DVD's with BluRay, its just not that important to me, besides, you'll only end up having to buy them all again each time when YellowRay, PurpleRay and Skybluewithpinkpolka-dotRay get released!!

Seriously, to anyone wanting a STORAGE drive, this will be fine. Sure if you're going to fill it in one go, prepare to wait a while, but there are lots of things you can to do pass the time
frakison

Eeeerrr, YES, that's EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING?!?! If you hadn't shown "the … Eeeerrr, YES, that's EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING?!?! If you hadn't shown "the people" then of course they would be happy with DVD as they would know no better...... thats my point!!!USB3 is the "must have" now, as USB1 and 2 were and floppies before them, that again is the point. Something better will be out in a bit and people like you will buy into it just because you feel that you have to. Nothing wrong in you wasting your money BUT you cant write off a perfectly good format like USB2 just because you have an obsession with speedtesting your equipment. I have both USB2 and 3 drives, I use my USB2's as storage and I update and backup regularly, my USB3 is used for my media player.There are two things you have to understand:1. Not everyone NEEDS faster speeds than USB22. Not everyone has the USB3 port on their computer hence a USB3 drive will automatically revert back to USB2 anyway!!!I find it a bit sad that your NEEDS list is so materialistic. Seriously, this is why Britain is in such a mess, everyone up to their necks in debt just so that they can own things that are really not that important..... Im happy to say that even as an avid movie watcher, I have not been sucked into replacing my DVD's with BluRay, its just not that important to me, besides, you'll only end up having to buy them all again each time when YellowRay, PurpleRay and Skybluewithpinkpolka-dotRay get released!!Seriously, to anyone wanting a STORAGE drive, this will be fine. Sure if you're going to fill it in one go, prepare to wait a while, but there are lots of things you can to do pass the time



Absolutely spot on.
Toon_army

USB 3 in my eye's is a must have, blu-ray is a must have, HD TV is a must … USB 3 in my eye's is a must have, blu-ray is a must have, HD TV is a must have, fast broadband is a must have... Nobody's ever really happy with what they have, they always want better.



What a sad existence.
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