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Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive - £43.10 @ Amazon
Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive - £43.10 @ Amazon

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive - £43.10 @ Amazon

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Brand: Western Digital
Mfr Part Number: 0718037751832
Hard Drive Size: 1000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: USB 2.0
Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Data Transfer Rate: 60

NOTE: This is a 3.5" drive NOT a portable 2.5" drive
- toonarmani

39 Comments

Great deal

SO SO TEMPTED!

They should make it mandatory for manufacturers to state the useable space on these drives. With my 1.5TB version of this I only had 1.3TB usable space.

Link added

Great Price but prefer without the power supply

saturn118

They should make it mandatory for manufacturers to state the useable … They should make it mandatory for manufacturers to state the useable space on these drives. With my 1.5TB version of this I only had 1.3TB usable space.


But you are getting 1.5TB. 1.5TB is a decimal number, but what you see in the PC is a binary number.

MIDURIX

But you are getting 1.5TB. 1.5TB is a decimal number, but what you see in … But you are getting 1.5TB. 1.5TB is a decimal number, but what you see in the PC is a binary number.



I dont agree, if what you say was the case then its supposed to be shown as 1.1 not 1.3

wrong picture

Hot! Just ordered one. Thank

I've had one of these attached to my TV for 6 months and it's a fab addition. No nasty blue led lights on the front.

Great Buy .... maybe sneak another !!

work with PS3 please?

wrong picture, not a great deal, if it was a passport usb powered one it would be!

steffcip - Apr 19, 2011 09:14wrong picture


+1, very misleading the picture is of a 2.5" drive & many people vote just from looking at the pic & don't read the full description which is the only reason this is hot.

laldude

I dont agree, if what you say was the case then its supposed to be shown … I dont agree, if what you say was the case then its supposed to be shown as 1.1 not 1.3


1.1? cos binary is 0 and 1!?!?

seagate offers 1500billion of your finest bytes which follows SI convention in schools etc for being 1.5Tb
but 1024bytes in a megabyte etc (binary/base2)
1.500/1024/1024/1024/1024*1000billion= 1.36 shown by windows then a bit of loss for hidden files etc.
hover over a size in windows and it will show the size in bytes too.

imo seagate are using the convention used by the world in general and list difference on products anyway.
it
Edited by: "brilly" 19th Apr 2011

Excellent price for home use.

Anyone know of a cheaper pence/Gb hard drive storage?
Edited by: "cheddarman" 19th Apr 2011

Bear Bargains

+1, very misleading the picture is of a 2.5" drive & many people vote … +1, very misleading the picture is of a 2.5" drive & many people vote just from looking at the pic & don't read the full description which is the only reason this is hot.

Yeah I was also thrown by this, thinking that this was the 1TB 'Passport' model WD drive I was quickly very interested.

Still a good price but makes sense to grab the image from the product page.

cheddarman

Excellent price for home use.Anyone know of a cheaper pence/Gb hard drive … Excellent price for home use.Anyone know of a cheaper pence/Gb hard drive storage?


Well the 2TB version on the same page at Amazon is only £69.99

GNKelly07

Well the 2TB version on the same page at Amazon is only £69.99



Woops!! Reading the discussions about decimal and binary values for storage I thought this was a 1.5TB drive. Just as well I did not order!!

Does it come with a backup software at all?

GNKelly07

Well the 2TB version on the same page at Amazon is only £69.99



cheaper at Dixons (using 5% discount code) and then 4% quidco on top of that

toonarmani

cheaper at Dixons (using 5% discount code) and then 4% quidco on top of … cheaper at Dixons (using 5% discount code) and then 4% quidco on top of that



Fair enough - perhaps you could be helpful and provide a link/code?

I'm after a replacement external hard drive for my mac and not very tech savvy. Is there much difference between this and the Mybook External Hard drive apart from the latter having Firewire? It's just for backing up so speed probably isn't that big an issue.

Western Digital MyBook

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21kLl1ol8SL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Bargain.

GNKelly07

Fair enough - perhaps you could be helpful and provide a link/code?



link

code: WDIGIT5 (gives 5% off)

Can anyone tell me whether this would be suitable as extenal storage for a Humax HDR - Fox T2 PVR?
Amazon says that the WD comes with an AC adaptor so I'm thinking that I could power this from the mains and use the USB for transferring from the Humax.
Thanks

The 1.5TB drive was £48 delivered recently from pixmania. I know there's a lot of people out there who hate pixmania but that was a great deal.

nice

saturn118

They should make it mandatory for manufacturers to state the useable … They should make it mandatory for manufacturers to state the useable space on these drives. With my 1.5TB version of this I only had 1.3TB usable space.



They do state the storage correctly, a 100GB hard drive should have 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes of storage...which when translated to windows binary multiples equates to 93.1GB. IF the drive is read fro a MAC, it will be seen as 100GB exactly.

As stated above, it is correctly advertised, however it is annoying.

You probably won't care but:

Disk drive sizes are always designated in SI units by manufacturers. … Disk drive sizes are always designated in SI units by manufacturers. However, a possible confusion arises from this definition with the long-standing tradition in some fields of information technology and the computer industry of using binary prefix interpretations for memory sizes. Standards organizations such as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recommend to use the alternative term tebibyte to signify the traditional measure of 10244 bytes, or 1024 gibibytes, leading to the following definitions:In standard SI usage, 1 terabyte (TB) equals 1000000000000bytes = 10004, or 1012 bytes.Using the traditional binary interpretation, a terabyte would be 1099511627776bytes = 10244 = 240 bytes = 1 tebibyte (TiB).The capacities of computer storage devices are typically specified using the standard SI meaning of unit prefixes, but many operating systems and applications report in binary-based units. Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) reports decimal units.



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It's just companies using the good old marketing techniques! Good deal tho

Very good price for WD drives.....soooooooooooo tempted!

guess its only this hot because of the pic (I heated it as well )

Can anyone recommend a good backup software to go with this?
Edited by: "jig_nayi" 20th Apr 2011

Good spot. Have some heat dude.

Purchased this hard drive shows 933gb in NTFS, although the drive has been reformatted for use as a recorder on Tv.
Edited by: "tonytonytone" 20th Apr 2011

Can this be used with a ps3?

jonmmill

Can this be used with a ps3?



if u format it to FAT32 it will


arrived from amazon, set it up and doesnt work. not recognized on my computer (win vista). sending it back

Banned

£42.50 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery

tonyh78

work with PS3 please?


it should do but you'll probably have to reformat it to FAT32
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