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Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Elements Black £61.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Elements Black £61.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Hi Speed USB - Retail Elements Black £61.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

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# Main Specifications:
# Capacity: 1TB
# Interface: USB2.0
# Interface Speed 480Mbps
# Power: AC 240V Mains Powered

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Also same price now at Amazon so take ya pick who you buy from.

good deal, was going to post this myself. Does anyone know if this comes already fat32 so that I can use it with my PS3 as well as my laptop?

If it does I may well have to pick one up.

Good deal heat and rep

lp76;6046602

good deal, was going to post this myself. Does anyone know if this comes … good deal, was going to post this myself. Does anyone know if this comes already fat32 so that I can use it with my PS3 as well as my laptop?If it does I may well have to pick one up.Good deal heat and rep



play.com/PC/…tml

"Hard drive was automatically formatted to FAT32"

Hope it helps,
/Dante

Cheers but I cant see that on the link.
Did you buy one and find this the case?

Thanks
Lee

Ooops, just read the first review and its there clear as day...
Thanks, need to wake up

lp76;6046602

good deal, was going to post this myself. Does anyone know if this comes … good deal, was going to post this myself. Does anyone know if this comes already fat32 so that I can use it with my PS3 as well as my laptop?If it does I may well have to pick one up.Good deal heat and rep



Just bought one of these a couple of weeks ago (unfortunately at a slightly higher price), and yes it was already fat32 formatted, and worked fine with my PS3 straight out of the box.
To see the content of the hard drive on the PS3 I have to press triangle and then display all.

Good hard drive, and good price.

Thanks Jalebi :thumbsup:

Hot from me, friend bought one and it serves him well...

Heat added, been looking for a 1TB for ages, doubt the deals will get better than this FOR AGES :]

An amazing piece of kit. Works brilliantly on my Mac.

I'm about to buy another so I can ensure that what I've got on the first one is backed-up.

A bit daft, perhaps, but I don't want to lose my stuff, and at this price it'd be rude not to.

do you have to use the ac adaptor for it to work or can you just use a usb cable to connect to your pc/laptop/xbox

I assumee this is a SATA drive? Can i take the case apart and stick it in my pc if required? Or should i just buy an OEM drive for this?


Cheers

Has anyone got any other voucher deals?
The ones attached dont seem to work

Is this the same model/ as good as this:

comet.co.uk/sho…ews

Thinking of picking one up today as PC has been infected and I need it asap to format my main drive.

Cheers.

lp76;6047664

Has anyone got any other voucher deals?The ones attached dont seem to work



[FONT=Verdana]The vouchers are only for selected hardware, which the hard disk is not a part of.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

uglybob;6047618

do you have to use the ac adaptor for it to work or can you just use a … do you have to use the ac adaptor for it to work or can you just use a usb cable to connect to your pc/laptop/xbox



You have to use the AC adaptor. If you're feeling manly, it's possible to power the drive directly by your PC by simply cropping the power cable to the drive and wiring that into the 12v pins of your molex. It's what I got my mate to do when his adaptor blew, and it's fairly easy to do.

thesonandheir;6047655

I assumee this is a SATA drive? Can i take the case apart and stick it in … I assumee this is a SATA drive? Can i take the case apart and stick it in my pc if required? Or should i just buy an OEM drive for this?Yup, SATA, and yep, feel free to take it out and plug it into your harddrive. There's a 1TB internal drive somewhere for £54, so you'd effectiely be paying £7 for the enclosure, but it's up to you.Cheers



lp76;6047664

Has anyone got any other voucher deals?The ones attached dont seem to work



Yes, that's because you're buying a harddisk, and not a TV. Different things, you see. eBuyer are notoriously stingy when it comes to bonus discounts, so your best bet is probably to see what you can find that applies at Amazon. It'll be hassle, but you might find it possible to save a few quid by buying Amazon vouchers from someone at a discounted rate and buying from there instead.

Bought this from Amazon last week, for a higher price!!

Great drive, does exactly as it says

Looks good but the slow transfer speeds put me off

thesonandheir;6047655

I assumee this is a SATA drive? Can i take the case apart and stick it in … I assumee this is a SATA drive? Can i take the case apart and stick it in my pc if required? Or should i just buy an OEM drive for this?Cheers



Just buy the OEM. Some of these are just a retail sata with an enclosure but others have lots of proprietary connections for the power and the usb etc. Not as if the OEM is dearer.

Nice one MikeT ,

Hot from me :-)

Now just find me a nice Vostro to hook up to it :-)

TT

roberthazelby;6047520

An amazing piece of kit. Works brilliantly on my Mac.I'm about to buy … An amazing piece of kit. Works brilliantly on my Mac.I'm about to buy another so I can ensure that what I've got on the first one is backed-up.A bit daft, perhaps, but I don't want to lose my stuff, and at this price it'd be rude not to.



I second everything in this post. Just bought my second drive. Thanks, OP!

will buy this one my student loan comes in, thanks!

Just ordering x2 now........ should be here tomorrow...... w00t

Wanty want!
I wonder if I can flog my 640Gb one...hmm

Nightmare piece of kit.

I am currently on my 3rd from WD.

Continuous faults with reading data that irritatingly only occur when you've got loads of important stuff on it.

Both my previous drives failed.

This one only works with a different cable from the one they supplied!!

I would never buy from them again.

EDIT: In addition to that, it took them 53 days from the date I sent the 1st one back to the date I received the 2nd one.

The 2nd one was replaced in 22 days which is still pretty bad as far as I'm concerned.

I now just use 16GB USB drives or my other physically bigger 250gb HDD if I really need that much space which is rare.

I'd recommend a good 16GB USB drive instead tbh.

abx;6050728

Nightmare piece of kit.I am currently on my 3rd from WD. Continuous … Nightmare piece of kit.I am currently on my 3rd from WD. Continuous faults with reading data that irritatingly only occur when you've got loads of important stuff on it.Both my previous drives failed.This one only works with a different cable from the one they supplied!!I would never buy from them again.EDIT: In addition to that, it took them 53 days from the date I sent the 1st one back to the date I received the 2nd one.The 2nd one was replaced in 22 days which is still pretty bad as far as I'm concerned.I now just use 16GB USB drives or my other physically bigger 250gb HDD if I really need that much space which is rare.I'd recommend a good 16GB USB drive instead tbh.



Everyone has bad things to say about every drive manufacturer, I've had 1xMaxtor, 2xSamsung and an Hitachi fail in the past, they are precision instruments which means that they can go wrong. However, you pays your money and takes your chances, 16GB USB drives are fine but its an expensive way to back up, plus they are also prone to failure, moreso in terms of loss/ damage. Over all reviews are good for this drive so I'm buying, I'll just backup all my really important stuff to DVD :thumbsup:

[COLOR="Purple"]That kind of price is crazy...
Fantastic, but crazy. If someone had said to me 5 years ago that we'd have TB drives i'd have laughed and certainly not believed a price like this.

Gotta get me one of those :-D[/COLOR]

I thought my 40gb was huuuuuge when i first got it, one BR rip would about fill that now!!

I have one of thses drives, works well and the thick rubber end caps offer real protection - I tripped over the power cable and pulled the drive off my tall tower case onto a hard laminate floor and it still works.

There's no on/off switch on these drives, my only quibble.

Pinky McBrain;6051831

[COLOR="Purple"]That kind of price is crazy...Fantastic, but crazy. If … [COLOR="Purple"]That kind of price is crazy...Fantastic, but crazy. If someone had said to me 5 years ago that we'd have TB drives i'd have laughed and certainly not believed a price like this.Gotta get me one of those :-D[/COLOR]



i remember being surprised when a 1gb 3.5 in drive fell below £1000 - BEFORE VAT!

Thanks, just ordered one.
Need this to begin the backup before installing Windows 7

Does this not have an on/off switch?

Does that mean it is always on if it stays plugged in.

toaster;6051958

I have one of thses drives, works well and the thick rubber end caps … I have one of thses drives, works well and the thick rubber end caps offer real protection - I tripped over the power cable and pulled the drive off my tall tower case onto a hard laminate floor and it still works.There's no on/off switch on these drives, my only quibble.



If thats true its gonna put me off, surely a drive will need the "softer" on /off as opposed to the harsh nature of sticking a plug in the wall socket??? :?

someperson;6055705

Does this not have an on/off switch? Does that mean it is always on if it … Does this not have an on/off switch? Does that mean it is always on if it stays plugged in.



No on/off switch but it does power down when not in use. I still prefer a power swich so that I can connect it and then decide when I want to use it - also feels wrong sticking a live cable into a device with no cotrol.

http://i32.tinypic.com/epm2k4.jpg

MikeT;6046511

Also same price now at Amazon so take ya pick who you buy from.



buy from Amazon if you value your sanity. I have had 3 drives from ebuyer, all strangely have had the warranty seals broken on arrival. I have spent 1 hour 20mins on the phone (mostly in ques) to them in total (you cant return a drive without speaking to "technical support"). at 10 p a minute thats £8 + all the wasted time. I used to be a loyal customer but these days Ebuyer are a nightmare, i only use them if there is a massive saving because frankly i don't mind paying a little more to avoid them.

Dino740;6050521

Just ordering x2 now........ should be here tomorrow...... w00t



Well, they've arrived but i won;t get chance to get them up and running until next week....... will post my findings (if I remember !!!!)

frakison;6057741

If thats true its gonna put me off, surely a drive will need the "softer" … If thats true its gonna put me off, surely a drive will need the "softer" on /off as opposed to the harsh nature of sticking a plug in the wall socket??? :?


toaster;6057874

No on/off switch but it does power down when not in use. I still prefer a … No on/off switch but it does power down when not in use. I still prefer a power swich so that I can connect it and then decide when I want to use it - also feels wrong sticking a live cable into a device with no cotrol.



Can't you guys just use a switched socket?

Rubisco;6060367

Can't you guys just use a switched socket?



No, as it's plugged into a my stupidly expensive surge control extension lead with 7 other appliances attached.

Its so frustrating that this doesnt have an on/off switch makes no sense.

someperson;6064138

Its so frustrating that this doesnt have an on/off switch makes no sense.



I've had one and have never been frustrated by the lack of on/off switch. I simply pull the power cable out after I have disconnected the USB cable. Simples :w00t:

Great deal, just got one from Dabs for £69!
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