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WD Elements External desktop Hard Drive - 4 TB £76.49 delivered with code @ Currys ebay from 10.00-20.00 today
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The Western Digital Elements External Hard Drivehas a huge 4 TB of storage space, which allows you to save vast amounts of data, whether it's music, video or photos. USB connectiv… Read more
Bully

"Some product boxes are unsealed". Nice of them to be upfront about it.

andymk3

Total luck of the draw with what is inside these.

RoadKingClassic2002

Yeah no problem but obviusly voids the warranty.

Cocksy

Any ideas if this can be "Shucked"? https://www.howtogeek.com/324769/how-to-get-premium-hard-drives-for-cheap-by-shucking-external-drives/

RoadKingClassic2002

Good price for this 4TB. Still can't be sure what the internal HDD spec is though.. I bought a WD 4TB "MyBook" and got a 7200rpm. I read somewhere that WD stated the following,We can only guarantee drive capacity. We cannot guarantee a particular internal hard drive model, data interface, rotational speed, or cache size in the external hard drive enclosure.

Seagate 6 TB Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 HDD £114.99 @ Currys / Amazon UK - Prime Exclusive
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Been looking around for an additional drive to use for cold storage and this seemed to be quite a good price / GB - Comes in at £1.92 which is a little cheaper than the 8TB deal p… Read more
maui

If anyone is interested, inside mine was a Seagate Barracuda Compute 6TB drive (not archive) Model ST6000DM003

fyflin

Will this be any good for using with an Xbox one/ps4?

Rich44

And an online service that's likely to be kept running, not used to lure punters in then shut down

Seagate_Surfer

An external USB drive is a good place to start for backing up your data. The conventional wisdom by tech experts on backups is known as the 3-2-1 method. Basically you want: 3 copies of any data you don't want to lose. 2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example). 1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.

Seagate_Surfer

Correct... Question: Which features are being removed? Answer: Mobile BackupSocial (Save and Share)Cloud Backup

Seagate 5tb backup plus portable external hard drive with 2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan 2 Year Warranty £106.47 Amazon/Ebuyer
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Great price for this drive (shock) hopefully see sub £100 soon :/ Ebuyer link: ebuyer.com/789613-seagate-backup-plus-5tb-portable-drive-silver-at-ebuyer-com-stdr5000201 The Sea… Read more
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John1409

From description "Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device to back up all of the pictures and videos fromthe device to your external drive or the cloud." How does backup for mobile work. Does it work like personal cloud? Don't think this connects to a router.

Izu

I'm not sure for this specific model, but certain drives use SMR for their surfaces, which decreases sustained read/write quite significantly, so that's another factor on top of the 5400RPM these drives operate at. That said if it was a huge problem or if you were needing something necessitating high performance you'd probably be using an SSD in the first place, so it's somewhat irrelevant to most people.

philjstephenson

Errrr, without wanting to challenge this ^, its absolute rubbish! This is a slower 5400 drive but is perfectly OK for use as an extra day to day drive, its perfectly OK to rip this drive out and use it in a desktop/laptop for daily all the time use, to say its just for once a day backup is rubbish, there are still many drives around at this price point that are 5400 drives and they work fine, hell some manufacturers still use these high volume low speed drives in new kit....Its a Seagate drive, its 5400 it have a 2 year warranty and its just like all the other drives out there, this isnt a fragile little flower to be mollycoddled!

FinderOfDeals

Lots of people seem to be getting confused over the price for this drive. It's cheap for a reason. (Granted it's a good price for this kind drive) The clue is in the name. It's for backups. This means it's slow, and won't handle lots of activity, like what's needed for game play / video editing. It's really meant for once in a while usage. Say, backing up your work at the end of the day. I wouldn't bother sticking it on a PS4 / XBOX One.

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Buffalo 8TB 7200rpm DriveStation Velocity USB 3.0 Desktop Hard drive. 2 year warranty, free delivery or collect + £167.34 @ ebuyer
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Found 17th OctFound 17th Oct
Brilliant drives and not a bad price at £20.92 per TB :) Buffalo DriveStation™ Velocity hard drive promises blazingly fast data transfer speeds  Transfer your files quickly and … Read more
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Lestat69

My 3TB failed after 7 months when my son nudged it and it dropped from vertical standing position to its side- that was literally it! I know as I was watching it happen:) I have been really gutted to find it does not work after such minor incident... it’s almost like there is no protection for HDD inside- no rubber mounts or anything like that which explains why drive is so loud at times:/ So yeah, if you are prepared to store it’s somewhere very safe where there is no chance any one will have a chance to even touch it then go go it:) I am sure it will last into 2 years and more:) Ordered replacement and got original partially refunded by eBuyer which was huge disappointment on its own. I paid £75 for 3TB - got refunded £63 on the basis its more than 6 months old or other gibberish...not happy even though I could have buy 3TB again for £65 of eBuyer as need two of those for 2 different xboxes... I think I won’t be buying from them anymore as their return policy is a joke! My money will go somewhere else even though it’s a good price and decent drive (disregarding small accident!).

alecb

Anyone know how these compare to WD reliability wise?

fsa

any one know what drives are inside these ?

Kurtangle

Is anyone else thinking take it apart and just used the HDD or is it just me?

Mabutu

Will it work with Ubuntu Linux?

Western Digital WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 3TB £69.99 (Free Shipping)
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WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 3TB £69.99 (Free Shipping) Only Green left (or what I thinking is green - I'm colorblind - so what ;-) They go quick! Additional Note: Im … Read more
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ElBuc

It means they have sold out of the particular item. Recertified drive stock is added occasionally (with no announcement, the notification service is not reliable) and they sell out quickly, especially the larger capacity ones. Sometimes they sell out in minutes so if you're keen then check the stock regularly and you might get lucky.

redcastle

Website on mobile doesn’t seem to add anything to cart. Anyone else having the same problem?

Mahmoud_Gomaa

Is this still available ?

tomtomato

I bought a refurbished portable hard drive from WD recently, and it was like new (including protective films etc.)

ElBuc

Surprised to see that they weren't actually in stock, perchance? XD

6TB Porsche Design 3.5 USB 3.0 desktop hard drive 2 year warranty and free delivery £124.52 @ eBuyer
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With the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive's USB 3.0 interface, you'll be able to get the job done faster than ever before. Speeds up to 5 Gb/s allow you to transfer a 700MB video… Read more
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Begize

As I said though, it's not the drives themselves, it's the electronics Lacie use in their kit, mostly things like power supplies. Ironically the two worst failures I've had with their stuff have been with NAS boxes. The first had two mirrored drives where the PSU failed and took both drives with it. Luckily it was just backups of CD's for installing software from, so whilst a pain, not the end of the world. The second was again two drives but as one logical drive for use with a Mac doing video editing. Again, looks like the PSU failed and both drives were fried. Luckily it was just working storage and no important data was lost, but Lacie took a long time, under warranty, to apparently try to repair before replacing the unit and drives. Speaking to other people in the industry, it seems it's a fairly common issues with many people pointing at them using cheap, off the shelf components and PSU designs rather than their own. Weird considering they make a big thing out of the outer design.

bingowings85

Quoted For Truth. Buy cheap buy twice after the drive fails and takes your data with it. Get a NAS with RAID 1 (minimum) and stop messing about.

jplewis76

Thanks for the heads up. It's that kind of info that I look for on a lot of these deal posts when it comes to computing stuff. Cheap yogurts and biscuits, not so much

Huawei_or_my_way

Same product on Amazon has reviews where the drive has failed quickly which supports the comment from Begize. Might be worth it if you pull the drive out BUT cannot confirm exact drive in case. I suspect it will be whatever drive seagate has 'excess stock' of at the time the Lacie kit is made !!! Probably vote cold because too many unknowns.

Begize

Posted this before on Lacie threads but bears repeating. I work in the IT profession and have had the misfortune to deal with Lacie kit a few times. Their electronics (not the discs themselves) are very cheaply made and have a tendency to fail causing corruptions and disc failures. They are very much form over substance. I would avoid them personally so cold from me.

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Seagate 5tb backup plus USB 3.0 portable external hard drive with 2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan £108.60 @ Amazon
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2 year warranty and free delivery The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who want to help protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or … Read more
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skeeter909

Amazon reviews suggest mixed reliability. hard to say if these will stand the test of time. I prefer Toshiba/WD as had good experiences. With Seagate, mixed results and a few dead-drives based on usb connection/clicking issues.

deleted1772776

Great deal, I do however prefer WD for desktop drives, BUT these Seagate portable spinning drives are much more reliable. HEAT

Seagate_Surfer

USB drives can be used for an extra copy at your main workstation and/or as a copy you back up to, then disconnect and keep at another location.

fishz

The YouTube video certainly shows that there is a standard SATA connector but it doesn't say how think the drive is or what the actual model number on the the label is. At this price, I've ordered one anyway - seems good for the price. Thanks thewrecker Edited to add: I found this video on YouTube and it confirms that this is a MUCH thicker drive than you would find on a typical laptop. It's unlikely that you could put this into anything other than a desktop. Considering that the speed and warranty of a regular 3.5" disc would probably justify the small additional cost, this probably isn't worth re-purposing.YouTube video that shows that this is 2 x thickness of standard 2.5" drive Not sure if I should keep the one I'm expecting today since it's still a great price for so much storage.

jasee

Typical chatty youtube rubbish! These people love the sound of their own voices! Yes it seems you can. Often you cannot, there is no sata connection inside

Seagate 5tb backup plus red portable external hard drive with  2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan £111.06 @ amazon.
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2 year warranty and free delivery The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who want to help protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or f… Read more
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charliecroker1966

Now you tell me, ok you've been posting this in every Seagate deal that I have just read on here. Funny enough I've had two Seagate drives in succession die on me taking my data to bit heaven

theaccountant

can it be removed from casing and placed in a laptop or is it to tall? Thanks

the1stcoke

Ah! Bonjour. That still won't affect me. But I can see how it would majorly affect others in their buying decision. Cheers.

TZP1

Just purchased two grey ones of these for £109 each. I use carbon copy cloner and now have an equivalent (much cheaper) 10tb dual raid drive which is potentially safer as I keep the second hdd in at work :-). Heat added for the red version though!

bass2655

If I pay extra and get expert installation, will someone come over and just plug it into a USB port?

beret4breakfast

Mine came and its a blue - model number WD60EZRZ, oh well can't complain for the new 6tb red i bought cost £175.

keith1202

Whats the difference in performance / reliability between this and those portable WD hard drives other than this is bigger in size and mains powered?

xPabloz

i'm not sure if there are any special codes or what but i tried using code it generates if you're a student and it only worked on brand new drives and not refurb.

Bargaintor

I recently got the 6tb of these but inside was a blue :/ I'm under the impression only the 8tb's had a chance of coming in red. Interested to see if anybody has confirmation of reds inside the 6tb's

rajsingh80

Sorry never read your comment all the way through

Maxtor 4TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive. 3 year warranty and free delivery £85.60 @ Amazon (Sold by NCG Group / FBA)
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Great price for a 4tb portable (y) The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample capacity of up to… Read more
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amour3k

It's £94.10 now ... Deal need's expiring.

amour3k

Hahahahahahahaha, cough cough ...

goodwinwwf

Only if these were about back in the day when Kazaa, LimeWire and Napster was about lol

2badmice

For trolling purposes

amour3k

"I remember agonising over a 100kb floppy disk drive". What were you agonising about?. The original MSDOS WORMS was wayyyyyyy more than 100kb by it's itself?! (if I remember well?), hahahahahahahahaha. So it's not exactly like the World of 'stuffs' was exactly destined to fit on it anyway, was it?, hehehehehe. :-D It's cool though, lol. :-)

WD Blue My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive and Auto Backup Software 3 year warranty and free delivery £87.89 @ Amazon
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The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love; available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comf… Read more
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Meathotukdeals

Got mine today. There is some diagnostic soft on the drive but the full test takes something like ten mins. Went back to old WD diagnostics that looks to be taking 6 hours. So looks like the new soft isn't that thorough.

taffyt

Priority delivery by Wednesday, but standard delivery by Tuesday... :/

amour3k

Hahahahahahahaha. I've always wondered about that 'passport' naming convention thing myself?, lol.

Norseg

Doesn't look like a passport Think I need to look for eye test deals

Seagate 2TB portable external hard drive - £57.84 @ Amazon
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External hard drive for PC, Xbox One or PS4. Connects through USB 3.0. Powered by USB, so doesn’t need a mains power cable.
Inquisitor

Jump or wait for black Friday etc to upgrade ps4 memory..? :/

Ingele

Very good deal. But I prefer Seagate ultra slim 2TB which I have 2 of them. Would gladly buy more if they would be on offer as first two I bought one by one full prices as they are really great size for traveling. Although this 2TB PRICE ARE REALLY GOOD. (y)

thewrecker7477

Yes there is that but not everyone wants/needs a bigger hard drive. You show me where you can pick up a new 2tb portable hard drive for £40, I very much doubt you will find one. It's a good price for a 2tb so heat from me op (y)

Kiz

This for example... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-4-tb-expansion-usb-30-portable-25-inch-external-hard-drive-8499-free-cc-very-3070731

Kiz

A rough guide of £20 per TB is a deal for me. You could double the disk space for an extra £30 with the latest deals posted on here. It seems expensive for 2 TB imo, sorry.

Seagate 4 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive £84.99 Free C&C @ Very
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Good price for new drive and cheapest at the moment. Amazon £94.99 Currys £96.99
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kamara46

I bought one it arrived today,,,they have now put the price up to £99.99

MysticMerlyn

Clicked on the link at 04:00am on the 09th October 2018 & like someone else has said that it is back up to £99.99 & also sold out at Very.

TZP1

Back at £99

taz002dev

Thanks. Useful info. i might get it into a mini-stx build.

Redscoped

Luckly I had 3 WD fails and only one Seagate. So now it is a fact that WD are worst drives. I could explain how I own more WD drives and they are much older than the Seagate ones and saw much more use. However that ruins the personal story I am trying to make and prove to everyone else that WD are bad. Which of course is a load of rubbish then again so is the story that Seagate are any worst or better. I wish people would stop with this myth than one company is better than the other. If anyone cared about drives they would not be buying the cheapest possible ones ripping them out the external cases to put in their machines in the first place.

Seagate 1 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - £40.68 @ Amazon
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Seems to have dropped a bit, seems like an OK price for a Seagate one. According to camelcamelcamel the lowest ever through Amazon was £39.99 and that was 3 years ago, this isn't … Read more
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AMasters007

I don't want to be 'that' guy but 1TB external drives are a massive ripoff (value wise), you can get 3TB/4TB drives for around double the price: (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-4-tb-expansion-usb-30-portable-25-inch-external-hard-drive-8499-free-cc-very-3070731) As I have discovered in the past 1TB really does fill up quickly! ;)

xlxaiwa55xlx

At least one could be a cloud backup, thumb drive, blu ray/dvd or even good old floppy disc lol.

ibrar1

I ain't buying 3 drives if that's what you're secretly trying to convince me to do.

Seagate_Surfer

As some other users have suggested, an external USB drive is a good place to start for backing up your data. The conventional wisdom by tech experts on backups is known as the 3-2-1 method. Basically you want: 3 copies of any data you don't want to lose. 2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example). 1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.

inayat

good deal ..thanks

Seagate 5 TB Backup Plus Silver USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch Hard Drive 2 Year Warranty, free delivery £109.43 @ Amazon/eBuyer
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eBuyer link: ebuyer.com/789613-seagate-backup-plus-5tb-portable-drive-silver-at-ebuyer-com-stdr5000201? The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who wa… Read more
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tonybernard

For anyone buying this for the mobile backup part, I have a different model to this but I bought a 8TB one for the mobile backup last year, The Mobile Back App no longer works so if your buying any seagate drive for the mobile backup side of things do not buy it. Even the create account function/website has been closed down.

dave.watton

Awesome cheers. (strong)

thewrecker7477

Yes mate it'll be fine. Same as xbox...usb 3.0 and minimum 256gb (y)

dave.watton

Cheers @telboy69 8)

telboy69

Not sure but works flawlessly on my xbox onex,so should be fine as long as its usb 3.0.

Toshiba - 1TB 3.0 portable external hard drive £39.98 Amazon Prime
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Quickly transfer files with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and store up to 3 TB of data on Canvio Basics external hard drives. These devices are ready to use with Microsoft Windows and require… Read more
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koskesh

SSD are infinitely better,100% no questions. but noway you can get 1TB anywhere near this price for at keast another 5-7 years.

koskesh

It’s the crap old rotating platter. but good luck buying 1TB ssd for £40 maybe is 5 years

jcrider

.... it is HDD.... its in the link... here is a hint where it was pointed out earlier (do people not read comments?)... along with another clue in that same earlier comment....

terriclarkfan

Undoubtedly this is an HDD, given the price.

park104

I would say its HDD, but are SSD drive better, There is no straight answer. It really depends on how you use the SSD. See an SSD doesn't cope well with lot of writes like a game or download drive does but If you want speed and storage then get a mix. Use the SSD for the boot drive OS and the HD for storage and games.But if we assume normal storage conditions, then the crap old rotating platter HDD with data stored on it will degrade far more slowly that data stored on a SSD that uses NAND flash memory so will last longer.

WD My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive and Auto Backup Software 3 year warranty and free delivery £93.88 @ Amazon/eBuyer
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eBuyer link: https://www.ebuyer.com/758871-wd-my-passport-4tb-portable-hard-drive-black-wdbyft0040bbk-wesn The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts o… Read more
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amour3k

It's £97.99 now ...

thewrecker7477

Still the same price

mpfree

Thanks OP - Just bought I got tired of waiting for recertified drives.....

hedgemonkey9874

Shows £100.45 now

amour3k

If it's going to forever remain 'stationary', and never moved, then the buffalo, why not?. But IF it's going to be moved allllllll over the gaff?, then ...

Buffalo 3TB Velocity DriveStation 7200rpm desktop Hard Drive2 Year Warranty, Free delivery and collect +. £65.92 @ ebuyer
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Key Features Number of Drives – 1Hard Drive Sizes - 1.0TB / 2.0TB / 3.0TBDisk Rotation Speed - 7200 rpmInterface - Standard Compliance USB 3.0Number of Ports – 1 Simply connect f… Read more
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MisterHDUK

Would you buy this for the hard drive? So I can put it in my Synology NAS

Bargainz999

I meant that I want to use it like a proper NAS drive... Is this possible? If so, how?

vick1983

What’s the difference between these and the portable (apart from the obvious!!) my son has a gaming pc and the hard drive is full... so need another for his pc?? Thanks

jamgin

Hardware encryption. Grrrr. Pain in the neck. If the controller goes faulty you've no chance of recovering your data by sticking the drive on a different controller.

Mozart321

Raspberry pi

Buffalo 4TB Drivestation Velocity 7200 rpm USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 2 year warranty, free delivery and collect + £91.89 @ ebuyer
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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard disk drive DriveStation Velocity is the perfect solution for those who need to transfer files quickly and easily. The amazing speed performance comes from a… Read more
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amour3k

OP .. "I figured it's because it's a powered device as opposed to usb powered.". I remember addressing something similar to this 'situation' of yours on a previous Thread here a few Month's back, lol. Though I can't personally comment upon the OP's Deal that you previously purchased or whatever?, but ... I believe 'firmware' of your Shield device may prevalently be your real issue here? (between your 2 hard drive device's). I doubt the 'issue' of usb or non usb is the prevailing crux here?. Not every third-party 'device' (Smart TV, Android Box, and such like), is capable of more/beyond that of perhaps 1tb hard drive and stuff ... How you were able to get even 1 of those 4tb hard drives to work on it however though, is beyond me?, lol. You managed to sort one out still, so good for you. :-)

porky232

It will be usb 3, probably 5400 RPM. I have a 4TB external and it reads and writes at 155 MB/s, which is quite fast!

Lestat69

Is it going to be 7200rpm and usb3? I would always say, the faster, the better but then again would you notice few seconds difference of load times between 5400 and 7200 in real life (talking games on consoles as original drives installed inside consoles are dead slow). Probably not...

Lestat69

Yeah, same here. It is very noisy at times and I have already applied some sticky felt feet to the bottom and vibrations through case are still loud. I would sort this out in a matter of minutes if I could open the case as suspect its to do with drive mounts inside but don’t want to be losing over 12 months of warranty so just put up with it:/ Knowing how noisy it is, I would have gone with different brand but it was cheap, looks decent and its fast being 7200rpm and usb3!:)

porky232

That reminds me I've got a 20% off code to use at Western digital. I can get a 4 TB for £68.

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