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If fast transfer speeds aren't of concern and large storage space is needed for saving all those precious bits and bobs, a traditional Hard Disk Drive or affordable portable drive are decent options. To save time when bargain hunting online, HotUKDeals groups all deals for HDDs together on a special “hard drive” page.With the benchmark on HDDs usually measured against their available storage capacity, this advice-jammed buyer's guide to hard drives delves into other features that make hard dri
If fast transfer speeds aren't of concern and large storage space is needed for saving all those precious bits and bobs, a traditional Hard Disk Drive or affordable portable drive are decent options. To save time when bargain hunting online, HotUKDeals groups all deals for HDDs together on a special “hard drive” page.With the benchmark on HDDs usually measured against their available storage capacity, this advice-jammed buyer's guide to hard drives delves into other features that make hard dri
If fast transfer speeds aren't of concern and large storage space is needed for saving all those precious bits and bobs, a traditional Hard Disk Drive or affordable portable drive are decent options. To save time when bargain hunting online, HotUKDeals groups all deals for HDDs together on a special “hard drive” page.With the benchmark on HDDs usually measured against their available storage capacity, this advice-jammed buyer's guide to hard drives delves into other features that make hard dri Read more
Seagate IronWolf 8TB 3.5" NAS Hard Drive £199.48 @ Ebuyer
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Current cheapest price available for an 8TB NAS drive, and in stock. Designed for always on, 24×7 performance IronWolf Health Management Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM Rotational Vi… Read more
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Same price on Amazon but back ordered. Available from 29th January if you can wait and want a better chance of RMA

friar_chris1 h, 1 m ago

eBuyer. Just try to return anything to them.[Image]


The classic Christmas jumper picture. Heat.

I hate ebuyer, I had exactly that issue. Tried to return an item within 14 days unused etc, wrong item ordered. They refused. Never shopped there again.

eBuyer. Just try to return anything to them.33091351-9kg6k.jpg

Great price! Have some heat!
Kingston Digital A400 SSD 120GB A400 SATA 3 2.5 inch Internal Solid State Drive HDD Hard Disk £29.38 at Ali Express
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Seems like a good price for a known brand. It is from Kingston's own webstore on Aliexpress.
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corgi741 h, 19 m ago

What was the declared value? It all depends if they put it as gift and …What was the declared value? It all depends if they put it as gift and how they've declared it at.



Havent got a clue as I never checked.
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Norseg10 m ago

Hmm what do you mean you can just change the currency on the website to …Hmm what do you mean you can just change the currency on the website to GBP so they'll be no charges since it will charge you in GBP


Are you sure this is how it workS? I thought changing the currency just tells you the rate in GBP, but since it is in dollar currency then doesn't your bank charge you fees? unless of course your card is exempt from them.

malachi5 h, 5 m ago

Has never been a issue with me such as blu rays and computer games which …Has never been a issue with me such as blu rays and computer games which are well over the value of £18.



What was the declared value? It all depends if they put it as gift and how they've declared it at.

mastermjr200412 h, 7 m ago

Most likely a silly question, but if using a debit card would I incur …Most likely a silly question, but if using a debit card would I incur exchange rate fees? If so whats the best way to purchase this without incurring any? Ps. I don't have any credit cards, only paypal credit which it seems they don't accept paypal.


Hmm what do you mean you can just change the currency on the website to GBP so they'll be no charges since it will charge you in GBP
8TB NAS drive at Amazon, available in 1-2 days at present. £199.71 - Amazon
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8TB NAS, 1-2 days for more stock.

MrPuddington17th Jan

I have seen 5 TB for 100 pounds, so you can do cheaper than that. But 8 TB …I have seen 5 TB for 100 pounds, so you can do cheaper than that. But 8 TB in one hard drive is certainly an achievement.But I guess this one uses shingled recording?


This one is not shingled

When raid mirroring, all the drives are in use.
That is why I put a backup out of harms way.

Got two of these from CCL a while back. One was DOA, but got it replaced. No problems with the replacement so far. They replaced two 4TB HGST drives. Funnily enough, when I bought those, one was also DOA. But no issues with the replacement 3 years down the line. Replaced due to needing more storage.

Anyway, good price for these. I paid 220 for them 2 months ago.

this exact drive failed on me within 2 weeks. probably too much to draw conclusions from a single example, but there you go.
Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £89.98 @ EBuyer
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Cheapest price available for Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive. Simple add-on storage for your PC USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity 2 year warranty What's in the box? Seagate Exp… Read more

simonmcnair2 h, 38 m ago

It is important to note that you shouldn't do this if the drive has ANY …It is important to note that you shouldn't do this if the drive has ANY data on it. The usb to sata board does sector translation or some other black magic for back wards compatability so it will need formatting and the data WILL NOT be recognised in windows, Linux or OSX until the disk is reformatted.


That sounds so bizarre that it makes me want to do it just to see if it's really true.

Some swine made a new deal thread about my WD blues I noticed
Edited by: "colourpie" 17th Jan

Heat from me

colourpie20 h, 27 m ago

Standard Seagate desktop disk inside, not a weird direct USB …Standard Seagate desktop disk inside, not a weird direct USB connection.[Video] Of course theoretically this will give you a drive with no warranty unless you're very good at taking it apart and putting it back together. Realistically you could probably still return it to ebuyer if it fails but don't quote me on that.A WD Blue 4TB is £92 at amazon with 2yr warranty just for reference.


It is important to note that you shouldn't do this if the drive has ANY data on it. The usb to sata board does sector translation or some other black magic for back wards compatability so it will need formatting and the data WILL NOT be recognised in windows, Linux or OSX until the disk is reformatted.
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Yes, it will work on PS4 and Xbox as an external hard drive to store your games

Important to note that this is mains powered, not USB powered, which is fine if you have a spare socket, but if you don't then you should look at the portable version, which is currently £114.99 but it'll go down to £94.99 or less at some point (it regularly does and I bought mine earlier around Xmas for £94.99).

camaj6 h, 46 m ago

I recommend paying a little more for a 2.5" drive


I was considering the 2.5. Apart from being more efficient and taking up less space, why do you recommend it?
RAVPower FileHub Plus- Wireless Travel Router / SD Card Reader / USB Portable Hard Drive Companion, DLNA/NAS Sharing Media Streamer 6000mAh External Battery Pack £27.99 from SVT / Amazon
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Looks a good little device for the money, the 6700mAH version was a little more before Christmas and I haven't seen a drop on this one for a little bit. For this price, click the P… Read more
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Jbugman17th Jan

Could you please tell me how’s good it is for streaming videos?also say I h …Could you please tell me how’s good it is for streaming videos?also say I have picturesque in there and want to scroll through them, does it take a while to load each picture or is it pretty swift?thanks


Works fine for 1080p MKVs using Nplayer and SMB drive on my Ipad air, even big files. It probably takes a tad longer to fast forward / rewind than on my home network where I have a very fast router and dedicated Linux NAS, but playback itself is fine and honestly I was very impressed by the performance of this thing given the small size and price. Excellent option to go on vacations IMHO.

Don't know about the pictures (haven't tried).

cvsmjd18th Jan

Hi, I was looking at this device to replace my now faulty Seagate 500GB …Hi, I was looking at this device to replace my now faulty Seagate 500GB wireless HDD, which the kids used in the car to watch movies on their Ipads. I realise this device would require a separate HDD, but any ideas how long the internal battery could power a portable HDD ? Thanks


I haven't counted but quite an extensive period of time - on my 1TB 2.5 inch standard (i.e. non SDD) USB HDD, my guess is it would probably last something in the region of 8 hours before dying (but don't quote me). Also bear in mind that you can easily recharge the device from USB port (e.g. with the cigar lighter if you are in the car)

jumpinoffthbed12 h, 1 m ago

Good stuff, could you explain to me how you go about putting in the hotel …Good stuff, could you explain to me how you go about putting in the hotel login details?


The device has it's own wifi network. You connect to it on your pc and then select the wifi network you want to actually use. At that point you will be prompted to enter the hotel logon details. So the device connects to the hotel network and you connect to the device. It's the same way you setup any smart device.
Edited by: "Petetobin" 22 h, 30 m ago

Hi, I was looking at this device to replace my now faulty Seagate 500GB wireless HDD, which the kids used in the car to watch movies on their Ipads.
I realise this device would require a separate HDD, but any ideas how long the internal battery could power a portable HDD ?

Thanks

Petetobin8 h, 44 m ago

I picked this up for around £8 on eBay and it is capable of sharing a wifi …I picked this up for around £8 on eBay and it is capable of sharing a wifi network so I would certainly expect this more expensive toy to have the same capability.https://www.amazon.co.uk/MasioneTM-Portable-1800mAh-Wireless-Hotspot/dp/B00B0T4DI0/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1516200423&sr=8-16&keywords=portable+router+rechargeable


Good stuff, could you explain to me how you go about putting in the hotel login details?
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Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive £98.99 Amazon
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Same price as eBuyer - BUT much better product support and warranty replacement from Amazon. IronWolf is an ideal companion for your NAS for 24 × 7 remote access, backups and fi… Read more
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If you have problems with the drive down the line - you'd wish you had went with Amazon! eBuyer returns and support is awful.

Bought 2 of these exact drives a couple of weeks ago on the lightning deal (1 on my account,1 on the mrs') the packaging on the one delivered to me was a book envelope and NO bubble wrap whereas the other one was foam padded box within another box - weird!!!

Haven't voted either way but I think for this price, I'd go for ebuyer in this instance (I'd still risk it for the £12 odd cheaper price that it was at though!)

My past with Seagate drives after the Asian floods hasn't been favourable, the whole sector as a whole gutted customers to pay for that mess after it instead of paying for it all from their years of profit. The worst was the drives after that from Seagate were poor and next to no warranties unlike before the flooding. So as far as I'm concerned Seagate can go bite me if they think they are getting any more money from me for their products after their drives failing on me.

BTW - I didn't vote.

Johnmcl73 h, 11 m ago

I bought a 12TB hard drive from Amazon and it was in one of the cardboard …I bought a 12TB hard drive from Amazon and it was in one of the cardboard packages they use for a book or DVD wrapped in a minimal layer of bubble wrap. Amazon will delete your review is you mention packaging so it's very difficult to tell how many other drives have been similarly packaged, I also received an £85 DJI battery that was just loose in a similar package and not even sealed.I've not voted cold on this but certainly put off buying anything fragile from Amazon at the moment.


At least yours had a minimal layer of bubble wrap, mine arrived in just cardboard packaging. This was a few years ago though, nice to see amazon haven't improved much.
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Seagate IronWolf 4TB 3.5" NAS Hard Drive - Free C&C or Delivery £98.99 @ Ebuyer
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A few quid more than the pre xmas deals but still a lot of drive for the cash imho? Same price at Amazon so u to you who you trust on this one...
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Rather buy from Amazon.. better CS and theyll replace, no questions asked

I remember that target picture.

I have not used them in years.
Me and my mate bought a psu, both were faulty and fried our motherboards.

ebuyer did not want to know. Useless.

Years later I bought a 2nd hand Corsair psu which was faulty, Corsair sent me a brand new power supply and a cheque for £458 to cover damage for motherboard, ram and cpu.

powerbrick2 h, 9 m ago

Ebuyer, who pride themselves on rejecting RMAs, no ta.[Image]


are these the tech support stand-ins? as none of them look like a "Dan" to me for a start. and is the one on the far right so short of note paper, she's resorted to making notes on her foot?
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Yes, they deducted for a power supply - never bought from them again. Perfect way for them to permanently lose customers

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powerbrick33 m ago

Ebuyer, who pride themselves on rejecting RMAs, no ta.[Image]


Yeah, im pretty sure that if you force the issue they got no choice within the first year, so no matter what this pic puports to show it dont matter in the eyes of consumer law....
Seagate 4TB Barracuda SATA 6GB/s 64MB 5900RPM 3.5" Hard Drive £83.78 @ BT Shop
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Price inclusive of standard delivery charge. A decent price for 4TB. The drive model is ST4000DM000
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DQ11111118 h, 10 m ago

Well thanks for the response! I think it may be worth while investing in …Well thanks for the response! I think it may be worth while investing in one of these for the one x (as games are quite demanding for space).


This is true, I gave up trying to store them (I have more than one Xbox!) so I make do with 2 x 1TB external drives and just uninstall the oldest game when I need more space, sure it's a balancing act, but it works out as the cheapest option...

Could I format the entirety of it to fat32?
Only asking as only fat32 works on the PS3
Edited by: "Vincenzo_Corleone" 15th Jan

aLV42610 h, 17 m ago

Of course! - As for the Xbox One, if you use a USB 3.0 enclosure you can …Of course! - As for the Xbox One, if you use a USB 3.0 enclosure you can use it for games, if USB 2.0 it will be used as a media device (MP3s, photos)https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/console/manage-storage


Well thanks for the response! I think it may be worth while investing in one of these for the one x (as games are quite demanding for space).

Will it fit in my CCTV DVr?
8TB WD Red NAS Hard Drive £227.68 @ Ebuyer
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Lowest price this drive has been according to CamelCamelCamel - https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/WD-TB-NAS-Hard-Drive/product/B01BYLY4DM?context=search I purchased this drive and … Read more

tin14th Jan

I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD …I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker. Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Just checked my two on the WD site and one has warranty until December 2020 and the other is also OEM. What is going on with Amazon? They don't state that the drives are OEM, but their description doesn't seem to list the warranty length either. So ether I got lucky with a non OEM drive that should have been OEM or unlucky with an OEM drive that should have a 3yr warranty

would there be any point emailing Amazon customer services as asking them to package their hard drives better? How many people/messages would they need before they took any action?

I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker.

Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Sent them back, as 99% chance they've already been thrown around and frankly wouldn't trust them long-term even if they weren't DOA and passed testing. Even the guy in the shop I returned them to smacked the package down on the desk in front of me.

Previously I've had HDs from Amazon in proper packaging either retail or brown-box, with appropriate HD-shaped padding etc. Presumably now they're just in a tray in the warehouse and the operators are just shoving them in whatever fits. Not at all good and puts me off ordering any HD from amazon, aside from maybe if there's a deal on a retail-packaged version.

That said looking at paying £34 MORE than this price to avoid e-buyer. They will try their absolute best to not look after you if there's some kind of problem.

Wouldn't touch ebuyer if they were the last supplier in the world, don't waste your time. Have bought numerous drives from amazon over the years and have yet to receive a DOA.

Just taken delivery of two of these drives along with a Drobo 5C from Amazon. They were loose in a large box next to the Drobo with only the anti static bags for protection, no plastic inserts. Drives are ice cold now so will let them acclimatise before testing. Not too happy that they couldn't even stick some bubble wrap around such sensitive hardware.

In the past drives I got from Amazon were in boxes with foam inserts to protect them.
WD 8 TB NAS Hard Drive - Red - £227.68 @ Amazon
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This is the best price according to Camel Camel Camel.

Great for mining burstcoin
once HDD mining takes off you'll also see a huge shortage of them

Right now burstcoin has an ROI of 3-4 month of a drive this size

Toughers14 h, 23 m ago

I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it …I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (https://support.wdc.com/warranty/warrantystatus.aspx?lang=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.[Image] I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (https://www.ebuyer.com/742235-wd-red-8tb-3-5-sata-nas-hard-drive-wd80efzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!


It may say it has a 3 year warrenty, but it's a 3 year warrenty from ebuyer, might as well be a 3 day warrenty for what it's worth.

Toughers10 h, 20 m ago

I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it …I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (https://support.wdc.com/warranty/warrantystatus.aspx?lang=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.[Image] I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (https://www.ebuyer.com/742235-wd-red-8tb-3-5-sata-nas-hard-drive-wd80efzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!


What's wrong with that? It's got atheist 3mm of cardboard protecting it.

I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (support.wdc.com/war…=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.

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I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (ebuyer.com/742…fzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!
Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA 2-Bay Hard Drive Docking Station +Offline Copy - £26.39 @ Sold by Inateck and Fulfilled by Amazon (Lightning Deal)
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Currently on a lightening deal price of £26.39 versus usual price of £32-£35 -- HDD/SSD Off-line Duplicator When cloning a hard drive, no PC is required - just plug both ha… Read more

I bought this for 5 quid more a couple of months back. absolute must have for anyone that clones disks on any sort of regular basis.

Shauny_uk3 m ago

@AndyRoyd how many you brought then


I haven't "brought" anything to the party, except potentially some marketing awareness.

AndyRoyd2 h, 0 m ago

Somebody please find me the gif / image showing a standard-priced item not …Somebody please find me the gif / image showing a standard-priced item not selling, but hoards of shoppers fighting to buy the same item at the same price but marked down from a higher price. Thanks.


@AndyRoyd how many you bought then
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umirza851 h, 7 m ago

Bought one of these on AE for maybe £5-10 like 5-6 years ago and its still …Bought one of these on AE for maybe £5-10 like 5-6 years ago and its still going strong.... this is a ridiculous price for a piece of heavy plastic with some chips in it.



It's got some flashing lights on it too.

There are a number of derivatives of this device floating around out there and this is the cheapest I've seen, as someone who recently bought a similar one for £30, hot.
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - £61.97 @ Amazon
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Seems to be the cheapest (non-refurbished) 2TB 2.5" external hard drive available at the moment - cheapest it's been on Amazon according to camel, but that doesn't mean much with t… Read more
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pidgin4 h, 31 m ago

Same, refuse to overpay for those.



Let's hope you don't suffer lost data while you wait for prices to drop to what you believe they should cost!

thekitkatshuffler35 m ago

Similar price as far as I can see. 2TB laptop drives are about £72 and …Similar price as far as I can see. 2TB laptop drives are about £72 and 3.5" versions are about £55 - So the same as this once you've bought the case.Hopefully I'll eventually catch one of those cheap refurbished 4TB WDs.


Refurbs are not always the answer though.

Every single one I have ever owned has failed.
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hoggs1 h, 9 m ago

An alternative is use a internal drive and buy a £7-9 external case for it …An alternative is use a internal drive and buy a £7-9 external case for it to slot in and hey presto, and external drive.I did that with my bust laptop internal drive for my Xbox One S.


Similar price as far as I can see. 2TB laptop drives are about £72 and 3.5" versions are about £55 - So the same as this once you've bought the case.

Hopefully I'll eventually catch one of those cheap refurbished 4TB WDs.
Edited by: "thekitkatshuffler" 12th Jan

An alternative is use a internal drive and buy a £7-9 external case for it to slot in and hey presto, and external drive.
I did that with my bust laptop internal drive for my Xbox One S.
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KevClark19852 h, 43 m ago

Been holding off for ages. By now I expect a 2tb to be about £40-45 and a …Been holding off for ages. By now I expect a 2tb to be about £40-45 and a 4tb to be around £60-65. Surprised how long they have taken to drop in price.



Same, refuse to overpay for those.
WD my Passport Portable 4tb HDD Prime £99.50 @ Amazon
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It was this price for white colour in lightening deal now that has gone up but black one is 99.50, I like black as my laptop and pc both are black.

Aldnoah3 m ago

Yeah you're right, it has to be the exact same product down the colour or …Yeah you're right, it has to be the exact same product down the colour or minor details. Apologies.


No probs

H0THEAD2 h, 14 m ago

Message from John Lewis“Thank you for your price match request for the WD M …Message from John Lewis“Thank you for your price match request for the WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive.I have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £99 for the Black My Passport Portable Hard Drive seen at Currys.“I guess its it’s not any colour after all


Yeah you're right, it has to be the exact same product down the colour or minor details. Apologies.

Aldnoah4 h, 40 m ago

It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway. I also had …It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway. I also had a price match from JL that I got 2-3 weeks ago that I've been sitting on. Would have posted it but didn't bother since JL didn't actually change the price rather just sent me an exclusive offer. If you fill out the form you can also get it.


Message from John Lewis

“Thank you for your price match request for the WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive.

I have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £99 for the Black My Passport Portable Hard Drive seen at Currys.“


I guess its it’s not any colour after all
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Aldnoah1 h, 32 m ago

It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway. I also had …It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway. I also had a price match from JL that I got 2-3 weeks ago that I've been sitting on. Would have posted it but didn't bother since JL didn't actually change the price rather just sent me an exclusive offer. If you fill out the form you can also get it.


Okay, I've filled out the John Lewis Never Knowingly Undersold form.
On the form it asked for the competitors product details including the colour of the drive which i put BLACK because it's...BLACK

The form also asked what colour the product i want to buy from John Lewis, which i put WHITE because it's...WHITE

Obviously they are't the same product details because the colours are different.

You stated that "It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway" but the BLUE one you picked up is not even available on the Curry's website as a 4TB drive?

When John Lewis look at the form surely they will say...Hmmmm :/...We can't price match a WHITE drive because Curry's only have the BLACK drive in the 4TB option?!

This should be interesting...
Edited by: "H0THEAD" 9th Jan

H0THEAD2 h, 34 m ago

They priced matched a Black for a blue? Curry’s only sell the black in 4TB


It doesn't matter, they're the same price at John Lewis anyway. I also had a price match from JL that I got 2-3 weeks ago that I've been sitting on. Would have posted it but didn't bother since JL didn't actually change the price rather just sent me an exclusive offer. If you fill out the form you can also get it.
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Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £99.98 Amazon
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Almost the lowest its been according to camelcamelcamel. IronWolf is an ideal companion for your NAS for 24 × 7 remote access, backups and file sharing from anywhere, making sha… Read more
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Bad luck - it did sound like you got a dud

Just died on my, so problem solved.

It's a new drive, bought in on the lightning deal last week. Has about 500gb on it. Nothings been moved after syncing, a few files (less than 10 have been added since) it's not set to auto back up or auto sync. I haven't done much with it. All it's done so far is stream some music files and video files. That noise was its response to me turning on my PC. So I'll look at my NAS settings solve that. But compared to my 2tb red it's a lot louder and is noisy for longer.

It can be normal if data is spread over the disk surface, i.e. not continuous clusters/sectors.
That normally occurs when copying large data from the same disk to the same disk.

If you do a lot of moving and deleting then a defrag might help.
If it has been formatted and you only store data but do not take it off or move it then it should be quiet.

When a hard disk starts making sounds it hasn't made before then sometime later it is going to crash.
Got the T-Shirt.

A 5900rpm should be really quiet.


If you are running torrent software then it is going to validate files and that can take minutes.


Backup the drive, format it and then restore the data, that is a quicker way to defrag it.

Gort19516th Jan

Post an audio sample of it.



I left my nas on overnight so it's been sleeping but not off. I turned my laptop on, and then got 8 mins of this. around the 2:30 mark is interesting. Quite a few different sounds. I'm running a full test on it via the qnap software.

drive.google.com/ope…Zww

This is a link to the sound file recorded on my mobile, it's on my google drive and should just play in your browser.

Thanks
Toshiba P300 3TB harddisk 7200RPM 3.5" SATA £66.97 @ Amazon
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Fast 7200rpm 3.5" internal harddrive (to mount in a PC or NAS, but for a NAS which remains powered on 24/7 some other drives are more suitable because of lower energy use). Lowest… Read more

Cheers OP heat from me, needed a drive and this is perfect as with Prime it will be here tomorrow.

Will work on ps4?

theregister.co.uk/200…ue/


theinquirer.net/inq…ing

If your Seagate drive makes an unusual squeaking noise every now and again but the SMART tests say its ok then back it up immediately and prepare for a disaster - its not just confined to the older 1TB drives i have 3 2tb drives in my workshop that failed with firmware failure even though the drive platters are ok!

It is actually possible to recover your drive yourself if it has failed with either firmware or stuck heads or board failure - bad cluster failure is another story however.
There is a website you can send your drive to and they replace the controller board which could get all your data back.
You can do it yourself by buying the board but depending on the drive you may need to desolder the bios chip from the old board and put it onto the new board - the website charges you for this!

Download ACRONIS drive monitor - its free and is the best little app you will ever download - it will tell you when your drive is about to fail well before you will notice anything!
Edited by: "omendata" 6th Jan

chris1098 h, 17 m ago

Could i use this in a Youview box???


No the Talktalk Youview boxes have a routine in the linux Kernel that checks for a 320gb hard drive - I have tried 500gb and even 160gb drives perfectly cloned from the original but it MUST have a 320gb hard drive.

If your drive has failed you will need an image of the OS as it resides on one of the 5 partitions as well as swapp file, pvr recording catchup partition, movies partition so you cannot even just swap in a 320gb hard drive and pray that the download via internet repair will work - IT DOESNT!
100 GB Free Cloud Drive @ Degoo
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100 GB free plus you can earn more free GB everytime you watch videos. Overall 4.5 rating, better rating than Dropbox (4.4) and Drive (4.4). Link for iOS (Thanks to @Predikuesi: … Read more

Thats 200gb now from @Trending thanks dude.

What I need is a free service that lets me move stuff directly between various clouds seamlessly. There used to be something called CloudKafe many years ago; sadly, closed.

oynedy14 h, 29 m ago

Why would the inability to speak prevent them from adding Linux support?:/


Maybe they're spending too much time on being pedantic rather than Linux porting?


Seriously though, they seem to have been working on Linux support for a couple of years so this suggests two things, they're too stupid (better?) to work it out and their service probably runs on Windows servers since they have no Linux skills, I don't want anything of importance being stored on Windows servers if I can help it. Since I haven't really looked into it, even if they are using Linux servers, if they don't have the skills to develop a Linux client, what other Linux skills are they lacking?

dar7211 h, 48 m ago

They seem to be too dumb to add Linux support so I wouldn't trust them …They seem to be too dumb to add Linux support so I wouldn't trust them with any important data


Why would the inability to speak prevent them from adding Linux support?:/

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Seagate 1TB portable USB 3.0 external hard drive - £40.35 @ Amazon
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Lowest priced 1TB 2.5” portable drive. USB powered, no mains cable required. Can be used with Xbox and PS4 as additional storage for games

What happened to the prices of external hard drives?

Three years ago you could get the 2TB version for £60 from Amazon or Argos, or a similar Toshiba or Samsung one, now they're £75, I thought the price of storage went down over the years not up, that's the case with USB flash drives and SD cards.

Price back up to 44.99

LoRdPlOps11115 m ago

Pffft. I bought a 4TB for 12 euros in a shop in France last week because …Pffft. I bought a 4TB for 12 euros in a shop in France last week because the guy behind the counter was high.


That’s great for you full of crap Euro is about the same as £

Ebuyer have a 1tb verbatim for £39.99 as one of their deals of the day. Not sure whose drives they use etc though.

Youftbarsteward6 m ago

Can I buy online or do I have to get a flight over


If you can get a return flight for £30 then you save yourself £0.99. BARGAIN
WD 4TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue 5,400rpm 64mb Cache 3.5" - Amazon £92.97 delivered
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Western Digital Blue 4TB. Lowest price for at least 12 months according to the 3 Camels: https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/WD-TB-Desktop-Hard-Drive/product/B013HNYV8I This is 5,40… Read more

androidavis10 h, 57 m ago

Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an …Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an external hard drive that has a wd red drive inside? If so what is the model number I need to look for?


It was a WD My Cloud 4TB

molimo5th Jan

Picked up a 4TB WD red for £2 less at Tesco. No deal from me I'm affraid


Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an external hard drive that has a wd red drive inside? If so what is the model number I need to look for?

molimo20 h, 8 m ago

Picked up a 4TB WD red for £2 less at Tesco. No deal from me I'm affraid


Online or Instore?

Rich_T21 h, 37 m ago

whats the best free software to test them? TIA


Provided you do a FULL format and NOT a quick format then this is good enough to detect damaged sectors/faulty drives.

A FULL windows format tests every sector on a HDD, a quick format doesn't. ALWAYS do a full format on newly acquired hard drives, as others have stated mechanical hard drives are very susceptible to shock damage during transit espicially if they haven't been packaged and protected properly!
I'm another person who refuses to buy hard drives from Amazon due to their shockingly poor packaging and utter ignorance on how these devices need to be protected during transit!!
Dell Inspiron (certified refurbished) - Ryzen 3 1200 - 8GB RAM - 1TB HDD - RX560 - Windows 10 Home - £415.92 @ Dell
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This comes with a 10% discount for new customers at Dell Outlet UK, making it £415.92 for a system with a dedicated graphics card, a Ryzen processor that perform similarly to an i5… Read more

OOS

ws00743 m ago

...does anyone know who made the motherboard for this? , will it be having …...does anyone know who made the motherboard for this? , will it be having a firmware upgrade for new cpu's?


For that kind of info, your best chance is the official Dell forums.

ws00740 m ago

Was thinking of getting this in the hope of upgrading it with ryzen2 when …Was thinking of getting this in the hope of upgrading it with ryzen2 when it comes out in March, does anyone know who made the motherboard for this? , will it be having a firmware upgrade for new cpu's?


It will be a custom OEM board probably by Foxconn.
As for firmware updates, that probably depends on whether Dell introduce a new model for Ryzen 2. If they do then they may well not upgrade the firmware in this to support it.
So it's a guessing game really but if this model is fairly new that improves its chances.

Was thinking of getting this in the hope of upgrading it with ryzen2 when it comes out in March, does anyone know who made the motherboard for this? , will it be having a firmware upgrade for new cpu's?
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Seagate 2TB FireCuda 3.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive + FREE Assassin's Creed Origins PC Download Code, £76.95 from Amazon
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Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives. FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you need. Installs and operates like a s… Read more

Agharta21 h, 15 m ago

Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?


You're not getting any code mate. It's only valid for purchases up until 31st December. Even for those purchases people did not get any codes, but if you talk to Cs they maybe able to sort you out with a discount perhaps.

Did Amazon email you the code as I'm still waiting?

Thoughtful5 h, 22 m ago

I still keep looking at this technology, but it doesn't seem to offer any …I still keep looking at this technology, but it doesn't seem to offer any real advantages over conventional drives, It has to make a guess at which files you're going to want, and load them into the SSD prior to you asking for them. It doesn't always get it right. Then there's the issue of how long that memory is actually going to last and what happens when the SSD side of it fails, after all there's only a limited number of re-writes an SSD can have.I think finding a drive with a larger buffer is probably the way forward.


If you are predictable, like you load the same OS more than once, they 'guess' very well. The SSD portion should outlast the other 'side' by a significant margin. Check out therevisionist.org/rev…le/

Doesn't this not say: "
  • FREE game code only when purchasing from Amazon UK. Not available from third-party sellers. Offer ends 31st Dec 2017. Terms & Conditions apply."

So seems the code offer is expired and you won't get the game?

Guan4 h, 44 m ago

Looking at upgrading to a 16 x IP camera DVR soon. Would these still be …Looking at upgrading to a 16 x IP camera DVR soon. Would these still be suitable?


Yep. WD purples are good for something like 32 1080p cameras.
I think they have a higher tier purple that supports double the number of cameras
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