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Hardware Thread, 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin in Technical; Initially thought it was a misprint but it is 400GB not 40GB. It's a Seagate unit drive as well so ...
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    400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Initially thought it was a misprint but it is 400GB not 40GB.

    It's a Seagate unit drive as well so pukka stuff.

    Might be worth checking out before they change their minds.

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Wow looks great. Whenever anyone tells me of a bargain I always go to ebuyer to check it out - but they are selling it for £117.80 Ex. VAT. I presume that the above price is Ex. VAT too, but I can't tell without entering in some Credit Card details at the 'checkout' part.

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    That price is including VAT.
    Add to basket and far left expand basket gives a break down

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Cheers for that rush_tech, that really is cheap then

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    First time that I've ever seen Maplin cheaper than anywhere else :shock:

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Yes, it really does look like a mistake - still

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    The downside is that they won't have any. Always the same with Maplin;

    "I'd like 10x 13A plugs please"....

    "Oh sorry, we've only got 3."

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Its not really that great a deal - it looks it from the apparant reduction but its not

    Ebuyer home page - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124035/rb/24807912441

    500GB one for £99.99. OK its not a Seagate but its probably still a fairly good drive inside

    And a 400GB Freecom one - £96.79
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114132

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    There have been a lot of price reductions on hard drives over the last week or so. Expect a lot of deals like this to come available once suppliers move on their old stock. Even 80Gb drives have dropped slightly but the biggest price drops are in the larger capacities

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    great deal, what a way to add another backing up device to the system
    well spotted

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Last week I ordered fourteen 500Gb external drives from CCL at £98 (excl VAT) each.

    I think what will become more important soon is that they're eSATA. Think about when the 1Tb drives start arriving later this year, transfering all that over USB2 just starts becoming unfeasible, but at 3Gb/s it's fine.

    Trouble is the compatibility, none of my servers have PCI-E slots, only PCI-X and the price difference for the controller cards between the two slots is two fold! Ridiculous.

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    eSATA? Never even heard of that ops:

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    You can get just that seagate 400GB HDD for £79 from dabs

    14x 500GB HDDs? are you planning on starting a giant Warez FTP?

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    eejit: eSATA is the new standard for External drives, basically the same as SATA but with a modified connector for use outside the computer. As I mentioned, the data transfer rate is currently 3Gb/s, a vast improvement on the 480mb/s of USB2.

    Midget: Backups. A lot of redundancy there but just figured for ease of use sake. One external drive per each of the 5 servers, two for the Public Area. Will transfer all data via USB2 over a weekend. Two sets of drives for two weeks of offsite backups.

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    Re: 400GB External Drive for £90 at Maplin

    Well that's a boring thing to to with 7TB of space.



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