Maxtor 1Tb External drive $135.68 INSTORE ONLY @ DSE

20 October 2008

SAVE $63.00 (normally $198.68)
Offer valid until 26-Oct-2008

I would call your local store for stock before going there.

USB 2.0 & 1.1 compatible
PC and Mac compatible
Store data safely and securely in this External Desktop Hard Drive
Ideal for the Home PC or laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry

30 comments

  • lilpretzel
    Don't forget Officeworks has the Lowest Price Guarantee. ( Item must be instock at DSE ) http://www.officeworks.com.au/ims_docs/static/images/gr_lowest-price-guarantee.gif
  • nod
    would be an awesome deal if you could grab it with the extra 5% off :) hot vote from me
  • khaz0r
    Although it is a VERY cheap product, Maxtor arent the best in Hard drives. The number of fail rates from this brand compared to WD, Seagate and Samsung are rather high.
  • admin EDITOR
    Thats very very cheap. What sort of rates khaz0r?
  • scheps
    maxtor is owned by seagate btw, but you are dealing with the basic series with shortened warranty.
  • nod
    but the inner components would be pretty much the same no? I know the allocation to warranty in unit pricing is fairly siZeable so that would have a pretty good impact on the price
  • scheps
    my understanding is that the enclosures tend to have lower end hdd, e.g. less cache, and depending on your use it may or may not have any significant impact.
  • khaz0r
    admin;66936
    Thats very very cheap. What sort of rates khaz0r?
    I can't give you specific rates, although from what I read of other users who have dealt with Maxtor, many of them would not go back and the general consensus is to go with WD, Seagate and to a certain extent Samsung
  • marcy85
    My Seagate FreeAgent died in 3 weeks. really annoyed
  • admin EDITOR
    Were there any hassle with getting it replaced under warranty?
  • Auna
    Unfortunately my $169 TB died died around two days ago. I am ringing tommorow about getting it replaced/fixed. Severely dissapointed. Thankfully there wasn't data there that couldn't be replaced.
  • admin EDITOR
    ha - that's two dead ones we know of. Good to have feedback from people on here
  • queenshrew
    Auna;67213
    Unfortunately my $169 TB died died around two days ago. I am ringing tommorow about getting it replaced/fixed. Severely dissapointed. Thankfully there wasn't data there that couldn't be replaced.
    Which brand was your TB External drive, Auna? Was it Maxtor too? :confused:
  • golfwidow
    Thanks for the advice as I need an external drive but I have no idea on which brands are good etc. It will hold all my photo's that mean the world to me so I want to make sure it will last.
  • admin EDITOR
    Golfy I'd be careful about expecting any of them to last.
  • golfwidow
    Thanks for the heads up :)
  • bigal
    my suggestion is to make multiple copies, also back them up onto free online photo sites like google's picassa... I think they keep the full size. The alternative is to buy online storage etc..... I've got one of those fancy RAID external USB drive case, 2 500GB drives in them atm that mirrors each other.... if one goes down, the other should still be alright.
  • golfwidow
    Yep I have them on CD, best ones on the web, hard copies and DVD's. Would just like to have one area with them all as well as all the backups.
  • admin EDITOR
    Golfy - check this thread http://www.buckscoop.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=11251 The free for life is supposed to have expired but check it out as the overall service is free. I havent used it much but it may be of use to you. You might want to investigate that comment of ntowill's if your considering using it.
  • mkstalen
    I had one of these exact models for about a month before it died. I couldn't get it repaired under warranty as I pulled it apart (stupid molded plastic case) to see if I could get the data off it, which I couldn't.
  • MalcolmT
    Just called DSE Perth and apparently all sold out over here in West Oz. :(
  • sandgroper
    Thanks for the heads up MalcolmT and welcome to Buckscoop :)
  • queenshrew
    MalcolmT;67405
    Just called DSE Perth and apparently all sold out over here in West Oz. :(
    From all the feedback on this model, don't think you miss out on much :p
  • queenshrew
    Oh yes.. and http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/queenshrew/welcome4.jpg MalcolmT :D
  • admin EDITOR
    :) yea the concencus in this thread seems to be that they can be dodgy.
  • simpsondj
    scheps;66938
    maxtor is owned by seagate btw, but you are dealing with the basic series with shortened warranty.
    Just got one in Maryborough Qld (they only had one!). The "limited warranty" is 3 years.
  • golfwidow
    Thanks simpsondj for letting us know and http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z153/Chickenycis/welcome.gif to Buckscoop :)
  • admin EDITOR
    out of interest simpsondj what is the limited part of the warranty?
  • nod
    Officeworks have the 1tb Seagate Freeagent for $169 at the moment Or even better - get them to Price match from Harris tech to get the 5% off :)
  • queenshrew
    simpsondj;67546
    Just got one in Maryborough Qld (they only had one!). The "limited warranty" is 3 years.
    Thanks for the clarification, simpsondj :D and WELCOME to Buckscoop!

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