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1TB External HDD $178 @ Harvey Norman

Posted By: nod, posted 2008/12/28 22:11
They do state in the catalogue that the brand will vary but the pic looks like they have a maxtor (basic model) and a western digital
So I guess it depends on what your local has in stock.
Either way it is a pretty good price for a 1tb external hard drive
Expiry date:2009/01/11
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$178.00Get deal
  • wheadle2008/12/28 23:30:40
    personally I would be looking for the WD ;)
  • Wally2008/12/29 00:01:10
    Suppose you would have to let you plug one in to tell which drive it was :geek:
  • spodosaurus2008/12/29 02:30:21
    Wally
    Suppose you would have to let you plug one in to tell which drive it was :geek:


    No, one is made by maxtor the other is made by western digital. I wouldn't buy a maxtor drive. It's a nice price on the WD drive though.

    EDIT: The 160GB drive for $88 is usb powered and is a nice deal as well.

    EDIT: I had assumed the 160GB/$88 usb WD drives were an advertised special, but they're not in the latest catalogue. I think I'm going to pop around and pick one up tomorrow, I could really use it.
  • golfwidow2008/12/29 08:44:12
    I need an external hard drive and been wondering what brands are good. Will see if I can get a WD :)
  • nod2008/12/29 09:37:27
    spodosaurus


    EDIT: The 160GB drive for $88 is usb powered and is a nice deal as well.

    EDIT: I had assumed the 160GB/$88 usb WD drives were an advertised special, but they're not in the latest catalogue. I think I'm going to pop around and pick one up tomorrow, I could really use it.


    Let us know if you manage to grab one
  • lilpretzel2008/12/29 10:50:20
    Hoping to grab a WD today might try to get it price matched first at Tandy or Dick Smith and use my Woolworths discount card ;)
  • spodosaurus2008/12/29 11:51:01
    lilpretzel
    Hoping to grab a WD today might try to get it price matched first at Tandy or Dick Smith and use my Woolworths discount card ;)


    Or OfficeWorks and get an extra 5% off.
  • fishmonkey2008/12/29 16:18:40
    i picked up one of the WD Elements from the Moore Park Supacenta store...

    i only bought it to keep offsite backups on, but it's a quiet drive, decent fanless aluminium case with kinda nasty rubbery end caps that look like they are only meant to be for shipping (except they're not)...

    speedwise it's a bit of a shock since i am used to Firewire 800, but that's to be expected...
  • spodosaurus2008/12/29 20:06:29
    Okay, for those in WA: Cannington has the WD Elements 160GB usb powered drive for $88, the Osborne Park store does not. However, the Osborne Park store has the WD 1TB drives, whereas the Cannington store only has the Maxtor 1TB drive. There are many other differences between just these two stores, so I'd expect even more to be around in unadvertised specials (like command and Conquer 3 - Tiberium Wars, for just $20 at the Cannington store - awesome price).

    Also, for those looking for the advertised microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse set, at least the Cannington store (forgot to check the osborne park one) has about two dozen units in stock.
  • wheadle2008/12/29 22:55:15
    cheers Spodosaurus
  • hotzone2008/12/30 00:02:59
    Is it just me or are 1TB drives getting more expensive?? I got my 1TB Seagate free agent drive a while ago for $169 from Office works, came with 5 year warranty. Sure its no WD drive but they all can fail and the free agent is on 24/7 and is fine *knock on wood*
  • spodosaurus2008/12/30 00:51:38
    That's an awesome price on a seagate. Seagate is in the same category as WD. Is it 2x500GB drives or 1x1TB? Desktop PC (3.5") seagate TB drives aren't even $169!
  • trevorf2008/12/30 09:03:39
    hotzone
    Is it just me or are 1TB drives getting more expensive?? I got my 1TB Seagate free agent drive a while ago for $169 from Office works, came with 5 year warranty. Sure its no WD drive but they all can fail and the free agent is on 24/7 and is fine *knock on wood*


    The Aussie dollar has affected the prices of imports. With computing products generally being sold with minimal margins, manufacturers price hikes are quickly passed onto the customers. Which is why you'll generally find computing items more expensive. A PC case I purchased has risen 25% within 1-month, same goes for hard drives though probably not by the same percentage. So yes, they were cheaper maybe 1-2 months ago.
  • trevorf2008/12/30 09:11:06
    Just wondering, does anyone know what model number the drive is inside the Western Digital ones, are the IDE drives or SATA?

    Just looking around, some say that the WD10EVCS is inside, which is meant to be more reliable & quieter, but slightly slower than your general desktop drive from WD. Something that I could use in my home server. :-(
  • admin2008/12/30 10:03:52
    I checked one of these cheap end models out a while back trevorf and it was a sataII inside. I thinks that's pretty standard now isn't it?

    Hard to tell from that picture what it is.
  • wfdTamar2008/12/30 10:52:48
    Solid state drives are now being made in 500 Gb, so it won't be long before drives with disks will be superceded.
  • fishmonkey2008/12/30 13:35:28
    trevorf;76613
    Just wondering, does anyone know what model number the drive is inside the Western Digital ones, are the IDE drives or SATA?

    Just looking around, some say that the WD10EVCS is inside, which is meant to be more reliable & quieter, but slightly slower than your general desktop drive from WD. Something that I could use in my home server. :-(


    don't see many 1TB IDE drives these days... if u really really wanna know i can open mine up... however i wouldn't be surprised if there were a number of different model drives in those boxes...

    the one i have certainly is quiet and cool...

    btw, the WD Green Power drives actually spin at speeds between 5400 and 7200 RPM...
  • admin2008/12/31 10:26:52
    wfdTamar
    Solid state drives are now being made in 500 Gb, so it won't be long before drives with disks will be superceded.


    Ha - didn't know they'd got that far! Be nice when the cost of anything over 32 gig becomes reasonable.
  • spodosaurus2009/01/09 16:09:55
    What's the pricing policy of HNs? Officeworks have the 160GB drive for only $69 now that Cannington HN was selling for $88 (and other HNs for over $100!!!).
  • nod2009/01/09 20:01:22
    spodosaurus
    What's the pricing policy of HNs? Officeworks have the 160GB drive for only $69 now that Cannington HN was selling for $88 (and other HNs for over $100!!!).


    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/images/pricePromise/pricepromiseLogoLink.gif


    But I have heard rumours they can be difficult about it. Just make sure you have proof of the competitors price and I would check that your local store (the one you want to price match) has the item in stock as I think they ring to check

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