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WD My Book Premium 2TB Ext. Hard Drive at Office Works for $469

Posted By: trevorf, posted 2008/01/30 00:07
Ebay has this for $829, and the next cheapest online store has these for $789.

And may even qualify for free delivery?

Saving $320 is pretty good, but it's still quite an investment.

Expired: Has been removed from www.officeworks.com.au.
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$469.00
  • trevorf2008/01/30 17:11:03
    taslos@wp
    Search for this code in their website

    SYWDG2T2TB

    If you order online, it shows as backorder, supply 7/2/08.

    I just ordered me one.


    Could try taking a print out to a store.
  • trevorf2008/01/30 17:21:42
  • hbtoh2008/01/30 18:24:31
    Good deal! Just put in my order as well. $3.95 handling fee - v reasonable
    I wonder whether this is an error - price more like a 1 TB external HDD, unless prices have really dropped!
  • trevorf2008/01/30 18:28:22
    Gf would probably kill me if I bought it ... (esp after buying a 1TB one)
  • hbtoh2008/01/30 18:34:12
    well - I just bought the 750gig WD Essentials yesterday from Officeworks - price match with the Harris Tech online special at $224 !
    But 2 TB is a LOT of storage - and looks v fast too with the RAID and FW800 :D
  • admin2008/01/30 19:00:14
    Thats a steamer of a price trevor. Great find - I'll give you a hot.
  • bigal2008/01/30 21:08:45
    does anyone know where I can find out what model internal hard drives these are?
  • robs2008/01/30 21:28:10
    Great Price!! (And probably wrongly priced I suspect - it's cheaper than Amazon US by some margin).

    Have been looking for another large drive for a while... now ordered one! Delivery 1/2/08.

    Many thanks trevorf
  • bigal2008/01/30 21:42:28
    just orderd as well, Expected Delivery Date is 31/1/08 :D

    had to look up the manual and find the instruction to remove the drive for warranty returns shows 2 drives. So this is not really that big.

    very nice find trevorf ... although the missus dont like you very much when she sees this LOL
  • mmmntl2008/01/30 22:25:34
    its tough to invest so much money in an a technology that becomes cheaper every couple of weeks...

    by the time you fill up a quarter of this, it'll go down a quarter in price...

    that said I just recently purchased a 500gb external, I guess its on a value/need basis
  • robs2008/01/30 22:40:32
    Indeed, but I doubt you could currently find ANY drive at a lower per Gb cost, and this has RAID 0,1 & Firewire 800 too, so without doubt a bargain in todays money, but with a lot of future proofing built in.
    I.e. I would doubt you'll be able to buy the same drive at the same price or less in 6 months time...I'm sure it is a misprice. Just hope they honour it...
  • admin2008/01/30 23:03:15
    thats about as cheap as I've seen 1 terrabyte ones for.
  • nod2008/01/30 23:03:31
    [B]Awesome price!!!![/B]

    How could you not buy one :D ..... mmmmmm can I justify it ..... :w00t:
  • nod2008/01/30 23:06:24
    That is 23cents a GB :w00t:
  • admin2008/01/30 23:09:05
    I've just priced this .... trevorf thats a stunning find. I'm sure its a mistake - it is the same as you pay for the 1Tb model.
  • trevorf2008/01/30 23:43:21
    If this was a NAS device, I would've thought about upgrading from my 1TB NAS. I'm not too fond of lugging drives around ... drop it, and thats a lot of lost data. I prefer my stuff sitting in one place.
  • admin2008/01/30 23:52:19
    I saw a nice little shockproof 260 usb drive the other day. Am tempted to get one of them. Shockproof makes sense.

    :D - cant imagine lugging a 2Tb unit around. Be like a brick.
  • binadms2008/01/31 01:36:43
    I think this is a mistake, $469 supposed for the 1TB...but I ordered anyway and I hope they honour it....

    I've just received a catalogue from ow, and they put 2TB for $769
  • markw822008/01/31 08:10:47
    great price for 2 gb ...although the price is low because everyone is clearing out there old stock i think, WD have newer MyBooks that are slimmer ...i got one in america while I was there
  • trevorf2008/01/31 08:17:01
    You cant get slimmer 2TB drives at the moment though, since the largest drives are still 1TB ain't they? I have the single drive 1TB World Ed. and it's slimmer.
  • admin2008/01/31 08:27:45
    Welcome to buckscoop binadms and markw82.

    is the physical limitation 1gb at the moment ?? Dunno why but I thought it would be larger. Been a looong time since I sniffed anything hardware related.
  • trevorf2008/01/31 08:38:45
    1TB you mean :-)

    I'n not totally sure, but I really don't think they're up to selling 2TB drives yet. Maybe 1.5TB or something.
  • admin2008/01/31 09:11:08
    :D - yea - that would be TB not GB....

    Be interesting to know what the physical medium limitation at the moment are and what technology they've currently got under development that blows current storage limits out.
  • airpoe2008/01/31 09:15:47
    Should be a good price, but about a year & a bit ago I got a generic on for $180 for 200GB.
    Which I thought was a deal.

    Also does this need a power supply or just a usb cable will do?
  • ozpete2008/01/31 09:33:11
    Rang Officeworks - they have them in stock, BUT its an online only price according to the store manager
  • trevorf2008/01/31 09:36:28
    This definitely needs a power supply. The only drives that don't are the ones smaller than 2.5", which I believe max out at 300GB atm.

    People have walked out of stores with these units at these prices already, so up to the store to honor the price I guess.
  • hellwolf2008/01/31 09:36:51
    The problem is I just got my 1TB WD My Book for $314. Also since the 2TB model offers RAID1, I'd probably use that for additional security and would only get 1TB to use anyway. I don't think I'd risk using RAID0, if either drive goes you lose all your data.
  • kearnsy2008/01/31 09:42:55
    ok i might get buyers remourse, but I just purchased one as well ;) Although if I really feel bad about it i might strip the 2 x 1TB drives out and sell one and keep the other one as a new internal drive for my media centre.

    Hmm I have 2 spare 320GB internal drives lying around, hopefully the drive enclosure wont go to waste either ;)
  • ozpete2008/01/31 09:58:07
    Mine was Sydney CBD - guess they may have different policy

    Ordered it on line and as a new customer have got 14 expresso cups and saucers - WT* do I need these for - but they are free.

    When starting my order it says they are are Out of Stock/back order, but invoice says delivery 1/2/08 which is tomorrow - we'll see


    Cups etc - 4 free with each $250 worth of order and 2 for $150 and can be added together - so 3X250 = 750 +1x150 = 900 (order = 938) i just joined officeworks so its probably a new member offer
  • admin2008/01/31 10:55:59
    hellwolf;36304
    The problem is I just got my 1TB WD My Book for $314. Also since the 2TB model offers RAID1, I'd probably use that for additional security and would only get 1TB to use anyway. I don't think I'd risk using RAID0, if either drive goes you lose all your data.



    your confusing me hellwolf :) - why would you be using Raid 0 ??
  • admin2008/01/31 10:57:16
    ozpete;36309

    Ordered it on line and as a new customer have got 14 expresso cups and saucers - WT* do I need these for - but they are free.



    Logical really - hard drive ... expresso..... maybe they figure you'll need some expresso's while your waiting for the drive.... go figure.
  • trevorf2008/01/31 11:07:23
    admin
    your confusing me hellwolf :) - why would you be using Raid 0 ??


    I was actually thinking about that just a moment ago too. Well Raid 1, is for more reliable storage. And then Raid 0 is for the extra speed. But then I started thinking, what if I don't want the Raid 0? ... which effectively means, what if I want to use the drives independently? ... from a product perspective ... having two partitions for the one unit isn't logical ... so I guess it's RAID 0/1, and nothing else. So in other words, RAID 0 is default.

    ... Pains me to think that I'm missing out on this deal, just because I already have 1TB drive ... (50% filled)


    Alot of people from WP have had a lot of success with walking in stores and picking it up for this price. I would suggest those interested do the same, that way you know they can't cancel your orders if is a misprint.
  • admin2008/01/31 11:16:45
    posting it but not buying one yourself is almost masochistic.
  • bigal2008/01/31 11:25:41
    ozpete
    Cups etc - 4 free with each $250 worth of order and 2 for $150 and can be added together - so 3X250 = 750 +1x150 = 900 (order = 938) i just joined officeworks so its probably a new member offer


    Hmm didnt get any information about this... if its free I WANT THEM!!! gawd I'm sucha slut

    haha

    oh, my delivery is for today Sydney metro, rang this morning asked me to fax my credit card and drivers license to them because I'm a new account and for the $ value.
  • admin2008/01/31 11:25:48
    I dont really get Raid 0. Why would you bother if your trying to protect data.

    I guess I can see the sense in having it on this external as its most likely use is as a single 2tb unit rather than a 1gb raid 1 unit.
  • admin2008/01/31 11:26:34
    bigal;36334
    gawd I'm sucha slut


    laughing my butt off.
  • ozpete2008/01/31 11:45:02
    Confirming my son bought one at officeworks - Sydney CBD - So much for being an online deal as told over the phone. Just confirms you cant trust what the sales person says.

    biga if you get yours delivered then its a good sign they are honouring online orders already placed. What time did you place yours? - and a reply will take you to 100 posts and to being a real "Buckscoop Bargain Hunter"
  • bigal2008/01/31 12:18:17
    W00T!!!1!!11!

    I think I ordered it last night after 9pm ... dont remember when exactly. the EDD from when the order was placed was 31/1/08.
  • trevorf2008/01/31 12:22:14
    Its been removed from their site apparently, but I did leave a pdf print out if anyone still wants to go instore to try.

    Pray they dont cancel all those orders because of some database error.
  • horseforthree2008/01/31 12:37:01
    ordered myself 2 around midnight... didn't realise till now I didn't get a confirmation email about it!

    :(
  • TheGoodDr2008/01/31 13:25:22
    Can I get that PDF Printout to try using?
  • ozpete2008/01/31 13:29:20
    Well I got a sorta confirmation

    It gave order number 01xx675xxx and generic details such as...

    Thank you for placing your order with Officeworks.

    We hope you find our new website simple to use.

    As a valued on-line customer, we'd like to give you a brief overview of
    some of the most popular features of our site which you may find useful
    next time you're shopping with us. ......

    But no specific information on what was ordered
  • trevorf2008/01/31 13:29:25
    I left it at the start of this thread, but here anyway.

    http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=456843 <- PDF Print out.
  • binadms2008/01/31 15:04:37
    Someone trying to sell their recent grab
  • lilpretzel2008/01/31 15:32:41
    Found it but you can't purchase it.

    Product Here - No Price - Not Available
  • nod2008/01/31 19:52:41
    some people are quick to post the offers up for resale that is for sure :D
  • ozpete2008/02/01 16:15:07
    Just an update for those who may be waiting for their order via the internet.

    It looks like they are honoring these as I just received my free Coffee cups with the note that the drives are on back order. As the cups only could be sent if I bought something and I only ordered the drives. edit --- and the cc has been charged so no going back by OW - hurrah!!

    and thanks trevorf!!
  • lilpretzel2008/02/01 16:40:13
    Well done!

    Great deal trevorf

    :)
  • robs2008/02/01 20:15:50
    My drive was delivered today.
    No coffee cups, but a bag of jelly beans in the box too!!

    EXCELLENT!!!

    And the drive's not bad either ;-)

    Many thanks Trevorf.

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