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Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB Portable HDD $41.40 @ Officeworks

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First post please be brutal.
Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB USB3.0 Aluminium Case Portable Hard Drive.
Just picked up one of these today from Officeworks Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Clearance price of $41.40.
Best to call for availability as pic does not link to deal.
Thanks.

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    Any luck in VIC ??

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      its raining

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      Mornington …………… 001 001 (03) 5976 6100

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    No stock in my area, definitely call up

    Reference number for staff to search is: TOSLCV2SV

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      Doesn't come up on the officeworks stock checker :(

      No product found for: TOSLCV2SV

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        My local typed it in and gave me a list of stores that still had stock. All of which were a bit too out of the way for me.

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    Ok I tried calling multiple Officeworks in Victoria and I either get disconnected as soon as I pick an option or it just keeps ringing

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      The false hope you get when the ringing stops for a sec , only to find it repeating again .

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    No stock in Narre Warren and Dandenong.

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    Why is no one being brutal? OP asked nicely….

  • +2 votes

    had terrible experience with this particular type of toshiba drives…

    buy at own risk…

    no longer supported by the company..most of the "links" to the supported software have all be re-routed to a new site, brand (owner), and the add-on apps don't pair well

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    "First post please be brutal."

    Please use a comma or period.

    5/10.

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      Don't think either would have changed the meaning of this sentence.

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        First. Post, please. Be, brutal.

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        I like cooking, dogs, and kids.

        I like cooking dogs and kids.

        Being Asian and fulfilling the OP's brutal request notwithstanding.

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      Come on, you can do better than that.

      Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB USB3.0 Aluminium Case Portable Hard Drive.

      As Microsoft Word would say, "fragment, consider revising".

      Pic is short for picture, avoid clipping ("stump words").

      I've avoided the unnecessary thanks at the end because OP felt it was important to sign off.

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    Can you De shell these puppies for internal PC use?

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      You are waiting to find an answer and then going to buy? Handover your licence on your way out.

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    From the Officeworks "customer reviews" page

    "DO NOT BUY - UNRELIABLE PAPER WEIGHT"
    "Surprisingly slow"
    "slow, unresponsive"
    "Slow and unresponsive"
    "Doesn't work after few weeks"

    (There were two positive comments…)

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      I just wrote 40GB of .5GB files to it, and it averaged 120-130 MB/s. I am just using to archive some low use files.
      Also, it's 1/2 pretty and only $20.70 per TB.

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    I cannot load the website with the item as it seems to have been deactivated. Have tried calling the store but they've refused to answer. Does anyone know if there's another way to view stock or if other stores can view stock in the general area?

    EDIT: managed to get through after numerous attempts. None left in metro Syd except an ex-return at Glebe (apparently).

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    Just got one thanks OP, saw another ozbargainer at the Cranbourne store.

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      Did you do the secret handshake?

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        We made out, and yelled bargain as we left the store, lel.

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          Glad you got a bargain! I also yelled bargain last week, after buying a 5TB Seagate portable for $98.45 (that broke the magic $20 per TB barrier). But, it was the last unit and I didn't have an ozbargain account at the time.

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        A covid safe way of doing it though..

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      Wow, I think that was me.

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        The secret is out . Were you wearing a greyish cap . Think might have been you . At the cranbourne store right ?

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          Yeah that was me.

          The officeworks guy actuality blew my cover as he declared: you called earlier for this right?

          Then he pointed at you, and said the same thing, so yeah I thought, yup, must be ozbargainer too…

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            @SarsCov2: Lel, called the store and asked if he could hold two of them and then rushed to the store . Fair enough glad another Ozbargainer got one . Did you check how much storage it had when you went back . Just checked mine and it was 1.82TB.

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              @shrini101: Mine is 1.81 TB.

              They normally target 2 trillion bytes, not 2 TB so that's what I expected.

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    Thanks OP, managed to get one.

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    Can it be shuxked?

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      Most important question.
      Might be perfect for PS3 and XBOX360 as those use SATA 2 so the fact that this drive is pretty slow, wouldn't be a problem.

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    Cheers OP, managed to get one too. Still a few left at Officeworks Northmead but slightly more expensive at 47 bucks for the 2TB version and 41 for the 1TB.

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      do you have the barcode of the one you bought?

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    Not sure if I saw the same model but I saw similar discounted hard drives at Altona Officeworks. I couldn't take a photo as it was behind the counter and I was in a rush

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    I've called one of the stores but they said they can't do price match with clearance price??

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      fk this is tragic. too high. why did you choose this one though? 4.5 rating on ebay ?

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    Just relaying our experience with Toshiba HDDs.. recently just died out of nowhere, tried diff cables still not good. Hardly used too with less than 300gb/2tb. Poor mrs had all her uni notes and other documents.

    I agree with the reviews on the website as per above comment.

    "DO NOT BUY - UNRELIABLE PAPER WEIGHT"
    "Surprisingly slow"
    "slow, unresponsive"
    "Slow and unresponsive"
    "Doesn't work after few weeks"

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      I've got a Toshiba 4TB portable HDD i bought last year holding a few Terrabytes worth of data which is still going just fine. In my opinion Toshiba HDDs are fine. By the way Toshiba HDDs are used in a heap of laptop computers and you don't hear lots of horror stories with it.

      It's just a fact that your wife got a faulty unit. Can happen with any brand.

      By the way your wife was not clever to hold all of her uni notes on just one hard drive alone. Important data needs to be backed up to multiple storage mediums. Quite dumb otherwise.

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        End of the day, the fact is the HDD died just right after the warranty ended.

        My seagate has been going on for years without any hiccups. I just wouldn't rely on Toshiba HDD's just like the others who has experienced up top. Toshiba HDD's aren't fine.

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          On the other hand i've had Seagate hard drives which completely went dead a few months later. But it was low grade consumer HDD.

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            @hollykryten: Why don't you prove the other people wrong complaining about Toshiba's on this thread? Lol

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    just had a Toshiba drive die on me half an hour ago, absolute garbage. Now looking on OzB for a reliable replacement.