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120GB (at least) IDE Hard Disk

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1d, 4d agoPosted 1 decade, 4 days ago
I jumped onto the XBOX deal from Argos a couple of weeks back, and now I'm looking to upgrade the hard-disk inside it to something a bit more substantial (the one it comes with is 8GB!).

Here are the specs I'm looking for.

Hard drive type: internal
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity: 120 GB plus (the bigger, the better)
Interface: ATA-133
Connector: 40 PIN IDC
Data Rate: 133 MBps
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

I found a 250GB drive for £47 delivered (including VAT, I do have to pay VAT) and I would like to find something slightly smaller for less money - push comes to shove, I'll go with that though...
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1d, 4d agoPosted 1 decade, 4 days ago
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#1
250gb tends to be the smallest drive for the best pence per gb, smaller and it gets more expensive per gigabyte, ie:

160gb = 26p/gb for £35ish
250gb = 18p/gb for £43ish

http://computerprices.co.uk/ has a good db for computer stuff, but gorder thru them gives THEM the referral you could earn YOURSELF by going through quidco, use them just to browse not order.
#2
Where are you getting a 250Gb hard drive for £43 from?

Can you please provide a link?

Also, just be aware that not every hard drive is lockable if you are using it for an XBox. See following link for compatibility:

http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list

I have always used Maxtor drives and never had a problem.
#3
try [url]www.ebuyer.com[/url]
#4
Thanks for the help guys, I actually ended up getting a 250GB drive from savastore.com, a Samsung Spinpoint:-

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10290516&pid=45&tid=278

They have free delivery on this item, and I bought it through quidco, quidco seems to give money back on the ex. vat amount (even though I paid the inc. vat amount) - bottom line, it cost me £45 and some pence, delivered.

And thanks for the XBOX HD compatibility link - it is lockable (although, there was one which said it was not lockable, and one comment that said it didn't work...)

http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?PHPSESSID=dd6cc18acd78df44ee52a45754a5cd87&p=list&v_brand=&v_modelnum=SP2514N&v_size=&v_rpm=&v_buffersize=&v_locking=&v_version=&v_postedby=

I guess the proof will be whether it works or not (now waiting with baited breath for the delivery!!)
#5
you made the right choice mate..samsung are very quiet and so reliable
#6
I belive the phrase is; get in!

Nicely pimped out X-BOX, 250GB of storage, just uploading my music and video collections to it now.

Thanks all for your help on this...
#7
Warmtoe
Thanks for the help guys, I actually ended up getting a 250GB drive from savastore.com, a Samsung Spinpoint:-

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10290516&pid=45&tid=278

They have free delivery on this item ........


I've just had a look at the savastore site. The free delivery seems to have
gone and it now costs £3.95
#8
Ordered a 400GB Seagate off Ebuyer, just for my Xbox. :)

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