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kebabthief Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
I'm after a few usb hard drives. Preferably over 200gb (doesn't need to be any bigger than 500gb) and I don't really care if they're 2.5" or 3.5".

There's not many deals been posted recently for drives of this size as most seem to be looking at 1tb+.

Anyone know of any cheap deals at the moment. Surely as these are getting a bit old hat, there should be a few places selling off old stock.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago

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I think this is the cheapest 500GB external around at the moment:
...and for just a couple more quid, you can even get a portable one:

Both have fairly good reviews, so you'll have to decide whether you want a desktop or portable one...personally I would go for the portable one at that price (quieter, portable, no need for separate power adapter).

Edited By: ChocolateBear on Feb 06, 2011 02:38
Thanks for the reply Bear and thanks for taking the time to look.

I was kinda looking at paying £10-£15 less for smaller ones. I've seen them pop up in the past but it doesn't seem that there's any about at the moment. I've seen a few 2nd hand go on fleabay for about £30, but that doesn't really make sense when I can get a 250gb portable for £33.34 or a 320gb for £35.96.


If I was only after one, I'd just buy it, but I need 5 or 6 and therefore it mounts up.

I don't really need more than 250-320gb as they're going to be used with Nintendo Wiis, and there isn't really more than 250gb of decent stuff to put on them.

Edited By: kebabthief on Feb 06, 2011 12:32
Ah, I see. This is the only other cheaper alternative I could find (250GB for £29.99): (also available at zavvi). Using a walkers code + cashback will reduce the price even further.
I don't really shop at ebay, so I hope other people can help you out finding a cheaper one, since the above is the cheapest external I could find :p
Thanks again Bear.

I've bought one, and if it works well with the Wii, I'll grab a few more (unless I find cheaper in the meantime).

Thanks again :)
Happy to help :)

You'll have to format it to FAT32 to make it work with Wii, if it doesn't come formatted as FAT32. Use a third-party software to format rather than the built-in format utility in Windows (if you're using Windows). Hope that helps :)
I'm old school and still use WBFS for some unknown reason X)

Edited By: kebabthief on Feb 07, 2011 15:50
lol I was actually just assuming Wii supported FAT32 :p I don't actually know if it supports it, to be honest :p but anyway, glad to hear you know what to do (after having looked up WBFS, I think it should work fine) X)

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