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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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#1
I think this is the cheapest 500GB external around at the moment: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansions-500GB-External-Desktop/dp/B0020FVKO8/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1296958944&sr=1-2
...and for just a couple more quid, you can even get a portable one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-Juststore-Slimline-Portable-External/dp/B003M5N3NQ/ref=dp_return_1?ie=UTF8&n=340831031&s=computers

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
#2
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.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250gb-seagate-staa250200-freeagent-goflex-external-25-usb-20-5400-rpm-8mb-cache-bus-powered

and...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/320gb-intenso-6002510-super-slim-external-25-hdd-usb-20-5400-rpm-8mb-cache-bus-powered-black

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
#3
Ah, I see. This is the only other cheaper alternative I could find (250GB for £29.99): http://www.thehut.com/computing/hard-drives/fujitsu-250gb-3.5-inch-external-hard-disk-drive/10240939.html (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
#4
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 :)
#5
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 :)
#6
I'm old school and still use WBFS for some unknown reason X)

Edited By: kebabthief on Feb 07, 2011 15:50
#7
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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