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500 Gb external USB powered drive

Don't confuse this with a 3.5" drive


Specifications

Product Description Maxtor Basics Portable - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
Type Hard drive - external
Form Factor 2.5"
Enclosure Colour Black
Capacity 500 GB
Interface Type Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Buffer Size 8 MB
OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista
Power Source USB bus
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty




This baby is hot off the press
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1 Like #1
it may be about loads of people getting these emails with offers from Ebuyer and are annoyed that you posted it first :o)
1 Like #2
Nice, was going to post this myself as this is ultra hot!

All that storage for such a good price :-)
#3
Anyone know which HDD model inside the enclosure?
#4
ipcam
Anyone know which HDD model inside the enclosure?


It will be a Seagate. Can't see Maxtor putting in a Hitachi, Fujitsu, Toshiba or Western Digital.
#5
Manufacturer Warranty- 3 years warranty. :thumbsup:
2 Likes #6
Good price but I would hardly call it a bargain, still 60 quid.
#7
great price BARGAIN good stuff
#8
surboy
Good price but I would hardly call it a bargain, still 60 quid.


Can you find another 2.5" portable hardrive cheaper than this?
#9
What it is with people on here who are full of their own importance, always typing in colour? lol
#10
Thank goodness vibeone's blue scrawl has largely been removed from this thread! Think he/she must have got out of the wrong side of bed this morning as this looks like a good deal to me. :thumbsup: Pondering it myself now for use with my Western Digitial HDTV... this site costs me a fortune.
#11
Forgive my ignorance, but what's the benefit of 2.5 over 3.5?
#12
jeez..I've got to agree that this thread could do without the "WoW - BaRgAiN !!!11!!!" crap. Imagine everyone put that irrelevant tripe in the title.. this place would look like eBay.

also, pwned.. I see you're trying to take the moral high ground here but your post was clearly intended to wind that fellow up. It was the sort of antagonizing behavior kids use.

Not a bad price though, voted hot.
1 Like #13
Excellent price, excellent find. Thank you OP.
#14
sancho1983;5928516
Forgive my ignorance, but what's the benefit of 2.5 over 3.5?
They're "bus powered", i.e. don't need a separate power supply, but run off the power that comes from a USB port (or two).

They're also smaller and lighter.

The downside is they're slower.

My theory about cold votes is that eBay parasites want to hoover up all the deals before other people know about them.
#15
OK cool, i was after an external drive, but it will only sit on top of my desk, so will go for a 3.5.

Good price, voted hot
#16
great deal, ordered thanks
#17
I'm a bit of a computer 'no-brain'. I've just bought a new computer ~ could I use one of these to take off the data on the old one to put it onto the new one?

Thanks for help
#18
vibeone
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I think "shut it" is a fair comment and i echo that user's sentiment. Don't be such a trumpton.
#19
vibeone
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Have you phoned your mum for moral support too?
#20
summayah;5928623
I'm a bit of a computer 'no-brain'. I've just bought a new computer ~ could I use one of these to take off the data on the old one to put it onto the new one?

Thanks for help


Yes.... providing you have 2 USB ports - which you should have. There are cheaper ways of doing it though (such as a network cable) but it's handy and sensible to have a backup device such as this in case your PC/laptop hard drive goes.
#21
Searcher2
Yes.... providing you have 2 USB ports - which you should have. There are cheaper ways of doing it though (such as a network cable) but it's handy and sensible to have a backup device such as this in case your PC/laptop hard drive goes.


Why 2 USB ports?
#22
guv
And you are?
So after all that, you agree its a bargain. Not much point of your little rant really was there?


It wasn't a rant; I'm entitled to an opinion.
#23
hitman;5928789
Why 2 USB ports?
In theory it might need two to get enough power to operate; in practice it will probably be fine with one.
#24
Does it mean that the cable will have 2 USB connections at one end? I remember, one of my friend used to have a FREECOM 2.5 inch drive and had to plug two USB ports in the computer for enough power. Hope this drive does not need to plug 2 ports.

Thanks PIBPOB.
#25
I've got the 250Gb version of this, lovely little drive and doesnt take up much space. Ideal for DSLR Owners and for taking music around. To put it in perspective the 3.5" 500Gb Maxtor basics is £48 on Ebuyer site. So only you can decide if £12 is a big enough saving over portability. :)

Oh and the the 250Gb does have to plug in both leads if I use the front USB ports on the desktop, but only the one if using the back ports. Think on the laptop it was only the 1. HTH!
#26
guv;5928917
but I think the 2 ports are needed in this instance because it's transfering data from one portable to another. (unless I've misunderstood myself)
I assumed plug it into the old computer, copy the data on to it, plug it into the new one and copy the data off, but there are many ways to skin a cat of course. :)
#27
guv;5928917
You're correct that some laptops won't deliver enough power using one USB port, but I think the 2 ports are needed in this instance because it's transfering data from one portable to another. (unless I've misunderstood myself)

One of the plugs is power only. So there is one for transfer of data and power the other is in case the USB port you are using does not deliver enough power to the device. Some front ports on a PC do not have the same power sent to them as the rears so you need to use both plugs. :)
#28
It's quite funny when the OP is simply posting a good deal on HUKD, yet there are people who whinge about anyting BUT the deal itself?! Needed a new external drive, and this fits the bill in terms of storage and price. Voted hot.
#29
pibpob;5928997
I assumed plug it into the old computer, copy the data on to it, plug it into the new one and copy the data off, but there are many ways to skin a cat of course. :)


That's what I understood too. I didn't understand the guv's point there.

Another way of doing things. If you are scrapping your old computer you could find out what type of hard drive your old one is (e.g. IDE or SATA, 2.5" or 3.5"), buy a hard disk enclosure for it, take the old hard disk out of your computer and put it in the enclosure, connect it to your new PC and copy the data over leaving you with a backup of your old data. If you were doing this I would still backup your most important data to DVD first.
#30
thank you everyone for your points of view and help.

I just wanted to do the easiest thing, otherwise I'll just confuse myself.

So thanks again
#31
Etnies
Can you find another 2.5" portable hardrive cheaper than this?


What any? There's a 250GB portable Seagate drive for £40 at Sainsburys at the moment.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450883/seagate-250gb-portable-external-har/
#32
...which is half the capacity. :roll:
#33
Great price and a very worthwhile investment - I bought one of the Buffalo 500GB drives at 100 quid when they came out and it's been worth every penny. The drives are very small, quiet (no noisy fans as in some desktop drives), power themselves and 500GB is a decent chunk of memory - my drive has my own backups, tools and utilities and plenty of space when I need to back up another machine for a rebuild/change.

With regards to the two usb ports, it just depends on the machine if they need it or not - Pentium4 laptops frequently seemed to require both ends but since then I don't come across many machines needing both.

John
#34
That's a really good deal, voted hot from me. Can anyone recommend a good/cheap NAS at 1TB ? There was a 750GB one for around £88 recently. Can anyone better this?
#35
I would assume they're standard voltage since they're all powered from USB although I've never tried powering one from the mains, looking at the one I have here it matches USB spec as expected - 5V, 0.5A.

One thought if your satelite receiver can't power it on USB port you could always get a USB power adapter for the second USB plug although I'd think a standard spec power adapter would be easy enough to find.

John
#36
I own the 320GB version of this drive.

Never gave me a secs bother. Really good quality for the price.

Buy with confidence.
#37
Ordered, and took the suggested case protector as well for another £6.

Great price, have some more heat!!!!!!!
#38
spraint
It will be a Seagate. Can't see Maxtor putting in a Hitachi, Fujitsu, Toshiba or Western Digital.


Maxtor make hard drives themselves too.
#39
Perfect for Wii storage :thumbsup:
#40
I agree this deal is not bad but I still don't think it can count as a bargain. A bargain would be £40 or something like that.

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