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320GB External Hard Drive - £67.99 @ Aldi !

£67.99 @ ALDI
Simply upgrade your existing notebook or PC with this fantastic 320GB external hard disk drive. * High quality aluminium housing * 320GB hard disk capacity * 8MB cache * 7200rpm … Read More
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1d, 1m agoFound 1 decade, 1 month ago
Simply upgrade your existing notebook or PC with this fantastic 320GB external hard disk drive.

* High quality aluminium housing
* 320GB hard disk capacity
* 8MB cache
* 7200rpm
* Transfer rate: USB 2.0 max. 480 mbit/sec. SATA transfer rate: 3Gbit/s
* Massive storage capacity for notebook or desktop computer, over 98,000 digital photos (3MB per photo), 73,000 MP3 songs (4MB per song), 192 hours of TV recording (depending on recording quality)
* Includes USB cable, external power adaptor, CD driver and desktop stand
* SATA transfer rate 1,2 Gbit/s
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#1
Voted hot (despite it currently being -13.2). I still dont get this site and cold votes.

Its a 320gb sata drive for under 70 quid.
"Transfer rate: USB 2.0 – max. 480 mbit/sec. SATA transfer rate: 3Gbit/s"

What is wrong with this deal. It doesnt say whether it has a dual USB2/ESata interface although the fact that it states "SATA transfer rate 1,2 Gbit/s" indicates it probably is.

This means you have almost 3x the performance of usb2.
#2
Thanks for the deal Mattitude & jazid for the useful info :thumbsup:
#3
Not bad at all :)
#4
jazid
Voted hot (despite it currently being -13.2). I still dont get this site and cold votes.


This is the reason for asking cold voters to leave a comment. Because the temp was -13, with my little tech knowledge, I was wondering if this is a bad/average deal eventhough its just the opposite.

Probably, the cheapest price for 320GB drive ATM.
#5
edi
This is the reason for asking cold voters to leave a comment. Because the temp was -13, with my little tech knowledge, I was wondering if this is a bad/average deal eventhough its just the opposite.

Probably, the cheapest price for 320GB drive ATM.



Im currently looking for reviews, but given the importance of your HD and the inconvenience it causes when it goes wrong, im loathed to save a few quid on a cheap supermarket jobbie. For a few sterlings more you can get yourself a nice Seagate or Western.

Mind you, if its just for backup or not gonna be used very often, its probably a cheap option, but I believe you gets what you pay for with HDD's.
1 Like #6
Here you go... An alternative.

Seagate 320GB USB2.0 7200RPM 8MB Cache External Hard Drive - Retail

£69.99 inc VAT with free supersaver delivery from Ebuyer.

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0116092_C0000004_P0000000.jpg

I have this exact model (paid £80 for it tho) and its top drawer.
#7
I have this from their last pc and its very good but no on off switch the reason it is so good for me is that it slots into a bay at the top of my medion pc and so is effectly like an internal HD and then grab it quickly off the top when you need it
#8
plus of course it comes with a 3 year warranty
#9
robpears
plus of course it comes with a 3 year warranty


It takes 3 years to get a replacement off them lol

In all seriousness, they can get hot, and putting them on top of the Medion PC's you can fry an egg on them
#10
dEvILSiXpEnCe
... given the importance of your HD and the inconvenience it causes when it goes wrong, im loathed to save a few quid on a cheap supermarket jobbie....


Of course it all depends on the make of the drive inside. I doubt Medion make their own drives and probably use a WD, Segate, Hitachi or Samsung drive. If someone whoowns one could open it up to look?
#11
robpears
I have this from their last pc ...


Is it the same SATA drive model? Does it have an external SATA interface or is it just USB2?

robpears
...the reason it is so good for me is that it slots into a bay at the top of my medion pc and so is effectly like an internal HD and then grab it quickly off the top when you need it..


Drive overheating warning anyone? Actually, it sounds like your one is probably an integrated drive caddy rather than an external drive unit.
#12
I have one. It's a seagate 7200.9. Does run hot when on top of the medion machine (62 degrees C). I've never used it on it's own but imagine it would be slightly cooler.

If you're going to leave it on all the time then running hot is not an issue - may actually be good. It's the spinning up and then heating up and spinning down and cooling down that causes most issues. Google for data from Google's own server farm all using off the shelf drives. Running hot seems to make them last longer!

Calum
#13
Sorry to hijack here.... but is the WD passport the best USB powered one?

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