400GB Freecom External Portable 2.5" (USB Powered) Hard Drive - £76.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Note that this is based on a laptop hard drive, not a desktop hard drive. No power supply required as it's powered through the usb bus.

Ultra compact, easy-to-use and secure, this USB 2.0 powered portable hard drive makes transporting and sharing data easier than ever. Simply plug it into any computers USB port and take your spreadsheets, documents, movies, photos or music anywhere you go. The perfect travel companion

* Interface USB 2.0, can also be connected to USB 1.1 port
* Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
* Buffer Size: 8MB
* Data transfer speed over USB 2.0 bus: up to 480Mbit/s
* Power requirements USB bus powered, no power adapter required
* Weight 200 gr. / 7.05 Ounce
* Dimensions 13.9 x 8.3 x 2 cm / 5.5 x 3.2 x 0.8 inch
* Fast, low noise external mobile USB-2 hard drive
* Excellent value for money
* No cooling fan, ensures quiet operation
* The easiest way to add and manage extra storage capacity to your notebook or desktop computer
* Hot swappable, no need to turn off your computer
* No device ID's or terminations to worry about
* High quality, sleek design, easy to take with you
* One year manufacturers warranty, free UK helpdesk support
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#1
Strane cold votes, this is quite an amazing price if you are right about it being a 2.5" drive

although i've never heard of a 400GB 2.5" drive tbh
#2
It's been voted cold because you can get 1tb for near enough this price!!:roll:
#3
Have you guys lost the plot!

Have you seen how much 400gb 2.5" hard disks are!

This is a steal at this price.

Hot hot hot!
#4
people dont read properly or are just ignorant this is a great price for 2.5" drive Hot
#5
daveph85
It's been voted cold because you can get 1tb for near enough this price!!:roll:


Could you show where before I buy this one ...

Voted this deal Hot
#6
Please will the people voting cold because "it's only 400gb" read the description properly.

This is a usb portable hd, not a plug-in power required version.

If you can find better elsewhere, please let us know.
#7
Very cheap for a 2.5" laptop drive
#9
Can you rip it apart and stick it in a laptop maybe?
#10
yes, i would think it is a SATA drive inside
#11
Excellent deal.

Would be great for a PS3 HDD as well.
#12
Although temporarily out of stock, Play have a 500gb version for £109.99. I saw it when it was a preorder @ £99.99:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6013449/Freecom-Classic-Mobile-500GB-2-5-SATA-External-USB-2-0-Hard-Drive/Product.html
#13
Cool, so huge drives have come under the £100 mark for both laptops and PCs, been waiting for this for a while!
#14
Voted hot... does anyone know what the drive inside is? I am looking for a 2.5-er for my Macbook Pro and this may fit the bill.
#15
Note that this may use slightly bigger than standard 2.5" drives that may or may not fit in your laptop or PS3. Great price though.
#16
Yeah, that's what I thought... cant seem to find out anything about what manufacturer Freecom uses fro its 2.5 drives
#17
excellent price for a 400GB ... i paid this for a 160GB only a few months back
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Have you guys lost the plot!

Have you seen how much 400gb 2.5" hard disks are!

This is a steal at this price.

Hot hot hot!


yeah plus usb powered
At my school you need stuff to be PAT tested if it uses a plug
no danger if usb powerd

But ive alread bought several hdd's
I cant get this now :(
#19
daveph85;2661165
It's been voted cold because you can get 1tb for near enough this price!!:roll:

You're an idiot.
#20
Gaz;2669519
You're an idiot.


There's a lot of it going around :)
#21
hi, can anyone tell me how these smaller drives compare to a larger 3.5 drive - both in terms of reliability and speed. Is there a compromise we make for the smaller size?

Thanks
1 Like #22
Toshiba has launched a 400GB laptop drive, but that was in July. The link to the Play.com offer states 500GB, so is this a misprint? If it is the 500GB, it is almost certainly a hitachi or a fujitsu. Both are too large to fit into Macbook Pros except the 17" models.

The only 500 gigger that will fit is the Samsung Spinpoint M6, which is hard to get hold of and only sold with an external case. The last seller in the UK who had any on ebay was asking around £150 (but accepting £135) for that.

The difference between these drives and the desktop drives is speed. Laptop drives usually rotate at 5400rpm and desktop drives at 7200rpm. You can find faster drives in both formats, however. Bear also in mind that the average laptop drive is not designed to run 24/7 - you need to pay extra for those sorts of drives. In other words, these external drives are designed for backups, not for augmenting your overall drivespace.
#23
Interesting as this drive id not listed on the Freecom site, http://www.freecom.com/productsubs.asp?CatID=8020&sCatID=1146257&s=ja.
#24
I like Bus powered drives. I think this is a good price.
#25
people are stupid :)
#27
just got one from play as with 2 day postage from ebuyer it's £84.98

or 3 day postage it's £82.98

and i like getting quidco :) £3.40 :)
#28
bob2009
just got one from play as with 2 day postage from ebuyer it's £84.98

or 3 day postage it's £82.98

and i like getting quidco :) £3.40 :)


Whay did you buy from Play mate? was it just due to the fact that you have to wait 5-days from e-buyer??

Im thinking og buying from e-buyer, £77 INC delivery seems good and I can wait a few days.

Is this exactly the same as the one on Play.com though?
#29
spraint
Toshiba has launched a 400GB laptop drive, but that was in July. The link to the Play.com offer states 500GB, so is this a misprint? If it is the 500GB, it is almost certainly a hitachi or a fujitsu. Both are too large to fit into Macbook Pros except the 17" models.

The only 500 gigger that will fit is the Samsung Spinpoint M6, which is hard to get hold of and only sold with an external case. The last seller in the UK who had any on ebay was asking around £150 (but accepting £135) for that.

The difference between these drives and the desktop drives is speed. Laptop drives usually rotate at 5400rpm and desktop drives at 7200rpm. You can find faster drives in both formats, however. Bear also in mind that the average laptop drive is not designed to run 24/7 - you need to pay extra for those sorts of drives. In other words, these external drives are designed for backups, not for augmenting your overall drivespace.



I am waiting for a 500gb 2.5" drive to fit in my MacBookPro (currently have a 320gb Western Digital WD3200BEVT in mine, which is excellent but I need more space, as it's only equal to around 298gb formatted)

Scan have this Hitachi, but it's too large (12.5mm) to fit I think:
500 GB Hitachi HTS545050KTA300 Travelstar 5K500, 2.5", SATA 300, 5400 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms
http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=802975

Scan also have this 500gb drive - again its 12.5 mm, so don't think it's suitable ( ? )
500 GB Fujitsu MHZ2500BT Mobile, 2.5", SATA 300, 4200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms
http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=850215



Bring on the 500gb laptop drives!
Western Digital or Samsung preferably

Lambda-Tek.com have this 500gb Samsung 2.5" drive:
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase26.2&prodID=B136743
#30
spraint;2669905

The difference between these drives and the desktop drives is speed. Laptop drives usually rotate at 5400rpm and desktop drives at 7200rpm. You can find faster drives in both formats, however. Bear also in mind that the average laptop drive is not designed to run 24/7 - you need to pay extra for those sorts of drives. In other words, these external drives are designed for backups, not for augmenting your overall drivespace.

Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
#31
Buffalo 500gb bus powered drive is available on Amazon. Despatched within 9-14 day though:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00169R53O/
#32
kowalski


But not in stock, sadly, and the price would suggest that the external 2.5" drives are not Samsung equipped, so no point in getting those to strip out. The only other main stockist appears to be HP, but it is also showing no stock available. Looks like ebay or France (where these were launched first) or nothing.

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