500GB 2.5" Int. Hard Drive - Hitachi SATA300, 5400RPM, 8MB Cache - was £140 now £101! - HotUKDeals
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Was going to buy yesterday but glad I didnt. It was £140 last night now only £101!!! Nowhere else that I can find is under £140 for this drive.

Enjoy. :-)

The World's First 500GB Notebook size HDD

500 GB Hitachi HTS545050KTA300 Travelstar 5K500, 2.5", SATA 300, 5400 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms

Hitachi is first to introduce a 500 GB, 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive for entertainment power-house notebooks, sleek desktop PCs, external storage devices and other advanced mobile applications. Travelstar 5K500 uses a three-disk design to deliver up to 500GB of capacity. This new drive is extremely energy-efficient, with a power profile nearly identical to its 2-disk predecessor and Travelstar 5K500 performance is the highest among 2.5-inch 5400 RPM drives in PCMark testing. The 5K500 is well-suited for "slim" desktop PCs delivering high capacities in space-saving enclosures. Designed to help consumers enjoy their high-definition movies, music, photos and games on the go, Travelstar 5K500 delivers the features, design innovations and technologies that enhance the entertainment experience. The 5K500 provides the advantages of a desktop with the portability of a notebook.
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quiet? reliable?
time for some 500gb ps3 action.
this is a really great price. obviously those voting cold don't know much about the prices of computer components these days

this is a dramatic drop in price, as £140 has been the cheapest available price for a 500gig 2.5" laptop HD. the price per gig is a lot more expensive than normal 3.5" drives and more than other sized 2.5" drives, but if you really want that space internally, then it's the price you have to pay. with a couple of 2.5" 500gig drives you can get 1TB internally in your laptop (as long as it takes 2 drives)

one important word of warning, i'm pretty sure that's the hitachi drive thats 12.5mm thick, and not the standard 9.5mm - so it might not fit in all laptops. i have no idea which ones will accept it or not. at that price i would have got a couple for my dell vostro 1700 if i knew they would fit, as i was waiting on the price to drop to the £100 mark

there are samsung drives that are the standard 9.5mm size, but they are currently only available in the UK with an external caddy, which scan has for £140. hopefully this will be the start of the laptop drive prices coming down like the 1TB 3.5" drives
But please note this Hard Disk height is 12.5mm not the 9mm one, so it might not fit most notebook and PS3. It would be cheaper to buy the Buffalo one from Amazon and take it out to use for £99
But please note this Hard Disk height is 12.5mm not the 9mm one, so it might not fit most notebook and PS3. It would be cheaper to buy the Buffalo one from Amazon and take it out to use for £99

what buffalo one from amazon? the last two i saw listed here were 3.5" drives. i think i saw a 400gig drive for £100 that was 2.5" but i can't remember where or when. the 320gig 2.5" drives at around £55 are the current VFM bang for the buck big laptop drives. almost twice the price for another 50% usable space approximately. there are newer drives due out that are 500gig, the right size and 7200RPM, but not sure when or how much. they were listed on engadget a couple of weeks or so ago
this will not fit ps3 (as far as i am aware, would like to be proven wrong!) as its too tall.

cracking price though!
Ive managed to get one of these, want to use as an external. Anyone have any ideas on how to go about it, I cant seem to find a 12.5mm enclosure??
Oddly enough scan has loads of external enclosures..
just be careful as the 2.5" enclosures are likely designed for a 9.5mm standard sized notebook HD, and not the thicker 12.5mm ones like the hitachi

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