CnM CORE 100GB Portable 2.5 inch External USB Hard Drive (Includes Free Security Software Worth £45) - £17.99 delivered @ Play.com - HotUKDeals
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CNM Core 100GB portable Hard Drive - USB2.0
Storage on the move - Small enough to slip in your pocket!!
The new Core range from CNM Lifestyle is an ultra portable external hard drive. With a sleek design and high performance capabilities this drive is the perfect addition to any office or home.
All Core Drives also come with a FREE 12 month subscription to DESlock+ v4.1.10 worth £45
To assure your data is in safe hands DESlock+ is accredited by the UK Government CESG CCTM scheme and is validated by NIST in the USA to FIPS 140-2 level 1
This subsription must be activated using the voucher code supplied with the Hard drive

# Colour - Piano Black
# Interface - USB 2.0, cable included
# Plug & Play - No software to install
# DESlock+ - Protect all your important files
# Simply drag and drop to save files
# Dimensions = 12.2CM x 1.3CM x 7.7CM
# Weight = 150G
# 12 Month warranty
# HDD: External DESlock+ provides:- - Full disk encryption - Removeable media encryption - Encrypt Email, folders & Files - Multiple encryption keys stored in a keyfile - AES, 3DES, Blowfish Algorithms - Encrypted mountable files - Secure data shredder - Keyfile backup utility This software will give you piece of mind that your data is secured wherever you take it
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#1
Not the highest capacity but it looks like a nice drive for the price. Ordered, thank you!
#2
this is good, 160 sata 2.5 inches bare hard disks go for £26-29, so for 100gb with caddy is worth £18
#3
Wonder if you can crack this open and stick the drive in an old laptop?
#4
depends on the interface, no doubt it's a 120gb drive with 100gb formated capacity, never really heard of 100gb 2.5 drives.
#5
csf
depends on the interface, no doubt it's a 120gb drive with 100gb formated capacity, never really heard of 100gb 2.5 drives.


I think it will either be a Toshiba or Seagate 100GB drive - I cant see a company using a 120GB drive and under utilising it, rather than just using all the space.
banned#6
This has to be a 80GB or 120GB. As far as I know CNM do not sell 100GB.
#7
Ordered, will see what it is next week.
#8
could you use this as a usb interface for a dvd player, like you can a usb flash drive?
#9
zorbathegeek
could you use this as a usb interface for a dvd player, like you can a usb flash drive?


cant see any reason why not.

cant see issue with capicity, they're selling 16GB Pen Drives for the same price as this.. this is a great price :)
#10
I've seen 100GB 2.5" drives before. Only ever 7200RPM ones though!
1 Like #11
i bought the 80gb version of this 10/7 ago
arrived yesterday - battered box and all
anyway - annoyingly this HDD requires x2 (supplied) USB cables to power up :(
x1 doesn't cut it - unless someone knows something I dont?!


Edited By: cifa on Apr 27, 2011 15:46
#12
wow i guess these are some old drives, wonder if it's a sneaky recycled hard disk jobby?
1 Like #13
Bought the 80GB version 2 weeks ago, you will need to fat32format it so you can playback movies/pictures on PS3 :) the quickest and easiest way is to use this link below: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm
#14
cifa
i bought the 80gb version of this 10/7 ago
arrived yesterday - battered box and all
anyway - annoyingly this HDD requires x2 (supplied) USB cables to power up :(
x1 doesn't cut it - unless someone knows something I dont?!



got the same drive from the deals on here and only requires one on mine but does have a double ended lead, just plugged one into pc and other ito the drive powered up just fine.
#15
cifa
i bought the 80gb version of this 10/7 ago
arrived yesterday - battered box and all
anyway - annoyingly this HDD requires x2 (supplied) USB cables to power up :(
x1 doesn't cut it - unless someone knows something I dont?!



Have used a double usb version on a Mac desktop and laptop and only 1 usb connection is required. I believe that some computers may not safely supply sufficient power to a single usb slot.
#16
Great deal, thanks op!
#17
cheddarman

Have used a double usb version on a Mac desktop and laptop and only 1 usb connection is required. I believe that some computers may not safely supply sufficient power to a single usb slot.


point taken & I suspected that....but I am not convinced thats the case.
I have a quad core/ASUS mobo with 750w PSU - I think that should supply the voltage needed
furhtermore - this bargain drive I bought last week (250gb) runs off x1 USB lead! Think I will sned that one back or sell it on here...
#18
Does anyone know how to open the case, so that the drive can be removed?

Edit

I got an 80gb version from zavvi, from the deal a week or so ago - my intention was to remove the drive and put it in an old tabletPC.

Anyway, I managed to open it up by springing the case open, and it has a 7200 rpm Hitachi drive inside. Worryingly, there is an orange label on the drive saying "Serviceable used part".

Edited By: Waldolf on Apr 27, 2011 22:38: new info
#19
good spot OP - ordered 2.
Have previously order the 80 GB version from the deals posted several times on here over the last couple of months.
I can confirm that it works on one USB lead on my Acer laptop and Wii, but can't categorically state this will be the same for all other devices.
The ones I have previously ordered were USB3.0 which was an unexpected bonus, however this may have simply been luck of the draw.
All in all a great little drive for occasional use or for use with TVs/Wiis etc.
#20
I take it everyone reccomends this then?
#21
If it's the same case as the 80GB one that I bought a few weeks ago then you can open it up with an iPod prising tool (from a certain online tat bazaar near you) by sliding it down the sides of the shiny top. Once open, it had a standard 80GB 2.5" SATA drive inside. Think mine was a Hitachi but can't remember for sure. Be gentle when prising because the top is only held on with plastic tabs and it's quite easy to break them.
#22
csf
depends on the interface, no doubt it's a 120gb drive with 100gb formated capacity, never really heard of 100gb 2.5 drives.


Seagate http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&biw=1899&bih=879&q=seagate+100gb+2.5&aq=f&aqi=g-v2&aql=&oq=
1 Like #23
I can't bring myself to get this due to missing out on the 250gb drive for 2 quid extra as BestBuy messed up my order. When I rang up following non-delivery, even the girl on the phone was confused by my order status of "Not Relevant"!
#24
My friend has one of these, he tried letting his xbox configure it and it said it does not meet performance standards.
Didn't seem to want to be used as a plug and play usb hdd to play films from through his xbox (not sure if others have managed this) but I have sorted out 2 drives for my own use (one WD and one Maxtor) but the CNM didn't want to allow this.
Hope this helps
Mike
#25
Ordered - cheers !
#26
cifa
i bought the 80gb version of this 10/7 ago
arrived yesterday - battered box and all
anyway - annoyingly this HDD requires x2 (supplied) USB cables to power up :(
x1 doesn't cut it - unless someone knows something I dont?!



Many 2.5" external drives are supplied with a cable sporting 2 usb connectioins. This is because USB 1 ports do not have enough power to power the HDD and read from it through 1 port. USB2 (which most devices should use these days) can power and transmit data via a single port. Hope this helps :D

Voted hot!!!
#27
cifa
i bought the 80gb version of this 10/7 ago
arrived yesterday - battered box and all
anyway - annoyingly this HDD requires x2 (supplied) USB cables to power up :(
x1 doesn't cut it - unless someone knows something I dont?!



wtf, my minature freecom 500gb drive only used 1 minature cable (supplied) - cost me about £50 6 months ago though, not cheap but looks great and only 1 usb, small size and sleek looks sold it for me

my freecom is about 20% smaller than this drive too

this is a good deal though

Edited By: royals on Apr 28, 2011 13:45
#28
omen

Many 2.5" external drives are supplied with a cable sporting 2 usb connectioins. This is because USB 1 ports do not have enough power to power the HDD and read from it through 1 port. USB2 (which most devices should use these days) can power and transmit data via a single port. Hope this helps :D

Voted hot!!!


thanks - but thats doesn't help.
I am running an custom made Antec 300 with absolutely no USB1 ports - they are all USB 2. Feck - I couldn't live with those speeds. lol
As I mentioned earlier the 250gb Seagate HDD that I got last week runs off x1 USB lead!! go figure?!
1 Like #29
A single USB 2 port can give up to 500mA current (0.5 amps). Some older 2.5" Hard drives took more current than this so had to use two ports to provide the current.

Occasionally you'll find a PC with out of spec USB ports which can give a slightly higher current output but in general you're limited to 500mA. USB 3 ports are specced to 900mA (0.9 amps)

I suspect these drives are using older (possibly refurb) drives. Looking at the spec of an older 100Gb Seagate 4200rpm drive, it requires around 1 amp peak current with 0.46 amps average running current - obviously 1 amp is too much for a single USB port so this probably wouldn't work on a single cable.
#30
bbdom
A single USB 2 port can give up to 500mA current (0.5 amps). Some older 2.5" Hard drives took more current than this so had to use two ports to provide the current.

Occasionally you'll find a PC with out of spec USB ports which can give a slightly higher current output but in general you're limited to 500mA. USB 3 ports are specced to 900mA (0.9 amps)

I suspect these drives are using older (possibly refurb) drives. Looking at the spec of an older 100Gb Seagate 4200rpm drive, it requires around 1 amp peak current with 0.46 amps average running current - obviously 1 amp is too much for a single USB port so this probably wouldn't work on a single cable.


thanks for that - have learnt something there.
don't think I will be keeping that 80gb HDD Cm Core drive. may as well return it.
either way - not voted on this deal (due to my experience with x2 USB cables) - did give heat to the 80gb one tho'
#31
There's nothing there now
#32
are all cm core drivers re-conditioned units?
#33
expired
#34
Faxy Fowler
This has to be a 80GB or 120GB. As far as I know CNM do not sell 100GB.

Just to confirm, received this USB Hard Drive today. It is a 100GB, showing 93.1GB usable capacity. It works with just the one USB port and is brand new.
#35
Got mine. Backed up all my pics. No problemo!
#36
The unit may look new, the drive will be a re-cond job according to a few sources. 100gb 2.5" hard disk units were first introduced in 2006.

http://www.physorg.com/news4069.html

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-internal-SATA-150-buffer/dp/B000ETA3CW/ref=sr_1_40?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1304696364&sr=1-40

Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Jan 2007


Edited By: csf on May 06, 2011 16:41

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