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CnM Core Portable 80GB 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive £16.99 Delivered @ Zavvi/Ebay DOTD

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CnM Core Portable 80GB Portable 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive This Hard Disk Drive is tipped to storm the UK market, and if it's launch is anything to go by; that's exactly what will happen. … Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
CnM Core Portable 80GB Portable 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

This Hard Disk Drive is tipped to storm the UK market, and if it's launch is anything to go by; that's exactly what will happen.

Features:

* Colour: Piano Black
* 12 Month Warranty
* 80GB Capacity
* Drag and drop to save files
* Full Disk Encryption
* USB 2.0 Interface - cable included
* Plug 'n' play - no software to install
* DESILock+ Protect all your important files
* Dimensions (L,H,W) 122mm, 13mm 77mm
* Box dimensions (L,W,H) 150mm, 42mm, 140mm
* Product Weight (typical) 150g

DESlock+ v4.1.10
Full Disk Encryption
Removable Media Encryption
Encrypt Email, folders and files
Multiple encryption keys stored in a keyfile
AES, 3DES, Blowfish Algoriths
Encrypted mountable files
Secure data shredder
Keyfile backup utility
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#1
http://thehut.pantherssl.com/productimg/0/600/600/68/10361068-1298303694-396000.jpg
#2
Nice but 80GB is a bit low
#3
I can see why these things are cheap, not sure were they fit in now though. might as well get a flash drive if all you want is to move small files around if not then pay a bit extra and get a 250 gig or above. that is the same physical size. Having said that it is a fair price and thanks to poster.
7 Likes #4

This Hard Disk Drive is tipped to storm the UK market, and if it's launch is anything to go by; that's exactly what will happen


I doubt it.
#5
surely this is cheaper pound per gb compared to usb flash drives so voted hot
1 Like #6
steviecross
I can see why these things are cheap, not sure were they fit in now though. might as well get a flash drive if all you want is to move small files around if not then pay a bit extra and get a 250 gig or above. that is the same physical size. Having said that it is a fair price and thanks to poster.


for this money all you would get is a slow 16gb flashdrive. this might be about 10 times the size physically, but still small and light enough to stick in a jacket pocket or bag, and a lot less hassle than a 3.5" drive as you just need the usb cable to power it

this holds about 5 or 6 times the data of a 16gb stick (once formatted), and will be a lot faster too

i've been using an old 2.5" ps3 drive in a caddy to tranfer large amounts of data at home instead of a memory stick as it's far faster and i can get a lot more on

a bigger drive is obviously better, but you would be talking about twice the price for a 250gb drive
#7
I use an old 100GB 2.5" drive in a USB2 enclosure and it is very useful for moving large music/video files between machines - it typically works faster than a USB flash drive as well. Voted hot for the price.
1 Like #8
The 250GB version is £29.99 from eBuyer:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/255436
#9
Is this powered by the usb connection meaning it does not need an extra power supply? Can't see where it says that.
#10
Would this work if plugged into an lg bd550 to play 8th mkv files. :-)
#11
Hi, would this do for loading on films, music videos etc (say 20 at a time) and then connecting to tv to watch? Not sure what size a typcial film is..
#12
Last time (almost the) same deal went quite hot:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cnm-mistral-80gb-external-hard-drive-2-5-inch-16-99-delivered-zavvi-ebay-outlet/860603#comments

Cheap for an external harddrive, but for twice the money you can get 320 gb drive, i.e. 4x the space:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intenso-6002510-320GB-External-Drive/dp/B0034G51WY/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1298627746&sr=1-6

not sure if hot or cold..
#13
Norman Whiteside
Would this work if plugged into an lg bd550 to play 8th mkv files. :-)


8th? Do you mean 8GB? Then yes, format it as NTFS and it'll work fine
#14
Very cheap, good deal.
Considering a caddy costs $~5, the HDD inside is only costing £11.

True the size is small but it is ok if you want to put on a few movies.. upto ~80 (~40 HD) and just leave the HDD plugged into your TV. That's what I use my 140gb drive for.
#15
lentini
Norman Whiteside
Would this work if plugged into an lg bd550 to play 8th mkv files. :-)


8th? Do you mean 8GB? Then yes, format it as NTFS and it'll work fine


I am not saying this won't work, it will probably work flawlessly, but be aware not all hardrives work well with the LG machines. I have found the WD and the Seagate (on on offer at Dixons Amazon recently) have recognition problems when plugged into an LG.

I stick with Iomega and Samsung portable hardrives personally for my LG machines,

Edited By: stephenjames84 on Feb 25, 2011 10:06
#16
Only one per customer?
#17
Excellent for around the same price as a 16GB usb drive, but over 4 times capacity.

Perfect to compliment your wii!
#18
stephenjames84
lentini
Norman Whiteside
Would this work if plugged into an lg bd550 to play 8th mkv files. :-)


8th? Do you mean 8GB? Then yes, format it as NTFS and it'll work fine


I am not saying this won't work, it will probably work flawlessly, but be aware not all hardrives work well with the LG machines. I have found the WD and the Seagate (on on offer at Dixons Amazon recently) have recognition problems when plugged into an LG.

I stick with Iomega and Samsung portable hardrives personally for my LG machines,


I have a 320GB and and older 120GB external drive, both WD Passport drives and they work perfectly with my BD550
#19
Sorry yes I did mean 8gb. It's this stupid iPhone predicty thing. While im on the subject, Is there an app that allows me to have a keyboard on iPhone that looks like an old skool phone layout like say a nokia 8210 so I can txt the old way using predictive. And is there the same sort of app for android coz I think in gonna get a 'cisco

Edited By: Norman Whiteside on Feb 25, 2011 10:19
#20
Anyone reckon this will work with a Wii?
2 Likes #21
axxxr
Nice but 80GB is a bit low


Are you being serious? For £16.99? No it's not!
#22
This is hot. They're selling one every few seconds.

On the subject of CnM 80GB drives, I bought the one that was at this price a few weeks ago. For storage, at £16.99, it's fantastic. For speed, it's not good, so don't buy one if you're looking to install an operating system onto it, for instance. But for storing films and music to play on another device, I can almost guarantee you will not find a cheaper 80GB drive.

Edited By: Infinite Element on Feb 25, 2011 10:28
#23
Sounds good to me for inexpensive portable media. Hot.

There are all sorts of similar alternatives depending upon your requirements - another £20 for loads more disk space is only worth it if you actually want that space!

Personally, I spent a bit more again & got a caddy that does ESATA as well as USB2, then a 2.5" drive to go in it. Total price was higher - the caddy was £12 rather than £5 at the time (a year ago) plus the cost of a drive, but worth it for me since the speed increase is well worth it for large backups, and I can still use USB2 for machines without ESATA ports. Also - as drive prices come down, I can just keep fitting higher capacity drives so it's upgradable.

But - all kind of depends upon what you want out of it really.
1 Like #24
Avezius
There are all sorts of similar alternatives depending upon your requirements - another £20 for loads more disk space is only worth it if you actually want that space!

I agree. It makes me laugh when people advise you pay over double the price of the item in question for more or improved features. "Don't buy that Ford at £30k. Get a Ferrari for £100k instead!"
#25
Good for the wii or ps2, but a bit bulky for very minimal storage.
A caddy off ebay is around £5 and stick an old laptop drive in for nothing is my preferred route (but then not everyone has access to 'tiny' drives like this).
Struggling to decide whether this is hot or not.. however I err towards 'not'..

Edited By: kevcal on Feb 25, 2011 10:40
#26
it's an attractive little drive, but nobody has answered the question as to whether it runs just off ***one*** usb port - i have a very small drive i bought years ago, usb powered BUT needs two ports to power it.
#27
Does anyone know the rpm speed?

Cheers
#28
Does this need two usb cables
one for power supply
and one for data transfer?
#29
Hot from me.

These seem to popping up everywhere now. Found this while looking for a review of these drives - 120GB at Maplins for £25 + £3 del.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/120gb-core-external-portable-usb-2.0-hard-drive-510782

Several others too.

I'm having the OPs 80GB for my son at uni rather than a 16GB flash drive.

Edited By: Quids on Feb 25, 2011 10:44
#30
lentini
stephenjames84
lentini
Norman Whiteside
Would this work if plugged into an lg bd550 to play 8th mkv files. :-)


8th? Do you mean 8GB? Then yes, format it as NTFS and it'll work fine


I am not saying this won't work, it will probably work flawlessly, but be aware not all hardrives work well with the LG machines. I have found the WD and the Seagate (on on offer at Dixons Amazon recently) have recognition problems when plugged into an LG.

I stick with Iomega and Samsung portable hardrives personally for my LG machines,


I have a 320GB and and older 120GB external drive, both WD Passport drives and they work perfectly with my BD550


Fair enough, can only post my experiences with my LG BD390 and 570 (also have access to BX580) not one of them would would work with a 3.5 WD 500gb external hardrive or 320gb 2.5 portable WD Passport (both hardrives perfectly functionable attached to a laptop) and all of them had recognition problems with the Seagate Portable 500gb (have to plug usb in and out 3 or 4 times to get to work).

I am glad to hear your WD's work fine, wish mine had, But based on my experience with 3 different machines I was advising op not all brands of HD's will work with certain machines unfortunately .




Edited By: stephenjames84 on Feb 25, 2011 10:53: .
#31
"What?s included? * 1 x 80GB 2.5" External Hard Drive * 1 x USB Cable with slipped USB ports"

Does Usb Ports means 2 cables?
#32
80GB for the price of a 16GB USB stick? - ordered - cheers OP!
I know it's more bulk than a thumb drive but it's more performant - I've bought this to run Ubuntu on my Joggler (another HUKD purchase - DAMN THIS SITE!).
I'm sure it will work fine with the Wii too, although you might need specific CFW if you want to use FAT32 - I've had no problems with WBFS-formatted drives on mine.
#33
There are reviews and posts on here:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/120gb-core-external-portable-usb-2.0-hard-drive-510782

Not very useful as one person says it's a double cable and one says it's a single!

How hard can it be to determine if its one or two????!!!
#34
Great price, thanks for posting OP.
#35
People are comparing this to a flash stick and saying its better because of capacity.
But there not the same thing. Yes its faster than a lash stick (assuming that bothers you).
However you cant overlook the fact it is substantially larger than a flash device and also its a hard disk, hence much much more susceptible to damage !
#36
Just the ticket for redundant photo backup! Many thanks OP!
#37
tempted to get this for the sister in laws wii, need to know how it's powered though!
#38
jamadaia
People are comparing this to a flash stick and saying its better because of capacity.
But there not the same thing. Yes its faster than a lash stick (assuming that bothers you).
However you cant overlook the fact it is substantially larger than a flash device and also its a hard disk, hence much much more susceptible to damage !

It's a bit of a niche item - if you're not bothered about the physical size but want more storage than thumb drives in the sub-£20 range, it's a good buy.
You trade size and resilience against performance and storage.
So it's good for me who wants to run an OS from it. :)

Edited By: BubaMan on Feb 25, 2011 11:17
#39
Went to order 20 - one per customer :(
#40
willgimmence
Went to order 20 - one per customer :(


Are you sure, cause I bought 2.

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