This is my first post,
Just spotted this one on Aria, reduced from £60.89. Taken from the website:
Introducing the Signature Mini family of bite-size drives, bursting with tasty ingredients. Supple and resilient to the touch, with a positive velvety grip, they're designed by our friends at Pininfarina, the icon of Italian sports car design since 1930.
Durable and made for travel High speed USB 2.0 "Y" cable included provides power without extra cables. Free technical support 2 year warranty Hitachi Signature Mini 500GB Expresso
Just plug one in, and inside you’ll find smart ways to protect and manage all your precious data.
Warranty InformationWarranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website http://www.hitachi.com/
Manufacturer Phone 0207 133 0032
Warranty Period (yrs) 1
Technical Details:Product description SimpleTech Signature Mini - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
Type Hard drive - external
Form factor 2.5"
Dimensions (wxdxh) 7.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.6 cm
Enclosure colour Espresso
Capacity 500 GB
Interface type Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer rate 480 Mbps
Spindle speed 5400 rpm
Os required Apple MacOS X, Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
Power source USB bus
Manufacturer warranty 3 years warranty
Quoted in the reviews:
please clarify length of warranty by sjp
Warranty information says 1 year warranty; technical information says 3 years warranty. Which is correct?
Response by stevenl
The first year is with ourselves, and the rest is with the manufacturer.
Thought it is a reasonably good deal as the non portable one 500gb is sold at £48.29 and only 2 years warranty ( http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/External/500+GB+LaCie+USB+2.0+Hard+Disk+Design+by+Neil+Poulton+?productId=37508)