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Freecom Mobile Drive Classic 2.5" 250GB USB2

External 2.5 Hard Drive
Fast, low noise external mobile USB-2 hard drive
Buspowered, no AC adapter needed*
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 IDs or terminations to worry about
High quality, sleek design, only 13.9 x 8.3 x 2 cm, easy to take with you
One years manufacturers warranty, free helpdesk support
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#1
hot, 3 times the storage as yesterdays but only double the cost!
#2
I bought a Toshiba one for the same price in PC world
#3
Benjimoron;2282378
hot, 3 times the storage as yesterdays but only double the cost!


Thanks Benji :)

People still cold vote... probably worth reiterating this is a 2.5" portable HDD
#4
khizman;2282431
I bought a Toshiba one for the same price in PC world


The Toshiba is a cracking deal at PC World. Few weeks ago I actually ordered one and went to PC World to collect it to find out that it requires two usb ports to work so I bought a WD Passport instead, which was a bit more expensive but looks much better and requires only one usb port to work.

If I'm still in the market for a 2.5" hard drive I would pay the extra £10 and buy the WD Passport as it comes with 3 years warrenty, not only one like the Toshiba and the Freecom.
#5
refaey
The Toshiba is a cracking deal at PC World. Few weeks ago I actually ordered one and went to PC World to collect it to find out that it requires two usb ports to work so I bought a WD Passport instead, which was a bit more expensive but looks much better and requires only one usb port to work.


I am suprised you found a protable hard drive over 40 gig that requires only 1 USB port as they usually need two to draw enough power.
#6
So does this require two USB ports or one???
#7
refaey
The Toshiba is a cracking deal at PC World. Few weeks ago I actually ordered one and went to PC World to collect it to find out that it requires two usb ports to work so I bought a WD Passport instead, which was a bit more expensive but looks much better and requires only one usb port to work.

If I'm still in the market for a 2.5" hard drive I would pay the extra £10 and buy the WD Passport as it comes with 3 years warrenty, not only one like the Toshiba and the Freecom.


I think amazon are selling that one (WD) for £64.99 and PC World have it at £69.99, so they should price match it for u and knock 10% of the difference off - £64.49

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#8
BeerGoggles
I am suprised you found a protable hard drive over 40 gig that requires only 1 USB port as they usually need two to draw enough power.


wd only need one, my 160gb does anyway.
#9
BeerGoggles;2282934
I am suprised you found a protable hard drive over 40 gig that requires only 1 USB port as they usually need two to draw enough power.


That was over a year or so ago. Most modern external 2.5" drives now require just one USB port. I have the WD Passport 320gb and it requires only one usb port.
#10
Would this be good for sticking in the usb of my PS3? therefore id have the extra storage without having to remove and upgrade the ps3 harddrive plus no extra power cables etc :idea:
#11
chrishampson;2283013
So does this require two USB ports or one???


one
#12
wat is so hot in this? when you can get 250gb Western Digital passport for £64.99
#13
everylittlehelps
wat is so hot in this? when you can get 250gb Western Digital passport for £64.99


250gb for £65 vs 250gb for £59 - obviously you must have been asleep during maths classes! :p
#14
OO7;2283709
250gb for £65 vs 250gb for £59 - obviously you must have been asleep during maths classes! :p


This only works in a like-for-like comparison. The western digital is better because:

1. Looks sexier.
2. WD is more reputable than Freecom.
3. WD drives include 3-years guarantee, Freecom only give one.

This is worth the extra £6 in my opinion, but that's my opinion anyway :whistling:
#15
What drive is in the Freecom nowadays?
Last time i looked i think it was Toshiba but that was ages ago.
#16
Read the amazon reviews for the WD and lots of people saying their laptops didn't have enough power to power the drive and they had to go and buy a dual usb cable.
#17
SunTzu;2284298
Read the amazon reviews for the WD and lots of people saying their laptops didn't have enough power to power the drive and they had to go and buy a dual usb cable.


I don't need to, I already own two WD Passport drives, 250gb and 320gb and they both work perfectly fine using one USB port on a Sony Vaio AR21S.

Power from USB ports should be exactly the same on all computers (PCs, Laptops,...etc). If it works with one PC and not the other then there is a problem with the USB controller not the hard drive.

I work all over the place and I used my WD Passport drives in hundreds of PCs and Laptops and never had a problem.
#18
refaey
This only works in a like-for-like comparison. The western digital is better because:

1. Looks sexier.
2. WD is more reputable than Freecom.
3. WD drives include 3-years guarantee, Freecom only give one.

This is worth the extra £6 in my opinion, but that's my opinion anyway :whistling:


Also Freecom's customer service is non-existent.

That said these are very good drives and I've bought several of the 160GB through SVP for the same price.

And they do Quidco :)
#19
BeerGoggles
I am suprised you found a protable hard drive over 40 gig that requires only 1 USB port as they usually need two to draw enough power.


I'm not sure the capacity of the HDD always dictates how many usb ports you require to power the drive, particularly 2.5" units. I have a 120gig portable Toshiba (2.5") and that runs well on one USB port, be it plugged into a laptop or desktop. Obviously not every drive is the same ........
#20
I bought a couple of pink WD 2.5" 250gb from amazon recently for £59.99 each. It was more purple than pink thankfully. Think the price has gone back up now.
#21
does anyone know if you can stream media from a WD without transfering it back to your PCs, like using windows media player?
#22
cafc4eva
does anyone know if you can stream media from a WD without transfering it back to your PCs, like using windows media player?


should be fine, might be better with usb 2 though.
#23
Benjimoron
should be fine, might be better with usb 2 though.


ive got a spare usb 2.0 slot if thats what you mean :)

also, just spotted this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-500GB-External/dp/B000WP0NM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1213120951&sr=1-1

WD MyBook 500GB for under £60, would you recommend it? im a bit of a newbie
#24
cafc4eva
ive got a spare usb 2.0 slot if thats what you mean :)

also, just spotted this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-500GB-External/dp/B000WP0NM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1213120951&sr=1-1

WD MyBook 500GB for under £60, would you recommend it? im a bit of a newbie


yep, that's what I'm talking about!!!! (lee, apprentice!)

If you want it mostly just plugged in at the same place go for a big boy like you've posted, if not go for a portable version like this. I have one of each so I can take it round people's houses easily and on holiday etc.
#25
lol i like the impression.

you think it looks ok and will be able to stream media on windows media without any hassle?
#26
you would go for freecom over western digital just for £6, you must be asleep since the digital age began 2 decades ago!

OO7
250gb for £65 vs 250gb for £59 - obviously you must have been asleep during maths classes! :p
#27
refaey
This only works in a like-for-like comparison. The western digital is better because:

1. Looks sexier.

1. I don't plan on staring at it or flashing it around! ;-)

2. WD is more reputable than Freecom.

2. Not to me, I've had a WD drive fail on me.

3. WD drives include 3-years guarantee, Freecom only give one.
This is worth the extra £6 in my opinion, but that's my opinion anyway :whistling:


3. I agree 3 years is better than 1 but in my experience a drive will either fail in the first few months or just keep on going until it's time to upgrade, but that's my experience anyway. :whistling:
#28
theres also this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Formac-disk-Black-portable-Drive/dp/B000W7YXJA/ref=pd_sbs_ce_title_3

Formac disk mini 250 GB Black portable Hard Drive 2.5" USB 2.0 for £59.99 - hows this compare to freecom? never heard of formac but looks nicer...

or theres http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140192 for Seagate...for £59.99 delivered? mmm. choices.
#29
everylittlehelps
you would go for freecom over western digital just for £6, you must be asleep since the digital age began 2 decades ago!


Digital age you say!? No wonder I couldn't find the latest single by Cliff Richard on cassette at the local record shop!
#30
Scissorhands
Also Freecom's customer service is non-existent.


That said these are very good drives and I've bought several of the 160GB through SVP for the same price.

And they do Quidco :)


I[COLOR="Lime"] used their c. service via their website email faculity,they answered back soon.satisfied.[/COLOR]
#31
reviewz
What drive is in the Freecom nowadays?
Last time i looked i think it was Toshiba but that was ages ago.


[INDENT][COLOR="Cyan"][FONT="Fixedsys"][SIZE="6"]Samsung,at least my one is that.Noiseless[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/INDENT].
#32
anybody seen a cheapish 500GB 2.5'' portable drive going for around the £100 mark or even 400GB?
cheersDL
#33
thanks heat added
#34
Availible on IBOOD today for £49.25 + £7.40 delivery.



http://www.ibood.com/site/uk/ibood.php

Would post it as a deal but I'm not sure if IBOOD is allowed.
#35
tbeno123
Would this be good for sticking in the usb of my PS3? therefore id have the extra storage without having to remove and upgrade the ps3 harddrive plus no extra power cables etc :idea:

No ideas anyone?
#36
is the passport 320gb cheap for £70 i saw in a local shop
#37
roadie
is the passport 320gb cheap for £70 i saw in a local shop


which local shop, depends how far that local is from me ...no seriously ....which shop?
thanks
DL
#38
its in manchester mate just asking whether its cheap!
#39
roadie
its in manchester mate just asking whether its cheap!

tandy's or rumbelows'?
#40
tandys wheres that?

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