Intenso 1TB 2.5" Portable USB 2 External Hard Drive - Black 6002560 for £69.99 @ Micro Direct - HotUKDeals
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just got one of these for the hubby for Christmas. looked like a very good price for a 1tb portable hard drive. should be more storage than he will ever get through !!!

this is my first post. hope it goes down well guys

key facts

High Speed USB 2.0
• 5400rpm Spin Speed
• 2.5" Form Factor
• No External Power Supply Required
• USB Bus Powered

+ £3.39 shipping = £73.98
- flyingflea
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#1
plus £3.39 postage. Good price though.

Edited By: mikeleslie on Dec 08, 2010 21:07
#2
Was cheaper at Amazon a week or so ago at £71 [free delivery of course] http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intenso-1tb-2-5-usb-2-0-external-hd/810871 but sold out quite quickly and I see the replenished price has increased to £74.58 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intenso-6002560-1TB-2-5-Black/dp/B003Y3M4N6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=computers&qid=1291859539&sr=8-1 which is only 60p dearer than this deal...

Edited By: Faythur on Dec 09, 2010 01:56
#3
could do with another one - bought a 1TB drive last year and is almost full up
#4
Does anyone knows the specs of the drive inside? I would like to update my laptop hard drive and use the 500gb inside my laptop as an external.
#5
It's actually £73.98 with shipping, title should be amended.

Edited By: flyingflea on Dec 11, 2010 20:22
#6
from the description
Power supply: High Speed USB-Y port (2 ports are required) - no external power supply is required.
is it true? 2 ports?
#7
2 Ports _may_ be needed. The drive will need around 0.7Amps, USB sockets typical only deliver 0.5Amps, hence 2 will do the job. A lot of systems and powered hubs will be fine on one port though.
#8
digitaly
Does anyone knows the specs of the drive inside? I would like to update my laptop hard drive and use the 500gb inside my laptop as an external.


Should just be a standard 2.5 sata drive inside (doubt it would be an IDE drive), but the enclosure may be glued shut and require prying open. Not to worry though if the drive was OK and it was just the enclosure in poor nic, a replacement can be had for as little as £5 on Amazon.


albal
2 Ports _may_ be needed. The drive will need around 0.7Amps, USB sockets typical only deliver 0.5Amps, hence 2 will do the job. A lot of systems and powered hubs will be fine on one port though.


Yeah, I have a couple of 2.5" externals, one has 2 USB cables (1 for power, the second for data) and the other drive has 1 cable with 2 USB connectors at the end. They run with only 1 connected, but for safety its best to use them both.





Edited By: imdave on Dec 11, 2010 21:23: .
#9
Standard? There is a hell of a lot more to a HDD than just its size, form factor and connector.

This will probably be a generic, cheap, slow hard drive as it only needs to keep up with a USB 2.0 connection which is far slower than any hard drive sata connection.

As for using this in a laptop I would personally advise against it and get a Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB if you want performance, or a Scorpio Blue 640GB if you need that extra space. performance in drives larger than that start to drop rapidly in notebook hard drives. Having said that, most people would never notice, whereas my HDD is in constant use with gaming, heavy downloading and so on, so read and write times are essential to me.
#10
IF you want to use it in a laptop consider that 2.5" drives come in different thicknesses too.

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