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Iomega Prestige 250GB portable hard drive Was £69.97 NOW £39.12 @ Tesco

£39.12 @ Tesco
I Know this has been posted before but have just purchased one tonight as instore only BACK IN STOCK AT COPDOCK INTERCHANGE STORE IPSWICH incase anyone missed out on the deal and they said a lot o… Read More
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
I Know this has been posted before but have just purchased one tonight as instore only

BACK IN STOCK AT COPDOCK INTERCHANGE STORE IPSWICH
incase anyone missed out on the deal and they said a lot of other stores had delivery of them today

Overview
The pocket-sized USB powered Iomega® PrestigePortable Hard Drive requires no external power supply just plug it in and go. And with the Drop Shock feature, the Prestige Portable Hard Drive is rugged and flexible enough to safely store large amounts of data in tough travel environments. Also includes EMC® Retrospect® HD software (PC via download) to protect all your files, this is a great travel companion that lets you take your files, photos and music anywhere. 250GB
Easy-to-use : USB 2.0 interface available with no external power supply required
Compact : Ultra portable fits easily into a shirt or pocket
Secure : EMC® Retrospect HD (PC) license is included for easy file backup (software available via easy download)
Rugged : Sturdy aluminum construction; Drop Shocktechnology on all models
Contents
Portable Hard Drive
USB 2.0/power cable
Quick Start Guide

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#1
none online
#2
skilll
none online


If you read it says in store
#3
there was 2 available in the Kingsway Tesco the other day....
#4
USB power for a lap top hard drive is marginal at best - not all motherboards can power one of these:roll: Use a separate powered hub if you get problems.
#5
mozzer99
USB power for a lap top hard drive is marginal at best - not all motherboards can power one of these:roll: Use a separate powered hub if you get problems.


Just used it on my home system and vista Dell laptop and worked fine without mains power all backed up now so cool :thumbsup:
banned#6
I ordered it for this price from Comet two weeks ago, gone back to £54.99 now didn't think it was a particular bargain. The mini USB plug doesn't clip into the drive caddy very well, so it can be knocked out quite easily, I imagine doing this during a transfer will corrupt it?

I need to use both USB connectors on my PC and laptop.
#7
lumoruk
I ordered it for this price from Comet two weeks ago, gone back to £54.99 now didn't think it was a particular bargain. The mini USB plug doesn't clip into the drive caddy very well, so it can be knocked out quite easily, I imagine doing this during a transfer will corrupt it?

I need to use both USB connectors on my PC and laptop.


I would send it back if you can get one from Tescos and get some money back, as the connection on mine is real good fit not loose at all :)
banned#9
Fanimal
I would send it back if you can get one from Tescos and get some money back, as the connection on mine is real good fit not loose at all :)


Not really worth the effort but thanks for advice
#10
these are selling at Staples for 49 pounds. So 39.01 is not a bad price.. I picked one up from Comet for the same price last month. Nice portable sleek. looking drive.
#11
No need for a dupe thread - the other thread also mentions it is instore as well.

I got one last week from Tesco's.

I used it to replace my 40gb PS3. The Iomega drive was a Hitachi and is noticeably louder then the 40gb it replaced.
#12
BACK INSTOCK ONLINE
double points on direct AND quidco!!
#13
lumoruk
I ordered it for this price from Comet two weeks ago, gone back to £54.99 now didn't think it was a particular bargain. The mini USB plug doesn't clip into the drive caddy very well, so it can be knocked out quite easily, I imagine doing this during a transfer will corrupt it?

I need to use both USB connectors on my PC and laptop.


I bought one after the last post and I agree the connection into the drive is very loose. I am tempted to try and contact Iomega seperately and request an additional cable, Not sure if I can take it back as drive works ok, but I have similar concerns of corruption during transfer. :thinking:
#14
thanks,
was waiting for this to come back in stock.
ordered online got next day store pickup as well..:thumbsup:
#15
edixon83
I bought one after the last post and I agree the connection into the drive is very loose. I am tempted to try and contact Iomega seperately and request an additional cable, Not sure if I can take it back as drive works ok, but I have similar concerns of corruption during transfer. :thinking:


I found that the provided cable was loose, so tried another mini usb cable I had and the problem was solved. So the problem is not the hard drive but the cable they ship with it. I noticed the size (length) of the plug on the cable was slightly too short on the provided one.
#16
Cheers for that, picking one up tomorrow!
#17
Agreed, the supplied mini usb plug on the cable is definitely shorter compared to others I have.
Suggest you use another cable.
Looked inside my unit and the HDD is a Seagate drive. Will probably swap the drive for the 60G in my laptop. Probably cheaper than buying the HDD itself.
#18
They had 2 left in the shrewsbury store last night. A friend picked one up but I couldnt justify it!
banned#19
dogswotsits
Agreed, the supplied mini usb plug on the cable is definitely shorter compared to others I have.
Suggest you use another cable.
Looked inside my unit and the HDD is a Seagate drive. Will probably swap the drive for the 60G in my laptop. Probably cheaper than buying the HDD itself.


kevkdg
I found that the provided cable was loose, so tried another mini usb cable I had and the problem was solved. So the problem is not the hard drive but the cable they ship with it. I noticed the size (length) of the plug on the cable was slightly too short on the provided one.


edixon83
I bought one after the last post and I agree the connection into the drive is very loose. I am tempted to try and contact Iomega seperately and request an additional cable, Not sure if I can take it back as drive works ok, but I have similar concerns of corruption during transfer. :thinking:


Thanks for the agreement, I can't get the hard drive to work off a single USB connection though it fires up fine but when transferring files it shuts off.
#20
Brilliant timing - had a bit of a scare with my hard drive yesterday and swore to get something for back up! Thanks for adding that it is online again, I have reserved 2, one for my brother as he is in the same boat. Thanks!
banned#21
I just ordered another one to replace my girlfriends 320Gb 3.5" drive I bought her for Christmas, you have to carry a bulky adapter around with you.
#22
Nice one, ordered for collection! :thumbsup:
#23
I have reserved one for pickup.

Could anyone confirm whether the supplied mini USB is the double type for connection to two USB sockets if needs be? If so where can I get a good replacement?

Thanks
banned#24
the one supplied is one mini USB to two USB sockets, though I found a single USB cable seemed to transfer the power better but still wouldn't let me use the hard drive properly. I guess the power on my USB ports aren't high enough.
#25
I got one from dixons, just under £54 with an ill-fitting USB lead too, infact it wasn't usable so I contacted Iomega support and they have sent me another lead but hasn't arrived yet. I bought some short USB leads off ebay and it worked until recently where I have to push it right in and down a bit to get the computer to recognise the drive. Seems poor really that this wasn't checked, I might expect it from a £5 caddy off ebay but these are retail units.

If you take off the backplate the supplied cable fits well, but the plastic backplates adds about a mil and you can no longer push it in fully
Oh I got the 320GB drive from dixons.
#26
I found a single USB to mini USB lead fine if I ran it off my desktop USB v1.0 ports. If I used my laptop, with it plugged into the main, it needs the double lead otherwise it just makes a clicking sound. The laptop also has USB v1.0 ports. V2.0 USB ports should be fine from what I've heard.

if you connect it and knock it the file transfer process will abort, you won't get innacurate file transfers, it will either work or abort when you disconnect with an appropiate error message saying the file it was in the middle of transferring can not be found or something!
#27
Spammed dupe post
#28
Jut picked one up great deal!!
banned#29
Just opened mine up Seagate Momentus 5400.4
i.e. 5400rpm

[I]"Key Features and Benefits

* Industry’s most reliable hard drive with proven second-generation Seagate® perpendicular magnetic recording technology
* SATA 3-Gb/s interface with Native Command Queuing (NCQ), the fastest interface available today
* Sustained data rate: 806 Mb/s
* Power:
o Seek: 2.0 watts
o Read: 2.0 watts
o Write: 1.6 watts
* 8-MB cache
* 56 percent areal density increase from previous product generation
* Robust design and high shock tolerance enable mobility for rugged notebook operating environments.
* 900 Gs of non-operating shock make the drive ideal for notebook PCs and industrial applications"
[/I]
#30
Thanks for your help guys.

In case anybody needs a replacement cheap dual Mini USB cable I found this for £1.95 + £1.49 delivery.

http://www.blueunplugged.com/p.aspx?p=122455
#31
For those that don't want to wait for a replacement cable.....

Use a boxer cutter to trim a couple of millimeters off of the plastic around the mini end of the cable. Go slow and trim a little at a time. You can expose 8mm of metal without any problem. I measured up five other mini usb cables that I have and they are all 7.5mm of mettal exposed and all fit the drive snuggly.
#32
Well I saw this in my local the other day (Salisbury) and it was £47 I seem to remember.

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