LG XD1 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Hi Speed eSATA & USB 8MB Cache - £69.99 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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LG XD1 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Hi Speed eSATA & USB 8MB Cache - £69.99 @ Ebuyer

£69.99 @ Ebuyer
Pocket sized compact HDD perfect for the modern lifestyle * 2 Year Warranty * USB Bus Powered + eSATA connection * 8MB Buffer * 5400 RPM This is a portable drive with eSATA po… Read More
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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Pocket sized compact HDD perfect for the modern lifestyle

* 2 Year Warranty
* USB Bus Powered + eSATA connection
* 8MB Buffer
* 5400 RPM

This is a portable drive with eSATA port and amazing transfer speed.

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#1
was just about to vote it cold, nearly missed the word esata, HOT!
#2
i guess some people might vote cold cos they won't notice that this is an esata drive :x
#3
asterix2000
i guess some people might vote cold cos they won't notice that this is an esata drive :x


might help if you put the word esata in front of usb in the title.
#4
#5
stiffnuts

That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:
#6
Agharta
That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:


yes it is a far far superior one

more memory
faster drive
more warranty
more connection choices

need i go in
#7
Agharta
That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:


i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future
#8
Computerman
might help if you put the word esata in front of usb in the title.


Cheers :thumbsup:
#9
stiffnuts



This seagate is not a portable drive...:whistling:
#10
asterix2000
This seagate is not a portable drive...:whistling:


There all portable mate.
1 Like #11
stiffnuts
yes it is a far far superior one
more memory
faster drive
more warranty
more connection choices
need i go in

Yours is a good deal but its a desktop drive so not comparable as they are always cheaper than mobile drives which are smaller, lighter and can be powered via USB. This is an unusual drive as is it’s portable but you also have the option to use eSATA for speed. :thumbsup:
#12
@Stiffnuts:
Was just about to post what Agharta said. When will people understand the difference between big bulky 3.5in drives that require a power adapter and small portable 2.5in ones which are powered through a USB port? If you don't know, try to do some research before posting.

This is the best price I've seen for a 2.5in drive with eSATA, voted HOT (though with 1TB 2.5in drives on the way prices should soon be falling dramatically).
#13
stiffnuts
There all portable mate.


The seagate is 3.5in and uses a power adapter... that means it's not portable mate! :thinking:
#14
stiffnuts
yes it is a far far superior one

more memory
faster drive
more warranty
more connection choices

need i go in


Of course it will be faster and have more memory its a 3.5" drive compared to a 2.5"...that argument is null and void.

stiffnuts
There all portable mate.


Umm no they are not, sitting in your garden with a 20m extension cable to plug the 3.5" drive in at the mains to use it with your laptop is not the same as simply plugging it in the usb or eSATA and being powered off that.

stiffnuts
i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future


Go troll somewhere else please.




p.s voted hot.
#15
Is it worth the investment of an esata pcmcia module and this drive, over just a normal usb 2.0 external drive?
#16
Very very tempting, I have a laptop with 128GB SSD which means I'm mainly using it with a USB drive, as the machine has esata this would be very useful.

John
#17
Idiots who don't understand anything about computers!

Happens everytime a USB powered drive shows up. Definetely a major bonus having eSata on it.
#18
voted hot !!! (Unfortunately bought the LG XD2 one which was posted last week)

Technologically challenged idiots are also commenting here as usual ;-)
#19
JasonAJB
Of course it will be faster and have more memory its a 3.5" drive compared to a 2.5"...that argument is null and void.



Umm no they are not, sitting in your garden with a 20m extension cable to plug the 3.5" drive in at the mains to use it with your laptop is not the same as simply plugging it in the usb or eSATA and being powered off that.



Go troll somewhere else please.






p.s voted hot.


esata dont supply power! does that means u plug in USB and esata at the same time?
#20
mikeswrx02;6189550
esata dont supply power! does that means u plug in USB and esata at the same time?


ebuyer
USB Bus Powered + eSATA connection



Also, any eSATA PCI/PCI-E cards that will work with 64-bit Vista/W7?

I know the title is cramped already but I'd sacrifice something so say 2.5"!
#21
Not a bad little drive, tempted to order one as my WD passport as broken.

Speed tests show the following for anyone interested
USB - 8.70MB/s
eSATA- 17.4MB/s (should be faster but is limited due to the drive been 5,400rpm as appose to 7,200rpm)
#22
stiffnuts
There all portable mate.


Are you serious? The LG is a 2.5" external HD which does not require external power, it will run off the USB bus.

That Seagate you linked to isn't, and is also much bigger and heavier. Infact, it's pretty **** poor value too considering 1TB 3.5" portable drives can be had for well under £70 now.

Please read and understand the differences of products before posting.
#23
PoisonJam
Also, any eSATA PCI/PCI-E cards that will work with 64-bit Vista/W7?

I know the title is cramped already but I'd sacrifice something so say 2.5"!


Why not?! Thanks for the advice :thumbsup:
#24
stiffnuts
i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future


CHORTLE CHORTLE!!

What an idiot you are!
#25
saucymonk
CHORTLE CHORTLE!!

What an idiot you are!


to be honest I wont lose any sleep over you calling me an idiot. have nice day :thumbsup:

CHORTLE CHORTLE
#26
weiran
Are you serious? The LG is a 2.5" external HD which does not require external power, it will run off the USB bus.

That Seagate you linked to isn't, and is also much bigger and heavier. Infact, it's pretty **** poor value too considering 1TB 3.5" portable drives can be had for well under £70 now.

Please read and understand the differences of products before posting.


I know the differrence thanks. Now moron go and find me a link with a 1TB 3.5 portable drive for well under £70 including delivery (not ebay, playtrade, amazon private sellers etc etc). :thumbsup:
#27
stiffnuts
There all portable mate.


have you tried sing a 3.5" desktop hard drive as portable, try putting a 3.5" hard in your pocket, take it to your work and friends place, dont forget ac power adaptar. Good luck looking for a power socket when yor are travelling!
#28
Computerman
have you tried sing a 3.5" desktop hard drive as portable, try putting a 3.5" hard in your pocket, take it to your work and friends place, dont forget ac power adaptar. Good luck looking for a power socket when yor are travelling!


My remark was flippent (and not meant literally) I accept and the specs were wrong on the cdiscount website but the fact is that very very few need a truely portable hard drive. If it is essential then fine, otherwise there are cheap comparable products out there if you dont need the portability with esata and that do faster transfer speeds.

I cant think of one occassion that you could not manage with out a portable hard drive.

The seagate I posted was going for just over £50 quid on that day and the specs posted on their website were far better than the op. Thats £20 cheaper and a better product. I can think of anywhere or many circumstances that you could not use it. Thats my opnion and people dont have to agree.
#29
stiffnuts
but the fact is that very very few need a truely portable hard drive.

But the fact is that nobody truly needs to hear your opinion on what sort of external hard drive to buy.
People obviously buy them a lot as there are so many on the market. :roll:
#30
stiffnuts
I know the differrence thanks. Now moron go and find me a link with a 1TB 3.5 portable drive for well under £70 including delivery (not ebay, playtrade, amazon private sellers etc etc). :thumbsup:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GO9ERE/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21

67 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.

John
#31
Johnmcl7
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GO9ERE/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21

67 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.

John


The 2.5 drives (used for laptops) are always much slower than their 3.5" counterparts so whats the point of having an esata connection? If you've got a terrabyte disk, you've presumably got a large amount of data to transfer and you want to do it asap, thats the point of esta (up to 5 times faster than USB2!)
If you don't mind a mains connection, why not build your own using:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544

(This is a proper fan ventillated case)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256

(One terrabyte Sata 2 disk)

Total cost just over £60 (incl delivery) Six pounds cheaper than the USB only drive posted above
#32
Johnmcl7
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GO9ERE/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21

67 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.

John


not portable though!
#33
Agharta
But the fact is that nobody truly needs to hear your opinion on what sort of external hard drive to buy.
People obviously buy them a lot as there are so many on the market. :roll:


nobody needs to hear it but I will give it. Do you intend on stopping me, no I thought not, now go away little boy :whistling:
#34
What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?

Stiffnuts and his mobile office !

I saw him and mates at Starbucks

COCO
#35
stiffnuts
not portable though!


Unless you carry a generator with u:)

My point really was that the main advantage of this external drive is the esata connection, however I doubt very much whether you'll see any advantage in this as _all_ the usb2 drives I've got with 2.5" drives are noticeably faster than the 3.5" drives with USB. (whether the internal drives are actually sata or not (I've got both)
#36
jasee
The 2.5 drives (used for laptops) are always much slower than their 3.5" counterparts so whats the point of having an esata connection? If you've got a terrabyte disk, you've presumably got a large amount of data to transfer and you want to do it asap, thats the point of esta (up to 5 times faster than USB2!)


Because a laptop drive with an esata connection is faster than one with a USB connection, USB may look good on paper but in reality it's not that fast compared to firewire or esata. 3.5in drives are fine for around the house but I find them far too bulky to carry around, even their power supply on its own is bigger than my 2.5in drives.

John
#37
I_SHOULD_COCO
What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?

Stiffnuts and his mobile office !

I was him and mates at Starbucks

COCO


are you coco as in the clown. I really should do some work !!!
#38
jasee
Unless you carry a generator with u:)

My point really was that the main advantage of this external drive is the esata connection, however I doubt very much whether you'll see any advantage in this as _all_ the usb2 drives I've got with 2.5" drives are noticeably faster than the 3.5" drives with USB. (whether the internal drives are actually sata or not (I've got both)


I think you meant slower in the above. Having said that, if you are comparing one bus powered external drive to another, the chances are they are all spinning at 5400rpm or fewer, so the disk speed is moot if you need a bus powered drive.

I have a LaCie rugged drive with USB2, FW400 and FW800 on it, and another drive in a no-name enclosure with USB2 and eSATA on it. You certainly notice the difference in transfer speeds on each different interface, with eSATA's being substantially quicker than the rest.

Unbranded 2.5" enclosures with eSATA go for about £12, which makes this drive fair value for money.
1 Like #39
I_SHOULD_COCO
What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?

Stiffnuts and his mobile office !

I was him and mates at Starbucks

COCO


His knuckles dragging on the floor
#40
I have an eSATA connection on my Antec case. Couldn't work out where the internal end was supposed to go. Does its go on the mobo or the SATA device you want to transfer from?

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