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Medion 160GB Hard Drive USB powered available from 18/11/2007 3 yr warranty £54.99

£54.99 @ ALDI
I did a search and found nothing related, so here it is. Rather cheap I thought. Comes with a 3 year warranty too. Portable and compact, perfect for notebooks USB powered, no AC adaptor required 2MB… Read More
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9y, 7m agoFound 9 years, 7 months ago
I did a search and found nothing related, so here it is. Rather cheap I thought.

Comes with a 3 year warranty too.

Portable and compact, perfect for notebooks
USB powered, no AC adaptor required
2MB cache
5400rpm
Transfer rate: USB 2.0, 480 Mbit/s. max
Dimensions: 8 × 14.2 × 1.6cm
Weight 220g
Compatible with Windows XP or Vista
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#1
http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/images/data_product/89164104747342079c814a.jpg
#2
Why cold?
#3
probs cold because i can find 120gb portable HDDs for <£50 on eBuyer?
#4
MrMeatshake
probs cold because i can find 120gb portable HDDs for <£50 on eBuyer?


Not with a 3 year warranty you won't :roll:
#5
MrMeatshake
probs cold because i can find 120gb portable HDDs for <£50 on eBuyer?


Hot or cold. How can 40GB more not be worth £4.99??? :roll:
#6
There are cheaper 160Gb drives, for instance the Western Digital V2 passport 160Gb and Elements 160Gb on Amazon.
The 3yr warranty sounds attractive but if you haven't got access to a degausser would you want to send your failed disk full of personal data back for repair / replacement?

Some of the other offers at Aldi on Sunday look attractive - I like the Remote control that will store in your PCMIA slot for £4.99
#7
wombat6025
There are cheaper 160Gb drives, for instance the Western Digital V2 passport 160Gb and Elements 160Gb on Amazon.
The 3yr warranty sounds attractive but if you haven't got access to a degausser would you want to send your failed disk full of personal data back for repair / replacement?

Some of the other offers at Aldi on Sunday look attractive - I like the Remote control that will store in your PCMIA slot for £4.99


Well the Western Digital is £54.11 so that's hardly a good example. The Elements one is £49.99 so yes it's a fiver cheaper, but I'd rather have a 3 year warranty for my fiver.
#8
Or you could go for the freecom 160 GB £45.00. 2 yr warranty as standard with freecom

Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Capacity: 160GB
Features :
Interface: USB 2.0/1.1:
Buffer size: 16MB:
LED hard drive indicator:
Stylish aluminium design:
No cooling fan= no noise!:
Hot swappable:
Highest quality:
Size: 20x11,5x4 cm:
Two years warranty:


http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/42?osCsid=e46587adc3597eebd2b61204e08b590c

http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/images/FREECOM.jpg
#9
simate
Well the Western Digital is £54.11 so that's hardly a good example. The Elements one is £49.99 so yes it's a fiver cheaper, but I'd rather have a 3 year warranty for my fiver.


a 3 yr warranty won't recover any lost data when it breaks , best go for the better known brands
#10
RS2000
Or you could go for the freecom 160 GB £45.00. 2 yr warranty as standard with freecom

Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Capacity: 160GB
Features :
Interface: USB 2.0/1.1:
Buffer size: 16MB:
LED hard drive indicator:
Stylish aluminium design:
No cooling fan= no noise!:
Hot swappable:
Highest quality:
Size: 20x11,5x4 cm:
Two years warranty:


http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/42?osCsid=e46587adc3597eebd2b61204e08b590c

http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/images/FREECOM.jpg


Is that mains powered though? the aldi one is usb powered, which is great for laptops.
#11
RS2000
Or you could go for the freecom 160 GB £45.00. 2 yr warranty as standard with freecom

Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Capacity: 160GB
Features :
Interface: USB 2.0/1.1:
Buffer size: 16MB:
LED hard drive indicator:
Stylish aluminium design:
No cooling fan= no noise!:
Hot swappable:
Highest quality:
Size: 20x11,5x4 cm:
Two years warranty:


http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/42?osCsid=e46587adc3597eebd2b61204e08b590c

http://www.megabytes.co.uk/catalog/images/FREECOM.jpg


That is mains powered :whistling:
#12
paul.jacobs
a 3 yr warranty won't recover any lost data when it breaks , best go for the better known brands


If Medion didn't believe in their product do you really think they'd offer a 3 year warranty?
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simate
If Medion didn't believe in their product do you really think they'd offer a 3 year warranty?


Exactly. Medion are a good reliable German make. For everyone knocking Medion it's hardly going to be a Medion drive inside is it, it's going to be a Seagate or similar. Voted hot because it's a great price for a bus powered drive with good warranty. Thanks OP
#14
Medion PC stuff is a well known brand, just rebranded.

Their hard drives are seagate or western digital I think, and their dvd roms are usually Pioneer.
#15
retrogeezer
Medion PC stuff is a well known brand, just rebranded.

Their hard drives are seagate or western digital I think, and their dvd roms are usually Pioneer.


There seems to be alot of people that don't know their stuff and keep voting this cold, you just can't help some people eh lol. At least you know what your talking about as do a few others, it's the majority that need educating :roll:
#16
If someone gets one of these drives, would they be so kind as to identify the model number of drive it uses? I'm not a Windows user myself but I assume you will be able to do this without taking it apart? I basically need to know if it's an SATA or IDE drive.
#17
Zub
If someone gets one of these drives, would they be so kind as to identify the model number of drive it uses? I'm not a Windows user myself but I assume you will be able to do this without taking it apart? I basically need to know if it's an SATA or IDE drive.


I would have thought the transfer rate via usb is slower than either SATA or IDE transfer rates, just interested as to why this is important?
#18
Has anyone seen any deals on small external drives that support both USB 2 and Firewire? And don't need an external power supply?
#19
B33fy
I would have thought the transfer rate via usb is slower than either SATA or IDE transfer rates, just interested as to why this is important?


I want to take it apart and put it in my laptop, so it needs to be SATA. :)
#20
All ive ever heard about anything with the medion logo on it has been bad.
#21
Zub
I want to take it apart and put it in my laptop, so it needs to be SATA. :)


Good thinking even in an enclosure its cheaper than a bare 160gb drive for a laptop!
#22
Titchimp
All ive ever heard about anything with the medion logo on it has been bad.


I gave my last Medion PC to my grandchildren . It's now more than 3 years old
and still going strong . And it's hard to argue with a 3 year warranty.

Paul.
#23
simate
Well the Western Digital is £54.11 so that's hardly a good example. The Elements one is £49.99 so yes it's a fiver cheaper, but I'd rather have a 3 year warranty for my fiver.


After lots of searching on the Western Digital web site I could not find any details about size of cache in the Element drive, so best to AVOID it unless you use it mostly for sequential reads and writes such as backup ops.
#24
Has anyone picked one of these up today?
#25
Zub
Has anyone picked one of these up today?


I did pick up the last one at my local Aldi on Sunday. Mine is identified as an ST9 160821A which would be a Seagate Momentus 5400.3

That drive has an 8 MB cache rather than the 2 MB advertised on the Medion box. It's entirely possible that not all of these Medions will be the same drive.

I bought a couple of Lacie drives external drives a few years ago that were meant to be the same but one was a Western Digital and the other was a Maxtor. The Maxtor failed and was replaced under warranty. The replacement was a Seagate.
#26
molly734
I did pick up the last one at my local Aldi on Sunday. Mine is identified as an ST9 160821A which would be a Seagate Momentus 5400.3

That drive has an 8 MB cache rather than the 2 MB advertised on the Medion box. It's entirely possible that not all of these Medions will be the same drive.

I bought a couple of Lacie drives external drives a few years ago that were meant to be the same but one was a Western Digital and the other was a Maxtor. The Maxtor failed and was replaced under warranty. The replacement was a Seagate.


Thanks for posting with that info. It confirms that it is the same drive they have been getting in Germany from Aldi. It also confirms it is an IDE drive which is not suitable for my laptop :(
#27
Links don't work for me.
#28
are we sure its IDE - seems they make both an IDE and SATA
#29
simate
Well the Western Digital is £54.11 so that's hardly a good example.

Is the Passport V2 a dud? I know they have mixed reviews...

I've always been wary of the Aldi computer deals as often by the time there is a review posted anywhere the offer is over so thanks for the report back Molly734 (there were still plenty at my local Aldi last night).
#30
Quids
Links don't work for me.


Next Sundays offers have been posted so unfortunately the links to last weeks deals won't work.
Your local Aldi may well still has some in stock. If you don't see any ask as at my local they don't seem to put the electrical items on display.
#31
Medion kit is decent soild machines from what I have worked with.
#32
Hi,

New to hotdeals.

Purchased this drive on Sunday - no seperate power cable. Rang Medion - they said need a powered hub. Aldi advert shows seperate power cable, Medion say NO!

Any body else in the same boat?

Orthoman
#33
Thought it was USB powered?
#34
Hi

It should come with 2 leads - one for HDD drive to USB on PC + another lead from PC USB to drive for power (a round pin 5V plug)

But you are right it is powered via the USB, but I was wondering did everyone get a Y-shaped lead or two seperate leads as advertised - "Includes USB cable & USB power lead" - advert shows two seperate cables.
banned#35
The cable i got was at one end you have a 2 male USB that goes into the comp and one end into the usb port of the hard drive. However it will only power up using one of the male usb.
I never recieved a power usb cable.

i phoned techinal help line and they said it was an error and you do not need the power cable, as the usb cable provided does the job of powering the unit

hope this helps

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