Medion 500GB eSATA and USB External HDD - £49.99 @ ALDI - HotUKDeals
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Starting Thursday 2nd October 2008 in-store.

- 500GB Hard Disk Drive capacity.
- 8MB cache.
- 7200rpm.
- eSATA connector (transfer rate max. 1200MBit/sec).
- USB 2.0 connector (transfer rate max. 480MBit/sec).
- Size: 3.5".
- Includes AC adaptor, desktop stand, USB cable.
- Can store up to 150,000 photos (3MB per photo), 100,000 MP3 songs (4MB per song) or 300 hours of TV recordings.

Only £49.99 each.
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#1
not just USB, but also ESATA !
Ever copied 4Gb onto a harddrive via USB (2)?
Takes ages. Try ESATA

MUCH QUICKER!
#2
Dunno why its cold, where can you get a esata drive cheaper ?
#3
Welcome to the mysterious topsy turvy world of hukd, bit like Alice through the looking glass :;):
1 Like #4
The ebay vultures vote the hot deals cold.
#5
scousemicky
The ebay vultures vote the hot deals cold.


I agree, some people deliberately vote cold so it doesnt make it to the attention of others and they can get it for themselves :x Worse still, they buy loads and put them on ebay :whistling:

Where are the mods when you need them? I suppose there's nothing wrong in voting cold but where its obvious something is wrong then they should step in I think.
#6
Off topic a little, could someone please explain the voting hot or cold issue, as I do not quiet understand the concept.
People post what to them is a bargain for others to take advantage of if they concur .
In the main it is very difficult to know what quantity is actually available.
Unless of course you live in France and shop in Aldi, where there flyers indicate the total availability going on sale throughout France. And in reality that information is useless if your local store only takes delivery of 3.
#7
teerex
I agree, some people deliberately vote cold so it doesnt make it to the attention of others and they can get it for themselves :x Worse still, they buy loads and put them on ebay :whistling:

Where are the mods when you need them? I suppose there's nothing wrong in voting cold but where its obvious something is wrong then they should step in I think.


Is there anyway you can find out if someone has voted cold apart from when it shows as a minus. I can never spot this unless as I say it shows as a minus. If there is can you tell who did it ?
#8
I think I take very little notice of voting for this sort of reason - if an item is low, and has a lot of backup info and chat on the thread, then it is worth looking at the chat more closely, it is more relevant than mere numbers.
#9
nihcaj
I think I take very little notice of voting for this sort of reason - if an item is low, and has a lot of backup info and chat on the thread, then it is worth looking at the chat more closely, it is more relevant than mere numbers.

Exactly, I've never paid any attention to "hot" or "cold" on here. I make my own mind up if a product is worth the price.
#10
rfa
Off topic a little, could someone please explain the voting hot or cold issue, as I do not quiet understand the concept.


If you consider a posted deal to be good you vote hot - if you think it's bad for a justifiable reason you vote cold.
[INDENT][LIST]
[*]A DVD deal isn't cold because you didn't like the film
[*]An electrical deal might be cold if you've bought the item previously and it was no good.
[*]If you do know good or bad things about a deal it's always good to post a reply and share your knowledge.
[*]If deals have been previously posted people will often vote cold...
[*]Depending on some mysterious calculation HUKDers votes count between 1 and 9 degrees of 'heat' [/LIST][/INDENT]Once a deal reaches about 60degrees it's considered a hot deal and appears on the hot tab - many people just scan for hot deals so reaching 60 degrees is critical.

A large group of people buy cheap deals posted on HUKD and re-sell on e-bay; especially with things like the Aldi deals the suspicion is that someone might vote the deal cold so it doesn't get spotted by the majority; they wouldn't want to find a queue of 60 people next Thursday morning and only 3 HDDs available....
#11
Thanks OP! Been looking for one of these as my current one is nearly full. Saw a 750GB one in ALDI today for £89.99 IIRC so this is much better value. I have a Medion PC and can connect this via the interface at the rear...very handy! :D
#12
:thumbsup: heat and the word is out;-)
#14


Wasn't on the site at the time, I got word from our store manager. I have now added the link.

Thanks.
#15
I dunno if this is a good deal cos i know **** about electronics.
But the voting cold thing... I think we should take the COLD choice away. if something is bad then leave it. if you think its hot... vote it hot. SIMPLE AS!!
#16
How does the HDD connect to the circuitry inside ? Could i swap out an old IDE drive with this one once full - i.e. use the case as a caddy ?
#17
PasPer2
How does the HDD connect to the circuitry inside ? Could i swap out an old IDE drive with this one once full - i.e. use the case as a caddy ?


Probably, except that this is housing a Sata drive, not IDE/PATA.
#18
I've never even been in an Aldi:oops:

What are the chances of getting one of these? Do they have an allocation of, say 20, and they're all gone in an hour, or do I have a chance of getting one later in the day?

Thanks for your help, and heat added for the OP.
#19
Very nice. Voted hot with thanks.
#20
Crafy B**gers they were selling off the remainder of the 750Gb stock (Exact same case with a 750gb seagate drive in them) last week reduced from £79.99 to £49.99

So maybe wait a couple of weeks and they will drop these older 500s a bit!

Here is the link for the 750gb ones

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/240566/medion-portable-hard-discs-750gb-3-/

I managed to get a few to use for my TV library and they are great drives.


They are especially useful if you have the matching medion pc as they plug straight into the Sata bay on the top of the PC no PSU needed

(Also beware if using them with another PC they only supply a USB lead so you will lead to buy an ESATA lead to make the most of them

Best use on Medion own PC as below

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/screen4.jpg
#21
Simple question, hopefully... what port does the ESATA cable plug into on the back of the PC or does the PC require additional hardware to be compatible? My PC has SATA drives internally, but not sure which port it would plug into on the motherboard panel.
#22
spoonofmilk
Simple question, hopefully... what port does the ESATA cable plug into on the back of the PC or does the PC require additional hardware to be compatible? My PC has SATA drives internally, but not sure which port it would plug into on the motherboard panel.


Most PCs dont have an ESata port

You can buy a faceplate from places like PC world that has 2 esata ports on it, and leads that go to 2 of the internal sata connectors, takes up one of the slot spaces on the back of your PC and you will still need to use a PSU to power the drive,
#23
About eSata from Aldi - I did buy a 500gb external USB/eSATA drive from them almost 2 years ago, and the unit came with an eSata plate to put in your PC, incl cable. This wasn't mentioned in the advert IIRC, so might be worth checking this time. (the unit back then was some 3rd party noname and not a Tevion, and it failed within a year, although the Samsung spinpoint inside is still going strong - the 3rd party company had gone out of business too...).

Looks like a good deal this one, as drives with eSATA too are usually quite a bit more expensive. Hot.
#24
JayDubya
About eSata from Aldi - I did buy a 500gb external USB/eSATA drive from them almost 2 years ago, and the unit came with an eSata plate to put in your PC, incl cable. This wasn't mentioned in the advert IIRC, so might be worth checking this time. (the unit back then was some 3rd party noname and not a Tevion, and it failed within a year, although the Samsung spinpoint inside is still going strong - the 3rd party company had gone out of business too...).

Looks like a good deal this one, as drives with eSATA too are usually quite a bit more expensive. Hot.


There were none included with the 750gb drives sold a couple of weeks ago I am afraid, was the one you purchsaed this design, or the other design with the plasic front nose cone with a fan it?

These are also nice easy to open cases and again they are decent Seagate drives inside.

Heres the contents of the current boxes they have sold (750gb and the last batch of new shape 500s)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/med1.jpg

Drive and Box

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/med2.jpg

USB & Esata Connectors

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/med3.jpg

PSU and plstic Stand + USB Leads - NO ESata connectors

Maybe as they are selling them as an add on tot he current PCs on sale which have the Esata bay they dont feel they are needed.
#25
I've just bought the latest Aldi Quad processor PC and the Medion 750gb eSATA external hard drive. The external drive is recognised by the PC and works fine, but I've noticed that you can't right click a file to send it directly to the hard drive like I used to be able to with my old ext hard drive. The new external hard drive is not listed in the right click shell extention. Anyone see the same?

PS..My first post. Be gentle! :-D
#26
[SIZE="3"]Hi, this is the difference between the normal SATA plug and an eSATA plug[/SIZE]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/tinpot/eSATA_TypA_lrg.jpg
[SIZE="3"]obviously, the eSATA (external SATA) socket will be on the outside of the machine either inbuilt or via a plate as suggested in post #23[/SIZE]
#27
flashyphotos
There were none included with the 750gb drives sold a couple of weeks ago I am afraid, was the one you purchsaed this design, or the other design with the plasic front nose cone with a fan it?

These are also nice easy to open cases and again they are decent Seagate drives inside.

Heres the contents of the current boxes they have sold (750gb and the last batch of new shape 500s)

PSU and plstic Stand + USB Leads - NO ESata connectors

Maybe as they are selling them as an add on tot he current PCs on sale which have the Esata bay they dont feel they are needed.


Neither. As I said they were not Tevion ( / Medion), but some unheard of 3rd party. ( iSomething). A very simply aluminium unit, no fan, easy to open (and discard!).
#28
flashyphotos
Crafy B**gers they were selling off the remainder of the 750Gb stock (Exact same case with a 750gb seagate drive in them) last week reduced from £79.99 to £49.99


Sorry, but what's crafty about selling an external 750GB eSATA at $49.99?
#29
I'd imagine nothing... except the fact they are now selling 250GB less for the same money!
#30
Chuck U
Sorry, but what's crafty about selling an external 750GB eSATA at $49.99?


I'm assuming its cos these drives (250gb less space) are the same price.
#31
seems good to me especially considering esata :thumbsup:
#32
still a decent price for an external USB hard drive... I think I might just have to go pick one up!
#33
This might be a cheap way of upgrading the internal drive on the PS3.
Provided you don't mind leaving the HD cover off the PS3 you just need a eSATA - SATA cable.

It could also be used as an external drive via USB if you don't want to leave the HD cover off.
Very Tempting

Edit found a tutorial where you can have a eSATA plug on the back
http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=6172
#34
flashyphotos
Crafy B**gers they were selling off the remainder of the 750Gb stock (Exact same case with a 750gb seagate drive in them) last week reduced from £79.99 to £49.99

So maybe wait a couple of weeks and they will drop these older 500s a bit!

Here is the link for the 750gb ones

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/240566/medion-portable-hard-discs-750gb-3-/

I managed to get a few to use for my TV library and they are great drives.


They are especially useful if you have the matching medion pc as they plug straight into the Sata bay on the top of the PC no PSU needed

(Also beware if using them with another PC they only supply a USB lead so you will lead to buy an ESATA lead to make the most of them

Best use on Medion own PC as below

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/flashyphotos/screen4.jpg


One question: Why do you have an elephant on your desk? LOL.
#35
would anyone know if this works with macs?

Tried googling for info and cannot get a definite answer
#36
monolith
would anyone know if this works with macs?

Tried googling for info and cannot get a definite answer


Should do fine, format it with FAT32.
#37
ScottC2105
Should do fine, format it with FAT32.

Better still format it to HFS+.

Yes it will work with a mac in USB mode. There are no macs with esata currently, so you'll need an esata host controller (or esata plate from a standard sata port) and mac os 10.2+.
#38
Deleted User Name 3;3088511
There are no macs with esata currently,


......and here was I, believing that everything that Windows machines have was an innovation Macs had first! :whistling:
banned#39
not bad at all. hot from me
#40
Apple are moving away from cabled connectivity... hence Macbook Air. It's out very early, but in the next couple of years I expect the solid state capacity to increase dramatically and a bigger range of Air to be available... and Air has no CD drive etc either, so Apple are moving towards what they consider the future, ie wireless connectivity. So expect a more affordable wireless external drive range in the near future too!

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