Medion Drive-n-go Portable 2.5" 250GB Hard Disk Drive - £49.99 Instore @ Aldi - HotUKDeals
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Just been to my local Aldi (Wolverhampton). Saw this harddrive reduced to just under 50quid.

Portable 2.5 250GB Hard Disk Drive - MEDION MD90250
The perfect data storage solution for notebooks and PCs
Plug & Play
250GB Hard Disk Drive
8MB Cache / 5400 rpm
USB powered, no AC adaptor required
Stylish high quality gloss finish
Slimline portable design for ultimate mobility
incl. USB cable
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#1
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ap123ap/Maya/05082008196.jpg?t=1217938381
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ap123ap/Maya/DSCF3167.jpg?t=1217938440

ap123ap
http://www.medion.de/md96640/uk/_content/zusprodukte/_img/hdd.jpg


just picked one up, they are definately £49.99:-D
#2
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat
#3
Python5
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat


The seagate drive you have linked to it a larger unit (uses a 3.5" drive IIRC) and also requires and external power supply.

HTH,

iecuk
#4
I agree about rather have a Much better Manufacturer , but you show a 3.5" drive, the offer is for a 2.5" good price, but poor make.
#5
Python5;2669222
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat


I'd prefer to have a portable drive, not a big lump where you have to carry around an equally big power supply. 2.5inch drives are simply handier than these big 3.5inch jobbies you prefer.
#6
sorry, didnt realise 1inch difference is so difficult to carry :)
#7
Cheapest I have seen for a 2.5" 250gb external, voted hot.
#8
Python5
sorry, didnt realise 1inch difference is so difficult to carry :)


It does make a difference. Plus the power supply one has to lug around (most 2.5inch drives are powered from the USB supply).

It's not a particular good deal, but neither is it the "Worst Deal Ever".
#9
Python5;2669351
sorry, didnt realise 1inch difference is so difficult to carry :)


That extra inch (which only refers to the size of the platters) results in a 3.5inch external drive having 4 to 5 times the weight and volume of a 2.5inch external drive. That's a big difference.

Example:

3.5inch WD Drive
Size 12.5 cm x 20.4 cm x 3.6 cm - Volume = 918 cubic cm
Weight 1kg

2.5inch WD Drive
Size 8 cm x 12.6 cm x 1.5 cm - Volume = 151.2 cubic cm
Weight 180g
#10
Python5
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat


Worst advise ever, lol.

Totally different machines, please research before you post sillyness lol.
#11
Python5
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat


Wot a retard! he rather carry round that big thing with a power supply...
:whistling:
#12
mc_kal
Wot a retard! he rather carry round that big thing with a power supply...
:whistling:


lol, i'd suggest python5 looks up the word 'portable' in a dictionary!!:-D
#13
ap123ap
lol, i'd suggest python5 looks up the word 'portable' in a dictionary!!:-D


EXACTLY my point! ;-)
#14
What's so bad about this Medion drive, can you get similar for the price also with a three year warranty?
#15
Springerbhoy
What's so bad about this Medion drive, can you get similar for the price also with a three year warranty?


i've used quite a few medion/tevion products and have never had any problems.
#16
Python5
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a c....


Go on then... whats wrong with Medion?

They are reliable, huge in Europe, and backed up by a 3 year warranty. Catch?
#17
It really depends on what drive is inside...

Medion obviously don't make their own.

I find my local Aldi never has these items in stock but I would say it's a good deal.
#18
fwiw

don't hold your breath - i saw this at £70 today - possible that the card for the 500gb 3.5" medion might have been misplaced in wolvo.

i might be wrong but i won't raise my hopes til i hear that someone has purchased it.
#19
A friend of mine has a Medion PC and inside it we found a Seagate drive so they use a reasonable brand in their desktop machines
#20
Redshift;2672416
A friend of mine has a Medion PC and inside it we found a Seagate drive so they use a reasonable brand in their desktop machines


To be honest there's not really any bad drive manufacturers out there.. except ExcelStor. I'm personally not a fan of Maxtors drives but everyone has their preferences.
#21
My dvd player has a usb port that I can plug a memory stick into and play divx files or view jpgs etc. Would I be able to plug in this drive in the same way?
#22
Bought one of these for £70 a couple of months ago to replace a smaller LaCie.

Works fine, looks good and easy to carry around. Medion are no better or worse than many other brands and it's bound to have a pretty standard HDD inside.

With a 3 year warranty and for less than £50 (if it can be found at Aldi's elsewhere for that price) seems like a pretty good deal to me.
#23
Degon
My dvd player has a usb port that I can plug a memory stick into and play divx files or view jpgs etc. Would I be able to plug in this drive in the same way?


It really depends upon how much power that usb port outputs. Some of these portable drives need 2 ports to get going on some machines because either the usb ports are underpowered or the drives are not particularly power efficient. I have no experience with Medion's drives and how efficient they are.

Technically, if your dvd player can read a usb memory drive, then it should handle external hard drives.
#24
Ok, just had a look and you could get this Western Digital 250GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATA150 5400rpm 8MB Cache - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131277
and this Sumvision USB2.0 Black Caddy for 2.5 SATA Hard Drives - Retail
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143545
for a total of [SIZE=4]£50.45 with free postage[/SIZE]
#25
englishrick
Ok, just had a look and you could get this Western Digital 250GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATA150 5400rpm 8MB Cache - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131277
and this Sumvision USB2.0 Black Caddy for 2.5 SATA Hard Drives - Retail
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143545
for a total of [SIZE=4]£50.45 with free postage[/SIZE]



But isn't that more expensive than the Medion one that this op is about?:?
#26
boonergooner;2673679
But isn't that more expensive than the Medion one that this op is about?:?

Yes by £0.46p.. But at least your guaranteed a good HD with western digital
#27
Python5;2669222
Worst deal ever,

i would rather have a Much better Manufacturer at a cheaper price with a faster speed./

Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB2.0 External Hard Drive 8MB Cache - Retail - 7200RPM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128601 £37.99inc vat


Python5;2669351
sorry, didnt realise 1inch difference is so difficult to carry :)


Sorry man, but you are an idiot. :)
#28
Python5
sorry, didnt realise 1inch difference is so difficult to carry :)

the external power supply is a big factor
#29
the major advantage (apart from size) is the fact that you dont need to power it externally...therefore its a hell of a lot more portable...tbh perfect for a ps3 either swapping files over or storing all your blu ray rips on!
#30
englishrick;2673776
Yes by £0.46p.. But at least your guaranteed a good HD with western digital


There's also waiting a while on E-Buyer's slow free delivery and if anything goes wrong you can't just give it back to the store.

But personally... it's the way I'd do it. Actually, I'd just pay the extra for a WD passport. Far nicer solution.
#31
mc_kal
Wot a retard! he rather carry round that big thing with a power supply...
:whistling:


lol ... lol :-D
#32
Hi,30days Aldi satisfaction warranty also.
These are no good,if they don't match the rest of the stuff,you carry about in your Burberry thou:-

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/archives/images/set2/old_mobile_phones_002.jpg

Retro for the Win!!!

Cheers BOB
#33
nice find... hot
#34
sossidge
fwiw

don't hold your breath - i saw this at £70 today - possible that the card for the 500gb 3.5" medion might have been misplaced in wolvo.

i might be wrong but i won't raise my hopes til i hear that someone has purchased it.


the label definately had 250gb on it. i am going to get one in a bit so i will share my success in getting one for this price...if it happens!!:-D
#35
Whats wrong with medion? They have been going for more than 3 years so if their products were that bad, surely the company would have been crippled by all the warranty claims?

Also, are these drives much quieter than the 3.5" versions? I assume it doesn't have a fan so it must be quite quiet?
#36
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ap123ap/Maya/05082008196.jpg?t=1217938381
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ap123ap/Maya/DSCF3167.jpg?t=1217938440

ap123ap
http://www.medion.de/md96640/uk/_content/zusprodukte/_img/hdd.jpg


just picked one up, they are definately £49.99:-D
#37
Degon
My dvd player has a usb port that I can plug a memory stick into and play divx files or view jpgs etc. Would I be able to plug in this drive in the same way?



This HDD wont detect on your dvd player as it requires drivers to install and work, your dvd player will only detect/work with flash memory.
#38
wilkinn;2678315
This HDD wont detect on your dvd player as it requires drivers to install and work, your dvd player will only detect/work with flash memory.


I'm not too sure about that.

Windows has both drivers for flash drives and external HDs built-in. That's what plug'n'play is all about and both flash drives and external HDs are just plug'n'play and show as removable drives.

I still don't see it working but for other reasons. I'm just speculating though...
#39
callum9999;2677285
Also, are these drives much quieter than the 3.5" versions? I assume it doesn't have a fan so it must be quite quiet?


Generally, yes, very much so.

You get 3.5" external HD enclosures that don't have a fan (IcyBox) but the drives still vibrate more than a 2.5" drive inside the enclosure. 2.5" drives are almost always quieter and have a smoother, less intrusive sound.

Very few 2.5" HD enclosures have a fan as they produce much less heat as they were designed for laptops so consume much less power. This is no different.
#40
It was 69.99 in my store :(

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