Samsung 400GB 2.5" SATAII 5400rpm 8MB Cache £39.95 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Ebuyers deal of the day. Seems like a decent price for a 2.5" drive.

EDIT: forgot to say it had free delivery too.
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#1
good price
#2
I think this is the first time I've seen a 2.5" SATA drive deal posted that hasn't mentioned use of PS3 to get more heat. Good deal and good job Droid :thumbsup:
banned#3
Can I use this in a PS3? LOL
#4
Does it work in a PS3 ? :-D

[edit] damn beaten to it
#5
Forgive my ignorance, but would this fit in my MSI Wind U130 netbook?
#6
Here's one that is cheaper and definitely will work in a PS3 >

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Laptop/Toshiba+MK4055GSX+400GB+2.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+?productId=39593

I believe the drive height has to be no more than 9.5mm to fit in a PS3. The Samsung should work ok as it's also 9.5mm. The Toshiba is a little cheaper.
#7
Thanks OP. Just ordered one and heat added.
#8
Stupid question - but is SATA-II backwards compatible with SATA-I in a similar way to USB2 devices work in a USB1 port? My laptop spec says SATA (not SATA-II).
#9
yes..
#10
Jonsend
yes..


Yes what? It is compatible?
#11
Yes, to your question
#12
Thaaaaanks!
#13
mrbill;8634193
Stupid question - but is SATA-II backwards compatible with SATA-I in a similar way to USB2 devices work in a USB1 port? My laptop spec says SATA (not SATA-II).

Usually but not always is the correct answer. Some early SATA controllers fail to work reliably with the higher speed of SATA II and may even be unable to boot. Many drives can be choked back to SATA I speeds by using utilities on the drive manufacturers sites because of this. However, you probably need to do some digging to ensure that either your SATA controller will work OK with SATA II or that you would be able to choke the drive back to SATA I speeds.
#14
fishmaster
Here's one that is cheaper and definitely will work in a PS3 >

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Laptop/Toshiba+MK4055GSX+400GB+2.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+?productId=39593

I believe the drive height has to be no more than 9.5mm to fit in a PS3. The Samsung should work ok as it's also 9.5mm. The Toshiba is a little cheaper.


£46.93 inc postage
#15
Thanks for the replies. It is a Sony laptop - so we will see how it goes. Worst case scenario is I get a caddy for it and use it as a USB device.
#16
mr.potato_head
£46.93 inc postage


Agreed.

Ebuyer price is £39.95 on supersaver. Can take up to 5 days delivery, depends how quick you need the drive. Most people can wait I'm sure though.
#17
anyone seen a cheap usb enclosure for this ?
#18
If you are willing to wait, check out the ones at dealextreme.
#19
forcedv
anyone seen a cheap usb enclosure for this ?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/External-Enclosure-Laptop-Drive-Powered/dp/B001EEQQ8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274185635&sr=8-1

I've one of those, does the job grand for the old 120GB HDD out of my PS3.
#20
Will this enclosure work for Sata II ?
#21
thanks just what i needed nearly got the 320gb from amazon but prefer samsung
#22
sounds great guys, but from my own personal experience with Ebuyer....DON'T even bother
Once they're done with the transaction, you're on your own.

Bought a pc from them, brand new, turns out faulty, contacted them and they told me to contact the manufacturer (ACER, who turned out to have the worst customer support you can ever imagine), and if anything happens afterwards, you have no right to contact them simply because you have already contacted the manufacturer, even if they didn't do anything or made the situation worse!

The offer is hot, but because it's from Ebuyer, I'm gonna have to put it cold!
Sorry mates
#23
wnofal
sounds great guys, but from my own personal experience with Ebuyer....DON'T even bother
Once they're done with the transaction, you're on your own.

Bought a pc from them, brand new, turns out faulty, contacted them and they told me to contact the manufacturer (ACER, who turned out to have the worst customer support you can ever imagine), and if anything happens afterwards, you have no right to contact them simply because you have already contacted the manufacturer, even if they didn't do anything or made the situation worse!

The offer is hot, but because it's from Ebuyer, I'm gonna have to put it cold!
Sorry mates

I've only had two items faulty from ebuyer in about 6 years/£5000 worth of products. Both times they paid for postage both ways and shipped a new item out quickly.
#24
got this for my ps3, been putting it off for a while, but only 3gb left so need to do something
#25
wnofal
sounds great guys, but from my own personal experience with Ebuyer....DON'T even bother
Once they're done with the transaction, you're on your own.

Bought a pc from them, brand new, turns out faulty, contacted them and they told me to contact the manufacturer (ACER, who turned out to have the worst customer support you can ever imagine), and if anything happens afterwards, you have no right to contact them simply because you have already contacted the manufacturer, even if they didn't do anything or made the situation worse!

The offer is hot, but because it's from Ebuyer, I'm gonna have to put it cold!
Sorry mates



Your contract is with the retailer and you always have legal recourse to the retailer, it is a statutory right.
#26
LOL - yes, if you get a faulty product and you've paid by CC - then take it up with your credit card company and have a chargeback issued.
#27
5400rpm??? what pooo
#28
mr.potato_head
£46.93 inc postage


nops, its £39.93 => Thats a whole 2p cheaper the ebuyer!!! lol

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6424/32294892.jpg
#29
wnofal
sounds great guys, but from my own personal experience with Ebuyer....DON'T even bother
Once they're done with the transaction, you're on your own.

I bought a cheap Navigo sat nav off them. 6 months later the plastic suction cup window holder broke (about 6 months ago). I submitted a painless online technical support report, a guy rang me back same day and sent a new improved one out for free.
DBXdarkangel
5400rpm??? what pooo

Most of the small notebook drives are - keeps down heat and power usage.
#30
I've bought things from ebuyer for the last 10 years or so. Spent a fair bit with them, and any time there's been a problem with something they've sorted it out fairly fast. Obviously peoples experiences will vary, but in general they seem to care about customers, so I've stuck with them over the years. It doesn't hurt that their prices are usually the cheapest either. :thumbsup:

Delivery when they used to use CityLink was always their downfall. But they changed from using them to other companies so all better now.
#31
DBXdarkangel
5400rpm??? what pooo

Huh :?

5400rpm is the standard speed for basic laptop drives - you certainly aren't going to find a 7200rpm drive for £39 !

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