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Verbatim 400GB 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive (pocket sized) - £59.99 delivered & P&P @ CDiscount

£59.99 @ CDiscount entertainment
Good price for a 400GB pocket sized laptop hard drive Our palm sized USB 2.0 portable hard drive is light weight making it easy to carry with you. Weighing only 150 grams it packs portability and … Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Good price for a 400GB pocket sized laptop hard drive

Our palm sized USB 2.0 portable hard drive is light weight making it easy to carry with you. Weighing only 150 grams it packs portability and capacity in one! Store and carry your digital and day to day working files on this truly mobile drive. Its stylish smooth design sits neatly on the modern desk top as the perfect accompaniment to your laptop.

The Verbatim portable hard drive is USB 2.0 bus powered (1 x USB 2.0 interface) and requires no external power for operation; simply plug n play. For added security Nero BACKITUP 2 Essentials software is provided to help back up your laptop or PC's hard drive. Features included synchronisation and full backup.

Verbatim 2 Year Limited Warranty.
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#1
Is that a Portable External Hard Drive in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Good price for a 400gb smaller external hdd
#2
Cheap for a 400gb portable drive. Thanks edi

Wont let me have express delivery though, anyone else having the same problem?
#3
Bryan839;5310847
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Wont let me have express delivery though, anyone else having the same problem?


Neither here.. although the Express delivery upgrade is free :)

Dont forget 4.5% Quidco cashback.
#4
Could that be because it's a bank holiday maybe?
#5
Good price. I bought the WD Passport 500GB from CDiscount two days ago for £84.99 + £17 credit when I noticed it on their site. I think they are superb.

I would have posted the deal, but I bought the last two that they had. :whistling:
#6
isnt "BANKHOL20" 20% OFF??
#7
good price, hot
#8
It's an OK deal. What drives are in these Verbatim cases though?
1 Like #9
good price actually
bought 400Gb for £80 & then decided to swop out my 120Gb mac-mini HD for this which was no biggie as the machines outwith warrant period
Turned out the drive height was around 12 mm rather than the standard 9 mm 2.5" laptop HD
Just a 3 mm difference but had to cut away some plastic to get it to wedge-fit .then discovered I couldn't replace all the 4 screws as the mount holes weren't aligned.. just 2 of them but secure enough.
Now blessed with a lot more internal storage space.
Anyway to get to the point if you're thinking of getting this as a cheap laptop HD upgrade , just make sure HD in the enclosure is @ the 9mm stack height & not the 12mm as some of the early 400GB drives have.. could end up saving a lot of trouble
#10
al-animal;5311258
isnt "BANKHOL20" 20% OFF??

20% credit back =£12
#11
Could someone with a bit more knowledge than me take a look at this one please?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-3240.aspx

I'm not looking to buy myself but may be worth someone posting as a deal. It says it's a usb powered 500GB hard drive for £50 (think there's a £5 voucher available too) which should work out slightly cheaper than this deal for an extra 100GB.

BUT it says it's a 3.5" drive which I would've thought should be mains powered?

As I say, if someone knows for sure then it could be a deal.
#12
Benjimoron
Could someone with a bit more knowledge than me take a look at this one please?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-3240.aspx

I'm not looking to buy myself but may be worth someone posting as a deal. It says it's a usb powered 500GB hard drive for £50 (think there's a £5 voucher available too) which should work out slightly cheaper than this deal for an extra 100GB.

BUT it says it's a 3.5" drive which I would've thought should be mains powered?

As I say, if someone knows for sure then it could be a deal.


yes, that will be mains powered

iomega do one £42.75 here using 5% RAC code http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5600299/Iomega-Super-Value-500GB-External-USB-Hard-Drive/Product.html

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/266921/5-off-absolutely-everything-play-co/

apparently you will need a euro plug adaptor tho, but these are quite cheap
#13
AugQX
yes, that will be mains powered


Tempted to buy it and tell them I want it replacing with a usb powered one as per their description.
#14
darklight
good price actually
bought 400Gb for £80 & then decided to swop out my 120Gb mac-mini HD for this which was no biggie as the machines outwith warrant period
Turned out the drive height was around 12 mm rather than the standard 9 mm 2.5" laptop HD
Just a 3 mm difference but had to cut away some plastic to get it to wedge-fit .then discovered I couldn't replace all the 4 screws as the mount holes weren't aligned.. just 2 of them but secure enough.
Now blessed with a lot more internal storage space.
Anyway to get to the point if you're thinking of getting this as a cheap laptop HD upgrade , just make sure HD in the enclosure is @ the 9mm stack height & not the 12mm as some of the early 400GB drives have.. could end up saving a lot of trouble


Thanks for that information :-) What make of drive was it out of interest?
#15
Good price, seriously considered it myself... but in the end decided that I have enough storage for the moment and will get more storage when USB 3.0 becomes available next year sometime (hopefully)
#16
paddy.stone
Good price, seriously considered it myself... but in the end decided that I have enough storage for the moment and will get more storage when USB 3.0 becomes available next year sometime (hopefully)




lol! And when they've developed insanely fast storage that USB 3.0 could make use of?!?

USB 2.0 is faster than anything that will be available for some time (in terms of external > 100GB)
#17
cant decide if i need this:x
#18
darklight:
good price actually
bought 400Gb for £80 & then decided to swop out my 120Gb mac-mini HD for this which was no biggie as the machines outwith warrant period
Turned out the drive height was around 12 mm rather than the standard 9 mm 2.5" laptop HD
Just a 3 mm difference but had to cut away some plastic to get it to wedge-fit .then discovered I couldn't replace all the 4 screws as the mount holes weren't aligned.. just 2 of them but secure enough.
Now blessed with a lot more internal storage space.
Anyway to get to the point if you're thinking of getting this as a cheap laptop HD upgrade , just make sure HD in the enclosure is @ the 9mm stack height & not the 12mm as some of the early 400GB drives have.. could end up saving a lot of trouble


gogosteve
Thanks for that information :-) What make of drive was it out of interest?



Hitachi 400GB Hard Drive..triple platter I believe
Hitachi in their haste to produce a larger than 320 Gb capacity HD in the early days , got around
technical challenges by cramming an extra platter into the drive for extra capacity hence the
extra 3mm stack height to accomodate it.
The extra 80 GB jump in storage at the time wasn't due to advances in storage technology
#19
Is it a Sata drive for connecting to my HP laptop or is it the older type I have on my toshiba (The one with about 40 or so pins, infact is it 40 pins exactly):?
#20


lol! And when they've developed insanely fast storage that USB 3.0 could make use of?!?

USB 2.0 is faster than anything that will be available for some time (in terms of external > 100GB)


USB 2.0 has a maximum speed of approx 56MB/s

A SATA 3 Gbit/s has a real world speed of 300MB/s max.... so if you're using a USB2 interface you're not really making the best use of a SATA HDD are you?
So with that in mind, even the speeds HDDs can go at today will see significant improvement by using USB3 instead of USB2... and also allows for future HDDs where the read/write speed could be better.
#21
Well, I've stopped downloading porn and vids recently, quite amazed at how little space I need without those clogging up my space.
#22
Anyone know of a slightly less spaceous 2.5'' USB2 eternal hard drive, ~150Gb would be ok?

TIA
#23
Benjimoron
Tempted to buy it and tell them I want it replacing with a usb powered one as per their description.


Is it really worth the hassle.
banned#24
picked up an iomega 320gb for £45 in tesco
#25
Allosunshine
Is it really worth the hassle.


Yes mate, they should give me pretty much double the storage for the price. If not they come and pick it up and I've not lost anything.
#26
nice find...fits in pocket...so a great deal of data to lose in more ways than one...lol
#27
darklight
Hitachi 400GB Hard Drive..triple platter I believe
Hitachi in their haste to produce a larger than 320 Gb capacity HD in the early days , got around
technical challenges by cramming an extra platter into the drive for extra capacity hence the
extra 3mm stack height to accomodate it.
The extra 80 GB jump in storage at the time wasn't due to advances in storage technology



So can the drive on offer in this deal be used as an internal laptop HDD upgrade or not?
#28
shaggydabbydo
Anyone know of a slightly less spaceous 2.5'' USB2 eternal hard drive, ~150Gb would be ok?

TIA


If you are after a cheaper alternative with smaller space. You are talking about £50 on dabs or ebuyer for a 320gb, £45 for 250gb or about £42 for 160gb. Pound per gig however 320 is the sweet spot in terms of 2.5inch drives. With 500gb being the sweet spot for 3.5inch drives
#29
sauzee
So can the drive on offer in this deal be used as an internal laptop HDD upgrade or not?


Yes provided your laptop can accommodate 12mm thick drives, however your manual will confirm this. Most will not be able to take the extra space requirements. I myself have never owned a laptop that can, and this comes from experience having owned 12 in the last 5 years.
#30
sauzee
So can the drive on offer in this deal be used as an internal laptop HDD upgrade or not?


I'd go for a 320GB WD Scorpio Blue £44.99 on Play
#31
Thanks OP.. I went for this, been thinking about the 320 iomega one from tesco, but the 80gb extra in this one + the 20% account credit and quidco sold it for Me :)

Cheers :thumbsup:
#32
Decided to go with the Tesco Iomega 320gb prestige drive. It appears that I can put it in my laptop easily and no trimming bits off the drive. I hope it works. just under £50 delivered seems good as well. I could not work out how 4.5% gave £12 credit. Am I missing something?
#33
Look like the code "BANKHOL20" is no longer valid. Anybody esle getting the same message? :-(
#34
nepur001
Look like the code "BANKHOL20" is no longer valid. Anybody esle getting the same message? :-(


Really? Wow, it must have been like a BANK HOLiday 20% off voucher or something :shock:
#35
Can this be used with the WD media player
#36
Sauzee:
So can the drive on offer in this deal be used as an internal laptop HDD upgrade or not?


Astec123
Yes provided your laptop can accommodate 12mm thick drives, however your manual will confirm this. Most will not be able to take the extra space requirements. I myself have never owned a laptop that can, and this comes from experience having owned 12 in the last 5 years.


Yes some LT's can accommodate 12mm stack heights easily....Had a £2000 Alienware/Clevo machine that could take 2 HardDrives in RAID/NON RAID config & one of them was this 12mm unit. The machine kept breaking down & vendor refused to replace insisting on sending it off to Taiwan for warranty repairs each time ..turned out it had only been going as far as MIddlesex. Eventually got a full refund following several refusals ... by invoking Section 75 of the CC act. Will never be so foolish with that sort of cash again!
#37
The code only got you free delivery and as it only worked on the bank holiday it meant that the free upgrade to special delivery did not work. The Iomega 320Gb from Tesco arrived and it works like a dream. I can take it out of the caddy and use it in the laptop. I have just loaded windows 7 onto it. Works a dream. Now I can put the other one in a caddy and use that smaller one as my portable drive.
#38
Allosunshine
Is it really worth the hassle.


No lol!!!

I got the Iomega 320GB portable drive for £27 delivered (it's supposed to be £45 + £5 delivery which is a good price anyway) which I'll be happy with. It works out at slightly less £/GB and I don't really need a 500GB one, 320GB will be fine.
#39
Benjimoron
No lol!!!

I got the Iomega 320GB portable drive for £27 delivered (it's supposed to be £45 + £5 delivery which is a good price anyway) which I'll be happy with. It works out at slightly less £/GB and I don't really need a 500GB one, 320GB will be fine.


How did you get the drive at that price?
#40
Onerous
How did you get the drive at that price?


Read the whole of this thread and you'll see.

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