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Been keeping an eye on this USB powered hard drive for a while instore @ tesco it was stuck at £35 - but they are dropping prices on USB 2.0 HDD's recently as USB 3 is coming in rapidly - their only good if you have other USB 3 Hardware !!
So today it was just under £29 - which suits me fine as It is a pretty small little box great for mobile use - holidays etc inconjunction with the WDTV box.
Best Feature : USB powered - no need for its own power supply.
From previous searches there's a good chance this pricedrop is more than a local deal.
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#1
Hmmmm just bought a 320gb off amazon last night for £37. Good find.
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For those who might not know you should be able to stick alot of films etc recorded as avi files or other formats onto this hard drive.
If you purchase a media box such as the SumVision ones which can be bought for as little as £15 you can have a great very portable library of entertainment as long as you have a tv ( pocket projector anyone !! ) to plug into when on holiday etc.
#3
marnstars
Hmmmm just bought a 320gb off amazon last night for £37. Good find.

I knew Tesco were going to drop the price - it was just a question of when & being there 2 take advantage ;)
#4
For a headsup on size this little beauty will fit into a nice leather zipped case which snuggly fits my ipod touch - so small - it certainly is !!
#5
#6
I bought one of these the last time it was on offer, it's turned out to be a very good buy.
#7
Good find, 27.49 in comet. nationwide
#8
if you want something physically smaller, then ebuyer are beginning to reduce price on the Toshiba 1.8" drives, they're about half the area and two-thirds the thickness. They're a bit slower, but for many people that doesn't matter as the size trade-off is nice.
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=toshiba+1.8%22&x=0&y=0
#9
speculatrix
if you want something physically smaller, then ebuyer are beginning to reduce price on the Toshiba 1.8" drives, they're about half the area and two-thirds the thickness. They're a bit slower, but for many people that doesn't matter as the size trade-off is nice.
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=toshiba+1.8%22&x=0&y=0

interesting.
#10
helpinghand123
Good find, 27.49 in comet. nationwide


I dont see it.
#11
Great drives these - we have one for photos and .avi files. HD video plays off it with no speed-related problems whatsoever.

One bonus over some others of similar size - this one only needs 1 USB socket. Drives like Iomega that Tesco also sell come with a double USB socket, and require 2 free sockets.
#12
Good find op hot from me
#13
speculatrix
if you want something physically smaller, then ebuyer are beginning to reduce price on the Toshiba 1.8" drives, they're about half the area and two-thirds the thickness. They're a bit slower, but for many people that doesn't matter as the size trade-off is nice.
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=toshiba+1.8%22&x=0&y=0

And for many the trade off of great price & good brand over slightly smaller size wins out plus those are £46 for only 250gb apples & pears me thinks :p

Edited By: bobbybuilder on May 18, 2011 00:50
#14
wotguvnotmeguv
Great drives these - we have one for photos and .avi files. HD video plays off it with no speed-related problems whatsoever.

One bonus over some others of similar size - this one only needs 1 USB socket. Drives like Iomega that Tesco also sell come with a double USB socket, and require 2 free sockets.


The omega ones you are talking about doesn't actually you require to use both of the USB sockets.
It's only there for you to use with USB1 sockets or for some reason the ports are not powering the HDD properly then you have to use both, otherwise it is fine to you the main USB socket only.
#15
could have done with this a month ago i had to go to flebay and get a second hand one for £30 :(
#16
heat added :)
#17
Hot from me, believe it or not i don't have a Tesco near me :(
#18
bobbybuilder
For those who might not know you should be able to stick alot of films etc recorded as avi files or other formats onto this hard drive.
If you purchase a media box such as the SumVision ones which can be bought for as little as £15 you can have a great very portable library of entertainment as long as you have a tv ( pocket projector anyone !! ) to plug into when on holiday etc.

Exactly what we did this year, excellent way of taking TV Boxsets (24/Prison Break etc) on holiday, as well as films for the kids...
#19
Mine is the same model and has been doing the business for a couple of years with no problems. I got a nice little zip case from Case Logic and it's been on three trips out to India and SE Asia with me without missing a beat.
Hot price too - I think mine cost me over fifty quid.
#20
Hi all,

Newbie here - first post !!

I just bought the 2 Terrabite version of this from PC world for £59, said £69 on the shelf but rang up on the till at £59. Six times the storeage for twice the price.
S
#21
helpinghand123
Good find, 27.49 in comet. nationwide

Link????
#22
Does anybody know whether this drive could be removed from it's enclosure and put inside a ps3?
#23
helpinghand123
Good find, 27.49 in comet. nationwide

Why would this deal be a good find if it's cheaper in Comet?


stewartmcewan
Hi all,

Newbie here - first post !!

I just bought the 2 Terrabite version of this from PC world for £59, said £69 on the shelf but rang up on the till at £59. Six times the storeage for twice the price.
S

If you are referring to this, you are confusing External with Portable. Portable means it doesn't need a power cable.

However, you can get a 1TB Portable WD Elements hard drive plus a carry case for £60 here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-elements-1tb-portable-drive-case-60-04-with-code-tesco-direct/940535


Edited By: Infinite Element on May 18, 2011 11:03: .
#24
Bought on a couple of years ago and its just failed on me. Took the thing apart and installed drive internally and rescued data. RMA in progress with WD. From reading around this is a fairly common problem with failures of the USB interface.
#25
shadow_boxer
Bought on a couple of years ago and its just failed on me. Took the thing apart and installed drive internally and rescued data. RMA in progress with WD. From reading around this is a fairly common problem with failures of the USB interface.


The main reason I bought this drive is to play media files on the go I already have a 1tb wd hdd
which I keep everything on. So if this goes down it's not the end if the world
especially at that price.
But from Reading an awful lot of comments about hdd's there is not one on
the Market that you can guarantee 100% against some
form of failure.
So pays your money takes your choice. Ps writing comments on an itouch is a pain apologies for the look
of this reply.


Edited By: bobbybuilder on May 18, 2011 11:48
#26
Just nipped to get one for my daughter couldn't find this one but the did have a 250 gig Hitachi one for £27.97. Ended up buying a 500 gig Hitachi for £39.97. Probably cocked up but if I have Mr T doesn't mind me returning things.oO
#27
Just got one of these lunchtime in Fleetsbridge, Poole (only one on shelf) - thanks OP!

Edited By: kevcal on May 18, 2011 13:57
#28
kevcal
Just got one of these lunchtime in Fleetsbridge, Poole (only one on shelf) - thanks OP!


Glad 2 see the deal is out there nationwide :D
#29
stewartmcewan
Hi all,

Newbie here - first post !!

I just bought the 2 Terrabite version of this from PC world for £59, said £69 on the shelf but rang up on the till at £59. Six times the storeage for twice the price.
S


By the sound of it you are talkin about the 3.5 hdd which is not
comparable with this deal, so as it's your 1st post I am not going 2
give you a hard time.
This mistake crops up everytime on HDD deals.
#30
Exactly what I needed for the Wii - been waiting for a 250GB+ drive <£30 for a while :)
#31
good little drive and not everyone needs 2000 terrabytes of data for their ripped HD movies, TV shows and 69,000 hours of downloaded music

:D
#32
remyxx87
wotguvnotmeguv
Great drives these - we have one for photos and .avi files. HD video plays off it with no speed-related problems whatsoever.

One bonus over some others of similar size - this one only needs 1 USB socket. Drives like Iomega that Tesco also sell come with a double USB socket, and require 2 free sockets.


The omega ones you are talking about doesn't actually you require to use both of the USB sockets.
It's only there for you to use with USB1 sockets or for some reason the ports are not powering the HDD properly then you have to use both, otherwise it is fine to you the main USB socket only.


On my Revo 3610, the Iomega always needed both plugged in, as otherwise it would pretty much switch off every 10 mins or so. I had similar problems trying to run a portable off 1 USB socket on an Eee netbook.
#33
I went for this last time and had to return it as it kept crashing my PC. A great bargain if it works though.
#34
2 left in MK Kingston store...
#35
Works fine with the Wii :) ~300GB after formatted (NTFS) - very pleased!
#36
kevcal
Works fine with the Wii :) ~300GB after formatted (NTFS) - very pleased!

Another satisfied deal viewer :D

Just starting 2 load up all my fav movies - now looking for a cheap pocket projector deal !!
#37
wotguvnotmeguv
Great drives these - we have one for photos and .avi files. HD video plays off it with no speed-related problems whatsoever.

One bonus over some others of similar size - this one only needs 1 USB socket. Drives like Iomega that Tesco also sell come with a double USB socket, and require 2 free sockets.

Drives like my Iomega Prestige Portable 320GB that comes with High-speed USB 2.0 Y-cable provides the extra power you need for your external hard drive or other USB devices when a standard USB cable is not able to transfer enough power to operate your device.

Simply plug the mini-B cable into your USB device and the two USB Type A ends into open USB ports on your PC or Mac. The cable draws power from both USB ports and increases the output to the external hard drive or USB device.

Universal Serial Bus Power
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
#38
Just been to Newcastle Tesco Extra and none in stock (labelled as £34.99 anyway) Nipped to Comet for the 500Gb Verbatim with USB 3 instead (£39.99)
#39
PS3 compatible ?
#40
If you are quick,you can pick up a 500gb 2.5" usb3 from Aldi instore,reduced from £54.99 to £29.99.These are definitely in the North East and Scotland and may be Nationwide.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-500gb-2-5-usb-3-portable-hard-drive-29-99-aldi/941929/#post11309031

Edited By: bazr on May 20, 2011 17:37: Extra info added

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