WD Elements Portable Hard Drive - 320GB Black £39.99 @ PCWORLD-CURRYS-DIXONS - HotUKDeals
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Good price IMO for a portable 2.5" drive (no mains power),
Also same price at currys,
Reserve and collect instore or free home delivery
Dont forget Quidco

The Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drive has a capacity of 320GB Hard Drive and offers the perfect storage solution. Whether you need to free up space on your PC, back up your valuable data or store your multimedia files, this highly portable hard drive is the perfect choice.

It's really easy to use the Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drive thanks to simple plug and play USB capabilities. There's also no need to carry around a cumbersome power adaptor as it's powered through your USB port.
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banned#1
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banned#2
Please show me where i cant get similar for less, save me wasting my money
#3
It's a good price frm a trusted high street store... dont know why it went cold at first... you cant please some people on here, can you!! Heat from me mate!
#4
Don't worry...its the usual idiots that have more rep than sense that give nearly everything a random and anonymous cold vote.

Decent price for a 2.5" hdd of this size.
#5
Hot for me for a high street store offer.I have the 500GB version great drive,Dropped it twice still works fine.
#6
Same price Currys or Dixons ...
#7
Ta for this, I've just reserved one locally but also noted that there's an iomega one, same size, usb powered for the same price. Is one of these better than the other? I'm going to try & use this as a recording storage for my G20 tv, anyone done this yet? Cheers for any advice...
#8
I've got a few of these, the usb cable provided is useless, so if you have a good quality one lying around - use that instead
I.e. if the cable is disturbed the connection is lost!
#9
I would go for an IOMEGA PRESTIGE at the same price:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/iomega-prestige-portable-hard-drive-320gb-03868768-pdt.html

This is just a basic WD Elements... Could add heat if it was a Passport (which will take sometime to get down to this price)......
1 Like #10
Cheers for that, can I ask why the iomega s better than the WD one posted though?
#11
good drive, i have two, and they run well.....
#12
Sold like 5 of these in work yesterday and that was just me the store probably sold a few times that
#14
deathlord
I would go for an IOMEGA PRESTIGE at the same price:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/iomega-prestige-portable-hard-drive-320gb-03868768-pdt.html

This is just a basic WD Elements... Could add heat if it was a Passport (which will take sometime to get down to this price)......


I had the iomega and it was rubbish. I've got the WD and it's great. Just ordered one of these for a friend.
#15
deathlord
I would go for an IOMEGA PRESTIGE at the same price:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/iomega-prestige-portable-hard-drive-320gb-03868768-pdt.html

This is just a basic WD Elements... Could add heat if it was a Passport (which will take sometime to get down to this price)......



I own both of these drives, and the Iomega is really badly built, I ended up having to get new housing. the western Digital is wayyyyyyyyyyy better, Voted Hot from me.
#16


I'd agree with that. 180gb of extra storage for 9 or 10 quid
#17


I don't understad how this gets heat and

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/713251/seagate-500gb-expansion-portable-us

is half that. For 9£ more you get 180GB more. GB/£ ratio is a lot better and Seagate is the same class hard drive.
#18
Johnboy_1975
I'd agree with that. 180gb of extra storage for 9 or 10 quid


for the same reason I would vote that cold and hot on this
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/713251/seagate-500gb-expansion-portable-us
#20
vibeone
ewww seagate :(


I think this is just a matter of liking one company more than the other, but not the value for money choice. It is not like you compare branded product to non branded product here.

I had to do with each available SATA based hard drives on the market, and to be honest they all have more or less the same life expectance and I have to say seagate and WD support are booth quite good, so in this case I would go for better value product
#21
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/710655/500gb-verbatim-portable-usb-hard-dr

£50 for 500gb aswell (Verbatim brand), incase people cant find the WD in stock
banned#22
mieciux
I think this is just a matter of liking one company more than the other, but not the value for money choice. It is not like you compare branded product to non branded product here.

I had to do with each available SATA based hard drives on the market, and to be honest they all have more or less the same life expectance and I have to say seagate and WD support are booth quite good, so in this case I would go for better value product


Its personal choice - I wouldn't touch Seagate or Maxtor again (same company, same products mostly). I had to update the firmware on 2 external drives, by splitting the caddy open, pulling out the actual disk. Just to stop them dying imminently.

So I tend to steer clear, since Seagate taking over Maxtor appears to have actually made Seagate as bad as Maxtor.
banned#23
good price, il hold out as wanting a 500gb+, rep left tho
#24
Same reason the 500gb one for £10 is better value.
#25
Own this drive and love the size. works very well and i've never had an issue with the cable supplied. The bright light at the back adds a nice touch. So far so good.. heat from me
#26
excellent price
#27
vibeone
Its personal choice - I wouldn't touch Seagate or Maxtor again (same company, same products mostly). I had to update the firmware on 2 external drives, by splitting the caddy open, pulling out the actual disk. Just to stop them dying imminently.

So I tend to steer clear, since Seagate taking over Maxtor appears to have actually made Seagate as bad as Maxtor.


Nonsense
banned#28
hotukdealz
Nonsense


Factually accurate from start to almost finish, with a bit of personal opinion at the end.

Sorry you bought a Seagate little man :thumbsup:
#29
Just picked up one today, loading it with tunes before installing it in the porsche :thumbsup: very slim and light
#30
vibeone
Factually accurate from start to almost finish, with a bit of personal opinion at the end.

Sorry you bought a Seagate little man :thumbsup:

I prefer personal experience to personal opinion.
I'll normally buy the best value drive that doesn't have known problems. I've purchased Seagates, Fujitsus, Hitachis and Western Digitals (no, no Maxtors :p ). Over the last 3 years, the only drives that have failed have been the only 2 WD's that I've bought (says a lot about 'value', as I've bought a lot of drives), and one of those was supposedly an ultra reliable 1TB Caviar Green drive that failed in less than 2 months.
And don't get me started on WD Raptor/Velociraptors that I have to support at work...
#31
Can this drive be taken out of the enclosure and put int a PS3?

Thanks for the help!
#32
Got the 500GB version at christmas, rock solid drive
banned#33
jukkie
I prefer personal experience to personal opinion.
I'll normally buy the best value drive that doesn't have known problems. I've purchased Seagates, Fujitsus, Hitachis and Western Digitals (no, no Maxtors :p ). Over the last 3 years, the only drives that have failed have been the only 2 WD's that I've bought (says a lot about 'value', as I've bought a lot of drives), and one of those was supposedly an ultra reliable 1TB Caviar Green drive that failed in less than 2 months.
And don't get me started on WD Raptor/Velociraptors that I have to support at work...


Thsts fine - just don't post crap like "nonsense" if you don't expect to rigously defend my claims. You might know what you are talking about - but so do I, and we have clearly had very different experiences. WD are the only ones left who haven't blotted their copy book.

As for raptors - they are all suspect, and id steer clear of those sick ones (mods: talking about hard drives obviously)
#34
i have been using 2 portable WD HDD for 3 years, and they've never failed me. so far.
But i've given those to my sisters and bought myself a new 500gb portable go seagate from play.com. It comes with free docking, leather pouch, and 5 years warranty.

So even if it fails, i'd just email seagate and ask them to honor the warranty. :)

but i belive WD is good, still hasnt used the seagate one long enough to give my personal opinion about it.
#35
I have had this drive since the last time it came on offer at £39.99.........no issues with it at all......very good drive!
#36
i bought this today at currys, i went next door to maplin and the guy told me to always look at the guarantee, he also told me something about the bucket curve, if you buy any man made product if it lasts at least 3 months then it will have a good life span, if it doesnt then you should be very wary of the product/brand, after you have used it many times the product will go faulty at some point...
#37
Now £44.99
#38
vibeone
jukkie
I prefer personal experience to personal opinion.I'll normally buy the best value drive that doesn't have known problems. I've purchased Seagates, Fujitsus, Hitachis and Western Digitals (no, no Maxtors :p ). Over the last 3 years, the only drives that have failed have been the only 2 WD's that I've bought (says a lot about 'value', as I've bought a lot of drives), and one of those was supposedly an ultra reliable 1TB Caviar Green drive that failed in less than 2 months.And don't get me started on WD Raptor/Velociraptors that I have to support at work...
Thsts fine - just don't post crap like "nonsense" if you don't expect to rigously defend my claims. You might know what you are talking about - but so do I, and we have clearly had very different experiences. WD are the only ones left who haven't blotted their copy book.As for raptors - they are all suspect, and id steer clear of those sick ones (mods: talking about hard drives obviously)
You may want to invest in some new glasses rather than a WD HDD next time you feel like whipping your wallet out, it wasn't me that said 'nonsense'...
I replied to you because you were pretty much critisizing the guys decision to buy a Seagate HDD, when in fact he may not have made a bad move.
And I don't just know what I'm talking about, I've been an accredited hardware desktop engineer for over ten years, and have been building and repairing PC's for 15 years.. Sorry for blowing my own trumpet, but I'd class myself an expert.
While WD may have made superior products a few years back, I've found many of their recent (by recent I mean last couple of years) products to be much lower quality and far less reliable than some other brands

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