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WD Elements Portable Hard Drive - 500GB Black £53.99 @ PCWorld

£53.99 @ PC World
This offer will only work if you get it delivered. Use code 10HD for a further 10% discount. Plus the 3.5% Quidco. Just placed this order On Amazon its £59.99. The reviews are good. I dont know if … Read More
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
This offer will only work if you get it delivered. Use code 10HD for a further 10% discount. Plus the 3.5% Quidco. Just placed this order

On Amazon its £59.99. The reviews are good. I dont know if this price is possible if you select collect in store.

For the cold voters, please give a reason for your decision of not liking it.

Comes with 2 years warranty



Save £20 and pay just £59.99 (was £79.99) for the ultimate in transportable storage, the 500GB Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drive which offers a huge amount of space for all your filing needs.

Effortlessly house or back-up your files with the Elements Portable Hard Drive. Whether it's standard documents, MP3 music files, photos or MP4 video files, you'll have your work cut out using up the mammoth storage available.

Connect your WD Elements Portable Hard Drive to any PC or Mac via the ubiquitous USB 2.0 standard and start transferring those precious files. The drive is bus-powered, meaning there's only one small cable to worry about.

Whether you want a large mobile storage device to take to the office or simply want to take the burden off your PC's internal hard drive, the Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drive won't let you down.
General Information Capacity 500 GB
Interface USB 2.0
Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps
Size 124.4 x 78.6 x 17.8 mm
Weight 0.155 kg
Required Configuration Available USB port
Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 10.3+
Content External hard drive, USB 2.0-certified cable, Quick Install Guide
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#1
Simple to rip the drive out and exchange in a laptop, I had 2 + 2 free from Amazon and they're top
banned#2
"For the cold voters, please give a reason for your decision of not liking it.

I'm getting bored of OPs asking people to justify voting cold - I'm voting COLD for that reason
#3
Peggy Bedford
"For the cold voters, please give a reason for your decision of not liking it.

I'm getting bored of OPs asking people to justify voting cold - I'm voting COLD for that reason

I'm voting hot to balance this.
banned#4
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice
#5
Im not sure whether this is hot or not as it is a 2.5'' HD but you can get a doubt the storage for the same price from the same store (as posted on here earlier) but they were 3.5'' HD's so surely unless your really bothered about it being a bit smaller why pay the same prce for less storage (unless you are going to do as sicknote suggests and put it into a laptop)
#6
The benefits of 2.5" drives is there USB powered, which means they don't need an additional power source making them much more portable!
#7
Limpet
Im not sure whether this is hot or not as it is a 2.5'' HD but you can get a doubt the storage for the same price from the same store (as posted on here earlier) but they were 3.5'' HD's so surely unless your really bothered about it being a bit smaller why pay the same prce for less storage (unless you are going to do as sicknote suggests and put it into a laptop)


It is becuase the 2.5" drives (generally) are portable and are powered via the USB port whereas the 3.5" drives have a higher power consumption and require a mains adapter. They are both external, but the 2.5"'s are far more portable if you are using them with a laptop for example where it may be inconvenient (or impracticle) to have an additional power supply.
1 Like #8
Peggy Bedford;8375580
"For the cold voters, please give a reason for your decision of not liking it.

I'm getting bored of OPs asking people to justify voting cold - I'm voting COLD for that reason


I disagree I would rather people say if something is cheaper elsewhere or if its because an item is garbage/unreliable or whatever, whenever I hve given something a cold vote I prefer to have the decency to say why.
#9
harlzter
I disagree I would rather people say if something is cheaper elsewhere or if its because an item is garbage/unreliable or whatever, whenever I hve given something a cold vote I prefer to have the decency to say why.


good point well made, totally agree
banned#10
harlzter
I disagree I would rather people say if something is cheaper elsewhere or if its because an item is garbage/unreliable or whatever, whenever I hve given something a cold vote I prefer to have the decency to say why.


Its the same as voting in the general election - you DONT have to tell people who you voted for - ITS SECRET !!!
banned#11
I will not have some one TELL ME to justify my voting scores !
#12
you can pick up a WD Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB for 60 quid at currys
#13
sonnie5
you can pick up a WD Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB for 60 quid at currys
Yeah, a 3.5 inch one. Thanks for that............. NAAAAAAAT :w00t:
#14
good price for a 2.5" 500gb drive. Its wd as well best drives in the business for me.
#15
Peggy Bedford
Its the same as voting in the general election - you DONT have to tell people who you voted for - ITS SECRET !!!


Comparing a general election with a HotUKDeals thread. LMFAO
#16
Peggy Bedford;8375620
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice

if people stopped voting cold for childish reasons like this, the OP's would stop asking people to justify cold votes :thumbsup:
#17
These work great on the Wii.
#18
Chanser
These work great on the Wii.


What he said ;)
#19
ctuk
if people stopped voting cold for childish reasons like this, the OP's would stop asking people to justify cold votes :thumbsup:


+1, can't believe some folk are petty enough to vote cold on this basis:roll:
#20
Anyone got any experience streaming media to an Xbox 360 with one of these?
#21
I was going to put something like "In before someone suggests that you can get a 1TB cheaper by buying a 3.5 inch" but of course, there's already been 2 and it's only Page 2.

Are we going to have a tape drive today too?

Voted hot. Great deal.
#22
sonnie5
you can pick up a WD Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB for 60 quid at currys


But not portable.
#23
Can anyone tell me which drive is inside the enclosure? Is it the WD5000BEVT?

i want to take it apart and put the 500gb drive in my macbook and put my mac's drive in the enclosure :)
#24
mrcoxexcel
But not portable.


Depends on your idea of 'portable'. I don't have an issue with finding a power socket, as the laptop usually needs one anyway. So a powered drive is fine for me.

On the subject of 2.5" drives and power, I have a 2.5" drive that doesn't work from USB. Or at least, it doesn't work from one connector. I have to plug it into at least two for it to do anything other than 'kerchunk kerchunk kerchunk'. And on the laptop it doesn't work at all!

USB may be able to supply power, but I do wonder whether some drive manufacturers are expecting more than the milliamps that USB is designed for. And I also wonder whether these power requirements are going up at the same rate as the size of the hard drives.
#26
PCWorld had these in store in Liverpool Speke yesterday. They also had the 320gb for 44.99 I think.
#27
Peggy Bedford
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice


Almost as tedious as the person who posts the same uninformed drivel on every offer for an LCD TV.
:p
#28
got one of these last week. Its small, quiet and solid.
No gimmicky software, just plug in and its ready to use.
#29
Peggy Bedford
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice


:w00t:. I couldnt disagree more. I think that is the least an OP can expect when they post a deal. At least that way they know why and can avoid posting a similar deal in the future. If you cant justify why you "**** on someone's parade" then maybe you shouldnt vote on that deal at all. A few people on this forum have been torn to shreds for posting what they thought was a good deal. Frankly, that sort of thing scares a lot of people, myself included; from posting deals.

Nice find by the way OP. It may not be a deal for some but thanks for sharing. Have some heat and rep.
#30
slimy31


On the subject of 2.5" drives and power, I have a 2.5" drive that doesn't work from USB. Or at least, it doesn't work from one connector. I have to plug it into at least two for it to do anything other than 'kerchunk kerchunk kerchunk'. And on the laptop it doesn't work at all!

USB may be able to supply power, but I do wonder whether some drive manufacturers are expecting more than the milliamps that USB is designed for. And I also wonder whether these power requirements are going up at the same rate as the size of the hard drives.


Either a problem with the USB to sata bridge connecting the hard drive or if it's just certain types of PC it may be an issue with the USB hub not providing enough power - I frequently came across this with P4 based laptops although I occasionally come across the same with the USB ports on the front of some servers. The USB cable itself can make a difference as well, I have a drive with a very short USB cable which I've seen work with machiines that couldn't seem to power a drive with a standard cable.

As I can drive a terabyte drive on a single USB port just as I could a 20GB drive a few years back, I don't think the power requirements are climbing.

John
#31
Peggy Bedford
Its the same as voting in the general election - you DONT have to tell people who you voted for - ITS SECRET !!!


Peggy Bedford
I will not have some one TELL ME to justify my voting scores !


Peggy Bedford
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice


Your on drugs or something aren't you. I've seen no end of your negative posts over time yet you contribute very little if anything at all worth knowing.

Your supposed to vote on the product, not what the op says, you just don't get this site do you!
#32
nice, been waiting for these to go down in price for a while.

either this or the MJ gold one... hmmm
#33
davee58
Winners don't use drugs, :thumbsup:
Peggy easily wins the argument, it is tedious and irritating.


Its not really about who wins or loses. It is a fundamental issue on this forum and needs to be addresed. If you cant or dont want to justify why you are voting a deal cold or hot, then maybe you should not waste your time voting at all. That will surely save you a tedious and irritating argument. Once you click on the hot or cold button, I think it is only fair to let the OP and other members know why. Unless you go from one post to the other randomly clicking hot or cold depending on your mood:whistling:
#34
exposito, ignore the trolls.

Whenever a deal is posted, it goes cold straight away. Even the best deals on here go cold before they go hot.
#35
nice...
#36
expositouk
Its not really about who wins or loses. It is a fundamental issue on this forum and needs to be addresed. If you cant or dont want to justify why you are voting a deal cold or hot, then maybe you should not waste your time voting at all. That will surely save you a tedious and irritating argument. Once you click on the hot or cold button, I think it is only fair to let the OP and other members know why. Unless you go from one post to the other randomly clicking hot or cold depending on your mood:whistling:

Most often the reason for voting cold is because it's cheaper elsewhere - in which case the point of the forums really is to say where the best deal is... otherwise why bother being here?

Although I think they should only have positive votes - then the only way to vote 'cold' as such would be to vote everything else hot, which would be an effort, then it would do away with the tedious explanations of what a forum is for when people refuse to understand.
#37
simate
Your on drugs or something aren't you. I've seen no end of your negative posts over time yet you contribute very little if anything at all worth knowing.

Your supposed to vote on the product, not what the op says, you just don't get this site do you!


Don't feed the troll. ;-)

So many fall for it.
#38
Peggy Bedford
I vote cold for EVERY OP who asks people to justify voting cold - I wish everyone else would do so then we would see the end of this TEDIOUS practice


i vote hot in every thread i see you post an inane comment irrelevant to the item.
#39
Johnmcl7
Either a problem with the USB to sata bridge connecting the hard drive or if it's just certain types of PC it may be an issue with the USB hub not providing enough power - I frequently came across this with P4 based laptops although I occasionally come across the same with the USB ports on the front of some servers. The USB cable itself can make a difference as well, I have a drive with a very short USB cable which I've seen work with machiines that couldn't seem to power a drive with a standard cable.

As I can drive a terabyte drive on a single USB port just as I could a 20GB drive a few years back, I don't think the power requirements are climbing.

John


That's useful info, thanks. Out of interest, what terabyte drive are you running off USB?

The drive run off 30cm wires, which seem to be the minimum that I can find. But the laptop ports are motherboard based so they 'should' be able to provide the full spec. It's the laptop that has the problem, the desktop is fine.
banned#40
Peggy Bedford
I will not have some one TELL ME to justify my voting scores !


wow what a troll

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