WD Elements Portable HDD - 500GB Black £49.90 @ PC World Online only - HotUKDeals
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'nother one. Got one of these from Argos Clearance on last offer, only found out about this through an update email I'd forgotten that I'd set.

Good price, good kit. This is a web only price is for home delivery or collect from store. Limited to 5 per customer.
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#2
you're right, rubbish, rubbish me.
#3
How does WD compare to buffalo??
#4
true and can be picked up instore which i did last time i saw this, so i think its good price if your wanting a drive on the day or even online seeing as its a good branded drive
#5
Good if you need one fast. And this time it is actually available :)
#6
i picked one up on the way home from work
#7
Nad_84
How does WD compare to buffalo??


Not sure whose drive is in the Buffalo. It will be either fujitsu Hitatchi seagate samsung etc.

WD are probably the best HD manufacturers out there, but only some of their hds are superior and they tend to be the premium ones. I would take WD over Maxtor or Hiatchi any day.

The Buffalo deal has expired. This isnt a bad deal, although I suspect it will be the going rate for the moment. The Buffalo was a very good find.
banned 1 Like #8

Most un-professional NOOB comment i've ever heard!! So to save an extra £8 you think people would rather buy that crap you posted link to?? Buffalo Drive is no where near as good as WD element regardless of it begin £8 cheaper!!!!!!!!!!
#9
babyface_snoop
Most un-professional NOOB comment i've ever heard!! So to save an extra £8 you think people would rather buy that crap you posted link to?? Buffalo Drive is no where near as good as WD element regardless of it begin £8 cheaper!!!!!!!!!!

Really?

Why so, I know a fair bit about computer stuff an I'm pretty sure the other deal was a far better one - "elements" drives are cheap crappy enclosures around standard 2.5inch drives.

Buffalo are a respected brand - far more so than Western Digital.
#10
Same price on amazon and has been for a while - I bought one a few weeks ago.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002COI612
banned#12
robo989
babyface_snoop
Most un-professional NOOB comment i've ever heard!! So to save an extra £8 you think people would rather buy that crap you posted link to?? Buffalo Drive is no where near as good as WD element regardless of it begin £8 cheaper!!!!!!!!!!


Really?

Why so, I know a fair bit about computer stuff an I'm pretty sure the other deal was a far better one - "elements" drives are cheap crappy enclosures around standard 2.5inch drives.

Buffalo are a respected brand - far more so than Western Digital.


Buffalo are a good brand for many components and peripherals, but in hard disks, WD are generally considered to be one of, if not the best.
#13
my wd drive was rubbish and died noisily 7 months after purchase and i lost loads of data etc. luckily amazon gave me full refund.
#14
OOOh look fight fight.

In terms of HD then £8 is a lot and enough to make an ordinary deal a bargain. prices for 2.5" drives are competitive. People often want the cheapest, even if that could be false economy. I couldnt identify what drive brand was inside the buffalo.. Easiest thing to do is to read the reviews on Amazon from people who own the drive. That goes for both drives.

I'd go for the Buffalo in this instance as the satisfaction rate is quite high, but it would depend whether i wanted to use i intensively and then for better customer service I might go the wd elelements.

Please dont forget whilst people are squabblibng over a few £ and their egos, that drives are mechanical devices and they will fail. The ones mentioned are the cheapest and bargain basement devices produced by each manufacturer. If you want better then buy a better model of drive, but it will cost you more money.
#15
paid a tenner more for this at christmas and has been rock solid for me
#16
i bought the 1tb version the other day online from pc world for £58.10, but cannot find it in the site now
#17
here is the conf email...im assuming its the same hdd

Small item(s) (expect delivery within 3 working days)
Delivery method: Standard
Quantity Product code Product price Total
WD - Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB 1 389575 £ 58.10 £ 58.10
Order totals
Product costs (inc. services) £ 58.10
Delivery costs free
Total cost £ 58.10
(inc. VAT of) £ 8.65
#18
think that ones an external desktop one m8 so not portable
#19
personaljesus24
here is the conf email...im assuming its the same hddSmall item(s) (expect delivery within 3 working days) Delivery method: Standard Quantity Product code Product price Total WD - Elements External Hard Drive - 1TB 1 389575 £ 58.10 £ 58.10 Order totals Product costs (inc. services) £ 58.10 Delivery costs free Total cost £ 58.10 (inc. VAT of) £ 8.65

Found it searching on the product code in your email:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb-03661634-pdt.html
This is an external 3.5" drive requiring an ac power source. The OP is a 2.5" portable drive powered by USB.
banned#20
robo989
babyface_snoop
Most un-professional NOOB comment i've ever heard!! So to save an extra £8 you think people would rather buy that crap you posted link to?? Buffalo Drive is no where near as good as WD element regardless of it begin £8 cheaper!!!!!!!!!!
Really?Why so, I know a fair bit about computer stuff an I'm pretty sure the other deal was a far better one - "elements" drives are cheap crappy enclosures around standard 2.5inch drives.Buffalo are a respected brand - far more so than Western Digital.

So you got a WD Element and a Buffalo MiniStation Lite then? WD Element has better reviews then the Buffalo!!

2 best portable USB powered drives are the: WD Element and the Seagate FreeAgent!!

Some Buffalo drives use Hitachi HDD but some use samsung now which are good!! But overall this WD ELEMENT is the better out of the 2!!
#21
also same price reserves online at currys
#22
wow this things small, awesome

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