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WD Passport 320GB Portable Hard Drive - £58.19 Delivered!

£58.19 @ Dixons
Using Dixons 3% discount code, you can get this portable hard drive for £58.19 delivered. Note that this is a portable drive, it does not require mains power as it is powered by USB. It is compact … Read More
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8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Using Dixons 3% discount code, you can get this portable hard drive for £58.19 delivered.

Note that this is a portable drive, it does not require mains power as it is powered by USB. It is compact and designed for travel, etc.

There are a few different colours, so if this one is out of stock, check the other colours.

There are also 250gb versions at £49.99.
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#2
These are nice drives, got mine from amazon for similar price a while back. Don't go for the red one - it has pink edges !

Heat added
#3
These are about £60 quid anyway, aren't they?

But, er... thanks, anyway, I have ordered one!!

BTW - looks like the white and red ones are OOS, maybe Dixon's sister sites have some?
#4
£59.99 at pcworld for immediate purchase so dont really see the saving
#5
why get this for near £60 when you can have the iomega drive from Tesco's for just over £40 :?
#6
Is the tesco one not a 3.5 external drive that needs a power supply?
#7
Got this for £63 delivered from pcworld on the 5th of December, thought they would be a bit cheaper by now.
#8
Would using this an an external drive speed up a PC at all? I've got a Pentium 4 2.4ghz with 1.5GB RAM, but only a 20GB HDD. Would using an external drive increase the running speed on my PC at all?
#9
No, no reason it would speed up pc, usb is generally much slower than any internal drive, only way it might speed things up is if it helps clear space on internal drive. but with that small a drive, You'd really be better off getting a bigger internal drive.
#10
toonarmani
why get this for near £60 when you can have the iomega drive from Tesco's for just over £40 :?


Exactly right. Iomega 320gb 2.5" external only £45 here - still available

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/376211/iomega-320gb-portable-hard-drive-44/
#11
Can this be used with a PS3 for storing additional stuff?
#12
IWannaBeAdored
Can this be used with a PS3 for storing additional stuff?


Yes I use this with my PS3 for movies, music and pictures and iirc its already formatted as FAT32 so u just plug in and away you go.
#13
Wodja;5359303
Yes I use this with my PS3 for movies, music and pictures and iirc its already formatted as FAT32 so u just plug in and away you go.


Thanks. :thumbsup:
#14
VanDutch
Would using this an an external drive speed up a PC at all? I've got a Pentium 4 2.4ghz with 1.5GB RAM, but only a 20GB HDD. Would using an external drive increase the running speed on my PC at all?


Depends what you wanted to use the 2nd drive for. If you have a PC then your best option is to buy a second internal drive either way.

If you wanted to use the 2nd drive as media storage etc then clearing stored files from your OS based drive does have noticeable benefits.

My old PCs always ran better with a smaller HDD for the OS and then everything else on the 2nd drive :-) Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have this luxury and gets much slower as the HDD becomes full.

Anyway, as mentioned, the Tescos deal is much better :thumbsup:
#15
Cold. Tesco one is cheaper, and the case looks better imho: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/37621...hard-drive-44/
#16
marco67
Is the tesco one not a 3.5 external drive that needs a power supply?


No, powered from USB.

Xeijin
Cold. Tesco one is cheaper, and the case looks better imho: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/37621...hard-drive-44/



But I don't need a new phone ;-)

Just bare in mind the Iomega case isn't as nice as it makes out in the photos. For some strange reason the end caps are grey not silver as they might appear.
#17
Xeijin;5359325
Cold. Tesco one is cheaper, and the case looks better imho: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/37621...hard-drive-44/


FAIL!
#18
I got a white one of these last week, so that I could use it with the Wii USB Loader (Works great by the way).
Maybe not the best value one available, but a nice little bit of kit
#19
zaft
Exactly right. Iomega 320gb 2.5" external only £45 here - still available

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/376211/iomega-320gb-portable-hard-drive-44/


don't forget quidco as well! - brings it very close to £40 ;-)

For those interested, the iomega drive is perfect for the PS3 whether you use it as a USB drive (FAT32 formatted) or take the drive out and pop-it into the PS3 as an upgrade (you can then use the caddy for your existing PS3 drive e.g. 40, 60 or 80gb and have a nice 320gb drive in your PS3 :thumbsup: ).

I still can't understand why someone would pay almost £20 more for this drive over the iomega drive :?
#20
toonarmani
don't forget quidco as well! - brings it very close to £40 ;-)

For those interested, the iomega drive is perfect for the PS3 whether you use it as a USB drive (FAT32 formatted) or take the drive out and pop-it into the PS3 as an upgrade (you can then use the caddy for your existing PS3 drive e.g. 40, 60 or 80gb and have a nice 320gb drive in your PS3 :thumbsup: ).

I still can't understand why someone would pay almost £20 more for this drive over the iomega drive :?


I concur
#21
I have owned a few passport drives and they are fine. I now have an Iomega dive and it for £20 less it is an absolute bargain. I also disagree with the posts stating the case looks cheap. I think it looks much better than the high gloss passport thta scuffs EXTREMELY easily.
#22
Of course being a WD means that you can use it with the media player.
#23
I have the Iomega 320GB portable hard drive since last year Xmas via the Comet deal. The casing is made of brushed aluminium with hard grey plastic ends, so it is very solid. One side is ventilated for cooling, is very quiet & fingerprint free. The internal HD is Seagate ST9320325AS 320Gb SATA 2.5" 5400rpm 8Mb cache drive.

The Tesco deal via http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/376211/iomega-320gb-portable-hard-drive-44/ is a very good bargain now than what I paid with Comet during Xmas last year. Only about a fiver cheaper.

This deal for the WD Passport 320GB Portable Hard Drive is prone to fingerprints as the casing is solid colour gloss finish but there is nothing wrong with this deal as WD is a good reputable brand. So decide what is your main top criteria for a portable drive & decide which deal to go for. There is nothing wrong with both deals but the Iomega is cheaper for the same size capacity but the WD Passport 320GB Portable Hard Drive deal has more colour choice than the Iomega 320GB portable hard drive deal.

These laptop 2.5" size HD can be even used in PS3's or even on desktop PC's via 2.5" to 3.5" HD brackets so if you got MATX motherboards in MATX cases, these can be just as ideal to save space & weight hence aiding cooling as well. Hey, you can even use these for NAS if you have a mini 2.5" NAS case.

Different strokes for different folks. So many choices to decide as the main factor.

Just waiting for WD Passport Studio Series Portable Hard Drives to come down in price so that I can take advantage of the dual USB 2.0/Firewire 400/800 interfaces.

WD External Hard Drives Comparisons:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=9
#24
veedubjai
I have the Iomega 320GB portable hard drive since last year Xmas via the Comet deal. The casing is made of brushed aluminium with hard grey plastic ends, so it is very solid. One side is ventilated for cooling, is very quiet & fingerprint free. The internal HD is Seagate ST9320325AS 320Gb SATA 2.5" 5400rpm 8Mb cache drive.


Good to know as the WD Passports tend to have cheaper WD drives inside with only 2MB of cache, although to be fair the USB interface will be the bigger bottleneck. I have one of the older design Passports and it does have a nice light but robust case. These newer ones look a bit more fragile.

WD does have a no quibble returns policy, which I needed when one of my laptop HDs started showing SMART errors. That might be worth the extra to someone.
#25
Cozworth806
Of course being a WD means that you can use it with the media player.


You can use any USB hard drive with the WD media player.:thumbsup:
#26
I don't understand why this deal has any heat, this is a pretty standard price for these drives. The best deal at the moment is the Seagate from Tesco at £45.
#28
Sorry, Iomega is much better deal.

Cold vote :(
#29
Faythur
Sorry, Iomega is much better deal.

Cold vote :(


Just bought the Iomega drive for £44.95 instore at Tesco's. Was breeze to install. Only problem was getting the HD from the PS3 to work on a Vista laptop. This was easily resolved using a piece of free software called EASEUS Partition Master.

Now have a PS3 with 320GB and an 80GB External pocket size drive for the laptop.
#30
VanDutch
Would using this an an external drive speed up a PC at all?

Nope, USB2 is painfully slow.
#31
Got the Iomega the other week. Transferred iTunes library to it the other day, and it's scary how much space I've got back. Best £45 I've spent in a while.

That's the deal to go for right now. Nothing special about the WD price at all.
#32
its a reliable hardrive. the price is fair mate. heat added!
#33
Does the Iomega work as good as the WD Passport with the Wii USB Loader.
#34
No idea but tell me more about this Wii USB loader. I presume you can play "backed up" games straight of a hard drive? Very handy!
#35
Yes! No expert though will need help from a works colleague to set up.
#36
alanchiz;5359403
I got a white one of these last week, so that I could use it with the Wii USB Loader (Works great by the way).
Maybe not the best value one available, but a nice little bit of kit



Thanks, didnt know about the usb wii loader very handy indeed
#37
martinmandy3;5373613
Does the Iomega work as good as the WD Passport with the Wii USB Loader.

It takes a bit of time for the backups to load off the Wii for the USB Loader - but it DOES work!

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