Western Digital 160GB Passport V2 External USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive NOW £54.48 Delivered! - HotUKDeals
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You can never have enough hard drive storage space with so many devices to back up and the Western Digital Passport V2's are great value for money, hence yet another post but with over £5 off the previous price... I have the 120gb version which cost almost as much as this 160gb one when I first bought it, that's 160gb USB powered portable hard drive for just £54.48 including free SuperSaver delivery at Amazon.Co.UK

Features: WD Passport WDXMS1600 - hard drive - 160 GB - Hi-Speed USB * Type: Hard drive - external * Form Factor: 2.5" * Dimensions (WxDxH): 8 cm x 13 cm x 1.5 cm * Weight: 105 g * Capacity: 160 GB * Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB * Connector: Mini-USB * Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps * Average Seek Time: 12 ms * Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm * Buffer Size: 2 MB * OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later * Power Source: USB bus

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#1
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[COLOR=DarkRed]Manufacturer's Description[/COLOR]
Pack up your office files and take them home. Carry thousands of songs or pictures. These drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter - they are powered directly through the USB cable.Installation is a snap because you don't really "install" this drive; you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in. Powered by the USB bus, so no separate power supply needed. This ultra-portable drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces and holds tons of valuable data.

[COLOR=DarkRed]Reviews[/COLOR]
High-performance portable storage for your Mac and PC. Light andrugged, it’s easy to carry and no external power adapter isneeded. Comes with sync & encryption and Google software. WDXMS1600TE
#2
That's a lot of very portable storage for not much cash.
#3
Does anyone know whether the drive inside is IDE or SATA?
#4
Does it have security? In the event important data is being transferred it would not be good for someone to find it or steal it and get the data inside. Password or similar would do.
#5
Another thing that I don't really need but would like!
So much so that I actually decided to buy one. Having read the reviews on Amazon though I'm in 2 minds now. There seems to be a worrying number of people reporting faults.

Still a good spot though. Thanks.
#6
I got this western digital drive in the 250gb with a different external case for £95. Its almost silent and is very fast for a 5400rpm drive. That case looks nice as well. Good deal.
#7
Remember your Nectar points on this purchase as its 3 x regular points this week, which equates to 7.5% back.
#8
I bought this drive a month ago. It does have encryption & password protection.

I have to say the WD Synch software you get with it seems good at first, you can;
Synch your internet favourites, Mail, Document folders, have them encrypted and password protected.

But I find it annoyingly slow !! I have 90gb stored on mine and each time I synch it checks every folder which takes hours before it even gets to the data it needs to copy across. Obvisouly the encryption takes some time but I'm not sure you can turn it off.

There seems to be an issue with copying data from the WD to another PC, it wasnt happy when I plugged it back into the original PC & wiped the drive clean automatically!

I never can 'safely remove device' either, It is always busy doing something even after synch has finished. As soon as you disconnect the drive stops spinning - dodgy?

This is a hot deal for the price per GB & if anyone buys it can they let me know if they use different backup software or just drag and drop data onto the drive?

Anyone reading reviews that you need a usb booster cable should be able to get one for free (after you buy the drive) by phoning WD(UK) on this number: 01372 360055
#9
Good spot! Just thought id point out its the same price at ebuyer too tho.. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121557
#10
Great price!!
#11
arkrank
Does it have security? In the event important data is being transferred it would not be good for someone to find it or steal it and get the data inside. Password or similar would do.


I think you can probably get a separate free app to hide your porn, oooops I mean personal data. :)
#12
I've got the 60GB version of this - it's a great piece of kit, performs almost silently and looks great! :thumbsup:
#13
Tillboy
Does anyone know whether the drive inside is IDE or SATA?


I would like to know this as well.. Anyone? :-(
1 Like #14
Review here:

I understand its a Scorpio drive inside so possibly is a SATA. (However 160Gb is the largest PATA Scorpio drive they do) Info Here:

Jon.
1 Like #15
Tillboy
Does anyone know whether the drive inside is IDE or SATA?



Seems it's SATA - see thread link for details:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491932&page=3
#16
Lulubell
Seems it's SATA - see thread link for details:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491932&page=3


Cheers! Now I can buy one for my PS3 :thumbsup:
#17
USB Booster? What's that?!!!
#18
Lulubell
Seems it's SATA - see thread link for details:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491932&page=3


Thanks for the info, need a bigger drive for my laptop so I can swap them over!
#19
MattC
USB Booster? What's that?!!!


On some laptops the drive will require 2 usb ports to power it. The booster basically splits the cable to use 2 usb ports.
#20
I have the 120GB version, it works ok on my more recent laptop but I needed the USB booster on my older laptop with USB 1.1
#21
Exactly the same price as ebuyer...
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121557/rb/0

voted warm
#22
Exactly what I was looking for!!

If you get yourselves out to Iraq you can get the tax off so I got it for £44 quid.

There are obviously some down sides though....:p
#24
I was looking for a 250 GB portable drive and recently came across this one at 82£, any comments? :thinking:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-250GB-Passport-External/dp/B000RG11E6/ref=pd_sbs_ce_title_2

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