Western Digital 320GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 8MB Cache - for Laptops/PS3 £59.54 delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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#1
reliability?

Hot if good.

^^^
Excellent ebuyer reviews. Ordered.

Rep added for posting deal, thank you.
#2
Excellent reviews at play and at ebuyer...
#3
#4
Does anyone happen to know if this is compatible with IBM Laptops (T42)?

Could really do with more capacity!

Voted hot anyways, rep added! :thumbsup:
#5
I hope this doesn't cause a stir, and it's really neither here nor there; but it was £57.99 last week at ebuyer (http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:rp3gB95VQXYJ:www.ebuyer.com/product/136790+ebuyer+320GB+%C2%A357.99&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=uk). I didn't post here as I didn't have internet access at home - only briefly checked at work, so apologies. I guess the only thing to take from that is that it may drop to that again...

I'd bought it the week before for £59.99 and was about to get one for the missus, but she decided she didn't really need it.

This is supposed to be the best 320GB around, from the extensive research I did before settling on it. The 250GB is better value per GB (at £44.46), but is only SATA I (not that it matters all that much) and not quite as quick as the 320GB in benchmarks.
#6
No Its not compatible with T42 or T43 as its SATA drive.
you should look out for IDE drives!
#7
im using this right now, very good it is too
#8
I brought one of these from Ebuyer, cost about £61 with free P&P which they said would take a week to be delivered but arrived in a couple of days. Very good service.
Stuck it in my PS3 and it works a treat.

Voted hot.
#9
Using this in my Macbook Pro - there is a constant hum. Surprisingly for a supposedly quiet drive, it is actually noisier than the Fujitsu it replaced. I stuck the 250GB in my Macbook and that has a slight whine.

Looking at Samsung to carry the mantle for quiet drives for laptops. Roll on the Spinpoint M6 at affordable prices.
#10
Paid around £75 about 4 months ago. Good price.

Also put it in my Macbook Pro and no issues which spraint mentions. But i have also heard other people say similar things - but mine is fine
#11
Trosticles
I hope this doesn't cause a stir, and it's really neither here nor there; but it was £57.99 last week at ebuyer


Think this is a well known issue called ebuyer 'Dynamic Pricing Policy'! Got the 250GB for my Macbook and it's great, but think I'll wait as the price of Hard Drives can only ever go down - just like the price of houses can only ever go up! :whistling:
#12
I really want to upgrade my laptop but despite being technically minded i'm convinced I'll screw it up. The physical fitting isn't my worry, it's the transfer of my current data.
#13
There is a 320gb 2.5" sata drive at Novatech for £55.23 if you can pick it up from one of it's three stores at Portsmouth, Porishead or Reading:
https://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-NBHS32

Otherwise it is £61.09 delivered.
Only other problem is that you do not know exactly which model will be sold.
#14
HertzVanRental
Think this is a well known issue called ebuyer 'Dynamic Pricing Policy'! Got the 250GB for my Macbook and it's great, but think I'll wait as the price of Hard Drives can only ever go down - just like the price of houses can only ever go up! :whistling:


Yeah - ebuyer's pricing is frustrating. I was not apologising for ebuyer, though; I was apologising for my lack of posting the optimum ebuyer "DPP" price...
#15
The price of this WILL drop again.

Still a hot deal if you can't wait.
#16
MBeeching
I really want to upgrade my laptop but despite being technically minded i'm convinced I'll screw it up. The physical fitting isn't my worry, it's the transfer of my current data.


If your previous hard drive was a Seagate or Maxtor branded one then you can use the Disc Wizard software which is a basic version of Acronis True image. This works like Symantec Ghost where it allows you to make a complete image of the previous hard drive then expands the new drive so that it uses up the new free space, subject to any BIOS limitations on your machine.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Edit:

If you happen to be using a mac instead of a PC then you could always use either Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper!, both which are free to download and use.

Carbon Copy Cloner

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

N.B. CCC is considered donation-ware (uncrippled shareware).

Superduper!

http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

Which you can buy now to unlock scheduling, Smart Update (which saves a lot of time), Sandboxes, scripting and more!

HTH!

Cheers!
#17
******** I paid 55quid for 250gb a month ago

hawt anyways
#18
chucked mine in my ps3 today works a treat...and a 5 quid enclosure means the old hd becomes the new transfer mechanism for HD video files!

I know we dont recognise fleabay on here but I brought mine off there from an ebay shop for a few quid cheaper inc delivery!
#19
defard
chucked mine in my ps3 today works a treat...and a 5 quid enclosure means the old hd becomes the new transfer mechanism for HD video files!

I know we dont recognise fleabay on here but I brought mine off there from an ebay shop for a few quid cheaper inc delivery!


£56 delivered from a flea-bay seller in Cardiff, right?

Have been watching that one for a while, and have been very tempted - but just trying to balance up the funds to be able to justify buying one before pay-day, which is another few weeks.

Would you (or anybody else) definitely recommend this drive for usage as a PS3 replacement one? No sighted problems that have arisen or anything?
#20
is this compatible with Apple macbooks?

I note the CCC, but how easy is it to clone the whole hard drive? I hav an USB external hard drive, will this do, i mean I dont need a firewire one for cloning right??
thanks in advance
#21
sonasan
is this compatible with Apple macbooks?

I note the CCC, but how easy is it to clone the whole hard drive? I hav an USB external hard drive, will this do, i mean I dont need a firewire one for cloning right??
thanks in advance


Very easy. As of Intel, USB works for booting as well as Firewire, so any old cheap USB laptop drive case will work.

Carbon Copy Cloner will do the whole thing. Just make sure you select the correct source and destination disks in the drop down selector lists.

BTW, cloning from drive to drive is quicker than cloning to disk image (as in creating a back up)
#22
spraint
Very easy. As of Intel, USB works for booting as well as Firewire, so any old cheap USB laptop drive case will work.

Carbon Copy Cloner will do the whole thing. Just make sure you select the correct source and destination disks in the drop down selector lists.

BTW, cloning from drive to drive is quicker than cloning to disk image (as in creating a back up)


thks again, appreciate yr help in this.
#23
Forgive my limited knowledge on these matters, I have a Sony vaio VGN-FS115B, with a memory size of 60 gb which is frustratingly low. Can I use this device to increase the hard drive capacity?
Any help will be much appreciated.
#24
Raja - this is no good for you. According to the Sony support site, your model uses IDE hard disks, not SATA. Look for a 2.5 inch drive marked as PATA or IDE.

http://support.vaio.sony.co.uk/specifications/specifications.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&c=0&s=VGN-FS&m=1807
#25
thanks Frankie
#26
This is the same drive that is £59.30 from scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=787113

So the comparison to to play.com for 98.99, is like saying "this is the most expensive i can find it!"

sorry voted cold from me... 1, its not much cheaper than other manufacturers
2, its cheaper at scan...
#27
[email protected]
I brought one of these from Ebuyer, cost about £61 with free P&P which they said would take a week to be delivered but arrived in a couple of days. Very good service.
Stuck it in my PS3 and it works a treat.

Voted hot.




HOW DID YOU PUT IT IN YOUR PS3?
AND DOES THIS AFFECT WARANTY ON THE PS3?
BLESSINGS RICHARD.
#28
jcrulesfootball
HOW DID YOU PUT IT IN YOUR PS3?
AND DOES THIS AFFECT WARANTY ON THE PS3?
BLESSINGS RICHARD.


Just search on you tube for a video of how to do it
Very simple thing to do, I'll get one when there is a need to upgrade mine.
Doesn't effect your warranty
#29
I have a PS3 and would not mind purchasing this hard drive but how easy is it to install. Is it a replacement for the existing harddrive or can it be a second drive. If it's a replacement how can i transfer the data over, will i have to use a cloning technique. Any help will be much appreciated.
#30
Yeh checked on tube found this brilliant tutorial about changing HDD and backup existing data.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuyQPW3bDS0&feature=related

Now going to purchase hard drive.
#31
What's the best way to transfer all my existing saved games and downloads form my 40gb interal ps3 hard drive to this - or will I have to lose it all?
#32
luvadealme
What's the best way to transfer all my existing saved games and downloads form my 40gb interal ps3 hard drive to this - or will I have to lose it all?


You'll need a seperate external USB Hard drive

Then select the Backup Option in the PS3 menu.

Swap internal hard drives over.

Then use the Recovery Option to put files back onto the new drive.
#33
luvadealme;2744237
What's the best way to transfer all my existing saved games and downloads form my 40gb interal ps3 hard drive to this - or will I have to lose it all?


I think the best to do a backup (System > Backup) to an external hard drive then (System > Restore) on the new one.

Edit: already answered by Mecoconuts
#34
got one of these in my MacBookPro.. paid around £109 about 6 months (?) ago. I have not had any problems with it.
#35
I purchased one of these a short while ago, for the intention of using it on my PS3, however I have encountered one or two small problems and have yet to resolve them.

Following the straight-forward swap-over of the drives, it was on the re-start after the PS3 did the quick-format it requires that the problems occurred;

# On the re-start the PS3 seemed to 'hang' whilst on the start-up background for a couple of minutes, before eventually loading up the XMB (although this was only after a few re-start attempts); moving around the XMB seemed to be a bit sluggish, and/or would pause occasionally when going in and out of menus.

# On attempting to restore backed-up data from the original HDD, the PS3 claimed a format was needed (I found this odd seeing as it had already done it's own quick format on first-install) before it could attempt to do so; on 'doing' the format it never got past 0%, even when having been left to it's own devices for over an hour. Same thing happened when I purposefully attempted to initialise a full format instead.

# Furthermore, The PS3 also seemed to now think it could no longer connect to the PSN (error 8002AA01), although the test revealed the Internet connection to be fine. Although I can't see how this could be HDD related?

None of the above had ever been the case with the original HDD in place.

On returning the original HDD that came with the PS3 to the drive slot, everything is running exactly as before - no hanging, no problems with the PSN connection, and loading/backing-up of data seems to be fine, too; so would assume formatting would be fine as well, although obviously have had no need to attempt this.

Anybody have any suggestions? Either on how to resolve or as to what the problem[s] might be?
#36
you reckon your transfer was perfect? did you try restoring your disc again?
#37
alchemistkevin
you reckon your transfer was perfect? did you try restoring your disc again?


I'm not entirely clear on what you mean, bud - can you expand a little, please? :)
#38
Bass_Monkey
I'm not entirely clear on what you mean, bud - can you expand a little, please? :)

PM replied to. :)

if you want you can paste it here to see if you get any more help
#39
This is currently priced at £55.99 with free 5 working days delivery at Ebuyer though I expect they will change their price again before too long! But just placed an order myself.
#40
[COLOR="Navy"]Now £55.56 (including postage) at eBuyer, so not sure why this is marked as "Expired"?[/COLOR]

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