Western Digital 320GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm - £54.49 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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After getting shafted by Play.com for this drive yesterday, and looking at another deal posted for the similar sized Toshiba hard drive on Ebuyer for £51 I saw these are back in stock.

From reviews the WD 2.5" drive outperforms the Toshiba in all regards.

Last week these were £55.56. And sold out all 600 of them they had in a matter of days (I know because I was wanting one but held off too long).

They now have 32 in stock at the amazing price of £48.74. This is much cheaper than Scan and cheaper than Plays prices if they had of honored it.

Get a filler for £1.26 and you can have free postage too.

Be fast on this if you want one as this is cheap!

Now back in stock at £54.49 - still a bargain price for a great drive. Brilliant for upgrading your PS3 or laptop, or even just to use as a small portable drive in a caddy.
- Prufrock
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#1
Just buy these batteries http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148083 for £1.49 then the order total is approx £50. You get another free pack of batteries too with this deal
#2
Thanks for this...saved me going over to Scan and buying one for £53.


H&R added.
#3
oh yes just found out it works on macbook :D
#4
Hmm..I ordered one and the total in stock dropped to 25. Now it's saying 26 again!


Anyone know where I can get a really cheap caddy for this? Need to ghost my laptop's current 80gb HDD onto it. Had a look on ebay, and there are some cheap ones there, but some say they are limited in the size of drive they can handle.
#5
Will this work on any laptop? I have a 3 yr old sony vaio.
#6
Think this will work on PS£, can anyone confirm?
#7
guru_the;3006359
Think this will work on PS£, can anyone confirm?

Just look at the reviews of the product on the website, and they can confirm it does
#8
guru_the
Think this will work on PS3, can anyone confirm?

Its the current drive of choice for PS3 use, so that's a yes. That is exactly why I have bought one.

Will this work on any laptop? I have a 3 yr old sony vaio.

You will need to make sure if the current drive inside your laptop you are replacing is SATA based and not IDE.

If its SATA based then yet it will work, if its IDE then no you will need to buy a 2.5" IDE drive.
1 Like #9
@prufrock

Nexon do some good caddys. for around £6 to £7 with free delivery.

http://nexons.co.uk

i bought Nexons USB 2.0 to SATA & IDE Drive Adapter which allows me to connect any hard drive i want through usb with no external casing needed. Its fast and easy to set up too.
#10
Prufrock

Anyone know where I can get a really cheap caddy for this? Need to ghost my laptop's current 80gb HDD onto it. Had a look on ebay, and there are some cheap ones there, but some say they are limited in the size of drive they can handle.


Might as well buy this to take your order over the £50 free postage limit.

Sumvision USB2.0 Black Caddy for upto 250GB 2.5 SATA Hard Drives - Retail

It mentions 250GB but there is no real difference between a 320GB and a 250GB drive. Furthermore in the reviews someone confirms

This is perfect for the purpose. It looks sleek, it's compact and it works.

If anyone's wondering, a 320GB hdd works fine with this.

I have the Sumvision 3.5" caddy which I bought when they were £20 and cannot fault it, of all the enclosures I have owned (six separate makes) the Sumvision was by far the best model.

I have actually bought another of the 3.5" versions to make my order over the £50.
#11
any idea how this compares to the Toshiba one which has free delivery & is a quid cheaper? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/137456
#12
dwl99
any idea how this compares to the Toshiba one which has free delivery & is a quid cheaper? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/137456


This is a much better drive.
1 Like #13
Prufrock
Hmm..I ordered one and the total in stock dropped to 25. Now it's saying 26 again!


Anyone know where I can get a really cheap caddy for this? Need to ghost my laptop's current 80gb HDD onto it. Had a look on ebay, and there are some cheap ones there, but some say they are limited in the size of drive they can handle.


try this http://tinyurl.com/4u3x39 6 quid delivered & supports up to 320GB
#14
dwl99
any idea how this compares to the Toshiba one which has free delivery & is a quid cheaper? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/137456

Taken from PC Pro reviewing and comparing the two drives

The [Toshiba] MK3252GSX was almost as fast at reading large files as the Scorpio, and was actually faster when reading small files. Unfortunately, it was noticeably slower than the Scorpio when writing both large and small files. Although disappointing, it was still faster than most of the 5,400rpm SATA/150 laptop hard disks we've seen recently. Thankfully, the MK3252GSX didn't reduce the battery life of our laptop in our light usage test. Our laptop lasted 23 minutes longer with the MK3252GSX fitted, which isn't as lengthy as the Scorpio, but is still a good result.

Toshiba's MK3252GSX may not be as consistently fast as the Scorpio, but it's good value at just 27p per gigabyte.
#15
Anthonyuk
Might as well buy this to take your order over the £50 free postage limit.

Sumvision USB2.0 Black Caddy for upto 250GB 2.5 SATA Hard Drives - Retail

It mentions 250GB but there is no real difference between a 320GB and a 250GB drive. Furthermore in the reviews someone confirms



I have the Sumvision 3.5" caddy which I bought when they were £20 and cannot fault it, of all the enclosures I have owned (six separate makes) the Sumvision was by far the best model.

I have actually bought another of the 3.5" versions to make my order over the £50.



Thanks for that...had to ring ebuyer to change the order, but wasn't a hassle. Had originally ordered the batteries, which I didn't need!

£54.73 all in for 320gig WD Scorpio and external caddy! Nice.

(My 320gig won't stay in it for long...it will go into my lappy as soon as I ghost the 80gig lappy drive onto it. Then the caddy can house the spare 80gig lappy drive).

here's another review of that caddy:

Got this little gem a few days ago and was really happy with my purchase. The case is more sturdy and more solid than my Toshiba 2.5 320gb external. The color is not black really but a darkish metallic green which looks really good with the brushed aluminum. Aside from a few rough plastic edges which I think came from the moulding process I can't fault this baby. And for the price.. hey everyone is a winner. By the way it worked with my new 320gb Western Digital HDD. Fantastic!!
#16
Anyone know if this would this be a simple upgrade of my Thompson digibox drive? Assuming it would fit?

Or is it fiddly changing over the drive?
#17
and would I need to backup the software etc from the old one first and copy to the new drive?
#18
I guess its not the same drive, but I've had 2.5" Toshiba 40GB for almost 5 years now inside a Lacie bus powered enclosure. I'd be inclined to go for a Toshiba again. My mate bought a Seagate & enclosure because of the performance, but it never worked from a single port plus its dead.
#19
Thx ordered one for my PS3
#20
All gone!
#21
Anthonyuk
Taken from PC Pro reviewing and comparing the two drives


Having bought both of these recently, from personally experience i'd go for the Toshiba; it's sitting in my PS3 at the moment, and it's as good as whisper quiet when in-use; both write and read.

I wouldn't particularly say that the difference in speed was much to write home about either - certainly nothing that would put me off buying the Toshiba again, especially if it works out slightly cheaper to do so, too.
#22
Anthonyuk
Taken from PC Pro reviewing and comparing the two drives


Thanks for the info. Battery life isn't an issue cos I'm going to stick in in a caddy & use it as NAS with a Slug. Think I'll stick with the Tosh.
#23
I thought PS3 only accepted "SATA1" not "SATA2?"
#24
Zukkyzb
I thought PS3 only accepted "SATA1" not "SATA2?"


My PS3 must be magic then; because it's working fine with the MK3252GSX in it, and that's "SATA2".. :thumbsup:
#25
Zukkyzb
I thought PS3 only accepted "SATA1" not "SATA2?"

I am not sure on the situation with the PS3. But SATA2 is backwards compatible with SATA1.

Similar to how USB2 is backwards compatible with USB1.
#26
Mine has been dispatched :)
#27
Mine arrived today, along with my Sumvision enclosure. Very nice!


Back in stock, by the way, but slightly more expensive (£54.49). 364 in stock.

Incidentally, Play's bumped the price of theirs up over the £77.99 mark!
#28
Installed and working great :)
#29
thought i would wait and get the 500gig, just finished installing it, will get a 1TB when available as this wont take long to fill, ok off to play little big planet.

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