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Western Digital My Book 500Gb Essential Edition extrenal USB hard drive, is just 79.99 including free SuperSaver delivery via Google checkout @ ebuyer.com

Edit: now £83.99 delivered

Features: Product Description: My Book Essential Edition WDG1U5000 - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB # Type: Hard drive - external # Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.1 cm x 17.1 cm x 5.7 cm # Weight: 1.3 kg # Capacity: 500 GB # Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB # Connector: 4 pin USB # Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps # Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms # Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm # Buffer Size: 16 MB # OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft # Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft # Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later # Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz )
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#1
http://image.ebuyer.com/customer/promos/UK/dotd/dotd_20070430.gif
#2
[SIZE=2]Good find. I hate you though because I was about to post this! :-D [/SIZE]
#3
LOL...

Credit should be shared with baggies666 for posting a pointer just ahead of me in 320GB WD thread :)
#4
Nice for £80 delivered :) Thanks edi and baggie666!
[mod]#5
Good price, thanks :)
#6
Bu%%er -- just ordered this from Amazon for £10 more :(
#7
a good alternative for those who missed out on the seagate deal :)
#8
Ferret
Bu%%er -- just ordered this from Amazon for £10 more :(


cancel and re-order :p
#9
I am going to order the 500g too, still not sure how to post a deal so must read a little more cheers
#10
PS. Same price at Amazon.co.uk:

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-USB2-0-External/dp/B000EXZB0M/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-3600570-1209413?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177926640&sr=8-1 ]

£89.99


And for an extra £20 you can have the same kit but with 400Mbps Firewire capability too - the "Premium" edition:

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Premium-External-Firewire/dp/B000EXLVG0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/202-3600570-1209413?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177926640&sr=8-2 ]


The "Pro" edition (for £118.99) offers Firewire 800, Firewire (400) & USB 2.0:

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-500GB-Triple-interface/dp/B000G12W3Q/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/202-3600570-1209413?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177926640&sr=8-3 ]


Finally, also for £118.99, you can have the version that you can hang off your router to allow access "anywhere in the world" (even when your PC is switched off):

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-500GB-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B000MSVNM4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4/202-3600570-1209413?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177926640&sr=8-4#moreAboutThisProduct ]



Even if you don't buy from Amazon, the consumer reviews often provide enough information to let you know if you are wasting your time/money on a particular product.

BFN,

fp.
#11
Right im going to buy this now. How does google checkout work, and who do I do quidco with??

Forget it, found out how to do it, and 0.1% quidco is an insult lol
#12
i'd buy if this was firewire :-( i really can't imagine the horrible slowness of transferring 500gb over usb2

anyone know of any deals on enclosures (as i have a 250gb sata doing nothing) that feature firewire400 or better still fw800/esata?

or has anyone tried swapping in a different drive in these wd's - are they sata or ide?
#13
Donleeone
Right im going to buy this now. How does google checkout work, and who do I do quidco with??

Forget it, found out how to do it, and 0.1% quidco is an insult lol



i thought people were saying quidco actually tracks at 4% from ebuyer...it just says 0.1%
#14
Ebuyer are also bad at payingout via Quidco aswell! I lost some payments from them and quidco couldn't make them pay!
#15
Thanks for the pointer. I have been waiting for a good deal :)

Ohh and I didn't forget the very generous 0.1% from eBuyer through Quidco!!
#16
fanpages
PS. Same price at Amazon.co.uk:

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-USB2-0-External/dp/B000EXZB0M/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-3600570-1209413?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177926640&sr=8-1 ]
£89.99


And for an extra £20 you can have the same kit but with 400Mbps Firewire capability too - the "Premium" edition:

The "Pro" edition (for £118.99) offers Firewire 800, Firewire (400) & USB 2.0: Finally, also for £118.99, you can have the version that you can hang off your router to allow access "anywhere in the world" (even when your PC is switched off):

BFN,
fp.


Thanks to fanpages, who kindly listed all three versions of MyBook 500Gb. I myself recently purchased the mid-range Premium, being used to the Firewire speeds and ease. It came to £104.75 (original £116.42 incl VAT) from Jessops with voucher codes, as posted in HotUKDeals. I had been looking for 500 Gb disks for awhile now. Advantage was being able to pickup at store without incurring delivery costs, just make sure you have your purchase printed, I had to argue for the online discount as their store in Islington did not seem to register.

On the performance, so far so good. Only complaint is once they spin down from unuse whilst your puter is still on, it takes awhile to get them up again. I worked around this by turning off the power plug (the on-off button is a little daft) when not in use, and plugging it on before puter startup if I wanted to use it.

I can imagine as the box itself is sealed it might not be useful if you wanted to rescue the HD should one of the ports goes kaputs.

My next purchase would be the reliable Lacie Porche drives. 4+ years and many digital videos later, (touch wood) it's still problem-free!

Hope this helps :p
#17
hey does anyone know if this has a on/off button? thanks
#18
crackle999
hey does anyone know if this has a on/off button? thanks

Hi crackle999,

It's the circle with blue rings, in front - press for on/off. Mine doesn't respond - I'm told you're meant to install with their provided software, which I didn't as I use a Mac and formatted it suitable for Mac volumes.
#19
Oops. That explains why mine doesn't respond! doh!

cheers
#20
kippy
Hi crackle999,

It's the circle with blue rings, in front - press for on/off. Mine doesn't respond - I'm told you're meant to install with their provided software, which I didn't as I use a Mac and formatted it suitable for Mac volumes.

I have 2 HFS+ Premiums attached to my iMac. Install the WD button software otherwise the capacity gauges won't work (and they are an approximation). I never use the on/off as they mate so well with the iMac..

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