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Western Digital Elements 250gb portable hard drive £34.97 Tesco direct and instore

£34.97 @ Tesco Direct
This Western Digital Elements portable hard drive has a 250 GB capacity. The hard drive is simple, easy-to-use, lightweight and easy to carry; simply plug it in to any USB port and start saving your p…
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This Western Digital Elements portable hard drive has a 250 GB capacity. The hard drive is simple, easy-to-use, lightweight and easy to carry; simply plug it in to any USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files. This Western Digital hard drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs.
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I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.

e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html

Edited By: Faythur on Aug 16, 2010 09:37: example added
#2
However the Seagate brand is not very reliable in reflection to the Western Digital one....
#3
Anything to back that claim up?
#4
http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/7/AW09206-0507TPS517109.jpg
1 Like #5
Faythur
I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.

e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html


But that's a mains powered 3.5" drive.... so you are comparing apples with pears I think.
#6
Searcher2
Faythur
I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.

e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html


But that's a mains powered 3.5" drive.... so you are comparing apples with pears I think.


Well said seacher 2.

I saw this at tesco on the weekend and thought it was bargain as it was down from £47.97 but didnt list becuase i knew people would slate it saying that they could get bigger capacity hard drives for a little more.

Hot from me as cant find this cheaper else were.
#7
I paid £35 for a MJ Samsung 500gb 2.5" recently so voted cold.
#8
I paid £35 for a MJ Samsung 500gb 2.5" recently so voted cold.


Unfortunately time travel has not been invented. If you have a better price now for this item, a similar item or a better item then I think you can justify voting cold.
#9
Searcher2
I paid £35 for a MJ Samsung 500gb 2.5" recently so voted cold.
Unfortunately time travel has not been invented. If you have a better price now for this item, a similar item or a better item then I think you can justify voting cold.

250gb extra for £4 more.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194877

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0034G60O2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZT7Z0TD4CTJFRYZ8TMX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294




Edited By: Speculator on Aug 16, 2010 11:39: .
#10
Searcher2
Faythur
I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.

e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html


But that's a mains powered 3.5" drive.... so you are comparing apples with pears I think.


If you were right then it would be but it's a 2.5" drive

Using the Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive couldn't be simpler either; just plug it into a USB port on your computer and off you go. No need for chunky power adaptors, and the hard drive even comes pre-formatted for use with windows.
#11
Pondlife
Searcher2
Faythur
I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.

e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html


But that's a mains powered 3.5" drive.... so you are comparing apples with pears I think.


If you were right then it would be but it's a 2.5" drive

Using the Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive couldn't be simpler either; just plug it into a USB port on your computer and off you go. No need for chunky power adaptors, and the hard drive even comes pre-formatted for use with windows.


Yes - sorry. I think the picture in the PC World advert is wrong then as that's the picture of the mains one (which is 4cm deep). However, for the same price the one on Amazon is definitely the USB powered one (you can see it is slimmer at less than 2cm).

Amazon Drive
Sorry -can't get the link to work for some reason.... but it's Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive

£ for £ the Michael Jackson one is best but I wouldn't have it in the house!


Edited By: Searcher2 on Aug 16, 2010 12:20: Still can't get link working
#12
Searcher2
£ for £ the Michael Jackson one is best but I wouldn't have it in the house!


Definitely with you on that one. Waiting for others to join it at that price.
#13
MJ is NOT sata drive inside its a usb only hard drive
MJ is not good if you want to upgrade your Laptop or PS3....
....For that reason its a good bargain if to swap drive with your laptop.
....... Voted hot for this reason
#14
odeed


Why buy this external 2.5 drive to upgrade a laptop, when a 320gb Western Digital Scorpio Blue internal can be bought for about the same price (ebuyer has it for £34.98+ £2.xx delivery)?

Is the warranty not invalidated when this is taken out of the case?

The MJ drive was a good deal, the branding is not that bad and not a problem at all when it's in the case.


If you swap drives you can use the casing with smaller drive as portable drive ....
This is quality case and very handy IMO.....
#15
Searcher2
Faythur
I think these smaller drives are much less of a bargain now, when you can pick up a 500Gb one for under fifty quid.e.g. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03972887-pdt.html
But that's a mains powered 3.5" drive.... so you are comparing apples with pears I think.


Gawd! Some people on this site really are thick!

Why would I post a 500Gb drive for £50 when you can buy a 2TB 3.5" drive for £76! e.g. http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Seagate+Barracuda+ST32000542AS+2TB+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+-+3yr+Warranty+?productId=39394&source=googleps
#16
Ordered one of these... just what I was looking for at a very good price!

Thanks
#17
this is a good price for a well respected product, I want a portable 250gb drive, ideally Western, for under £35 - not going for this though because postage would push it up nearer £40 and I'm sticking to my guns.

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