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Western Digital Elements 500GB Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Black - £56.33@Amazon

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ITS BACK PEOPLE: Western Digital Elements 500GB Portable USB 2.0 Hard DriveBlack - [email protected] Manufacturer's Description Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external dr… Read More
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Western Digital Elements 500GB Portable USB 2.0 Hard DriveBlack - [email protected]

Manufacturer's Description
Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world, Western Digitals WD Elements USB 2.0 portable hard drive is simple, easy-to-use, light and easy to carry. No need to carry a bulky power adapter;this drive get its power from the USB cable. Just plug it in to any USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files

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#2
Great deal might just order one to go with my wii :thumbsup:
#3
Still on
banned#4
Thanx for the great deal.
#6
Great drive!

I got mine when the PCWorld offer was on a few weeks ago!
#7
leemole101
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/510524/wd-500gb-my-passport-essential-port?page=4 this may be better for most people as its portable / doesnt need a power supply


This doesnt need one either.
#8
robc11
Great deal might just order one to go with my wii :thumbsup:


Yeah i been toying with that one also:thumbsup: but i think it will be worth hanging on till the sales start
#9
oh looking at the pic it looks big like a 3.5"
at least a pretty alternative then :)
suspended#10
leemole101
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/510524/wd-500gb-my-passport-essential-port?page=4 this may be better for most people as its portable / doesnt need a power supply


this one is a portable one, i have it. It doesn't need a power adapter :roll:
u'd be lucky to find the deal u linked to, its a month old and people were already having problems trying to get hold of one. Plus its more expensive and u have to go to the shop

anyways got this the last time round, great deal hot
#11
yeah i didnt read it properly ! that deal is available at derby and nottingham stores i checked today
#12
I bought one of these from PCworld when they had a deal on, it is a SATA 2.5" drive so I popped the case open and fitted in my Acer laptop and refitted the laptop one in the caddy, so all told a great buy.
#13
Anyone got one of these working with an xtreamer before I buy?
#14
buckholst
I bought one of these from PCworld when they had a deal on, it is a SATA 2.5" drive so I popped the case open and fitted in my Acer laptop and refitted the laptop one in the caddy, so all told a great buy.


How did you open the case ?
#15
Great drive. No probs, apart from the mac not liking NTFS
#16
OK i have a question, i'm hoping one of you guys or gals may be able to answer.

I recently bought a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive.

When i move files on to it of 1GB in size thats fine.

When i move files of 3 or 4GB it says not enough space, but its new and theres tonnes.

If i move 4 files of 1 GB each at the same time, it works.

Anyone know is there a restriction to the size of 1 file that you can move or do you think its a fault with the drive ?

I'm stumped, sorry i know i should post this on a pc helproom or something but i saw this deal and it all just came out !
#17
Sounds as though it't formatted to fat32 (usually are), which is restricted to 4GB file size. Split files if you can or format your drive to another file format ie. NTFS, etc.
#18
jonhoggy
OK i have a question, i'm hoping one of you guys or gals may be able to answer.

I recently bought a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive.

When i move files on to it of 1GB in size thats fine.

When i move files of 3 or 4GB it says not enough space, but its new and theres tonnes.

If i move 4 files of 1 GB each at the same time, it works.

Anyone know is there a restriction to the size of 1 file that you can move or do you think its a fault with the drive ?

I'm stumped, sorry i know i should post this on a pc helproom or something but i saw this deal and it all just came out !


To convert to NTFS use this command : CONVERT [driveletter]: /FS:NTFS

....but make sure any devices you plan to use with this can read NTFS (eg the Xbox 360 can't)
#19
1 TB version is available at PC World for £63.58, plus 3% cashback on topcashback
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/389575
#20
robc11
Great deal might just order one to go with my wii :thumbsup:


Wii Why?

Or am I being very innocent here.
#21
bagginsboy
1 TB version is available at PC World for £63.58, plus 3% cashback on topcashback
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/389575


thats not portable
#22
Warning as Amazon now use the Home Delivery network and they are shocking
#23
jonhoggy
OK i have a question, i'm hoping one of you guys or gals may be able to answer.

I recently bought a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive.

When i move files on to it of 1GB in size thats fine.

When i move files of 3 or 4GB it says not enough space, but its new and theres tonnes.

If i move 4 files of 1 GB each at the same time, it works.

Anyone know is there a restriction to the size of 1 file that you can move or do you think its a fault with the drive ?

I'm stumped, sorry i know i should post this on a pc helproom or something but i saw this deal and it all just came out !


The reason is because the hard drive you have is formatted to FAT32 file system. This only allows individual files sizes up to a maximum of 4gb. In order to transfer files over 4gb, you need to format the hard drive to NTFS (which Windows uses) or HFS+ (for macs).

The reason most external hard drives are formatted FAT32 is because both macs and PCs can read and write to this type of filesystem. NTFS is used for Windows (macs can read only), and HFS+ is used for Macs (windows can't read this filesystem without some extra software).

IMPORTANT: Reformatting your hard drive will wipe all the data on it. Make sure you have BACKUPS of everything on your hard drive BEFORE you reformat!

Hope that helps :thumbsup:
#24
EyeDoubleYou
Wii Why?

Or am I being very innocent here.


lol well sort of, its more of a case of me being naughty lol :thumbsup: i ordered last night and its was dispatched today so hopefully get it before the weekend and i only chose super saver delivery too, thanks again OP
#25
An alternative for a few quid more is Samsung S2 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180396 £59.99, probably the smallest 2.5 portable drive as it uses usb onboard instead of sata, though that would mean you could never crack it open and use it in a laptop.
#26
Xantia
To convert to NTFS use this command : CONVERT [driveletter]: /FS:NTFS

....but make sure any devices you plan to use with this can read NTFS (eg the Xbox 360 can't)


eiamhere69
Sounds as though it't formatted to fat32 (usually are), which is restricted to 4GB file size. Split files if you can or format your drive to another file format ie. NTFS, etc.



zaft
The reason is because the hard drive you have is formatted to FAT32 file system. This only allows individual files sizes up to a maximum of 4gb. In order to transfer files over 4gb, you need to format the hard drive to NTFS (which Windows uses) or HFS+ (for macs).

The reason most external hard drives are formatted FAT32 is because both macs and PCs can read and write to this type of filesystem. NTFS is used for Windows (macs can read only), and HFS+ is used for Macs (windows can't read this filesystem without some extra software).

IMPORTANT: Reformatting your hard drive will wipe all the data on it. Make sure you have BACKUPS of everything on your hard drive BEFORE you reformat!


Thanks guys :thumbsup: problem sorted :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
#27
Will this work in a PS3 or is there any better options. I also have 20 gift voucher from amazon so i thought it would be cheap.
#28
Hi the case is held together by plastic clips so you need to slide something thin into the gap and gently pry the inner case out. It is a bit fiddly but if you use a thin blunt instrument both it and you should survive, the plastic has a fair bit of give in it but don't go berserk obviously. Once you have got the first clip free you just ease around the case to free the others and it pops open. There are a number of rubber packing pieces that fit around the disk inside just keep a track of these. Hope this helps. M
#29
bagginsboy
1 TB version is available at PC World for £63.58, plus 3% cashback on topcashback
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/389575


the one you refer to is very different -
1. it's a brick
2. it needs a power supply

you can't compare oranges to apples.
#30
Great deal! Thanks
#31
Got one last time is was around - great little quite & fast hdd :)
#32
these are £109 at PC World. Pay twice get one.
#33
EyeDoubleYou
Wii Why?

Or am I being very innocent here.


Probably talking about using it to store and run pirate games and films etc via chipped or softmodded Wii :thumbsup:
#34
buckholst
I bought one of these from PCworld when they had a deal on, it is a SATA 2.5" drive so I popped the case open and fitted in my Acer laptop and refitted the laptop one in the caddy, so all told a great buy.


What drive model is it, any specs?
#35
Got this finally..but How to open this case ?
Cant see any screws
#36
thanks, just what im after for my bros christmas prezzie
#37
always happy to help, cant wait for it to turn up
#38
If this helps curryss online have it on for same [email protected] delivery

WD Elements 500GB Black 2.5" Portable Hard DriveProduct code: 509061

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0992106435.1259319049@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccecadeimfdhhffcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&fm=2&sm=12&tm=2&sku=509061&category_oid=
#39
Ordered!
#40
buckholst
Hi the case is held together by plastic clips so you need to slide something thin into the gap and gently pry the inner case out. It is a bit fiddly but if you use a thin blunt instrument both it and you should survive, the plastic has a fair bit of give in it but don't go berserk obviously. Once you have got the first clip free you just ease around the case to free the others and it pops open. There are a number of rubber packing pieces that fit around the disk inside just keep a track of these. Hope this helps. M


many thanks :)
Will try this today...

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