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WESTERN DIGITAL Elements SE Portable Hard Drive - 1TB £57.90 delivered @ Dixons

£57.90 @ Dixons
Occasionally people get confused this is a 2.5" portable (no power supply needed) £63.50 at Amazon £69.99 at Comet The Western Digital Elements SE Portable Hard Drive offers 1TB of stor… Read More
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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
Occasionally people get confused this is a 2.5" portable (no power supply needed)

£63.50 at Amazon
£69.99 at Comet


The Western Digital Elements SE Portable Hard Drive offers 1TB of storage capacity in a sleek black container that weighs only 0.2kg and easily fits into a coat pocket or bag.

With the WD Elements SE Portable Hard Drive's plug-and-play functionality, you simply connect it via USB cable to your PC and you're up and running immediately. It requires no external power connection or bulky adapter, being powered through the USB cable, and transfers at USB 2.0 rates. Pre-formatted for immediate PC use, it can easily be reformatted if you use a Mac.

For safe, secure backup of your digital music, films and more, use the Elements SE Portable Hard Drive from Western Digital.

General Information
Capacity 1 TB
Interface USB 2.0
Transfer Rate 480 Mb/s (Max)
Size Height: 15 mm
Length: 126.0 mm
Width: 78.0 mm
Weight 0.20 kg
Required Configuration Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard (requires reformatting)
Content USB 2.0 portable hard drive, USB cable, Quick Install Guide
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#1
do you know what type of hard drive is in there, i.e. sata, ide, etc?
#2
and does it work with a single USB feed, or is this one that uses a Y cable to pickup 2 ports for power?
2 Likes #3
I paid less for the 2tb WD powered version so I can't vote hot

yes I know its portable but surely you dont need that huge size to be portable and carry around?
#4
Good deal - powered and portable HDDs are different products and its not really fair to directly compare them. I have the 2TB WD Elements powered HDD as a permanent media HDD for my telly, but would use this one as a portable device.
3 Likes #5
chaplin
I paid less for the 2tb WD powered version so I can't vote hot

yes I know its portable but surely you dont need that huge size to be portable and carry around?


seriously?
what you gonna compare a fiesta to a ferrari now?
1 Like #6
Deal_HUNT3R
chaplin
I paid less for the 2tb WD powered version so I can't vote hot

yes I know its portable but surely you dont need that huge size to be portable and carry around?


seriously?
what you gonna compare a fiesta to a ferrari now?

now whose making the silly comparison?

both same brand, both for storage.

One needs plug, other doesnt. You can get double that storage for less money. And again, who needs to carry 1tb of files around? You'd keep that much at home, surely. Well I would.

Edited By: chaplin on Jun 15, 2011 18:25
2 Likes #7
chaplin
Deal_HUNT3R
chaplin
I paid less for the 2tb WD powered version so I can't vote hot

yes I know its portable but surely you dont need that huge size to be portable and carry around?


seriously?
what you gonna compare a fiesta to a ferrari now?

now whose making the silly comparison?

both same brand, both for storage.

One needs plug, other doesnt. You can get double that storage for less money. And again, who needs to carry 1tb of files around? You'd keep that much at home, surely. Well I would.


I think you solved this yourself in the last three words you said, "Well I would".

Just because you do something doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Some people might have multiple computers that they need to transfer huge amounts of files between, or simply access large amounts of data from multiple computers. It's a huge amount easier to grab a portable 2.5" drive than it is to grab a bulky 3.5" drive, plus the power adaptor. You might not have the volumes of movies, music, photos, data that other people have, but you shouldn't just assume that everyone is like you in their usage habits and needs.



Edited By: evilskanker on Jun 15, 2011 19:11
#8
awesome, I've just RMA'd my 3 week old one to WD because tesco are out of stock today as well. So I could have got a replacement cheaper, without paying return postage if I'd gone to dixons.

Not sure how reliable these are, TBF.
2 Likes #9
How does this happen every time?

We should send out a MEMO
#10
Go via quidco for 3% + buy 2 and use code 'DATASTOR10' for an extra 10% off.
#11
Good price, might go for one of these - usb powered is definitely a bonus :)

I'm still using my 500GB WD drive from nearly 2 years and and it's still going strong, only really used for backing up tho
#12
good price, WD are very reliable.
#13
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?
#14
JuniorAK
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?


Only if you plug it in a USB port. The HD controller is USB (ie not SATA)
#15
wastedwardy
JuniorAK
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?


Only if you plug it in a USB port. The HD controller is USB (ie not SATA)


boo, guess im waiting for the samsung m8s then. thanks for the info tho!
#16
I've got one of these and use it to hook it up to my Samsung TV. I've used a quarter of the drive with movies. I'm Looking to fill it up with movies, and once thats done hopefully the 4TB versions will come down in price.
#17
wastedwardy
JuniorAK
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?

Only if you plug it in a USB port. The HD controller is USB (ie not SATA)

Never heard of a usb controller in the disk before. Does this mean:
1)You can't take the drive out and connect it to a pc with a sata cable.
2)If the drive failed in the future you can't use this enclosure with a regular 2.5" SATA drive.

If so I wouldn't touch this unit with a bargepole.
#18
Very good portable hard drive, plug and play, works a treat

Perhaps I'll get another...

Have some heat

Oh, and i'm liking the avatar, can't wait for season 2 of Walking Dead!! :D

Edited By: Jarvo on Jun 15, 2011 20:24
#19
Mine just stopped working after 3 months, minimal use, hasn't been dropped, still lights up, just not recognised.
Can obviously re-format it, but lost some valuable data. Make sure you make a backup of a backup if you buy this drive.
#20
You can also get 10% of this price if buying 2, just use the code 'DATASTOR10', the total has to be over £100 on storage to work though... Cheers op.
#21
Thanks.
#22
Good deal - shame I ordered a bare 750GB 2.5" drive from Dabs for £47 this morning. Would have been better with this deal.... oh well
#23
Useful if you are taking a netbook / tablet on holiday. Voted hot.
#24
rewtrewtrewt
wastedwardy
JuniorAK
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?


Only if you plug it in a USB port. The HD controller is USB (ie not SATA)


Never heard of a usb controller in the disk before. Does this mean:
1)You can't take the drive out and connect it to a pc with a sata cable.
2)If the drive failed in the future you can't use this enclosure with a regular 2.5" SATA drive.

If so I wouldn't touch this unit with a bargepole.


The drive inside has a SATA connection. I think there has just been a bit of a misunderstanding.
#25
djvrs
rewtrewtrewt
wastedwardy
JuniorAK
does anyone know if this is compatible to upgrade a ps3?

Only if you plug it in a USB port. The HD controller is USB (ie not SATA)

Never heard of a usb controller in the disk before. Does this mean:
1)You can't take the drive out and connect it to a pc with a sata cable.
2)If the drive failed in the future you can't use this enclosure with a regular 2.5" SATA drive.

If so I wouldn't touch this unit with a bargepole.

The drive inside has a SATA connection. I think there has just been a bit of a misunderstanding.

No misunderstanding, the hard drive has an integrated USB controller on the drive instead of SATA. If you look at the length of these, they're smaller than a standard SATA + USB controller. WD (amongst others) have been doing this since mid-2009.

It's also the reason why these are usually cheaper than the same capacity SATA internal drive (and usually the drives are SE, rather than Scorpio)
#26
Item number: 270688683181
#27
Cant decide if i shod go for 2 of these or a WD My Book Essential 3.0 2 TB External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0) (81£) Amazon
my current 2tb wd is almost full connected to my htcp it will be behind the tv so not bothered if it is usb powered or mains
#28
Why would you wanna spend over £100 on 2TB of storage? Just get 2TB Harddrive ebuyer: 183971 - 55 delivered

and a harddrive enclosure - http://www.svp.co.uk/product.php?product=MTE013 - £18.54 delivered

£75 for 2TB harddrive...

Silly people.



Edited By: DarrylJohn on Jun 16, 2011 15:07
#29
chaplin
Deal_HUNT3R
chaplin
I paid less for the 2tb WD powered version so I can't vote hot

yes I know its portable but surely you dont need that huge size to be portable and carry around?


seriously?
what you gonna compare a fiesta to a ferrari now?

now whose making the silly comparison?

both same brand, both for storage.

One needs plug, other doesnt. You can get double that storage for less money. And again, who needs to carry 1tb of files around? You'd keep that much at home, surely. Well I would.


I use my laptop for DJ/VJ & karaoke work. On any given night I carry at least 1.5tb of files with me- usually closer to 2tb. All on portable drives - less plug sockets you need to use up at a venue the better when you have to plug in all your other equipment.

Cheap, decent quality portables like this are a godsend to me so voted hot!
#30
DarrylJohn
Why would you wanna spend over £100 on 2TB of storage? Just get 2TB Harddrive ebuyer: 183971 - 55 delivered

and a harddrive enclosure - http://www.svp.co.uk/product.php?product=MTE013 - £18.54 delivered

£75 for 2TB harddrive...

Silly people.




How my god not another one UNDERSTAND THE WORD PORTABLE

The op even went to the trouble to put it in the title
#31
Whats the difference between that and this? Other than a power cable....

In case you never noticed, it was aimed at people who were buying two just to save 10%.

IE.. Carrying two portables around.. for that reason, my idea IS better.


Edited By: DarrylJohn on Jun 16, 2011 16:25
#32
DarrylJohn
Whats the difference between that and this? Other than a power cable....

In case you never noticed, it was aimed at people who were buying two just to save 10%.

IE.. Carrying two portables around.. for that reason, my idea IS better.




erh size or erh weight would be good answers to your question

Don't be so stupid next time with your comment. Your idea does not have any merits at all and is NOT better.

Please feel free to post your own deal for your 2TB desktop "solution" however I think it will go down like a lead balloon. Personally I would sooner buy a proper SATA III 2TB solution as mentioned by fisi22 for £81from amazon that includes hardware encryption, Password protection and automatic, continuous backup. Rather than cobble together a SATA II solution for £75 saving £6 and have none of the fore mentioned benefits.

The get 10% of this price if buying 2 could be for people that want to split data over drives to mitigate against the potential of lost, damage or failure as these would be carried around as the word "PORTABLE" describes.

Do not post a desktop drive as a possible alternative to a portable drive !!


If fact checking the pricing you gave with delivery of £5.89 for the enclosure your solution would be a massive saving of just 11p over the WD 2TB solution.






Edited By: goretex on Jun 16, 2011 17:44: why oh why do we have to keep doning this
#33
Drat. Appears to be back to £69.99 unless I've missed a way to bring the price down to £57.90.
#34
deal expired, price gone back up to £69.99
banned#35
£69.99 according to Dixon

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