Western Digital My Passport 500GB for Mac £41.97 - Currys - HotUKDeals
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I've been looking for a hard drive for awhile and saw this priced for £41.97 at Currys store. I have a PC and not a Mac, I purchased it anyway. Windows 7 recognised it and I formatted the hard drive to PC.
This is a clearance model and I didn't ask if any other Currys/PC world has them in stock.

Model: WD5000MEA-00
SKU: 0000587416
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#1
The model is: Western Digital My Passport WD5000MEA-00
May be useful to some.

Here's the receipt as proof:

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5933/80309714.jpg
#2
instore only I take it?
#3
yep instore only. I tried finding it online, not available.
#4
Tried to find this online but not found anything so far...
#5
this is a great deal if anyone can find any in stock at any other stores!
#6
Slim chance of finding one, but might get lucky.
#7
Where was the store you found it in?
#8
Took you long enough, you bought the item 2 days ago 5/4/2010....
#9
saayinla
Took you long enough, you bought the item 2 days ago 5/4/2010....


I don't spend my spare time on this site. I saw a bargain, purchased it and posted it on this site as soon as I could.
#10
knight01
I don't spend my spare time on this site. I saw a bargain, purchased it and posted it on this site as soon as I could.


Just kidding...seriously....
#11
I got one about 2 weeks ago but rung round 5 other stores and no one had any stock so didn't post it .Think you will be lucky to find one but can confirm easy to reformat to pc
#12
It says its for macs, but can it be used on pc's too???
#13
hutchir9
I got one about 2 weeks ago but rung round 5 other stores and no one had any stock so didn't post it .Think you will be lucky to find one but can confirm easy to reformat to pc


which store?
#14
turbocat
It says its for macs, but can it be used on pc's too???


I'm using it on a PC. In windows 7 it wouldn't show under My Computer until its formatted. it gets recognised under disc management and just right click on the disc and format. This may work on most hard drives that say "For Mac".
#15
A hard drive is a hard drive so will work on a MAC and on a PC (provided the interfaces are ok........usually USB for external drives).

You may need to reformat though.
#16
turbocat
It says its for macs, but can it be used on pc's too???


Yup. You just need to reformat it before you start using it. (This wont prevent it working on a Mac, as a Mac can read Windows formatted drives).
#17
stockdam
A hard drive is a hard drive so will work on a MAC and on a PC


My pet peeve is people who think Mac is an acronym. It is Mac, not MAC. :thumbsup:
#18
yeah never heard of a hard drive made for just MAC, there a blank unformatted drive put on what u will but i doubt theres many at that price yet another typical bargain scam to get you into the shop....
#19
Got a 320 from novatech for 37.00 about a year ago, misprice but they honoured, so if this is in every store this is hot
#20
Went to my local Currys, £89.99 :(
Pc version was £59.99. What a rip off! Same drive but formatted differently, but because it's fo a MAC the can charge an extra 40% !
#21
so has anyone else found one or are people just voting hot (which makes a change)

loads of roasting hot deals on here lately that cant be found.....
#22
djfluff
Went to my local Currys, £89.99 :(
Pc version was £59.99. What a rip off! Same drive but formatted differently, but because it's fo a MAC the can charge an extra 40% !


Like most Mac products?

Ba-zing!
#23
I have bought two of those for 39.97 (clearance price) two weeks ago form Currys near Corydon (Parley Way i think it was). They had a massive box (1,5 m x 1,5 m) pack with those drives.

I have then divided it in two partitions and made on Fat32 and on NTFS. All fine.
#24
djfluff
Went to my local Currys, £89.99 :(
Pc version was £59.99. What a rip off! Same drive but formatted differently, but because it's fo a MAC the can charge an extra 40% !


That's because a Mac is a "life-style" for people with money :whistling:
#25
djfluff
Went to my local Currys, £89.99 :(
Pc version was £59.99. What a rip off! Same drive but formatted differently, but because it's fo a MAC the can charge an extra 40% !


Unfortunately most technology shops make their money off swindling misinformed customers. Just look at the way HDMI cables have been sold in the past.

And its Mac not MAC. Mac is short for Macintosh, it doesn't stand for anything. :thumbsup:
banned#26
occultus
I have bought two of those for 39.97 (clearance price) two weeks ago form Currys near Corydon (Parley Way i think it was). They had a massive box (1,5 m x 1,5 m) pack with those drives.

I have then divided it in two partitions and made on Fat32 and on NTFS. All fine.


Purley Way by any chance?
:thinking:
#27
belovedmonster
My pet peeve is people who think Mac is an acronym. It is Mac, not MAC. :thumbsup:


It was potentially written on a phone, my phone autocorrects to MAC, incredibly annoying....
#28
Got the same a couple of weeks ago. There's even details on formatting it for PC on the WD website. Mine was a Managers special.
#29
djfluff
Went to my local Currys, £89.99 :(
Pc version was £59.99. What a rip off! Same drive but formatted differently, but because it's fo a MAC the can charge an extra 40% !


you can always buy the PC version and reformat it to FAT32 yourself. That way, both PC and Macs and read/write to it. i've done this for two of my 500GB external harddrives. =)
#30
saayinla;8306701
Just kidding...seriously....

In his spare time he said he would be willing to come round your place and do your washing and ironing........sheez.......:roll:
#31
JuniorAK
you can always buy the PC version and reformat it to FAT32 yourself. That way, both PC and Macs and read/write to it. i've done this for two of my 500GB external harddrives. =)


Macs will read/write to NTFS just fine if you install a plugin. No need to use ancient FAT32.

madpoweruk
It was potentially written on a phone, my phone autocorrects to MAC, incredibly annoying....


All the more reason to get an iPhone. :p
#32
Very jealous of this price, over £60 at my two local stores!
#33
belovedmonster
Unfortunately most technology shops make their money off swindling misinformed customers. Just look at the way HDMI cables have been sold in the past.

And its Mac not MAC. Mac is short for Macintosh, it doesn't stand for anything. :thumbsup:


Maybee I was shouting :oops:
#34
None in Camden
#35
Bah!! I have JUST been to PC World and bought a WD Elements portable drive, 320gb, for 39.99.

:(
#36
Just rang PC World and they said no stocks of this disk in any store.

I then mentioned about Currys - and they said none there either.

Looks like it's expired.... :whistling:
#37
If you format it to NTFS for the PC - Macs can still read the data, but will not be able to write. Unless you use MacFuse - but you'll need a bit of techincal know how.
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/how-to-read-and-write-ntfs-windows-partition-on-mac-os-x.html

If you format this to FAT32, both PCs and Macs will be able to read write, but individual file size will be limited to <4GB

It will come formatted as HFS+ - which is the Macs native format. PCs cannot read or write this. But will be able to reformat it.
#38
lozzzzzzzzzz
Purley Way by any chance?
:thinking:

yyy.... yes:whistling:
#39
None in Peterborough...doh
#40
knight01 - I've PM'd you

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