Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB 2.5" WD2500BEVT **PS3**XBOX360** - £28.55 DELIVERED @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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To make drive selection simple, we’ve gathered all our popular 5400 RPM WD Scorpio drives under one umbrella we call WD Scorpio Blue. Built to Western Digital’s awarding winning quality standards, these drives are available in a full range of performance features.

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#1
Have one one the way today at this price.

Amazon price is £31.38 delivered for anyone without free delivery actually having gone to get the link it's gone up a to £32.78 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Scorpio-250gb-Internal/dp/B003VWDNH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294314885&sr=8-1

or cbcomputers £30.06 delivered if you choose the free delivery over £25 option http://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=WD2500BEVT

Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 06, 2011 11:57
#2
Tempted to upgrade my old fat ps3 which only has a 40gb drive. I want to use ps play tv as a freeview recorder but 40gb won't go far, especially when I've used over half of that on games. 250gb should be enough for my needs.
#3
Nothing wrong with this deal but thought I'd mention that bigger PS3 compatible drives aren't that much more expensive.

From memory I only paid £44 for a 640GB. Loads of room now, especially with games installing more data to the HD these days.
#4
Yeah my 80gb is really full, I had to uninstall a few games to squeeze Fallout: New Vegas on!
#5
Isn't this model the one that's also compatible with the 360 (with the patch)?
#6
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today.

Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.



Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 06, 2011 12:25
#7
MrFizzy
Isn't this model the one that's also compatible with the 360 (with the patch)?

mine were
#8
dontasciime
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today.

Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.


Or maybe thats just your area, DPD are by far the best courier service in the UK in my opinion, who else can you reschedule a delivery by text and they tell you what time the parcel is arriving to within an hour slot! Way better than Citylink that they used to use.
#9
Parlivus
dontasciime
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today. Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.
Or maybe thats just your area, DPD are by far the best courier service in the UK in my opinion, who else can you reschedule a delivery by text and they tell you what time the parcel is arriving to within an hour slot! Way better than Citylink that they used to use.

Yeah they have 1 horse for my area


Joking aside it's a lottery. I know others in other postcode areas who also have issues with DPD whereas City link have delivered to my address on hundreds of occasions without a glitch. (lottery)

I'll look elsewhere(plenty other places offer free delivery) if scan insist on using them though . Would be even worse if you had to pay for dpd delivery. Any other company using dpd to courier will be also be avoided from me (every order so far) not here next day, goods paid for 2 days previous

mr xxxx

Further to your email,

DPD ref: 1300xxxx810 has been delayed until delivery tomorrow due to a error at DPD's main hub.

Scans apologies for the delay.

Regards,

David
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Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 06, 2011 14:12: ds
#10
Yes I have one of these in my (previously) 4GB Xbox 360 and it works a treat. Took all of about 5 minutes to patch also. You just need a computer motherboard with SATA ports (or a SATA controller) and get the software and you're away :)
banned#11
I have a original 60gb ps3 which is running low on space, been looking at 'upgrading' to the 160gb or 320gb slim model as I've had it for ~3 1/2year so worried it'll give up the ghost without warning.

but now thinking about upgrading the hard disk and getting a new one if/when this one decides to go to console heaven/hell(either a ps3 or ps4 if it's released), now just need to decide what size hard disk to go for 320gb or bigger(don't have any videos or music just games, have psn+). I have few games that have copy protected saves(dragon age and sfiv to name 2 off top of my head), anyway of copying/moving them to the new hard disk or am I going to have to start over in those games?
#12
Ordered at 11:16, dispatched for delivery tomorrow :D

@ fowler002 - I also wondered the same thing, I'm not sure if I have any copy protected saves, but I have heard them mentioned...
#13
fowler002
I have a original 60gb ps3 which is running low on space, been looking at 'upgrading' to the 160gb or 320gb slim model as I've had it for ~3 1/2year so worried it'll give up the ghost without warning.

but now thinking about upgrading the hard disk and getting a new one if/when this one decides to go to console heaven/hell(either a ps3 or ps4 if it's released), now just need to decide what size hard disk to go for 320gb or bigger(don't have any videos or music just games, have psn+). I have few games that have copy protected saves(dragon age and sfiv to name 2 off top of my head), anyway of copying/moving them to the new hard disk or am I going to have to start over in those games?


You can get a 320GB drive in an enclosure for not much more than this bare drive. I would go for that option, as you would then be able to swap the drives, and you'd have an external drive for storage etc.

If you back up your PS3 to an external drive, and then restore it to the same console(with a new drive) then your saves will be intact.
banned 1 Like #14
would this work inside a Xbox 360 Slim 4GB?
#15
bbman87
would this work inside a Xbox 360 Slim 4GB?

It "could" work, with a bit of faffing and bodging.
#16
£35 320gb at Play
#17
do not buy samsung s2 externals though
1 Like #18
bbman87
would this work inside a Xbox 360 Slim 4GB?


Yes. This guide is excellent - it's extremely comprehensive, yet extremely easy to follow.

Below are some pics of one in mine.

1) Tape on the front of the HD for a controlled drop
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0515edit.jpg?t=1283674362

2) Tape on the back of the HD
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0516.jpg?t=1283674410

3) HD in Xbox HD slot
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0519.jpg?t=1283674462

4) Foam for stability
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0517.jpg?t=1283674492

5) Foam around HD in the HD slot
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/djwindhoek/IMG_0520.jpg?t=1283674543

P.s. Although the foam's depth is only about 5mm and it only holds the HD in place at the edge, it's a solid fit as I wedged it in. I also left a corner of the foam sticking out a bit to make sure I can grip it when I need to take it out.

EDIT: I forgot to add that the cover for the HD slot goes back on no problem - I only took it off to take pictures. I've also been on XBL lots of times including before and after the Dashboard Update in November, and have had no problems whatsoever.

Edited By: windhoek on Jan 06, 2011 19:32
#19
Dude thats savage
they do great shells at dealextreme for £5
banned#20
and does the xbox recognise all of the memory? not just first 16gb?
#21
I think you have to do something to the drive

I took apart my Genuine 250gig and fitted it to a slim shell
so didnt have to do anything to mine
1 Like #22
bbman87
and does the xbox recognise all of the memory? not just first 16gb?


yes the xbox wont know the difference between this drive patched and the official ones. the 16gb rule only for stuff connected via USB
#23
Yep, what he said.
#24
Shonk
Dude thats savage
they do great shells at dealextreme for £5


I know lol - I used a semi-blunt Stanley blade and every time I tried to slice it's shape, it resisted and the result is the horrible cut thing pictured in my other post. It turns out however, that scissors do the job nice and smooth as I tried them on another foam-cut-job I had to do and wow, it took 2 seconds and cut just like paper!
#25
Thanks OP & Winhoek for info, have ordered one for my new xbox 360 s.
#26
Hi,

From an XBox 360 Slim just wondering why you wouldn't buy one of these for £32 from Deal Extreme instead?
Don't flame me if its obviously a fake?
250GB Xbox HDD DealExtreme

Any chance that any of these ways could get you banned? A bit nervous but could really do with the 250GB.

Cheers,

Mack1
#27
@ bbman87 any any others wondering

This isn't as easy as just exchanging drives. You first need to plug the drive into your pc and run the correct patches to make it compatible with the xbox 360
1 Like #28
mack1
Hi,

From an XBox 360 Slim just wondering why you wouldn't buy one of these for £32 from Deal Extreme instead?
Don't flame me if its obviously a fake?
250GB Xbox HDD DealExtreme

Any chance that any of these ways could get you banned? A bit nervous but could really do with the 250GB.

Cheers,

Mack1


Well.... Only western digital drives can be used as 360 drives, so pretty much, yes, its the same thing.

Is it fake? sure its not an official microsoft drive, but its already got the stuff done to it what YOU would have to do it if you bought this drive from scan/amazon/etc. As preetkk and others said, you'd have to hook it up to your pc and run a tool on it to make it work. Advantages of buying this drive yourself is you get control over the warranty IF it dies.

If you are feeling techy/experimental then sure, go this route, if you want to play it safe buy any other official 360 harddrive, open its casing up and put that in your slim (you will need torx screwdrivers).

Either way i'd reccomend this: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48653 (this one is slightly more pricey by a few cents but it has better plastic than the cheaper one - its said in the comments and from seeing my friends vs mine i'd have to agree as well), it avoids doing any other sort of modding to your 360 keeping your warranty intact.





Edited By: EchoRise on Jan 07, 2011 04:38
1 Like #29
mack1

From an XBox 360 Slim just wondering why you wouldn't buy one of these for £32 from Deal Extreme instead?
Don't flame me if its obviously a fake?
250GB Xbox HDD DealExtreme

Any chance that any of these ways could get you banned? A bit nervous but could really do with the 250GB.
Mack1


I did my HD mod back in August and at the time, the choices were buy an old-style Xbox HD and de-case it, use a 16GB USB stick or hack a Western Digital HD. At the time it was cheaper to buy a Western Digital HD and hack it. I also like to tinker with things, so the hack method won.

At the time, some people said Xbox' with hack HDs would get banned. However, I've not heard of anyone's console getting banned nor their hacked HD. This prediction reappeared in November just before the Dashboard Update, but again, I've not heard of anyone's console getting banned nor their hacked HD (including my own, of course).

Below is a link to the guide I used. It's very clear on how to do it and very easy to follow too. It was the right choice for me at the time for the reasons stated above, but as they say on Blind Date..."The decision, is yours!"

http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/console-guides/xbox-360-guides/3152-xbox-360-how-hack-250gb-sata-drive-work-xbox-360-xbox-360-slim.html
#30
Recently had to delete a load of game data off my Phat 40gig to fit GT5 on. Wont need to worry about that any more after I fit this.

Heat added
#31
Shonk
Dude thats savage
they do great shells at dealextreme for £5


It's not that savage the packing foam is the ideal type imo and it's probably better for vibration than the shelled original, but I probably would of tried to hot glue some ribbon on instead of parcel tape for the pull out.


Edited By: Klyken on Jan 07, 2011 10:36
#32
dontasciime
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today. Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.

I have orderd from them twice just before christmas and they both came next day with the free delivery option.
#33
MrMicP
dontasciime
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today. Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.

i have used scan every time and delivery has been the next day, i just bough i 2tb hard drive and icybox nas and came the following day.

regards will
I have orderd from them twice just before christmas and they both came next day with the free delivery option.
#34
Klyken
Shonk

I probably would of tried to hot glue some ribbon on instead of parcel tape for the pull out.


I think you're right - that sounds much better for the pull out.
#35
will65mcmanus
MrMicP
dontasciime
Having now checked my tracking number provided earlier yesterday for the order which included the 250gb HDD i'm not getting it today. Sol If you do go with scan free delivery please be aware that they use DPD to deliver and everytime I have an order coming here being delivered by DPDs express24 it takes 4 to 5 days as their company only has one horse and cart.
i have used scan every time and delivery has been the next day, i just bough i 2tb hard drive and icybox nas and came the following day.regards willI have orderd from them twice just before christmas and they both came next day with the free delivery option.

Obviously though if the main hub went down again when you ordered yours you would not have gotten them either.
#36
Ordered yesterday morning, backed up, delivered, installed and restored today! Boom!
#37
Why buy the 250GB version when you can buy the 320GB version for under £3 more from the same website?




Edited By: SgtFlash on Jan 07, 2011 19:48
#38
SgtFlash
Why buy the 250GB version when you can buy the 320GB version for under £3 more from the same website?

Cause you can't use more than 250gb of the drive, even if you bought a 320 drive, you'd end up with the empty space useless. You can only use drive sizes that the 360 has had official versions of, so 20/60/120/250.



Edited By: EchoRise on Jan 08, 2011 05:27
#39
Echo - that doesn't account for the PS3 version. I didn't specify which console, true, but I didn't know about that limitation on the 360. A friend of mine has a 500GB HDD in his PS3 so I assume the same limitation doesn't apply there?
#40
SgtFlash
Echo - that doesn't account for the PS3 version. I didn't specify which console, true, but I didn't know about that limitation on the 360. A friend of mine has a 500GB HDD in his PS3 so I assume the same limitation doesn't apply there?


PS3's can use pretty much any capacity, the drives don't have to have a special security sector like the 360's.

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