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WANTED: Looking for cheap 2.5" hard drives 750GB-1TB

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Looking for cheap hard drives 750GB-1TB. Not fussed about warranty. Just need something that works. Either; 2x 750GB or 1x 1TB (750GB £18-£20 but need two of these)
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Looking for cheap hard drives 750GB-1TB. Not fussed about warranty. Just need something that works.

Either;

2x 750GB or 1x 1TB (750GB £18-£20 but need two of these)
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#1
How much were you looking at spending?
#2
750GB £18-£20 but need two of these.
#3
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
#4
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for


Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?

Will be using it just for backups of steam games
#5
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
#6
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.

You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
#7
Krooner
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
Ah fair enough. I'll not sell it in this capacity. Just as a portable drive. Thanks!
#8
Krooner
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
I've never known of this problem and have been building computers for years. Portable HDDs do tend to be slower drives though. Portable HDDs use an extra circuit board, not a modified one. R&D would have been too costly when what we already have works just fine.

Edited By: xfaxfa on Dec 30, 2016 11:50
#9
xfaxfa
Krooner
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
I've never known of this problem and have been building computers for years. Portable HDDs do tend to be slower drives though. Portable HDDs use an extra circuit board, not a modified one. R&D would have been too costly when what we already have works just fine.

WD have been using an all in one drive board for years now. Theres no SATA connector, they just go straight to the USB interface.

https://i.stack.imgur.com/d0cqS.jpg

Some Samsungs have been shipping like that too. Seagates seem to be your best bet if you plan on using the internal drives for something else. Take it you've not built a system in a while?


Edited By: Krooner on Dec 30, 2016 13:09: edit
#10
Krooner
xfaxfa
Krooner
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
I've never known of this problem and have been building computers for years. Portable HDDs do tend to be slower drives though. Portable HDDs use an extra circuit board, not a modified one. R&D would have been too costly when what we already have works just fine.
WD have been using an all in one drive board for years now. Theres no SATA connector, they just go straight to the USB interface. https://i.stack.imgur.com/d0cqS.jpg
Some Samsungs have been shipping like that too. Seagates seem to be your best bet if you plan on using the internal drives for something else. Take it you've not built a system in a while?

Ah, sneaky design! Well it makes sense. Glad you gave the heads up. Maybe they are catching on that end users dismantle the drives for a knockdown price compared to buying the naked drive!

The seagate I took apart for my PS4 upgrade just had the tiniest detachable circuit board.
#11
Anybody got cheap 500GB hard drives? Think they will be enough lol
#12
Krooner
xfaxfa
Krooner
agentjont
imagineS
xfaxfa
Hard to find drives at that price that work. If 1 x 1TB is enough for you then I suggest something like this http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/data-storage/wd-my-passport-ultra-exclusive-portable-hard-drive-1-tb-noble-blue-10133628-pdt.html and stripping it down. I've done something similar before now. Depends on what you plan on using it for
Thanks are WD reliable over Seagate?
Will be using it just for backups of steam games
I have a 750gb USB 3 western digital elements portable. You could open it up and use the drive how you wish. It'll be a 2.5 drive inside.
I'd want £30 which includes 2nd class recorded delivery.
You should check, because a lot of the WD portable drives have modified drive boards in them. They'll be no good for OP.
I've never known of this problem and have been building computers for years. Portable HDDs do tend to be slower drives though. Portable HDDs use an extra circuit board, not a modified one. R&D would have been too costly when what we already have works just fine.
WD have been using an all in one drive board for years now. Theres no SATA connector, they just go straight to the USB interface.

https://i.stack.imgur.com/d0cqS.jpg

Some Samsungs have been shipping like that too. Seagates seem to be your best bet if you plan on using the internal drives for something else. Take it you've not built a system in a while?


It's for backing up Steam games. Got many games totally to 1TB so though of getting two 750GB think 500GB will be fine lol

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