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2TB Hitachi USB external drive Free delivery for AVForums members otherwise £120.43 @ Scan
2TB Hitachi USB external drive Free delivery for AVForums members otherwise £120.43 @ Scan

2TB Hitachi USB external drive Free delivery for AVForums members otherwise £120.43 @ Scan

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Hitachi Simpledrive - 3.5" USB External Hard Drive.

Hitachi like to keep things simple - just like this drive. It's not only great to look at but it's really simple to use. Plug it in, power it on, and you're ready to go. The compact size of this new feature packed drive saves both space and power. The unique aluminum design is not only elegant, but it keeps your drive cool and performing at its best. And it automatically powers on and off with your computer.

SimpleDrive by Hitachi delivers simply better USB 2.0 external storage, The compact size of this feature packed drive is ideal for space saving desks, while the aluminum enclosure keeps your drive cool and working at its best. Plus the simple-to-use Hitachi Backup Software, included with your drive, protects your documents, pics, movies and tunes. SimpleDrive gives you complete protection by Hitachi Back up software, the world leader in digital storage.

SimpleDrive is made by Hitachi and uses the same reliable Hitachi hard drives you have come to trust.

I've edited this to link to scan's today only page where it's to be found towards the bottom of the page. This is the link to the product at the normal price
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Hot as I get free delivery, but for people who don't then only £114.99 at ]Ebuyer

So not voting.

Anyone know what drive is inside?

Can you just plug this into a PS3's usb port and stream HD movies that you have put on it onto the TV?

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fort;7729892

Anyone know what drive is inside?



hds722020ala330 in mine which is ]£120 at amazon as a bare drive

joey_corlione;7730017

Can you just plug this into a PS3's usb port and stream HD movies that … Can you just plug this into a PS3's usb port and stream HD movies that you have put on it onto the TV?



You'll have to convert the hard disk to FAT32 for it to work and files are limited to 4 GB.

Dont know wether to go for one of these or one of the newer USB 3.0 ones. Only downside being Ill have to buy a PCI adapter for the new standard. Anyone have one of the newer ones?

leefal;7730350

You'll have to convert the hard disk to FAT32 for it to work and files … You'll have to convert the hard disk to FAT32 for it to work and files are limited to 4 GB.



Thanks. I'm not very technical and I want a hard drive for this purpose, I don't mind paying a bit extra for something that is better for the job and easier to use, what would you recommend?

joey_corlione;7730461

Thanks. I'm not very technical and I want a hard drive for this purpose, … Thanks. I'm not very technical and I want a hard drive for this purpose, I don't mind paying a bit extra for something that is better for the job and easier to use, what would you recommend?



I can tell you my set up, I stream direct from my PC to the ps3, both connected to the router with ethernet cables. A cabled connection is better for streaming HD films than over wireless.

I use ]ps3mediaserver to do the streaming coupled with this ]codec pack to convert files on the fly.
You can even transfer the files larger than 4GB over to the PS3 with ps3mediasefrver but they generally end up larger than the original due to the on the fly conversion.

As regards external hard drives most of mine are are reclaimed laptop drives stuck into cheapo enclosures from dealextreme.

leefal;7730660

I can tell you my set up, I stream direct from my PC to the ps3, both … I can tell you my set up, I stream direct from my PC to the ps3, both connected to the router with ethernet cables. A cabled connection is better for streaming HD films than over wireless.I use ]ps3mediaserver to do the streaming coupled with this ]codec pack to convert files on the fly. You can even transfer the files larger than 4GB over to the PS3 with ps3mediasefrver but they generally end up larger than the original due to the on the fly conversion.As regards external hard drives most of mine are are reclaimed laptop drives stuck into cheapo enclosures from dealextreme.



I've read the connection is made better with (gigabit) ethernet cables like you say, and I have PS3 media server, because my PS3 is quite a way from my PC and i'd rather not use its hard drive, I wanted an external drive that does the job, what do you think would be best?

I couldn't really advise you on what external drive to get, I'm not to up on reliability, transfer speed et al of them all.
Suppose this one seems as good as any at the price range, but as I said no matter what one you get you're still going to have to convert the drive to FAT32 limiting your files to 4GB.

leefal;7731035

I couldn't really advise you on what external drive to get, I'm not to up … I couldn't really advise you on what external drive to get, I'm not to up on reliability, transfer speed et al of them all.Suppose this one seems as good as any at the price range, but as I said no matter what one you get you're still going to have to convert the drive to FAT32 limiting your files to 4GB.



Cheers, I think I'll need to read up on converting the drive to FAT32 before I buy this then, or maybe I'll buy it and invite my geeky mate round as we've not seen much of each other lately :whistling:
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