ATMT All-In-One External 500GB HDD/DVD-Rewriter/Card Reader - £69.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer
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ATMT All-In-One External 500GB HDD/DVD-Rewriter/Card Reader - £69.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Found 16th May 2008Made hot 16th May 2008
Ideal to supplement a laptop or desktop PC (home office/small office or just a slow computer with a full HDD), the Ultima Drive is a media burning station with 500GB of storage coupled to an optical drive (16x dual-layer DVD writer) with 6-in-1 memory card-reader and an additional high-speed USB 2.0 port at the front.

* Combo design for two IDE drives
* Aluminum casing for superior heat ventilation and protection
* Supports 3.5" IDE/ATA hard disk drive
* Easy and quick installation
* Built-in USB 2.0 6-in-1 memory card reader (CF I/II, MMC, SD, MS and MS Pro)
* Plug-and-play with hot-insertion and removal capability
* Compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98/98SE and MAC OS 9.x or above
* Buffer under-run prevention technology
* Bundled with DVD/CD writing software and DVD playback software
* Multi-function drive: DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM
* Multiple interfaces supported: USB 2.0 and IEEE 139

41 Comments

Original Poster

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DNSS5SC3L._SS500_.jpg

Does this come with a 500GB HD or do you have to put your own in ?
I went to the makers website and it say up to 750Gb supported ?

If the thing has 500GB in (which the description certianly implies), then this is HOT. Heat / Rep added.

with 500gb storage

Original Poster

milocoon;2108906

Does this come with a 500GB HD or do you have to put your own in ?I went … Does this come with a 500GB HD or do you have to put your own in ?I went to the makers website and it say up to 750Gb supported ?



Yes, it comes with the 500gb hdd installed. They do various versions, hence the upto 750gb.

I got one of these for 39.99 + shipping on Amazon a couple of weeks ago. I suspect that the importer was selling a few off cheap, for marketing purposes ;-)

They are well built, and seem to use quality components. DVD is a Samsung drive, and the 500GB disc is a Seagate Barracuda apparently. I was also pleased to find that the SD reader reads the 8GB SDHC card from my EEE PC :-)

Downside is their size, as the DVD drive is 5.25 ". They are a bit of a brick, but quite a well-styled brick.

Ralph

good price for these days if you need all functionalities (HDD, DVDRW and card reader)

anyway, just missed very good deal few weeks ago on this:
£ 39.99 - forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…209
£45 - volkszone.com/VZi…776

with newer technology coming out, shouldnt it be

Original Poster

They were originally very pricey. Amazon still sell the 300gb version for £167:

amazon.co.uk/ATM…-17

Nice one, Heat and rep!:thumbsup:

I suggest to read the reviews on the amazon site before you purchase.

amazon.co.uk/ATM…8-8

Oh yes, this is very tempting. Can't decide if I absolutely need one as i'm using my 360 HD-DVD drive as an external disc reader, plus I have a pair of external hard drives. Decisions decisions.
At £39.99 I wouldn't have been able to resist.

Scorchio.... Excellent for the Money.:thumbsup: Voted Hot Hot Hot....

Interesting, anyone with the Philips DVD player with USB going to have a go with this? Will it need files off a DVD as well for the DVD player to play? Mmmm interesting........

Insanely cheap price considering the 500GB inside!!

zetsurin;2110294

Insanely cheap price considering the 500GB inside!!



As has been said this was around a couple of weeks ago on MSE

They (Amazon Market Place), also did a neat 500gig unit without the DVD for £29.99 and a 320gig for £19.99 with just the drive and no card reader. Got both.
No problems with delivery or the product.

Hm. Only useful if your laptop has neither a DVD writer nor card reader nor sufficient hard drive space.

if you've got a desktop, just install these separate components INSIDE your computer. Pointless to have it on USB, your transfer rates will suffer as well as you will lose a hefty amount of space on your desk.

you can pick up a dvd writer (£15) & card reader (£3.50) for next to nothing nowadays. The only component of worth here is the HDD. BUt i won't buy a beast like this just for the storage space.

It's a gimmick.

If your laptop needs this, then it's probably time to think of an upgrade.

fladda;2108939

I got one of these for 39.99 + shipping on Amazon a couple of weeks ago. … I got one of these for 39.99 + shipping on Amazon a couple of weeks ago. I suspect that the importer was selling a few off cheap, for marketing purposes ;-)They are well built, and seem to use quality components. DVD is a Samsung drive, and the 500GB disc is a Seagate Barracuda apparently. I was also pleased to find that the SD reader reads the 8GB SDHC card from my EEE PC :-)Downside is their size, as the DVD drive is 5.25 ". They are a bit of a brick, but quite a well-styled brick.Ralph




Actually from the photo it looks like a Pioneer XLB series drive and the small picture on Ebuyer is a different fascia. Its maybe not set in stone what drive comes with this?

I think that this would specifically be an excellent purchase for Asus EEE users....

I got one from Amazon the other week and it came with 500gb unformatted hard drive. Works brilliant a little bulky perhaps but you also have the added dvd writer

k9plus1;2110426

Hm. Only useful if your laptop has neither a DVD writer nor card reader … Hm. Only useful if your laptop has neither a DVD writer nor card reader nor sufficient hard drive space.if you've got a desktop, just install these separate components INSIDE your computer. Pointless to have it on USB, your transfer rates will suffer as well as you will lose a hefty amount of space on your desk.you can pick up a dvd writer (£15) & card reader (£3.50) for next to nothing nowadays. The only component of worth here is the HDD. BUt i won't buy a beast like this just for the storage space.It's a gimmick.If your laptop needs this, then it's probably time to think of an upgrade.



So rather than buy this "gimmick" of a "beast" you advise me to litter my desk with three items or throw away my old but faithful laptop and spend £400+ on a laptop plus another £40+ on a backup device ? :whistling:

It's a pretty good "gimmick" to me. :thumbsup:

MrShed;2110580

I think that this would specifically be an excellent purchase for Asus … I think that this would specifically be an excellent purchase for Asus EEE users....



Exactly why I ordered 2 (1 to use & 1 for backups).

Voted hot (even though it's ebuyer).

-Waistcoat

bingsy;2108969

They were originally very pricey. Amazon still sell the 300gb version for … They were originally very pricey. Amazon still sell the 300gb version for £167:http://www.amazon.co.uk/ATMT-Media-300GB-Memory-Reader/dp/B000C756Y6/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210927829&sr=1-17



i think you will find this price is for a dual layer dvd writer

kobirulali;2110199

Interesting, anyone with the Philips DVD player with USB going to have a … Interesting, anyone with the Philips DVD player with USB going to have a go with this? Will it need files off a DVD as well for the DVD player to play? Mmmm interesting........



I have the philips HDMI DVD player. I find its quite fussy about what it recognises.
I can try it with this when it comes but I expect by the time I get round to it , the unit will be out of stock!:whistling:

kaarma;2110789

i think you will find this price is for a dual layer dvd writer



The Ebuyer one is a dual layer DVD writer!

Fistral;2110810

I have the philips HDMI DVD player. I find its quite fussy about what it … I have the philips HDMI DVD player. I find its quite fussy about what it recognises.I can try it with this when it comes but I expect by the time I get round to it , the unit will be out of stock!:whistling:The Ebuyer one is a dual layer DVD writer!



You are right. I stand corrected!!

Banned

scattycat;2110343

As has been said this was around a couple of weeks ago on MSEThey (Amazon … As has been said this was around a couple of weeks ago on MSEThey (Amazon Market Place), also did a neat 500gig unit without the DVD for £29.99 and a 320gig for £19.99 with just the drive and no card reader. Got both.No problems with delivery or the product.



I got the 500gb one with the memory card reader for £29.99 its excellent!

this one (the one on the deal) was being sold by that same market place seller for £49.99
£20 more expenseive to get a dvdrw built in so i left it and stuck with the memory card one!!

can this be connected to a tv as a standalone dvd player or play films of the hard drive through tv?
cheers

k9plus1;2110426

Hm. Only useful if your laptop has neither a DVD writer nor card reader … Hm. Only useful if your laptop has neither a DVD writer nor card reader nor sufficient hard drive space.if you've got a desktop, just install these separate components INSIDE your computer. Pointless to have it on USB, your transfer rates will suffer as well as you will lose a hefty amount of space on your desk.you can pick up a dvd writer (£15) & card reader (£3.50) for next to nothing nowadays. The only component of worth here is the HDD. BUt i won't buy a beast like this just for the storage space.It's a gimmick.If your laptop needs this, then it's probably time to think of an upgrade.



My laptop has all of the above, buy I still got one of these from Amazon. I like my gimmick:p:whistling:

Very tempting.... the only problem I would have is that if either the DVD or the HDD breaks down, it's rather useless.

thinking about this for my holiday

i need something to transfer jpegs from camera media to hdd
without a PC.

Only need 120GB at most so if there is something like this without dvd
and less memory for less price then I would like to be advised, cheers.

johneem;2111379

thinking about this for my holidayi need something to transfer jpegs from … thinking about this for my holidayi need something to transfer jpegs from camera media to hddwithout a PC.Only need 120GB at most so if there is something like this without dvdand less memory for less price then I would like to be advised, cheers.





I don't think you can transfer files from SD to HDD without a pc.....could be wrong though.

Beamer;2111360

Very tempting.... the only problem I would have is that if either the DVD … Very tempting.... the only problem I would have is that if either the DVD or the HDD breaks down, it's rather useless.




Eh? How so? It would be more useful in this situation than a external HDD only, that broke down - you would then have zero functionality!

Besides, this is the same about ANY device! If it breaks, it is useless...

wasnt there a deal on these months ago.................about £35 ?

imranmaz;2111319

I got the 500gb one with the memory card reader for £29.99 its … I got the 500gb one with the memory card reader for £29.99 its excellent!this one (the one on the deal) was being sold by that same market place seller for £49.99£20 more expenseive to get a dvdrw built in so i left it and stuck with the memory card one!!



It was originally £39.99, then they increased the price, presumably when their stock was depleted rather quickly. I just wanted the HDD too so got both 500 with reader and then could not resist the 320gig for 20 notes. :roll:

I have the 300 gig mediatank from amazon a few months back.It is big bulky & most of all beautiful.I do a lot of cd ripping . The £35 one was 170 gig & £49.99 got you the 300 gig +£6 del ,as far as I could remember.

I was going to post this too but was beaten to it. Excellent deal, I already have a client interested in it.

merc_fan;2112217

I was going to post this too but was beaten to it. Excellent deal, I … I was going to post this too but was beaten to it. Excellent deal, I already have a client interested in it.



You sell them off for a profit when they can get it online, naughty ;-)

Original Poster

scattycat;2111929

It was originally £39.99, then they increased the price, presumably when … It was originally £39.99, then they increased the price, presumably when their stock was depleted rather quickly. I just wanted the HDD too so got both 500 with reader and then could not resist the 320gig for 20 notes. :roll:



I must have been asleep that week. Was it posted here as well, or just on MSE.

"Sorry this product is currently out of stock."

yos2008;2112560

You sell them off for a profit when they can get it online, naughty ;-)



Lol, that's business for you!!

matt_james27;2113792

"Sorry this product is currently out of stock."



Woah, it's already gone out of stock.

johneem;2111379

thinking about this for my holidayi need something to transfer jpegs from … thinking about this for my holidayi need something to transfer jpegs from camera media to hddwithout a PC.Only need 120GB at most so if there is something like this without dvdand less memory for less price then I would like to be advised, cheers.



What your after is oe of these reviews.cnet.com/452…nav

or google for Portable photo storage devices
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