Bargain 160GB Hard Drive £39.99 Bargain!
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Bargain 160GB Hard Drive £39.99 Bargain!

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Found 29th Dec 2006Made hot 29th Dec 2006
Product Features:-

High Speed External Storage Solution
Built-in High Speed USB 2.0
Compact Aluminium Case
Plug n Play and Hot Insertion/Removal Capability
Drag & Drop Operation
Space Saving Design for Vertical Operation
The fast and easy way to add instant high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook systems
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Apple MacOS 9.x or later
1 Year Manufacturers Warranty


Technical Details:-

Data Transfer Up to 480 Mbps
Interface USB 2.0
Compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP, Mac OS 9.x and above
Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
Drive type 3.5" IDE Hard Disk
Dimensions(WxDxH): 12cm x 20 cm x 5.5cm
External Switching 100-240V
USB 2.0/1.1 Compliant
Interface Compliance: ATA-5 Rev3 compliant, Support PIO modes 0-4, DMA modes 0-4, Backward compatible USB 1.0, 1.1, 480 Mb/sec data throughput when connect to USB 2.0 host controller

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22 Comments

Very good find Thanks LongDongDave ;-)

I have the 300Gb version of this and it has a Western Digital hard drive inside it. That doesn't necessarily mean these will, but they could ;-)

nice find

however,I believe a 320gb+ was posted a little while ago which was selling at about £60 and was by an actual make "MAXTOR" i believe, do a forum search imo.

That Maxtor 320GB £69.99 was for one day only I think. The drive was specifically made for PC World etc. Our local stores hardly had any stock, and a couple of the drives bought were DOA.

I got this before christmas, good build quality worth it at 25p/gb
However, if you don't mind a bit of PC DIY the ]ebuyer £51 320GB 16MB SATA2 and a £10+ USB 2.0 SATA casing if you can find one is good value too not to mention a far higher spec drive in capacity and performance, even with a £20 USB 2.0 SATA case on that £51 320GB its 22p/gb in total

genkgenk

That Maxtor 320GB £69.99 was for one day only I think. The drive was … That Maxtor 320GB £69.99 was for one day only I think. The drive was specifically made for PC World etc. Our local stores hardly had any stock, and a couple of the drives bought were DOA.


Thanks for this!!!:p Mine has just arrived and hav'nt time to open it yet. Hope its alright.
Peter

The maxtor 320GB drive was for sale in my local Currys store for £59.99 two days ago. No big promo display, just sat on a shelf with a small sales sticker. Could be nationwide offer.

Shame its not powered directly from the USB port but you can't have everything :P

USB Ports do not give the amount of power needed for a full size hard drive to power up and work...:roll:

I've seen what appear to be full size externals powered from a USB port but then they could of had smaller slower - 5400RPM 2.5" drives within them.

i bought a 320 Gb at Comet yesterday...£69.99 Iomega was the make plugged in and away it went....
only prob was it only shows as a 298Gb in my computer is the normal???

i'll never fill it so not really that bothered...thought was great price..seen as missed the Pc world one

This seems great. Another guy on another forum says that there are known probs with transferring large files across to this drive. He has lost some. Any one had any experience ? cheers

pib100

i bought a 320 Gb at Comet yesterday...£69.99 Iomega was the make … i bought a 320 Gb at Comet yesterday...£69.99 Iomega was the make plugged in and away it went....only prob was it only shows as a 298Gb in my computer is the normal???i'll never fill it so not really that bothered...thought was great price..seen as missed the Pc world one




I think that is normal....somebody did explain once.. to do with gigabytes,megabytes and numbers etc... Maths, urgh !

pib100

only prob was it only shows as a 298Gb in my computer is the normal???



Yeah its normal sadly the size they state is in bytes but when you format and install a filesystem you will lose space. Its annoying but they have gotten away with it for years

Starman

Yeah its normal sadly the size they state is in bytes but when you format … Yeah its normal sadly the size they state is in bytes but when you format and install a filesystem you will lose space. Its annoying but they have gotten away with it for years


you are correct but the main reason is that HDD space is measured as 1000kb = 1mb whereas in fact it is 1024kb =1mb...

but then you have to add all the hidden stuff such as partitions, file sytems etc.

Editor

Very good price for this, thanks!

rockpeblar

The maxtor 320GB drive was for sale in my local Currys store for £59.99 … The maxtor 320GB drive was for sale in my local Currys store for £59.99 two days ago. No big promo display, just sat on a shelf with a small sales sticker. Could be nationwide offer.


Indeed - it went back up to £139.99 yesterday when the offer finished at PC World.

If the Seagate 320GB drive ever returns to stock, that's good, as its a better drive than the Maxtors and is about the same price as this promotion one.

Personally I say watch these Maxtor drives, £140 for 320GB is stupidly expensive, they won't sell at that price, they will come down again sooner rather than later I would have thought.

Well spotted OP, these sold out pretty quick last time Amazon had it.

I dont need one personally, but it is good value for those who do.

Heat and Rep added.

schizoboy

I got this before christmas, good build quality worth it at … I got this before christmas, good build quality worth it at 25p/gbHowever, if you don't mind a bit of PC DIY the ]ebuyer £51 320GB 16MB SATA2 and a £10+ USB 2.0 SATA casing if you can find one is good value too not to mention a far higher spec drive in capacity and performance, even with a £20 USB 2.0 SATA case on that £51 320GB its 22p/gb in total


Hi, Agree with scizoboy. The eBuyer £51 320Gb 16Mb SATA2 hard disk drive is excellet value for money. 16Mb Cache as opposed to 2Mb or 8Mb Cache. Suitable USB2.0 External hard disk drive enclosure QF: 119512.

Kind Regards.

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just a small note for those less techie,

Hard drive price per gb always comes down as RAM price goes up

RAM price goes down, Hard drive goes up.

watch and see.

This was worth £40 especially if you are on a tight budget and at this time of year Thanks again, now marking expired...
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