CnM Core 80GB 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - £17.99 @ eBay Zavvi Outlet
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CnM Core 80GB 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - £17.99 @ eBay Zavvi Outlet

£17.99
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Found 18th Apr 2011Made hot 18th Apr 2011
CnM Core 80GB 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
Storage on the move - Small enough to slip in your pocket!!
The new Core range from CNM Lifestyle is an ultra portable external hard drive. With a sleek design and high performance capabilities this drive is the perfect addition to any office or home.
This Hard Disk Drive is tipped to storm the UK market, and if it's launch is anything to go by; that's exactly what will happen.
Features:
Colour: Piano Black
12 Month Warranty
80GB Capacity
Drag and drop to save files
Full Disk Encryption
USB 2.0 Interface - cable included
Plug 'n' play - no software to install
DESLock+ Protect all your important files
Dimensions (L,H,W) 122mm, 13mm 77mm
Box dimensions (L,W,H) 150mm, 42mm, 140mm
Product Weight (typical) 150g
DESlock+ v4.1.10:
Full Disk Encryption
Removable Media Encryption
Encrypt Email, folders and files
Multiple encryption keys stored in a keyfile
AES, 3DES, Blowfish Algorithms
Encrypted mountable files
Secure data shredder
Keyfile backup utility

36 Comments

Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a 128meg flash drive. It's going to be full almost as soon as you've taken it out of its packaging.

The 500GB 2.5" drives are a much better deal.

i can assure you the drive i bought did not have 70gb of data on it and i cant understand why you think it may lol
ignorance is bliss eh?
80gb enough for travelling from where i work/study and home and the speeds of 32gb flash drives are crazy so i bought thiswhich more often than not provides 50 mb/s transfer.
i could not be happier with it.
and i really dont understand why you are talking about 128mb flash drive? wrong thread perhaps

OliWarner

Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a … Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a 128meg flash drive. It's going to be full almost as soon as you've taken it out of its packaging.The 500GB 2.5" drives are a much better deal.


Original Poster

OliWarner

Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a … Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a 128meg flash drive. It's going to be full almost as soon as you've taken it out of its packaging.The 500GB 2.5" drives are a much better deal.



I bought one before as the 80gb one was all I needed for my daughter, so there would be no point in paying more.

So people only need this size it's horses for courses.

agree with both moz123 and philmitchell

as i only need 80gb between home and work have ordered and have added heat.....

if its no good for you oliwarner then thats cool i am sure there is a 500GB portable HDD on HUKD's somewhere which is better suited to you but not me but hey thats fine

thats the beauty of this website you can but what you want and ignore what you want

How soon before expiry ????
This sort of deal seems to amount to no more than free/very cheap advertising if not outright spam.

anyone know if the drives can be taken out of casing and put into a laptop?

This isn't very good quality. one of the ones I ordered came with a missing foot.

This really is a bad deal.

For another £10 or so you could get at least twice the capacity and have three years warranty on the drive. i.e a decent £24 160GB internal drive from Samsung, WD etc with 3 year warranty plus a £5 enclosure.
Edited by: "grumpyone" 18th Apr 2011

grumpyone

This really is a bad deal. For another £10 or so you could get at least … This really is a bad deal. For another £10 or so you could get at least twice the capacity and have three years warranty on the drive. i.e a decent £24 160GB internal drive from Samsung, WD etc with 3 year warranty plus a £5 enclosure.


Good deal for some people. For example, if you have big external hard drives (1TB+) but need to move stuff around which is over 16GB on a regular basis it would be very expensive to buy a 32GB flash pen and there would be no point in having more than 80GB, so this is perfect.

grumpyone

This really is a bad deal. For another £10 or so you could get at least … This really is a bad deal. For another £10 or so you could get at least twice the capacity and have three years warranty on the drive. i.e a decent £24 160GB internal drive from Samsung, WD etc with 3 year warranty plus a £5 enclosure.



Sounds good - please post if you are talking about a specific item. Considering that a 16GB flash drive is going for approx £12 on Amazon (on and off deal) then this is still pretty good.

nixymail

Sounds good - please post if you are talking about a specific item. … Sounds good - please post if you are talking about a specific item. Considering that a 16GB flash drive is going for approx £12 on Amazon (on and off deal) then this is still pretty good.



It's not difficult to find decent 2.5" 160GB SATA drives for under £25 or USB enclosures for £5 - just google.

Specifically, Scan are doing a Today Special Samsung external 2.5" 160GB drive with 3 year warranty for around £26 free del if you have AV membership.
Edited by: "grumpyone" 18th Apr 2011

This deal again!!! It's like a boomerang. Heated though - I bought one from the first time it was posted a good few weeks ago - great little drive to use with the kids second Wii.

Also, the one I received was USB3.0 which was an unexpected bonus.

I agree, if you need more GB then a larger GB device will work out a much better deal on GB/£, but if you do not use it, or need it then you are just wasting money. It is only a good deal if you actually use it.

I have bought so much crap over the years because it seemed 'a good deal', clearance stock, half price promotions etc. But half of this stuff sat unused, eventually given away because I did not need it.

I wanted something small to transfer music files, work etc, my 16GB memory stick was extemely slow and cost me twice this, so in the end I opted for a small Samsung S1, I could have got a 500GB + desk drive for the same money, but that is not what I wanted or needed.

So if you can cope with a slightly larger 2.5" external hard drive to carry around, then this is a good deal for your needs, how much would a 64GB memory stick offering the same transfer speed as a hard drive cost you?

I know I wouldn't be spending that amount of money.

OliWarner

Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a … Not voting either way but buying something like this seems like buying a 128meg flash drive. It's going to be full almost as soon as you've taken it out of its packaging.The 500GB 2.5" drives are a much better deal.



Though I am not one of them the people that buy an external hard drive for the important letter they write and any other work on the PC and the odd music that they have bought and ripped to there pc and family pictures. I fill 2TB with ease but I would not consider myself a normal user.

Just because Comet and the others tell everyone they need to buy the biggest HDD.... doesnt mean they do
Edited by: "jamhops" 18th Apr 2011

Looks like the overlooked selling point for this item is its portability.

I ordered one of these to boot from Ubuntu but it doesn't have the power to register as a device during boot up.

I totally wasted my money on it and wouldn't recommend.

Do these need a power supply or just draw directly from USB?

Power comes from USB - but you may need to plug into 2 USB ports (cable supplied) if they are low power ones.

Personally, I'm happy with mine but your mileage may vary.
Edited by: "greencat" 18th Apr 2011

Got one of these last time they were available (think it was £16.99 then). Use it with my Sumvision cyclone micro 2 Heat added
Edited by: "robbino" 18th Apr 2011

HOT

Mine looks like its USB 3.0 I bought one of these from the last deal posted and it has USB 3.0 printed below the port.
heres a pic of the usb cable smashnboom.com/wp-…jpg

can anyone confirm??

Does anyone know if these can be used to boot into an OS (Windows / Linux, etc.) Obviously a double USB cable would be required to provide enough power. thanks

grumpyone

It's not difficult to find decent 2.5" 160GB SATA drives for under £25 or … It's not difficult to find decent 2.5" 160GB SATA drives for under £25 or USB enclosures for £5 - just google.Specifically, Scan are doing a Today Special Samsung external 2.5" 160GB drive with 3 year warranty for around £26 free del if you have AV membership.



What you're suggesting is I spend almost twice as much for something I don't need. Considering this drive is so cheap I really couldn't be bothered about and extra 2 years warranty.

This deal is perfect for me. I wanted a cheap external HDD to plug into my PVR. USB drives are too expensive, and I didn't want massively high capacity as I'll can transfer the files to my NAS.

Ordered 2 of these last time (bout 3 weeks ago!) and still not been delivered!

Note voted hot or cold but I wouldn't buy one. Questionable quality.
Edited by: "waterden" 18th Apr 2011

cookie_ards

HOTMine looks like its USB 3.0 I bought one of these from the last deal … HOTMine looks like its USB 3.0 I bought one of these from the last deal posted and it has USB 3.0 printed below the port. heres a pic of the usb cable http://smashnboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2481431.jpgcan anyone confirm??




your link is dead - cant see no pic (using Chrome)
anyway heat from me - ordered one - thanks OP
Edited by: "cifa" 18th Apr 2011

wildone22

Does anyone know if these can be used to boot into an OS (Windows / … Does anyone know if these can be used to boot into an OS (Windows / Linux, etc.) Obviously a double USB cable would be required to provide enough power. thanks



what do you mean - use it as a bootable disk with an OS on it?
I would have thought that was entirely possible - and I am pretty sure I could easily do it.
have a read here: reboot.pro/for…71/

Cheap enough, have ordered 2.

That is a good price - heat added!

two questiosn if anyone can answer

1. has anyone tried using one of these in a car USB audio interface - enough power from the vehicle USB port? currently using a 4GB USB stick but would like much more capacity

2. anyone now if the DESlock+ v4.1.10: is the full versiion with a licence or just the normal free "lite" version?

TIA

EliTom

Like I said earlier this is not a good deal - but this ...

hotukdeals.com/dea…672

is
Edited by: "grumpyone" 18th Apr 2011

grumpyone

Like I said earlier this is not a good deal - but this … Like I said earlier this is not a good deal - but this ...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-250gb-expansion-portable-hard-drive-19-99-delivered-best-buy/922672 is




just came here to post teh same

EliTom

grumpyone

Like I said earlier this is not a good deal - but this … Like I said earlier this is not a good deal - but this ...[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-250gb-expansion-portable-hard-drive-19-99-delivered-best-buy/922672]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-250gb-expansion-portable-hard-drive-19-99-delivered-best-buy/922672[/url] is



Nope, that is a VERY good deal

cifa

your link is dead - cant see no pic (using Chrome)anyway heat from me - … your link is dead - cant see no pic (using Chrome)anyway heat from me - ordered one - thanks OP


2nd one in pic.... copy and paste the whole link into chrome
tomshardware.com/rev…tml

Edited by: "cookie_ards" 20th Apr 2011

Slow delivery.
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