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Freecom Mobile Hard Drive Classic 2.5" 160GB USB2 just £39.99 delivered @ Amazon!
Freecom Mobile Hard Drive Classic 2.5" 160GB USB2 just £39.99 delivered @ Amazon!

Freecom Mobile Hard Drive Classic 2.5" 160GB USB2 just £39.99 delivered @ Amazon!

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External 2.5 Hard Drive
Fast, low noise external mobile USB-2 hard drive
Buspowered, no AC adapter needed*
Excellent value for money
No cooling fan, ensures quiet operation
The easiest way to add and manage extra storage capacity to your notebook or desktop computer
Hot swappable, no need to turn off your computer
No device IDs or terminations to worry about
High quality, sleek design, only 13.9 x 8.3 x 2 cm, easy to take with you
One years manufacturers warranty, free helpdesk support

24 Comments

So can you use one of these to back up all the stuff on your Pc and if yes is it easy to transfer everything over???

why is there an asterisk after no AC adapter needed?

These things are usually powered by the USB port.
No idea why it's there, can't see anywhere the asterisk is referring to.

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Much better deal imo.

Another 100GB for £10 more and you can pick up from store.

1303;2883124

So can you use one of these to back up all the stuff on your Pc and if … So can you use one of these to back up all the stuff on your Pc and if yes is it easy to transfer everything over???



Yes.

The * is there is indicate that it might need a power source on some laptops. This is usually provided by connecting an extra USB cable to the power imput. It is like this on my wife's laptop.

ajay87;2883265

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233430/western-digital-2-5hdd-250gb-49-99p/Much better deal imo.Another 100GB for £10 more and you can pick up from store.



Or go into an Aldi and pickup one with 250gb for £5 less

ixi;2883488

Or go into an Aldi and pickup one with 250gb for £5 less



which Aldi's have got these in stock?. Can we find out online?

Banned

ajay87;2883265

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233430/western-digital-2-5hdd-250gb-49-99p/Much better deal imo.Another 100GB for £10 more and you can pick up from store.



Agreed, better deal.

ahujamit;2883563

which Aldi's have got these in stock?. Can we find out online?



The Aldi in Burton on Trent certainly had quite a few in stock.

ajay87;2883265

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233430/western-digital-2-5hdd-250gb-49-99p/Much better deal imo.Another 100GB for £10 more and you can pick up from store.



This is a LOT smaller. It's genuinely pocket sized; as opposed to the WD which is "paperback book" sized.

Tim

Surely all of these are about the size of a 2.5 inch laptop drive in a case. :?

Timbellina;2884739

This is a LOT smaller. It's genuinely pocket sized; as opposed to the WD … This is a LOT smaller. It's genuinely pocket sized; as opposed to the WD which is "paperback book" sized.Tim



Are you thinking of the mybook, the one linked is the passport which is about the same size as this drive.

ixi;2884787

Surely all of these are about the size of a 2.5 inch laptop drive in a … Surely all of these are about the size of a 2.5 inch laptop drive in a case. :?



The Freecom is 139 x 83 x 22 mm

The WD is 126.15 x 79.5 x 15.0 mm - that's 40.7% smaller than the Freecom.

(This information is brought to you by a Chartered Accountant - you'd never have guessed, would you!!)

Tim

Sorry - you're right (gnashing of teeth). I was looking at the link to the Freecom XXS that was on here yesterday :-(

Which is still a great deal, btw - the world's smallest 320 Gb drive for £68? Very crisp.

Timbellina;2884988

The Freecom is 139 x 83 x 22 mmThe WD is 126.15 x 79.5 x 15.0 mm - that's … The Freecom is 139 x 83 x 22 mmThe WD is 126.15 x 79.5 x 15.0 mm - that's 40.7% smaller than the Freecom.(This information is brought to you by a Chartered Accountant - you'd never have guessed, would you!!)Tim



I checked Tim's math's, rather hoping he would be wrong. Sadly, I have to report he's right :thinking:

X__Gandalf__X;2886551

I checked Tim's math's, rather hoping he would be wrong. Sadly, I have … I checked Tim's math's, rather hoping he would be wrong. Sadly, I have to report he's right :thinking:



Can you kindly show the working out.. as i had a go at calculating the percentage and getting around 45%...

Give me a quick maths lesson :oops:

What drive is in the unit?

DealFreak;2888117

Can you kindly show the working out.. as i had a go at calculating the … Can you kindly show the working out.. as i had a go at calculating the percentage and getting around 45%...Give me a quick maths lesson :oops:



Okay - try and remember that the "Debit" side is always next to the window.

For the Freecom; 13.9cms times 8.3cms times 2.2cms equals 253.814 cubic centimetres.

For the WD; 12.615cms times 7.95cms times 1.5cms equals 150.4339 cubic centimetres. Subtracting WD from freecom leaves 103.3801 cubic centimetres and expressing that as a fraction of the freecom unit (because we're saying that the WD is "X" percent smaller than the Freecom); we say:

150.4339 divided by 253.814 multiplied by 100 percent equals 40.7307%

Not only a Chartered Accountant, but an evening class teacher, too ;-)


Tim

Is the aldi one usb powered?

I would watch these guys.
they have a tendency to fail.

specially the WD ones,
I bought a brand new 320g, had it for barely 2-3months before it failed.

lost around 200gig worth of data. drive doesnt read anymore in pc or mac.
and makes noises, and yes... I do have other external WD drives 2x 500g books,
I just would not trust one of these types again.

if you have work and you dont want to loose it, stick with just small USB Flash Sticks, much safer!
lesson learned for me!

Timbellina;2891240

Okay - try and remember that the "Debit" side is always next to the … Okay - try and remember that the "Debit" side is always next to the window.For the Freecom; 13.9cms times 8.3cms times 2.2cms equals 253.814 cubic centimetres. For the WD; 12.615cms times 7.95cms times 1.5cms equals 150.4339 cubic centimetres. Subtracting WD from freecom leaves 103.3801 cubic centimetres and expressing that as a fraction of the freecom unit (because we're saying that the WD is "X" percent smaller than the Freecom); we say:150.4339 divided by 253.814 multiplied by 100 percent equals 40.7307%Not only a Chartered Accountant, but an evening class teacher, too ;-)Tim



Thank you timmy!

ixi;2883488

Or go into an Aldi and pickup one with 250gb for £5 less



Not seen one in Aldi for £45 ?

deanos;2929620

Not seen one in Aldi for £45 ?



Nor have I .... and you'll have to lucky, but a select few branches have discounted them. The 4 local ones I tried were all at full price though.

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