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Fujitsu External 640gb 3.5 Hard Drive £43.89 @ Ebuyer + postage
Fujitsu External 640gb 3.5 Hard Drive £43.89 @ Ebuyer + postage

Fujitsu External 640gb 3.5 Hard Drive £43.89 @ Ebuyer + postage

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Fujitsu HDFUJ640V45 640GB Portable Hard Drive Hi Speed USB

Thought Id post this as its actually cheaper than the 500gb model ......and thats been 'reduced' to £45

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Original Poster

just a note to say that Fujitsu drives are NOT compatible with Wii USB loader.

Does anyone know if this is a 2.5" drive?

Original Poster

3.5......its in the title:p

sorry ;-)

anychance you know one thats over 120gb that works with the wii. im looking to get a wii done to store games but the guy said would be £50 for a hard drive that works. anyone know a cheaper one?

Total of £48.68

It is an OK price, if that's the size you particularly want, but as a 1Tb drive even from the same retailer is under £65 with free delivery, it's certainly not the best VALUE.

For 16 quid more you get 50% more space. Further, as 1Tb drives are posted on here frequently at little over 60 quid delivered, so the value for buying one of those is even better if you shop around!
First one I clicked on was this: amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21 at £61.99, but I would guess that can be easily beaten on price

OTOH, some people don't have that much to store. I use under 100GB on my 500GB drives. If you don't need 1TB, why pay the extra? More to the point, which is more reliable?

pfrench69;6964662

Does anyone know if this is a 2.5" drive?



:? :whistling:

GDB2222;6965553

OTOH, some people don't have that much to store. I use under 100GB on my … OTOH, some people don't have that much to store. I use under 100GB on my 500GB drives. If you don't need 1TB, why pay the extra? More to the point, which is more reliable?



Reliability?.. NONE of them are reliable enough, it's a mechanical piece of kit that however good or bad will have a proportion that will fail; I don't worry too much about brands as they have all had some problems at one time or another. That is one of the reasons you can never have too much space & multiple copies EAT up space, and as HD is not a tablet of stone, you NEED multiple copies! It's also a bind, but if you have ever lost important data, then it suddenly doesn't feel like so much a bind!

This post in another thread made just today sums it up perfectly:
hotukdeals.com/ite…=18

not a great deal to be honest, but at least these mechanical drives are getting cheaper, unfortunatly their supposed superior Solid State Drives have gone into madness following nand flash prices going through the roof... i mean some great SSD's have gone up as much as £78 if not more over a 3 day period!

GDB2222;6965553

OTOH, some people don't have that much to store. I use under 100GB on my … OTOH, some people don't have that much to store. I use under 100GB on my 500GB drives. If you don't need 1TB, why pay the extra? More to the point, which is more reliable?



lucky you, - i already have 6 1TB drives just for storage and i normall add new drive every 6 month, may go bigger next time 2TB drives

tigger80;6967650

lucky you, - i already have 6 1TB drives just for storage and i normall … lucky you, - i already have 6 1TB drives just for storage and i normall add new drive every 6 month, may go bigger next time 2TB drives



Fine but for every one like you, there will be many more who don't need anywhere near that amount of storage. For the average PC user, this would do nicely.

when I saw the picture I thought it was a radiator

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Edit: realised this is a larger capacity

Original Poster

paperclip;6968108

when I saw the picture I thought it was a radiator



lol...... :thumbsup:
i wanted it to sit next to my wii - cos it looks quite similar..but unfortunately not compatible

Original Poster

kaged_5;6964905

anychance you know one thats over 120gb that works with the wii. im … anychance you know one thats over 120gb that works with the wii. im looking to get a wii done to store games but the guy said would be £50 for a hard drive that works. anyone know a cheaper one?



just search for 'wii usb hard drive compatability' there is a site by gba temp that lists them:whistling:

nihcaj;6965400

Total of £48.68It is an OK price, if that's the size you particularly … Total of £48.68It is an OK price, if that's the size you particularly want, but as a 1Tb drive even from the same retailer is under £65 with free delivery, it's certainly not the best VALUE.For 16 quid more you get 50% more space. Further, as 1Tb drives are posted on here frequently at little over 60 quid delivered, so the value for buying one of those is even better if you shop around!First one I clicked on was this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00238KZPM/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21 at £61.99, but I would guess that can be easily beaten on price



By that logic you may as well pay another £23 on top of that and get another 50% going to 1.5TB
amazon.co.uk/Sam…8-1

Anybody know of a cheap 2TB drive? :-D

Damnome, it says 3.5 in the title

looks like a lame wii

Spod;6969734

By that logic you may as well pay another £23 on top of that and get … By that logic you may as well pay another £23 on top of that and get another 50% going to 1.5TBhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Story-Station-1-5TB-External/dp/B002C3S6V8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1258918234&sr=8-1Anybody know of a cheap 2TB drive? :-D



Yes, indeed. If the cost per Gb is within the right range, that's usually the right thing. It seems that 1.5Tb drives ARE now getting into the zone of being well affordable now, 2Gb drives seem a little expensive...... for the time being.

Good value is all about getting the best "bang for bucks" rather than just the cheapest; or the biggest, regardless of price. If you don't quite need the space now, odds on you will before long. (Either that, or you are not using your PC to anything like it's full potential!)

Robbo11;6967906

For the average PC user, this would do nicely.



What's an "average PC user?"

I personally don't know 2 people who use their PCs in even vaguely the same way or are into the same things!

If you browse the web & send a few emails, then all you would need storage for is a backup of the OS, and a small amount of Data, so a small disk might well do, but are there really many people who do JUST that now? (If there is, they don't know what they are missing!)

If you think you don't need much space, then odds on you probably are the type that hasn't even thought about properly backing up! I have had a few cry on my shoulder when things go wong and all their stuff has simply disappeared into eternity!

nihcaj;6997897

If you browse the web & send a few emails, then all you would need … If you browse the web & send a few emails, then all you would need storage for is a backup of the OS, and a small amount of Data, so a small disk might well do, but are there really many people who do JUST that now?



And the answer is yes, really, even now ! Maybe add playing a few computer games, editing/viewing their holiday photos, watching the odd DVD and organising their music collection and hey presto ! there's your average PC user who would still struggle to fill a drive this size. Welcome to the real world :whistling:

Robbo11;7017574

Maybe add playing a few computer games, editing/viewing their holiday … Maybe add playing a few computer games, editing/viewing their holiday photos, watching the odd DVD and organising their music collection and hey presto ! there's your average PC user. Welcome to the real world :whistling:



Some of that is precisely where all the space does go!
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