Intenso Portable External Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB, Black - £64.95 @ John Lewis
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Intenso Portable External Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB, Black - £64.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 23rd Apr 2012
Seems a very good price for an external 1TB drive. I'm sure this has been posted before but its been out-of-stock for a while.

It's back instock, with 7 of them available @ 1738hrs today (April 26th). :-)
- Scotty Boy

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Sloth/Mod

Thanks for posting, have fixed the direct link and added a pic

Good price for 1tb at the moment!

Good price. Are these drives any good, which HDD is in them?

black knight

Good price. Are these drives any good, which HDD is in them?


most likely this repackaged intenso.de/pro…297

Thanks. Order placed

Got one last time this deal was posted. Nice little unit, it is what you expect from a portable USB2.0
Hot, considering today's HDD prices

Perfect, order placed, cheers

Ps anyone have actal measurements please?

Edited by: "mummamia" 23rd Apr 2012

3 years ago I purchased 1tb drives for under £50 it just feels wrong

tigger80

3 years ago I purchased 1tb drives for under £50 it just feels wrong



Yep unless I absolutely ran of space or need it for important data backup I just will not pay this price.
USB 3 portable should be this price more like.

# Spotted my error, you're probably talking about 3.5" internal/external hdd. Certainly a year ago the prices of these portable were so much cheaper.
Edited by: "Matt007" 23rd Apr 2012

Not for a Portable 2.5 USB Hard Drive you didnt...

I've never seen 1TB portables cheaper than this even before the floods. Ordered.

popoyaya

I've never seen 1TB portables cheaper than this even before the floods. … I've never seen 1TB portables cheaper than this even before the floods. Ordered.


+1

popoyaya

I've never seen 1TB portables cheaper than this even before the floods. … I've never seen 1TB portables cheaper than this even before the floods. Ordered.


Picked up my 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD for £55 off Amazon.

That being said, this is an excellent price. Heat.
Edited by: "Shadow-360" 23rd Apr 2012

I picked up the 500GB USB 3.0 at my local John Lewis for £39.95 (Welwyn Garden City) 5 days ago and they had several left. They have had none on line for weeks now, but seem to have them in the shops where they are advertised as £30 off till the 27th. Suspect it is the central warehouse that is OOS. if you have a JL nearby might be worth a visit/phonecall.

The drive comes formatted to Fat32 so if you want to play media on a ps3 for instance this is exellent, but if you want to store Blueray or HD media (Large Files) on it you will have to format to NTFS

Can someone confirm u can remove these from the enclosure to be used in laptops and that the connections are normal sata and not that proprietary soldered crap conector like on most othe portable externals we see nowadays? if its a same old proprietary crap and you really feel you have to go with one of the externals, then surely u would be better of going for WD's recently launched 2TB 2.5" External proprietary crap instead, imo, of course

Can someone kindly confirm they have had success in removing these from the external enclosure and that the USB 2.0/ or 3.0 whatever connector can of course be removed or is it properly soldered like most other 2.5" externals that get sold nowadays? this would help alot of people to make up their mind on purchasing one of these external hdd's.


these are bigger than other hardrives of this sort deeper and a little taller so may not fit in laptops

buckiebull

The drive comes formatted to Fat32 so if you want to play media on a ps3 … The drive comes formatted to Fat32 so if you want to play media on a ps3 for instance this is exellent, but if you want to store Blueray or HD media (Large Files) on it you will have to format to NTFS



It also comes with the standard name if you check it in My Computer, so if you want something more recognisable you will have to rename it. Beware !

EXZAMS

these are bigger than other hardrives of this sort deeper and a little … these are bigger than other hardrives of this sort deeper and a little taller so may not fit in laptops



ahh ok, i'm with ya, yeah probably 12.5mm tall rather than the 9.5mm that fit in almost all standard old and new laptops, but we still need clarifiction on whether these hdd's have the soldered usb's connector's or the more easily hot swapped standard sata/usb connector's, which can easily be removed/detached. Does anyone know?

i am tempted to get one of these, i know if it uses the proprietary connector's it's more likely to be a 7200rpm drive inside but normally the ones with removable sata/usb connector's are more than likely the slower 5400 rpm drives inside which seems to be the trend with the manufacturers of 2.5 External's these days.



Would this be suitable to put in a Macbook Pro (2011)? Is it a cheap option for that? thanks!

I wouldn't buy any Intenso product!!

Bad quality & Horrible customer service!!

I don't see why it requires two USB ports to power up this hard drive, my other portable ones only need just the one port .. am i missing something?

I have heard good things about these Intenso portable HDD, seems an excellent price, have a lil' heat buddy.

Guys be wary that 2.5 Inch 1TB HDD's are usually 12.5mm, rather than 9.5mm due to the extra platter.

So no chance of ripping these out and placing them in a notebook caddy.

Finally some thing usefull to buy with the free John lewis vouchers I had with Which magazine posted earlier this year, so got it for £49.95.
Edited by: "robdougall" 23rd Apr 2012

Shadow-360

Guys be wary that 2.5 Inch 1TB HDD's are usually 12.5mm, rather than … Guys be wary that 2.5 Inch 1TB HDD's are usually 12.5mm, rather than 9.5mm due to the extra platter.So no chance of ripping these out and placing them in a notebook caddy.



It's not so much the size i'm bothered about, i would just like to know if these can be detached from the usb connector and are 2.5" sata hdd's? or is the USB connector soldered to the hdd in some way? Please can someone confirm?

Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power up? If so, its a deal breaker for me.

leicesterlad

Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power … Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power up? If so, its a deal breaker for me.



yeah, a good question. I have a few external 2.5" usb 2.0 hdd's and they only use a single usb 2.0 cable to provide both data & power to PC's with USB 2.0 ports but they can also be used with twin usb cable's for using seperate power & data to older PC's which only have USB 1.0 ports where you have to use 2 ports. None of my hdd's are these models though, unfortunately, so probably doesn't help answer your question, sorry.

Excellent deal! Just got mine from JL in Welwyn, 3 left Go Quickly!!!

black knight

Good price. Are these drives any good, which HDD is in them?



Mainly good reviews on Amazon .

leicesterlad

Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power … Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power up? If so, its a deal breaker for me.



I think I read a review of this drive on Amazon that said it worked fine for movies when powered from one USB port (like on a media player), but the transfer rate improved when you were moving files if you used two USB ports to power it.

Please note when I say "movies" I mean backups of legally sourced and paid-for media.

leicesterlad

Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power … Can anyone confirm whether this really does need two USB ports to power up? If so, its a deal breaker for me.



From amazon:
The lead supplied is a "Y" USB to small USB lead (two standard USB plugs at the computer end) which is handy if you have a fussy USB port on your host machine as it can overcome some power supply issues - I have not had to use the second USB connection on anything yet but it's reassuring to know that if I need to use an underpowered USB port that I have a lead for the job!

Been this price ages, well since the 500gb usb 3 was only £39.99 anyway. Not a new deal, old hat

duplicate post as it as posted a few weeks ago as i bought 2 link below

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

loads of questions asked in the posts from the link above regarding what drive is in there etc....
also ive powered mine up via a single usb lead and also from the supplied double usb lead, (but just using one of the usb ends and worked fine)
i did think the double usb ends were for daisy chaining hdds together with only 1 usb cable,
post 33 from the above link someone posted
Picked mine up today and opened it up. It has a Seagate Momentus drive inside and it's only 9.5 thick



Edited by: "scoot" 23rd Apr 2012

scoot

duplicate post as it as posted a few weeks ago as i bought 2 link … duplicate post as it as posted a few weeks ago as i bought 2 link belowhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intenso-portable-1tb-external-hard-drive-usb-2-0-64-95-inc-free-next-day-store-pick-1181629?page=2#post14277828loads of questions asked in the posts from the link above regarding what drive is in there etc....also ive powered mine up via a single usb lead and also from the supplied double usb lead, (but just using one of the usb ends and worked fine)i did think the double usb ends were for daisy chaining hdds together with only 1 usb cable, post 33 from the above link someone postedPicked mine up today and opened it up. It has a Seagate Momentus drive inside and it's only 9.5 thick



Can you confirm you can remove the hdd from the enclosure and connect it directly to motherboard with a standard sata cable? if yes, then i think i will pick one up? if no and it uses proprietary usb connector even once removed from its enclosure, then i will give it a miss and wait for something else.
Please can this be confirmed 100%?
I'm kinda confused by it being a Seagate Momentus drive as from browsing seagate's website i can only see that the 2.5" Momentus sizes go up to 750GB? How is it possible that it was a Seagate Momentus 1TB drive when there is not even reference that it exists on their own site? oO



Works fine for me using single usb connection

Getting delivery of a Panasonic tx_p50s30(£419 ex display) on Wednesday would this be ok for connecting as want to put my partners old dvd, s on it, as keep mentioning pc connection, ta for any answer.

Can someone please tell me the model number of this drive from the drive management utility thing?

I got one of these a couple of weeks ago. Can't fault it. And it doesn't seem any fatter than my old 500GB drive. Slightly longer, though, but that's because my old drive (a Samsung S2) had a smaller proprietary connection to the USB cable.

Can anyone confirm whether this 1TB is 9.5mm or 12.5mm and whether the HDD can be removed? Thanks
Edited by: "Qaari" 23rd Apr 2012
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