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Internal 2.5" SATA Hard Drive - 500GB - £30 Delivered @ Dixons
Internal 2.5" SATA Hard Drive - 500GB - £30 Delivered @ Dixons

Internal 2.5" SATA Hard Drive - 500GB - £30 Delivered @ Dixons

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Been after a drive for a while now for an enclosure and this was the biggest I could find for the money, says hitachi or toshiba drive so I'm happy with that!

They also have smaller ones but they aren't much cheaper!

First post so be nice !

Samsung HM500JI or Toshiba MK5055GSX.
- MBeeching

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Before anyone asks.. both are suitable for your PS3
(height 9.5 , 5400RPM)

Good price, voted hot.

Edited by: "djfluff" 8th Apr 2011

Excellent price - Scan currently charge £38 for the Samsung.

tempted to upgrade my macbook pro as only have 250gb at the mo. hmmmm

I assume this is a 5400 rpm drive. Would that be suitable for the main drive in a Revo running mythbuntu?

Great price, heated.

The only issue I have with PCworld group oem drives is they only come with a 1 year warranty.

That was going to be my question. Perhaps the manufacturer will extend it since their branding will be so visible.

Better than getting a slightly dearer external 2.5 with longer warranty only to void that by opening the case.

loopie

The only issue I have with PCworld group oem drives is they only come … The only issue I have with PCworld group oem drives is they only come with a 1 year warranty.



Which is normal for an oem drive

dont know if my pc will take this, are sata cables pretty standard now? my pc is about 2 years old medion

djfluff

Before anyone asks.. both are suitable for your PS3 :)Good price, voted … Before anyone asks.. both are suitable for your PS3 :)Good price, voted hot.


Depends on the speed though. Anything quicker than a 5400 rpm will cause the PS3 to overheat more which eventually causes problems. No mention of the speed anywhere as far as i can see.

gizmouk

Which is normal for an oem drive



My bare drives purchased from Scan for example come with a 36 month warranty!

Toshiba one has 3 year manufacturer's warranty.

Toshiba.com

Haven't found one for the Sammy yet.

zaphodbb

Toshiba one has 3 year manufacturer's warranty.Toshiba.comHaven't found … Toshiba one has 3 year manufacturer's warranty.Toshiba.comHaven't found one for the Sammy yet.



When you put the product code in the warranty details page you find out that Dixons/PC world only purchased a 1 year warranty on these drives. I found that out the hard way when a Samsung F1 went down after 13 months, even though I thought it had a 3 year warranty it only ever had a 12 month one.

Looks like a deal - I've just emailed them to enqiure about the warranty period...

EDIT

Oops! I see several others are wondering the same thing - most possibly will be just 1 year, but I'll report back if I get an answer any different.
Edited by: "Faythur" 8th Apr 2011

3 or 5 year warrenty for OEM drives is the norm

3 year for CPU

1 year for motherboards (tend to only go in the first few months if they are gona go)

DaddyPhatSax

Nice. Heat added.Also on … Nice. Heat added.Also on pcworld[url=http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/the-techguys-internal-2-5-sata-hard-drive-500gb-03211871-pdt.html]http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/the-techguys-internal-2-5-sata-hard-drive-500gb-03211871-pdt.html[/url]



Also at Currys 500Gb 2.5"

If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current laptop drive and past them onto this bigger one over USB? Will the laptop boot from the new harddrive??

smokingplunger

Depends on the speed though. Anything quicker than a 5400 rpm will cause … Depends on the speed though. Anything quicker than a 5400 rpm will cause the PS3 to overheat more which eventually causes problems. No mention of the speed anywhere as far as i can see.



Both are 5400RPM

Rykco25

Also at Currys 500Gb 2.5"



aren't they the same co? heated

Krooner

If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current … If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current laptop drive and past them onto this bigger one over USB? Will the laptop boot from the new harddrive??



You would be better off doing it the other way around. Install the new drive, install your OS, then use the USB sata converter to copy the data from your old drive.

Krooner

If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current … If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current laptop drive and past them onto this bigger one over USB? Will the laptop boot from the new harddrive??


You need to clone the source HDD rather than just copying from within a GUI or command line. Try this

mumbojumbo

I've found Scan use grey imports though. If you use Samsung's warranty … I've found Scan use grey imports though. If you use Samsung's warranty checker it shows as "out of area". If you sell on the drive then the warranty isn't valid since Scan only warranty the goods to you as the original purchaser.



Samsungs warranty checker reports out of area contact original seller for Pc world OEM drives. Buying the drive for myself I get 12 months with the Pc world group or 3 years with Scan.

BargainMad

You need to clone the source HDD rather than just copying from within a … You need to clone the source HDD rather than just copying from within a GUI or command line. Try this


I use Partition Wizard for cloning Windows drives:

partitionwizard.com/fre…tml
Edited by: "brookheather" 8th Apr 2011

my laptops got 160gb which I want to replace. but its 7200rpm. I'd have bought this if it wasnt 5400

fancy this for my HP server with Esata so i can have 6 drives in there.

Annoying cant collect in store! it says not available in store but im going to ring up and ask anyway...

Price gone upto £40 now, gutted. Had it in basket for about 30 mins while been on phone.

Original Poster

Just noticed it's gone up to £40 now still £30 on pc world tho!

If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current … If I use a USB sata converter could i copy the contents of my current laptop drive and past them onto this bigger one over USB? Will the laptop boot from the new harddrive??


No you will need to use a program like Acronis.

no chance of it staying at £30 before i get chance to go home and order it.

lanc_red

Price gone upto £40 now, gutted. Had it in basket for about 30 mins while … Price gone upto £40 now, gutted. Had it in basket for about 30 mins while been on phone.


Still £30 at PCWorld if you're quick.HERE

Edited by: "BargainMad" 8th Apr 2011

BargainMad

Still £30 at PCWorld if your quick.



didnt realise @ PC World aswell. ordered. Cheers for the heads up. Heat added.

Thanks for the info everyone.

Thanks

Gonna swap my 160gb laptop out with this and stick the 160gb in my 40gb PS3

Hot !

Used Pc World

Phew !!

Just ordered a couple from Currys before they change !

brookheather

I use Partition Wizard for cloning Windows … I use Partition Wizard for cloning Windows drives:[url=%0Ahttp://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html]http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html[/url]



So whats the best application to clone a PS3 drive onto this larger drive?

Perfect as a backup drive. Heat added!

Ordered from PC World, Being looking for one of these for a while for the PS3

have some rep!

love my samsung hdds

Nice share, first-timer! Have some heat
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