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iomega Prestige 1TB, 2.5 inch portable Hard Drive 69.99 at Staples, INSTORE and Online
iomega Prestige 1TB, 2.5 inch  portable Hard Drive 69.99 at Staples, INSTORE and Online

iomega Prestige 1TB, 2.5 inch portable Hard Drive 69.99 at Staples, INSTORE and Online

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Picked one up today - but used a pricematch in PC World to get it for 67.99 (110% pricematch as 89.99 in PC World)

Info copied from the Tesco's site where it retails for 139.97, supplied USB cable is double ended which would imply the Tesco info is wrong in that it requires two USB ports to function correctly.

Nice metal cased 2.5 inch drive thats usb powered.

Also includes 1 Year free subscription to Trend Micro anti-virus.

Brand: Iomega
Cache Memory in Mb 8MB
Capacity 1TB
Features of Product Super-compact drive easily fits in a pocket, laptop bag, or backpack, one of the smallest portable hard drives in the marketplace. Easy to use USB 2.0 interface available with no external power supply required. Durable Sturdy aluminum construction; Drop ShockTM technology on all models. Secure Iomega® Protection Suite. It requires no external power supply, just plug it in and go. This is a great travel companion that lets you take your files, photos and music anywhere
Internal Hard Drive Size in Inches 2.5
PC Interface USB 2.0
Product Depth 11 cm
Product Height 1.6 cm
Product Weight 0.22kg
Product Width 8.8 cm
Speed in Rpm 5400
Storage Type Mechanical disc
USB Host Powered Yes - single port
Warranty Period in Years 3

Turns out it's also available online but not sure what Staples charge for delivery - direct link.

staples.co.uk/tec…int

15 Comments

"Info copied from the Tesco's site where it retails for 139.97, supplied USB cable is double ended which would imply the Tesco info is wrong in that it requires two USB ports to function correctly. "
Not realy It would function just fine with just one usb connection connected to single usb port but some times when you use usb hub you may need extra power which is true for any usb powered device not just this one. aprt from that good deal heat added!

nice branded external Hard drive with 3 years warranty was it 67.99 or 69.99?

Original Poster

speed007

Not realy It would function just fine with just one usb connection … Not realy It would function just fine with just one usb connection connected to single usb port but some times when you use usb hub you may need extra power which is true for any usb powered device not just this one. aprt from that good deal heat added!



Max current for a single USB port is 500ma while a lot of drives require upto 1A - had one someone gave me the other week that only had a single usb connector cable and throughput was abysmal (3 meg a second). Connected the correct cable (a two pronged one) and it went to 16 Meg. Strangely enough the person who's drive it was had been complaining about the speed of it and how it kept erroring....

I paid 67.99 as I went into PC World and price matched them with Staples - this gave me an extra 2.00 off - reason for the headline price is that you can't rely on pricematching (especially with PC World, Comet etc.)

Was suprised at the number of cold votes at the start - think it got to -20 at one point.
Edited by: "welshworrier" 21st Feb 2011

ryu2406

spend a bit more and get this one … spend a bit more and get this one instead[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FWestern-Digital-Elements-External-Desktop%2Fdp%2FB003IPC21Y%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dcomputers%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1298363224%26sr%3D1-1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Elements-External-Desktop/dp/B003IPC21Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1298363224&sr=1-1[/url]



Enjoy carrying that around in your back pocket

The Western Digital also needs a plug. I like just slotting the hard drive into my laptop.

If I was going for size and looks, I would go for the Samsung S2 series, very nice but pricey.

However, if this is anything like the 3.5" that I have, it will probably have a Samsung drive inside it.

At the time of buying the 3.5" desktop version it was the best looking design and contained a Samsung drive so a no brainer.

Nice looking drive, a mini version of the 3.5" case but a bit bigger than the newer 2.5" drives now .

JasonAJB

Enjoy carrying that around in your back pocket



Well if he is as big as most of the people in my town, then his backside will carry it ok.

Ordered via PC World via price match and cost £67.99

The Samsung S2 is not that expensive ebuyer.com/pro…cts.

moneyforme

If I was going for size and looks, I would go for the Samsung S2 series, … If I was going for size and looks, I would go for the Samsung S2 series, very nice but pricey. However, if this is anything like the 3.5" that I have, it will probably have a Samsung drive inside it.At the time of buying the 3.5" desktop version it was the best looking design and contained a Samsung drive so a no brainer.Nice looking drive, a mini version of the 3.5" case but a bit bigger than the newer 2.5" drives now .

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ryu2406

spend a bit more and get this one … spend a bit more and get this one instead[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FWestern-Digital-Elements-External-Desktop%2Fdp%2FB003IPC21Y%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dcomputers%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1298363224%26sr%3D1-1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Elements-External-Desktop/dp/B003IPC21Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1298363224&sr=1-1[/url]



comparing wrist watch to wall clock?

Will this fit in a ps3 slim?

Got myself one hopefully quidco tracks aswel

which one is better - Iomega prestige or Iomega select?

whats the difference?

Original Poster

Prestige comes in the aluminium case and is a much more solid construction. Select is the plastic cased version.

More info on it here:
reghardware.com/201…tb/
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