LG XD1 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Hi Speed eSATA & USB 8MB Cache - £69.99 @ Ebuyer
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LG XD1 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Hi Speed eSATA & USB 8MB Cache - £69.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 28th Aug 2009Made hot 2nd Sep 2009
Pocket sized compact HDD perfect for the modern lifestyle

* 2 Year Warranty
* USB Bus Powered + eSATA connection
* 8MB Buffer
* 5400 RPM

This is a portable drive with eSATA port and amazing transfer speed.

The voucher is automatically added and cannot be used for this drive.

50 Comments

was just about to vote it cold, nearly missed the word esata, HOT!

Original Poster

i guess some people might vote cold cos they won't notice that this is an esata drive :x

asterix2000;6147004

i guess some people might vote cold cos they won't notice that this is an … i guess some people might vote cold cos they won't notice that this is an esata drive :x



might help if you put the word esata in front of usb in the title.

voted cold you can get this for just over £53.59 cdiscount.co.uk/Com…tml

using seagate20 and the bankholfree codes

stiffnuts;6147351

voted cold you can get this for just over £53.59 … voted cold you can get this for just over £53.59 http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/DataStorage/externalharddrives/desktopexternaldrives/f/1107/180672/seagate-640gb-freeagent-desk-usb-2-0.html using seagate20 and the bankholfree codes


That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:

Agharta;6147440

That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:



yes it is a far far superior one

more memory
faster drive
more warranty
more connection choices

need i go in

Agharta;6147440

That's a completely different drive, I vote you cold. :roll:



i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future

Original Poster

Computerman;6147321

might help if you put the word esata in front of usb in the title.



Cheers :thumbsup:

Original Poster

stiffnuts;6147351

voted cold you can get this for just over £53.59 … voted cold you can get this for just over £53.59 http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/DataStorage/externalharddrives/desktopexternaldrives/f/1107/180672/seagate-640gb-freeagent-desk-usb-2-0.html using seagate20 and the bankholfree codes




This seagate is not a portable drive...:whistling:

asterix2000;6147504

This seagate is not a portable drive...:whistling:



There all portable mate.

stiffnuts;6147452

yes it is a far far superior onemore memoryfaster drivemore warrantymore … yes it is a far far superior onemore memoryfaster drivemore warrantymore connection choicesneed i go in


Yours is a good deal but its a desktop drive so not comparable as they are always cheaper than mobile drives which are smaller, lighter and can be powered via USB. This is an unusual drive as is it’s portable but you also have the option to use eSATA for speed. :thumbsup:

@Stiffnuts:
Was just about to post what Agharta said. When will people understand the difference between big bulky 3.5in drives that require a power adapter and small portable 2.5in ones which are powered through a USB port? If you don't know, try to do some research before posting.

This is the best price I've seen for a 2.5in drive with eSATA, voted HOT (though with 1TB 2.5in drives on the way prices should soon be falling dramatically).

Original Poster

stiffnuts;6147750

There all portable mate.



The seagate is 3.5in and uses a power adapter... that means it's not portable mate! :thinking:

stiffnuts;6147452

yes it is a far far superior onemore memoryfaster drivemore warrantymore … yes it is a far far superior onemore memoryfaster drivemore warrantymore connection choicesneed i go in



Of course it will be faster and have more memory its a 3.5" drive compared to a 2.5"...that argument is null and void.

stiffnuts;6147750

There all portable mate.



Umm no they are not, sitting in your garden with a 20m extension cable to plug the 3.5" drive in at the mains to use it with your laptop is not the same as simply plugging it in the usb or eSATA and being powered off that.

stiffnuts;6147467

i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future



Go troll somewhere else please.




p.s voted hot.

Is it worth the investment of an esata pcmcia module and this drive, over just a normal usb 2.0 external drive?

Very very tempting, I have a laptop with 128GB SSD which means I'm mainly using it with a USB drive, as the machine has esata this would be very useful.

John

Idiots who don't understand anything about computers!

Happens everytime a USB powered drive shows up. Definetely a major bonus having eSata on it.

voted hot !!! (Unfortunately bought the LG XD2 one which was posted last week)

Technologically challenged idiots are also commenting here as usual ;-)

JasonAJB;6153563

Of course it will be faster and have more memory its a 3.5" drive … Of course it will be faster and have more memory its a 3.5" drive compared to a 2.5"...that argument is null and void.Umm no they are not, sitting in your garden with a 20m extension cable to plug the 3.5" drive in at the mains to use it with your laptop is not the same as simply plugging it in the usb or eSATA and being powered off that.Go troll somewhere else please.p.s voted hot.



esata dont supply power! does that means u plug in USB and esata at the same time?

mikeswrx02;6189550

esata dont supply power! does that means u plug in USB and esata at the … esata dont supply power! does that means u plug in USB and esata at the same time?



ebuyer

USB Bus Powered + eSATA connection




Also, any eSATA PCI/PCI-E cards that will work with 64-bit Vista/W7?

I know the title is cramped already but I'd sacrifice something so say 2.5"!

Not a bad little drive, tempted to order one as my WD passport as broken.

Speed tests show the following for anyone interested
USB - 8.70MB/s
eSATA- 17.4MB/s (should be faster but is limited due to the drive been 5,400rpm as appose to 7,200rpm)

stiffnuts;6147750

There all portable mate.



Are you serious? The LG is a 2.5" external HD which does not require external power, it will run off the USB bus.

That Seagate you linked to isn't, and is also much bigger and heavier. Infact, it's pretty **** poor value too considering 1TB 3.5" portable drives can be had for well under £70 now.

Please read and understand the differences of products before posting.

Original Poster

PoisonJam;6189706

Also, any eSATA PCI/PCI-E cards that will work with 64-bit Vista/W7?I … Also, any eSATA PCI/PCI-E cards that will work with 64-bit Vista/W7?I know the title is cramped already but I'd sacrifice something so say 2.5"!



Why not?! Thanks for the advice :thumbsup:

stiffnuts;6147467

i look forward to voting all your deals cold in the future



CHORTLE CHORTLE!!

What an idiot you are!

saucymonk;6190765

CHORTLE CHORTLE!! What an idiot you are!



to be honest I wont lose any sleep over you calling me an idiot. have nice day :thumbsup:

CHORTLE CHORTLE

weiran;6189865

Are you serious? The LG is a 2.5" external HD which does not require … Are you serious? The LG is a 2.5" external HD which does not require external power, it will run off the USB bus.That Seagate you linked to isn't, and is also much bigger and heavier. Infact, it's pretty **** poor value too considering 1TB 3.5" portable drives can be had for well under £70 now.Please read and understand the differences of products before posting.



I know the differrence thanks. Now moron go and find me a link with a 1TB 3.5 portable drive for well under £70 including delivery (not ebay, playtrade, amazon private sellers etc etc). :thumbsup:

stiffnuts;6147750

There all portable mate.



have you tried sing a 3.5" desktop hard drive as portable, try putting a 3.5" hard in your pocket, take it to your work and friends place, dont forget ac power adaptar. Good luck looking for a power socket when yor are travelling!

Computerman;6191186

have you tried sing a 3.5" desktop hard drive as portable, try putting a … have you tried sing a 3.5" desktop hard drive as portable, try putting a 3.5" hard in your pocket, take it to your work and friends place, dont forget ac power adaptar. Good luck looking for a power socket when yor are travelling!



My remark was flippent (and not meant literally) I accept and the specs were wrong on the cdiscount website but the fact is that very very few need a truely portable hard drive. If it is essential then fine, otherwise there are cheap comparable products out there if you dont need the portability with esata and that do faster transfer speeds.

I cant think of one occassion that you could not manage with out a portable hard drive.

The seagate I posted was going for just over £50 quid on that day and the specs posted on their website were far better than the op. Thats £20 cheaper and a better product. I can think of anywhere or many circumstances that you could not use it. Thats my opnion and people dont have to agree.

stiffnuts;6191264

but the fact is that very very few need a truely portable hard drive.


But the fact is that nobody truly needs to hear your opinion on what sort of external hard drive to buy.
People obviously buy them a lot as there are so many on the market. :roll:

stiffnuts;6191126

I know the differrence thanks. Now moron go and find me a link with a 1TB … I know the differrence thanks. Now moron go and find me a link with a 1TB 3.5 portable drive for well under £70 including delivery (not ebay, playtrade, amazon private sellers etc etc). :thumbsup:



amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

67 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.

John

Johnmcl7;6192431

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GO9ERE/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-2167 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.John



The 2.5 drives (used for laptops) are always much slower than their 3.5" counterparts so whats the point of having an esata connection? If you've got a terrabyte disk, you've presumably got a large amount of data to transfer and you want to do it asap, thats the point of esta (up to 5 times faster than USB2!)
If you don't mind a mains connection, why not build your own using:

ebuyer.com/pro…544

(This is a proper fan ventillated case)

ebuyer.com/pro…256

(One terrabyte Sata 2 disk)

Total cost just over £60 (incl delivery) Six pounds cheaper than the USB only drive posted above

Johnmcl7;6192431

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GO9ERE/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-2167 quid from Amazon direct, the drive you posted had some stronger specs, some much weaker - it's for a different purpose to the 2.5in drive posted here.John



not portable though!

Agharta;6191701

But the fact is that nobody truly needs to hear your opinion on what sort … But the fact is that nobody truly needs to hear your opinion on what sort of external hard drive to buy.People obviously buy them a lot as there are so many on the market. :roll:



nobody needs to hear it but I will give it. Do you intend on stopping me, no I thought not, now go away little boy :whistling:

What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?

Stiffnuts and his mobile office !

I saw him and mates at ]Starbucks

COCO

stiffnuts;6193086

not portable though!



Unless you carry a generator with u:)

My point really was that the main advantage of this external drive is the esata connection, however I doubt very much whether you'll see any advantage in this as _all_ the usb2 drives I've got with 2.5" drives are noticeably faster than the 3.5" drives with USB. (whether the internal drives are actually sata or not (I've got both)

jasee;6192566

The 2.5 drives (used for laptops) are always much slower than their 3.5" … The 2.5 drives (used for laptops) are always much slower than their 3.5" counterparts so whats the point of having an esata connection? If you've got a terrabyte disk, you've presumably got a large amount of data to transfer and you want to do it asap, thats the point of esta (up to 5 times faster than USB2!)



Because a laptop drive with an esata connection is faster than one with a USB connection, USB may look good on paper but in reality it's not that fast compared to firewire or esata. 3.5in drives are fine for around the house but I find them far too bulky to carry around, even their power supply on its own is bigger than my 2.5in drives.

John

I_SHOULD_COCO;6193129

What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?Stiffnuts and his mobile … What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?Stiffnuts and his mobile office !I was him and mates at ]StarbucksCOCO



are you coco as in the clown. I really should do some work !!!

jasee;6193238

Unless you carry a generator with u:)My point really was that the main … Unless you carry a generator with u:)My point really was that the main advantage of this external drive is the esata connection, however I doubt very much whether you'll see any advantage in this as _all_ the usb2 drives I've got with 2.5" drives are noticeably faster than the 3.5" drives with USB. (whether the internal drives are actually sata or not (I've got both)



I think you meant slower in the above. Having said that, if you are comparing one bus powered external drive to another, the chances are they are all spinning at 5400rpm or fewer, so the disk speed is moot if you need a bus powered drive.

I have a LaCie rugged drive with USB2, FW400 and FW800 on it, and another drive in a no-name enclosure with USB2 and eSATA on it. You certainly notice the difference in transfer speeds on each different interface, with eSATA's being substantially quicker than the rest.

Unbranded 2.5" enclosures with eSATA ]go for about £12, which makes this drive fair value for money.

I_SHOULD_COCO;6193129

What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?Stiffnuts and his mobile … What is that distant dragging scrapping noise ?Stiffnuts and his mobile office !I was him and mates at ]StarbucksCOCO



His knuckles dragging on the floor

I have an eSATA connection on my Antec case. Couldn't work out where the internal end was supposed to go. Does its go on the mobo or the SATA device you want to transfer from?
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