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Maxtor 80GB 2.5" Portable Hard Disk Drive [USB powered / pocket size] - just £29.35 delivered !!
Maxtor 80GB 2.5" Portable Hard Disk Drive [USB powered / pocket size] - just £29.35 delivered !!

Maxtor 80GB 2.5" Portable Hard Disk Drive [USB powered / pocket size] - just £29.35 delivered !!

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Bargain price for 80GB portable HDD !!

Use code MAR2 and select cheapest delivery to get this price.

Quality and reliability of Maxtor - Maxtor has been providing proven, reliable storage solutions for over 20 years. The industrial design of this next generation of external hard drives includes shock protection, EMI protection and the newest SATA hard drive technology.

Robust Design
USB Powered (no need for mains connection)
High Speed 5400 RPM
Easy to Use and Install

87 Comments

Naughty!

The price shown does not include VAT or postage - so, add in VAT = £35.24 plus postage (cheapest shown on site) £4.99 = a total price of £40.23!

Also I don't think this unit is usb powered - the site specs state "just connect the power adapter; then connect the USB cable into your PC".

With the price change and limited specs - not hot for me.

Ordered at above price HOT and HEAT added - EDi your the man offers on bright and early :). Lets hope they get honored.
Product Description Quantity Price Ea. Total
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SGGA05MJP MAXTOR 80GB EXT USB PORTABLE 1 29.99 29.99
HARD DRIVE 5400RPM HOST POWER
Mfg Part #: STM900801EHD301R

Miscellaneous: - 10.00
Subtotal of Goods: 19.99
Shipping: 4.99
VAT: 4.37
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Purchase Total: 29.35
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RedSkywalker;1792195

Naughty!The price shown does not include VAT or postage - so, add in VAT … Naughty!The price shown does not include VAT or postage - so, add in VAT = £35.24 plus postage (cheapest shown on site) £4.99 = a total price of £40.23!Also I don't think this unit is usb powered - the site specs state "just connect the power adapter; then connect the USB cable into your PC". With the price change and limited specs - not hot for me.



****Use code MAR2 and select cheapest delivery to get this price.****

Original Poster

RedSkywalker;1792195

Naughty!The price shown does not include VAT or postage - so, add in VAT … Naughty!The price shown does not include VAT or postage - so, add in VAT = £35.24 plus postage (cheapest shown on site) £4.99 = a total price of £40.23!Also I don't think this unit is usb powered - the site specs state "just connect the power adapter; then connect the USB cable into your PC". With the price change and limited specs - not hot for me.



1. It is USB powered.. (most portable HDD are)
2. Price includes VAT & Postage (Use the code & select cheapest delivery).
£. Saving is more because £10 discount is applied on ex-VAT price

good, but bear in mind that you can get a 250GB 2.5" drive and a decent USB sata enclosure for ~£60 ish

in case you need more capacity

My apologies edi

First time I entered the code it gave a message saying it was not valid which so I thought it had expired, however I just tried it again and this time it went through ok! Which makes a big difference to the price so now I can vote - HOT

marcosdjcm;1792308

good, but bear in mind that you can get a 250GB 2.5" drive and a decent … good, but bear in mind that you can get a 250GB 2.5" drive and a decent USB sata enclosure for ~£60 ishin case you need more capacity



I'd be interested to now where does a 250gb portable drive for £60. Cheapest I've seen them is £80 .

Power

Power Device Power adapter
Power Source Included AC adapter

So not USB powerd.

good price though

BalSci;1792345

160gb about 60 quid = Amazon.co.uk bought mine from them.56 quid for … 160gb about 60 quid = Amazon.co.uk bought mine from them.56 quid for 160gb:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-160GB-Passport-External/dp/B000JRSMM2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1206694297&sr=8-2



that makes this deal even better as there could be someone who does not need 160GB capacity. voted hot

Postage to N. Ireland... £10.99 - NOT WORTH IT!

Would this work with the eee pc?

collector;1792379

Postage to N. Ireland... £10.99 - NOT WORTH IT!



we're forever getting shafted so much for a united kingdom eh!

ordered thanks

It does actually say in the product description:

USB Powered (no need for mains connection)

So it looks like an AC adaptor is included but not required.

This is a great deal though, shame I've not much extra cash this month!

Bryan839;1792416

Would this work with the eee pc?



Yes.

Fatal Exception;1792550

Yes.



Thanks

good deal just ordered, thanks

should work with the EEEpc

looking for a portable hard drive (usb powered) 250/320gb as network devices are toooo slow... anyone know of any good deals at the mo?

The Maxtor 80GB Portable Hard Drive is host-powered (no need to carry round a large power adapter!). It uses two USB cables. 1 USB cable for power, 1 for data. A dual USB cable is supplied.

Very confusing; says "Ideal for home and office, it's easy to use - just connect the power adapter; then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac" and "Power Source: Included AC Adapter" but then it also says "USB Powered (no need for mains connection)". If it can run completely independently of the mains its going to be a lot more useful than if it can't. Can anyone confirm exactly what it can do.

Original Poster

Robthedude;1792356

Power Power Device Power adapter Power Source Included AC adapterSo not … Power Power Device Power adapter Power Source Included AC adapterSo not USB powerd.good price though



Its USB powered so no need to carry the AC adap around.. Can also be powered with AC (while at home I guess)

aren't Maxtor renowened for their drive failures?

Many USB host devices like laptops are severely limited in the power they can provide through USB, especially if you have other peripherals attached. Some battery powered portable devices, like PDAs and web tablets, cannot provide power at all, even when in host mode. The seperate power unit is included so you can still use the portable drive in these situtations.

As for idiots bleating that you can get a 2.5" 250GB USB drive for £60, isn't it funny how they never match like for like or post real life examples, even at twice the OP's deal price?

Banned

collector;1792379

Postage to N. Ireland... £10.99 - NOT WORTH IT!



Maxtor - Not worth it

Really just to confirm what others have posted. I have slightly older model of this and...
1. It has been very reliable
2. It runs off USB. It will run off one usb depending on what else is connected AND length of usb cable, including internal cables and extension leads. For example, a USB on my iMAC keyboard won't run it, but the USB on the Mac works fine. But it comes with an addition usb connector just for more power.
3. Works great with my Eee (off just one USB)
4. Make sure you compare size. The great thing about these are they are small, so go well with something like a Eee.

fleetingmind;1792329

I'd be interested to now where does a 250gb portable drive for £60. … I'd be interested to now where does a 250gb portable drive for £60. Cheapest I've seen them is £80 .


ebuyer were doing a 250gb sata 2.5" drive for about £50.50, and you can get the usb case from dealextreme for under £10

Thanks edi - ordered! Great thing is I nearly paid several quid more for the same item with either scan or ebuyer in the last few days but kept hesitating, thinking I might find cheaper. And I did, with your help!

Paidia;1792862

Really just to confirm what others have posted. I have slightly older … Really just to confirm what others have posted. I have slightly older model of this and...1. It has been very reliable2. It runs off USB. It will run off one usb depending on what else is connected AND length of usb cable, including internal cables and extension leads. For example, a USB on my iMAC keyboard won't run it, but the USB on the Mac works fine. But it comes with an addition usb connector just for more power.3. Works great with my Eee (off just one USB) 4. Make sure you compare size. The great thing about these are they are small, so go well with something like a Eee.


Thats great info thanks. Small enough for the laptop bag (which is the sole bag I take on flights), powered from usb and separate usb power cable if lack of sufficient power is an issue.

I have a maxtor 500GB, but its bulkier and needs ac power. So this is better for travels.

All in all great deal - HOT and Buying now!
CHEERS!

OS required:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

XP Home not mentioned. Oversight?

Been looking for cheap portable drivr for a while.
Ordered.

Cheers edi H& R added!

staples;1792718

Maxtor - Not worth it


Maxtor are now made/owned by Seagate who make the best HD's in the world so I think that's an out of date theory. My brother is an MD for Seagate in the USA btw....:thumbsup:

I'll have me a piece of this action

Thanks Edi.

anyone recieved any confirmation emails other than the order has been placed ?

Munkster;1792679

aren't Maxtor renowened for their drive failures?



A bit of a myth that just keeps going around and around. There is precious little difference between Seagate, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung et al, when looking at an entire range of consumer orientated disks. Within a margin of error, they are about as reliable as each other.

Individual models may be blighted, such as the 60GB IBM "Deathstar", two of which died on me within weeks. The two Maxtors I have owned have been golden. Personally, I have lost IBMs, Fujitsus and a Seagate to disk failure.

You basically choose on the basis of disk noise, speed, heat dissipation and price, and the flavour of the day changes constantly.

If you really want reliablilty, go SCSI as these are tested much more rigorously. Be prepared to pay through the nose, though.

spraint;1793531

A bit of a myth that just keeps going around and around. There is … A bit of a myth that just keeps going around and around. There is precious little difference between Seagate, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung et al, when looking at an entire range of consumer orientated disks. Within a margin of error, they are about as reliable as each other. Individual models may be blighted, such as the 60GB IBM "Deathstar", two of which died on me within weeks. The two Maxtors I have owned have been golden. Personally, I have lost IBMs, Fujitsus and a Seagate to disk failure. You basically choose on the basis of disk noise, speed, heat dissipation and price, and the flavour of the day changes constantly.If you really want reliablilty, go SCSI as these are tested much more rigorously. Be prepared to pay through the nose, though.



another factor is warranty, seagate usually give 5 years which is more than the rest and could be seen as showing their confidence in the quality of their discs

Banned

clarence47a;1793116

Maxtor are now made/owned by Seagate who make the best HD's in the world … Maxtor are now made/owned by Seagate who make the best HD's in the world so I think that's an out of date theory. My brother is an MD for Seagate in the USA btw....:thumbsup:



Fair play! The old Seat/Volkswagen scenario!

I may be persuaded in buying Maxtor again, the last one I purchased (USB) was just over a year ago (failed) and 2 before that in 2006 and they both failed too. (IDE/SATA). Loads of other systems I have built have had Mator hdd problems.
What has survived? Surprise surprise my Seagates are going strong, the Samsung too, and I have purchased my first WD last month. Is excellent if not a little hot when in use.
Longest serving HDD is my 2002 IBM. Purely excellent.

If this is a Seagate drive then it is a deal on fire, however if it a rehashed old stock Maxtor it is neither hot nor cold, but I certainly wouldn't buy a Maxtor made by Maxtor, Seagate however is a different prospect.

I’ve had a Maxtor one touch 200gb external HDD for 4 years that I use regularly to back up my laptop and store movies, music etc.
Never had any problems with it at all.

Now I have a baby one to add to my new Asus eee that I bought from another recommendation off hotukdeals.

Been an expensive week!

Banned

spraint;1793531

A bit of a myth that just keeps going around and around. There is … A bit of a myth that just keeps going around and around. There is precious little difference between Seagate, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung et al, when looking at an entire range of consumer orientated disks. Within a margin of error, they are about as reliable as each other. Individual models may be blighted, such as the 60GB IBM "Deathstar", two of which died on me within weeks. The two Maxtors I have owned have been golden. Personally, I have lost IBMs, Fujitsus and a Seagate to disk failure. You basically choose on the basis of disk noise, speed, heat dissipation and price, and the flavour of the day changes constantly.If you really want reliablilty, go SCSI as these are tested much more rigorously. Be prepared to pay through the nose, though.



I really do not agree. There might be precious little difference, and I have had built with other faulty manufacturers but in the PAST Maxtor HDD have had short lifespans and were clearly not as efficient and good as other brands. I stopped buying Maxtor for myself a few years back, while friends bought them due to price and continued to get failures.
If Maxtor really are Seagate drives with a Maxtor badge then they are excellent value!
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