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Philips SPE3020CC 250GB USB External Hard Drive £[email protected] Ebuyer
Philips SPE3020CC 250GB USB External Hard Drive £44.68@ Ebuyer

Philips SPE3020CC 250GB USB External Hard Drive £[email protected] Ebuyer

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Philips SPE3020CC 250GB USB External Hard Drive £39.99 incl free delivery at Ebuyer.

This is my first offer submission so please be gentle.

Product Description Philips SPE3020CC - hard drive - 250 GB - Hi-Speed USB
Type Hard drive - external
Form Factor 3.5"
Capacity 250 GB
Interface Type Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps / internal: 60 MBps
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 8 MB
OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Power Source Included AC adapter

Ebuyer have now removed the free delivery so add £4.69 unless you buy something else to push the total price above £49.99 (then it's free again).
- Orville

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This looks like a very tempting bargain to me, anyone beg to differ?

Good first find Orville

How much is postage?

Original Poster

Tejstar

How much is postage?


Postage was free when I ordered, but they now appear to be charging 4.69. I will change the price accordingly.

Alternatively, buy something else for a tenner or more and shipping is free on anything above £49.99.

will this copy over files larger than a couple of gig?

i read somewhere that a lot of external hard drives can't copy over files over a couple of gig as they are not formatted in a certain way

Cheapest shipping is showing 3.99 (5 working days supersaver) so there seems to be an error in the OP post.
I believe ebuyer are current offering free delivery on orders above 49.99

Is it ok with Vista?

Can this drive work off the USB port alone or does it always need the AC power supply?

adr0ck

will this copy over files larger than a couple of gig?i read somewhere … will this copy over files larger than a couple of gig?i read somewhere that a lot of external hard drives can't copy over files over a couple of gig as they are not formatted in a certain way



Should be able to change the File System from FAT32 to NTFS quite easily(which would allow bigger files) - I had to do that with my Western Digital 250gb, and in the leaflet it said most drives are shipped like that as it means they're universally useable (presumably some older OS don't accept NTFS?).

Someone who knows what they're talking about should be of more help though

I thought it was a misprice at first, as they don't give free delivery under £49.99

adr0ck

will this copy over files larger than a couple of gig?i read somewhere … will this copy over files larger than a couple of gig?i read somewhere that a lot of external hard drives can't copy over files over a couple of gig as they are not formatted in a certain way


that would depend on which file system you choose to format the drive .... you have 2 options -fat32 or ntfs.

ntfs file system supports larger file sizes wheras the fat 32 file system doesnt .


lol , looks like mattk3410 beat me to that , i guess i must learn to type faster !!

Original Poster

I think Ebuyer must watch this forum because 3 people in my office ordered this for £39.99 inc free delivery before I posted the deal. 45 mins later free delivery disappears but still a good deal I think.

If it comes with FAT32 formatted t 250 gig that brilliant for me. I can connect it to my xbox 360 and dvd player. Saves burning disks!

Can anyone confirm if it comes as FAT32? Thanks.

takes seconds to change over to fat32 even if it comes ntfs.

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aj_aziz

If it comes with FAT32 formatted t 250 gig that brilliant for me. I can … If it comes with FAT32 formatted t 250 gig that brilliant for me. I can connect it to my xbox 360 and dvd player. Saves burning disks!Can anyone confirm if it comes as FAT32? Thanks.

This will most likely be FAT32 format (to allow higher compatability between systems). However, it will be easy to reformat between FAT32 and NTSC from any Windows PC.

anyone found anything useful for £10 to get the free delivery?!

In terms of GB for your £, this is only 5.56 GB/£. You can get the Lacie 500 GB for about £70 (Delivered) elsewhere which equates to about 7.14 GB/£, which represents about 28% better value than this.

Original Poster

cowjames

anyone found anything useful for £10 to get the free delivery?!

How about 2x Verbatim 43522 DVD-R 16x 25pk Spindle ]here at £5.01 each. You could then backup your backup hard disk... or burn a few dvd's. These are top quality discs that I can recommend from lots of use.

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only_me

In terms of GB for your £, this is only 5.56 GB/£. You can get the Lacie 5 … In terms of GB for your £, this is only 5.56 GB/£. You can get the Lacie 500 GB for about £70 (Delivered) elsewhere which equates to about 7.14 GB/£, which represents about 28% better value than this.

That is only the case if you use/require the full 500GB of space. If you need 250GB or less, or if you intend to use FAT32 this works out 40% cheaper than the Lacie. Horses for courses.

Orville

That is only the case if you use/require the full 500GB of space. If you … That is only the case if you use/require the full 500GB of space. If you need 250GB or less, or if you intend to use FAT32 this works out 40% cheaper than the Lacie. Horses for courses.




I don't understand your theory...you are still getting 500gb wether you use it all or not so really the lacie IS cheaper.

Also couldnt you just partition the drive and use fat32 anyway?

I don't understand your theory...you are still getting 500gb wether you … I don't understand your theory...you are still getting 500gb wether you use it all or not so really the lacie IS cheaper.



Not if you don't want or need 500GB!

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only_me

In terms of GB for your £, this is only 5.56 GB/£. You can get the Lacie 5 … In terms of GB for your £, this is only 5.56 GB/£. You can get the Lacie 500 GB for about £70 (Delivered) elsewhere which equates to about 7.14 GB/£, which represents about 28% better value than this.

5.8gb/£ and 6.64gb/£ would be closer as you haven't allowed for the drives being formatted. This reduces available space to 232gb and 465gb respectively IIRR ;-)


/end pedantism

cowjames

anyone found anything useful for £10 to get the free delivery?!



I'm going for:

Kingston 512MB Micro Secure Digital Card at 3.99
Ebuyer Extra Value 104pcs Drill Set at 6.80

phil001

Not if you don't want or need 500GB!



erm? so if i offer you 10 apples for a pound or 4 apples for 50p which is cheaper?

Its not a matter of needing or wanting its a case of simple maths the lacie is cheaper.

5.56 per gb
7.14 per gb

thats all that matters here.

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You're still working on unformatted space and NOT available space :roll:

Repo

You're still working on unformatted space and NOT available space :roll:



still cheaper.

Original Poster

1duck

I don't understand your theory...you are still getting 500gb wether you … I don't understand your theory...you are still getting 500gb wether you use it all or not so really the lacie IS cheaper.


I will be using mine to backup photos and essential documents. My current photo collection is about 30GB's built up over the past 6 years. By the time I fill 250GB I'll probably be able to buy a 100TB backup drive for the difference in price. Some people will not need the extra space, others will. I understand your argument but neither deal is better or worse than the other. If you need the extra space go for the Lacie, if not go for this or a smaller/cheaper alternative.

Example. Why buy 20M @ of elctrical cable for £5 if you only need 10M that can be had for £3? The 20M deal would be cheaper per Metre but is that a good enough reason to buy? Also, do you always buy Jumbo 3L bottles of coke, or do you occasionally buy cans when you feel thirsty?

[SIZE=2]My four penneth...[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]If you don't need 500Gb at the moment, go for a smaller drive and save your money. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]As 500Gb drives are relatively new the price will fall sharply over the next 12 months or so. By the time you get round to actually needing one they will be much, much cheaper.[/SIZE]

1duck

erm? so if i offer you 10 apples for a pound or 4 apples for 50p which is … erm? so if i offer you 10 apples for a pound or 4 apples for 50p which is cheaper?Its not a matter of needing or wanting its a case of simple maths the lacie is cheaper.5.56 per gb7.14 per gb thats all that matters here.



Per GB its obviously cheaper!

But if i only need say 200GB then why would i spend £70 on a 500GB?

any experts on these? Is it just a matter of plugging it in the USB port of a laptop/PC?

Do they require a lot of setting-up?

Repo

5.8gb/£ and 6.64gb/£ would be closer as you haven't allowed for the d … 5.8gb/£ and 6.64gb/£ would be closer as you haven't allowed for the drives being formatted. This reduces available space to 232gb and 465gb respectively IIRR ;-)/end pedantism



( (465/70) - (232/44.68) ) / (232/44.68) ~ 28% still?

burdini

any experts on these? Is it just a matter of plugging it in the USB port … any experts on these? Is it just a matter of plugging it in the USB port of a laptop/PC?Do they require a lot of setting-up?



Usually just plug in power and USB and thats it!

nice price voted hhhhot
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