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USB 3.0/2.0 WD My Passport Essential 500 GB Silver or Red Portable Hard Drive £52.60 @ Amazon
USB 3.0/2.0 WD My Passport Essential 500 GB Silver or Red Portable Hard Drive £52.60 @ Amazon

USB 3.0/2.0 WD My Passport Essential 500 GB Silver or Red Portable Hard Drive £52.60 @ Amazon

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These have dropped back down a few quid to nearer the £50 mark again. Remember this is for a USB 3.0 HD not just USB 2.0

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this was £50 2 weeks ago when the other colours were £57

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Gold Feet

this was £50 2 weeks ago when the other colours were £57



i know, i posted a deal for it when it was that price, but this is the cheapest its been since then

These work on the Wii with homebrew, just as the previous model.

It's £49.99 in Currys and PC World, all colours

how would the USB 3.0 benefit on an imac with usb 2.0?

ruralscot

It's £49.99 in Currys and PC World, all colours



They aren't listed online (just the USB 2.0 for £49, not this USB 3.0).

ruralscot

It's £49.99 in Currys and PC World, all colours



The one's in PC World are USB 2.0 only, not both 2.0 and 3.0 like these. Cheers to the OP, will be ordering one of these

these are nice drives - I got the USB 2 version for £45 at currys for use with WD live tv player - speed is ample for transferring films etc.

Looking for a portable HDD at the moment. Could anyone please spare a minute to explain the benefits of USB 3 over 2?

Many thanks

Bought a white one from Comet yesterday - marked at £59 but got them to price match with pcworld/currys to £49 and yes it is the USB 3 one
Edited by: "jimbo19" 22nd Dec 2010

Murielson

Looking for a portable HDD at the moment. Could anyone please spare a … Looking for a portable HDD at the moment. Could anyone please spare a minute to explain the benefits of USB 3 over 2?Many thanks



External USB 2 hard drive should be fast enough for most but if you want to futureproof than USB 3 is the way to go. Dont forget USB 3 will only work at full speed (real world speed 190MBps) if your computer has USB 3, if u only have USB 2 it will work but only at USB 2 speed which is 30MBps.

Anyone able to give an idea of how much difference USB 3.0 makes over a USB 2.0 one, and how much do USB 3.0 expansion cards usually cost?

This is potentially £47 on best buy with the 20% cashback through quidco.
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