Verbatim/Smartdisk 120GB portable HDD USB2.0  £29.99 instore
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Verbatim/Smartdisk 120GB portable HDD USB2.0 £29.99 instore

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Found 7th Oct 2008Made hot 7th Oct 2008
Sleek looking USB portable HDD. Not the biggest - but size isn't everything, is it?
I doubt you could buy a 120GB 2.5" HDD for this price (he wrote, throwing down the gauntlet)





2.5'' Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 120GB
Our palm sized USB 2.0 portable hard drive is light weight making it easy to carry with you. Weighing only 150 grams it packs portability and capacity in one!

Store and carry your digital and day to day working files on this truly mobile drive. Its stylish smooth design sits neatly on the modern desk top as the perfect accompaniment to your laptop.

The Verbatim portable hard drive is USB 2.0 bus powered (1 x USB 2.0 interface) and requires no external power for operation; simply plug n play.

For added security Nero BACKITUP 2 Essentials software is provided to help back up your laptop or PC's hard drive. Features included synchronisation and full backup.

Verbatim 2 Year Limited Warranty

Product Number: 47558
Capacity: 120GB
Interface: USB 2.0
Dimensions: 135mm x 85mm x 25mm
Product Weight: 150g

Pack Contents:
Portable Hard Drive
USB 2.0 cable
Nero BACKITUP 2 Essentials back up software
Quick Start Guide printed in 23 languages

64 Comments

good deal. nice price for 120gb :thumbsup:

Good price. Also 160gb for £35 from Novatech posted earlier today
hotukdeals.com/ite…ha/

Banned

Cannot find it on Staples website.

Banned

wellfan;3141460

Cannot find it on Staples website.



probably because it is in store only :roll:

Banned

Archer;3141487

probably because it is in store only :roll:



Yes, missed the instore bit in the description. Doh!!!!!!!!

Bargain, voted hot

yea canny deal

Im after one myself.. got about £50 to spend....any recommendations?

I'm guessing that the ones which are usb-powered have a slower transfer speed? Hmm, I use my 80GB ipod for storage sometimes, only the fat32 filesystem stops me from carrying bigger files. I would imagine the convenience of no separate psu would make up for the slightly slower read/write speed?

Original Poster

I would guess that all current "mobile" HDD use 5400rpm discs, but maybe someone else knows of one that has a 7200rpm drive ...? In any case, USB is probably the limiting factor.

tubby20076;3142248

I'm guessing that the ones which are usb-powered have a slower transfer … I'm guessing that the ones which are usb-powered have a slower transfer speed? Hmm, I use my 80GB ipod for storage sometimes, only the fat32 filesystem stops me from carrying bigger files. I would imagine the convenience of no separate psu would make up for the slightly slower read/write speed?



but can you REALLY tell the transfer speed is lower on a USB one? surely not?

These hard disks are not that much slower, and are certainly faster than an ipod - I have a western digital 2.5 inch one, and they are a godsend (I say watching Heroes Episode 4...)

You'd be suprised how useful it is to have a hard disk with no power supply, and no worries about attaching it and opening up itunes :-)

just looked on the web and its a 5400 drive. Still should be plenty fine for what i want. very tempted.

Disco;3142196

Im after one myself.. got about £50 to spend....any recommendations?



How about this one ]here

:whistling:

pet2000;3141372

Good price. Also 160gb for £35 from Novatech posted earlier … Good price. Also 160gb for £35 from Novatech posted earlier todayhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/254310/novatech-160gb-8mb-usb2-external-ha/



This one looks like a 3.5" - quite a bit bigger and probably needs external power supply.

thecresta;3142575

How about this one ]here:whistling:



You got me on that one.......;-)

Daniel_Saeed;3142667

You got me on that one.......;-)



Lol! :-D

Can someone please tell me if this is the sort of thing that can be used to back up photos and word documents?

clueless78;3142865

Can someone please tell me if this is the sort of thing that can be used … Can someone please tell me if this is the sort of thing that can be used to back up photos and word documents?



yes , but I would think a smaller USB stick would probably do the job
Unless you have a lot of word documents and pics :thumbsup:

Photos? I have thousands so a USB stick wouldn't do me..

Thanks, I do have a lot of pics so a USB stick would be no good. Will see if my Staples have any in tomorrow.

heat added, good find!

Will this work OK with the tiny laptops like MSI Wind?

KittyKate;3143674

Will this work OK with the tiny laptops like MSI Wind?



Yup, I use my LaCie one with my eee 4G.

They're full computers so in general they'll work with anything that a normal computer will, and anything you can plug in. If you've got the Linux version you may have some trouble with drivers for a few things but that's the only exception I can immediatly think of.

This doesn't need drivers so will work on almost anything with a USB port. (although possibly not printers' pictbridge).

clueless78;3142865

Can someone please tell me if this is the sort of thing that can be used … Can someone please tell me if this is the sort of thing that can be used to back up photos and word documents?



Yep, I use portable USB powered hard drives for backing up the data (mainly photos) from my laptops as there's so convenient.

With regards to speed vs an Ipod, the latter uses slower 1.8in hard disks where as USB powered drives are usually faster 5400rpm drives. I have a 1.8in drive in one of my laptops and it's painfully slow compared to 2.5in 5400rpm drives.

John

clueless78;3142975

Thanks, I do have a lot of pics so a USB stick would be no good. Will … Thanks, I do have a lot of pics so a USB stick would be no good. Will see if my Staples have any in tomorrow.



just because you have alot doesnt mean a usb stick would be no good.. have you checked how much space all your pics are using?

This is much better for backing up photos to than a USB stick as USB sticks are a lot more prone to catastrophic failure ,Even if an external hard drive fails you have a much better chance of recovering lost files ,Usb sticks are perfect for short term storage and transport,
Tony

Just bought one ,Copied 20gb of videos in 14 mins,Almost silent in use and has a cool blue LED on either side (if you like that sort of thing) And yes i am using it now with an MSI wind,
Tony

Anyone test in a xbox 360 and ps3 are they compatible.

Is this is good deal? or should i wait for a better deal?

|Shaz|;3143900

just because you have alot doesnt mean a usb stick would be no good.. … just because you have alot doesnt mean a usb stick would be no good.. have you checked how much space all your pics are using?



Yep, 11gb and rising so USB is out really. This seems a good price for such a large amount of storage, just hope they have some in when I go.

It's not bad - I just bought from one the store on Deansgate, Manchester - and it only came to £24.99.
They knocked me £5 off for signing up to their free points card.

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ntr123;3146216

Is this is good deal?



Others think it's a good deal

ntr123;3146216

.......... or should i wait for a better deal?



Depends how long you want to wait ;-)

clueless78;3146360

Yep, 11gb and rising so USB is out really. This seems a good price for … Yep, 11gb and rising so USB is out really. This seems a good price for such a large amount of storage, just hope they have some in when I go.


11gb! yea the harddrive would be a much better option then. :thumbsup:

Just got one from my local store. They only had 5 left. :thumbsup:

Shame it doesn't come with a protective cover like alot of others do so it doesn't get marked etc when carrying it round but for this price i can't complain :roll:

Just plugged it in and noticed its FAT 32, will i be ok formatting it to NTFS? :?

steevieboy4u;3147626

Just plugged it in and noticed its FAT 32, will i be ok formatting it to … Just plugged it in and noticed its FAT 32, will i be ok formatting it to NTFS? :?



Yep it will be fine :thumbsup:

for the person asking about it working with the Xbox, If it comes already formatted in FAT32 it will be ready to use straight out of the box, however you wont be able to have any individual files over 4GB's, so if you have any HD movies remember to keep the file size below this :thumbsup:

I can confirm that the drive works no problem on the EEE PC running Xandros Linux.
Excellent value for money.

None in Telford branch :-(

Original Poster

madmattie2k;3148854

None in Telford branch :-(



But other compensations ?
hotukdeals.com/ite…st/

Might get this tomorrow.

Does anyone know how much battery this thing eats. I mean I've just bought a Aspire One netbook and while its great, the battery that it comes with stinks, I'm barely getting two hours out of the thing.

Any netbook owners out there is it a battery drain?
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