WD Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Misco
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WD Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Misco

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Found 17th Jul 2010Made hot 25th Jul 2010
WD Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

Western Digital's WD Elements Desktop USB 2.0 external hard drive is the right answer for simple, reliable add-on storage. Simply plug it in to a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files.

Key Features

WD quality inside and out - Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world.

Plug-and-play simplicity - Just connect the power and plug it into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer.

Designed to save power - Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.

Earth-friendly packaging - Packaged in a minimized eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials.

Preformatted for PCs - Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.

Specifications:

WD Elements Desktop WDBAAU0015HBK - hard drive - 1.5 TB - Hi-Speed USB

Device Type Hard drive - external

Capacity 1.5 TB

Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps

Interface Type Hi-Speed USB

Power Source Included AC adapter

Dimensions (WxLxH) 116.58 x 179 x 36.14 mm

Weight 1.02 kg

Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty

Vista Certification Compatible with Windows 7

OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5

£69.98 + postage
- Computerman

17 Comments

Original Poster

+ 3.5% Quidco

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Remember postage. £3.99 looks like the cheapest option.

Does this have an on/off switch? Anyone own this unit? If it's 1.5 TB what's the actual space available? Thanks in advance.

matedodgy

Does this have an on/off switch? Anyone own this unit? If it's 1.5 TB … Does this have an on/off switch? Anyone own this unit? If it's 1.5 TB what's the actual space available? Thanks in advance.



I have the 2TB version, and there is no on/off switch.

I think it auto spins down though. I have the 1TB version.

matedodgy

Does this have an on/off switch? Anyone own this unit? If it's 1.5 TB … Does this have an on/off switch? Anyone own this unit? If it's 1.5 TB what's the actual space available? Thanks in advance.



I've got the 1TB version and it doesn't have an on/off switch. Also no backup software etc.

Thanks, it's still on - surprised this isn't hotter! After cashback it's only a smidge more £/GB than the £95 2TB, even after delivery. I was almost going to get that but really don't need the extra space so this is perfect.

Re. Computerman's post, the Verbatim seems to be slower and I would have slightly more faith in WD for long-term reliability, and the Seagate seems to be the least reliable drive they've ever produced. And with experience of both retailers I really wouldn't place Play.com as 'better' than Misco, although I still use them a lot.

This is Hot!

(Deal price should be £74.67 though, VAT gets added to the P&P)
Edited by: "BurningSnowman" 25th Jul 2010

CannyJack

I've got the 1TB version and it doesn't have an on/off switch. Also no … I've got the 1TB version and it doesn't have an on/off switch. Also no backup software etc.


Yeah.....even the so called eco drives!!
I can't understand why these big corps can't simply add on a red/green diode switch so you can save energy & to prolong life & reliability.
...you don.t think they want us to buy more...??
Nah Can't be cos they're regulated responsible and caring right??

sowotsdis

Yeah.....even the so called eco drives!!I can't understand why these big … Yeah.....even the so called eco drives!!I can't understand why these big corps can't simply add on a red/green diode switch so you can save energy & to prolong life & reliability....you don.t think they want us to buy more...?? Nah Can't be cos they're regulated responsible and caring right??


I have a software called nosleephd that writes a blank text file every 15 minutes(user specifiable) and keeps the hard disk from going to sleep works nice on a iomega and seagate external HD drive..Maybe this helpsX)

hotz

I have a software called nosleephd that writes a blank text file every 15 … I have a software called nosleephd that writes a blank text file every 15 minutes(user specifiable) and keeps the hard disk from going to sleep works nice on a iomega and seagate external HD drive..Maybe this helpsX)



Why not just turn off auto-spin down?

PC World are currently selling the 1tb version for a 'web exclusive' price of £51.99 - I did a [email protected] reservation on my phone while in the shop,then took it to the till and quoted my reservation number. Usually £59.99 in-store price. You may be able to get Quidco too.

hotz

I have a software called nosleephd that writes a blank text file every 15 … I have a software called nosleephd that writes a blank text file every 15 minutes(user specifiable) and keeps the hard disk from going to sleep works nice on a iomega and seagate external HD drive..Maybe this helpsX)



Couldn't you write a simple bat file and add a scheduled task to do exactly the same thing ? I hope you didn't pay for it!

Good Deal, I paid Amazon about £45 for the 500GB version 2 months ago and now I wish I'd held on! It's a nice drive though, quick and reliable.

axum

Couldn't you write a simple bat file and add a scheduled task to do … Couldn't you write a simple bat file and add a scheduled task to do exactly the same thing ? I hope you didn't pay for it!



Bat file is also possible but this program with GUI makes it much more simpler and is free as well...:)

Fair enough if it's free then!

terriclarkfan

PC World are currently selling the 1tb version for a 'web exclusive' … PC World are currently selling the 1tb version for a 'web exclusive' price of £51.99 - I did a [email protected] reservation on my phone while in the shop,then took it to the till and quoted my reservation number. Usually £59.99 in-store price. You may be able to get Quidco too.



Thanks I bought this one for home delivery.
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