WD Passport SE 1TB USB Powered Ext HDD £137.99 @ PCWorld
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WD Passport SE 1TB USB Powered Ext HDD £137.99 @ PCWorld

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Found 22nd Jan 2010Made hot 11th Feb 2010
I have cablephobia so looking for a 1TB Ext HDD only recently offered one suitably powered over USB.

Seems like a decent price to me especially compared to most other retailers.

Examples:
Amazon : £179.49
Overclockers : £155

Pixmania came in a close 2nd @ £138.50 so with a voucher could be a better deal.

Anyways nothing spectacular but with the difference in price I thought worth a post!

Unsure but I think you can reserve for store pick-up at the web price? Don't know if someone can confirm?

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cheap if its just usb powered well done that man

£131.23 with free super saver delivery at ebuyer

ebuyer.com/pro…915

I didn't know they were doing these in 1tb now. Does that mean we should start seeing laptops/netbooks with 1tb drive installed?

Original Poster

crumpetman;7631151

£131.23 with free super saver delivery at … £131.23 with free super saver delivery at ebuyerhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/185915I didn't know they were doing these in 1tb now. Does that mean we should start seeing laptops/netbooks with 1tb drive installed?



I saw that one but its not the Second Edition. This is the older model. Good deal though but I'm an idiot and have to have shiny new things!

Damn thats nice, i think ill sell my older AC powered one just to have less cables in the house

Heat and Rep

danstewart;7631274

I saw that one but its not the Second Edition. This is the older model. … I saw that one but its not the Second Edition. This is the older model. Good deal though but I'm an idiot and have to have shiny new things!



Yes the Ebuyer is the SE one as it's the only 1TB USB powered one that WD made, check the description, they just have the wrong photo.

The WD10TEVT 1TB laptop 12.5mm drive was discontinued by WD, not sure why !!

You'll need this page ]here to remove the awful Virtual CD parition which launches each time you plug it in. It turns it back into a 'normal' external drive.

Amazon has been this price for the last 4 weeks+ that's where I picked up my 2

Original Poster

jpearn;7635811

Yes the Ebuyer is the SE one as it's the only 1TB USB powered one that WD … Yes the Ebuyer is the SE one as it's the only 1TB USB powered one that WD made, check the description, they just have the wrong photo.The WD10TEVT 1TB laptop 12.5mm drive was discontinued by WD, not sure why !!You'll need this page ]here to remove the awful Virtual CD parition which launches each time you plug it in. It turns it back into a 'normal' external drive.Amazon has been this price for the last 4 weeks+ that's where I picked up my 2



Fair enough stand corrected. Cheers for the info.

danstewart;7636356

Fair enough stand corrected. Cheers for the info.



No worries !! It's a cracking drive, even though it's 12.5mm it feels smaller than the standard 9.5mm external drives, WD got it right for once !!

i'd get two medion 500GB's from aldi so it's £120 tbh rather than the passport!

These 12.5mm drives will fit inside the new unibody MacBook Pros if anyone's looking to upgrade;

weiran;7640404

These 12.5mm drives will fit inside the new unibody MacBook Pros if … These 12.5mm drives will fit inside the new unibody MacBook Pros if anyone's looking to upgrade;



I thought the hard drive was hard soldered into the USB circuit? What ive heard anyways :whistling:

Yep the Passport SE's have it soldered on with no SATA port

This is extremely tempting, paid around the same for my 500GB USB 2.5in drive and while they're a lot cheaper now it's been worth every penny. Real shame it's not esata and also that it can't be used internally as I'd be concerned that I couldn't bypass the enclosure to get data off it if needed.

John

Word of warning, PC world tried to shift the normal AC Powered drive on me today claiming it was the same thing

Although you would have to be an idiot to not notice the fact its 3 times the size of box and weighs a ton lol

Yes you can reserve it online and pay the online price instore when u collect it!

Also its £131.23 now

4ndr3wk;7640695

I thought the hard drive was hard soldered into the USB circuit? What ive … I thought the hard drive was hard soldered into the USB circuit? What ive heard anyways :whistling:



Correct.

Is this the cheapest usb powered 1tb drive about? I was looking at getting one for backup and for connecting to a media player and would prefer usb power but you pay quite a bit more the privilege.

Wow I want one of these. Would like to get a TB drive for tha laptop now too, haven't seen any for sale yet.

Does this one have a none standard usb connector ?

if so, easy/cheap to get another?

thanks

crazymacaque;7811312

Cheaper at Ebuyer and Amazon. See link … Cheaper at Ebuyer and Amazon. See link below!http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/607328/wd-passport-se-1tb-usb-powered-ext-



Its the same price as this post! :thumbsup:

I'm waiting a month or 2 and USB 3 drives should filter through.

If anyone wants a powered one I just got the WD 1tb Elements one from PCworld this week .. item number 389575 @ £63.58 + 10% off using code 10HD

I have a lot of stuff plugged in on my USBs .. so much that if I put say phone and ipod on at same time now it reboots the PC ... figured its drawing too much current now. Waiting for my powered USB hub to arrive so I can add more

good price for usb powered hard disk
heat added:thumbsup::thumbsup:

I had one of these and read all the reviews etc but still went ahead. Lasted two days before it went back. It has a bespoke USB connector which is far too fussy. Kept dropping connection etc. Read the reviews before you buy it and make your mind up from them.

loopie;7811393

I'm waiting a month or 2 and USB 3 drives should filter through.



why not get an esata then? esata is a lot better than usb3. Also not worth having a usb drive if your hardware is only usb 2 compliant.

and although this is a good deal, is it worth double the price to have it usb powered?

Nellster;7811942

why not get an esata then? esata is a lot better than usb3. Also not … why not get an esata then? esata is a lot better than usb3. Also not worth having a usb drive if your hardware is only usb 2 compliant.and although this is a good deal, is it worth double the price to have it usb powered?



Its not just the fact that 2.5" drives are usb powered, its the fact that they are portable, which makes them much more useful. Backing up data is of no use to me unless I can travel with it, and especially usefull to people who use laptops and not desktops (which I imagine is more people)

DonnieH;7811926

I had one of these and read all the reviews etc but still went ahead. … I had one of these and read all the reviews etc but still went ahead. Lasted two days before it went back. It has a bespoke USB connector which is far too fussy. Kept dropping connection etc. Read the reviews before you buy it and make your mind up from them.


Are you sure it's bespoke rather than micro USB?

John

Johnmcl7;7812318

Are you sure it's bespoke rather than micro USB?John

Regardless, reviews of portable drives with micro USB connectors have panned them because they disconnect too easily.

DonnieH;7811926

I had one of these and read all the reviews etc but still went ahead. … I had one of these and read all the reviews etc but still went ahead. Lasted two days before it went back. It has a bespoke USB connector which is far too fussy. Kept dropping connection etc. Read the reviews before you buy it and make your mind up from them.



It's a normal micro USB...
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