Western Digital 160GB Portable Hard Drive (2.5" pocket-sized) - £52.33 delivered @ ebuyer !
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Western Digital 160GB Portable Hard Drive (2.5" pocket-sized) - £52.33 delivered @ ebuyer !

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Found 24th Oct 2007
Western Digital 160GB Portable Hard Drive (2.5" pocket-sized) - £52.33 delivered @ ebuyer !

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Key Features : Easy to Use - Just plug it in and it's ready to receive your data. USB Powered - These drives require no power adapter--they are powered directly through the USB cable. Compact Design - Weighing it at only a few ounces, these tiny drives fit easily into pocket or purse.

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£52.88 now

Surprising how much the price fluctuates if you keep hitting refresh on Ebuyer's pages !

It's currently bouncing between £52.25 and £52.33 just now.

Anyone used these? I have heard tht on some systems these drives don't get enough power to work without an external power supply.

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Mecoconuts

Surprising how much the price fluctuates if you keep hitting refresh on … Surprising how much the price fluctuates if you keep hitting refresh on Ebuyer's pages !It's currently bouncing between £52.25 and £52.33 just now.



£52.25 @ my end :-D

£52.33 now.

i bought one these from amazon new. i would advise people not buy this as it is ureliable and most of the time the things u saved on to the hard drive gets deleted some how.

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real123

i bought one these from amazon new. i would advise people not buy this as … i bought one these from amazon new. i would advise people not buy this as it is ureliable and most of the time the things u saved on to the hard drive gets deleted some how.



Hardly any bad reviews on Western Digital drives

May be you're unlucky ?

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mrbill

Anyone used these? I have heard tht on some systems these drives don't … Anyone used these? I have heard tht on some systems these drives don't get enough power to work without an external power supply.



It varies from machine to machine how much power is sent to the USB. It also depends on how many other USB devices are attached, and so on.

edi

Hardly any bad reviews on Western Digital drives May be you're unlucky … Hardly any bad reviews on Western Digital drives May be you're unlucky ?



Best way to use a WD drive is to delete pre loaded backup/sync software by formatting the drive and using the normal drag/drop and copy feature of windows.

My "WD Passport" Works fine on all diff laptops/pc I use. Not sure about this one.

£52.25 now with 76 in stock.

Then it changes to £52.33 with 113 in stock.

Banned

Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.

Message me when its £30

amazon.co.uk/Wes…0TS

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jay_zizzle

Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its … Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its £30http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-160GB-Elements-External/dp/B000RQU0TS



No they aren't, pyramiddistributionltd are. So you will need to add delivery to that too.

73 in stock @ 11:44.

This seems a bad deal, unless you absolutely MUST have portability (as if a normal external HD is too big anyhow?!). you can get 400-500mb external drives for the same money (and the more reliable Seagate and Maxtor brands too)

jazid

73 in stock @ 11:44.This seems a bad deal, unless you absolutely MUST … 73 in stock @ 11:44.This seems a bad deal, unless you absolutely MUST have portability (as if a normal external HD is too big anyhow?!). you can get 400-500mb external drives for the same money (and the more reliable Seagate and Maxtor brands too)



I think you mean 400-500 GB

jazid

73 in stock @ 11:44.This seems a bad deal, unless you absolutely MUST … 73 in stock @ 11:44.This seems a bad deal, unless you absolutely MUST have portability (as if a normal external HD is too big anyhow?!). you can get 400-500mb external drives for the same money (and the more reliable Seagate and Maxtor brands too)


These portable drives use 2.5" hdds and only need usb power and are wallet sized you cannot compare these to desktop large drives, those are book sized and require a bulky power supply, hardly comparable, it's mobility vs. capacity.

You cannot carry the 400/500gb drive you meant to say, these are completely different products.

I have a 3.5" external hard drive and it's a pain in the ****. It has its own power supply, it's quite bulky, and half the time I don't even have it connected to the laptop so I'm not using it.

Something like this would be so much better. My laptop's hard drive is quite small as it is 2 years old, don't want to bother to buy a new internal drive and mess about that way. This would just work, and the price is pretty good. It just needs to work on USB bus power guaranteed.

JeeBeePSB

I have a 3.5" external hard drive and it's a pain in the ****. It has its … I have a 3.5" external hard drive and it's a pain in the ****. It has its own power supply, it's quite bulky, and half the time I don't even have it connected to the laptop so I'm not using it.Something like this would be so much better. My laptop's hard drive is quite small as it is 2 years old, don't want to bother to buy a new internal drive and mess about that way. This would just work, and the price is pretty good. It just needs to work on USB bus power guaranteed.



If your laptop is stationary most of the time, £2 usb extension lead is fine, if you move around alot then this is very good deal

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jay_zizzle

Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its … Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its £30]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-160GB-Elements-External/dp/B000RQU0TS



From market-place seller. £60+ inc delivery ;-)

May be you can return in 2012 to buy at £30

jay_zizzle

Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its … Not really a hot deal - Amazon selling same for £55.Message me when its £30]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-160GB-Elements-External/dp/B000RQU0TS



Marketplace sellers have extortionate delivery costs, amazon over £15 is free.

£30 is wishful thinking, this is 50% less per gigabyte compared to most 2.5" portable drives have been all year, £30 can get you 2.5" 80gb hdd, but no usb enclosure.

I have the 80GB version of this drive and it works fine. However, you must use it with the USB cable that came with it. I have tried several other USB cables and the drive spins up but is not recognised. The other cables work fine with other devices though.

Does anyone know if the drive is SATA or IDE? If it's IDE then those of us with last year's laptop could upgrade its internal drive quite cheaply this way. The WD website is not helpful about this except that their current retail 160G drives are SATA.
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