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Western Digital 2.5" USB Powered! Passport STUDIO VERSION 250GB - £43.12 Delivered @ Novatech
Western Digital 2.5" USB Powered! Passport STUDIO VERSION 250GB - £43.12 Delivered @ Novatech

Western Digital 2.5" USB Powered! Passport STUDIO VERSION 250GB - £43.12 Delivered @ Novatech

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Western Digital 2.5" USB Powered! Passport Studio Blue 250GB 8MB 5400rpm - Retail
Capacity: 250GB, Interface: USB 2.0, Power: USB Firewire 400, Weight: 0.18kg, Dimensions: 15.0mm x 126.2mm x 79.5mm,

Equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, and formatted for Mac, this portable hard drive is perfect for Mac users on the go. Use it to pack up your office files and take them home, carry thousands of songs or pictures and back up your Mac laptop using Apple® Time Machine

Type Standard - 3.5"
Buffer Size 8 MB
Capacity 1 x 400 GB
Rotation Speed 5400 rpm

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thanks! i just ordered one! please note the picture is white/silver....but on novatech it says BLUE!

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stephen2k5;5646548

thanks! i just ordered one! please note the picture is … thanks! i just ordered one! please note the picture is white/silver....but on novatech it says BLUE!



yes i noticed that too, the title says blue, but the listing says silver. i contacted novatech, it is silver

Are these suitable for Windows XP withour reformatting (spec refers to Mac) amd is a little garbled on the website ?

Software IncludedDrivers & UtilitiesOS RequiredWindows® 2000/XP/Vista™
Available USB port
Mac® OS X 10.4.8+ Peripheral / Interface DevicesCD-ROMSystem Requirements DetailsIntel Pentium III / AMD Duron 900 MHz or higher, 256 MB RAM (Vista: 512 MB RAM) or higher, CD-ROM drive, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
MAC : PowerPC G3/G4/G5, Power Book G3/G4 or Intel Mac, 256 MB RAM or higher, CD-ROM drive, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Mac OS X v10.3 or higher

What is the general consensus on reliability etc ?


To naswer my own 1st question, I found this on a review "The drive ships with two data cables (FireWire 400 and USB 2.0), a quick setup poster, and a velour string purse. The drive is bus-powered. You just have to plug it into a ][COLOR=#1e5b7e]Mac[/COLOR] and it works. Preformatted for OS X, the My Passport Studio needs to be reformatted for use with Windows. This is a very simple process that requires a few mouse clicks using Windows' built-in disk-management utility."

Has anyone re-formatted for XP and is it really that easy ?

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FF99;5646805

Are these suitable for Windows XP withour reformatting (spec refers to … Are these suitable for Windows XP withour reformatting (spec refers to Mac) amd is a little garbled on the website ?Software IncludedDrivers & UtilitiesOS RequiredWindows® 2000/XP/Vista™ Available USB port Mac® OS X 10.4.8+ Peripheral / Interface DevicesCD-ROMSystem Requirements DetailsIntel Pentium III / AMD Duron 900 MHz or higher, 256 MB RAM (Vista: 512 MB RAM) or higher, CD-ROM drive, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Windows 2000 / XP / Vista MAC : PowerPC G3/G4/G5, Power Book G3/G4 or Intel Mac, 256 MB RAM or higher, CD-ROM drive, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Mac OS X v10.3 or higher What is the general consensus on reliability etc ?



not really sure about the reformatting part to be honest, but Novatech do have live chat on the website, however im sure there suitable with xp

and about the reliability, you get 5 years warranty, rather than the normal 2 or 3 years, ive also heard good things about western digital though reviews

RJ2DJ;5647165

HOT.http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=569



Link to wrong product. The one on offer is 250GB with firewire 400, not 800

Still a good product, though !

3% Quidco.

I unknowingly posted this earlier on as a reply to a deal request.
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See my post here.


Heat and rep added.

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Hard Drive
Type Standard - 3.5"
Buffer Size 8 MB
Capacity 1 x 400 GB
Rotation Speed 5400 rpm

you could get 320GB for another £11 on Amazon - that would be a better deal imo.

K1LLER HORNET;5651574

you could get 320GB for another £11 on Amazon - that would be a better … you could get 320GB for another £11 on Amazon - that would be a better deal imo.




Have you got a link ? I cannot see the Mac version on their for this price ?

Thanks:-D

The Tesco deal is a bit better than this (320GB for £44) although I don't think that is currently on offer. Might be worth waiting :-D
They do still have the £65 500GB drives though..


This is still a good price though.

CFLEETWOOD;5651912

Have you got a link ? I cannot see the Mac version on their for this … Have you got a link ? I cannot see the Mac version on their for this price ?Thanks:-D



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320GB £57.70

milkmanchris;5651964

]Clicky320GB £57.70



better at £54 for 320GB amazon.co.uk/Wes…e_6

OFI;5651940

The Tesco deal is a bit better than this (320GB for £44) although I don't … The Tesco deal is a bit better than this (320GB for £44) although I don't think that is currently on offer. Might be worth waiting :-DThey do still have the £65 500GB drives though..This is still a good price though.



Could you provide a link to the £65 500GB one please? I've tried to find a USB powered one at that price on Tesco Direct but to no avail so I guess I am looking in the wrong place.

Great price! Heat added

Searcher2;5652222

Could you provide a link to the £65 500GB one please? I've tried to find … Could you provide a link to the £65 500GB one please? I've tried to find a USB powered one at that price on Tesco Direct but to no avail so I guess I am looking in the wrong place.



As 'shedloads' said. Instore only :-)

I just wish I had a spare £65 myself! Told another guy at work about the deal and he picked one up from our local, Salisbury. :x lol

I would check it out but I would think it is only in larger stores... I don't recall seeing anything like that in my local Tesco. Will have a look though. Have a Western HD TV coming

shedloads;5652296

The Tesco £65 500GB is instore only. In my local store they were marked … The Tesco £65 500GB is instore only. In my local store they were marked up at £109 but scanned at £64.97. Tesco seem to be changing ranges and selling off stock ay 50% mark downs, Some great gardening deals as well.



IWhat make is that? WD? or Iomega?
So I know what I'm looking for, next time I'm in Tescos.

Chaps it must be remembered that this is not the 'essential' version but the superior 'studio' model that includes firewire, which make this drive a little hotter than the others that are been linked to.

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Burned_Alive;5652642

Same drive in 400gb is only £57 as … Same drive in 400gb is only £57 as wellhttp://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?WD-PE400S



not exactly, that is the essential version with no firm wire, or storage space indicator lights

CFLEETWOOD;5651912

Have you got a link ? I cannot see the Mac version on their for this … Have you got a link ? I cannot see the Mac version on their for this price ?Thanks:-D



what?

Mac's can't use any USB HDD - if true, that's just stupid.

anyway - the links have already been posted by other members above.

K1LLER HORNET;5655656

what?Mac's can't use any USB HDD - if true, that's just stupid.anyway - … what?Mac's can't use any USB HDD - if true, that's just stupid.anyway - the links have already been posted by other members above.



Youre not making any sense, macs can use any USB hard drive.

Hot deal, as its got Firewire 400!! :thumbsup:

zaft;5656914

Youre not making any sense, macs can use any USB hard drive. Hot deal, as … Youre not making any sense, macs can use any USB hard drive. Hot deal, as its got Firewire 400!! :thumbsup:



i'm not making sense - look at the comment i've quoted in my previous post :roll:

"CFLEETWOOD" said:
"I cannot see the Mac version on their for this price?"

saying that would mean that Mac's need specialized HDD's, would it not?

the mac versions come with firewire and usb, firewire is far faster, and will also come preformatted for mac, but that doesn't matter so much as the firewire, which on a mac is a far better choice for external harddrive than usb.

windows firewire support is, to be frank, flaky, especially on vista.

K1LLER HORNET;5657221

i'm not making sense - look at the comment i've quoted in my previous … i'm not making sense - look at the comment i've quoted in my previous post :roll:"CFLEETWOOD" said:"I cannot see the Mac version on their for this price?"saying that would mean that Mac's need specialized HDD's, would it not?



Passport Studio is "the mac version", and the current 320GB Firewire 800 model is around £100 on Amazon. £40 for a 5-year warranty 250GB Firewire 400 model is not bad at all compared to these usb-only Essential models that still cost £50 or more. Don't mix Passport Studio, Essential, or Elite. They may work on both PC and Mac, but the prices/speed/warranty vary greatly. :whistling:

:oops:Western Digital Home storage 500GB My Book Essential £54.99

pcworld.co.uk/mar…0GB

abs;5661309

:oops:Western Digital Home storage 500GB My Book Essential … :oops:Western Digital Home storage 500GB My Book Essential £54.99http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/957231/?camp_id=ppc_google_data_storage_external_hd__western_digital_500GB



Am I missing something here? The OP is about a USB powered 2.5" drive... and this link is to a 3.5" mains powered drive.

Nice drive.
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