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Western Digital 250GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive for laptops, PS3 etc £50.94 inc @ Ebuyer
Western Digital 250GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive for laptops, PS3 etc £50.94 inc @ Ebuyer

Western Digital 250GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive for laptops, PS3 etc £50.94 inc @ Ebuyer

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WD Scorpio WD2500BEVS
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7 cm x 10 cm x 9.5 mm
Weight 117 g
Capacity 250 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-150
Data Transfer Rate 150 MBps
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Buffer Size 8 MB
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty

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Original Poster

For free postage choose the Super Saver (5 working days) option.

Will that wortk with PS3?

PS3tastic.

mieciux;1739979

Will that wortk with PS3?



It will indeed. Apparently it's worth paying extra for 16MB cache though, especially with the new games coming out with heavy HDD dependence.

Original Poster

mieciux;1739979

Will that wortk with PS3?


If the PS3 uses standard size 2.5” SATA laptop drives then it ‘should’ work, but check with someone that has a PS3 and knows their stuff.

mieciux;1739979

Will that wortk with PS3?



Certainly will (search or google WD2500BEVs) - this a very cheap price for an excellent drive. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I just ordered one; I hope it arrives by next Tuesday but with Easter who knows!

Change the title, description and picture and you will get a lot more hits.

Example:
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Also it will wind up all the Xbots who are ripped off.

Original Poster

sparc;1740111

Change the title, description and picture and you will get a lot more … Change the title, description and picture and you will get a lot more hits.Example:http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1593654.


Good idea. :thumbsup: I did make the change so that it's more obvious for PS3 users.

Slight improvement, it will still go unnoticed though. Not many people are aware you can upgrade the PS3's storage so last time it was a big hit.

Swapping a laptop's hard drive in comparison is too much hassle even for those with the technical know how.

that's a good price.
I guess, if u get an enclosure , u can use as a portable drive..
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sparc;1740111

Change the title, description and picture and you will get a lot more … Change the title, description and picture and you will get a lot more hits.Example:http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1593654Also it will wind up all the Xbots who are ripped off.



haha can you imagine how much microsoft would want for a 250gb hdd for the 360 :-D

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sparc;1740699

Swapping a laptop's hard drive in comparison is too much hassle even for … Swapping a laptop's hard drive in comparison is too much hassle even for those with the technical know how.


It used to be a pain but now that laptops use SATA drives which have exactly the same data and power connectors as Desktop SATA drives it’s easy. Here’s what I do:

Connect both laptop drives to my desktop PC and temporarily disconnect any desktop SATA drives.
Boot the PC from a Norton Ghost CD and clone the old drive to the new one.
Install the new drive and away you go.

You can possibly use a demo version of Ghost or Acronis to keep the cost down.

Wow, that's an amazing price!

Agharta;1740838

It used to be a pain but now that laptops use SATA drives which have … It used to be a pain but now that laptops use SATA drives which have exactly the same data and power connectors as Desktop SATA drives it’s easy. Here’s what I do:Connect both laptop drives to my desktop PC and temporarily disconnect any desktop SATA drives.



That makes sense .. unless you are using a laptop .. because you cannot have a desktop pc.

Now £50.94!

thank's just cancelled and re ordered !!

Bargain - ordered one

Blimey!, just bought a 160gb one last week for 50quid from ebuyer.

good price, have nearly filled up my ps3 hd now so i was looking for a new one, shame im skint!

N20Y1D;1740731

haha can you imagine how much microsoft would want for a 250gb hdd for … haha can you imagine how much microsoft would want for a 250gb hdd for the 360 :-D



I don't see why as 360 doesn't do HDD installs (not at 5GB per game like the PS3!!!), so the space isn't necessary (since launch I've used virtually none of my 360 HDD space).....and if you want to store media, then an external USB drive is both cheaper, more flexible and better.

However, I've just bought one of these for my PS3 as I quite fancy playing about with the PlayTV when it comes out, and believe me you'll need the extra HDD space for that! So thanks to the OP.

jonneyt;1740035

It will indeed. Apparently it's worth paying extra for 16MB cache … It will indeed. Apparently it's worth paying extra for 16MB cache though, especially with the new games coming out with heavy HDD dependence.



I just looked at the standard 60GB hard drive that is inside my PS3 and it has an 8-MB cache buffer so the one in the deal will work fine.

Original Poster

gdowsett;1741137

Now £50.94!


Thanks, this is seriously cheap now; I’ve updated the post to reflect the new price.

markrfc;1741190

thank's just cancelled and re ordered !!


Me to. :-D

Sockpuppetuk;1741123

That makes sense .. unless you are using a laptop .. because you cannot … That makes sense .. unless you are using a laptop .. because you cannot have a desktop pc.


Well… yes, but you just have to know someone that owns a desktop which shouldn’t be that hard.

millw00d;1741398

I just looked at the standard 60GB hard drive that is inside my PS3 and … I just looked at the standard 60GB hard drive that is inside my PS3 and it has an 8-MB cache buffer so the one in the deal will work fine.



This particular drive should perform exactly the same as your PS3's existing HDD. However, what he's talking about is in terms of access/transfer speed. It gives the system a small speed/loading time boost by having a larger 16mb cache (whereas spinspeed has virtually no effect, in fact it may be detrimental as faster spin drives cause a lot more heat)......unfortunately there's a big price difference for that extra 8mb cache.

This is the same drive I have in my PS3. It's as silent as the original unit and it cost me £25 more a month ago. Very good price.

Agharta;1741404

Me to. :-D



How have you canceled if you ordered before me?

Status Goods Allocated, I can't click the tab.

Now changed to £50.67 :-P

ajay87;1741489

Now changed to £50.67 :-P



They've already charged me £54.03 at 6:17pm :oops:

Original Poster

sparc;1741450

How have you canceled if you ordered before me? Status Goods Allocated, I … How have you canceled if you ordered before me? Status Goods Allocated, I can't click the tab.


I wasn’t expecting to be able to cancel from previous experiences with Ebuyer but I could this time. The status was Goods Allocated and I just clicked on the Cancel Order tab.

Original Poster

sparc;1741504

They've already charged me £54.03 at 6:17pm :oops:


I ordered at ~18:02 and cancelled at ~21:15.

sparc;1740699

Slight improvement, it will still go unnoticed though. Not many people … Slight improvement, it will still go unnoticed though. Not many people are aware you can upgrade the PS3's storage so last time it was a big hit. Swapping a laptop's hard drive in comparison is too much hassle even for those with the technical know how.



Interested by this comment - I dont understand the reasoning, swapping a laptop hard drive is a piece of the proverbial?

I had two of the £3.55 HDMI cables and another 500GB Western Digital USB £59.99 in my basket too.

£3.36 lost. They've robbed me of what could of been another HDMI, *******s.

But as a side note, a very good hard drive perhaps for 2.5" external HDD enclosures?

MrShed;1741619

Interested by this comment - I dont understand the reasoning, swapping a … Interested by this comment - I dont understand the reasoning, swapping a laptop hard drive is a piece of the proverbial?



I don't know how or where to start in replying to that. :thinking:

Well, explain why "even someone with technical knowhow" would not want to replace a laptop hard drive?

Nice one. :thumbsup:

just a question,i don't think i will use my 40gb capacity on my ps3 but is it handy to upgrade the internal or is it just as well having an external one???

MrShed;1741692

Well, explain why "even someone with technical knowhow" would not want to … Well, explain why "even someone with technical knowhow" would not want to replace a laptop hard drive?



It all depends on the laptop. A lot of laptops are a real pain in the ass needing you to remove the keyboard and facia, but more recent lappies seem to have sorted this problem with trapdoors.

vinylkiller;1741703

just a question,i don't think i will use my 40gb capacity on my ps3 but … just a question,i don't think i will use my 40gb capacity on my ps3 but is it handy to upgrade the internal or is it just as well having an external one???



Some games now require you to install the game to the HDD for optimal performance at about 5GB a time due to slow Bluray access times, so a 40GB would only have room for about 10 such games to install.

vinylkiller;1741703

just a question,i don't think i will use my 40gb capacity on my ps3 but … just a question,i don't think i will use my 40gb capacity on my ps3 but is it handy to upgrade the internal or is it just as well having an external one???

Upgrading the hard disk is most worthwhile if you intend to use the PS3 as a media center. I use mine for music, pictures and videos. If you only play games it is not really worth it.
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