Western Digital 250GB My Book Essential 1U External Hard Drive USB2.0 £62.99 Or Less Delivered!
Western Digital 250GB My Book Essential 1U External Hard Drive USB2.0 £62.99 Or Less Delivered!

Western Digital 250GB My Book Essential 1U External Hard Drive USB2.0 £62.99 Or Less Delivered!

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Using the discount code: COMPACTIVE you can get the Western Digital 250Gb My Book [normally £69.99] for just £62.99 including delivery from Play.Com. Buy through QuidCo for 2% in cashback, or use the direct link opposite to go straight to the deal...

# Easy to set up, easy to use
# The My Book Hard Drive turns itself on and off with your computer
# The elegant case, iconic of a book, takes up less space on your desk, stacks horizontally
# Inside the case is an exceptionally fast, ultra quiet, cool-running hard drive
# Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP or, Mac OS X 10.2.8+


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The Western Digital USB 2.0 is an external hard drive with Hi-Speed USB 2.0, It is ideal for backing up valuable data, music, photos and movies; this drive has USB front and rear ports, for easy connection of multiple USB peripherals, a front-mounted power button with a Safe Shutdown feature. With the Western Digital External USB Hard Drive you add more storage to your PC. The device can be position horizontally or vertically.


Western Digital's USB 2.0 external hard drive makes it possible to add reliable, high-performance storage instantly to your PC or Macintosh. Simply plug into a USB port or USB PCI adaptor card and within seconds back up your valuable data or store large multimedia files. Multiple drives stack together and can be routed through a hub, enabling you to further expand your storage capacity. Designed with Western Digital's WD Caviar 7200 RPM hard drive and a high-speed USB 2.0 bridge, this external hard drive provides maximum storage performance.

[COLOR=darkred]Kit contains:
[/COLOR]USB 2.0 external hard drive
USB cable
AC adapter with power cord
Quick Install Guide

Always liked the look of these. Prob wait til the bitter taste of Amazon has gone though til I get a second external drive though

Anyone know how large this is?


(tee hee)

I got one from Amazon for £64.99 last week which is still a very good price.

It's seems to be a very good drive.


Anyone know how large this is?


Physical Dimensions
Height 6.710 Inches (Max)
Length 5.550 Inches (Max)
Width 2.25 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
Weight 2.90 Pounds

Height 170.5 mm (Max)
Length 141 mm (Max)
Width 57.2 mm
Weight 1.32 kg


Hey Mbeeching, what happened between you and Amazon? We're all friends here, share your pain with us my friend :-)


Hey Mbeeching, what happened between you and Amazon?

Most likely this...



my friend paid £125 for this lol...it is nice tho...and v fast via usb 2

I got one of these from Amazon delivered yesterday, seems to be a very good drive, quiet running.

Anyone know if I could swap the drive in this with the one in my pc? My PC has a 120GB IDE drive in it.



I've got mine ordered, it's being packed at the moment apparently.

Thanks for the deal Rayman, great spot!


rep and voted hot

can anyone help me on a tachnical issue? i have now formatted this drive to NTFS and there is 232mb available and 71.7mb used, although it is emtpy(total capacity does state 232mb aswell)!! i assume this is normal for these HD thingies?(you get the idea i have no idea what i'm on about?)

the other thing is, how quick should tranfers from my internal to this external be?

to test it i transferred a 3gb file and it took around 3 mins, is that normal speed?

i am sure my USB is USB 2.0 and i have SP2 which i read is needed for USB2 to work.

if thats the right speed then fine, had just hoped it would be a little quicker :roll:

any help/advice appreciated.

thank you.

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That's normal for the storage amount to show as less than stated yes

3Gb/3mins sounds about right to me...

Thanks for the feedback all :santa:
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