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Western Digital 250GB Passport External Hard Drive - £77.31 @ PCWorld
Western Digital 250GB Passport External Hard Drive - £77.31 @ PCWorld

Western Digital 250GB Passport External Hard Drive - £77.31 @ PCWorld

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Product code: 573242

The Western Digital 2.5inch passport External Hard Drive is small and very easy to use. Just plug it in, and you've got plenty of room to back up and save your valuable data, music, photos

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Same price inc delivery @ Amazon

LOL

Wonder who is price-matching who there???

Original Poster

Fair enough - if anyone wants to buy from a bricks & mortar shop, they have a choice...

solid;1628557

.....if anyone wants to buy from a bricks & mortar shop, they have a … .....if anyone wants to buy from a bricks & mortar shop, they have a choice...



I agree.. the barrage of cold votes is unfair ;-)

edi;1628564

I agree.. the barrage of cold votes is unfair ;-)



Also agree, so I'll vote hot, especially as you can get 2.5% Quidco, which will make it cheaper than Amazon. It's only available to collect in store though, which I think means that the 5% voucher won't work.

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Mike73;1628581

Also agree, so I'll vote hot, especially as you can get 2.5% Quidco, … Also agree, so I'll vote hot, especially as you can get 2.5% Quidco, which will make it cheaper than Amazon. It's only available to collect in store though, which I think means that the 5% voucher won't work.



Sorry about the confusion - the 5% voucher is ONLY for home delivery:oops:

not a bad hard drive, picked mine up about a month ago from PC Worl for £66 as I used the Amazon price match and the guy got his sums wrong so I got it a bit cheaper than I should of so not complaining.

I also picked up a hard drive case from case logic for £8 save it getting damaged during taking it around with me, a Nintendo DS Lite case would also do the trick as sort of the same dimensions

I received mine from Amazon on Thursday.

I'm amazed by the quality of this drive - it would literally fit into a shirt pocket, and is no heavier than a mobile phone. Fantastic bit of kit.

Got my mum the pink version, was amazed how light and well made they are

sold out in my area bu ordered from amazon, so thanks for the link. voted hot.

Shame Amazon aren't matching the offer with the case. £3 more expensive + the quidco with PC World. Picking mine up today.

Banned

Does anybody know if i would be able to use this hard drive with my Xbox 360 to play movies & music off? Thank you in advance.

Does Vista see it?

Can you not get a drive with a higher capacty for the money? Obviiously wouldn't be as portable tho.:?

BobbyDeathrow;1630223

Does anybody know if i would be able to use this hard drive with my Xbox … Does anybody know if i would be able to use this hard drive with my Xbox 360 to play movies & music off? Thank you in advance.



You can play them straight from the hard drive to the 360, some videos wont play straight away as you will get a prompt to downnload an update from xbox live to play the content. So far the hard drive has played most content I have tried.

echobase;1630436

Can you not get a drive with a higher capacty for the money? Obviiously … Can you not get a drive with a higher capacty for the money? Obviiously wouldn't be as portable tho.:?


Yes, you can get 500Gb 3.5" desktop external drives for about £60 but as you said, they are not as portable. This is pocket sized and needs no external power adapter (runs from USB) so you can carry it around no problem in a (large-ish) pocket. The higher capacity desktop drives are much larger, heavier and require a power supply.

chef;1630325

Does Vista see it?


Yes it will

BobbyDeathrow;1630223

Does anybody know if i would be able to use this hard drive with my Xbox … Does anybody know if i would be able to use this hard drive with my Xbox 360 to play movies & music off? Thank you in advance.



Yes you will :thumbsup:

It comes pre formatted as FAT32 (well mine was) which is required for the Xbox360

Remember the limitations of FAT32 though
i.e Unable to hold files larger than 4GB.

You could try to create a partition if this is a huge problem

Any idea what kind of interface this has? SATA/IDE?
Could I remove it from the case and stick in a PS3?

Would anyone recommend the 160GB version of this where there is a cheaper price?I need something that is powered by the mains. My budget is £50.

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SuB-K;1631071

Would anyone recommend the 160GB version of this where there is a cheaper … Would anyone recommend the 160GB version of this where there is a cheaper price?I need something that is powered by the mains. My budget is £50.



The 160GB works out about 5p/GB more than this deal (if my maths is right). If you wanted a mains powered hard drive, it would probably have to be a 3.5" drive (i.e. much bigger than this 2.5" one), although it would be loads better value, pence/GB.

Yes you can definitely find cheaper drives with bigger capacities (somewhere around £60 presently will get you 500GB) and also better performances (usually 7200RPM which means the platter inside the drive can accomplish up to 7,200 spins per minute which is quite fast) but as you said, not as portable.

If you don't need your drive to be portable then obviously this is not your best option as desktop drives (built around 3.5" hard drives) offer better value for money, but they need to be mains powered and are quite bulky.
Those drives here are based upon 2.5" drives (also called notebook drives) which means they are smaller, lighter, quieter, and although they usually spin at 5400RPM (for that price, at least), they have the immense advantage of being portable as many people mentioned before ("pocket" drives) but actually fully mobile, i.e. you can use them on the go without the need for a mains plug as they are USB-powered.

That makes them the perfect drive for frequent travellers or like me, for the occasional travellers that like having their music and movies around (especially when there's no free entertainment on my flights) or once away, as a perfect storage and/or backup unit for the digital pictures.

Please note that 320GB drives are also available for around £90 (see ]this Toshiba 2.5" 320GB drive posted by edi).

Why not get PC World to price match Amazon? This is £99.99 instore. Since PC World take off 110% of the difference, they'd be undercutting Amazon (and their own web price) by £2.30.

Regards,
Mark.

[ Edit: Looks like they've dropped the instore price to £89.99 today but you'd still get £1.30. It was £99.99 yesterday when I price matched one. ]
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