Western Digital 500GB My Book Premium Edition £104.77 Store Pick UP
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Western Digital 500GB My Book Premium Edition £104.77 Store Pick UP

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Found 21st Mar 2007Made hot 21st Mar 2007
Found this on Jessops, dont forget to use the QuidcoVoucher to get 10% off (above price) some of you may be fortunate enough to pick it up others may need to pay £3.95 for delivery
But dont forget Jessops do 3%rebate through quidco!!!


They're your photos...your music...your videos...your important files. Make extra room for them, back them up, and keep them safe on WD's My Book Premium. This reliable and easy-to-use external hard drive is the perfect storage solution for all your precious digital assets.
Easy to set up, easy to use.
Installation is a snap because you don't really "install" this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.


Dual interface: For all-out, high-speed performance, FireWire 400 is the interface of choice. For convenience and compatibility among multiple computers, USB 2.0 is the way to go. How do you choose? With this drive, you dont have to choose you get both interfaces on the same drive.


WD Backup software: We've provided software that makes backing up your data as easy as possible. With a few simples steps you can back up all your data files or just save your picture and music files. You can also set scheduled backups, so you don't have to think about it again.


Capacity gauge: See at a glance how much space is available on your drive.


High quality hard drive: Inside the case is an exceptionally fast, ultra quiet, cool-running hard drive from Western Digital.


Free Google software: Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. Note: Google software is compatible with Windows 2000 and XP only.


System Requirements: Available USB Port Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP or, Mac® OS X 10.2.8+


Package Includes: USB 2.0 external hard drive, USB cable, AC adapter with power cord and Quick Install Guide

57 Comments

Thanks blachorse

Do you have a direct link ?

Original Poster

I updated post about a min afterwards it should be direct linking now?

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Blackhorse

I updated post about a min afterwards it should be direct linking now?



Thanks Blackhorse :thumbsup:

Working fine now !

Original Poster

edi

Thanks Blackhorse :thumbsup: Working fine now !



Your deffo on the ball! Cant even make a 60 second mistake and correct it myself wid out it been noticed!!

Blackhorse

Your deffo on the ball! Cant even make a 60 second mistake and correct it … Your deffo on the ball! Cant even make a 60 second mistake and correct it myself wid out it been noticed!!



WID out? You having a bad mistake day?

Coupon code: QUIDCOTEN

Hehe, their store locator isn't working!

Thanks, missed yesterdays one as ebuyer upped the price whilst i was ordering.

I'm waiting for the 250gb essential edition to go back to the previous £58.99 price as there are 10% off vouchers floating around. Currently at 69.99 so quite a difference.

£97 at Amazon, and they do have it in stock.

Cold I'm afraid.

WalterSmith

£97 at Amazon, and they do have it in stock.Cold I'm afraid.



Isnt there a difference between the ble light and green light? One on amazon has a green light. I think it might not have fire wire - not sure though

amazon.co.uk/Wes…8-1

this is the one that is with the blue light and shows upat £116

amazon.co.uk/Wes…8-2

WalterSmith

£97 at Amazon, and they do have it in stock.Cold I'm afraid.


That's the Essential not Premium.

MANJ_007

Isnt there a difference between the ble light and green light? One on … Isnt there a difference between the ble light and green light? One on amazon has a green light. I think it might not have fire wire - not sure though]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-USB2-0-External/dp/B000EXZB0M/ref=pd_ka_1/202-3366477-5385403?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1174470597&sr=8-1this is the one that is with the blue light and shows upat £116]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Premium-External-Firewire/dp/B000EXLVG0/ref=pd_ka_2/202-3366477-5385403?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1174470809&sr=8-2


The Essential (USB2 only) has a green light the Premium (USB2 & Firewire) has blue. HTH

Green = Essential edition (no firewire and no backup software)
Blue = Premium edition (2x firewire, backup software, drive usage indicator on blue light)

bod emrys

My PC has only got USB 1, would a drive like this be horrendously slow to … My PC has only got USB 1, would a drive like this be horrendously slow to read and write to using that?


Not only to this drive to any drive USB 1 or 1.1 is slow - depending on how much data you need to move. Any idea how much? I playback movies and edit video from these drives over firewire without a proble.

Mada06

Green = Essential edition (no firewire and no backup software)Blue = … Green = Essential edition (no firewire and no backup software)Blue = Premium edition (2x firewire, backup software, drive usage indicator on blue light)


Funnily enough PC World had some green Essential's in before Christmas that had backup software. Had me confused for a minute.

Tenex

That's the Essential not Premium.



OK I stand corrected. Sorry for the COLD vote.

Can I use one of these between two PCs, one connect via firewire and one USB?

WalterSmith

OK I stand corrected. Sorry for the COLD vote.Can I use one of these … OK I stand corrected. Sorry for the COLD vote.Can I use one of these between two PCs, one connect via firewire and one USB?


I don't believe so but if you email Western Digital they usually reply in 24 hrs.

If you want an alternative Amazon have the My Book Pro Gigabit NAS for £136. I have one on order.

Mada06

Green = Essential edition (no firewire and no backup software)Blue = … Green = Essential edition (no firewire and no backup software)Blue = Premium edition (2x firewire, backup software, drive usage indicator on blue light)


What backup software do they come with? The spec on Amazon states:
Software Included: Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Picasa

TIA

EDIT: found it, sorry. wdmybook.com/en/…asp

bod emrys

My PC has only got USB 1, would a drive like this be horrendously slow to … My PC has only got USB 1, would a drive like this be horrendously slow to read and write to using that?



yup, usb2 is slow enough (for me, i'm fussy) but usb1 would be really slooooooow, like taking literally hours to write a few gigs.

you could buy a firewire card for about a tenner i expect.

Tenex

If you want an alternative Amazon have the My Book Pro Gigabit NAS for … If you want an alternative Amazon have the My Book Pro Gigabit NAS for £136. I have one on order.


Do you have a link for this? I can't seem to find it..?

The NAS drive is on but showing as not being available for 4 to 6 weeks unfortunately, which is amazon speak for who knows if they're ever getting it.

Which is a real shame as I wouldn't mind one of those at that price, my first 500 gig drive is now nearly full

amazon.co.uk/Wes…8-1

Nice found, Blackhorse. But it's out of stock for home delivery now and not available at Manchester stores.

Filo25

The NAS drive is on but showing as not being available for 4 to 6 weeks … The NAS drive is on but showing as not being available for 4 to 6 weeks unfortunately, which is amazon speak for who knows if they're ever getting it.Which is a real shame as I wouldn't mind one of those at that price, my first 500 gig drive is now nearly fullhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-500GB-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B000MSVNM4/ref=pd_ka_1/026-9790590-0103633?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1174473591&sr=8-1



what is the difference between this and the firewire version ? Is it just faster read/write ? Thanks

Editor

Thanks blachorse

octopus

what is the difference between this and the firewire version ? Is it just … what is the difference between this and the firewire version ? Is it just faster read/write ? Thanks


This is part of the Pro range so it may have a larger cache 16Mb vs 8Mb and a 3 year warranty but otherwise its just down to speed as you say.

Seems a good offer 500GB is a LOT of space!!!

None near me though :-(

Would this be able to store my mp3 collection on, and then play through my 360?

Got over 700 albums in my collection, currently all stored on my Sony NW3 Walkman, just thought a HD for mp3s and photos would be good.

Just checked 'track order' in jessops and it says 0 processed 1 on back order!!!

i wonder if i should get this or wait until the e-sata version comes out. Good deal though

UPDATE: I ordered one and just had confirmation of dispatch. Only had to wait 2-3 days.

jg213

i wonder if i should get this or wait until the e-sata version comes out. … i wonder if i should get this or wait until the e-sata version comes out. Good deal though


The esata is out though not sure if its on sale here?

Original Poster

Had an email confirming dispatch on futhers tracking its arriving monday!
Also the 3% tracked on quidco! So all in all im very happy!
Does anyone know if this comes with a firewire cable??

Edit. Just checked Jessops site and its showing as in stock! So anyone else want it, nows ur chance!
Seems weird that the 500GB essential is £4 more expensive??!?!

Blackhorse

Does anyone know if this comes with a firewire cable??


The Premium comes with a USB and Firewire cable.

Blackhorse

Had an email confirming dispatch on futhers tracking its arriving … Had an email confirming dispatch on futhers tracking its arriving monday!Also the 3% tracked on quidco! So all in all im very happy!Does anyone know if this comes with a firewire cable??Edit. Just checked Jessops site and its showing as in stock! So anyone else want it, nows ur chance!Seems weird that the 500GB essential is £4 more expensive??!?!



In stock - but gone up to £116.42...

Original Poster

SilverBandit

In stock - but gone up to £116.42...


Its always been £116.42!! You need to apply the 10% discount code! "QUIDCOTEN"

Blackhorse

Its always been £116.42!! You need to apply the 10% discount code! … Its always been £116.42!! You need to apply the 10% discount code! "QUIDCOTEN"


Spoil sport

Blackhorse

Its always been £116.42!! You need to apply the 10% discount code! … Its always been £116.42!! You need to apply the 10% discount code! "QUIDCOTEN"



Doh!
Note to self - read the whole of the original post!

Just ordered for collecton from local store on Wednesday. Voted HOT!

so if you collect the price will be full but if you order online you can use the 10% discount and quidco yes?

bigup

so if you collect the price will be full but if you order online you can … so if you collect the price will be full but if you order online you can use the 10% discount and quidco yes?



I used the 10% for collect in store - my account now has a pending order at the OP price so I'm hoping that's the price I'll pay instore when I collect. (I'll be taking a print-out of the page with me just to make sure) - not sure that quidco's gonna work tho'...

SilverBandit

I used the 10% for collect in store - my account now has a pending order … I used the 10% for collect in store - my account now has a pending order at the OP price so I'm hoping that's the price I'll pay instore when I collect. (I'll be taking a print-out of the page with me just to make sure) - not sure that quidco's gonna work tho'...



thanks for the info dude

just ordered online £110.72 minus 3% quidco, not bad for next day delivery

Many thanks to OP. :thumbsup:

Just ordered four (you can NEVER have too much storage space imo!). :-D

Used 10% discount code and went via Quidco for extra 3% cashback plus standard free City Link delivery.

Cheekster.
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