Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive - £69.97 Delivered @ Amazon
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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive - £69.97 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 9th Mar 2011Made hot 9th Mar 2011
Been on the look out for a bargain external drive for a while now and this seems like a decent price, 46% off from Amazon

Enjoy!

*Edit* to avoid confusion here are the specs from amazon

Technical Details
Product Description: WD Elements SE Portable WDBABV0010BBK - hard drive - 1 TB - Hi-Speed USB

Type: Hard drive - external

Form Factor: 2.5"

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.8 cm x 12.6 cm x 1.5 cm

Weight: 200 g

Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe

Capacity: 1 TB

Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB

Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps

OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5

Power Source: USB bus

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

To further avoid confusion this is a USB 2.0 drive
- wombat6025

65 Comments

Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me and certainly not a genuine 49% off.

Edited by: "TheBiker" 9th Mar 2011

Pretty good price!
Heat!

TheBiker

Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me … Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me and certainly not a genuine 49% off.



Its 1Tb not 1gb...

This is a portable drive aswell
Edited by: "hoskind1" 9th Mar 2011

Banned

got 1.5 TB for £49.99!

hoskind1

Its 1Tb not 1gb...



Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.

This is WD, 1TB and £50
Edited by: "TheBiker" 9th Mar 2011

crowforever

got 1.5 TB for £49.99!



Western Digital?

TheBiker

Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me … Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me and certainly not a genuine 49% off.



Are you nuts, this is the USB one, it does not need a power supply, It was only a few months ago the 500gig was this price.

Remember this: hotukdeals.com/dea…329

This is hot as the 500gig was @£50

Original Poster

TheBiker

Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.



Just double checked and while it may not be a 'genuine' 49% off 129.99 does seem to be the RRP, also with some looking around the cheapest I've been able to find is from Pixmania at £64.99 however you need to slap on the £4.50 postage on that, so all in all you'd save 48p from getting it there over Amazon, personally I'll take the 48p hit for the customer service

thiswilldo

Just double checked and while it may not be a 'genuine' 49% off 129.99 … Just double checked and while it may not be a 'genuine' 49% off 129.99 does seem to be the RRP, also with some looking around the cheapest I've been able to find is from Pixmania at £64.99 however you need to slap on the £4.50 postage on that, so all in all you'd save 48p from getting it there over Amazon, personally I'll take the 48p hit for the customer service



Try my link above £50 from Ebuyer with possible free postage.

Original Poster

GNKelly07

Western Digital?



and portable? if so where?

Banned

no but it is as good,

TheBiker

Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.This is WD, 1TB … Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.This is WD, 1TB and £50



Your Bad- yours is not USB powered, the deal is USB powered! HOT

Edited by: "bashy2002" 9th Mar 2011

This is a 2.5" USB powered portable drive. HOT

bashy2002

You Bad your is not USB powered, the deal is HOT



So? do you want best price for 1gb WD or not? OP didn't mention USB powered as a deal breaker.
Edited by: "TheBiker" 9th Mar 2011

Original Poster

i've updated the post with technical specs to avoid this type of confusion, apologies i should have done it in the first place

portable drive usually means usb powered whereas external usually means mains powered.
heat.

This is only USB 2.0

This is the newer with USB 3.0
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Edited by: "georget" 9th Mar 2011

USB powered ones are better, good for wii softmod as i have done a few and if you want to carry about for your laptop, dont post about powered one its totally different.

TheBiker

Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me … Sorry £70 for a branded external 1GB doesn't seem bargain basement to me and certainly not a genuine 49% off.



Maybe we need a rule that the first poster has to at least follow the deal link before posting

Why are people arguing, both are USB powered -_-

'The Biker''s deal is better.
Edited by: "pmorris" 9th Mar 2011

Original Poster

pmorris

Why are people arguing, both are USB powered -_-'The Biker''s deal is … Why are people arguing, both are USB powered -_-'The Biker''s deal is better.



actually they aren't or at least the two that were being discussed aren't, basically the one i posed is a portable drive (powered via USB and lightweight) while the one the biker posted is a desktop (powered from mains and just over 5 times the weight and I believe larger) so the comparisons the biker has made are a little redundant (comparing apples and oranges springs to mind) also if you check out pixmania they're selling the exact drive the biker is quoting for £44.99

regardless of all the bickering after an hour of looking around i've yet to see a PORTABLE (powered by USB) drive of this size for a better price

although i am sorely tempted by the one Georget posted


Edited by: "thiswilldo" 9th Mar 2011

does this have a mini (small) or micro (really small) USB connector ?

Heat. Nice deal for a portable [USB powered] hard drive.

If you need a portable drive to just plug in your laptop / PC and go, then this is a good deal. If the drive is to stay static on a desktop with little or no transportation, then there are better prices.

I understand the concept that the OP is advertising and therefore makes this a good price.

Original Poster

davem

does this have a mini (small) or micro (really small) USB connector ?



there are more pictures if you follow the link if you want to know what it looked like, also shows the connection type

whats the difference between elements and passport 1 TB ones?

peterjmay

whats the difference between elements and passport 1 TB ones?



I *think* that Passport refers to the portable ones [i stand corrected if wrong]

Original Poster

peterjmay

whats the difference between elements and passport 1 TB ones?



from a quick look design and the passport one ships with a bunch of software.

*Edit* ok so i was curious myself and had a look, from what i can see the elements drives are your standard package with external / portable drives while the passport drives are essentially a piece of hardware to install with their own firmware, drives and software to perform backups, also should be noted that a common complaint with the passport drives is poorly fitting USB ports causing a very easy mid-transfer disconnect if it gets knocked

also the elements drive will plug and play on PC and Macs while the passport will only work on windows
Edited by: "thiswilldo" 9th Mar 2011

pmorris

Why are people arguing, both are USB powered -_-'The Biker''s deal is … Why are people arguing, both are USB powered -_-'The Biker''s deal is better.


From Ebuyer:

Contents

* USB 2.0 external hard drive
* USB cable
* AC adapter
* Quick Install Guide
* 2 years limited warranty

thiswilldo

after an hour of looking around i've yet to see a PORTABLE (powered by … after an hour of looking around i've yet to see a PORTABLE (powered by USB) drive of this size for a better pricealthough i am sorely tempted by the one Georget posted


After 2 minutes of looking I found 2 at Scan under £68 and a USB3 drive for just under £78.
£70 seems an okay price but nothing special and only a 2 year warranty which is not great; same as the Scan drives.

just logged in to vote this hot!

Original Poster

Agharta

After 2 minutes of looking I found 2 at Scan under £68 and a USB3 drive … After 2 minutes of looking I found 2 at Scan under £68 and a USB3 drive for just under £78.



do you mean the Intenso and Verbatim drives? if so you forgot to add the postage which takes them to £72 (i did look there) although i did miss the USB3 drive so thanks for pointing that one out

nice, very nice

So what is best to plug into a Samsung TV for playing movies that doesn't fry my telly? I assume the USB powered one requires more legwork from the tv?

tom_p1980

So what is best to plug into a Samsung TV for playing movies that doesn't … So what is best to plug into a Samsung TV for playing movies that doesn't fry my telly? I assume the USB powered one requires more legwork from the tv?



Got a portable seagate freeagent 500 gb hard drive for my lg led tv and it handles it just fine.

Banned

There's too many idiots on this site.

wow, had a few weeks of minor mistakes about portable/desktop and now we get a sudden surge of idiots ruining it.
heat added

thiswilldo

do you mean the Intenso and Verbatim drives? if so you forgot to add the … do you mean the Intenso and Verbatim drives? if so you forgot to add the postage which takes them to £72 (i did look there) although i did miss the USB3 drive so thanks for pointing that one out


I didn't forget as it is now very easy to sign up for free postage with Scan as has been discussed many times on this site.

HAHAHA THIS ONE DOESN'T COME WITH AN AC ADAPTER COLD COLD COLD

I kid. But it's funny how the argument turned out. Kidding aside, have some heat from me.

OR MAYBE NOT NO AC ADAPTER COLD COLD COLD LOL

But seriously, I mean, this is a good deal.

TheBiker

Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.This is WD, 1TB … Sorry my bad 1TB and I still think the price is average.This is WD, 1TB and £50



TheBiker, the one you found, whilst its a good price and I have three of those 1TB drives, its a 3.5" drive not a 2.5" drive. The 2.5" drives are smaller and more expensive.

As for the deal, 500GB 2.5" drives are usually around the 50 quid mark, so nice price.
Edited by: "Xian" 9th Mar 2011

Bought this drive from Amazon a few months ago for this price. TBH, £70 for 2.5" 1TB hard drives has become the going rate and there've been loads of deals for similar ones. WD is a good make and this particular hard drive is surprisingly small (if a bit heavy) so I'd rate this as the one to go for still.
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