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Western Digital Elements Portable 320GB 2.5" External Hard Drive £44.99 @ PCWorld WAS £74.99!! (Pickup Instore!)
Western Digital Elements Portable 320GB 2.5" External Hard Drive £44.99 @ PCWorld WAS £74.99!! (Pickup Instore!)

Western Digital Elements Portable 320GB 2.5" External Hard Drive £44.99 @ PCWorld WAS £74.99!! (Pickup Instore!)

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Just picked mine up from store, last one too.. Instore it had £79.99 on the label, Reserved online and got instore for £44.99

My hard drive is Black, and feels lighter than a marsbar, I honestly thought the box was empty when I bought it, and had to check!!

Checked a few other stores and they have them in for pickup

just took some proof screens, and a 1 penny piece incl to show size -

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specs - Plain and simple portable drives that are easy to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter--they are powered directly through the USB cable.

Easy to Use - Just plug it in and it's ready to receive your data.
USB Powered - These drives require no power adapter--they are powered directly through the USB cable.*
Compact Design - Weighing in at only a few ounces, these tiny drives fit easily into pocket or purse.
Reliable - All WD drives, even our most basic products, are designed to protect your data and put through a comprehensive battery of tests before they are ready for market.
* An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit power from the USB port.
Ideal For

Carrying large files between work and home or on the road.

System Requirements
Windows

* Available USB port
* Windows® 2000/XP/Vista®
* Mac® OS 10.3+

Package Contents

* USB 2.0 portable hard drive
* USB 2.0 certified cable
* Quick Install Guide

Physical Dimensions
English
Height 0.70 Inches
Length 4.89 Inches
Width 3.09 Inches
Weight 0.34 Pounds
Metric
Height 17.8 mm
Length 124.4 mm
Width 78.6 mm
Weight 0.155 kg

38 Comments

hot mayynnn....

ooh, can you remove these from their enclosure?

[email protected];4930890

ooh, can you remove these from their enclosure?



yes you can ! great price if you want to put the hdd in your laptop

wont let me add to basket

oh it is now, except none available near me

Original Poster

just took some proof screens, and a penny incl to show size -

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Is it likely to be a SATA drive inside? I'd like one to drop in an EEE box

Original Poster

specs - and its not EXPIRED, just checked leeds and they have them in..and in the south west!

wdc.com/en/…548

NOT EXPIRED- just reserved one. Which one is better- this one or the Iomega one from tesco for the same price???

tommy_1;4931275

NOT EXPIRED- just reserved one. Which one is better- this one or the … NOT EXPIRED- just reserved one. Which one is better- this one or the Iomega one from tesco for the same price???



i bought the iomega (sold on here today) about a month ago...... excellent drive.

Couldnt fault it at all, metal casing which is very strong....

1 thing though is the usb connection is abit loose, nothing major...

Still stock in Warrington and Bolton (and others)

Can this drive be ripped out easily and placed into a PS3 does anyone know? (Desperately looking online for the answer) It would be great if it can.

Then I can put the old PS3 drive into the case and still use the drive as a backup!

[FONT="Verdana"]Unfortunately I'm now getting the following from the PC World website - off to phone a couple of local stores to see if they have them in stock.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]SORRY
Due to high demand the following item(s) are currently unavailable.
Western Digital Elements Portable 320GB 2.5" External Hard Drive
Please use the back button to go to the previous page.[/COLOR]

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

hotfinder;4931811

Can this drive be ripped out easily and placed into a PS3 does anyone … Can this drive be ripped out easily and placed into a PS3 does anyone know? (Desperately looking online for the answer) It would be great if it can.Then I can put the old PS3 drive into the case and still use the drive as a backup!




yes mate it can

Good price though it's a bit of a minger compared to the WD Passports


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Scotty Boy;4932264

[FONT="Verdana"]Unfortunately I'm now getting the following from the PC … [FONT="Verdana"]Unfortunately I'm now getting the following from the PC World website - off to phone a couple of local stores to see if they have them in stock.[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]SORRYDue to high demand the following item(s) are currently unavailable.Western Digital Elements Portable 320GB 2.5" External Hard DrivePlease use the back button to go to the previous page.[/COLOR]Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



Same?

They have some in Stoke and Stafford. Too far for me though, damn.

Hot anyway.

none in grimsby

thomasc123;4930912

yes you can ! great price if you want to put the hdd in your laptop



If they are anything like the Passport drives, then WD uses cheaper drives with only 2MB of cache onboard, rather than the 8MB you get with the bare drives to put into notebooks. False economy to buy one of these if you are intending to put it in a notebook IMHO.

Picked one up from Bradford last night, great price. Is now attached to my Mac mini to back up and share music over my network. Hotness.

great deal, none near glasgow though

good deal, thanks


stock in oxford & swindon, none in reading

Just reserved one in stoke, can anyone who has opened one up tell me what drive exactly is on this?

also do these drives power down after a period of inactivity?

Cheers

Could I copy my music to this from my PC and use it plugged into my Xbox 360?

(Oh and thanks in advance)

None available near me

schnide;4937846

Could I copy my music to this from my PC and use it plugged into my Xbox … Could I copy my music to this from my PC and use it plugged into my Xbox 360?(Oh and thanks in advance)



yes is the short answer :thumbsup:
or you could stream to your xbox if you have wired (or wireless) connection to your pc and TVersity uploaded on the pc

Excellent would vote hot but seems expired!! Just got back from Farnborough branch I bought one, now two left on bottom shelf. (in-store system only showed 2, but found 3 on shelf). Unable to reserve online (no stock showing!), but staff happy to web price match in-store (just mention webprice at checkout). Many thanks to OP...

Thanks J9STL, I already stream my music from my PC but it means turning it on each time, whereas with the hard drive I could just fire that up instead. I'd rather just have an external HD using power than my PC and monitor as well as the Xbox! I might look into getting one of these then.

thomasc123;4930912

great price if you want to put the hdd in your laptop


Not true - this is a 5400rpm drive.

If you're looking to put one in a laptop, then spend an extra £10 on a 7200rpm drive - kikatek.com/pro…019 - they're much quicker in real-world use (ie, boot time !). Power consumption is broadly the same.

bargain but none anywhere near londinium!
how annoying! :@

is this better than the 320gig portable one at tesco recently for £45?

Just got 2 of these an hour ago from Telford.....

Here's the score, online showed no stock, yet in store you could see them on the shelf, there were only 2, PC World's systems will not allow release of Collect In Store if stock shows below 3 - a jobsworth would tell you thats that, but thankfully a helpful member of staff pursued it and adjusted the stock levels to 5 to allow a Reservation No and the 2 to be released, then after selling them adjusted the stock levels back.

Now all you have to do is find some on the shelf and hope there isnt a jobsworth on duty - good luck!

i got one of the tesco iomega ones ,very happy with it.

None in Glasgow! Great price if you can find one.

Yay Ive managed to get one reserved at Warrington - they were out of stock last night, so if you've missed out it might be worth trying again.

If anyone has got one of these & taken the drive out, do you know the model number? I'm looking to swap it with my 160G laptop drive, but I'm not keen if its only a 2Mb buffer, it'll probably be too slow.... My 160 is only 5400, so Im not too bothered about the spindle speed.
Thanks to all for info so far....

czar.nik;4939243

bargain but none anywhere near londinium!how annoying! :@



Reserved mine at the Old Kent Road Store London

In stock near stevenage now but gone up to 59.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dogran;4949863

Yay Ive managed to get one reserved at Warrington - they were out of … Yay Ive managed to get one reserved at Warrington - they were out of stock last night, so if you've missed out it might be worth trying again.If anyone has got one of these & taken the drive out, do you know the model number? I'm looking to swap it with my 160G laptop drive, but I'm not keen if its only a 2Mb buffer, it'll probably be too slow.... My 160 is only 5400, so Im not too bothered about the spindle speed.Thanks to all for info so far....



Hello, sorry didnt take a note of the model number, but I did exactly what you are trying to do, upgraded a 160GB Dell to a 320GB works fine. It is Sata of course. Wont notice the speed difference anyway on the machine as its running VISTA!

As for cloning software, I would recommend Clonezilla, clonezilla.org/ . Its free under GPL and quite powerful. Needless to say with all software utils like this, use with caution! .

HTH
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