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Western Digital My Passport 320GB 2.5" external hard drive was £99.99 now £77.40 , using PC Worlds price matching policy
Western Digital My Passport 320GB 2.5" external hard drive was £99.99 now £77.40 , using PC Worlds price matching policy

Western Digital My Passport 320GB 2.5" external hard drive was £99.99 now £77.40 , using PC Worlds price matching policy

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By using PC worlds Price matching policy the Western Digital drive can be purchased in store , by using the lower price on amazon.co.uk site.
PC world will also deduct 10% of the price difference bringing the total down to £77.40.
Picked up one of these last night and shocked by how small and lightweight they are, recommended for huge portable storage on the go.

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I got the 250gb version yesterday using pricematch for £53!!

They were gutted but had to honour it :o)

How did you get it pricematch at £53? Which PC world store?

Thanks

Yer pcworld realy dont like to price match
and quite often try saying no
makes for a fun trip to pcworld
putting your foot down with them

what price match and what do i do if they refuse to give me it at the store

titan;2500876

How did you get it pricematch at £53? Which PC world store?Thanks



seconded, i'd like to know too

You take a print out of the price match policy
you point out they match amazon
show them printout of price on amazon
state that they have to do a price match
if no joy call manager

just as they start ringing it through the till say
dont forget the 10%

and they start franticly trying to work out how much to take off

most of the time they give you 10% instead of 10% of the diff
as theyr a bit dense

or if really lucky they will confuse theyr selves working it out
and really under charge you

i had a £35 wireless xbox headset last year for £16

and my father had an 80gig ipod classic for 106 the other week

due to the till person not being able to count

I don't know if they still have the same offer but PC World did have a similar Toshiba 320GB drive for 80 pounds instore which would save having to pricematch.

John

God dam it i paid £96.xx something a month back with price match. errrgh. its always the way

Great deal get one. really fast transfers 30-40MB/s read about the same write speed. Only thing I can fault is short usb cable not good for desktops but i brought mine for laptop anyway!

titan;2500876

How did you get it pricematch at £53? Which PC world store?Thanks



Amazon are doing it at £59.99.

The guy priced it up in PC World to match that, then couldn't find Amazon on his PC billing program. I then said what about the 10% on top? He got all flustered and said I'll just do it at £53 ok?

You betcha!!!

It was PC World in Catford (SE6) if it helps. Have 250/320gb versions

This has to be HOT if only for the fun factor.

I love you PCWorld and how thick you are :thumbsup:

You try and blagg us with your over-priced 'necessary' AV Software, and we'll sting you right back ;-)

[COLOR=Red]Print out and take with[/COLOR] - pcworld.co.uk/mar…ise

What are these ones like compared to the V2?

Great deal BTW OP, heated and repped

how reliable are these? do they have a long term life - i would like to chuck my 3.5" for this but i'm scared that a slight knock or over time this thing will die

e_munky;2502584

how reliable are these? do they have a long term life - i would like to … how reliable are these? do they have a long term life - i would like to chuck my 3.5" for this but i'm scared that a slight knock or over time this thing will die




Ehhh !!
These are lappy drives hence why they are far more reliable and designed to be moved about far more than static PC's 3.5" drives.

Unless this use's a 7.2k 2.5" which I doubt then it will be slower than the 3.5" which IS most likely 7.2k.

Can someone tell the difference b/w V1 and V2 hard drives please.
Thanks

Excellent heads-up, thanks! I have a 320Gb one already which I paid £99 for, they're excellent little units. I'm after a 250Gb one to have my music and videos backed up onto - this is ideal.

For reference:

250Gb at amazon is £59.70, so would be £53.73 at PC World (21.4p per Gb!)

320Gb at amazon is £79.70, so woul dbe £71.73 at PC World (22.4p per Gb)

Thanks Davee58

does anyone know if they need two usb ports or one (for power) and if one do they need ac connection, i ve just got a sony sz lappy and it comes with only 2x usb ports so would be helpful to know. thx.

Original Poster

Yep it comes supplied with a 30cm USB cable which also acts as the power source. No external AC adapters needed.

Razor_UK;2504402

Yep it comes supplied with a 30cm USB cable which also acts as the power … Yep it comes supplied with a 30cm USB cable which also acts as the power source. No external AC adapters needed.



so just to be clear before i start cycling to pc world, only one usb port needed for data and power, right, coz the one i ve now, needs two usb port. sorry for being so lame but i just wanted to be sure, thx.

Original Poster

if your using the usb port from the main port from the motherboard you'll be fine , the only time your going to need a double usb connector is when there is insufficient power coming from that hub , eg a small hub with lots of devices attached. This works flawlessly from my main ports and on the laptop ports too.

marian_14_jul;2504514

so just to be clear before i start cycling to pc world, only one usb port … so just to be clear before i start cycling to pc world, only one usb port needed for data and power, right, coz the one i ve now, needs two usb port. sorry for being so lame but i just wanted to be sure, thx.



Yes the wd hdd only needs one USB cable which in its self powers it too,so you will have one USB port free.or go to dealextreme.com or ebay and get a USB hub to get a few more ports.I got one for £4 from Dextreme.

Razor_UK;2504585

if your using the usb port from the main port from the motherboard you'll … if your using the usb port from the main port from the motherboard you'll be fine , the only time your going to need a double usb connector is when there is insufficient power coming from that hub , eg a small hub with lots of devices attached. This works flawlessly from my main ports and on the laptop ports too.



right so if i use the one on laptop direct, one one port is needed but from hub u need 2, so does the drive actually comes with 2 ports?

Original Poster

Correct, but in most cases you wouldn't need two ports from a hub , only if there are many devices also attached to the same hub which limits the power available to the drive. A separate 2 port usb cable can be found for around £3-4. If i can find a link i'll post one.

davee58;2504692

Take care though.If you have a powered USB 2.0 port on your laptop you … Take care though.If you have a powered USB 2.0 port on your laptop you will be fine.With a USB 1.1 port you may need either a second port, and a Y cable to power this drive, or an externally powered USB 2.0 hub.Any recent PC should be USB 2.0, however my 6 year old Dell Inspiron laptop was USB 1.1, and required an external powered USB 2.2 hub to use an external drive.Always better to check first just in case.CheersDave..



Thanks for everyone's advise, I am pretty sure I have a USB2.0 port (A brand new SonySZ61WN/C) so I should be ok. Just to let every one know that I am currently selling my previous Lappy on ebay under my same id (marian_14_jul), worth having a look as i ve started the auction at only £149.99.
Also once I get this WD drive, I will be listing my previous 200 GB 3.5" drive with external Maxtor Caddy and the 2.5" 160GB with Integral Caddy on sale, hopefully this evening on ebay.
thx again.

damn, if only currys price matched with Argos, the nearest PC world is quite a distance from me

I wonder if I could get currys to match with PC world matching with amazon, lol

davee58;2503380

There have been 2 different case designs for the WD passport drive.The … There have been 2 different case designs for the WD passport drive.The older design has a more classic look, a low profile, rounded “cling to the desk” shape which is a bit more difficult to pick up and hold on to.The second design, “my passport essential”, is more like a pocketbook in shape. I have both designs, both very good drives but I prefer the second style as it feels a lot more solid, is easier to pick up off the desk, and is less likely to slip out of my fingers.These are excellent drives..CheersDave



The first generation was called just "Passport". But WD tried to emulate the brilliant success they had with their 3.5" series, called "My Book", so they added "My" to this new generation and brought in the modern, round-angled style of the My Book series.

Really good deal, smart use of the price match policy. I was waiting for those to come down in price, but I need to get one before I go on holiday (so I can take all this stuff I can't live without with me!)
I think this weekend I'll pay a visit to my local PC World! Voted hot, plus some rep' for the effort.

marian_14_jul;2504298

does anyone know if they need two usb ports or one (for power) and if one … does anyone know if they need two usb ports or one (for power) and if one do they need ac connection, i ve just got a sony sz lappy and it comes with only 2x usb ports so would be helpful to know. thx.



No dude you only need one usb.

got it finally, the 250gb one for £58.50 and the case logic case for £8 and i got a hp 21 cartridge for my printer for ££8.50. All price matched from amazon, the rep at till was not very happy doing it, first he said that the hdd is not the one on amazon, apparently he spotted a small diff in name "my book passport" on amazon and "my passport" on the packaging, and then he said oh the pic is not same, the one on amazon has rounded edges!! arrg. Finally I convinced him its the same and the round edges are not visible from out of the packaging,:x
Next he calculated the totoal dis on my whole transaction and said could only the whole amt from one item rather than three diff items as he said the system would not accept in the end, to which i objected saying that if i ve to return the drive than i will be paying the full price for the case and cart. (well i could have been clever there and let him do that and then go back and refund the cart and case and the hdd would cose me then around £40!!;-)).
Finally after long torture at the tills he decided to put it as three diff rcpts, to which i agreed. phewwwwwwwwww:?

Razor_UK;2504658

Correct, but in most cases you wouldn't need two ports from a hub , only … Correct, but in most cases you wouldn't need two ports from a hub , only if there are many devices also attached to the same hub which limits the power available to the drive. A separate 2 port usb cable can be found for around £3-4. If i can find a link i'll post one.



For some reason mine only have one usb, not that i am complaining but just to let u know.:whistling:

Original Poster

marian_14_jul;2507078

For some reason mine only have one usb, not that i am complaining but … For some reason mine only have one usb, not that i am complaining but just to let u know.:whistling:



Lol congrats on convincing pc world , you will get the odd sly sales person who will try their best to not to get the sale through. But well done on stayin persistant. Yeah the dual headed usb cable comes as an extra but western digital dont supply you with one.

Hope you happy with the drive like i am , its wicked.

bought one yesterday for £89.99 at pc world, read the post, went back today and got refunded and then bought two for £154, cheers Razor_uk

Thanks for posting this - worked like a charm; the guy behind me in the queue even went and got one himself when he saw what I was doing.

had one of these arrive today, i only really want it to back up movies, pictures and music so can i just delete the software that comes on the drive? will it cause any problems if i do?

Thanks

Wont cause problems, also mind the file system, NTFS or FAT depending on what you need
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