Western Digital My Passport Essential 250GB USB Portable External Hard Drive £44.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Western Digital My Passport Essential 250GB USB Portable External Hard Drive £44.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 11th Jul 2009Made hot 28th Jul 2009
Manufacturer's Description

Simply Elegant - Combine a beautiful new gloss-black case that fits smoothly in your hand and pocket with mega-capacity for all your digital content and the world's most popular portable drive just got better than ever.

Easy - 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;

Smart - Powered by the USB bus. No separate power supply is needed

Big capacity that fits in your pocket - This compact drive fits easily in your pocket or purse, weighs only a few ounces, you can take tons of photos, videos, files and music with you wherever you go

Synchronized and secure - WD Sync synchronization and encryption software lets you take your critical data with you. Plug My Passport into any PC, edit files, read e-mail, and view photos. Then sync all of your changes back to your home or office computer. Your data is protected with 128-bit encryption. (Windows only)

Includes Google software - Search your drive, manage your photos, and simplify Web searches with included Google software. (Windows only)

Compatible - Use with Windows and Macintosh computers

Box Contents

My Passport Essential portable hard drive
USB 2.0 cable
Quick Install Guide

28 Comments

None of those codes work with this product, but good deal anyway. I dont know whether to get this one or the 320gb one for £57.70

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jknoxville;5720999

None of those codes work with this product, but good deal anyway. I dont … None of those codes work with this product, but good deal anyway. I dont know whether to get this one or the 320gb one for £57.70



I agree, I think its some sort of new automated link as it seems to appear on all the latest amazon deals. If it's my error, I'm sorry as I may have clicked on something by mistake.

By the way I would personally stick with the 250GB, I have had one for 6 mths now and I can't fault it. All I recomend is to remove the preloaded software and reformat it before use.

Yes i dont think its your fault as ive seen it on other deals too. Thanks i would go with the 250gb but now im aware of that 400gb it makes it even harder to choose. does anyone know the best software to format a drive to FAT32 in windows?

Just ordered this one, i decided i probably wont need more than 250gb. Thanks rep given.

cells;5749799

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/440490/verbatim-400gb-usb-2-0-portable-har/400GB for £42



different product

boothy;5749850

different product



different but you can compare

all expired anyway

Good price if you need one so voted hot .Those 400gb verbatim drives appear on cdiscount every 2-3 weeks for around the £40 mark i missed out this time , might consider this as external drive for my WII.

Same price @ Dixons with free delivery plus you get quidco too.

since I have been using mybook for a while
so i bought a red one for my girlfriend back in 2008
the PLASTIC case isn't as good as I thought, now I use it with WD TV

hmm title doesn't display!!!.. I don't know if its still on... But tesco where selling portable 2.5 drives for 320 for abotu £45 in store.. i did check 2 stores.. but didn't think much of the offer so didn't post it.

Needed an external drive for my parents - orderded. Thanks. Rep added.

jknoxville;5722262

Yes i dont think its your fault as ive seen it on other deals too. Thanks … Yes i dont think its your fault as ive seen it on other deals too. Thanks i would go with the 250gb but now im aware of that 400gb it makes it even harder to choose. does anyone know the best software to format a drive to FAT32 in windows?



Errrrrr Windows maybe
Just use Disk Management (Right click 'My Computer' and select 'Manage')
However using FAT32 you will be limited to single files no bigger than 4 GB minus 1 byte (232−1 bytes), which can be a problem if like me you have some large HD mkv's. Personally I would use NTFS as it's a much better file system imo.
The only reason I would use FAT32 would be for maximum compatibility with other systems and devices!

Banned

hs-sh;5868925

all expired anyway


Meh :x

mrforsythexeter;5869389

hmm title doesn't display!!!.. I don't know if its still on... But tesco … hmm title doesn't display!!!.. I don't know if its still on... But tesco where selling portable 2.5 drives for 320 for about £45 in store.. i did check 2 stores.. but didn't think much of the offer so didn't post it.



Yes it was, think it's gone up to £49 now but I still think it's a better deal :thumbsup:

Does anyone know if these drives can be used with the nintendo wii.

Thanks

Sars8;5871094

the 400gb version is £59.97 in PC World … the 400gb version is £59.97 in PC World http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccffadehljjddgicflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=108571&category_oid=-32891



Thanks. Reserved at my local store.

Have some rep.

sjr030504;5871435

Does anyone know if these drives can be used with the nintendo wii.Thanks



You should be able to use any usb drive. Atm im using an old 2.5" laptop drive in a cheap caddy from deal extreme and a seagate 1tb drive.

Sars8;5871094

the 400gb version is £59.97 in PC World … the 400gb version is £59.97 in PC World http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccffadehljjddgicflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=108571&category_oid=-32891




They didn't have any available to reserve/in store local to me but the Curry's next door had one for £59.99, reduced to clear.

(Voted hot to the OP BTW. )

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This is a better deal. £2.50 more for 390gb more!

dontdothatagain;5878421

]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/449997/western-digital-640gb-external-hard/This is a better deal. £2.50 more for 390gb more!



Although it is described as a portable drive it has a 3.5" disk compared to a 2.5" that this one and most portable drives have. It also weighs a Kilo compared to 300 grams.......so, not really a portable drive by the usual standards.

and it's not USB powered!

zaft;5872059

Still £49.99 for 320gb Iomega drive available at Tescooffer ends tonight … Still £49.99 for 320gb Iomega drive available at Tescooffer ends tonight at midnight tho.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/438218/iomega-320gb-portable-hard-drive-49/http://direct.tesco.com/promo/?id=S00011706



This ]one?

Novatech has these offers:

250GB / Silver -- £40.83 inc vat, free delivery + 3% quidco.
novatech.co.uk/nov…250
2 in Stock

400GB / Silver -- £57.49 inc vat, free delivery + 3% quidco.
novatech.co.uk/nov…00S
11 in Stock

400GB models also available in Blue & Red, but only 1 in Stock apparently. If you're quick, you can grab one. If not, they tent to get additional stock in every odd week, so keep an eye on them.
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