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Western Digital WDMES5000TE 2.5in My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Powered Portable Hard Drive at Amazon £69.29 Delivered
Western Digital WDMES5000TE 2.5in My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Powered Portable Hard Drive at Amazon £69.29 Delivered

Western Digital WDMES5000TE 2.5in My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Powered Portable Hard Drive at Amazon £69.29 Delivered

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Western Digital WDMES5000TE 2.5in My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Powered Portable Hard Drive at Amazon £69.29 Delivered (Despatch time is one to three months)

Please Note: This is powered by your USB port and will fit in your pocket, it's NOT an AC mains powered drive.

Technical Details

* Sleek and colorful
* USB powered
* Synchronized and secure
* Use with Windows and Macintosh computers
* Includes Google software

Manufacturer's Description
These elegant portable drives are simple to use, light and easy to carry, and require no power adapter -- they are powered directly through the USB cable.* Works with Windows and Mac. Synchronize files between home and office and encrypt everything on the drive for added security

Sleek and colorful - This beautiful portable drive, available in many eye-catching colors, is light and easy to carry and fits smoothly in your hand or pocket.

USB powered - Powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed

Synchronized and secure - 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)

Compatible - Use with Windows and Macintosh computers

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

18 Comments

Proper Link: amazon.co.uk/exe…OLE

Otherone links to something that's £82

Original Poster

The Amazon link is about the second 'Add to basket' down on the right of the page

Cold, because £70 is a totally average price for a 2.5" 500GB bus-powered drive. There's cheaper drives still at ebuyer.com/sea…=Go

dxx;5977690

Cold, because £70 is a totally average price for a 2.5" 500GB bus-powered … Cold, because £70 is a totally average price for a 2.5" 500GB bus-powered drive. There's cheaper drives still at http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sq=500gb&store=2&cat=4&subcat=1813&sort=pricelow&limit=10&page=1&subsearch=Go



agreed, i voted cold as well. cheaper drives at scan scan.co.uk/Pro…red
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freecom drive at dabs dabs.com/pro…0gb

Cheaper ones? Yes of course. But Western Digital make the best 2.5" drives on the market by far. This is a great price for the 500gb passport they still commonly retail from between £80-£100.

amazon has run out of stock now, only marketplaces sellers have stock now thats why it says "Despatch time is one to three months" by the time you get the drive prices would have dropped at other places. ok so we expect to pay more for western digital but I for one would not wait 3 months for a hard drive.
they have these alternative 500gb 2.5" drives in stock amazon.co.uk/LG-…1-5amazon.co.uk/Fre…1-3 again few pounds cheaper than the topic drive.

Well Amazon doesn't charge you until dispatch. So you can always take a punt on them dispatching in less than a month and cancel if you find a cheaper detail in the meantime.

Original Poster

Unexpired as still available to order as above

Just after some advice, I am thinking of getting an usb2 powered external HD and need to know something about the data transfer rate, what i want to do is store movies on it in 1080p roughly 10gig files in size then run them through my hd graphic card which has an hdmi out to connect to my hd tv, my question is will the transfer rate be fast enough through a usb2 connection, is anyone else using this type of set up?

I know adding an sat 2 internal drive would be best but that would mean buying a new computer case

Price has gone up! :x

now £75.18 so this deal should be expired.

Just an FYI my order is being dispatched today despite the 1-3 month wait notice.

silver69;5981424

Just after some advice, I am thinking of getting an usb2 powered external … Just after some advice, I am thinking of getting an usb2 powered external HD and need to know something about the data transfer rate, what i want to do is store movies on it in 1080p roughly 10gig files in size then run them through my hd graphic card which has an hdmi out to connect to my hd tv, my question is will the transfer rate be fast enough through a usb2 connection, is anyone else using this type of set up?I know adding an sat 2 internal drive would be best but that would mean buying a new computer case



Yes, transfer rate will be fine, do the maths :

MAX @ 480Mbit/s / 8 = 60MB/s x 60 = 3.6GB/min theoretical maximum.

Even at a 10th of the max rate it's still 360MB/min, that's 21.6GB per hour.

But if you're going down that route i wouldn't bother with this, 500GB will get eaten in no time, get a 1-2TB mains-powered drive (1TB will be roughly the same price or cheaper)

axum;5982100

Yes, transfer rate will be fine, do the maths :MAX @ 480Mbit/s / 8 = … Yes, transfer rate will be fine, do the maths :MAX @ 480Mbit/s / 8 = 60MB/s x 60 = 3.6GB/min theoretical maximum.Even at a 10th of the max rate it's still 360MB/min, that's 21.6GB per hour.But if you're going down that route i wouldn't bother with this, 500GB will get eaten in no time, get a 1-2TB mains-powered drive (1TB will be roughly the same price or cheaper)



Thanks for the advice, i am looking into getting a 1.5 TB or two 1.TB depending on the prices

axum;5984369

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/457642/seagate-expansion-1-5tb-external-ha/Pretty good deal.



why did post a link to the 3.5" 1.5tb seagate topic?

dxx;5977690

Cold, because £70 is a totally average price for a 2.5" 500GB bus-powered … Cold, because £70 is a totally average price for a 2.5" 500GB bus-powered drive. There's cheaper drives still at http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sq=500gb&store=2&cat=4&subcat=1813&sort=pricelow&limit=10&page=1&subsearch=Go



had a look at ebuyer page. If I had a choice between maxtor and freecom 500 gb which one is generally better? I currently have a freecom 160GB which has been very good for me. Any suggestions?
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