External 500GB Western Digital MY-BOOK Premium USB2.0+Firewire 7200RPM 16MB Cache $280

11 April 2007

This drive gives you the choice of Firewire or USB connects and size wise should keep you in space for a while, the price is pretty nice too with 1GB costing you 56cents

Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
Read Seek Time 8.9 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
FireWire 400
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394a) 400 Mbits/s (Max)
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mbits/s (Max)

15 comments

  • admin EDITOR
    I came soooo close to buying one of these the other day. I reckon they're actually quite nice looking drives. Good price sandgroper.
  • sandgroper
    I have been buying 250Gb drives thinking they will be large enough but having got 5 of them now I think my next drive will be one of these too.
  • nod
    The last deal we had for this was $298 - so nice find The price just keeps on dropping I guess the 500gb will be considered small some day soon :D
  • admin EDITOR
    sandgroper;3339
    I have been buying 250Gb drives thinking they will be large enough but having got 5 of them now I think my next drive will be one of these too.
    :D - same trap I usually get sucked into. I looked at the 250 gig drives and thought - ahhhh - why spend more on 500gb ....... and then came to my senses and realised that I'd burn 500gig off pretty fast ......and it was more economical. The only thing I would have preferred would have been a 500gig 2.5". Anyway - western digital - been around since the dinosaurs - make very reliable hard drives - I'd buy one on name any day.
  • ashley7070
    Penta Computers selling em for cheaper $241 - Western Digital WDG1U5000 WD MY-BOOK ESSENTIAL USB2.0, 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB CACHE http://www.penta.com.au/template.php?seqid=6911 $269 - Western Digital WDG1C5000 WD MY-BOOK PREMIUM, USB2.0, F/WIRE, 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB CACHE http://www.penta.com.au/template.php?seqid=6869 I never used fire wire before - so I would be getting the $241 :)
  • nod
    Excellent Ashley - thanks for the find Just what we like to see on Buckscoop :) Welcome to Buckscoop :flowers:
  • admin EDITOR
    :D:D - thats exactly the feedback we want around here ashley7070 - thanks and we hope you keep it up.
  • nod
    Ashley I have had a look at the link and was going to see about posting it as a deal but the Penta main page will not load properly Does the price include GST?? And is there a better page for people to view - somewhere they can actually order it :)
  • admin EDITOR
    We've done a bit of ferreting around on Penta - crap site but cheap prices. Price is inc GST. They dont show western digital as one of the manufacturers when you go through the products list, they dont show WD external drives in the PDF price list - but if you search on western digital WDG1C5000 - you get them. The ordering system penta have is something like that that Target has and I still cant quite get my head around why they do it. You can 'Order' it online - which is just a form to collect details from you and you cant actually pay - think you need to call the shop itself to place an order. But anyway - nice find ashley7070 and thanks again
  • Emma EDITOR
    On the penta page, if you do a search for 500gb, the drive mentioned comes up in the search results, and you can click add to basket there. Shipping is not included though... but I believe GST is. I'm not going through the whole checkout process, but the site maybe isn't very secure? There's no padlock in my explorer when I'm adding personal details... EDIT - I was writing this when admin was.. !
  • admin EDITOR
    :D:D - does that mean I type faster than you ?
  • nod
    Yes I agree about the fact that the site does appear 'unpadlocked' HB outlet have the same item for $275 if you prefer
  • nod
    Ashley, go ahead and pop it up as a deal :)
  • ashley7070
    I did not know i could post a deal. Well here we go, now I have posted my first deal. More to come very soon.
  • admin EDITOR
    ashley7070;3385
    I did not know i could post a deal. Well here we go, now I have posted my first deal. More to come very soon.
    :D - good stuff.

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