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Officeworks: Western Digital 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive $177

Posted By: lisss, posted 2009/01/12 20:26
Western Digital 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive
Product No. WDE1U1TB

* The Western Digital 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive is plain and simple, yet at the same time reliable.
* 1TB Capacity.
* Plug and Play storage.
* Compact, rugged metal case.
* High-speed USB 2.0 - Preformatted for immediate use. *External power required.

*Colour of actual product may vary from online image.
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$177.00Get deal
  • nod2009/01/12 20:40:32
    usb and e-sata or just usb connection? anyone know? not a lot of info on the site
  • admin2009/01/12 21:44:22
    90% likely that its USB - not sure about the sata though
  • fishmonkey2009/01/13 00:29:30
    as far as i am aware, all WD Elements drives have USB connections only...

    IMO it's getting a bit ridiculous these days with drives that big and connections that slow... mind you i am spoilt with eSATA and FW800 speeds...

    i bought one of these recently and i'm thinking about trying to sell it already because it takes so long to get data onto it (compared to what i am used to)....

    so if anyone wants an even better deal on one of these (a silver one), let me know! receipt and full warranty (from Harvey Norman)!
  • wheadle2009/01/13 01:16:57
    Do all computers come with an e-sata port? Shopping square have this:


    $179 - 1TB External Hard Drive eSATA + USB
    Offer Ends in 1d 22h 44m

    1TB External Hard Disc Drive USB+eSATA - 1000GB Western Digital HDD Inside

    * Power access and status LED indicator
    * Easy Installation
    * Store , exchange , backup on the move
    * 1TB Western Digital HDD included
    * USB 2.0 Connection
    * E-SATA: 6x Faster than USB2.0


    Mind boggling shipping $22 central sydney
  • fishmonkey2009/01/13 08:44:52
    wheadle;77834
    Do all computers come with an e-sata port?


    most computers don't have a standard eSATA port...

    some desktops do, and for most desktops you can buy an add-on card to give you eSATA ports...

    laptops generally don't, but if your laptop has an expansion port, (e.g. an Express Card port) then again you can add a card to give you eSATA ports...
  • admin2009/01/13 09:28:45
    eSata is a pretty new thing so you'd be paying a premium for a machine with a connector.
  • fishmonkey2009/01/13 09:28:58
    btw Wheadle, you've hit the magical 666 post count!
  • fishmonkey2009/01/13 10:45:17
    admin;77846
    eSata is a pretty new thing so you'd be paying a premium for a machine with a connector.


    the cheaper eSATA PCI cards are less than $20 these days...

    eSATA Express Cards are usually a little more, but the cheapest end is under $20 too...

    the technology actually isn't very complicated, since it is more or less using the same kind of connection as the SATA drives themselves...

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