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Western Digital 320GB Elements Pocket Hard Drive for $74 at Officeworks

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Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world, Western Digital's WD Elements™ USB 2.0 portable hard drive is simple, easy-to-use, light and easy to carry. No need to carry a bulky power adapter; this drive get its power from the USB cable. Just plug it in to any USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files.

  • Ideal for Simple add-on storage.
  • Limited 3 year warranty.
  • Dimensions: 126 (L) x 78 (W) x 15 (H) mm.

SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Blade USB Drive is also available for $12.88

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    big w is same price, if they sold out, i get one here

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    It's been $74 for ages. And I think this was posted before.

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    Yeh, officeworks probably only went down so they wouldn't have to beat Big W's price.

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    can these be used in the ps3?

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      Some of the new drives I have come across no longer have the SATA connector, and are wired directly.

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    i bought one today. seems a nice drive, good sturdy case, not too bad looking (better than in picture) and silent/reasonably fast. uses standard mini usb cable too, and already been preformatted in NTFS format.

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    I'm considering buying this one…but can't decide if I should pay a bit more and get the 640gb WD Essential HD for $129

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      2X320 = 640gb 2X74 = $148 vs $129
      2.5 vs 3.5 (larger)

      Thats the maths.. But probably cheaper to go to 1TB if larger footprint is ok.

      MSY have Iomega external 1TB 3.5 in drives for $119 (Lacie $125)

      For price list in pdf go here

      http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/msy.htm

      So if want smaller more portable with less footprint you need to pay more per MB, if size isnt important then bigger is better

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        Ozpete; The 640gb WD Essential at Officeworks for $129 is a 2.5" hard drive. I would definately go for the 640gb Essentials one, because this 320gb Elements is the cheapo model. The Essentials is better quality and more attractive, plus you're getting a better GB per $1.

        $74 for the 320gb WD elements is a pretty standard price, not a great bargain.

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          Cool, thanks for the recs. I'll go with the 640gb essential since I am looking for a portable 2.5" hard drive.

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            @ij: The 640GB Essential drive from OW has WD SmartWare loaded. It will attempt to mount a virtual drive when you plug it in and run bloatware in the background. It also takes 700MB from the drive that you cannot re-claim (not really a big deal for a 640GB drive).

            SmartWare cannot be uninstalled or wiped because it's in the firmware, however WD has release an update to disable SmartWare but it is still in the drive. It may not be an issue for you, but I will not buy a portable drive that forces the user to install crap ware.

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              @browser: l know l will sound ignorant but what on earth do you mean WD SmartWare,l presume it is something revolting and all l wanted to get was the 320gb as l have Vista Prem and after being re-loaded l cannot do any backups onto discs and was sick of doing them as had so many discs it was driving me nutty so l thought l would go for this.You say that WD has released an update to disable,l presume l go to their website?Perhaps l should listen to the other who say go for a bigger GB just in case?By the way what is the difference between Essentials and Elements and if l go for Elements does that have the firmware you are talking about?

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    Any big differences between Essential & Elements? Tried to google, found some reports of problems with the Elements, but nothing really solid.

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    FYI the warranty- gotta ship to SG - and conditions include product not having any scratches on it

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      What is SG? How are we supposed to know what that means…?

      Anyway, thanks for the info on the scratches, that's a pretty shitty warranty. 1/2 the users will have a void warranty after a little while.

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        SG = Singapore. But if you buy from OW (OW = Officeworks), they usually allow warranty exchange in store instead of having to deal with the manufacturer.

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