Last week i purchased a new Pocked sized 2.5″ External Hard Disk Drive in order to keep my laptop clean and move all the movies, songs and heavy sized softwares into the external drive and defragment my laptop[Wipe off data] to increase the processing speed and decrease the applications loading time.
I was searching for all the best indian online shopping stores because amazon didnt ship to India and i could not find any good store which would sell me external hard disk drives and then my friend Sumit Bahl suggested me a eBay store which had 1000+ positive feedback and recommended me to make a BIN offer and once i made the same the HDD was delivered to my place within 5days and i was very happy about it because it was nicely packed and it also had a bill and was checked prior to sending.
The Western Digital Hard disk is really sleek and we cannot say its the size of a credit card but yes its almost the size of 2 credit cards put side by side and its almost weightless compared to the data its going to store in it. Comes with a preloaded software which is optional to install because its plug & play feature rocks and the moment you attach the USB 2.0 cord it starts working and the WD HDD is visible in the My Computer Section. The 160Gb HDD came out to be a 149GB one and thats normal in any Hard disk because some of its space goes towards system files etc and we cannot ever expect 100% of what was listed.
This Hard Disk does not need any external power and can support the power which comes from the USB2.0 and this is the only reason i have purchased this one because it can be extremely useful while you are on travelling and you just have your laptop and no other power option. The Hard Disk’s seek time is also very good and its instantly recognized by the laptop and we can directly play movies from the external Hard Disk because the disk speed is also comparatively high.
The cost of this Hard Disk for me was around :
Subtotal: Rs. 4,388.00
Shipping and handling: Rs. 98.00
Shipping insurance (required): Rs. 90.00
10.000% AP Sales Tax/ VAT (applies to subtotal + S&H): Rs. 448.60
Seller discounts or charges: –
Total: Rs. 5,024.60
The original cost would have been around 4388Rs only but because of the Vat & Shipping charges the price got increased by almost another 20% in total, anyway it seems to be a great buy and i would recommend this hard disk to everyone.