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Toshiba PA4155E-1HE0 500GB 2.5 Inch External Black Hard Dive

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  • Finger proof, anti scratch, stainless steel enclosure
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  • Under 10cm in Length
  • Twin Cable power/data connection

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Technical Details
BrandToshiba
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions16.5 x 8.1 x 12.7 cm
Item model numberPA4155E-1HE0
SeriesPA4155E / PA4155E-1HE0
Screen Size2.5 inches
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0026LK2IG
Best Sellers Rank 82,985 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available24 Jun. 2009
  
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Manufacturer's Description

StorE steel has a minimalist and elegant design that comes in three glossy metallic colours. StorE art brings personalisation to the market with a range of different colours and patterns.

As people are increasingly gathering data, photos, videos and music clips, they want to have access to their digital content from the different devices, such as TV sets, laptops, or HiFi systems that they are using. External hard disk drives are an ideal solution to achieving this.

With the new StorE steel and StorE art, Toshiba are again expanding their external hard disk drive family with devices that appeal to the style conscious customers – those who desire high quality, ease of use and a personalised design.

It is the minimalist and elegant design that makes the StorE steel unique. The casing is made up of a glossy, scratch and smudge resistant stainless steel design that is available in three different metallic colours: titanium, silver and gold. Customers can choose between a 1.8’’ and a 2.5’’ hard disk. The 1.8’’ version measures 10.3 cm x 6.3 cm x 1.4 cm and offers a storage capacity up to 160 GB. The 2.5’’ hard disk drive can store up to 500 GB of digital content. Measuring 12.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 1.3 cm it is small enough to fit easily into a laptop carry case. Furthermore the drives are very lightweight, despite their steel casing, and weigh only 120g and 190g respectively. Above all there is no need for an external power supply as StorE steel is powered via USB interface.


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The product has very nice design but the case came apart when I open the pakage, because the titanium cover is actuly glu to the HDD with double sided tape. Not very clever. Other wise the product is greate
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Bought the Toshiba 500GB Titanium Steel to replace my Western Digital My Passport 320GB a month ago. At quick glance both are equal in size, but the Toshiba is thinner and slightly heavier. I'm happier with the more sturdy and solid design of the Toshiba though. The included case adds protection when transporting and does not detract from the hard drive's stylish look.
Setup was exactly plug and play- no need to consult the manual which I did not bother to wrestle free from the box. The double-headed USB cable provided was not needed with my MacBook, so I am using a standard USB. While there is no mention of Mac compatibility in the product description, I've had the hard drive work easily with several macs.
The hard drive works quietly and fast enough for me (I'm never in a situation where I need a 5 second data transfer or else my cover is blown.)
After one month of use I have no regrets or complaints and would even recommend this hard drive to people I love.
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As a very loyal customer of Amazon for many years now, I have constantly faced disappointment with the products I have purchased recently.

I was looking to upgrade my full external Toshiba hard drive with a new external hard drive. I found this one and saw all the amazing reviews and the product looked very stylish and reasonably priced for a 500GB external hard drive.

My product finally arrived and I opened it from the box carefully as I was eager to use it. As soon as I went to use the product it literally fell apart in my hand exposing the internal components. When you touch the item all of your finger prints are exposed and it looks awful. It was nice that a case was supplied, but even this was damaged. I have no idea why this item is rated 4 1/2. It is definitely not worth the money. If you want a sturdy, stylish, reliable and durable external hard drive then this is not it.

UTTER disappointment Amazon.
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I used this to store all my images, back ups etc.... it worked really well and then failed me a few days ago. It lasted one year... Whenver I connect it, it makes strange noises, not disimilar to the engaged tone in a phone. Very disappointed.....
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By Miss K TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Aug. 2011
When it comes to technology, I'll usually go for the more stylish option and that's why I went for this: it's slender, polished and certainly looks great wherever you put it. The problem is, it's just not reliable. I've had mine for what must be almost a year now and I can no longer transfer files onto the hard drive. It was only used a few times to backup files on my PC and although I can still view the files initially transferred, I can no longer save any new data and I can't delete what's already on there - all I get is error messages. I've googled it to try and resolve the issue but nothing works.

When it comes to external storage, reliability is SO essential: if you can't trust your hard drive to store your data and keep working for years to come, what's the point? I'm grateful the Toshiba didn't pack up completely but I'm now going to save everything twice on two separate hard drives (not Toshiba) just to have peace of mind.
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This is an absolutely superb product and I would recommend it to anyone. It has a pouch to keep it in and even a microfibre cloth to wipe off the fingerprints.
However in their pdf manual there is a FAQ which includes the following obfuscation. To the question as to why there is only 465Gb on a 500Gb disk they give an explanation that a kilobyte is 1024 not 1000!!!! I wonder if I were a bridge builder on a contract to build a bridge of 20 metres the people would accept that I had used the duodecimal rather than the decimal system and that's why it didn't reach the other side. We accept a 2litre car may have only 1998ccs, but it is about time the hard disk manufacturers delivered what they say. Incidentally, I recommend reformatting to NTFS, not only does this make it somewhat quicker but also gets rid of the bundled software (and of course the pdf manual.
174 page quick start manual!!!!!!! It's great to know the pouch is a sailtyspussi in Finnish.
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I just bought this device almost a year ago. I had several problems with it.
First: when I connected it to my Sony laptop (2007 model) it got hibernated my laptop.
This happened several times.
Apart from this it worked well until this month.
Second: when I connected it to my laptop a few month later than I used it for the last,
the laptop did not recognized it and always wanted to format it. I connected it to my second netbook (Acer Aaspire One, 2010 model) and the same happened. Full with my datas, movies, music, photos I could not to copy or download or upload anything on it. Fortunately most of my datas copied on second or back-up devices but not everything. Finally only I could format it and 1/3 of my datas has been lost. Yesterday I sent this rubbish back to amazon, and dissappointed in Toshiba devices. I do not recommend to buy this item!
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