Plain, simple, reliable add-on storage. This external USB 2.0 drive is preformatted for immediate use. Simply plug it in to a USB port and you’ve got instant storage your PC or Macintosh.
- High-speed USB 2.0 - For maximum performance; backward compatible with USB 1.1 ports
- Plug and Play Storage - Just plug it in, connect the cable to add high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook computers
- Rugged Metal Case - Compact, durable metal case for extra data protection.
Certainly not the fastest drive out there but certainly the cheapest 500GB one. Not overly noisy according to some reviews and it has a standby mode which should save some serious amount of energy.
Note that it does not have a separate power switch although that might depend on which model you are sold.
The Western Digital Drive is available from Ebuyer.com for only £52.79 including delivery.