Quick urgent question: hard drives in London

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I need to buy a 500gb SATA desktop drive within the next 3 hours... do PC World still sell components? Or can anyone recommend a central (Zone 1) retailer that stocks parts? I'm in Chelsea at the mo but will be heading into town within the next 20 mins.

    I used to go to PC Heaven in Rathbone Place but they're now closed.

    Thanks for any tips. :)
     
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    Maplin have stores all over London and sell components. You can call them to make sure they have what you're after.

    You can of course get cheaper online, but you need it in the next 3hrs, so...
     
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    Maplin's should have what you want. They are all over London.
     
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    Alternatively, Reserve and Collect at yototech? (off tottenham court road)
     
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    PC World also sell internals, they sell a 500GB drive for £75. You can reserve online before you go, and may need to to get that price.
     
  8. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks guys, a couple of branches of Maplins are not answering the phone. I'll go up to Tottenham Court Road and check out YoYoTech.

    Thank you! :D
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    This is definitely the one to go for. PC World and Maplin both price in some alternative reality where being competitive with Internet prices doesn't matter. YoYoTech are normally pretty close to the "real" price.
     
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    I work in a Mac repair place in central London - we don't have any 500GB drives in at the minute, just 320GB, but I can check our other shop if you like? I mean, we can fit it as well, but I get the impression you don't need that!
     
  11. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    No, it's OK thanks. Just heading out the door in a minute, may need a 750gb drive instead. I'm going to close this thread. Thanks to the rapid-fire always-present hive mind of MR. :)
     
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