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1.5 TB Hard drive - £107.99 @ ebuyer

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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Cheapest 1.5tb i've seen

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#1
Agreed. Cheapest so far. H&R
#2
I concur, very cheap.
#3
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-247119_14_0.html

Lots of other horror storys about this drive as well.
#5
Idiots voting hot without reading the amazon and toms hardware comments and other comments around the net. This HD is a stinker and apparently broke.

D.
#6
dapunk;4433593
Idiots voting hot without reading the amazon and toms hardware comments and other comments around the net. This HD is a stinker and apparently broke.

D.


You wrote something similar today on another thread without checking that this has in fact been fixed.
Checking software & firmware here:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931
#7
Never buy a seagate brand, the are just ****
#8
dapunk
Idiots voting hot without reading the amazon and toms hardware comments and other comments around the net. This HD is a stinker and apparently broke.

D.


You're use of the word "apparently" makes your entire post redundant...why comment negatively on something you have no experience of?

I've been running this drive since early December and have not had a *single* glitch.
#9
Just a note, as it's not available today, but this was £103.49 in Scan today only yesterday. Will be good to get another ebuyer/scan price war going on these :)
#10
pricelunitic
Never buy a seagate brand, the are just ****


rubbish.. they come with a 5 year warranty as standard and have never let me down

I've had lots of other drives fail on me though; Western Digital and IBM drives for example, which I'm sure many people would swear by. It's all subjective.
#11
pricelunitic
Never buy a seagate brand, the are just ****


Amen, Seagate overheat and make too much noise. I recommend trying a samsung.
#12
Seagate barracuda are not noisy at all - That is bull!!
#13
Noisy, not noisy; rubbish, not rubbish. So confused! :roll:
#14
Kamizuri
rubbish.. they come with a 5 year warranty as standard and have never let me down.

They used to do that for OEM (3 years for notebook and desktop drives, 5 years for the enterprise and nearline drives)but I thought they stopped it a few months back.
#15
Kamizuri
rubbish.. they come with a 5 year warranty as standard and have never let me down

I've had lots of other drives fail on me though; Western Digital and IBM drives for example, which I'm sure many people would swear by. It's all subjective.


agreed.
its laughable when 1 or 2 people claim a hard disk make is **** because they had or heard about problems with one model. All the manufacturers Ive known have had blips in their history. Seagate has been around a long time, and when I used to do a lot of upgrading Seagate made the fastest performers and were very popular, that doesn't mean Im going to post today saying they are still the fastest drives :roll:
Ive only had 2 failures in god knows how many drives, a Western Digital back in the 90s replaced under warranty and a Maxtor. I still have their drives in machines today.
#16
HD testimonies are based on previous experience. Generally if someone has a negative experience, they will steer clear away from that company.

I choose Western Digital, mainly for the 5 year warranty and the WD Raptor series (my Raptor broke 3.2 years into its warranty =D, RMA'ed v. quick). My 1.5TB cost £120 from scan about 6 weeks back.
1 Like #17
Update The Firmware & They Are Fine!
#18
Have two seagate ES drives in RAID and they are amazing. One 7200.10 series that is not as good, but much cheaper. From experience Seagate seem to be the best on the market. Have one very old Maxtor that still works too. Single bad thing regarding Seagate/Maxtor - RMA process is a nightmare. They do not stand behind their products.

Almost every single WD drive I have broke down and had to be RMAed. RMA process is flawless, you get a new drive in two days, put broken one in the same packaging and mail it back.

Have two new Hitachi's, that work without problems, but don't have them long enough to comment.

Samsung is considered to be very very good lately.
#19
pricelunitic;4437461
Never buy a seagate brand, the are just ****


Seagate drives are fantastic. I've had few of them and they served me for few years.

Also they provide a 5-years guarantee that they honor. One of my seagate drives stopped working after 4 years and nine months of service; sent it back to Seagate and they sent me a replacement the same week - excellent service.

The problems people had with this 1.5tb drive relate to a buggy version of the firmware that has now been resolved by Seagate - all you need to do is check your firmware and update it if necessary.
#20
K1LLER HORNET
Update The Firmware & They Are Fine!


The point is that these 7200.11 drives are suspect - Seagate have struggled to fix these drives - even [COLOR="Red"]silently[/COLOR] updating the firmware several times on their support web site.

Why bother to risk the hassle of downloading the firmware (making sure it's [COLOR="Red"]the[/COLOR] latest by checking checksums, burning an upgrade CD and then updating - praying that your SATA controller [COLOR="Red"]is[/COLOR] supported! You have to be crazy to want to go through all that.

See

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/530/1050530/seagate-bungles-firmware-update
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128092

or all the gory details

Now that Seagate have dropped their warranty to 3 years - there is no point in choosing Seagate over other makes.

My advice is steer clear of any 7200.11 drive !
#21
refaey
... Also they provide a 5-years guarantee that they honor. ... .


Not any more !

refaey
... The problems people had with this 1.5tb drive relate to a buggy version of the firmware that has now been resolved by Seagate - all you need to do is check your firmware and update it if necessary ...


The problems relate to several 7200.11 drives not just 1.5TB and Seagate are [COLOR="Red"]still[/COLOR] having issues with the updated firmware.

Check you facts first!
#22
I've had WD external drives before and haven't (touch wood) had any problems with them so far! But I'm pretty sure if you treat them well then they won't give you any problems anyways!
#23
Kwokalicious
I've had WD external drives before and haven't (touch wood) had any problems with them so far! But I'm pretty sure if you treat them well then they won't give you any problems anyways!


my hardware never needs an excuse to give me problems, it just picks a random time and decides to break.
It doesn't matter how well I treat my PC or the price of the chocolates that I buy for it.
#24
quackstar84
Amen, Seagate overheat and make too much noise. I recommend trying a samsung.


Try telling that to my brother in laws 1TB spinpoint which died after a few months
#25
If you want a noisy hard drive that will most likely fail after a while! 9 out of 10 of my visits for a failed hard drives are seagate!
#26
ukbill69;4440480
If you want a noisy hard drive that will most likely fail after a while! 9 out of 10 of my visits for a failed hard drives are seagate!


Unqualified, that could be an horrendous statistic or be actually quite reassuring - if for example you were servicing a single manufacturer's machines and they ALL used Seagate drives! :whistling:

Lies, damn lies & statistics comes to mind! ;-)
#27
I have 2 of these drives installed on my Dell XPS PC since 10+ weeks and have no issues at all with them. I ran a surface scan on them and found 0 errors.

I got these drives with the newest firmware installed (from amazon.co.uk; not sure what firmware version is eBuyer shipping) and they are super fast (see also this review)!
#28
nihcaj
Unqualified, that could be an horrendous statistic or be actually quite reassuring - if for example you were servicing a single manufacturer's machines and they ALL used Seagate drives! :whistling:

Lies, damn lies & statistics comes to mind! ;-)


No I run a computer repair company, any type of computer comes my way. Dell, Advent, Acer, HP, Sony, NEC to name a few.
#29
ukbill69
No I run a computer repair company, any type of computer comes my way. Dell, Advent, Acer, HP, Sony, NEC to name a few.


fair nuff, but that means at least one of my 7x 1.5tb seagates should have died on me or one of the other 15x 1TB seagates? I must have had 100's of hdds over the last 10 years and can name all the drives that have failed on me 1x Maxtor 40gb, 5x samsung spinpoint 500gb (bad batch most prob, still think sammys are great) 1x Hitachi 1TB and not one seagate not saying they dont but this is just stupid all drives can fail and all brands have dud batchs.
#30
nihcaj
You wrote something similar today on another thread without checking that this has in fact been fixed.
Checking software & firmware here:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931


as far as i know.... they havnt fixed the problem yet.... the firmware update created more problems that it solved..... i think you can find the latest new from endgadget

good price... but I would not risk my data on a doggy drive

I heard the failure (return) rate is as high as 40%....
#31
The other thing is that the bigger the capacity, the more of it you "lose" due to the way hard drive capacity is reported. For example a 1TB drive formats down to 930GB, so with a 1.5TB you will "lose" something like 120gig, so it'll ptobably format down to 1.37/8 TB.
#32
Avoid this drive. It's not reliable and is noisy. I went for 1Tb WD Caviar Green instead. Works great on my NAS drive
#33
don't buy! panic panic! if you don't but them the price will go down to clear stock and i'll maybe pick up another one or two as i've had no problems with the 2 i currently have, that were bought at seperate times and neither have the dodgy firmware (as i used the online checking). great drives for the money. i wouldn't recommend sticking all your eggs in one basket by putting everything on the drive, which is why i have 2, one as an external backup via esata, which i can carry around and use elsewhere. scan had it at about £103 the other day, so anyday now it should drop to less than £100, but only as long as you guys read the warnings and don't buy them
#34
I went for 1Tb WD Caviar Green instead. Works great on my NAS drive[/QUOTE]

So did I - this is a good drive and I am running 2 of these in my windows home server at the moment. Great drive for server/NAS applications, but not the fastest for desktop use.

The 1.5 GB drive sounds tempting but probably sensible to wait until it drops down to <100 as another member suggested.
#35
behibehi;4445477

So did I - this is a good drive and I am running 2 of these in my windows home server at the moment. Great drive for server/NAS applications, but not the fastest for desktop use.

The 1.5 GB drive sounds tempting but probably sensible to wait until it drops down to <100 as another member suggested.


It will drop eventually. The Hitachi 1.5Tb is selling for $150 over here and the WD Caviar Green 1Tb for $99.
#36
whpis_x
Noisy, not noisy; rubbish, not rubbish. So confused! :roll:


It's always the same when a hard drive deal is put up.

I'd be more concerned about losing 1.5 TB of stuff regardless of who makes the drive - it's gonna happen by the law of probabilities and So*d's law means that it'll happen to me:whistling:
#37
I know this is a couple of days old, but I felt I needed to add a comment.

I've had three of these drives die on me. One after six months of normal use, no problems at all no hint that anything was going to happen. I lost everything. Photos, music vids - the lot went. The drive spun, but wasn't being detected in BIOS. Seagate eventually (under pressure I might add) offered affected customers free data recovery. Except this was limited to the US. I've lost count of how many firmware fixes have been released, all with problems.

I got my drive from ebuyer, and their stance is that three drives have to brick before they'll let you get another brand or a refund. Sounds awful, but I was actually relieved when #3 was DOA. Now I have a WD which is a bit noisier than the Seagate, but it works. Plus, I'm not holding my breath every time I switch the computer on!

Adding this, I'm not dissing seagate totally - I've had many great drives from them (which is why I chose this one) but what people are unhappy about is the way they've dealt with the problem. First, they denied there was a problem. Then, when a couple of well respected techie journals got hold of the story, suddenly there was a firmware fix - except it was untested and bricked some people's drives. Originally, they were quoting people hundreds of dollars for data recovery - from their own data recovery service, in spite of it being a fault with the drive. They released a 'check' on their website so you could put in your serial number and see if your drive was affected. It told me that none of mine were, and reading around, it got a lot of other people's wrong too. The way they've dealt with it has been nothing less than shocking. If you have one of these drives (or essentially, any of the 7200.11 drives with SD15 firmware) back everything up frequently if you value it.

I'm putting this on here not to say "zomg! don't buy this drive it's rubbish!!11one" but to say "caveat emptor". Let's face it, you don't buy a 1.5TB drive if you have to back up your data constantly!

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