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1TB Seagate Barracuda Green £33.59 @ Scan

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cheapest price for a 1TB drive ever.

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#1
nice price, when you put it into context that a 160 gig is about £26.

top price
#2
Hot hot hot, nice one.
#3
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.
6 Likes #4
PCWorld still doing the 1.5B for 39.99 link
1 Like #5
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.


I have been using nothing but Seagate for years and yet to have a failure.

HDDs are incredibly complicated bits of equipment, and I'm sure every brand has its knockers, but Seagate are widely acknowledged as being one of the top manufacturers. They win award after award and their drives are generally very highly reviewed.

But why let perhaps one bad experience you had get in the way of the facts.

Edited By: RM02 on Jun 12, 2011 07:49: spelling
#7
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.



.... really that important? So you had it backed up or had the drive in a raid array so it didn't matter if your hdd died? We should all know by now hdd's die all the time! After cheap power supplies the HDD has to be the most likely thing to fail in a computer.
1 Like #9
HDDs commonly die, I see 5 or 6 fail a week from customers, many haven't backed up their data and sometimes the drive is completely unreadable, so that means it has to go off to a data recovery specialist and it costs a lot of money.

btw I'm interested in the HDDs mentioned earlier with the knockers, I haven't encountered any with such a feature yet, but I'd be quite interested to see that :P
#10
Use this link to get price, was posted on Scans facebook page:
http://bit #dot# ly/m0Cl02


Edited By: Golden Dragoon on Jun 12, 2011 08:34
#11
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.

Seagate went through a bad patch a couple of years ago and had a huge amount of drives fail but on the whole now they're pretty good and up there with the likes of samsung.
banned#12
Good price but be aware that as this is the 'Green' drive its meant for enery efficency and quitness, its not very fast at all. For a main hard drive go with a Samsung F3 but this is great for just data, backup etc.
banned#13
And on the subject of failing Seagate drives the two I have ever owned failed within a year so I stay away now, nothing but Samsung drives for me which have never failed once, my oldest being 6 years old now. But then again I did here they had a bad patch so might be ok now.
#14
niceguyrichy
PCWorld still doing the 1.5B for 39.99 link
Not bad.

But the strange thing is that the sweet spot is at the biggest drive available in numbers: 2 TB. With some luck you can get them for 50 pounds - which is only 25 pounds / TB. Above 2 TB it gets very expensive very quickly, and the choice is very limited.

Edited By: MrPuddington on Jun 12, 2011 09:16
#15
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?
#16
Really simple Goober, you simply screw it in or slide it into an available space and use the clips that are there depending on your case, and connect the power wire, and the sata cable (to the motherboard as well) and your done power on, and when in the os most will pop a message up asking you to format the drive, do that and bobs your uncle, it is almost as easy as upgrading\adding ram :)
#17
We use seagate drives on every major financial retail IT environment (over 20K IT equipment) and failure rate is very very low!
banned#18
koalauk
We use seagate drives on every major financial retail IT environment (over 20K IT equipment) and failure rate is very very low!


I have heard of a huge difference between their business class drives and consumer class drives though.
#19
RM02
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.


I have been using nothing but Seagate for years and yet to have a failure.

HDDs are incredibly complicated bits of equipment, and I'm sure every brand has its knockers, but Seagate are widely acknowledged as being one of the top manufacturers. They win award after award and their drives are generally very highly reviewed.

But why let perhaps one bad experience you had get in the way of the facts.


Have to agree been using seagate for more than 10years never had a HDD failure and the new energy saving HDD's from seagate are awesome using 3 x 2TB and even under heavy load they never get hot barely warm, I would'nt use any other brand to be honest.

I have been using nothing but Seagate for years and yet to have a failure.

Edited By: lovewizard on Jun 12, 2011 10:18
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Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)
#21
I have had a Seagate drive fail on me recently - I lost everything on it

needless to add I will never buy a Seagate drive again
#22
jonnypb
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.


Seagate went through a bad patch a couple of years ago and had a huge amount of drives fail but on the whole now they're pretty good and up there with the likes of samsung.


Search the net for info on Seagate acquiring Samsung's HDD business:

Here's some links:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2011/04/19/samsung-and-seagate-announce-strategic-agre/1

http://blogs.forbes.com/briancaulfield/2011/04/19/seagate-agrees-to-buy-samsungs-hard-drive-business-in-1-375-billion-deal/

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-04-19-Seagate-Samsung-hard-drives.htm
#23
Which is a good fast reliable HD to buy then upto 2TB in size, I don't need an Enterprise Edition drive as they are ridiculously expensive.
banned 1 Like #24
Majnu
Which is a good fast reliable HD to buy then upto 2TB in size, I don't need an Enterprise Edition drive as they are ridiculously expensive.


http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/harddrives-internal/sataover1tb/westerndigital/wd2002faex.html

The above Western Digital Black 2TB hard is about the fastest you will find, unlike nearly all 2TB drives which are energy efficent thus slow, these are performance drives. Twice as expensive mind.

Edited By: xela333 on Jun 12, 2011 11:58
#25
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Thanks, very kind. I assume I will lose all my software and have to download and reload everything again?
#26
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Good advice i agree i cannot believe how easy building computers can be i rebuild my laptop installed a SSD HHD and also installed the same in my desktop, I remember the early days when i knew very little about pc computers my local repair shop charged me £50 just to format my HDD and install windows and drivers but now i can do upgrades and installs myself got fed up of being ripped off.
#27
RM02
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.


I have been using nothing but Seagate for years and yet to have a failure.

HDDs are incredibly complicated bits of equipment, and I'm sure every brand has its knockers, but Seagate are widely acknowledged as being one of the top manufacturers. They win award after award and their drives are generally very highly reviewed.

But why let perhaps one bad experience you had get in the way of the facts.


+1

I only used to trust WD, while my colleagues only used Seagate, I also had a Hitachi that was rubbish, but I bought a different Hitachi that was really good

....it all kinda adds up to personal experience
#28
Csirkefogo
The link is not working, and It costs £37 at scan. Link

Also I would never buy a Seagate HDD. My data is important to me.


£34.79 on the "Today Only" page.
2 Likes #29
Goober
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Thanks, very kind. I assume I will lose all my software and have to download and reload everything again?


Not if you took the easy option which would be to just install this drive as a second hard drive, your computer will then stay exactly the same but you will have another drive to store stuff on (this wont improve yoru system in terms of speed though).

A bit more complex (but not difficult) is to use the new drive as your main hard drive. This would be a case of taking out the old drive (we're talking maybe 4 screws and some a couple of cables to take off) and then reversing the process with the new drive. You would need to reinstall everything you have but I'd always advise this as it cleans everything up amking the system faster.

Another option is similar to the above but you would need to make a copy of your existing drive. there are programs that can help you do this, the benefit would be that your new drive would be the same as the old one in every way, this can be good BUT means that any problems/ viruses and corruptions will also be copied, thats why I'd advise against it. This method is probably more complex but its not that hard, please pm me if you really feel this is your only option.

There are certain things you need to ensure before you go ahead with using this as yoru main drive, replacing the 320gb you have:

1. You MUST have a CD/ DVD copy of your operating system (Windows) to hand if you are going to go down the new hard drive as main drive route. A lot of PC manufacturers dont give you the discs and instead install the operating system onto a separate part of your hard drive. IF this is the case, its going to make it harder and you need to come back/ investigate before you proceed or you might lose your Operating System.

2. You need to make sure that this drive is the same as your system supports, you can use 'Device manager' but its easier to just open the PC up and have a look at the cables you have:http://zone.ni.com/cms/images/devzone/tut/SATA%20vs%20PATA.png

This one in the deal is a SATA, your could be IDE, in which case you would also need an adapter to use this drive. If yours looks like the SATA above (easy to tell as thecables are usually coloured and thin (say 1cm wide) whereas IDE are usually grey and about 1.5 inches wide) you have no problem!!

Please feel free to ask any questions, its really not a difficult job and you CAN do it ;)


Edited By: frakison on Jun 12, 2011 14:52: .
#30
is this any good as an AV drive in a Humax Foxsat?
1 Like #31
Seems to me every person who's into computers has a brand of hard drive they dont trust, and vehemently warn people off, whether maxtor, hitachi, seagate, etc.

Personally I think If the data is really that important to you then back it up regualrly, as said previously hard drive failure is a common enough fault and with the price per gb being so low (as with this deal) its a no brainer.

I'm using one of these in my pc as a backup data drive, its a little noisy in my case (this could be because of my 'cheap' case) but i'm otherwise very happy and havent noticed a difference in speed in accessing media etc.
#32
frakison
Goober
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Thanks, very kind. I assume I will lose all my software and have to download and reload everything again?


Not if you took the easy option which would be to just install this drive as a second hard drive, your computer will then stay exactly the same but you will have another drive to store stuff on (this wont improve yoru system in terms of speed though).

A bit more complex (but not difficult) is to use the new drive as your main hard drive. This would be a case of taking out the old drive (we're talking maybe 4 screws and some a couple of cables to take off) and then reversing the process with the new drive. You would need to reinstall everything you have but I'd always advise this as it cleans everything up amking the system faster.

Another option is similar to the above but you would need to make a copy of your existing drive. there are programs that can help you do this, the benefit would be that your new drive would be the same as the old one in every way, this can be good BUT means that any problems/ viruses and corruptions will also be copied, thats why I'd advise against it. This method is probably more complex but its not that hard, please pm me if you really feel this is your only option.

There are certain things you need to ensure before you go ahead with using this as yoru main drive, replacing the 320gb you have:

1. You MUST have a CD/ DVD copy of your operating system (Windows) to hand if you are going to go down the new hard drive as main drive route. A lot of PC manufacturers dont give you the discs and instead install the operating system onto a separate part of your hard drive. IF this is the case, its going to make it harder and you need to come back/ investigate before you proceed or you might lose your Operating System.

2. You need to make sure that this drive is the same as your system supports, you can use 'Device manager' but its easier to just open the PC up and have a look at the cables you have:http://zone.ni.com/cms/images/devzone/tut/SATA%20vs%20PATA.png

This one in the deal is a SATA, your could be IDE, in which case you would also need an adapter to use this drive. If yours looks like the SATA above (easy to tell as thecables are usually coloured and thin (say 1cm wide) whereas IDE are usually grey and about 1.5 inches wide) you have no problem!!

Please feel free to ask any questions, its really not a difficult job and you CAN do it ;)



frakison - wow that's a comprehensive response - I really appreciate it. I will probably just install it as a 2nd hard drive as you suggest. Is there a way of checking if I am SATA or PATA without opening it up?
#33
Is it worth spending a few extra quid and go for this one?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-hitachi-0f10383-deskstar-7k1000c-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-8ms

(£35.99 on Today page)
#34
Goober
frakison
Goober
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Thanks, very kind. I assume I will lose all my software and have to download and reload everything again?


Not if you took the easy option which would be to just install this drive as a second hard drive, your computer will then stay exactly the same but you will have another drive to store stuff on (this wont improve yoru system in terms of speed though).

A bit more complex (but not difficult) is to use the new drive as your main hard drive. This would be a case of taking out the old drive (we're talking maybe 4 screws and some a couple of cables to take off) and then reversing the process with the new drive. You would need to reinstall everything you have but I'd always advise this as it cleans everything up amking the system faster.

Another option is similar to the above but you would need to make a copy of your existing drive. there are programs that can help you do this, the benefit would be that your new drive would be the same as the old one in every way, this can be good BUT means that any problems/ viruses and corruptions will also be copied, thats why I'd advise against it. This method is probably more complex but its not that hard, please pm me if you really feel this is your only option.

There are certain things you need to ensure before you go ahead with using this as yoru main drive, replacing the 320gb you have:

1. You MUST have a CD/ DVD copy of your operating system (Windows) to hand if you are going to go down the new hard drive as main drive route. A lot of PC manufacturers dont give you the discs and instead install the operating system onto a separate part of your hard drive. IF this is the case, its going to make it harder and you need to come back/ investigate before you proceed or you might lose your Operating System.

2. You need to make sure that this drive is the same as your system supports, you can use 'Device manager' but its easier to just open the PC up and have a look at the cables you have:http://zone.ni.com/cms/images/devzone/tut/SATA%20vs%20PATA.png

This one in the deal is a SATA, your could be IDE, in which case you would also need an adapter to use this drive. If yours looks like the SATA above (easy to tell as thecables are usually coloured and thin (say 1cm wide) whereas IDE are usually grey and about 1.5 inches wide) you have no problem!!

Please feel free to ask any questions, its really not a difficult job and you CAN do it ;)



frakison - wow that's a comprehensive response - I really appreciate it. I will probably just install it as a 2nd hard drive as you suggest. Is there a way of checking if I am SATA or PATA without opening it up?


Easiest way is to go to "My Computer" and right click, then properties, then 'Device Manager'. Click on "Disc Drives" and then note what it says, then either post back the ref or google it and it should identify it (mine for instance says WDxxxxxxxxxxATA but its a SATA drive, I can't remember what an IDE drive will say (I normally just have a look as Im going into them anyway ;))
#35
Hi frakison

Its a ST332082 0AS SCSI Disk Device which I think is a SATA.

I am probably going to go for the 1.5 TB one in PC World - do I need to buy any additional cables with it as I am planning to install it as a 2nd hard drive? Thanks a million for you help, much appreciated.
#36
Can this be use to upgrade a Humax HD freesat Box, Mine had 320gb in at the moment but Hd recording takes up shed loads of memory, 1TB would be great
1 Like #37
Heat added and many thanks to Frakison , you make HUKD such a great site --catering to us Noobs :) , without the ubiquitous patronization .


frakison
Goober
frakison
Goober
frakison
Goober
I would love to upgrade my paltry 350 GB but am scared of opening up the PC. How easy / difficult is it to install one of these? Are there any easy step by step guides available or is it better to get the computer shop on the High Street to install?


Please dont go to a computer shop for this. If you can work a screwdriver you can change a hard drive (a lot nowadays don't even require a screwdriver!!). If you're lucky you wil be charged around £25 for the installation, its just money down the drain, you'll see what I mean if you try it!!! I did PC fault diagnistic and repair at night school because I was annoyed at being quoted £100 to fit a graphics card. It didnt sound right.... I now KNOW I was being ripped off and it pees me off!!

You have nothing to lose by opening the case and having a look, you wont break anything, if you need any help or get stuck please pm me and I'll gladly assist ;)


Thanks, very kind. I assume I will lose all my software and have to download and reload everything again?


Not if you took the easy option which would be to just install this drive as a second hard drive, your computer will then stay exactly the same but you will have another drive to store stuff on (this wont improve yoru system in terms of speed though).

A bit more complex (but not difficult) is to use the new drive as your main hard drive. This would be a case of taking out the old drive (we're talking maybe 4 screws and some a couple of cables to take off) and then reversing the process with the new drive. You would need to reinstall everything you have but I'd always advise this as it cleans everything up amking the system faster.

Another option is similar to the above but you would need to make a copy of your existing drive. there are programs that can help you do this, the benefit would be that your new drive would be the same as the old one in every way, this can be good BUT means that any problems/ viruses and corruptions will also be copied, thats why I'd advise against it. This method is probably more complex but its not that hard, please pm me if you really feel this is your only option.

There are certain things you need to ensure before you go ahead with using this as yoru main drive, replacing the 320gb you have:

1. You MUST have a CD/ DVD copy of your operating system (Windows) to hand if you are going to go down the new hard drive as main drive route. A lot of PC manufacturers dont give you the discs and instead install the operating system onto a separate part of your hard drive. IF this is the case, its going to make it harder and you need to come back/ investigate before you proceed or you might lose your Operating System.

2. You need to make sure that this drive is the same as your system supports, you can use 'Device manager' but its easier to just open the PC up and have a look at the cables you have:http://zone.ni.com/cms/images/devzone/tut/SATA%20vs%20PATA.png

This one in the deal is a SATA, your could be IDE, in which case you would also need an adapter to use this drive. If yours looks like the SATA above (easy to tell as thecables are usually coloured and thin (say 1cm wide) whereas IDE are usually grey and about 1.5 inches wide) you have no problem!!

Please feel free to ask any questions, its really not a difficult job and you CAN do it ;)



frakison - wow that's a comprehensive response - I really appreciate it. I will probably just install it as a 2nd hard drive as you suggest. Is there a way of checking if I am SATA or PATA without opening it up?


Easiest way is to go to "My Computer" and right click, then properties, then 'Device Manager'. Click on "Disc Drives" and then note what it says, then either post back the ref or google it and it should identify it (mine for instance says WDxxxxxxxxxxATA but its a SATA drive, I can't remember what an IDE drive will say (I normally just have a look as Im going into them anyway ;))
#38
niceguyrichy
PCWorld still doing the 1.5B for 39.99 link



BARGAIN. Post it as a deal! Grabbed one. Much better value. 50% extra space for a fiver more...
#39
Babbler
niceguyrichy
PCWorld still doing the 1.5B for 39.99 link



BARGAIN. Post it as a deal! Grabbed one. Much better value. 50% extra space for a fiver more...


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-1-5tb-sata-3-5-hard-drive-39-99-pcworld-co-uk-3yr-warranty/953118
#40
very nice price!

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