2TB Seagate Barracuda LP SATAII HDD £75.79 Today Only @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Instructions: Click on link, its in 'Super Savers' under 'Storage'

Model Number ST32000542AS (5900rpm)
Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Cache 32MB
Capacity 2TB
Latency 16ms
Areal density (avg) 341.5Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors 3,907,029,168
12V start max current 2.0A
Average idle power 4.85W
Average operating power 6.90W

Only becomes this price going via:
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx#2

£84.00 delivered
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#1
Product ID?
I can't see it on http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

£79.84 here:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2TB-ST3200542AS-SATA-HDD

Edited By: schizoboy on Aug 03, 2010 13:43: ^&%£$%£
#3
https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1292887

Edited By: schizoboy on Aug 03, 2010 13:49: %$£^&%$$"£!£$%^&**$£"!$%^&
#4
sizzzzzzzzzzle
#5
I can only see £79.84?
#6
Never mind, I should read the other posts before jumping in.....
#7
Am sooo tempted!!!

Bargain!
#8
dsmuk
Am sooo tempted!!!

Bargain!


+1

just trying to find reasons not to buy 1!
#9
DVS_Dee
dsmuk
Am sooo tempted!!!

Bargain!


+1

just trying to find reasons not to buy 1!

It will be cheaper in 2 weeks time, probably.
#10
Correct me if i'm wrong but i think you can get free delivery with AVforum
http://www.avforums.com/forums/computer-systems/633727-free-delivery-scan-forum-members.html
#11
vllee76
Correct me if i'm wrong but i think you can get free delivery with AVforum

http://www.avforums.com/forums/computer-systems/633727-free-delivery-scan-forum-members.html


yup

if your an AVF forum member with 30+ posts you get free delivery
#12
I just posted 20 comments on AV forums, no spam either, Free Delivery on its way! :)
#13
I have one of these in my NAS drive. They are fast, quiet and cheap.
#14
smileypete
DVS_Dee
dsmuk
Am sooo tempted!!!

Bargain!


+1

just trying to find reasons not to buy 1!

It will be cheaper in 2 weeks time, probably.


risk of losing 2TB important data at ANYTIME.

My 750GB hdd stop working the day before, DISASTER!!!
#15
Also free delivery if you have 20 posts on Hexus forums
banned#16
Damn it, I paid this price for a 1.5tb drive the other week.
#17
Orville
I have one of these in my NAS drive. They are fast, quiet and cheap.


some are noisy. Mine is and quite a few are complaining about clunks probably related to spinning up and down but not sure. Dunno whether CC35 firmware fixes it. I bought one for a few p cheaper last week and it has CC34
#18
Can anybody direct me to a good site that explains the difference between all the different types of drives such as SATA, USB powered ones and so on? I am thinking of getting a Popcorn media tank or a Western Digital thing that links to my TV but can also download.

Thankyou
#19
daaaaamn thats cheap :)
1 Like #20
lilacjumper
Can anybody direct me to a good site that explains the difference between all the different types of drives such as SATA, USB powered ones and so on? I am thinking of getting a Popcorn media tank or a Western Digital thing that links to my TV but can also download.

Thankyou


i will try explaining:

usb drives are external , although they are essentially the same as the ones that go inside your pc but with an enclosure around them. Usb cables connect them to your pc or media player, this cable will transmit data and power.

There are two types - portable external drives are usually smaller in capacity and are powered by usb alone so you don't need to plug them into the mains and carry a big plug around.

Desktop external drives need more power than usb can supply so they also have a mains adaptor meaning they need to be plugged in to work.

Internal drives go inside your pc or media player - they come with sata or ide connections. Most new stuff will need drives with sata connections as ide is pretty old now.

http://www.helpwithpcs.com/buy-guides/external-hard-drives.html

Hope that helps
#21
lee_hom

risk of losing 2TB important data at ANYTIME.

My 750GB hdd stop working the day before, DISASTER!!!
There is no 100% safe way to store data, but I would argue that 2TB of data stored on a 2TB drive is safer than the same amount data shared across 3x750GB or 2x1TB drives.

Even secure RAID arrays within NAS servers are not safe. What happens if they are stolen or there is fire or flood? The most secure form of storage is to keep copies of important data within entirely separate locations. Personally, I keep everything on 1TB and 2TB drives, plus backup all of my important data to remote storage.
#22
#23
flamefix

Add VAT and the usual inflated prices we get in the UK and that takes it back up to near £100
#24
This was handy, just ordered one.
#25
Thinking of buying this.

Can I put it into an external enclosure thing? And can someone recommend one? :D
#26
BigDave

Add VAT and the usual inflated prices we get in the UK and that takes it back up to near £100


but it is MRRP and how often are they sold at the MRRP? usually much less, clearly prices are falling and the pound is much stronger against the dollar currently, I think it could be worth seeing how the market moves over the next few months personally.

Still the OP deal is great value no doubt about it.
#27
Just bought one of these drives got free delivery so im happy.
#28
Big drive for little money but Seagate are just too unreliable for my liking. You cannot beat WD. Over the years WD drives just keep going whereas Seagate......don't.
#29
Thanks Markeh

The link and the explanation are very helpful!

Regards
Steve
#30
simate
Big drive for little money but Seagate are just too unreliable for my liking. You cannot beat WD. Over the years WD drives just keep going whereas Seagate......don't.

bit of a sweeping generalisation!
#31
lee_hom
Am sooo tempted! just trying to find reasons not to buy 1!

risk of losing 2TB important data at ANYTIME.

If you have important data it should be backed up regardless of whether it’s 10MB or 2TB; the size of the discs you use is not the issue.

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