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500GB HDD with 32Mb Cache for £59.99

Chuckles1001 Avatar
8y, 8m agoFound 8 years, 8 months ago
for anyone who wants lots of space and a quick drive this is for you. It has 32mb of cache for speedy responce is made by one of the biggest HDD makers and is 1/2 a terrabyte (500GB) well worth a look and you wont find anything cheaper at this spec.

Also comes with free postage
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#1
very good price for the 32mb cache version
#2
you guys are a bit late... it wa £56.++ last week
#3
good deal...

not sure people on here know what they are voting on sometimes... This deal is voted hot (at time of writing anyway), yet this http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/158773/maxtor-stm3250310as-250gb-sataii-8m/ has been voted cold. All because someone has put "avoid maxtor".
#4
hot, but don't like Maxtor;-)
#5
£57.56 here at Scan, although it doesnt include delivery (although lots of people have the free delivery thing from Hexus forums)

:)
#6
asusboy
hot, but don't like Maxtor;-)


Yep, mator are a pile of *****. I once bought 6 discs and all were faulty except one! Trouble with maxtor discs is that they run very hot and basically fry themselves. It is a little worrying that seagate bought maxtor so the technology might be shared. I would buy a seagate over a maxtor any day. IBM (Hitachi) disks fail completley without notice when they are about 3 years old too. Generally people recommend Samsung and Digital Western.
#7
Seagate make these Maxtor discs....The one I got had "Made in Thailand by Seagate" on it....(Seagate own maxtor)
banned#8
Good price but Maxtor's are not the most reliable.

Had many fail on me so I only ever buy Samsung Spinpoints or Hitachi.

Personal preference though really!

Good price tho :)
#9
I've also had problems with maxtors. I can't recommend this.
#10
Having had some experience of Samsung's, I'd not touch another one with a bargepole.
#11
asusboy
hot, but don't like Maxtor;-)


I always liked Maxtor but I've had 4 Maxtor drives burn out on me in the last 2 months, which I'm not too happy about, as someone says later on in the thread, they run really hot, I managed to salvage the data from the drives by putting loads of fans in the box just for getting the data off, but then they started failing anyway.
#12
Never had any problems with Maxtor myself!

Currently using a Hitachi drive for my USB HDD Player.
#13
You can get the external WD one for the same price...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128465
#14
Stay clear of maxtors, the ones I've had run hot and I've had 2 drives go down on me:( Buy Seagate coz anyone who gives 5 yrs warranty must know its going to last that long:) Seagate is the one to buy for me. Sorry to be negative:( cheers blinder:)
#15
Darkman, now thats a hot deal!

Voted cold because it's maxtor and the WD external can be had for the same price.
#16
mbooth
Samsung make these Maxtor discs....The one I got had "Made in Thailand by Samsung" on it....(Samsung own maxtor)


It was Seagate who bought Maxtor unless Samsung bought Seagate??? What source do you have except one hard disk? http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquirer/news/2005/12/21/seagate-to-buy--maxtor-for-2-billion
#17
SEAGATE own Maxtor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxtor

Seagate are fairly unique offering a 5 year warranty but Maxtor (et al) only three.

Of the main disk companies - most people seem to complain about Maxtors products failing, which I would agree with from personal experience.

Again from personal experience combined with reviews etc - I would say Samsung are the most reliable.

Spend under twenty quid more and you can get a 3/4s terabyte Samsung with the same 32meg cache, although they are currently out of stock at ebuyer (where i think they were 76 quid).

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130454

This is from the Samsung T series which is the same price as the Maxtor, but was the best disk in the PC Pro (A list) disk tests (and won with only a 16meg cache)

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/129818/samsung-spinpoint-t.html

Lastly - I would guess in under ten years from now - people will look at hard drives like people look at floppy disks now, as larger faster more robust solid state will have advanced to see them off too.
#18
I have to agree with most of the people, don't get maxtor!

I have this disk and it is EXTREMELY noisy.
#19
Seagate drives all the way.Have been using them for years in a number of PC's and never had any problems.
#20
Good price! would buy one but just got 500GB external harddrive a few months so dont need another! :) Voted hot!
#21
Sharpe
It was Seagate who bought Maxtor unless Samsung bought Seagate??? What source do you have except one hard disk? http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquirer/news/2005/12/21/seagate-to-buy--maxtor-for-2-billion


Oops, my bad, I meant Seagate! :whistling:
I'll edit my post...(Although it does still stand)
#22
Keep an eye on ebuyer - fantastic site but their price fluctuations are crazy - i got a 750GB 32Mb cache Seagate internal for £72 this morning so was going to post but it's already back to over £90!
#23
i hate maxtors. ive had a few made by seagate but branded as maxtor. They must make them **** on purpose
#24
rocket81
Keep an eye on ebuyer - fantastic site but their price fluctuations are crazy - i got a 750GB 32Mb cache Seagate internal for £72 this morning so was going to post but it's already back to over £90!


Yep, bloody annoying! The price can change 2-3 times a day especially if the manufacturer visits ebuyer and trys to promote their products (i have a business account too).
#25
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130826

only £3 more for the seagate version of the same drive
#26
Diekund
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130826

only £3 more for the seagate version of the same drive


worth paying the extra 3 quid for sure. 5 years warranty too.
#27
Well, I've ran a PC business for 12 years and I've had only two Maxtor fail (one under warranty). I use a range of Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate and Samsung. I generally avoid Hitachi or have done over the years as they joined with IBM and their drives were noisy. I've also had the odd Fujitsu pack in on me too.

I think you'll find good and bad hard drives from all manufacturers depending on the model, budget etc. I really prefer the Samsungs at the moment as these are fast, cool and quiet, whereas the budget Seagates are too noisy for my liking and performance is very average. Incidentally, the worst drives for reliability over the years have been Western Digital, but they have improved a lot (I once had an accident and dropped three at once - they're all still working and this was 3 years ago) and as stated, do get used by me now, but mainly for laptops.

I think that certain drives like certain conditions. If you are building a gaming machine that generates lots of heat, then yes, the Maxtors may not be the most reliable, but neither are some of the others. I think I'm qualified enough to say then that it's horses for courses.

Enough from me now except to say that this is an okay deal so have not voted.
banned#28
blinder
Stay clear of maxtors, the ones I've had run hot and I've had 2 drives go down on me:( Buy Seagate coz anyone who gives 5 yrs warranty must know its going to last that long:) Seagate is the one to buy for me. Sorry to be negative:( cheers blinder:)


And your complainingggg ?????:whistling:
banned#29
Ok, ive used Maxtors for 2 internal hard drives and an external hard drive, and i have the most amount of data movement one can imagine and use the computer quite allot, and i havent experiences any problems till date. One of my 80 GB internal drive is by Maxtor and i have been using it since 2001. It has been molested by HUGE amounts of data passing through it, but it still works fine. THOSE people who have a bad experience and cast the whole brand in a bad light for the rest of their lives are just plain ignorant. I have a Hitachi too, 250GB, which is also fine. Hitachi, Fujitsu-Siemens, Maxtor, Western Digital and Seagate are the leaders in Hard drives, they are all supposed to be quality, yes some might mess up here and there but for those who have experienced it many times must question what they are doing wrong, perhaps they dont have enough ventilation or something.

Im going to remain neutral on this deal anyways, because Maplins are doing a Seagate 500gb external hard drive for about £75 and i know u could probably get something similar a little cheaper and i would rather go for an external hard drive for about the same price or slighly more and if need be take the hard drive out the external for internal use and use the remains as a caddy.
#30
:thumbsup: Maxtor drives are indeed made by Seagate however only most recent (within last year) Up until then clearing maxtor stocks. Would believe reliablity has increased substantially since then however have not personally bought internal only an external and have had no probs with it.

As with all harddisks ther are good and bad ones in a batch, if i got one of these at this price i would be very happy HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#31
cold. avoid maxtor. i love the way the op didn't even dare put the brand name in the deal as he knew it would get this response!

and just because seagate own maxtor doesn't mean the quality will improve, seagate only bought the name to increase its market share.

32mb buffer is not important - the seagate 7200.11 and samsung spinpoint-f1with 32mb buffers also have a 50% higher transfer rate which is the really important factor.
#32
£50-£55 500GB 32mb cach SATAII drives come up quite often on 'Today only' at scan + free delivery is very easy to sort out.

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