500GB-Seagate-Barracuda-SATA-II-300-7200rpm 68.50 Inc Exc Delivery - HotUKDeals
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The Seagate Barracuda 7200 desktop hard drive features innovative perpendicular recording technology and is the first drive on the market to provide capacities up to 750 GB. Barracuda 7200 hard drives deliver superb performance, efficiency, speed and durability for all your application needs.



Specifications
General Device TypeHard drive - internal Total Storage Capacity500 GB CompatibilityPC Storage Controller Interface TypeSerial ATA-300 Hard Drive Buffer Size8 MB Storage Hard Drive Spindle Speed7200 rpm

Note price excludes delivery. If you live in Manchester like i do just pop down and grab one.
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#1
8mb cache only.
#2
yup but who cares if all you want is cheap space. i dont imagine you would notice much, probably any, difference in reality if you were an average user.
#3
To be honest, I would rather pay a bit more and get cheap AND fast space.
#4
rash
8mb cache only.


How much do you need to be considered good and fast?

Can you point me towards some benchmarks to indicate the kind of speed increase extra cache will bring please so I can objectively evaluate my purchase?
#5
thats not a great price really..
considering ebuyer have the 16meg cache one for £74.99 inc delivery..worth the extra pennies..
#6
people get all excited over cache, but people think its offers alot better performance that it actually does. I doubt id pay 7 quid for it :)

http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/seagate16/sustained-read.jpg
The blue bar is the 8mb on sustained read. Green 16mb.

howver, with postage. 16mb prolly better value anyway.
#7
But does it make a quantifiable difference? Or is it like graphics cards, where putting a large amount of memory on a card with a low-mid end GPU actually makes no difference whatsoever?
#8
No, it doesnt. As graph shows, its minimal. Infact most people wouldnt even notice.

I mean how often do you sit there looking at transfer speeds, thats the only way you would ever tell... and if you sit there looking at transfer speeds, then you have plenty of free time on your hands, so dont need a fast hard drive. :p
#9
Considering the cheapest delivery option if you can't pickup is £4.99 for a total of £74.37, the ebuyer one gets my thumbs up af £74.99 with FREE POSTAGE! The extra cost is now only 62p.
#10
sorry guys, I'f youre going to buy any form of internal hard drive, you buy either

Samsung Spinpoint
or Western Digital Raptors.
#11
SpencerUk
sorry guys, I'f youre going to buy any form of internal hard drive, you buy either

Samsung Spinpoint
or Western Digital Raptors.


any deals to go with those recommendations ?
#12
Cyrus
any deals to go with those recommendations ?


..i accept the challenge....working at the minute (British Gas, uurggh)...watch the forums come borderline midnight lol.
#13
And the prize goes to 'tj9at_jp' who figured out how many pennies extra the 8meg of cache costs..even if theres only a tiny performance differance, bragging rights dictate 16meg! unless you are really tight :whistling:

the drive can predict and cache more, therefore under certian circumstances the extra 8 will help for sure!
#14
SpencerUk
..i accept the challenge....working at the minute (British Gas, uurggh)...watch the forums come borderline midnight lol.


British Gas is a client of ours ... sorting out some stuff for them and its been urgghh !!!
#15
sorry guys, I'f youre going to buy any form of internal hard drive, you buy either

Samsung Spinpoint
or Western Digital Raptors.


have to disagree seagates are fantastic drives i have been running them for years, the 16mb one from ebuyer is whisper
#16
SpencerUk
sorry guys, I'f youre going to buy any form of internal hard drive, you buy either

Samsung Spinpoint
or Western Digital Raptors.

I agree totally about Samsung...never had a failure...how can you argue with a Barnsley boy...heard today youths in your neck of the woods are into setting fire to wheely bins and getting high on the fumes!!!!..I prefer a Barnsley Chop!
#17
I would buy Seagate because of it's 5 year warranty.
#18
does this work as a hard drive for my xbox?
#19
delboyuk2005uk
does this work as a hard drive for my xbox?


For future use; http://xboxdrives.x-pec.com/?p=list

The HD isn't listed on that page, but seeing as it's SATA I don't think it will.
#20
Cyrus
British Gas is a client of ours ... sorting out some stuff for them and its been urgghh !!!


Bah...your not sorting our billing system out are ya?..becuase if you are, your doing more harm than good :P.

emu
have to disagree seagates are fantastic drives i have been running them for years, the 16mb one from ebuyer is whisper


Dont get me wrong, Seagate is also good, provide good bangs per buck.

currychops
I agree totally about Samsung...never had a failure...how can you argue with a Barnsley boy...heard today youths in your neck of the woods are into setting fire to wheely bins and getting high on the fumes!!!!..I prefer a Barnsley Chop!


Custom PC reccommend samsung drives.

lol.."Boy"..watch your behind lol.

...

Raptors are best becuase they are super fast drives but real expensive..im afraid i cant find any decent deals on them.

Samsung are reccommended from Custom Pc..enough said.
#21
No sata hard disk will work on Xbox.

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