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500GB Seagate SATA HDD - £26.39 @ Scan

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Just a very cheap 3.5" drive

• Interface: SATA 6Gb/s.
• 7200rpm Rotation Speed.
• 16 MB cache.
• 500GB Capacity.
• Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.

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#1
Got these for a few quid less the other day from them. Didn't post as it was just at the end of the todayonly.

Still voting hot as you still need smaller drives where large drives result in a lot of waste. I am building a VM host server and want max 2 per drive

Voting hot though
#2
£26.39 for a 500GB seems expensive when you can pick up a 1TB (1000GB) for £39.98 ( Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm 32MB Cache 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Desktop Hard Drive @ Saverstore (in their latest newsletter) ) . As files get larger, especially video and now still pictures of 12MP and upwards becoming the norm, 1TB drives are no longer excessively large.
#3
CannyJack
£26.39 for a 500GB seems expensive when you can pick up a 1TB (1000GB) for £39.98 ( Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm 32MB Cache 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Desktop Hard Drive
or 2 TB for just over 50 pounds - I completely agree. There is little reason to buy a 500 GB drive now. Either you have very little data, and you could just get a used 200 GB drive for the time being, or you use most of the 500 GB drive, in which case you should spend a bit more to be prepared for the future.
#4
They often sell Samsung F3's for around £37 on today only at scan, and picked up a WD green 5400 1tb drive for under £34 from there before. This is okay but as said above, seems a false economy not to buy 1tb.
#5
The only + for this drive is that's it's SATA3.
Unfortunately it's made by Seagate, and they make without doubt the most unreliable HDD's.
#6
I wouldnt agree jukkie, hitachi produce the worst drives....
banned#7
[quote=CannyJack]£26.39 for a 500GB seems expensive when you can pick up a 1TB (1000GB) for £39.98
I agree! The thread is not a real bargain.
#8
elofty
I wouldnt agree jukkie, hitachi produce the worst drives....
What decade are you living in? Hitachi's drives have been excellent the last few years, I've installed many in RAID boxes and haven't had a failure yet.

You are talking about when it was IBM manufacting the drives, and those days are long gone.


Anyway, this drive, or a 2TB Samsung for £50? Not a hard decision.


Edited By: jukkie on Jun 09, 2011 10:17: .
#9
rate the drive compared to other 500GB drives.

A lot of legit uses for a smaller drive.
#10
Had two Seagate 500GB drives replaced under warranty over the last 12 months... Would not recommend.
#11
This is a good deal. Prefer 2 x 500GB rather than 1 x 1TB simply because if a drive fails I would rather lose 500GB of data than 1TB. Hence great deal!
#12
With storage this cheap, you'd be daft to not keep your data backed up twice, so no worries about drive failure.
#13
SOSAGES
rate the drive compared to other 500GB drives.
That's not going to do it any favours either, I'd rather put a little more money towards something more reliable.
Sometimes buying the cheapest product available really isn't the best idea.


Edited By: jukkie on Jun 09, 2011 14:20: .
#14
Seagate, and they make without doubt the most unreliable HDD's.

Really? I've had three WD 2TB failures in 9 months... :(
#15
robith1
Seagate, and they make without doubt the most unreliable HDD's.

Really? I've had three WD 2TB failures in 9 months... :(
Yeah, I'm no fan of WD either (their Eco drives are probably their worst).
The most reliable drives I've purchased in the last 2 years have been Hitachi (oh how things change) and Samsung.
And seeing as I've installed and supported hundreds of different drives in that time, it's a pretty comprehensive test.

Edited By: jukkie on Jun 09, 2011 14:58
#16
Yeah, I'm no fan of WD either (their Eco drives are probably their worst).
The most reliable drives I've purchased in the last 2 years have been Hitachi (oh how things change) and Samsung.
And seeing as I've installed and supported hundreds of different drives in that time, it's a pretty comprehensive test.
Daft isn't it - I now have to back-up the back up drives!!
#17
SOSAGES
A lot of legit uses for a smaller drive.
Such as? You can get another 500 GB for 10 pounds - and it will be a long long time before you can get 500 GB drives for 10 pounds. So getting a bigger drive is an investment for the future. Plus you can short stroke it for better performance.
#18
6gb and running max 3 vm's per disk - more than likely one or two clients and 1 server. Even then I reckon I will have 300gb free per drive.

The remanding disks I am using are 3gb/s 300gb and will run max 2 on these

If I used 1gb would be a lot of wastage - 5 disks would give approx 3.5 tb wasted.
Will be getting some 2tb's for my Home server though. Horses for courses and for my course these fit the bill
#19
Seagate? Not had a problem with them...

Samsung on the other hand.... Had 2 hard drives from samsung, and those 2 failed within 4 months. A bad batch maybe? I dont know, but Its not the only thing PC wise from samsung that has let me down... Faulty DDR Memory and DVD Drive which no longer communicated on the IDE bus. All samsung.

6gb/s makes this a good drive IMO, Raid these together and you have the same capacity as a 1tb drive plus extra speed. In fact, im liking the fact its a 7200 RPM Drive and not a stupid ECO Drive (i like performance in my PC). Hot IMO!

Edited By: 118luke on Jun 11, 2011 11:03
#20
wouldn't a 500gb drive be better as a main boot drive then a 1tb as it will load windows quicker.

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