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Ebuyer's Lunch-time Specials

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6y, 1w agoFound 6 years, 1 week ago
Looks like Amazon UK's not the only UK retailer to get the Black Friday bug!

Is Black Friday the new US export to the UK?
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#1
Armando Sanchez..........He sounds a bit Dirty.....oO
#2
Eh .......what's a dirty Sanchez ?
#3
Hondo
Armando Sanchez..........He sounds a bit Dirty.....oO
Eh?
#4
ort
Eh .......what's a dirty Sanchez ?


type it in urban dictionary
#5
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Edited By: djfluff on Nov 22, 2010 10:59
#6
Didnt see this post before I made mine, heat added.
#7
Black Friday? It's Monday.
#8
tamoil
Black Friday? It's Monday.

Pfew...
#9
it's black monday?
#10
Its interesting as there deals start at 11. But there 'tweet' was at 11:58

nice price though! VH
2 Likes #11
cant be any worse than amazon
#12
Thanks for post. Just tired to order - free shipping does not come up and cheapest price is with £3.59 shipping cost ?? Making total £41.58. Its funny though just slighly over £40 and doennt seem a bargain- or is it just me?

P :)

Just tried again and now the 5 day deliver comes up as £0.00 - Just ordered one.

Edited By: pill on Nov 22, 2010 12:46: Update on message
#13
pill
Thanks for post. Just tired to order - free shipping does not come up and cheapest price is with £3.59 shipping cost ?? Making total £41.58. Its funny though just slighly over £40 and doennt seem a bargain- or is it just me?P :)

The free shipping option comes up in the ordering process
#14
These deals are rubbish.
#15
hot. mainly for the fact it's actually in stock and takes a swipe at Amazons price.
#16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm
#17
Hondo
Armando Sanchez..........He sounds a bit Dirty.....oO


He sounds like an arms dealer!
#18
What is Black Friday? Keep hearing it lately...
#19
free shipping doesn't work,
#20
Hondo
Armando Sanchez..........He sounds a bit Dirty.....oO


Sounds like a dirty vato
#21
SOLLERBOY
These deals are rubbish.

Agreed
banned#22
in what way is this a deal?
#23
I bet a lot of people will be logging in to see what the Ipad offer will be?
#24
FoSho
What is Black Friday? Keep hearing it lately...

Its an american term - its when the shops start a huge sale, it usually starts at midnight.
I was in Boston once for a black friday, people we're queing all day thursday for the shops to start their sales at midnight.
#25
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.
1 Like #26
ort
Eh .......what's a dirty Sanchez ?

Believe me, you don't want to know. Just read what it is via Wikipaedia, and am revolted.
#27
scoopsy
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.


I was fancying the 2tb for main drive and read lots of comments like yours, so didn't.
Curious as to what SHOULD be for the OS, though.
#28
petenharry
it's black monday?

Where's this from ?
In no manner have eBuyer called it Black ANYTHING - it's the "Lunch Time Deal"
#29
PhilK
scoopsy
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.


I was fancying the 2tb for main drive and read lots of comments like yours, so didn't.
Curious as to what SHOULD be for the OS, though.


I would get a Samsung F1 1TB for main OS drive if you don't want to go down the SSD route. I'm not aware of any 2TB drives as fast as that one, but there could be of course.
#30
Black Friday makes no bloody sense in this country.
God, I hate marketers
#31
PhilK
scoopsy
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.


I was fancying the 2tb for main drive and read lots of comments like yours, so didn't.
Curious as to what SHOULD be for the OS, though.


Well think about it

If you want to format your comp and put on a fresh copy of says Windows 7, you would have to format the whole drive. Unless you partition it.

I would usually go with something like a 320gb sata 7200rpm. Nice, fast separate. If the drive did fail then all my stuff is safe on another drive.
#32
fresno bob
Black Friday makes no bloody sense in this country.
God, I hate marketers


Then think of it as a week of deals, and you must like deals, eh?
#33
scoopsy
PhilK
scoopsy
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.


I was fancying the 2tb for main drive and read lots of comments like yours, so didn't.
Curious as to what SHOULD be for the OS, though.


Well think about it

If you want to format your comp and put on a fresh copy of says Windows 7, you would have to format the whole drive. Unless you partition it.

I would usually go with something like a 320gb sata 7200rpm. Nice, fast separate. If the drive did fail then all my stuff is safe on another drive.


The trouble is, a 320GB drive costs almost as much as this 1TB, so you end up paying double what you need to to save a few seconds in boot times. A few seconds that you save anyway if you used hibernate.

5400rpm drives are what are used entirely in laptops. I've never heard anyone complain that their laptop takes slightly longer to load than their desktop with a 7200rpm drive. It really isn't an issue in day to day use.

If you are running a server workstation that needs peak performance at all times when you are reading and writing hundreds of gigabytes of data regularly and where time = money, then go get an SSD. If you're a normal home PC user, get this and you'll not be aware of any performance deficiency.

Yes 5400rpm drives are slower than 7200rpm drives, but not so you'd notice.
#34
PhilK
scoopsy
canada16
Would rather spend the extra few quid and get a 7200rpm


This is a Green drive tho, energy saving.

Not meant to be used for an OS more as a back up.


I was fancying the 2tb for main drive and read lots of comments like yours, so didn't.
Curious as to what SHOULD be for the OS, though.


Im using a 2tb WD green 5400 rpm as my main drive, does the job just fine.
#35
Samsung F3 is slightly faster than a F1, its also usually cheap and one of the fastest (if not fastest) 7200rpm drives
#36
buy 2X 2TB drives at dabs using the code and you get them delivered for £67.99 each!
#37
( . ) ( . )


only buy these specials, if you were going to buy the product anyway.

ebuyer's birthday specials were, terrible. lets hope these are better.
#38
Great value drives but the 'Green' credentials are a little overblown.

If you buy one (I bought two) you should be aware of the 'LLC' issue (Load / unload cycle) with these drives - basically the read/ write heads park / unpark every 8 seconds to save power - not so good if your OS accesses the drive every 10 seconds. WD say the drive has a LLC life count of ~300K - so this can be run up in a very short time!!
There is an easy fix for the tech-minded, but you need to have the competance to run a small utilty called WDIDLE3 that increases the drive park interval and gets rid of the problem. Plenty of 'how-to's on the net.

Just so y'all know.
#39
Thanks op. Signed up for the ebuyer email of deals :). If I see anything good 2moro, il have to run home from school and order it :P lol!
#40
We ordered 5 of these Green beasties for our backup drives (Monday, Tuesday, etc) at work in March. I've just had to RMA a second one this morning. Not greatly impressed, I have to say.

Yes, I know, law of averages, hard drives being what they are etc..

Would I recommend them? Nope.. Like others have remarked, I'd rather spend the 5 quid extra for a 7200 based one. And did when it came to purchasing 5 drives for a similar setup in another of our schools.

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