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Ebuyer Seagate 2TB Special Only £79.99 Delivered

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First decent E-Shot in a while from Ebuyer today, starting with a great price on this popular storage drive. A little more than the cheapest price Scan has done, but currently the best delivered price… Read More
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First decent E-Shot in a while from Ebuyer today, starting with a great price on this popular storage drive. A little more than the cheapest price Scan has done, but currently the best delivered price for a single 2TB Seagate Drive
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banned#1
What a shame it's a seagate drive, they've gone down hill huge sinse they were bought out by maxtor.... I've had two hard drives off them in the past year that have both had the click of death... Sticking with samsung now...
1 Like #2
Beware of Ebuyer warranties!!!!

I just learnt the hard way. Bought a Samsung Hard disk of them 13 months ago cause they were cheaper by £3......

Samsung Hard Disk now needs repair but discover it is grey import goods and does not have 36month Samsung warranty!!!

SO MAKE SURE IT IS UK STOCK AND NOT EBUYER GREY IMPORT!
banned#3
ninjin
Beware of Ebuyer warranties!!!!I just learnt the hard way. Bought a Samsung Hard disk of them 13 months ago cause they were cheaper by £3......Samsung Hard Disk now needs repair but discover it is grey import goods and does not have 36month Samsung warranty!!!SO MAKE SURE IT IS UK STOCK AND NOT EBUYER GREY IMPORT!


Noooooo. I just bought 4 x 2tb Samsung drives for my new nas... all from ebuyer... Filled them all up now so can't be faffing around returning... I won't buy there again if that's true, would rather pay more for UK stock
#4
Only 1 review, can't be a popular drive. Maybe people have been waiting for the new Samsung F4's that launch next month.
#5
I have 4 x Hitachi 2TB - work well for me - just as the 4 x 1TB I replaced do.
#6
Mmmmmm! I think a lot of the retailers get their hard drives imported. I've had a number of Samsung HDDs that failed on me (mostly F1s and a couple of F3s), because the F1 were discontinued and were only 16mths old, Scan only offered a partial refund eventhough it has 36mths warranty.

In fact, got so fed up with the number of Samsung drives that failed on me, I have gone Seagate instead, can't comment on the Hitachi HDDs.

Heat+ for the price.


Edited By: EDEN188 on Aug 20, 2010 11:02: m
#7
Bought a pair of these yesterday from Scan £152.

I have never had a problem with Samsungs, and they are my preferred brand, but the Seagate 2TB have the edge in price at the moment.
#8
Sorry posted twice!

Edited By: bytemaster on Aug 20, 2010 13:40: Error
#9
I will say this any time anyone discusses drive failure. Samsung are in my experience the worst for failing.
#10
Nice price for the drive. A little slow though (at 5900rpm). Good find anyway! :)
#11
eBuyer are not what they were. New management ? They are petty, pennikety, and unhelpful. The bad stories come as no surprise. I stopped buying from them with the last purchase. I ordered on the Friday, and expected it to be delivered no later than the following Friday (5 day delivery. Thats five days. I ordered at 9:20 in the morning).
It wasn't.
The Tuesday following.
ALL down to their pettiness. Apparently the first Friday "didn't count" and no effort to get the item for delivery was made until the following Thursday after I complained (I had been off work the first Friday to get the delivery, not the following week)
I got the impression it was sheer pettiness/spite/laziness of the storeroom.
The opposite of what they had been.
Have stopped buying from eBuyer because of this, "Grey imports" surprise me not one whit with the bunch currently in control.
#12
mrpremium
What a shame it's a seagate drive, they've gone down hill huge sinse they were bought out by maxtor....


Wrong way round, Seagate bought Maxtor.
#13
sibeer
I will say this any time anyone discusses drive failure. Samsung are in my experience the worst for failing.


+1
#14
ninjin
Beware of Ebuyer warranties!!!!I just learnt the hard way. Bought a Samsung Hard disk of them 13 months ago cause they were cheaper by £3......Samsung Hard Disk now needs repair but discover it is grey import goods and does not have 36month Samsung warranty!!!SO MAKE SURE IT IS UK STOCK AND NOT EBUYER GREY IMPORT!

You'll find the majority of online retailers do this.

To prove it, if you can be bothered and you have a few different HDs from different retailers and they should be in warranty. Get the serial number for the drives and go to the relevent manufacturers website, type in your serial number in the RMA field on their returns section...

Walllah....unrecognised!
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Noghar
sibeer
I will say this any time anyone discusses drive failure. Samsung are in my experience the worst for failing.


+1


I only have ~30ish hard drives, so its a very small sample, but not in my my experience.

In my experience hard drives are hard drives. You get good batches and bad batches. Have a few of those seagate 2TB drives, and they seem to be fussy about how they are mounted, get smart errors and click if you use suspend them with elastic (to reduce vibration).

If you only have one or two hard drives, its not going to make a difference what model you get. If you buy lots of hard drives, spread the risk by using different models.
#16
Ross1
If you only have one or two hard drives, its not going to make a difference what model you get. If you buy lots of hard drives, spread the risk by using different models.

Probably the best single piece of advice you'll find in a hard drive thread.

I've had a hard drive fail, and I mainly buy second hand ones which must increase the risk significantly.

Having said that, I've just bought a 1TB Samsung from Amazon which I'll install next week...so touch wood my good run continues!
banned#17
Perfect for my PS3 backups...
#18
Noghar
sibeer
I will say this any time anyone discusses drive failure. Samsung are in my experience the worst for failing.
+1
It seems to be model dependant.
F1's were notorious for failures, but the F3's have been pretty solid so far.
#19
KillFelix
Perfect for my PS3 backups...


thanks for sharing. lol
#20
davidflett
mrpremium
What a shame it's a seagate drive, they've gone down hill huge sinse they were bought out by maxtor....


Wrong way round, Seagate bought Maxtor.


Indeed.
#21
mrpremium
What a shame it's a seagate drive, they've gone down hill huge sinse they were bought out by maxtor.... I've had two hard drives off them in the past year that have both had the click of death... Sticking with samsung now...


Not that I want to undermine your confidence in Samsung but one of my F1s has just given me the click of death. Brands don't mean much these days in terms of reliability.
#22
Not sure about eBuyer... I'm a business user and so reliability is a key factor - I use macupgrades(dot)co(dot)uk (hard drives are generic) and overclockers(dot)co(dot)uk and have never had an issue with either company - you can also call/email them for advice /support (like will this drive work in my model of computer). They are both very competitive and much cheaper than Maplins/PC World.

Seagate Barracudas were decent drives in the past. Not all Maxtor are rubbish - I have one in a G4 Mac which is 10 years old and counting but they do make cheap budget models and I guess Seagate will go the same way, a shame for a decent brand name.

Hitachi Deskstars have a good balance of quality and choice - that's what I choose for work.

7,200 RPM again is a good balance - most computers will not see a benefit from 10,000 RPM drives and they do wear out sooner (bound to spinning at that speed all day). If you want extra data speed (for video for example) go SATA - they typically transfer at 1500 MBS compared to USB 2.0 (480) and Firewire (800/400) - note the whole chain has to be SATA though - cable and computer side also or you just get the lowest point speed.

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#23
I find the suppliers much of muchness, I use Aria, OCUK, Ebuyer and Scan, all are OK when you get a problem but none are great. Quite like the ability to chat with the staff in the forums for all apart from Scan.

As to reliabilty, the best solution is always to have a 2nd copy if it is important. I've been responible for a lot of drives over the years, no brand is perfect. That said I have only seen 1 Seagate die and no WD or Hitachis compared to over 20 mixed Maxtor and Sammys.
#24
Macupgrades Seagate 1.5TB £98.11 + delivery, for a drive that is widely sold for £65 to £70 delivered. That is one hell of a premium for 'comfort'. If any of my staff squandered my money like that they would be in line for a stern talking to.

I have always found eBuyer to be extremely reliable, next-day deliveries have always arrived promptly, and on the two occasions that I have had to return faulty items I have received replacements within 48 hours of them receiving the returned item. You will find horror stories regarding any retailer, I know that I have seen many adverse comments regarding overclockers, but I had no problem on the one occasion that I used them.

I think the manufacturers would dispute your comments regarding the reduced life of 10K drives. These are 'professional/commercial use' items built to a higher standard than consumer grade drives. Most drive failures are not due to bearing or motor failure.

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