(FASTER) Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" Internal HDD - £100.09 inc del. @ Bigpockets - HotUKDeals
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This is a price to beat the same capacity drive from eBuyer yesterday!


Width 10.2 cm
Depth 14.7 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 0.66 kg
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity 2 TB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size 32 MB
Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 95 MBps
Average Latency 5.5 ms
Spindle Speed 5900 rpm
Interfaces 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
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1 Like #1
mamboboy
+£6.60 shipping.


Thanks, updated.
1 Like #2
Seagate huh? God no!
#3
nothing wrong with seagate. best 'green' drive available - http://hothardware.com/Articles/Definitive-2TB-Hard-Drive-Roundup/
#4
well, there are a couple of products that give you free shipping on the entire order.

cheapest is this for £6.99:
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?product=BELKIN-01248&title=Belkin+USB+Media+Reader%2FWriter+Memory+Adapter
#5
btw, under "warranty" it says "12 Month RTB". that's just the seller warranty, isn't it? surely seagate gives more than a year. three years?
#6
grima
btw, under "warranty" it says "12 Month RTB". that's just the seller warranty, isn't it? surely seagate gives more than a year. three years?


Seagate OEM drives are supposed to have a 3 year warranty, I would check with Seagate directly though.
banned#7
That's because your contract to buy is with Big Pockets, not Seagate. Big Pockets are saying if owt goes wrong with it in the first year, they'll deal with it. Any Seagate guarantee is on top of this.
#8
google "click of death"....cold.
#9
Any idea if this will fit with a white macbook (bought in 2006)?
#10
why is this expired1?
#11
lmaolmao
google "click of death"....cold.


google "ignorant"...:whistling:
#12
mamboboy
Lol, the 'click of death' was a problem in 2001 from what I recall, and it was a widespread problem with the Deskstar (Deathstar), which is made by HITACHI, which has long been sorted.
The click of death eventually happens with all hard disk drives when they are coming to the end of their lives. Nothing with moving, mechanical parts will last forever, NOTHING.

The fact that companies are now confident enough to give their drives ~3 year warranty shows that the problem has long been fixed. I find it funny how no matter what drive gets posted, people like you pop up voting it cold because they die. I've got three different branded drives in my PC, all <3 years old and none of them click or give me problems. It's like somebody posting a deal for a car and then it being voted cold because there's a chance it'll break down a few years down the line...retarded!


Good post

But if I remember rightly, Seagate used to give a 5 year warranty
#13
mamboboy

The fact that companies are now confident enough to give their drives ~3 year warranty shows that the problem has long been fixed.


Errrr Seagate use to give 5 year warranty with ALL their drives but soon backtracked on that and reduced it to 3 years as they obviously realized that the drives are not quite that reliable!!
That said from personal experience I highly rate Seagate drives and have them second best to WD who imo produce the best drives on the market.
#14
Merc'
Any idea if this will fit with a white macbook (bought in 2006)?


No, you need a 2.5" hard drive, this one's thicker than the macbook itself!
#15
nice find although I dont need it now
This is cheaper than WD Green and its way faster than green
Use a intel X25-M 80GB for OS, this one for storage and games, with a NAS for network backups = my dream machine :-D
#16
ciro
nice find although I dont need it now
This is cheaper than WD Green and its way faster than green
Use a intel X25-M 80GB for OS, this one for storage and games, with a NAS for network backups = my dream machine :-D


This still works, why expired?
banned 1 Like #17
Is this a grey import? Will Seagate honour the 3 year warranty? I suppose the only way to know is to check the seriel number on the website.
#18
What is the actual model number of the drive unless im missing something, also is Bigpockets ok to deal with?
banned#19
Keithoms
This still works, why expired?


I reported this thread so that a mod will unexpire it.
#20
I have 3 of these in my QNAP TS509 they are excellent drives much cooler and faster than the Western Digital Ones..

Believe it or not just purchased 5.

Cheers you saved me £70

( was gonna buy 5 * from Scan.co.uk for £104 each for a samsung one )
#21
not that great it is only a 5900rpm drive. would much prefer a 7200 one
#22
sjaddy
not that great it is only a 5900rpm drive. would much prefer a 7200 one


a 5900rpm drive is what most would put in a NAS anyway. You really don't need 7200RPM to stream high def video (or your mp3's for that matter)
#23
mellowdrifter
a 5900rpm drive is what most would put in a NAS anyway. You really don't need 7200RPM to stream high def video (or your mp3's for that matter)


if you are putting it in a NAS - that is great for some but a lot of people would buy this as a primary drive and then find editing video or large RAW photos would seem slow
1 Like #24
this will write at approx 90 mbytes per second a fast modern 7200rpm drive will write a touch over 110 in large writes.

The difference isnt massive.
#25
How do they keep managing to fit so much space on these drives?
#26
BTW free delivery if you add a random item of rubbish. Not that i wanted it, but was cheaper to add the random item and get free delivery by a few quid.
#27
I bought four drive the same as this a couple of months back from Aria and so far three have gone back with which would not boot only a cliicking noise. Nice price but crap drives. I use to think Seagate as one of the best but now I am not so sure.
#28
BigDave
Seagate huh? God no!


Nothing wrong with Seagate drives....

A brand I would use that with would be Maxtor... their drives are crap
#29
londislagerhound
How do they keep managing to fit so much space on these drives?


They changed to perpendicular recording. Later this year there will be 1000G 2.5" drives for sale and even bigger capacity 3.5" drives for sale, that is why you are seeing these things reducing in price, no one will want a 2000Gbyte when they can buy a 3000Gbyte for £20 more.
The materials in the drive are basically the same, only the machines used to make the drives have been improved.

The SSD drives are coming down in price, they use less power have no moving parts and are quicker, so the traditional hard drive manufacturers are going bankrupt unless they can find a niche market.

SSD drives
WhipTail Technologies has announced a whopping 6TB solid state drive (SSD). July 2009
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630 10 terabytes and half a million sustained IOPS. April 2010.
These things cost tens of thousands of dollars but the price will come down quickly.
#30
2mm2uk
They changed to perpendicular recording. Later this year there will be 1000G 2.5" drives for sale and even bigger capacity 3.5" drives for sale, that is why you are seeing these things reducing in price, no one will want a 2000Gbyte when they can buy a 3000Gbyte for £20 more.
The materials in the drive are basically the same, only the machines used to make the drives have been improved.

The SSD drives are coming down in price, they use less power have no moving parts and are quicker, so the traditional hard drive manufacturers are going bankrupt unless they can find a niche market.

SSD drives
WhipTail Technologies has announced a whopping 6TB solid state drive (SSD). July 2009
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630 10 terabytes and half a million sustained IOPS. April 2010.
These things cost tens of thousands of dollars but the price will come down quickly.


SSD is not coming down as fast as you think, prices have gone up in the last 8 months :x, we are hitting physical Memory size limits and getting smaller is getting more and more difficult. Its gonna be at least a good few years before we see large fast and cheap SSD. Id say at least 3-5 years. Mechanical drives are still King.

I just purchased a Crucial RealSSD C300 cost me near enough £500 for just 256gb. The speed is absolutely insane, applications boot instantly, windows loads in just under 10 seconds and the whole experience is wonderful. But is the average Joe really gonna spend £500 on *just* a hard drive?

To put it perspective ive just purchased 10TB of usable space from this deal right here for just £470 - ie the same price as a 256gb SSD. "ouch" comes to mind. SSDs are "specialist" PC part and will unfortunately remain so for the coming years, i doubt we will see the death of mechanical drives any time soon if at all.

SSDs also take a nosedive in performance when they are getting full, which obviously happens much faster with such small hard drives, the only affordable SSDs right now are approximately £150 for an 80GB one WITHOUT trim ( TRIM in simplified form is a way of the hard drive managing its space and without it slows down to a crawl after a short period of use , effectively its useless to buy an SSD without it unless you format every month ), So thats windows / linux plus a few games and films then its nearly full and very quickly losing performance.
#31
BTW for people worried about the reliability of these drives. I have been running 3 of them 24/7 full load in my NAS ever since they were released they are fine.

Much be easily over a year now if not more...?

http://www.boxrick.com/seagate.jpg
#32
Post a HDD deal, and you always get someone disparaging the reliability of the drive. Happens no matter what the drive/manuafacturer is.
#33
Seagate used to be the dogs nuts, but they put out at least one drive with flakey firmware that in my case needed to be RMA'd. The drive i got back was one firmware level up but same part number ...been working fine since :thumbsup:
#34
Seagate support and OEM drives is non-existant, full stop, once they know it's oem, your on your own

also typical of big pockets, NOTHING useful in the fere delivery section, the card reader thing is so far out of date it's useless
#35
timothyw9
Nothing wrong with Seagate drives....

A brand I would use that with would be Maxtor... their drives are crap


Well, Seagate acquired Maxtor ;)

Personally, I've had bad luck with Seagate drives and never had a problem with WD/Samsung.

That said, I have a Seagate external sitting on my desk right now.

No matter the brand of drive, it's a gamble. The only way to be safe is to have a backup.
#36
An online revue or test can only tell how good a drive performs not how long it is going to be before you loose your data. Feedback on the other hand tells you more!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148413
#37
it's awesome...but what about the seller?
are they trustworthy?
I'd rather buy it from a trusted name to be honest!

voted "hot" though...

cheers
#38
My 5 year old Seagates are nice, but I don't know what things are like now. I will say that the only drive I've actualy had fail was a Maxtor.
#39
robovski
My 5 year old Seagates are nice, but I don't know what things are like now. I will say that the only drive I've actualy had fail was a Maxtor.


i had horror stories with WD and Quantum when i was a kid. Had a 15GB IBM(now Hitachi deathstar) still working until I threw it in the bin as the capacity is useless. 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax still doing a good job in the living room connected to telly for iplayer. Personally never trutsted Korean brands in whatever industry
#40
mamboboy
Lol, the 'click of death' was a problem in 2001 from what I recall, and it was a widespread problem with the Deskstar (Deathstar), which is made by HITACHI, which has long been sorted.
The click of death eventually happens with all hard disk drives when they are coming to the end of their lives. Nothing with moving, mechanical parts will last forever, NOTHING.

The fact that companies are now confident enough to give their drives ~3 year warranty shows that the problem has long been fixed. I find it funny how no matter what drive gets posted, people like you pop up voting it cold because they die. I've got three different branded drives in my PC, all <3 years old and none of them click or give me problems. It's like somebody posting a deal for a car and then it being voted cold because there's a chance it'll break down a few years down the line...retarded!


Nope, I got a 1.5tb external by Seagate which developed the click of death after 1hr 20 mins, I went onto the Seagate forum and it was as common as fresh air. I won't touch Seagate ever again after that. Their loss, not mine, WD all the way for me.

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