Seagate 1.5tb Sata 3.5 hard drive £39.99 at pcworld.co.uk 3yr warranty! - HotUKDeals
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I went in to reply to my old thread and saw they've reduced this drive even further to £39.99! I expired the old one to make a new thread as that's such a good price - I hope this was the right thing to do!

Use voucher code SEAGATE6 to get 6% off the price. ends today 29/06/2011
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banned#1
Ouch!! :D Heat added!!
#2
Good price...anyone owning one want to comment on the speed of these drives?
#3
1 Like #4
Nice price for the drive but I've now sworn never to own another Seagate drive - all the ones I've had in the last 5 years are now failing and the amount of trouble people had with the firmware problem that caused certain drives to become bricks after just over a year ......
#5
nice!
1 Like #6
Cold - 2TB external drives are only a tenner more, so this is pretty poor value.
#7
dxx
Cold - 2TB external drives are only a tenner more, so this is pretty poor value.
Where?
#8
flusteredpie
I bought one of these last week

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hitachi-coolspin-hds5c3020ala632-internal-3-5-sata-hard-drive-2tb-07272655-pdt.html

Only £15 more if you need the extra space.


I don't really need the extra space of a 2TB (am looking for another 1TB really) but with this drive being the same price as the 1TB WD's and Samsung's just wondering how it compares speed wise....
1 Like #9
The price is great, although I would never recommend Seagate drive to anyone. Had one failing last year which I received a replacement for as it was still under warranty. Replacement failed 4 months later... Will never buy again.
[helper]#10
Cheers for this, ordered.
#11
Can not trust in Seagate.
#12
I'm amazed how cheap these things have become! Wasn't so long ago I was paying £60 for 200 or even 500gb X)

Hottt! :)
#13
Think I'll give it a miss...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hdd-reliability-storelab,2681.html

always had issues with Maxtor drives in the past...doesn't look like much has changed.


Edited By: Uridium on Jun 07, 2011 12:16
1 Like #14
jazzyb88
I'm amazed how cheap these things have become! Wasn't so long ago I was paying £60 for 200 or even 500gb X)

Hottt! :)

I remember selling 20Mb and 40Mb (yes thats Mb not GB) for £350 .......
#15
Prices are coming down nicely for drives up to 2 TB - but they are still completely unreasonable for 3TB, and where are the 4 TB drives? It is about time that we see an increase in capacity, not just a drop in prices.
#16
Would this work in a Ps3 Slim?
#17
Nope, you need the laptop drive to fit the PS3 bay.
#18
The worst drive Seagate ever made, got 5 last year all failed. Avoid.
Google click of death
#19
Uridium
Good price...anyone owning one want to comment on the speed of these drives?


I have one.

Here you go:

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/617/unledqie.png

They were much faster when I had them in RAID 0.

limegreenzx
The worst drive Seagate ever made, got 5 last year all failed. Avoid.
Google click of death


I bought 2 & they've never skipped a beat.
I actually have 5 Seagate drives & all have been working fine for 3-5 years.
I assume you updated the firmware as soon as you got the drives & just had a bad batch.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Jun 07, 2011 15:27
#20
took a punt as only going to be used for general backup and then stored.... nice spot, thnx!
#21
dxx
Cold - 2TB external drives are only a tenner more, so this is pretty poor value.


1.5 Terrabytes for less than £40 poor value. My goodness. Times have changed.
banned#22
Good price but agree with others on here. Any Seagate Drive I've ever bought has failed within the year, nearly losing all my photos. Would never by one again and its a shame they have bought Samsung's hard drive division.

Would be slower than a 1TB so if you just need a quick drive go for a Samsung F3 1TB http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/samsung/hd103sj.html

Edited By: xela333 on Jun 07, 2011 16:38
#23
Seeing all these different opinions about HDD brands and their reliability I've concluded that you can't conclude! (obviously certian models any manu can be dogs though). Rather than a fault with the drive itself, failures could also be caused by a bad PSU giving dodgy voltages or a poor quality, 'buzzy' power plug connected to the HDD.
Out of many drives I've has over the years Seagate have never failed for me at home - my only bad experience, where I lost data after being lazy with backups, was an IBM. At work we started off with equal proportions of Seagate, WD and Samsung (40 and 80GB models). Our failed pile is full of WD and Samsung (about 20 each) with only 2 Seagates.

Aside from all this I have a theory that the more cores you have in you processor (and with Hyperthreading too), the more likely you are to get a HDD failure due to you system trying to grab data/programs from all over different parts of you HDD 'at the same time' - ie heads and arms jumping around constantly to satisfy the needs of all your cores. Disk cuss...

Edited By: G0u8eAw4y on Jun 07, 2011 17:56: clarity
#24
top price!
#25
ordered two for my PC... 3TB's of powwwwwwwwwwwwwer!
(ok, ok, I know, its not power, its storage but hey storage is power!) (_;)
#26
shuwaz
ordered two for my PC... 3TB's of powwwwwwwwwwwwwer!
(ok, ok, I know, its not power, its storage but hey storage is power!) (_;)


It's spelt POWAH.

Feeling lazy, can someone send me a linky to a PS3 drive??

Edited By: matedodgy on Jun 07, 2011 18:47
1 Like #27
matedodgy
shuwaz
ordered two for my PC... 3TB's of powwwwwwwwwwwwwer!
(ok, ok, I know, its not power, its storage but hey storage is power!) (_;)


It's spelt POWAH.

Feeling lazy, can someone send me a linky to a PS3 drive??


Type 2.5" HDD into a google shopping search......
#28
G0u8eAw4y
Seeing all these different opinions about HDD brands and their reliability I've concluded that you can't conclude! (obviously certian models any manu can be dogs though). Rather than a fault with the drive itself, failures could also be caused by a bad PSU giving dodgy voltages or a poor quality, 'buzzy' power plug connected to the HDD.
Out of many drives I've has over the years Seagate have never failed for me at home - my only bad experience, where I lost data after being lazy with backups, was an IBM. At work we started off with equal proportions of Seagate, WD and Samsung (40 and 80GB models). Our failed pile is full of WD and Samsung (about 20 each) with only 2 Seagates.

Aside from all this I have a theory that the more cores you have in you processor (and with Hyperthreading too), the more likely you are to get a HDD failure due to you system trying to grab data/programs from all over different parts of you HDD 'at the same time' - ie heads and arms jumping around constantly to satisfy the needs of all your cores. Disk cuss...

Seagate make some of the best drives around, but their consumer products and particularly the 1.5TB drives are terrible.

You have also got to love that people now accept electronic goods that need a firmware update just to get them to work (_;)
banned#29
Cold purely for the awfulness of PC World a company I had the displeasure to work for..
#30
Voted hot, good price from PC World (!), grabbed one before they're all snapped up.
#31
bbdom
Nice price for the drive but I've now sworn never to own another Seagate drive - all the ones I've had in the last 5 years are now failing and the amount of trouble people had with the firmware problem that caused certain drives to become bricks after just over a year ......


Exactly the same from me same probs and swore to never ever buy a Seagate drive again. Btw the 1.5Tb ones seems to be amongst the worst if no the worst for failing. I lost 2 x 1.5Tb seagate drives myself

AVOID!!
#32
I have been using seagate for more than 10years never had a HDD failure and the new energy saving HDD's from seagate are awesome using 3 x 2TB and even under heavy load they never get hot barely warm, I would'nt use any other brand to be honest.

I have been using nothing but Seagate for years and yet to have a failure.
#33
These Seagate Green drives run at a slower 5900RPM. Not ideal for a system drive but will serve you well as an additional volume for data or in a RAID 0 array.
#34
djonesuk
These Seagate Green drives run at a slower 5900RPM. Not ideal for a system drive but will serve you well as an additional volume for data or in a RAID 0 array.


Yeah agree i use mine for data and use a 256gb SSD for windows.
#35
#36
arrived yesturday , works a treat , took hours to fully format though haha

You need to go into disk managment and register it first before windows sees it , if using via USB , like i am !!

Edited By: cbrpaul on Jun 24, 2011 13:37

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