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[Moderator] 2 Likes #1
Thanks for posting, welcome to HUKD :)
#2
Good price direct from Amazon. Voted hot. Clearly says 2 year warranty as well in description so might be worth taking a screen grab of that if people are worried, as you'd expect Amazon to honour it.
#3
don't really need 3TB, but buying a 1TB HDD will cost £50ish, half the price but 1/3 of the volumn...that's really annoying
2 Likes #4
First time it hit below 100 quid mark on a big store. I've already got one of these when it was 115 quid. I'm thinking of getting another!

Almost double the performance of a 3TB Western Digital drive:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/49858-seagate-barracuda-3tb-raid-0-performance-unleashed.html

http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/Storage/raid0/atto_w.jpg

http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/Storage/raid0/atto_r.jpg
#5
BTW, just noticed that it says 7200.12 in product description:

Product Description
Combining state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.12 drive—the 12th generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family—delivers 3000 GB of high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage. Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.


So might want to be careful with this if you want the latest 7200.14 drive. But it is likely that this drive is actually 7200.14 and they didn't bother udpating the description since both drives have the same model numbers and specs on paper.
1 Like #6
whats the different between the .12 and .14?
#7
Rather shocked to read this 1 star review on Amazon: oO

"I paid for a brand new drive, but received a damaged old used drive. Formatted to 2.7TB under the GUI partition table, saved my IT documents on it and after a very short time I noticed complete data loss. Amazon sent a replacement, which is also a used drive

This is very current, dated 27th September.

I really think Amazon are beginning to lose the plot from what I'm reading these days on a fairly regular basis, and from very recent personal experience...

It seems to me that literally NO company can be fully trusted anymore....
#8
arnoldma
whats the different between the .12 and .14?

The newer .14 versions use 1Tb high density platters for the first time [500Gb platters for the .12] so expected to be faster, quieter and more reliable.

From the code quoted on Amazon ST3000DM001 these should be the later .14 versions.
#9
Faythur
arnoldma
whats the different between the .12 and .14?

The newer .14 versions use 1Tb high density platters for the first time [500Gb platters for the .12] so expected to be faster, quieter and more reliable.

From the code quoted on Amazon ST3000DM001 these should be the later .14 versions.

i have a new .14 segate 1tb drive and i get 180.4/mb read speed which is awesome
#10
How noisy are these drives in comparison to green 5400's? I'm liking the price of these, but the drives need to be quiet for where they are going (current have 5x Samsung 2tb F4 and they are super stealthy).
#11
Good price so heat added, but personally am looking for 2TB drives, as this, apparently is the max size for the infamous N40L microserver (so I've read)
Can anybody confirm this, please? Thanks
#12
I can't comment on the N40L but I've got a 4TB Hitachi drive in my N36, WHS 2011 server with no issues
#13
Hot from me. This will be third one going into my N40L.

Thanks OP & Welcome.
#14
huk12356
sbrocklebank
Can anyone tell me the difference (if there is one) between the drive listed here and this one?

Seagate 3.5 inch 3TB Barracuda Desktop Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073Q7GU6/


Yeah, I couldn't tell the difference between these two. Could it be the 1TB platters? Did Seagate make at 12th generation 3TB HDD - couldn't find it on Seagate's website.

£98.99 (This Deal)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006KCX0UE/

£98.99 (Was £100.97 a few minutes ago) (sbrocklebank's link)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073Q7GU6/



There isn't any difference as they are both for exactly the same drive. Scroll down to product details and you'll see it's the same Seagate model number on both listings:

Item model number: ST3000DM001
#15
littleickle2
I can't comment on the N40L but I've got a 4TB Hitachi drive in my N36, WHS 2011 server with no issues


Liverpool_Bear
Hot from me. This will be third one going into my N40L.Thanks OP & Welcome.

Thank you for your replies.
What OS are you using and, if Windows Home Server 2011, did you have to do any hacking as mentioned here

Thanks in advance for your advice. :)
2 Likes #16
Think I would pay the extra £2 and it get this from DABS as it comes with a 2yr warranty then.
#17
same price at ebuyer
2 Likes #19
Amazon comes with 2 year warrenty to. Take my chances getting replaced by Amazon over Dabs any day.

Product Description
Interfaces:1 x Serial ATA-600 - 7 pin Serial ATA, Compatible Bays:1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H, Service & Support Details:Limited warranty - 2 years, Service & Support:2 years warranty, Compliant Standards:RoHS, Compatible with Windows 7:"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft's assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7., Drive Transfer Rate:600 MBps (external)

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Think I would pay the extra £2 and it get this from DABS as it comes with a 2yr warranty then.


Edited By: Sin_of_nature on Sep 28, 2012 11:45
#20
About the 2yr warranty could seagate be changing their policy?
http://www.h-online.com/priceinsight/eu/686485
the comment "Attention: 2-year warranty if shipped out after 30.06.2012".
#21
Cuddy
huk12356
sbrocklebank
Can anyone tell me the difference (if there is one) between the drive listed here and this one?

Seagate 3.5 inch 3TB Barracuda Desktop Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073Q7GU6/

Yeah, I couldn't tell the difference between these two. Could it be the 1TB platters? Did Seagate make at 12th generation 3TB HDD - couldn't find it on Seagate's website.

£98.99 (This Deal)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006KCX0UE/

£98.99 (Was £100.97 a few minutes ago) (sbrocklebank's link)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073Q7GU6/


There isn't any difference as they are both for exactly the same drive. Scroll down to product details and you'll see it's the same Seagate model number on both listings:

Item model number: ST3000DM001

Only other difference is that the listing for one mentions a two year warranty, but the other doesn't.

Edited By: turnma on Sep 28, 2012 13:29
#22
can i use this with d link nas 320 ???
#23
PhantomUser
Good price so heat added, but personally am looking for 2TB drives, as this, apparently is the max size for the infamous N40L microserver (so I've read)
Can anybody confirm this, please? Thanks

You'd better tell my N40L then - it's happilly spinning a mix of 2Tb and 3Tb disks running WHS 2011 with 'Drivepool'
#24
Gez777
PhantomUser
Good price so heat added, but personally am looking for 2TB drives, as this, apparently is the max size for the infamous N40L microserver (so I've read)
Can anybody confirm this, please? Thanks

You'd better tell my N40L then - it's happilly spinning a mix of 2Tb and 3Tb disks running WHS 2011 with 'Drivepool'

Same here. I've got two 3tb's in mine plus a 2tb.
#25
badzed


Almost double the performance of a 3TB Western Digital drive:


Well, I guess 2x disks running in RAID 0 will perform a little better than 1x disk.;)
#26
Gez777
PhantomUser
Good price so heat added, but personally am looking for 2TB drives, as this, apparently is the max size for the infamous N40L microserver (so I've read)
Can anybody confirm this, please? Thanks

You'd better tell my N40L then - it's happilly spinning a mix of 2Tb and 3Tb disks running WHS 2011 with 'Drivepool'

Have you got a small boot drive, or does WHS 2011 install on the 2TB drive and utilise the space on the 3TB? I've got win2008 installed on mine with the 250GB as a boot drive and 4 3TB Hitachi's, but am thinking of switching to WHS.

mike
#27
Jellybeans
badzed


Almost double the performance of a 3TB Western Digital drive:


Well, I guess 2x disks running in RAID 0 will perform a little better than 1x disk.;)
like this?
#28
Jellybeans
badzed

Almost double the performance of a 3TB Western Digital drive:


Well, I guess 2x disks running in RAID 0 will perform a little better than 1x disk.;)

No, look again at graph. I was referring to single drive versus single drive.

The graph compared single Seagate Barracuda (yellow line) and also Raid0 using 2 Seagate Barracuda drives (red line) with other drives including SSDs.

With RAID0 config, the Seagate Barracuda drives' performance is even faster than some of the SSDs, as seen on the graph!
#29
kabs
About the 2yr warranty could seagate be changing their policy?
http://www.h-online.com/priceinsight/eu/686485
the comment "Attention: 2-year warranty if shipped out after 30.06.2012".


Yes, it appears that Seagate have recently increased the warranty period on their HDDs.

http://technewspedia.com/seagate-increases-the-warranty-period-of-your-hard-drives/

This drive should now come with a 2 year warranty.
#30
merchant_ac
kabs
About the 2yr warranty could seagate be changing their policy?
http://www.h-online.com/priceinsight/eu/686485
the comment "Attention: 2-year warranty if shipped out after 30.06.2012".

Yes, it appears that Seagate have recently increased the warranty period on their HDDs.

http://technewspedia.com/seagate-increases-the-warranty-period-of-your-hard-drives/

This drive should now come with a 2 year warranty.[/quot
merchant_ac
[quote=kabs] About the 2yr warranty could seagate be changing their policy?
http://www.h-online.com/priceinsight/eu/686485
the comment "Attention: 2-year warranty if shipped out after 30.06.2012".

Yes, it appears that Seagate have recently increased the warranty period on their HDDs.

http://technewspedia.com/seagate-increases-the-warranty-period-of-your-hard-drives/

This drive should now come with a 2 year warranty.
Seems like Seagate under estimated WD, instead of playing ball they got a large chunk of the sales by not cutting the warranty to the bone. Good for the consumer when theres competition and not a nudge nudge wink wink to try and screw the consumers.

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