Seagate 500GB External Hard Drive eSATA with eSATA PCI card and Backup Software 16MB Cache £69.99 - HotUKDeals
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State of the art SATA technology brings breakthrough 3Gb/s performance to digital video workstations, entry-level servers and desktop systems in a sleek, durable and stackable external hard drive. This is a complete external SATA (eSATA) solution that includes an eSATA hard drive, eSATA PCI Card & SATA cables, CD-ROM, Power cord, Quick start guide, Technical support and warranty guide and eSATA PCI host adapter card.


Read the review below, this is a great drive and I have 2 and they are so fast. The price is worth if for the drive alone. I opened one of my last ones, stuck a 250gb in and used the 500gb in my Raid set up in the main PC. Price includes delivery.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/storage/review/2006/11/16/Seagate-500GB-eSATA-External-Hard-Disk/p1

Forgot to mention you can boot from these drives.
Also whisper quiet. :-)
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#2
This drive is eSATA, which is faster (i think) and it comes with a eSata PCI card too.
I say this deal is better.
Voted - Hot
#3
simon012;1516906


totally not the same read the post before voting cold. Not even the same drive, dumb or what.
#4
Superb buy voted hot
#5
Yep - great find - voted hot :thumbsup:
#6
brilliant....straight from the .....well you know what I mean....voted hot
#7
I already have an iQon eSata drive - does anyone know if this would plug into the same socket provided by the iQon adaptor card?

Heat added.
#8
esata is a standard interface :-)
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I bought on of these ages ago from scan with free p&p (£66.96) - I think it's very good. The supplied pci card has 2 esata sockets, and worked like a charm with XP.
@dp1503 - Yes, any other esata device will plug into the same socket.

So I could use it with any PC, I bought an USB to Esata adapter from DealExtreme
$8.87 USD
https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8112

Way cheaper than anywhere else I could find
It works too:-D
#10
cool didnt know you could buy such a thing, dongle on order thanks for the heads up on that
#11
greyhorse
totally not the same read the post before voting cold. Not even the same drive, dumb or what.

I did not vote either way because I was not sure they were the same ( as I said in my post )
I have just got out of my pit and have never purchased or looked into external hard drives
I guess if that makes me dumb............
#12
Hopefully someone can clear this up for me :)

So essentially, If I bought a 54mm eSATA card to slot in the 54mm Expresscard Slot on my laptop, I would then have 500gb of storage space suitable for playing games directly off?
#13
yep, some newer laptops have built in esata ports, but if you added the card as you stated you would have a drive as fast as your laptop, if not faster. :-)
You could always ebay the pci card.
#14
Thanks for the info.
#15
excellant find just what i need,hot!
#16
Great, voted hot. Incidentally the only reason they are clearing them so cheap is that Seagate has changed the design of the case. I actually prefer this one to the new one, pictured below:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/a00gy.jpg
#17
I brought one of these when they were last posted on here (possibly from Scan last time I think). I had a few problems with mine, you may not have the same problems but it's worth mentioning.

I have a motherboard which has SATA 150 ports (not SATA2 300) to which I had an older SATA 150 hard drive attached. When I installed the eSata bracket thing that comes with this and the drivers it knackered the drivers I had running the old hard drive. It seems obvious that that's what was going to happen in hindsight but I didn't think of it at the time. It's worth noting that I didn't try to overcome the problems because shortly after I brought a case with an eSata port, reverted back to my old settings and used the eSata port with this drive instead. I know this is quite a specific problem with my setup but I thought my experiences my be useful to some people. Since then the drive has performed well. It is quite noisy though when there's nothing else to drown out the sound. Also note that it seems to work fine attached to my Sata 150 ports, it's even hot swappable which is useful given that you'll probably need to turn it on and off with use.
#18
masterbrown
... Incidentally the only reason they are clearing them so cheap is that Seagate has changed the design of the case ...


The only reason there are cheap is because these models only have 1 Year warranty, whereas the FreeAgent ones have 5 Years.

Sure the bundled card makes the deal attractive - but not enough IMHO.
#19
spacast
I bought on of these ages ago from scan with free p&p (£66.96) - I think it's very good. The supplied pci card has 2 esata sockets, and worked like a charm with XP.
@dp1503 - Yes, any other esata device will plug into the same socket.

So I could use it with any PC, I bought an USB to Esata adapter from DealExtreme
$8.87 USD
https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8112

Way cheaper than anywhere else I could find
It works too:-D


Cheers m8... I got them from Scan for 66.96 delivered with 2 esata sockets. I still haven't installed though... lol.. lazzy.. gonna install it today though. Thx for the link to USB to eSata Adapter for a steal price of 8.87$ !! Ordered one.. just wanted to know.. if there is a change in speed using adapter.. is the speed same as connecting directly to esata port?

Thx for the link..ordered!! :whistling::whistling:
#20
can anyone tell me if there is a on/off switch on the hardrive
#21
maradona
can anyone tell me if there is a on/off switch on the hardrive


Yep on the front, has a blue flashing light on it too.
#22
Im considering buying one of these to connect to my Dell 420 which has a esata port on the back, Im assuming that as this hard drive has a on/off switch (unlike some) that you can leave this drive off while your using your pc and just switch it on when or if you need to access it? .....
also, there seems to be no mention of it working with vista and I wondered if there might be any problems with compatability?
#23
Please note these are eSATA [COLOR=Red]ONLY[/COLOR][COLOR=Red][COLOR=Black]. No USB like some other eSATA drives such as the WD My Book Home Edition. Some folks might find this a drawback.

(BTW anyone come across a decent NAS drive/enclosure that supports NTFS (or other format that can support large files) over a network (samba) preferably somewhat faster write speeds than the miserable 2MB/s of the MY Book. While some of these deals are tempting I keep having to remind myself they are not exactly what I could ideally do with).
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#24
Ebuyer had it for a while at £64.99, I was going to order it but it went back up to this price, £69.99.
#25
Just ordered one myself mainly because sata drives are a lot faster than usb and streaming hd stuff needs as much speed as possible. Also ordered the sata to usb adapter mentioned previously, so I will be able to use it on my other devices which don't have an external sata conection.
#26
I bought one a few weeks ago from [email protected]..

Yes they work with vista (I had to get the esata drivers off the net for my motherboard) and they have an on/off switch located on the front.
#27
Bought one of these just after Christmas from Scan and I can confirm it is lightening fast compared to a USB external and as it comes with the PCI card you don't even need the most up to date PC.

Absolutely brilliant piece of kit.
#28
puls3;1544684
Thx for the link to USB to eSata Adapter for a steal price of 8.87$ !! Ordered one.. just wanted to know.. if there is a change in speed using adapter.. is the speed same as connecting directly to esata port?


Clearly it would be limited to the speed of the USB port at best.

Other info
http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/ds_ext_esata.pdf

Apparently upto 3Gb/s using the PCI adaptor.
#29
the promise-tx2 card should work out of the box with linux from what i've read - hotplug, power management, maybe ncq if the card is a recent model, but no tcq.

i was thinking of buying two of the 32mb cache internal seagate 7200.11's, but might just get two of these 16mb 7200.9's for the controllers and junk the enclosures (or bung in some old 160 and 200gb drives i've got lying around) and save myself a couple of quid too each too.

tom's review: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/08/24/seagate_500_gb_external_hard_drive_goes_esata/page2.html

oh and whoever said firewire800 is faster - not really, fw800 would be lucky to manage 80mbps, esata could do 120mbps easily realworld, outpacing the best drives, theoretically it's 800mbps vs. 3000mbps, but even 80mbps would outpace the average sata drives' 70mbps.

glad this is ebuyer.com as i'm never buying another hard disk from scan.co.uk as they refused to honour the warranty on a 750gb samsung i bought which arrived with a broken data connector, hopefully mastercard will get my 100ukp+ back
#30
greyhorse
yep, some newer laptops have built in esata ports, but if you added the card as you stated you would have a drive as fast as your laptop, if not faster. :-)
You could always ebay the pci card.


Often it will be faster than the laptop hard drive. 5400RPM is still quite common for the smaller form factor HD's.
#31
Bought one on the other deal - I have had it for about a month now - superb, would recommend to anybody. Voted hot (again!)
#32
just got mine - delivery was 3 days faster than expected.

its got a really nice RETAIL feel to it - nice box, 2m eSATA cable, euro and uk iec cables - even a spare low-profile backplate for the PCI card.

i didn't try the enclosure, as i just wanted the card and drive, but for those of you with the same idea - it was nigh-on impossible to get the drive out of the enclosure, I had to completely destroy the enclosure as they use some proprietary torque-esque screws. not sure if i'm going to buy another one to do the same thing, i might just buy a 7200.11 and see if i can find the esata card on ebay.

it was a 7200.9 drive inside, hehe i was kinda hoping they would have silently upgraded to the 7200.10 found in the freeagent pro's ;-)

the pci card was plug'n'play under linux (fedora7) using the sata_promise kernel driver, it negotiated 3gbps too, so actually faster than my internal sata150. cpu usage is a bit high though, at up to 15% of my 3ghz p4ht.

comes to 466gb free after jfs formatting on linux, it had a fat32 partition on it out of the box.

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