Pretty good deal for a brand new 500GB hard drive delivered.
Seller is a registered business seller with excellent reputation.
I bought one and got it delivered very promptly.
Here is a link to their actual website but I think they are only selling the hard drives on eBayhttp://www.thedigiboxshop.com/
Perfect for PVR's
NOTE: This is a 3.5" drive not a 2.5" drive so is no use for laptops but can be used in PC's.
BRAND NEW SEAGATE PIPELINE HD 500-GB HARD DRIVE
Full 12-Month Warranty Included
These hard drives are the exact same hard drives used by Sky in their Amstrad DRX890 & Samsung 500 HDSKY Sky+HD boxes.
The Seagate 500GB hard drive you are buying here has been removed from a brand new Sky+HD box by us, we take them out when we do our 1000GB conversions. The boxes have never been turned on so you can rest assured the drives are brand new, never used items.
Hard Drive Overview
DVR and media center applications
Entry-level surveillance DVR (SDVR) systems
Low power appliances and devices
Home theater PC
Multimedia hard drive recorders
Karaoke and audio jukeboxes
Key Features & Benefits
Sweet spot capacities points of 160GB, 250GB 320GB, 500GB and 1TB, meet the needs of entry level systems as well as high definition media center applications
Tuned to balance high-performance with low power consumption, Pipeline HD drives can support a minimum of 10 simultaneous streams of HD content
Eco-friendly, best in class power performance is easy on the environment while also enabling strict energy conservation programs such as Energy Star
Seagate Soft Sonic™ motor technology enables years of ultra-quiet, worry free operation with acoustic performance as low as 1.9bels
Designed for cool, quiet, worry free, 24x7 operations 365 days a year. Always on, always reliable
Seagate Think Green certified, Pipeline HD drives are more than green - with improved reliability, low power consumption, leading recycling programs, RoHS compliance, PVC free and available and low- halogen designs
Model Number: ST3500312CS
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Guaranteed Sectors: 976,773,168
Height: 20.20mm (0.795 in)
Width: 101.85mm (4.010 in)
Length: 146.99mm (5.787 in)
Weight (typical): 420g (0.926 lb)
Random read seek time: <14.0ms
Random write seek time: <15.0ms
Annual Failure Rate: 0.55%
Maximum start current, DC: 2.0
All of the above information and more can be found by following the link below.http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?name=st3500312cs-pipeline-hd-sata-500gb-hd&vgnextoid=49d2c1bea859f110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD&locale=en-US#tTabContentOverview