Seagate Barracuda Low Power Hard Drive, 2 TB, SATA, 5900 RPM, 32MB Cache £84.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Seagate Barracuda Low Power Hard Drive, 2 TB, SATA, 5900 RPM, 32MB Cache £84.99 @ Amazon

£84.99 @ Amazon
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2tb drive for £85 delivered. Looks good to me.
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#1
A decent price for a single 2TB drive, but I think you would get better performance out of 2 good 1TB drives as posted HERE for £84.59

Almost exactly the same price, but they are 7200rpm speed drives rather than 5900 in this deal.

Heat added as this is a good price for a 2TB drive
#2
Seems a very good deal, bought an 2TB external drive a few days ago from amazon after much thought....must resist!
#3
Quality drive.

Would be great for storage where the 5900rpm wouldn't really matter that much..
#4
google "click of death" to see the seagate horror stories!
6 Likes #6
lmaolmao
google "click of death" to see the seagate horror stories!


Google "calendar" to see which century that was.
#7
I have one of these in my ReadyNas, seems pretty good, the speed hasn't been a problem at all for this purpose. I paid just about the same as this and thought it a bargin.
#8
Yeah, bought this for a quid cheaper at scan two days ago. Fitted and running, but the "deal" is cold
[Moderator]#9

bob_nugget
Yeah, bought this for a quid cheaper at scan two days ago. Fitted and running, but the "deal" is cold

You both forgot to mention that Scan charges £6.99 for postage, so from scan it comes to £92.18 delivered.
This deal is cheaper, so voted hot :)
#10
bigflump

bob_nugget
Yeah, bought this for a quid cheaper at scan two days ago. Fitted and running, but the "deal" is cold

You both forgot to mention that Scan charges £6.99 for postage, so from scan it comes to £92.18 delivered.
This deal is cheaper, so voted hot :)


I would think most people around here have the avforums discount for free delivery? I certainly do and it has been posted on here countless times. So, a quid cheaper, delivered.
[Moderator]#11
Not everyone is a member of AVforums, and tbh I wouldn't bother signing up and posting 10 random posts just to save £1, this deal is easier.
And sure it's £1 cheaper if you do, but you didn't mention that when you voted cold.
#12
5900? what u lot smokin? its 5400rpm
#13
Devriak
5900? what u lot smokin? its 5400rpm

yes is 5900 :)
I'm on high:)
#14
fungus
lmaolmao
google "click of death" to see the seagate horror stories!


Google "calendar" to see which century that was.


heh owned.
#15
While this is a good deal, and the energy savings are welcome, they're not massive.

(back of an envelope calculation)

2*1 TB drives = 14.4w
Single 2TB drive = 6.8w

So 6.6w extra to run 2 single drives.

So running the 2 drives compared to 1 for 1 hour continuous would use 6.6Wh extra. It's useful to work in KWh as this is what your electricity is metered/sold in, so 0.0066 KHw.

0.0066*24*365 = 57.8 KHw extra to run 2 drives constantly for a full year.

1 KWh is somewhere around £0.12 if I remember my bill.

So running this 2TB drive continuously for 1 year will save you 57.8*0.12 = £6.94 compared to the 2 * 1 TB drives.

I'm not sure what you could do that would run a drive continuously though?

Ta.
BA.
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Devriak
5900? what u lot smokin? its 5400rpm


It is 5900rpm :p
#17
I paid £10 more and got a 2TB WD Elements in its caddy from Amazon: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-usb2-wd-elements-94-99-amazon/707503 the deal should be unexpired although I don't know how to do that, as its dropped to £94.99 again I havn't used the drive yet though so can't comment on it but it has good reviews.
#18
plus I think the WD green drive inside the Elements enclosure I mention is lower power (4-5W)
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bornagainst
While this is a good deal, and the energy savings are welcome, they're not massive.

(back of an envelope calculation)

2*1 TB drives = 14.4w
Single 2TB drive = 6.8w

So 6.6w extra to run 2 single drives.

So running the 2 drives compared to 1 for 1 hour continuous would use 6.6Wh extra. It's useful to work in KWh as this is what your electricity is metered/sold in, so 0.0066 KHw.

0.0066*24*365 = 57.8 KHw extra to run 2 drives constantly for a full year.

1 KWh is somewhere around £0.12 if I remember my bill.

So running this 2TB drive continuously for 1 year will save you 57.8*0.12 = £6.94 compared to the 2 * 1 TB drives.

I'm not sure what you could do that would run a drive continuously though?

Ta.
BA.


I make 14.4 - 6.8 = 7.6

use better envelopes next time!! ;)
#20
999tigger
fungus
lmaolmao
google "click of death" to see the seagate horror stories!


Google "calendar" to see which century that was.


heh owned.


maybe both of you need to learn how to use google.

The phrase has been around since last century, but the problem is still very real for seagates.

Idiots.
#21
Looks good to me and no absurd 'signing up to forums and posting x amount of times to get free postage' Hot!

Don't see any relevant recent Google posts (in the last year) about mass unreliability of Seagate drives, just individual reports of problems like any manufacturer.

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