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From Scans today only deal(actually the price is back again):
Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB ST2000DL003 Green SATA 6Gbps, 64Mb Cache, 5900rpm, 8ms Hard Drive for £58.79
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#1
I am struggling to work out why SATA 6Gbps would even be worth it on a slower spindle drive

anyone care to convince me otherwise ;)
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http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/internal-hard-drives/1279489/seagate-barracuda-lp-2tb
"The Barracuda lagged behind the competition when writing large files, managing just less than 78MB/s. It fared much better reading large files with a fast speed of 103.2MB/s. Unfortunately its small files performance was consistently poor. They were written at a slow 42MB/s and read at a slightly quicker but still unremarkable 45.6MB/s. It wasn't very quick at loading our large Crysis game level either, taking a leisurely 40 seconds to do so."
#3
Sounds perfect for NAS drives. I'm just about to order 2 drives for my Netgear ReadyNas Duo, and 1 for my Apple 500GB Time Capsule that I'm going to have a go at upgrading.
#4
thanks Montblanc - just didn't wanna buy 2 of them only to regret it :)
#5
I have the older Sata2 version of this drive. Brilliant in NAS without any problem. Typical copy & paste in windows 7 running at 65-95MB/s, thats a lot faster than a USB2 portable HDD.
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I have been using 3 of these 2tb drives for awhile but the sata 2 version they are really good even when fully loaded they never get hot barely warm and good power save function works well. I seen alot of negative comments about seagate drives but i have been using seagate drives for years with no problems ever i have older seagate drives about 6 years old and still going

Edited By: lovewizard on Apr 05, 2011 18:34
#7
ciro
I have the older Sata2 version of this drive. Brilliant in NAS without any problem. Typical copy & paste in windows 7 running at 65-95MB/s, thats a lot faster than a USB2 portable HDD.


That's pretty damn fast what hardware and OS is your NAS based on?
#8
aron311
ciro
I have the older Sata2 version of this drive. Brilliant in NAS without any problem. Typical copy & paste in windows 7 running at 65-95MB/s, thats a lot faster than a USB2 portable HDD.


That's pretty damn fast what hardware and OS is your NAS based on?


I have the Syno DS411+, equipped with dual core atom and 1GB DDR3. Incredible hardware but cost half a grand 8)
#9
Lots of problems with Seagate firmware on large capacity drives. I've personally lost 2 x Seagate 1.5TB drives due to 'hardware failure' relating to firmware

Won't ever buy a Seagate drive again. COLD from me
#10
This is a good deal, but add £3.99 for delivery. Takes it £1 cheaper than on amazon. I just bought one from amazon for the extra £1 for the EXCELLENT customer service and no hassle returns policy. I've heard nothing but nightmare stories about scan.

This hdd isn't great for your OS drive, nor is it great for games. It is on the other hand IDEAL for storage (music, films, docs, backups, etc).

Can't wait to get it.
#11
I can't speak for this drive. But I can speak for scan.. I returned a drive I spend literally DAYS trashing and reformatting both with Linux utilities and the ES-TOOLS to be absolutely sure there was an issue with the drive; they bounced it back to me as 'no fault' in less than 2 hours.

I can say for a fact it'll take twice that to run a ES-TOOLS scan only to be told there was a problem and a low level format is required.. that format again takes hours... as does the repeat scan.. ES-TOOLS itself concluded there I should consult support centre.

Bottom line is the drive is too flaky to have in my array and Scan get a gigantic black mark against their name!

Bottom line order it from Amazon :)
#12
Got one from Scan.co.uk , started to use it in an external enclosure. I found out that the read/write using eSATA is about 120 Mbytes/s when testing using DiskMark with 100Mbyes sized test data. The enclsoure is SATA - 150. So the Seagate Barracuda is very fast. But I could not test it for SATA -300. The batch from SCAN is running at firmware CC32 (this is supposed to fix the CC31 firmware for people with dead disks after just a very short period of use). I found out from http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Barracuda-XT-Barracuda-and/ST2000DL003-Barracuda-Green-not-detected-at-BIOS/td-p/87154 that people are still reporting dead disk after a short run even with firmware CC32. And the firmware is not on the Printed Circuit Board so swapping over the PCB with a good disk would not fix problem (at least temporaraily) to allow you to recover data. So I shall use this for now as a backup of a backup to see what happens for several months.

Edited By: splender on Apr 08, 2011 20:32
#13
After writing to it for an hour non-stop. I opened by my Akasa Intergral 3.5" enclosure, which has no vents nor fan to circulate air, and touched the surface of the Seagate casing... it was barely warm to the touch. I was surprised that it was so cool when running. So I checked up the power specification from the Seagate web site:

Average idle power 4.5W
Average operating power 5.8W
#14
Got mine, not great for write speeds, around 85MB/sec, my 2TB hitachi does about 130MB/sec.
Is fine for storage though.

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