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Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda £36.57 @ Amazon

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7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive (7200RPM, SATA, 16MB Cache

was £65.70
Now £36.57


My first post!

Seems like a cracking price for a decent H/D

3.5 inch drive, not ps3 compatible before you ask :)
- nightshot
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#1
Fantastic drive. I use two as my boot drives. Best money I ever spent on hard disks.

£35.36 at Scan (today only price) for the lucky folk who get free delivery.

As you can see its next to top of the chart. Here (You may get a 410 stickered up as a 418 many people have)
#2
£35.96 at scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500GB-Seagate-ST3500418AS-Barracuda-720012-SATA-3Gb-s-7200rpm-16MB-Cache-11-ms but amazon its easier to get free delivery, there are cheaper drives at dabs, ebuyer etc but filler item is needed for fee delivery.

Maxtor STM3500418AS 500GB £36.57 with cheapest delivery option at Ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159390 but again Amazon is better than Ebuyer.
#3
but this is a single platter drive, hence better.

Good price
#4
:thumbsup: wow good price
#5
Shock
but this is a single platter drive, hence better.

Good price


Indeed! Always best to compare like with like when providing 'expertise'.

Good deal voted hot.
#6
Where is the cheapest place for an external encosure/caddy which would work with this?
#8
This is a very good drive, i've put dozens into machines i've built ... and never had a problem... in fact there are a pair in this machine i'm on right now ..
voted hot
#9
Thanks, I've just bought one :)
#10
Can anyone advise if this will be compatible with a 5/6 year old Dell Optiplex Please??
#11
djk
Can anyone advise if this will be compatible with a 5/6 year old Dell Optiplex Please??


This drive has a SATA connection.

A 5/6 year old computer may NOT have a SATA connection, it may be IDE only.

You will need to open up the case and have a look.
#12
hot hot hot! Just bought two to RAID :D
#13
does this fit into ps3
#14
dantesimone
does this fit into ps3


No the PS3 requires a laptop 2.5" sata drive - this is for a desktop.

- Simon.
#15
guilbert53
This drive has a SATA connection.

A 5/6 year old computer may NOT have a SATA connection, it may be IDE only.

You will need to open up the case and have a look.


Thanks, Guilbert. (I hope it hasn't expired before I get home from work and have a look!)
#16
dantesimone
does this fit into ps3


reasonable question, would be better if drive size was in title :thumbsup:
#17
chall5;6348984
reasonable question, would be better if drive size was in title :thumbsup:


Ive added to the description, hope it helps some people.

Ive gone for this deal to put in the readynas ive ordered :)
#18
LightningPete
I would say the 7200.12 was faster than that tbh...
#19
Looking for a new HD. Currently have a 250gb WD in my Dell Vostro 200.

Was thinking of getting a 1TB drive but might be better to get 2 500GB ones, just in case a 1TB one fails and that is a lot of data gone.

Presume to have 2 hard drives in it I will need this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SATA-Power-Data-Cable-Pack/dp/B000ITL1PG/ref=pd_cp_ce_2 ?
#20
wozwebs
Looking for a new HD. Currently have a 250gb WD in my Dell Vostro 200.

Was thinking of getting a 1TB drive but might be better to get 2 500GB ones, just in case a 1TB one fails and that is a lot of data gone.

Presume to have 2 hard drives in it I will need this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SATA-Power-Data-Cable-Pack/dp/B000ITL1PG/ref=pd_cp_ce_2 ?


Make sure there is room inside the case for 2 hard drives (if it is a small case it may not). Most cases can but check first.

Also make sure there are 2 SATA connectors on the motherboard (again, there should be, but best to check).
#21
wozwebs
Looking for a new HD. Currently have a 250gb WD in my Dell Vostro 200.

Was thinking of getting a 1TB drive but might be better to get 2 500GB ones, just in case a 1TB one fails and that is a lot of data gone.

Presume to have 2 hard drives in it I will need this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SATA-Power-Data-Cable-Pack/dp/B000ITL1PG/ref=pd_cp_ce_2 ?


One more thing.

If you replace the existing drive with two new ones you are going to have to do a complete Windows reinstall.

Why not just buy a 1Tb and put that inside, and use that as a "slave".

You could always buy an external hard drive and use that as a backup.

I think everybody should have a "spare" external hard drive as a backup. Copy all the files off your dekstop onto the external drive, then if the PC goes belly up you stll have everythng on the external drive.
#22
Cheers for the advice. Yeah, i've got a WD 500GB external HD already but it has started to get bad sectors and powers itself on and off randomly. That's why I was looking for internal drives.

No problem about putting Windows back on, that's fine.

Would have one 500GB as my main C drive then second 500GB as a slave for videos, pics etc. The current 250GB I can put into my new Azbox satellite reciever and use it as a PVR you see.

With a 1TB drive, don't you have to partition it into 2 x 500gb anyway?
#23
No you can use it as a full TB, up to you really if you want to partition it or not




Thanks to nightshot too for clarifying my post a little - i'll know for next time!
#24
I bought an Seagate 1.5tb external drive about a month ago, it failed after just 1hr 20mins use!!!! It had the click of death. I went on the Seagate forum and no end of people have had the same problem. Seagate were of course aware of the failure rate yet they are still available to buy. I of course returned the drive and got a WD 1tb instead. I will never buy, trust or recommend Seagate to anybody because of that. It was my first and last purchase of a Seagate product.
#25
Great price for a 500gb for sure.

I would like to ask if anybody would say it is better than the Western digital in link below.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-OEM/dp/tech-data/B000Q82PIQ/ref=de_a_smtd

I ask as this is similar to what is already in my machine and is only a few pound more.

Please could anybody who knows more about hard drive let me know which is considered the better of the 2.
#26
This looks good - I was thinking of buying it to add to my existing internal drive. Would any of the standard SATA cables work with it (some of the ones on Amazon list different sata specs) and I think I'd need to check if I need a right angled one - it'd be going in a Dell XPS430.
#27
simate
I bought an Seagate 1.5tb external drive about a month ago, it failed after just 1hr 20mins use!!!! It had the click of death. I went on the Seagate forum and no end of people have had the same problem. Seagate were of course aware of the failure rate yet they are still available to buy. I of course returned the drive and got a WD 1tb instead. I will never buy, trust or recommend Seagate to anybody because of that. It was my first and last purchase of a Seagate product.


now you are just at the other end of the stick, me & family members have had seagates all our computing lifes and none have failed, usually failing at a very short time after turning it on is the fault of delivery companies chucking the package around...:whistling:

the only drives i would buy over seagates are western digital caviar blacks with 5 year warranty
#28
simate
I bought an Seagate 1.5tb external drive about a month ago, it failed after just 1hr 20mins use!!!! It had the click of death. I went on the Seagate forum and no end of people have had the same problem. Seagate were of course aware of the failure rate yet they are still available to buy. I of course returned the drive and got a WD 1tb instead. I will never buy, trust or recommend Seagate to anybody because of that. It was my first and last purchase of a Seagate product.


I would suggest your drive failure was more likely due to the poor design of external housing rather than the drive itself. I it quite commonly known that due to the speed and spindle load these drives (1.5tb) run hot. Having a external case with good airflow or heatsink design is essential. At 1hr 20min use I would suspect overheating was the issue that caused the drive to fail. The ST31500341AS has a failure rate of 0.34% which is around industry standard for this class of drive.
#29
I just ordered mine! Heat Added.
#30
Voted hot!
#31
Ordered one, see how it is then may get a 1tb version for slave drive. Cheers for posting
#32
Just a word of warning - Amazon is famous for bad packaging of hard drives. Read some reviews - it is very common comment.
#33
My favourite hard drives from experience are samsung and western digital. My personal hates are Toshiba and Maxtor. Seagate is a middle quality brand for me.
#34
Ships with an industry-leading 5-year warranty


Also swung it for me, great warranty that compared to most 1 or 3yrs
#35
warranties cover the drive not your data....just be careful!


slave/master is IDE, SATA is one drive per cable so need for such things...

all 500gb+ drives are FAST IMO, there is very little between multiple platter drives and single platter, couple of seconds at most.

SATA 1 and SATA 2, both can well transfer massive amounts of data, well past the mechanical speed of a harddrive.. HDD's max out at about 130 MB's


there is software i.e acronis disk director than can clone drives so you can transfer all the data from a small drive onto this rather easily...

hope this helps.
#36
Good price! Bought the same drive a week ago for £55... My Maxtor 500GB (I think they are made by Seagate as well) died just after 10 months so I'm not sure whether I should trust Seagate but at the moment the new drive works fine.

By the way - it does come with power and sata cables so you don't need to buy extra cables :)
#37
Been after one for a budget computer build, thanks.
#38
Seagate 7200.11's (i.e. - the 1.5TB drives) were notoriously unreliable.
#39
Cheap price but I will never trust Seagate - I had 6 in a row fail on me, each one within a few week/months. These were not the result of bad delivery as I got them brand new in sealed packages from the shop. Put in a Samsung .... and three years on it still runs sweetly. Will never, ever trust Seagate ever again.
#40
Different users will have different preferences when it comes to HD reliability. Some people swear by Seagate, others hate them.

In my experience, Seagate drives have been good to me. They have been the most reliable. The least reliable have been Western Digital.

Right now, I have 6 drives in my 2 PCs. The oldest is a 400GB Seagate, 4yrs old.

I have had numerous drives over the years and have had to deal with the RMA process for all drive manufacturers (including Seagate). Samsung gave me a turn around time of around 48hrs, which was by far the fastest.

As for the drive in the OP: its a good price, though I do feel that it doesnt make financial sense to buy a 500GB drive at this point in time, unless you specifically require a 500GB for some reason. The sweet spot right now is 1TB, which can be had for about £54inc del. (averaging at £27/500GB).

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