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1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Disk £50.51 @ scan
1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Disk £50.51 @ scan

1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Disk £50.51 @ scan

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1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS
Barracuda 7200.11,
SATA 3Gb/s,
7200rpm,
32MB Cache,
8 ms,
NCQ

can get free delivery via Hexus/Avforums.

best deal for a 1.5TB HDD with 3yr warranty.

*Today only (am sure its over the week end too)

18 Comments

old model, firmware issues? not sure this is the best choice.
Edited by: "Smiff" 2nd Oct 2010

Model is fine, see here for benefits of this model with/without the cap: techwarelabs.com/sea…od/

Bought the same drive a couple of months back for £80 so this is quite hot IMO

Looks like the best £ per GB around to me.
I expect they have resolved the firmware issues by now, but can't find anything official to confirm.

Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot).
However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.
In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to call them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.

johnnneyboy

Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive … Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot). However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to call them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.



had the same problem with scan over a motherboard. hate them with a passion but still use them now and again as their prices are too good. unfortunately I didnt think of a chargeback when I had the problem.

Very good value per MB but its scan and seagate - no thanks

johnnneyboy

Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive … Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot). However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to call them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.



I've had the same problem with SCAN, sent them back a faulty item (failing manufacturer's diagnostics) and got it back in the post + a £15-20 fee as "item not faulty"... then it completely broke a few weeks later.

Good price for the drive though.
Edited by: "James123" 2nd Oct 2010

Good price but personally I hate Scan because you have to join that cack forum to get free delivery and even then it isn't a dead cert.

excellent price, but you would expect 64MB cache for a hdd this size.

Fantastic Drive.
I have 2 in RAID 0 (2.72TB)
They're pretty fast in RAID 0.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5600/seagate15tbcdmscore.jpg

I have space in my PC for 1 more, may have to grab one in the near future.

scary stuff, sounds like scan have really gone downhill.

will be looking for a different brand/model around this price..

voting cold over questions of reliability and the supplier. there are too many safer deals around to be worth taking the risk for a few pounds imho.

(anyone know if there are 2 platter 1.5GB drives yet? i'm assuming not 1 platter!)

Edited by: "Smiff" 2nd Oct 2010

i was gonna buy this but that's one too many "i hate scan" posts.

irwinc

i was gonna buy this but that's one too many "i hate scan" posts.


any thread posted usually has a few 'i hate xxxx' posts... i'm just waiting for the next play.com thread to make a dramtic appearance myself

I don't hate Scan, I just find their delivery policy to be rediculous.

Either offer free delivery or don't offer it, don't mess people around though.

The free delivery is for active members of those forums, if your an active member it is easy to get free delivery, if you are signing up just to get the free delivery you are messing yourself around.

Never had any problems with Scan, one of my preferred hardware suppliers and have gone the extra mile for me before on more than one occasion.

They should just offer free delivery to everyone or not at all.

Price has dropped to £49.34 (today & tomorrow am only)
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