2TB Seagate Barracuda - £70.99 delivered - CCL
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2TB Seagate Barracuda - £70.99 delivered - CCL

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Found 27th Apr 2012
Best price I have seen lately on a 2TB disk

Note: This drive is a clean pull with 12 month warranty, the drive is new but has been taken out of a pre-built computer.
- Agharta

5900 rpm. Mnfr Code: ST32000542AS
- Agharta

62 Comments

Thats more like it.

excellent thank you

Just be aware these are "Clean Pulls" so are out of existing PC's. Should be ok and do come with 12 month warranty though.

"Note: This drive is a clean pull with 12 month warranty, the drive is new but has been taken out of a pre-built computer. This is often due to manufacturers like Acer, HP and Dell choosing to alter specifications of machines after production to follow consumer demand."

second hand/system pulls though
Edited by: "kpweb99" 27th Apr 2012

surely they havent been use though, at most an os installed then wiped? 12 months warranty gives resonable protection as any other drive.

The F3 in my NAS was a clean-pull.

From my brothers PC.

Without his knowledge.

He didn't need 2 x 1TB disks. Obviously.

Ordered and heat added - Thanks - great price for the drive

Only 5900 rpm, won't this be very slow?
Edited by: "epicvibe321" 27th Apr 2012

What size is this? (inches)

Cold from me 5900 rpm 32MB Cache will be slow.

I Would rather buy a 7200rpm with 64MB cache for a tad more.

Edited by: "SouthParkFan" 27th Apr 2012

Dont forget quidco (3%)
Also, search on CCL for HDD3088, and you'll find the same drive for a pound less.

SATA II
5900 rpm
32MB Cache

Cold sorry. Not a good price for those.

Daftfool666

SATA II 5900 rpm32MB Cache Cold sorry. Not a good price for those.



Find (and post) one that is then!

Supermod

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gd prices at the present state of the market

Prices are about to plummet. I think I'll wait.

TehJumpingJawa

Prices are about to plummet. I think I'll wait.



What makes you say that?

search on CCL for HDD3088, and you'll find the same drive for a pound less.

69.99, that's £8 cheaper than previously on here (yes, I know it's a clean pull). Prices may well recover to £50-60, but if you need storage, buy!

Nice to see these things coming down, but unless you desperately need the storage, it might be worth waiting a few months, when they should be back to normal-ish prices

why are people complaining they are slow?
use an SSD for operating system and these for storage if you are that bothered about speed

The OP has this at 70.99, but its also available at the same retailer for 69.99. Search for HD3088, and look for the one linked to a MicroMart advert.

jonathan_d

why are people complaining they are slow?use an SSD for operating system … why are people complaining they are slow?use an SSD for operating system and these for storage if you are that bothered about speed



exactly. what he said.

SouthParkFan

Cold from me 5900 rpm 32MB Cache will be slow.I Would rather buy a … Cold from me 5900 rpm 32MB Cache will be slow.I Would rather buy a 7200rpm with 64MB cache for a tad more.



What you would rather doesn't make it a bad deal though, so voting it cold is kind of a **** move.
Edited by moderator: "potty mouth" 28th Apr 2012

Perfect for use in a home server!

georgecat

Lols @ hysterical whining from people who couldn't possibly live with a … Lols @ hysterical whining from people who couldn't possibly live with a measly 5900 RPM for what is basically intended as a file store and not a boot device.



Anyone whining is basically saying "I don't know what numbers mean"

jonathan_d

why are people complaining they are slow?use an SSD for operating system … why are people complaining they are slow?use an SSD for operating system and these for storage if you are that bothered about speed



I can only fit two HDD in my HTPC case so it looks nice in my sitting room... so SSD boot drive not really a big deal... Although my tablet boots Windows 8 in 8 seconds ^_^

I think what these people whining about the 5900RPM rotational speed need to realize is that

1) All of these consumer level 2TB drives are in the 5300 to 5900 RPM range. Even before that price hikes, if you thought you saw a 7200RPM 2TB drive for 60 or 70 quid, I think you were mistaken.

2) Data density. Right, (assuming an equal number of platters in each drive) as capacity goes up, this means that more data is being packed onto the (same sized) disk, which means that you can have a lower rotational speed while still retrieving the same amount (or more) of data within any time period because that data is packed tighter (the reading head will pass over more data bits in the same time period). Now I'm not saying this drive would be as quick as a 7200RPM 1TB drive, I'm saying that you cant definitively say that one drive has a faster data transfer speed just because it has a higher rotational speed, although latency would probably be better on average. I will say that the speed difference is probably a lot less that a lot of people would think.

3) People do actually use this size of drive for storing media (and stuff) on. While a lot of people (I'm sure) do have just the single 2TB drive, there are a lot of others who will have a faster system drive but use a drive such as this just for storing media. Transfer speed, within sensible limits, becomes somewhat of a non-issue.

I'm not voting either way on this deal because £70 still seems somewhat high for what is essentially a second hand unit without the usual 3 year manufacturers warranty. The manufacturing capacity in the hard drive plants seems to be starting to ramp up again and I get the feeling it won't be TOO long until drives start getting back to something approaching the pre-crisis pricing levels. Here's hoping.

The Samsung F3 500gb is still the best drive i've owned.
Only retired due to SSD and the need to dump files on larger drives.

Too slow

This drive is too fast. I'm looking for one that plays at 33 RPM so I can play my LPs




PS nice price OP have some heat
Edited by: "jamgin" 28th Apr 2012

Great price. Really tempted to expand my . As a few people have said, these 2TB drives are all about storage and quietness. The last thing I want in a storage drive in my htpc/server is a loud drive. These aren't aimed at being fast or to be used as primary drives for Windows. If you want fast boot times and responsive windows navigation get an SSD.

Banned

The 1 year warranty means that there is a history behind it for had it been an recent OEM drive manufactured before Jan 2012, it would have had a 3 year warranty. Either that or it is an oldddd drive left languishing is some unsold PC for coming to 2 years - a good pull because of the much higher HDD price. Afterall, it is Sata2 spec-ed. A brand new 2TB Sata3 Seagate 5900rpm HDD is approx. £10 more or less although the warranty is similarly pegged at 1 year. History vs no history for the price difference. Well, are you gonna be 'er 8th old man, are yer?

Daftfool666

SATA II 5900 rpm32MB Cache Cold sorry. Not a good price for those.


Odd how often this is said, yet no proof of these "better deals" are given.
Hot from me.

Seems a good price for this drive in today's market. I do not need another but I would not have hesitated if I did having already got three in my HTPC. Clean pull or not it is still worthy of heat.

SouthParkFan

Cold from me 5900 rpm 32MB Cache will be slow.I Would rather buy a … Cold from me 5900 rpm 32MB Cache will be slow.I Would rather buy a 7200rpm with 64MB cache for a tad more.



who gives a **** about the speed of conventional drives? dont you have an SSD? HDDs are for mass storage and 7200/large cache is useless. get with the times.

Prices on Hard Disks are due for a fall of 15% 20% in the short term within 4-8 weeks - Long term 12-16 weeks expect discounts of 25%.

Manufacturing capacity is now at full swing in the far east and channel stock is ample. The threat of SSD drives and the plummet of NAND chips has already started a price war which will explode into the SPINDLE market.

Zek

What makes you say that?



They're yet to be at pre-flood prices so they'll keep coming down until they do, and then some.

Ok I am one of the 'sick of the stupidity' camp

5900RPM drive max throughput on all 7 (yes 7) 2tb drives I own is between 127-128MB per second which happens to be where the limitation of Gigabit LAN comes in also (97-98% saturation). I use these drives in my home server, however I did for a year have one of them in my desktop PC as an OS drive and never felt it was SLOW in any way, the only thing with the lower RPM drives is the seek is marginally higher like 1ms..., I really don't think you are gonna notice that do you?

These drives have 3 platters instead of the standard 2 hence the 5900RPM instead of 7200RPM as someone earlier pointed out the drives don't need to spin as fast as there is 50% faster read speed available at the same RPM thus slower RPM = LESS power consumption without the sacrifice for throughput

Seriously how many people think 'hmm I want a 7200RPM 2TB drive for my OS only', most people who are buying HUGE drives are using them for storage or some sorts not OS, you could pair this with an SSD (my previous configuration prior to moving it to my server as it was running low on space again), and it was just as fast as the drive I replaced it with

Like many above have said the 'cold as its only 5900RPM' squad are clearly uneducated, please go READ, LEARN then chip in or if you see it CHEAPER elsewhere THEN comment and give heat/cold accordingly, not because you FEEL its inferior as you don't KNOW sweet FA

Yes I have just had a rant at a big chunk of the RPM = King squad and yes it was justifiable, if you think RPM is king get a raptor or an SSD (SSD is miles faster as seek is practically ZERO) and STFU

P.S. Op. thanks for finding the deal, the clean pulls have SAT in a machine (might be screw scrape marks) but typically never seen more than a boot and post op (were pending OS on order completion) personally I see these as good as new, though I am gonna wait for the price drop before buying my next 4 drives and completing my SAS setup

Heat added

Banned

If you can wait for many weeks, probably months to save £15 or so then you don't need one.

Move along now............
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