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Seagate 160GB 2MB SATA Hard Drive, 5yr warranty, £24 delivered
Seagate 160GB 2MB SATA Hard Drive, 5yr warranty, £24 delivered

Seagate 160GB 2MB SATA Hard Drive, 5yr warranty, £24 delivered

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Product Description: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 - hard drive - 160 GB - SATA-300
Type: Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/4H
Weight 360 g
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Average Seek Time 11 ms
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 2 MB
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years warranty

ebuyer have the list price as £31.39 and the package weight is under 500g hence it qualifies for the cheap shipping and google-checkout. Price is £23.97 after google-checkout with super-saver delivery selected.

Also Maxtor 160Gb, 2MB Cache, 3yr warranty:
ebuyer.com/UK/…302
List price £29.97, add something cheap such as a mouse-mat (81818) to bring subtotal over £30 - with this mat and supersaver delivery total is £22.85 after google checkout.

UPDATE: Price for Seagate has gone up to £34.04 before discount, Maxtor still available for under £30 though
- jah128

19 Comments

Original Poster

Oh dear, I've done it again:oops:

That's meant to be quickfind 81818, not 81818) for the mousemat :whistling:

I wish people would stop this if it is a genuine deal fine please post it but you could go through the whole catalogue saying it is a deal with the goggle £10 off

Does anyone know what the difference is between sata and sata-300? I have a sata drive in my Dell Dimension 5150, would this work with it?

riker71

Does anyone know what the difference is between sata and sata-300? I have … Does anyone know what the difference is between sata and sata-300? I have a sata drive in my Dell Dimension 5150, would this work with it?

yes it will work but if your controller is SATA then it will transfer at the speed of your controller (so a bit slower than thae actual capable speed of this drive) - will still work though

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Original Poster

tony - i hear what you are saying but this is a genuine deal in the sense it is lower in price than it has been recently, and is also one of the few drives listed as under 500g. The £31.39 is a very good list price for the drive before the ten pounds off and discounted delivery; I know many people included myself appreciate the quality of Seagate drives and their long warranty and thus I feel under £24 is an exceptional price for the harddrive, particularly for system builders or those after a low-cost yet reliable upgrade.

Thanks for replies+OP, went for the same drive but with 8mb cache for £3 extra. I have Just one other question, If my old drive conks out can I use my winxp reinstall disc to install windows to the new drive?

Original Poster

Is it a genuine windows disc? If so you should have no problems. If its a 'recovery disc' there may be issues..

The 8mb cache is also great deal, probably better if you are planning on using it as an OS drive.

Side note - for those extra paranoid about data reliability on the cheap, you can probably set up a RAID 1 - 160gb array backed by 5yr warranty for under £50!

tonyd19565

I wish people would stop this if it is a genuine deal fine please post … I wish people would stop this if it is a genuine deal fine please post it but you could go through the whole catalogue saying it is a deal with the goggle £10 off



Why, this is a bargain even without the Google Discount, that is just a bonus.


You don't have to buy one if you think otherwise.


I have voted Hot.

Seems a very good price for what it is

jah128

Is it a genuine windows disc? If so you should have no problems. If its … Is it a genuine windows disc? If so you should have no problems. If its a 'recovery disc' there may be issues..The 8mb cache is also great deal, probably better if you are planning on using it as an OS drive.Side note - for those extra paranoid about data reliability on the cheap, you can probably set up a RAID 1 - 160gb array backed by 5yr warranty for under £50!



No its a Win XP (professional version) disc I made when I got the machine, didnt get any genuine xp discs as was already pre loaded.

jah128

Is it a genuine windows disc? If so you should have no problems. If its … Is it a genuine windows disc? If so you should have no problems. If its a 'recovery disc' there may be issues..The 8mb cache is also great deal, probably better if you are planning on using it as an OS drive.Side note - for those extra paranoid about data reliability on the cheap, you can probably set up a RAID 1 - 160gb array backed by 5yr warranty for under £50!


No its a Win XP (professional version) backup disc I made when I got the machine, didnt get any genuine xp discs as was already pre loaded. Will try it with new HD and and see!

[SIZE=2]What is Raid, do you need 2 hard drives for Raid or can you set it up on one hard drive?[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Not sure if its a good deal or not? and if i can set raid up on it?[/SIZE]

Original Poster

Andy - 250gb at £40ish before discount is also good value, and the 8mb cache is worth having. RAID is where you combine two or more (usually identical) drives on a RAID controller, which offers either increased performance or reliability or both.

Most motherboards come with basic on-board raid controllers for SATA drives these days, often more than one. Typically these let the user combine two drives in either Raid 0 (striped) or Raid 1 (mirrored). With striped raid all your data is spread across both drives and read\written simulatenously, boosting speed. However, if one drive fails, all the data is lost. Raid 1 mirrors the data across both drives (so you would only have 250gb total space from 2x250gb drives) but if a drive fails no data is lost. More complex raid setups can use a combination of striping and mirroring on two or more drives, giving data redundancy and speed improvement.
en.wikipedia.org/wik…AID

jah128

Andy - 250gb at £40ish before discount is also good value, and the 8mb … Andy - 250gb at £40ish before discount is also good value, and the 8mb cache is worth having. RAID is where you combine two or more (usually identical) drives on a RAID controller, which offers either increased performance or reliability or both.Most motherboards come with basic on-board raid controllers for SATA drives these days, often more than one. Typically these let the user combine two drives in either Raid 0 (striped) or Raid 1 (mirrored). With striped raid all your data is spread across both drives and read\written simulatenously, boosting speed. However, if one drive fails, all the data is lost. Raid 1 mirrors the data across both drives (so you would only have 250gb total space from 2x250gb drives) but if a drive fails no data is lost. More complex raid setups can use a combination of striping and mirroring on two or more drives, giving data redundancy and speed improvement.]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID



Thanks for that...i understand now :thumbsup:

Good deal you posted to as i found the 250GB after checking this deal out as thought an extra 90GB would be better for me as i have windows Vista.

Original Poster

Ha - absolutely then! This 160GB model, the 250GB (and 500GB model for that matter) are all very good, especially after the Google-checkout promotion, but posted this one as it staggers me that you can get 160GB Seagate SATA drives for under £24 delivered (albeit 2MB cache drives), which is an excellent prospect for budget system builders and the like. It's only about £3 cheaper than it was a couple of weeks ago but every little helps!

;-) Jah.....Do you shop at Tesco

tonyd19565

I wish people would stop this if it is a genuine deal fine please post … I wish people would stop this if it is a genuine deal fine please post it but you could go through the whole catalogue saying it is a deal with the goggle £10 off



Sorry, I don't share your opinion, I really don't have time to look at every site, so I find this really useful:thumbsup: Voted Hot!

Original Poster

gr8h8me

;-) Jah.....Do you shop at Tesco



:-D Think I've been brainwashed :?

Original Poster

UPDATE: Up to £34.04 before discount now (£26.62 delivered after GC).

Maxtor drive still available for under £30 before discount
ebuyer.com/UK/…302
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