Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive £109.98 @ Amazon
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Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive £109.98 @ Amazon

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Posted 20th Aug 2012
Even cheaper now, best price atm for a 3tb.
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The one thing that will always stop people buying this is the rubbish 1 year warranty. It is a good deal but that is putting me off buying this.
Yeah me too. 1 year is terrible. Most of my drives that have failed have done so after the first year. 5 years would be best but I want 3 years minimum.
the only drive that failed on me, done so after 12 years. I demand at least 15 years warranty !
Just bought myself one of these
samsung always been good to me. If you using as a primary drive... maybe worth considering elsewhere if worried about warranty. If for storage only, i'd recommend!
Nearly at the magical price of £99 for me!!
The whole 1 year warranty thing just makes it seem like they won't stand by their product. You have the legal right to a replacement of any electronic/electrical good that does not reach its expected life cycle in the U.K. so you could insist on a new one if it is over 1 year old but it does not reach that expected life cycle.
Take Sony T.V's for example. They have given away 5 year warranties in the past which is a clever move. The expected life cycle of a T.V is 5 years so they just give you your legal right from the off and use it as clever customer relations..... but at least it shows they will stand by their product.
I just bought one of these to replace a 500GB that went dodgy. Nice drive (so far) - fast, quiet, runs a bit hotter than my 1.5TB Barracuda Green but is faster by a MUCH greater margin than the 22% difference in spindle speed would suggest. Almost twice as fast in some situations.

Hard drive warranties are something I don't necessarily call upon anyway. Unless the drive fails in such a way as I can still wipe my data off it, I wouldn't want to send it back. The 12 month warranty on this drive at least guarantees it is completely fault free on arrival.
Just a note on warranties. . This happened to me in Dublin a few years ago I bought a hard drive (think it was seagate) the seller gave a one year warranty and after about 14 months the hard drive crashed, of course the seller did not want to know but a friend contacted the National Consumer Organization who got in touch with the seller, and the seller replaced the drive, The NCO thought that a Hard drive (any hard drive) should have life of more than 14 months. I think this not the first case of such action . . there are products that should have a longer life span than other products for example a washing machine only used a few hours per week whilst a TV could be on for 18 hours per day . . .so food for thought

Edited by: "iscom" 20th Aug 2012
1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should I? Also SATA 3 means nothing, this would come nowhere near saturating SATA 1!
1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should I? Also SATA 3 means nothing, this would come nowhere near saturating SATA 1!
ghd765

1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should … 1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should I? Also SATA 3 means nothing, this would come nowhere near saturating SATA 1!



It matters because 3 is more than 1. Ask marketing, bigger numbers are better!

The only real difference it makes is the burst rate reading from the hard disk buffer. Which no one will really notice anyway.
ghd765

1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should … 1 year would put me off, if they don't trust the product then why should I? Also SATA 3 means nothing, this would come nowhere near saturating SATA 1!



SATA 1 has uncoded transfer rate of 1.2 Gbit/s (150 MB/s). This drive has peak transfer rates of over 225MB/sec and averages 175MB/sec. The minimum transfer rate rarely dips below 150 MB/s. It *easily* saturates SATA 1. It has burst transfer rates (eg. where data is called from cache) of 384 MB/s, where even SATA 2 would be a bottleneck. SATA 3 is definitely a benefit. These are actual transfer rates I achieved with benchmarking, not theoretical values.
I bought one of these on the 2nd for £113, what's amazons policy on matching prices later on?

Besides that, I think it might have a problem but I can't quite tell, it does seem to produce a squeak once in a while which doesn't sound right to me, like once in half an hour, but that might just be the size of drive and new tech? Anyone else know?
Darken

I bought one of these on the 2nd for £113, what's amazons policy on … I bought one of these on the 2nd for £113, what's amazons policy on matching prices later on?Besides that, I think it might have a problem but I can't quite tell, it does seem to produce a squeak once in a while which doesn't sound right to me, like once in half an hour, but that might just be the size of drive and new tech? Anyone else know?



I paid £112.99 for my drive just a few days ago, but won't be losing any sleep over the difference of £3.01!

The chirping noise is the drive heads parking. It's a bit over-zealous at parking the heads actually. Might be worth a look to see if there's a firmware update. I've haven't gotten around to checking yet.
Does anyone know what sort of packaging Amazon use nowadays to ship single internal 3.5" hard drives?

bill888

Does anyone know what sort of packaging Amazon use nowadays to ship … Does anyone know what sort of packaging Amazon use nowadays to ship single internal 3.5" hard drives?



Mine came in the standard large Amazon cardboard packaging. I half expected the drive to be floating around inside that, but thankfully it was inside another cardboard box and wrapped in bubble wrap, so reasonably well packaged. Seems they have listened to complaints.
all products in the E.U have a 2yr warranty, manufacturers don't want you to know this though.
i tend to stick with western digital imho
hajj_3

all products in the E.U have a 2yr warranty, manufacturers don't want you … all products in the E.U have a 2yr warranty, manufacturers don't want you to know this though.



This is quoted on this site again and again, but it's not quite true. What the EU directive gives you is a period of 2 years in which to claim against a retailer for defects that are inherent at the time of delivery.

The directive in question is 1999/44/EC and it states (from paragraph 17):

"Whereas it is appropriate to limit in time the period during which the seller is liable for any lack of conformity which exists at the time of delivery of the goods; whereas Member States may also provide for a limitation on the period during which consumers can exercise their rights, provided such a period does not expire within two years from the time of delivery;"

In the UK, the Sale of Goods Act already gives you a 6 year period within which to claim, so the EU directive is giving you nothing extra. Neither of these things are the same as a 12 month warranty where you can simply return the goods for a no-quibble refund or replacement. If you want to claim after 12 months, you are almost certainly going to have to take the retailer to the small claims court and prove that the goods have failed due to some inherent fault that was present at the time of delivery and that the goods were not "as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality".

Additionally, the directive states that for six months after the purchase, it is up to the retailer to show that a fault on an item is down to the actions or misuse of the buyer, rather than an inherent fault in the product. So within this time frame (or the 12 month standard warranty that most retailers offer), you can expect to receive a refund or replacement. Unless there is obvious damage to the goods, the retailer is going to have a hard time proving the consumer caused the fault through misuse.

After six months however, the burden of proof switches to the buyer and it is they who must then show a fault is due to some inherent problem. "Inherent problem" being some defect that was there at the time of delivery and has caused the product to fail prematurely. This is very difficult to prove, and who in their right mind is going to go to any of this bother for a £110 hard drive?
bill888

Does anyone know what sort of packaging Amazon use nowadays to ship … Does anyone know what sort of packaging Amazon use nowadays to ship single internal 3.5" hard drives?



Mine came in a big box with a smaller box inside, the drive was just wrapped in a thin sheet of bubble wrap and with nothing stopping the drive banging about in the box. I was almost going to send it back but decided to run SMART diagnostics on it and it came back ok so kept it. There packaging is substandard and for the an item costing over £100 I expect better.
I posted this in a different thread for this deal -

I bought this HDD from eBuyer a couple of weeks ago. Failed on me Tuesday night. Pretty disappointed, currently waiting for them to email me back! Hopefully my replacement doesn't suffer the same fate as I'm actually a really big fan of Seagate!

And I'm not gonna moan about the 1 year warranty, but it shows that they clearly don't believe in their product as strongly as other large companies do. Western Digital for example. They're still offering 3-5 years!
niceblokedave

The whole 1 year warranty thing just makes it seem like they won't stand … The whole 1 year warranty thing just makes it seem like they won't stand by their product. You have the legal right to a replacement of any electronic/electrical good that does not reach its expected life cycle in the U.K. so you could insist on a new one if it is over 1 year old but it does not reach that expected life cycle. Take Sony T.V's for example. They have given away 5 year warranties in the past which is a clever move. The expected life cycle of a T.V is 5 years so they just give you your legal right from the off and use it as clever customer relations..... but at least it shows they will stand by their product.




Didn’t Sony TVs go through a bad patch?
is there any other similarly priced hard drive with a better warranty?
Thanks.
Been looking for some 3TB drives for awhile, so took the plunge and ordered 2 of these. It may only be a years warranty, but Ill be mirroring them anyway, so no worries about data loss.

Thanks OP, heat added.
Max-Power

samsung always been good to me. If you using as a primary drive... maybe … samsung always been good to me. If you using as a primary drive... maybe worth considering elsewhere if worried about warranty. If for storage only, i'd recommend!



It's a null point as Samsungs hard drive division got bought by Seagate last December.

Short warranties are the norm now. If you want longer warranties you need to pay up the premium for the Enterprise level drives.
I've never had an issue with seagate
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