Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive - £98.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive - £98.99 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Sep 2012
Pretty good deal for a 3tb drive, plus it gets positive feedback too.

Technical Details
7200 RPM performance–from 250GB all the way up to 3TB
OptiCache™ technology further exploits big 64MB cache sizes and improved micro processor capabilities
SATA 6Gb/s technology to further maximize performance
2-year Warranty

Product Description
Combining state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.12 drive—the 12th generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family—delivers 3000 GB of high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage. Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.
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Seagate drive with instructions manual0
Product Description
Seagate Barracuda ST 3000 DM 001 3,5 3000GB ST3000DM001

Now £100.97 (to price-match Dabs).
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Great price, but very noisy I read - in common with my experience of other various Seagate drives I have owned over the years.......

Heat added anyway
I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.
Amazon has this same model but with 1TB per disc technology listed at £114.99 (oos at the moment), so you're probably going to get the previous generation model. Is it better for the extra tenner, who knows.
warranty length??
pajo16

I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb … I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.



This is Amazon price matching the Aria deal from a couple of days ago i think

hotukdeals.com/dea…814
pajo16

I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb … I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.



didnt even know there was deal on!!!!
cykb

didnt even know there was deal on!!!!



+1
pajo16

I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb … I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.



Please tell me this is some sort of sick joke. I've been waiting ages to get my hands on these! £100 a steal!
Edited by: "flannell" 9th Sep 2012
Performance benchmarks for Seagate Barracuda 3TB in single and RAID0 setup with other HDDs and SSDs:

hardwarecanucks.com/for…tml

http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/Storage/raid0/read.jpg%20

http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/Storage/raid0/write.jpg%20
cykb

didnt even know there was deal on!!!!



now thats hot but cant see it on amazon ?

only one that says not available....
Seagate used the flood opportunity to make an eye-watering quick buck in addition to permanently turning the knife like reduced warranty. Afterall, someone has to pay for their Buy 'Em All gallivants. Now that the flood excuse of a sell-by-date had expired and that WD had taken back the Champ Seller crown from Seagate, the latter's ding-dongs might include the traditional price wars of yore. Perhaps because all the competing jokers have seen how an excuse could be milked until the teats bleed. Something they had all dreamt about but never in the form of wet dreams like The Thai Flood. Should Seagate attempt at wooing OCZ be unsuccessful perhaps because the latter is used to the ole colloquial, "Once gone black, you'll never turn [your] back", Seagate might be forced to turn on the "War" spigot once again. Then, it's open season for all the pron hunters and their "Where to store 'em" dilemma. Especially when that Tentacle of The Bookie, Pimps & Whores, have learnt the trick of making a series out of a stiff ending - or were they the originators of the game. Yes, eet makes U 'fink, ain't eet.

Edited by: "gunsNbutter" 9th Sep 2012
Good for them.
Good price, Don't like the fact that its only has 1 year warranty.
pajo16

I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb … I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.



I can't find the model WD30EFRX on Amazon, do you have a link ? I know the price may have gone up now but I can track using camelcamelcamel.
Have to vote cold because I've RMA'd two Seagate drives in the last month that have been well over a year old! A one year warranty just isn't good enough to make me want to spend money on these!
adeelmpk

I can't find the model WD30EFRX on Amazon, do you have a link ? I know … I can't find the model WD30EFRX on Amazon, do you have a link ? I know the price may have gone up now but I can track using camelcamelcamel.


amazon.co.uk/WES…ECA
I have 7 of these (used for recording the Olympics) and they're cracking drives, even though I paid 115-120 quid for them. They are quiet, plus the speed is super impressive (I got 225 Mbytes/sec sequential read, which is almost SSD performance!). At this price, even with the one year warranty, they are a bargain, IMHO, and definitely worth buying over any WD 3TB model (red or green).
pajo16

I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb … I presume this is in response to the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3Tb selling for £100 on Amazon yesterday. So raging those are all gone now.



Wrong - that deal was for the WD30EZRX.
£104.39 on scan today only at the moment
sjaddy

£104.39 on scan today only at the moment



You mean this ?

scan.co.uk/pro…oem

I would prefer amazon thousand times over scan, even if they were even a little higher on price I'd still go with amazon.
adeelmpk

You mean this ? … You mean this ? http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3tb-seagate-st3000dm001-barracuda-720014-sata-iii-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-ncq-oemI would prefer amazon thousand times over scan, even if they were even a little higher on price I'd still go with amazon.



yes that one - but look on the today only page and it is 40p cheaper than that!
40p cheaper to go with scan ... NO THANKS
Got two of these middle of last week (could not wait any longer run out of space) for £108 each, knew they would drop in price after i got them always happens

Anyway for those worried about noise the two i have are fine in my hp microserver in the bottom bay's, i did try one in my modded optical bay at the top but only had a bodged adapter bracket i recycled off another case and it was giving out vibrations and some noise, fine in the normal bays though even during the 29 hours it took to preclear both of them lesson there is use a decent adapter for the optical bay if you want to put a HDD in there :P
Edited by: "mrda1000" 10th Sep 2012
mrda1000

Got two of these middle of last week (could not wait any longer run out … Got two of these middle of last week (could not wait any longer run out of space) for £108 each, knew they would drop in price after i got them always happens :DAnyway for those worried about noise the two i have are fine in my hp microserver in the bottom bay's, i did try one in my modded optical bay at the top but only had a bodged adapter bracket i recycled off another case and it was giving out vibrations and some noise, fine in the normal bays though even during the 29 hours it took to preclear both of them lesson there is use a decent adapter for the optical bay if you want to put a HDD in there :P



There is a thread on this forum about HP microserver, and there are suggestions and reviews about the top bay bracket, I purchased one from eBay which has 250GB operating system disk, there is no vibration and quite fit. I have been using it for last few months and have no issues.
Cracking price - have some heat and thanks.

I have several of these and they are quiet, cool-running and read and write fast in HP microservers (can't remember the numbers exactly but more than 100MB/s for much of the time on sequential access). Ideal for media but not intended for 24/7 server use.

Read up about using 3TB HDDs with Windows before buying though...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 10th Sep 2012
Well this go into a goflex home ok? I have a 2tb at the moment..looking for an upgrade
Hootwo

. Ideal for media but not intended for 24/7 server use.



Why not ? I have 4x 2TB of same model in HP microserver, its been on for more than 3 months without any issues, as long as the disks are configured to go to sleep after some inactivity [I configured mine to 60 minutes] you should be fine.

My previous home server had an uptime of nearly 2 years without any disk issues. Again if you configure the server correctly and perform maintenance, the disks should be pretty stable.
adeelmpk

There is a thread on this forum about HP microserver, and there are … There is a thread on this forum about HP microserver, and there are suggestions and reviews about the top bay bracket, I purchased one from eBay which has 250GB operating system disk, there is no vibration and quite fit. I have been using it for last few months and have no issues.



Will take a look think i have the one you mentioned bookmarked although might just hold off getting a bracket for now as got someone picking me up a nexus double twin from the states in a few weeks, still got a free slot and no cash to buy more drives so dont need to use the top bay just yet

mrda1000

Will take a look think i have the one you mentioned bookmarked Will take a look think i have the one you mentioned bookmarked although might just hold off getting a bracket for now as got someone picking me up a nexus double twin from the states in a few weeks, still got a free slot and no cash to buy more drives so dont need to use the top bay just yet



Sorry, I actually purchased this from amazon.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…i00

I also reviewed the product, feel free to review for more information.
amazon.co.uk/rev…t_1
adeelmpk

Why not ? I have 4x 2TB of same model in HP microserver, its been on for … Why not ? I have 4x 2TB of same model in HP microserver, its been on for more than 3 months without any issues, as long as the disks are configured to go to sleep after some inactivity [I configured mine to 60 minutes] you should be fine. My previous home server had an uptime of nearly 2 years without any disk issues. Again if you configure the server correctly and perform maintenance, the disks should be pretty stable.



Agree with you - but then I don't think either of our machines are accessing the drives constantly which I meant by 24/7 - guess I could have been clearer
Hootwo

Agree with you - but then I don't think either of our machines are … Agree with you - but then I don't think either of our machines are accessing the drives constantly which I meant by 24/7 - guess I could have been clearer



okay, no worries.
rkl

I have 7 of these (used for recording the Olympics) and they're cracking … I have 7 of these (used for recording the Olympics) and they're cracking drives, even though I paid 115-120 quid for them. They are quiet, plus the speed is super impressive (I got 225 Mbytes/sec sequential read, which is almost SSD performance!). At this price, even with the one year warranty, they are a bargain, IMHO, and definitely worth buying over any WD 3TB model (red or green).



Blimey. How many hours do you have?
ought

Blimey. How many hours do you have?


Almost 15TB of mostly HD recordings (some doubling up because I was recording on 2 PCs). Even at about 4.5GB per HD hour, that's still over 3,000 HD hours (the BBC claimed "over 2,500 hours"). Not a single disk fault on the Seagates before you ask - I wasn't using RAID and I was recording to a 240GB high-speed SSD (when you're recording 20+ simul channels, you can't use an HDD to record directly to because of seek time issues) and had a C program I wrote to move finished SSD recordings to the next available free space on the Seagates.

More info at my ]Olymprecs blog - I doubt many people would have tried to do what I did because you need a fair chunk of top-end equipment to do it. In case you say "it's all online, so what a waste of time and money", well the online bit rate is about half of the broadcast rate, plus all the Olympics online streaming disappears in January too, so good luck downloading it (if you can - very little is actually on iPlayer, so get_iplayer isn't much use) before it vanishes...
So you have a massive Olympic library, what exactly do you plan to do with it...

Guessing he and his family/friends want to watch all the events, that should keep them entertained for quite a while
Edited by: "JustExtreme" 11th Sep 2012
adeelmpk

So you have a massive Olympic library, what exactly do you plan to do … So you have a massive Olympic library, what exactly do you plan to do with it...


Well, like in a hundred years they would probably be using his recordings for archival reference.
£103.99 now
egi

£103.99 now



Amended, thank you.
Is there a way to extend the warranty on these disks ? i.e., by Seagate OR by a third party insurance company etc. I plan to purchase 4 of these going into a raid 5 array so I will have redundancy to avoid data loss but obviously need the disk replaced if it happens to fail after 12 months of purchase.
adeelmpk

Is there a way to extend the warranty on these disks ? i.e., by Seagate … Is there a way to extend the warranty on these disks ? i.e., by Seagate OR by a third party insurance company etc. I plan to purchase 4 of these going into a raid 5 array so I will have redundancy to avoid data loss but obviously need the disk replaced if it happens to fail after 12 months of purchase.



Yep, Squaretrade will do a 3-year warranty for £22.99 upto £100, or £29.99 upto £125.

amazon.co.uk/Squ…8-6
Edited by: "Liverpool_Bear" 12th Sep 2012
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