Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive - £109.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer
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Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive - £109.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

£109.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 2nd Aug 2012
SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
- 7200RPM 64MB Cache
- With Seagate Acutrac, Opticache & SmartAlign Software
- 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Key Advantages
Double your capacity and drive down costs with the industry’s first 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.
Up to 3TB capacity with 7200-RPM performance. Why compromise?
SATA-III 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers.
Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
Seagate SmartAlign technology provides a simple, transparent migration to Advanced Format 4K sectors.
Free Seagate DiscWizard™ software allows you to install a 3TB hard drive in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS.
Best-Fit Applications
Desktop or all-in-one PCs
Home servers
PC-based gaming systems
Desktop RAID
Direct-attached external storage devices (DAS)
Network-attached storage devices (NAS)
Count on Barracuda drives to deliver the storage innovations that drive your costs down and your performance up.
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-III 6Gb/s technology to further maximize performance
Maximizes hard drive storage densities.

83 Comments

I have a QNAP NAS, and a 2tb drive full of content, I want to take that out do a factory re-set and instal this and transfer all the files.

Can this be done if I put the 2TB drive in the other bay and transfer the files? never done it before.

Thanks

Yes you can! Even better get 2 and mirror them!

Great price for 3tb!

Ah sweet, want to reset everything. and get a new HDD, Cant afford 2 at the moment, but will buy one next month

Thanks for that

That is a good price but I'm looking for an external hard drive rather than an internal. Can anyone point out a good enclosure to put this in (not a NAS enclosure though)?

Will Windows XP see a 3TB using SATA II not III??

binned-it

That is a good price but I'm looking for an external hard drive rather … That is a good price but I'm looking for an external hard drive rather than an internal. Can anyone point out a good enclosure to put this in (not a NAS enclosure though)?


i got an icy box enclosure off amazon its got a fan and a blue led witch you can switch off
its brilliant............£ 20 shipped there abouts

mrtech007

i got an icy box enclosure off amazon its got a fan and a blue led witch … i got an icy box enclosure off amazon its got a fan and a blue led witch you can switch offits brilliant............£ 20 shipped there abouts


amazon.co.uk/Icy…8-5

I have one of these drives and it's great, fast load times and so far it's been reliable. Highly recommended and about the same price I paid for mine a year ago, HOT from me

I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better to have multiple smaller drives if your case allows.

Too hot/noisy for me. Hoping the green drives drop in price now...

InkZ

I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better … I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better to have multiple smaller drives if your case allows.



one word, backup

mrtech007

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icybox-IB-371StUS2-B-External-Enclosure-3-5-inch/dp/B0038311C2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1343902626&sr=8-5



Oh that looks good thanks. Just finding internal drives like this are so much cheaper than externals of the same size that it may be better to get this and and inclosure.

InkZ

I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better … I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better to have multiple smaller drives if your case allows.



This gets said every year. Back when we went from 500mb to 1.2gb it was the same war cry. There's twice the chance of a problem by running twice as many drives in your system.

Backup is the key to everything and having a duplicate of your stuff makes sense.

have amazon not price matched this yet?

£5 cheaper than when I checked yesterday, HOT!

...but I'm still waiting until they're under £100.00, I have 4 x 2TB Samsung drives to upgrade!

canada16

Ah sweet, want to reset everything. and get a new HDD, Cant afford 2 at … Ah sweet, want to reset everything. and get a new HDD, Cant afford 2 at the moment, but will buy one next month Thanks for that


Probably a good strategy as it'll reduce the risk of both failing at once, like when light bulbs used to go in the house all about the same time because they were bought and fitted around the same time.

ToneEQ

£5 cheaper than when I checked yesterday, HOT!...but I'm still waiting … £5 cheaper than when I checked yesterday, HOT!...but I'm still waiting until they're under £100.00, I have 4 x 2TB Samsung drives to upgrade!



You ever kissed a girl before?

stevenmoseley

You ever kissed a girl before?



LOL! married with 3 children, but thanks for the stereotypical geek implying reply! 2 for movies, 1 for TV shows and 1 for music, no hidden partitions

ToneEQ

£5 cheaper than when I checked yesterday, HOT!...but I'm still waiting … £5 cheaper than when I checked yesterday, HOT!...but I'm still waiting until they're under £100.00, I have 4 x 2TB Samsung drives to upgrade!



I thought I was bad, that is obsessive hoarding
Hope two of those are mirrored.

Hot - Lowest price I've seen so far.
I have two of these whch are quiet, don't run hot and are quick to read and write.
With XP I would stick to 2TB drives as there are limitations/complications with drives greater than 2.2TB
Edited by: "Hootwo" 2nd Aug 2012

Will this drive fit in an imac?

You ever kissed a girl before?


I once saw a girl's knickers although it was in a Littlewoods Catalogue.

Gort1951

I once saw a girl's knickers although it was in a Littlewoods Catalogue.


Still counts

Its a good price, but really a 1 Year warranty

If seagate don't expect it to last longer that 12 months, why would anyone want to buy it?

Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, i'd pay a little bit more to get a Samsung or an WD. Will add that their RMA service was excellent though, got my replacement out to me the same day they received the drive.

Agree with above 2 comments. Seagate drives are terribly unreliable. Bought 2 500gb when they offered 5 year warranties. I've had one replaced 3 times and the other one replaced once!

I guess that's why no longer offer 5 year warranties!

MrMarvelous

Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, … Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, i'd pay a little bit more to get a Samsung or an WD. Will add that their RMA service was excellent though, got my replacement out to me the same day they received the drive.



Just Western Digital now, Samsung already bought by Seagate!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Diagram_of_Hard_Disk_Drive_Manufacturer_Consolidation.svg

MrMarvelous

Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, … Voted cold, Seagate are very unreliable drives. Had my 1TB fail on me, i'd pay a little bit more to get a Samsung or an WD. Will add that their RMA service was excellent though, got my replacement out to me the same day they received the drive.



Are you basing this on experience of one drive?

i ve have several samsung and all going strong even after 4 years.
ordered 3 of those bad boys. will raid 5 it, so if one goes i can recover the data.

1 year warranty says it all. cold.

given that before seagate started price fixing based on the floods, 2tb was £50-55, so a 3tb should be no more than about £80

Very nice, I'm so tempted to get on of these. I will then have 4.5TB on my PC

It's a large loss if it goes bang..... But it is a great deal. Perhaps better to have either a 1TB with important folders set as backed-up to a 250gb, or a mirrored set-up across 2 X 500GB's? I must admit I don't do scheduled back-ups, just Adhoc... if there are some good prog's out there to do it, please advise. It may well come as standard in Windows 7 anyway... Can you flag certain folders for back-up?

Does anyone know of a decent deal on a smaller capacity drive of similar spec at the moment (around the 500GB-1TB mark)?


This a good choice for gaming? My 300gb drive and ISP is creaking after the Steam summer sale.

sej7278

1 year warranty says it all. cold.given that before seagate started price … 1 year warranty says it all. cold.given that before seagate started price fixing based on the floods, 2tb was £50-55, so a 3tb should be no more than about £80


That was for a 5400rpm drive. I paid £48 for a 2TB Samsung and the 7200rpm drives were about £20-£30 more.

vodzurk

This a good choice for gaming? My 300gb drive and ISP is creaking after … This a good choice for gaming? My 300gb drive and ISP is creaking after the Steam summer sale.



Should be fine, SSD is usually overkill for anything other than a small boot drive or high performance apps. Most people on here would need a shedload of money to store their entire Steam collection on solid state.

InkZ

I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better … I hate the idea of drives this big. So much to lose if it dies. Better to have multiple smaller drives if your case allows.



I don't know about you or others but I would use a drive this size for media content storage (games, movies, music, etc.) and not to store my unique files. I don't see much point in backing up things like that. Better off keeping your unique files that cannot be re-obtained separate and backing that up to various places.

Note: Also same price on aria.co.uk, with free delivery for anybody already who prefers them.

>>> Linky to same thing on Aria <<<

Lol... better than some "paid" services...

£ 0.00 - Standard Delivery - usually next working day

Edited by: "vodzurk" 2nd Aug 2012

Spark

Should be fine, SSD is usually overkill for anything other than a small … Should be fine, SSD is usually overkill for anything other than a small boot drive or high performance apps. Most people on here would need a shedload of money to store their entire Steam collection on solid state.


Yep, exactly. Got a 64Gb SSD a few months back for £80, and pulled the 300Gb from an old machine to build my gaming box.

Would probably need 1.2Tb for my steam collection now. Damn that Summer sale for wiping me out!

Just be careful of storing so much on a single drive. If it fails, which they all do eventually, then it can be a nightmare to fix everything without a backup.
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