Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive - £112.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive - £112.99 Delivered @ Amazon

£112.99Amazon Deals
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Found 5th Aug 2012
Cheapest at the moment as Ebuyer has gone back up to £114.98


- SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
- 7200RPM 64MB Cache
- With Seagate Acutrac, Opticache & SmartAlign Software
- 1 Year Manufacturer

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.

39 Comments

Will it run Crysis?

striker33

Will it run Crysis?



Yes, but you have to manipulate the flux capacitor to 88rpm. Theres a firmware update that will sort this.

striker33

Will it run Crysis?



Crysis? What Crysis?

Pity it's a Seagate

Scan are selling this for £107.99
or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC card for £208

merchant_ac

Crysis? What Crysis?



If it fails after 1year

Original Poster

mikerr

Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC … Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC card for £208



109.98 + 3.99 carriage so makes it £1.00 more

The1 year guarantee is putting me off.

mikerr

Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC … Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC card for £208



Better CS at Amazon.

rotti1967

The1 year guarantee is putting me off.



Agreed - all I can think of (regardless of how true it might be) is that they've significantly decreased quality/QC and they don't care much about reliability anymore..

^ I agree but if enough people do not buy drives with a years guarantee they may have to change it.

rotti1967

The1 year guarantee is putting me off.



Me too, I won't be buying any drive with a 1 year warranty.

rotti1967

The1 year guarantee is putting me off.



You should be fine if its Amazon though. They are generally very good replacing faulty items outside of the warranty periods.

Original Poster

rotti1967

The1 year guarantee is putting me off.



Unfortunately no one is giving more than 1 year warranty on Seagates not even Ebuyer but these are very reailable and if you go to this link and type the serial number in it may have more than 1 year and generally retailers just give 1 year warranty as standard.

support.seagate.com/cus…m=0

Its going to be an awful lot of data loss when it fails.

MyTsHaRp1978

109.98 + 3.99 carriage so makes it £1.00 more


Not if you get free postage from scan

Modern Seagate disks are not worth £1.13 let alone £113.

Look what they've done to the "Samsung HD204UI":

forums.seagate.com/t5/…118

Seagates were the king when I built my pc about 13 years ago, what happened!

Oh God not again...

Will die after a year if not less and the warranty is usually dodgy as well as retailers know how crap Seagate drives are.

It's cheap for a reason people, tread carefully.

This was cheaper over the weekend was £109.99 at amazon and ebuyer.

Its also cheaper at overclock.co.uk at £108.95, although not sure what they charge for deliv on it

overclock.co.uk/pro…tml

Original Poster

mrda1000

This was cheaper over the weekend was £109.99 at amazon and ebuyer.Its … This was cheaper over the weekend was £109.99 at amazon and ebuyer.Its also cheaper at overclock.co.uk at £108.95, although not sure what they charge for deliv on it :Dhttp://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Seagate-Barracuda-ST3000DM001-3TB-SATA3-6Gbps-7200RPM-64MB-Cache-OEM_42952.html



Delivery 7.46+vat that makes it £117.90 X)

striker33

Will it run Crysis?



Only when you 25Gb left.

MyTsHaRp1978

Delivery 7.46+vat that makes it £117.90 X)



Ah nice one didnt have time to check the p&p costs as boss was hovering nearby lol, tis a shame they used to do free deliv on orders over £49 but guess they stopped that now

Who are currently the best manufacturer of large mechanical hard drives?

JoeSpur

Who are currently the best manufacturer of large mechanical hard drives?



Onkyo

My external hard drive from seagate just died yesterday. and an internal one last week.

Before this I never had any preference for hard dives but now I'd suggest you stick western digital or maybe samsung if there is little seagate influence.

striker33

Onkyo



thats rubbish! they are NOWHERE near as good as sony!

JoeSpur

Who are currently the best manufacturer of large mechanical hard drives?



You have a choice of Seagate or Western Digital (Seagate bought up all the rest). Seagate are crap, so... (no need for further comment).

On another thread the other day I mentioned I'd bought 2 Seagate drives (back in the day when they offered 5 year warranties) and have had them replaced a total of 5 times. I actually forgot to mention the most frustrating (but at the same time, in retrospect, amusing) part of the story. The first time one of them died I entered the serial number and what not into the RMA page. And it kept telling me to re-enter the serial number as the one I'd entered was invalid.

I emailed someone at Seagate to tell them that they had a bug. They asked for the serial number, which I provided, and they said there was no such serial number listed for that product. I had the other drive (I'm not sure if the serial number was sequential but it was damn close, maybe a few figures apart), so asked them to check the serial number for that drive. That one was fine (both drives were bought at the same time from the same store - Scam Computers). After getting passed around from department to department they eventually came to the conclusion that I was in possession of a (their words) "counterfeit hard drive". So I took a picture of it and sent it to them, their reply was along the lines of "well, it certainly looks like one of our drives, that's a good counterfeit!!)".

It was obviously some damn stupid error where someone computer system at their end had no record of the drive (which any idiot can figure out from the facts) yet they insisted (different people, in different departments) that I must be in possession of a counterfeit hard drive (does such a thing even exist????). This actually went on for a few months and I was getting terribly frustrated with them (I ended up swapping daily e-mails with someone with some important title - Seagate European Director of Stupidity, or something).

I must have corresponded with about 10 different people and nobody, to this day, could admit that it must be an error at Seagate HQ. In the end I just entered the serial number from the second (working) drive and sent the other broken one back to them and prayed they wouldn't notice (they didn't). The whole situation was a complete farce.




Edited by: "flawed" 6th Aug 2012

Seagate used to be very good but now they are crap IMO. I never had a good experience with their hard disks for some reason. Returning the hard disk is a painful process as well as you have to find a antistatic bag plus box etc etc and then they shipped me a refurbished one. I am not sure if the same applies to other manufacturers as had to deal with one.

It's quite good deal nonetheless.

If you look at scan dot co dot uk/todayonly they are doing 2 of these and a 4GB SanDisk SDHC card for £213.78 delivered, works out slightly cheaper if you're after 2 of them!
Edited by: "ToneEQ" 6th Aug 2012

Same price at Dabs. Nothing special. Cold.

Post #5

mikerr

Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC … Scan are selling this for £107.99or a bundle of 2 of these + a 4GB SDHC card for £208


Post #30
ToneEQ

If you look at scan dot co dot uk/todayonly they are doing 2 of these and … If you look at scan dot co dot uk/todayonly they are doing 2 of these and a 4GB SanDisk SDHC card for £213.78 delivered, works out slightly cheaper if you're after 2 of them!



deja vu !

(AV forums/hexus members get free postage at scan)


Edited by: "mikerr" 6th Aug 2012

MyTsHaRp1978

Unfortunately no one is giving more than 1 year warranty on Seagates not … Unfortunately no one is giving more than 1 year warranty on Seagates not even Ebuyer but these are very reailable and if you go to this link and type the serial number in it may have more than 1 year and generally retailers just give 1 year warranty as standard.http://support.seagate.com/customer/en-us/warranty_validation.jsp?form=0



Thankfully there are other options than seagate then.

Had two 1.5 TB drives die after 2years (3year warranty then)
Won't buy seagate again, esp as they have no confidence in their drives as noted by their 1y warranty.
There is no way I will trust 3TB of data to one of these (even if its backed up to another one)

Hi all

I used to buy Samsung drives but now I want to get a new drive so what would you buy if the seagates are that bad as there are only 2 companies left WD or hitachi.

I am after a 5400rpm drive as this is going into a server for my htpc. I always buy 2 drives one for the server and one for backup. So if seagate is that bad waht to get ?

meridiusuk

Hi allI used to buy Samsung drives but now I want to get a new drive so … Hi allI used to buy Samsung drives but now I want to get a new drive so what would you buy if the seagates are that bad as there are only 2 companies left WD or hitachi. I am after a 5400rpm drive as this is going into a server for my htpc. I always buy 2 drives one for the server and one for backup. So if seagate is that bad waht to get ?



Bit more expensive but you could look at the new WD Red drives, supposed to be built with nas servers in mind where your servers running 24/7, also come with 3 year warranty i believe

Banned

Re: flawed – Counterfeit HDD
Once bought 5 x Seagate HDDs when they came with 5 year warranty. Then, Seagate “domestic/desktop” HDDs were made and weighed like tanks – they might [all] begin to rumble on their spindle and what not, oka Yankee tank-engineering, but they won’t die. One finally died 3 years onto dreaming about The Happy Hunting Ground and when the online warranty returned an “Invalid Serial Number”, got liasing with Seagate techies and they admitted that it happens – perhaps too frequently, Komrade. This shows the human side of things like data entry/processing. GIGO, but they still wanted to drag me through “Due Procedurals” like a picture and some funny Yankee doo-dah war-cry of, “Yous the devil until I am convinced otherwise”. They finally came clean but only after having dirtied you thoroughly. What a load of monkeys trying to ape a human. The reality is that you will not degrade a warranty term without due reason. Afterall, why would anyone degrade the warranty of a slab of iron from, say, 100 years to 3? You don’t need much brains for such ding-dongs unless you are selling to The Ding-Dongs. Those who are quick to justify - their stupdiity-dumbness, that is - which they always mistake for others' S-D, reality being always of self before it can become of others'.

Edited by: "gunsNbutter" 6th Aug 2012

flawed

You have a choice of Seagate or Western Digital (Seagate bought up all … You have a choice of Seagate or Western Digital (Seagate bought up all the rest). Seagate are crap, so... (no need for further comment).On another thread the other day I mentioned I'd bought 2 Seagate drives (back in the day when they offered 5 year warranties) and have had them replaced a total of 5 times. I actually forgot to mention the most frustrating (but at the same time, in retrospect, amusing) part of the story. The first time one of them died I entered the serial number and what not into the RMA page. And it kept telling me to re-enter the serial number as the one I'd entered was invalid.I emailed someone at Seagate to tell them that they had a bug. They asked for the serial number, which I provided, and they said there was no such serial number listed for that product. I had the other drive (I'm not sure if the serial number was sequential but it was damn close, maybe a few figures apart), so asked them to check the serial number for that drive. That one was fine (both drives were bought at the same time from the same store - Scam Computers). After getting passed around from department to department they eventually came to the conclusion that I was in possession of a (their words) "counterfeit hard drive". So I took a picture of it and sent it to them, their reply was along the lines of "well, it certainly looks like one of our drives, that's a good counterfeit!!)".It was obviously some damn stupid error where someone computer system at their end had no record of the drive (which any idiot can figure out from the facts) yet they insisted (different people, in different departments) that I must be in possession of a counterfeit hard drive (does such a thing even exist????). This actually went on for a few months and I was getting terribly frustrated with them (I ended up swapping daily e-mails with someone with some important title - Seagate European Director of Stupidity, or something).I must have corresponded with about 10 different people and nobody, to this day, could admit that it must be an error at Seagate HQ. In the end I just entered the serial number from the second (working) drive and sent the other broken one back to them and prayed they wouldn't notice (they didn't). The whole situation was a complete farce.



Wow what a story! Totally put me off Seagate. WD were always known as the less reliable but I guess I will be sticking with them now.

Back in the day we had a lot of choice:
Western Digital: Speed
Seagate: Reliability
Maxtor: Budget
Hitachi: Speed/Budget combo

The best HDDs I ever bought were Samsung F1

Performance benchmarks for Seagate Barracuda 3TB in single and RAID0 setup with other HDDs and SSDs:

hardwarecanucks.com/for…tml

http://www.****/products/3tb-seagate-st3000dm001-barracuda-720014-sata-iii-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-ncq-oem
Also cheaper at scan £113.xx (free delivery if you're a forum geek)
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