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Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive @ Ebuyer for £88.98 including delivery
Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive @ Ebuyer for £88.98 including delivery

Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive @ Ebuyer for £88.98 including delivery

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But it's a seagate

Original Poster

mat2090

But it's a seagate



Correct.

Banned

mat2090

But it's a seagate



and your point is... ?

only 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

If I bang one of these and 2gd ram into my old dell dimension 2300 would I be able to run an operating system without a 30 sec lag?

cheers OP, ordering

jobibear

If I bang one of these and 2gd ram into my old dell dimension 2300 would … If I bang one of these and 2gd ram into my old dell dimension 2300 would I be able to run an operating system without a 30 sec lag?



Bang in an SSD then you will get no lag.

jobibear

If I bang one of these and 2gd ram into my old dell dimension 2300 would … If I bang one of these and 2gd ram into my old dell dimension 2300 would I be able to run an operating system without a 30 sec lag?



Short answer "No"

As that answer was not much help to you let me expand on that...The Dell Dimension 2300 cannot handle anything more than 1GB of RAM and has an IDE hard drive connection where as this hard drive has a SATA hard drive connection so you can't really do what you suggest. If you want to speed up your computer I would recommend looking into installing a light weight Linux distribution such as 'Puppy Linux' or 'lubuntu'. Also have a look at the computer's Owner's Manual (ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-2300_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf) if you are thinking of upgrading anything. Hope that helps, don't give up on the Dell yet!
Edited by: "guru138" 26th Mar 2013


taiko

only 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

mat2090

But it's a seagate



I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).
Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?

Banned

HaraldBB

I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - … I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?



you started using using actual bricks for building walls instead of hard drives?

HaraldBB

I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - … I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?



And i could be classed as an I.T engineer and I've never had a seagate or maxtor fail... Your point being...?

118luke

And i could be classed as an I.T engineer and I've never had a seagate or … And i could be classed as an I.T engineer and I've never had a seagate or maxtor fail... Your point being...?



I personally never had a faulty Seagate as well.
Probably because since Maxtor takeover I started using WD, Hitachi and Samsung only.

Original Poster

I have used hard drives from just about every manufacturer there has been, and I have had faulty drives from all of them. Until a couple of years ago I was using Samsung, they were cheaper than most, fairly fast, didn't get hot, and didn't make too much noise. I bought this Seagate drive a few weeks ago and have been impressed with the performance. It is faster and quieter than the 5400rpm Samsung drives I've got. It does run a couple of degrees warmer than the Samsungs, and consumes a couple of watts more, but that is not unexpected for a 7200rpm drive. Overall I am very happy with it. How reliable it proves to be remains to be seen of course, but you just have to accept that any mechanical hard drive will fail sooner or later, so you should make regular backups.
Edited by: "merchant_ac" 26th Mar 2013

mat2090

But it's a seagate



http://images.wikia.com/mk/images/3/32/Joker-sarcastic-clap1.gif

Does Windows 7/8 see this as 1 drive/ 1 partition formatted capacity 2.7tb with no Seagate software needed ?

HaraldBB

I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - … I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?



You used Lego bricks instead

Original Poster

dontasciime

Does Windows 7/8 see this as 1 drive/ 1 partition formatted capacity … Does Windows 7/8 see this as 1 drive/ 1 partition formatted capacity 2.7tb with no Seagate software needed ?



Assuming it is GPT formatted rather than MBR, yes.

118luke

And i could be classed as an I.T engineer and I've never had a seagate or … And i could be classed as an I.T engineer and I've never had a seagate or maxtor fail... Your point being...?



If you've never had a Seagate or Maxtor fail you've either only been doing it ten minutes or you've never bought either brand. I've been building my own computers for over a decade (feeling old now, thanks) and I've had a few of each die on me. I'm just a guy with a desktop. If you're chunking through dozens of desktop and servers, you're going to get dead disks.

merchant_ac

Assuming it is GPT formatted rather than MBR, yes.



I forgot to add for legacy systems no UEFI and just as data storage but yeah GUID partition tables are fine for single partitions on non uefi. Legacy bios MBR boot drive has 2 partitions and you can't boot GPT without EUFI 64bit support*.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Mar 2013

OliWarner

If you've never had a Seagate or Maxtor fail you've either only been … If you've never had a Seagate or Maxtor fail you've either only been doing it ten minutes or you've never bought either brand. I've been building my own computers for over a decade (feeling old now, thanks) and I've had a few of each die on me. I'm just a guy with a desktop. If you're chunking through dozens of desktop and servers, you're going to get dead disks.



+1

Just 10yrs u youth

OliWarner

If you've never had a Seagate or Maxtor fail you've either only been … If you've never had a Seagate or Maxtor fail you've either only been doing it ten minutes or you've never bought either brand. I've been building my own computers for over a decade (feeling old now, thanks) and I've had a few of each die on me. I'm just a guy with a desktop. If you're chunking through dozens of desktop and servers, you're going to get dead disks.



Oh, how do you come to that conclusion, Dr Watson?
Consider a third option - My hard drives are looked after in clean, well ventilated cases with High Quality Branded PSUs, therefore minimizing risk of disk failure. No doubt one day i'll get a Seagate or WD drive die on me, but it wont matter too much as i have anything important (photos, documents) put on cloud servers.
I'm not for one moment suggesting Hard Drives don't die - i have had hard drive failures, all from Samsung. But they certainly don't die as frequently as some posters are suggesting.
I know Ando hates me for posting this, but until around 6 months ago i had an 18 year old 365 Megabyte Hard Drive from my first ever PC and I tested it and it still worked. I currently have 3x 2TB Seagate Eco Greens running 24/7 (they have been for nearly 3 years now) and still showing 100% healthy.

You can see why i'm frankly astounded at claims that so many drives have failed. Perhaps i'm lucky - I dunno?
Edited by: "118luke" 26th Mar 2013

Agreed 100% with everyones comments here regarding seagates drives, I've been building computers for over 15 years and seagates have failed more than any other drive I've worked with, Avoid

HaraldBB

I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - … I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?



I have never had an issue with Seagate in my personal machine, but at work we are seeing approx 20 Seagates fail for every 1 Western Digital. This is a fairly large sample size (we have about 5k pcs, plus hundreds of servers), with the machines split approx 70/30 between Seagate and Western Digital. We have certainly noticed a big increase in problems with Seagate disks since about 2008.

If Seagate still had the 5 year warranty I would recommend them, but the recent drop to 1 or 2 years seems like an admission that they are having problems. FWIW, I paid a bit extra for a Western Digital Black (5 yr warranty) when buying a hard disk for my personal machine a month ago.

Pretty Good Performance Revew of the Drive Here

merchant_ac

One of the fastest HD drives around.



hard drive drives?
Hot deal though!

Original Poster

n00b

hard drive drives?Hot deal though!



No, Hard Disk Drives!

Banned

mofman

Agreed 100% with everyones comments here regarding seagates drives, I've … Agreed 100% with everyones comments here regarding seagates drives, I've been building computers for over 15 years and seagates have failed more than any other drive I've worked with, Avoid



hurr durr...I built 2 PCs in the last 15 years and one of the HDDs failed. it was Seagate.

I will never buy Seagate again!
Edited by: "BA11" 26th Mar 2013

Original Poster

BA11

hurr durr...I built 2 PCs in the last 15 year and one of the HDDs failed. … hurr durr...I built 2 PCs in the last 15 year and one of the HDDs failed. it was Seagate.I will never buy Seagate again!



I will never buy Seagate/Samsung/WD/Conner/Fujitsu/Toshiba/Hitachi/IBM ever again. Now where shall I put all my data.....?

Banned

merchant_ac

I will never buy Seagate/Samsung/WD/Conner/Fujitsu/Toshiba/Hitachi/IBM … I will never buy Seagate/Samsung/WD/Conner/Fujitsu/Toshiba/Hitachi/IBM ever again. Now where shall I put all my data.....?



on 5¼ floppy discs.

Original Poster

BA11

on 5¼ floppy discs.



Not a bad idea, I still have a couple of drives that I used with my BBC Micro.

BA11

on 5¼ floppy discs.




Nahh a Quantum hard drive
Edited by: "trott3r" 26th Mar 2013

guru138

Short answer "No"As that answer was not much help to you let me expand on … Short answer "No"As that answer was not much help to you let me expand on that...The Dell Dimension 2300 cannot handle anything more than 1GB of RAM and has an IDE hard drive connection where as this hard drive has a SATA hard drive connection so you can't really do what you suggest. If you want to speed up your computer I would recommend looking into installing a light weight Linux distribution such as 'Puppy Linux' or 'lubuntu'. Also have a look at the computer's Owner's Manual (ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-2300_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf) if you are thinking of upgrading anything. Hope that helps, don't give up on the Dell yet!



Great answer. Thanks.

Original Poster

trott3r

Nahh a Quantum hard drive



I had forgotten about them. I've got a 3GB one lying around somewhere, cost me a fortune.

merchant_ac

No, Hard Disk Drives!




That's what you get for trying to be clever and putting people down in such a petty and facetious way- a big ol slap round the chops and shown up to be idiotic and not too clever. LOl. HDD...Google it before you try n be clever next time.

HaraldBB

I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - … I'm an IT engineer. We had a wall made of faulty hard drives (one hdd - one brick).Half of the wall were Maxtor HDD's. Until Seagate took over Maxtor. And then.. guess what?



Didn't know they taught plumbing in IT oO

i've had one of these exact drives fail. It was returned under warranty. (Dabs not Ebuyer) The drives seem decent enough - i may have just been unlucky. This is a great price though - i paid around £120 around 6 months ago.

I agree with all comments regarding the Seagate brand being unreliable.

My experience with Seagate HDD's is not a good one, I've had many fail on me.

Having said that, the warranty return and replacement procedure for Seagate HDD's is excellent; I suppose it has to be with so many coming back.

These comments are made to enlighten not to be ridiculed by the ignorant, please take it as it is.

There are only 3 manufacturers of mechanical hard drives now, Seagate, Western Digital and Toshiba. Saying the "Seagate Brand" is unreliable is a massive generalisation! Specific models from individual manufacturers were notoriously faulty but all HD manufacturers have quite low failure rates.

These numbers are from 2011, before Samsung HD manufacturing was taken over by Seagate so they actually have very good failure rates:

- Samsung 1.5% (as against 1.8%)
- Seagate 1.8% (as against 2.0%) (1.6% not including the 7200.11 160 GB)
- Western 2.0% (as against 1.5%)
- Hitachi 3.0% (as against 3.1%)
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I wouldn't say any of the makes are any worse than the others. I have been working in IT since I left school back in the dark ages and have pretty much seen every single manufacturers disks die at some point. I remember the days of the IBM Deathstars (Deskstars) and that was the worst drive for failures. But nowadays most of the drives are reliable.

The warranty offered by WD is more appealing and shows more faith in their drives but I need a 3TB soon so may consider the Seagate.

As mentioned I have seen drives fail from Conner, Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, IBM, Hitachi, WD, Toshiba, Fujitsu etc etc etc. Most of these are all 1 company now and so read into that what you will. The biggest issue now is that people are putting much more data at risk of a drive failure than ever before.

Problem is, the hard drive is really the one component of a pc that you DONT want to fail, so do you want to take a risk?

I bought a seagate 2TB recently for a server and it made all manner of awful sounding clicks even when not being read/written so I RMAd it. The replacement did the exact same. So, I have just put it in the background doing fairly minimal storage of stuff I dont really need safe. It's still working without any SMART errors, to my dismay, and its still clicking away to itself.

End result, I have a working hdd that I dont trust, and I STILL need an hdd for the server.

I notice pcworld have a 3TB WD for £100, I may opt for that.
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