Seagate 4TB BarraCuda 3.5" SATA HDD/Hard Disk Drive ST4000DM004 £97.48 @ Scan
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Seagate 4TB BarraCuda 3.5" SATA HDD/Hard Disk Drive ST4000DM004 £97.48 @ Scan

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Found 28th Oct
4TB Seagate BarraCuda is a high-quality HDD that runs at 5400 rpm, the BarraCuda's technical highlight is it’s 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 4000GB and a generous 256MB Cac

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91.99 without delivery, and for those if us that get it free. ;P

markevans3139 m ago

showing 91.99 at Scan now



Price war!

Hmmm, now do I buy the Barracuda with 2 yr warranty for £92 or the IronWolf with 3 yr warranty for £105 or wait until Black Friday and hope for a deal...

Update: I'm going to go for the IronWolf. It's rated for a 3x higher workrate/yr and has the extra year warranty.
This is a great deal though.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 28th Oct

Data 3 or 6 or 100 gbs does not matter for hdd. It is too slow for fill the bandwidth anyway

ElGato18 m ago

91.99 without delivery, and for those if us that get it free. ;P


tells me scan are monitoring HUD

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aberboy00715 m ago

tells me scan are monitoring HUD


Not necessarily. I just posted the deal to include delivery, for those that don't qualify, I do. Seen so many posts wining on about it if not.

ElGato10 m ago

Not necessarily. I just posted the deal to include delivery, for those …Not necessarily. I just posted the deal to include delivery, for those that don't qualify, I do. Seen so many posts wining on about it if not.


i didnt suggest you, what i meant was as soon as someone posted amazon price, it suddenly dropped in price, hence said maybe scan monitoring HUD, which given the evidence, suggests they do given the quick price drop

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aberboy00718 m ago

i didnt suggest you, what i meant was as soon as someone posted amazon …i didnt suggest you, what i meant was as soon as someone posted amazon price, it suddenly dropped in price, hence said maybe scan monitoring HUD, which given the evidence, suggests they do given the quick price drop


But it didn't drop in price, it was always 91.99 without delivery. Delivery is 5.48 for those that don't get free delivery.

Just bought 2* 4TB ironwolf drives for £105 each that I got today on Amazon Prime, Nice drives, quiet as WD reds too, innfact may be even quieter as I can barely hear them, and resilvered pretty quickly replacing 2* 3TB drives that I wanted to move to my backup NAS array. Took approx 4-5 hours in total. Best bang for buck for 24/7 drives at the moment I think.
If you only want desktop drives though, pretty much any will do.

paddy.stone45 m ago

Just bought 2* 4TB ironwolf drives for £105 each that I got today on …Just bought 2* 4TB ironwolf drives for £105 each that I got today on Amazon Prime, Nice drives, quiet as WD reds too, innfact may be even quieter as I can barely hear them, and resilvered pretty quickly replacing 2* 3TB drives that I wanted to move to my backup NAS array. Took approx 4-5 hours in total. Best bang for buck for 24/7 drives at the moment I think. If you only want desktop drives though, pretty much any will do.



I'm sorely tempted to grab a couple myself to replace the current 4TB drives I have which I could flip on eBay to minimize the overall cost.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 28th Oct

backblaze.com/blo…17/


Article posted 2 days ago. Seagates aren't as reliable.

Yeah, they are nice drives... I will wait to see the reliability of them, but with WD drives quality control seeming to have gone very downhill lately, I thought it was worth a try. I always keep multiple backups of very important files though, and at least 1 full backup of my main server, with a partial backup in another location.
I have 12TB on my main server now, with 9TB on my secondary, so most data can be backed up, plus it'll probably only be another few months 'til I buy some more anyway and finally get around to the raid 6 array I've been working things around to.
I'm actually probably going to be re-building my main NAS again soon, unless the SOC 16 core atom board from gigabyte is too damn expensive. It has 4 min-SAS ports supporting upto 16 SATA drives with a mini-sas 8087 cable to SATA, and so on. If they price it too high I can't see many takers for it, will wait and see. Anyway, if that goes ahead I can actually consolidate a few boxes into one as the SAS controllers I believe can pass through the storage to a freenas VM running on ESXi.. if not the storage has to be done from scratch again with regular SATA IIRC.. I couldn't see any way to do it anyway, so that idea is on hold for now, lol

Do they offer free delivery to Northern Ireland? Do they fu

masteratarms2 h, 17 m ago

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/Article …https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/Article posted 2 days ago. Seagates aren't as reliable.





masteratarms2 h, 17 m ago

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/Article …https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/Article posted 2 days ago. Seagates aren't as reliable.



They look very similar to me once you take out the outlier. The 4TB line.

You'll find each line/capacity/family of drive within each manufacturer to have different failure rates. Eg, the 3TB/4TB drives from years ago that are still in those charts had horrible failure rates but the later 5TB/6TB onwards drives are drastically improved.

IronWolf seems like a solid lineup to me but only time will tell. Hopefully I don't regret picking up 2 of the 4TB drives.
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