Seagate 4TB BarraCuda 3.5" SATA HDD/Hard Disk Drive ST4000DM004 from SCAN - £92.47 Delivered
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Seagate 4TB BarraCuda 3.5" SATA HDD/Hard Disk Drive ST4000DM004 from SCAN - £92.47 Delivered

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Found 29th Nov
The 4TB Seagate BarraCuda is a high-quality HDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5 inch form factor, the drive runs at 5400 rpm, 6Gb/s interface and a generous 256MB Cache

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Original Poster

OK, I posted this without delivery for those that qualify. Else it will be and additional £5.48. So £86.99 for those that qualify for free delivery.
Edited by: "ElGato" 29th Nov

Must, not, buy, i have enough drives already,must...... not.........buy...........arrggghhhhhhhhh

5400 rpm?! Damn, that's really slow for a 3.5" drive, normally what the smaller 2.5" laptop drives are limited to.

twisted895 m ago

5400 rpm?! Damn, that's really slow for a 3.5" drive, normally what the …5400 rpm?! Damn, that's really slow for a 3.5" drive, normally what the smaller 2.5" laptop drives are limited to.


much quieter though if you're just after a storage drive

twisted8910 m ago

5400 rpm?! Damn, that's really slow for a 3.5" drive, normally what the …5400 rpm?! Damn, that's really slow for a 3.5" drive, normally what the smaller 2.5" laptop drives are limited to.



A desktop hard drive is most likely going to be used for storage where a slower drive isn't really a bad thing. As mentioned above it'll be a lot quieter.

Besides, who uses a hard drive if they need faster speed.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 29th Nov

Original Poster

I don't get so hung up these days on RPM, as @FireOnAWire says, who uses mechanical drives these days for speed in a desktop. I bought this for my NAS figured it might be useful for others.
Edited by: "ElGato" 29th Nov

Not in stock but orderable at Amazon for £84.95 (says only for Prime customers).

amazon.co.uk/Sea…004

No indication of when it might be back in stock.
Edited by: "Tomb" 29th Nov

I'm not in the market for a hard drive at the moment but stumbled on this. The last time I was buying these everybody was harping on about WD being better. I have both and maybe lucky but never had a failure.

Slowwwww

Tempted, but not sold on Seagate's reliability these days. They used to be my go to, then Western Digital and in the last few years Toshiba.

I do need a larger drive to replace a chock-full 1TB storage drive... Ahh decisions!

FireOnAWire3 h, 27 m ago

A desktop hard drive is most likely going to be used for storage where a …A desktop hard drive is most likely going to be used for storage where a slower drive isn't really a bad thing. As mentioned above it'll be a lot quieter.Besides, who uses a hard drive if they need faster speed.


Copying a large amount to/from the drive will be noticeably slower at that speed. But yeah I guess it depends on preference for noise/speed.

twisted8919 m ago

Copying a large amount to/from the drive will be noticeably slower at that …Copying a large amount to/from the drive will be noticeably slower at that speed. But yeah I guess it depends on preference for noise/speed.


For me slower hard drives always win out for my type of usage. Once files are on these sort of drives I'm rarely transferring to and from, and I find that slower drives seem to last longer than their faster counterparts. Reliability wins over everything else for me and my WD Green and Toshiba 5400rpm drives have lasted me years. Every 7200rpm I've had has eventually given up the ghost after shorter periods of time.


Without fail you always get plonkers that don't get why people use these sort of drives commenting on the sort of deals. It's guaranteed that if a 5400rpm drive gets hot someone will come along and say 'Slowwwww'
Edited by: "bleachingshane" 29th Nov

Original Poster

Tortoise & Hare springs to mind. Regardless of personal opinion it met all the criteria for a deal, there was at the time no cheaper available, take it or leave it. Choice is yours.

ElGato1 h, 9 m ago

Tortoise & Hare springs to mind. Regardless of personal opinion it met all …Tortoise & Hare springs to mind. Regardless of personal opinion it met all the criteria for a deal, there was at the time no cheaper available, take it or leave it. Choice is yours.


No need to get so touchy about it, no one was criticising your deal we're just having an open discussion about the pro/con's of speed vs noise.

Original Poster

twisted891 h, 43 m ago

No need to get so touchy about it, no one was criticising your deal we're …No need to get so touchy about it, no one was criticising your deal we're just having an open discussion about the pro/con's of speed vs noise.


No sentiment involved and it wasn't directed at anyone in particular which is why it's a stand alone comment. Just statement of fact. Appreciate it's not for everyone but to coin another phrase 'horses for courses'.
Edited by: "ElGato" 29th Nov

Would this fit in a ps4? Thanks in advance for anyone that can help.
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