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SEAGATE 500GB PIPELINE HD ST3500312CS HARD DRIVE £24.99 Delivered @ The DigiBoxShop Ebay Shop
SEAGATE 500GB PIPELINE HD ST3500312CS HARD DRIVE £24.99 Delivered @ The DigiBoxShop Ebay Shop

SEAGATE 500GB PIPELINE HD ST3500312CS HARD DRIVE £24.99 Delivered @ The DigiBoxShop Ebay Shop

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Perfect for PVR's

NOTE: This is a 3.5" drive not a 2.5" drive so is no use for laptops but can be used in PC's.

BRAND NEW SEAGATE PIPELINE HD 500-GB HARD DRIVE

Full 12-Month Warranty Included

These hard drives are the exact same hard drives used by Sky in their Amstrad DRX890 & Samsung 500 HDSKY Sky+HD boxes.

The Seagate 500GB hard drive you are buying here has been removed from a brand new Sky+HD box by us, we take them out when we do our 1000GB conversions. The boxes have never been turned on so you can rest assured the drives are brand new, never used items.

Hard Drive Overview
DVR and media center applications
Entry-level surveillance DVR (SDVR) systems
Low power appliances and devices
Home theater PC
IPTV
Multimedia hard drive recorders
Karaoke and audio jukeboxes

Key Features & Benefits
Sweet spot capacities points of 160GB, 250GB 320GB, 500GB and 1TB, meet the needs of entry level systems as well as high definition media center applications
Tuned to balance high-performance with low power consumption, Pipeline HD drives can support a minimum of 10 simultaneous streams of HD content
Eco-friendly, best in class power performance is easy on the environment while also enabling strict energy conservation programs such as Energy Star
Seagate Soft Sonic™ motor technology enables years of ultra-quiet, worry free operation with acoustic performance as low as 1.9bels
Designed for cool, quiet, worry free, 24x7 operations 365 days a year. Always on, always reliable
Seagate Think Green certified, Pipeline HD drives are more than green - with improved reliability, low power consumption, leading recycling programs, RoHS compliance, PVC free and available and low- halogen designs

Specifications
Model Number: ST3500312CS
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Cache: 8MB
Capacity: 500GB
Guaranteed Sectors: 976,773,168
Height: 20.20mm (0.795 in)
Width: 101.85mm (4.010 in)
Length: 146.99mm (5.787 in)
Weight (typical): 420g (0.926 lb)
Random read seek time: <14.0ms
Random write seek time: <15.0ms
Annual Failure Rate: 0.55%
Maximum start current, DC: 2.0

All of the above information and more can be found by following the link below.

seagate.com/ww/…-US

31 Comments

These drives work fine in PCs - fitted one from my Humax PVR that I had upgraded.

Shame I think my Humax 9200T is IDE/PATA so a Sata drive would be no good.

loopie

Shame I think my Humax 9200T is IDE/PATA so a Sata drive would be no good.



Do the manufacturers still make PATA drives?

Tom Pickering

Do the manufacturers still make PATA drives?



I assume they must as you can still buy them on Amazon for example, I assume people with older PVRs, Laptops and Pcs still might buy them, think they are at a price premium over Sata though.

Original Poster

You can buy ide/sata converters so you can fit newer more efficient (+cheaper) sata drives in older IDE (PATA) systems,

Might wanna let people know this is a desktop HDD, so no good for laptops or ps3 etc

Deano467

You can buy ide/sata converters so you can fit newer more efficient … You can buy ide/sata converters so you can fit newer more efficient (+cheaper) sata drives in older IDE (PATA) systems,



Why didn't I think of that! PATA drives are SO expensive!!

paolo

Why didn't I think of that! PATA drives are SO expensive!!



I did a lot of research before upgrading the drive in my Hummy, it seems it's pretty fussy about the drive you put in, and ive heard a lot of problems with people who've used sata/ide convertors with blocking and noise and the drive not being detected when the box is turned on, plus missed recordings...

you can buy PATA HDDs from humaxdirect.co.uk and rest assured they will work, it is however more expensive than shopping around...

Still a good price for a 500GB HDD though.

Check this for a cheap power lead converter old style to new :

hotukdeals.com/dea…459

paolo

Why didn't I think of that! PATA drives are SO expensive!!



Be careful - not all brands of converter work in PVR applications.

I used the 320GB version of this SATA drive to replace the 250GB PATA drive in my Topfield TF5800 a year ago and it's been excellent - no noise and runs a lot cooler.

But before I bought it I checked on the toppy.org.uk forums to find out what was involved, and there were lots of posts about problems with SATA to PATA converters - it seemed that only a couple of different chipsets were suitable.

I ended up buying a Startech one from Kikatech - works fine, but check the forums first - I did mine a year ago (a year and a week to be exact!).

This is probably the cheapest way to get a 500gb Hard Drive but price per gb is high and there are a lot of hard drives which will have a 3 year guarantee for not much more.

I used this drive to upgrade the 9200T from 160GB to 500GB a while and not a single issue just so long as you get this drive and the right converter this is the one that was suggested to me at hummy.orgkikatek.com/pro…288 and it works fine, only drives left now


All1

Original Poster

16 sold since I posted, who is going to get the last one?

excellent heat added and 1 ordered for the HTPC

is this really an ebay outlet store?

Be aware that these drives spin at 5900rpm and not 7200rpm as is pretty standard these days, so will be slightly slower. They are designed to run 24/7 so run cool and quiet

It will be absolutely FINE running it as an additional HDD to store films and pictures

tincaman

Be aware that these drives spin at 5900rpm and not 7200rpm as is pretty … Be aware that these drives spin at 5900rpm and not 7200rpm as is pretty standard these days, so will be slightly slower. They are designed to run 24/7 so run cool and quiet

Horrorwood

is this really an ebay outlet store?



I wouldn't say so, VAT reg'd one man band with very few items to offer

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simplyjimbo

I wouldn't say so, VAT reg'd one man band with very few items to offer

Original Poster

If anyone is thinking of fitting one in a toppy PVR I would recommend using the the startech.com IDE2SAT converter. Works perfect.

If you are buying a converter don't go for the cheap makes. It is always worth spending a few pound more to get one that works.

OEM or Retail version. OEM is the nightmare when it goes faulty.

Alloneword

I used this drive to upgrade the 9200T from 160GB to 500GB a while and … I used this drive to upgrade the 9200T from 160GB to 500GB a while and not a single issue just so long as you get this drive and the right converter this is the one that was suggested to me at hummy.orghttp://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=73288 and it works fine, only drives left nowAll1



These converters do work - I know this as I converted my Humax 9200T to a SATA drive. About £2 each from China.

Direct link

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Edited by: "Azimuth" 12th Jan 2011

I have submitted better deals than this including the i7 950 Processor for £150 to that was on Ebay but my submissions were denied because they werent recognised shops by hotukdeals, eventho they were Ebay power sellers! Annoying!!!

I bought 2 for my Q6600 tower.

Listing Ended

Arrived today, installed today, it is new and no problems very quiet drive

Anyone else received theirs? Still waiting on mine.

pcpaulh

Anyone else received theirs? Still waiting on mine.



Same here, still waiting on mine.

Original Poster

Mine arrived next day, new as described

Still waiting. Emailed, no reply. I've opened a case with eBay/paypal.

Ive got one ov theese hard drives ive juat took out a sky box seagate .. pipeline HD.2 500GB ARE THEY WORTH ANYTHING
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