Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5 inch Internal HDD for £42.98! @Amazon UK
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Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5 inch Internal HDD for £42.98! @Amazon UK

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Found 1st Oct 2017Edited by:"PIOM"
Hi all, thought this might be interesting, since the price hit its lowest mark (according to camelx3). Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (7 mm Form Factor, 128 MB Cache SATA 6 GB/s up to 140 MB/s) is available for £42.98 @ Amazon UK.
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Wat £42? I got 2tb for the same price
AsadJani18 m ago

Wat £42? I got 2tb for the same price


Got a link?
AsadJani50 m ago

Wat £42? I got 2tb for the same price


3.5" or 2.5"? 2.5 is always more expensive, which is a shame as I'm considering using them in NASes for the lower power consumption/heat output.
horrible deal, 1tb usually go for 30 not over 40, i got a 2tb one for 43 on 20% off warehouse deals anyway
kamikazilucas44 m ago

horrible deal, 1tb usually go for 30 not over 40, i got a 2tb one for 43 …horrible deal, 1tb usually go for 30 not over 40, i got a 2tb one for 43 on 20% off warehouse deals anyway


2.5"?
Not bad, shame it's not 7200 for better I/O. Where's the £30 or 2TB deal then?
I don't see this as a deal at all. It's 5400rpm first of all, whereas the typical price of a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive is about £37-41. I don't understand how so many people are voting hot on so many eh deals. Unless you desperately need only a 2.5", this is not something to even think about.
Edited by: "rgbws" 1st Oct 2017
Good price on this fast hdd. Thank you @PIOM
It depresses me that HDD prices are still so high that this is considered a good deal. Probably a conspiracy by the technocratic elites to keep us all in the cloud. All my Seagate drives have died on me prematurely (at least 5).
rgbws12 m ago

I don't see this as a deal at all. It's 5400rpm first of all, whereas the …I don't see this as a deal at all. It's 5400rpm first of all, whereas the typical price of a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive is about £37-41. I don't understand how so many people are voting hot on so many eh deals. Unless you desperately need only a 2.5", this is not something to even think about.

If you have a laptop, or looking to upgrade the capacity on your console, then 2.5" is what you need and this is a deal to think about.

They don't make 2.5" just for someone to point out that you can get more for less with 3.5".
5400rpm welcome to 1995 folks
maddogb17 m ago

5400rpm welcome to 1995 folks



It's 2.5*, 5400RPM is normal.
rev614 m ago

It's 2.5*, 5400RPM is normal.



i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.
maddogb4 m ago

i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because …i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.



Wowsers.
Any of you learned folk know if you can get such a drive, stick a usb adaptor on it and use it in't tv with said tvs pvr function? (Assuming usb can provide enough power (1A if I remember correctly))
To anyone concerned it is 5400 rpm, not 7200, ps4 slim 500 gb comes preinstalled with a 500 gb ssegate such as this (also) 5400 rpm. This is a good opportunity to double your capacity via caddy or by swapping hdds and extend your warranty period...and you can always sell your old 500 gig hdd on ebay.
P.S. works for xboxes too.
Edited by: "PIOM" 2nd Oct 2017
This isn't a standard hard drive, it's a hybrid. Traditional hdd with solid state of 6gb. I have this in my laptop as a upgrade and it's quicker then a standard 7200rpm hard drive.
maddogb7 h, 11 m ago

i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because …i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.


I'm guessing you mean because 7200rpm will have faster sequential access rates and shorter rotational latency for random access. That's great, but remember they're also noisier, hotter and more power hungry. If I still had a laptop with a HDD I would not want 7200rpm for those reasons. Tbh I wouldn't want 7200rpm in my NAS either, so long as a drive can hit 110MB/s sequential gigabit ethernet will be the limiting factor.
maddogb7 h, 17 m ago

i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because …i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.

Not quite. Many current 5400 spinners are faster than their 7200rpm counterparts of a few years ago. With smaller, thinner laptops and devices heat and noise are also considerations. Caching makes a difference in daily performance and as already pointed out, this is a hybrid mechanical hd.
Smadmad32 m ago

This isn't a standard hard drive, it's a hybrid. Traditional hdd with …This isn't a standard hard drive, it's a hybrid. Traditional hdd with solid state of 6gb. I have this in my laptop as a upgrade and it's quicker then a standard 7200rpm hard drive.

Where does is state that this drive is a SSHD ?

I have searched the internet and nowhere does it say that this is a hybrid drive . Think your wrong mate
Edited by: "lollypoplee" 2nd Oct 2017
dheydl27 m ago

Not quite. Many current 5400 spinners are faster than their 7200rpm …Not quite. Many current 5400 spinners are faster than their 7200rpm counterparts of a few years ago. With smaller, thinner laptops and devices heat and noise are also considerations. Caching makes a difference in daily performance and as already pointed out, this is a hybrid mechanical hd.

As already stated above, please can you show where you got your info regarding this hybrid drive cause im pretty sure your wrong mate
Edited by: "lollypoplee" 2nd Oct 2017
I'll hold my hands up. I have the firecuda which is the hybrid version.
maddogb8 h, 31 m ago

i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because …i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.


Erm... It's still very common. WD blue and red drives for example.
5x00 rpm drives still definitely have their place, especially seeing as the main use for spinning disks in today's world is storage, not boot/application drives.
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maddogb9 h, 15 m ago

5400rpm welcome to 1995 folks


7200rpm drives consume more power so if it's for a laptop 5400rpm is sometimes preferable.
CampGareth2 h, 6 m ago

I'm guessing you mean because 7200rpm will have faster sequential access …I'm guessing you mean because 7200rpm will have faster sequential access rates and shorter rotational latency for random access. That's great, but remember they're also noisier, hotter and more power hungry. If I still had a laptop with a HDD I would not want 7200rpm for those reasons. Tbh I wouldn't want 7200rpm in my NAS either, so long as a drive can hit 110MB/s sequential gigabit ethernet will be the limiting factor.



what puzzles me is you throw around those terms making it sound like you are not ignorant of the facts, but in reality fail to understand that the generalisation that all 7200rpm drivers are hotter and noisier than their 5400rpm counterparts is just wrong.
dheydl2 h, 2 m ago

Not quite. Many current 5400 spinners are faster than their 7200rpm …Not quite. Many current 5400 spinners are faster than their 7200rpm counterparts of a few years ago. With smaller, thinner laptops and devices heat and noise are also considerations. Caching makes a difference in daily performance and as already pointed out, this is a hybrid mechanical hd.



and many many things are faster than their yesteryear counterpart, apples and oranges, caching makes little difference in mobile application certainly not enough to counteract the slow access and transfer from the 5400 drives.
dfunked51 m ago

Erm... It's still very common. WD blue and red drives for example.5x00 rpm …Erm... It's still very common. WD blue and red drives for example.5x00 rpm drives still definitely have their place, especially seeing as the main use for spinning disks in today's world is storage, not boot/application drives.



yes but this isn't designed as a storage drive, only a tiny percentage of laptops have room for an extra drive so the argument is again not relevant.
OrribleHarry2nd Oct 2017

7200rpm drives consume more power so if it's for a laptop 5400rpm is …7200rpm drives consume more power so if it's for a laptop 5400rpm is sometimes preferable.



wild generalisation and simply not true, many 7200rpm drives can outperform many 5400 rpm drives on lower power consumption, it's more down to clever design.
maddogb47 m ago

what puzzles me is you throw around those terms making it sound like you …what puzzles me is you throw around those terms making it sound like you are not ignorant of the facts, but in reality fail to understand that the generalisation that all 7200rpm drivers are hotter and noisier than their 5400rpm counterparts is just wrong.


What... they will literally always be hotter. Most of the power consumption comes from keeping the platters spinning against air resistance, spin the platters faster, more air resistance to overcome. Unless there's some idiot drive manufacturer using motors that're only 1% efficient, a faster drive will always consume more power.

Here, Tom's hardware reviewing a desktop drive's power consumption, note that *generally* the 5400rpms are drawing less power than the 7200rpms. There's an oddly power hungry WD Green in there though which brings us to the point. If you want to argue that the generalisation is wrong, you're going to need to show a lot of data as evidence. If you want to argue that this particular drive model bucks the trend, that'll need just one good review... though I'm not sure that exists, google doesn't throw up many reviews for this model.

*edit* why not have more data, here's idle power consumption for 48 2.5" HDDs, 24th entry has 0.64W idle draw, 25th has 0.67W. I'm gonna call 0.65W the midpoint.

For 5400rpm drives, 21 are below the midpoint, 10 are above (shame on you samsung spinpoint with your nearly 2W draw)
For 7200rpm drives, 3 are below the midpoint, 14 are above.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 2nd Oct 2017
CampGareth8 m ago

What... they will literally always be hotter. Most of the power …What... they will literally always be hotter. Most of the power consumption comes from keeping the platters spinning against air resistance, spin the platters faster, more air resistance to overcome. Unless there's some idiot drive manufacturer using motors that're only 1% efficient, a faster drive will always consume more power.Here, Tom's hardware reviewing a desktop drive's power consumption, note that *generally* the 5400rpms are drawing less power than the 7200rpms. There's an oddly power hungry WD Green in there though which brings us to the point. If you want to argue that the generalisation is wrong, you're going to need to show a lot of data as evidence. If you want to argue that this particular drive model bucks the trend, that'll need just one good review... though I'm not sure that exists, google doesn't throw up many reviews for this model.



i am not the one arguing you are,
you initially argued against my statement of 5400rpm belonging in the 90s and you did so without the massive amount of evidence "you" require to substantiate your argument as to why that was not true.
Like many people you forget "the big picture" any single component that slows down any necessary actions within the systems will cause the system to be powered up at full consumption for longer periods.
maddogb39 m ago

i am not the one arguing you are, you initially argued against my …i am not the one arguing you are, you initially argued against my statement of 5400rpm belonging in the 90s and you did so without the massive amount of evidence "you" require to substantiate your argument as to why that was not true.Like many people you forget "the big picture" any single component that slows down any necessary actions within the systems will cause the system to be powered up at full consumption for longer periods.


Even considering the whole system, 'race to sleep' means waiting on a HDD to do something isn't as bad as it once was. Your 35W CPU isn't drawing 35W while waiting for DMA to happen somewhere else, it's asleep.

So your argument was originally... that 5400rpm drives have no place in modern society? And you're basing that on your opinion that 7200rpm drives are better in every conceivable way, or that when they're worse, other factors in the system make them better overall? What did you base that opinion from, data or more opinions? I'm having difficulty finding actual data that proves a 5400rpm is less efficient for an overall system, and without data I cannot share your opinion as I'd be pulling it out of thin air like an insane person. Please share your sources with me.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 2nd Oct 2017
maddogb10 h, 23 m ago

i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because …i can read and was quite aware it was a 2½ drive, it's only normal because ignorant people tolerate it, 5400 was normal in 1995 for 3.5 drives as well but not any more and for good reason.



Not a good point and not well made. There are plenty of 5400 rpm hard drives - people buy them for a variety of reasons - they are quieter, cheaper and perhaps more reliable.

I now buy flash drives for laptops but they are smaller - 512mb so attach external storage. This is a good option to replace an older or faulty laptop drive.
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maddogb1 h, 34 m ago

wild generalisation and simply not true, many 7200rpm drives can …wild generalisation and simply not true, many 7200rpm drives can outperform many 5400 rpm drives on lower power consumption, it's more down to clever design.


Not any of the ones I have seen....dhow me proof.
Just to clarify, this is a 1TB 2.5" mechanical drive with 128MB of cache (ST1000LM048). It's out of stock currently but eBuyer have some at the same price.
hamsterboy12 h, 11 m ago

Any of you learned folk know if you can get such a drive, stick a usb …Any of you learned folk know if you can get such a drive, stick a usb adaptor on it and use it in't tv with said tvs pvr function? (Assuming usb can provide enough power (1A if I remember correctly))


That's going to depend on the tv, but seems easier to get amazon.co.uk/dp/…DF4


There was a 2gb external drive for just £50 on here yesterday though
Pondlife1 h, 41 m ago

There was a 2gb external drive for just £50 on here yesterday though


You have to remember, external hdds are not as verstile as these raw ones. You cannot take out the hdd from its external case as it is literally built in the structure. With this raw 2.5 hdds you can decide, where and how to use them. Also, depending on the caddy you pick, you can turn it to a usb 3.0 portable hdd. Most of the offers for external hdds here are for slower usb 2.0...
omg these arguments are literally foolish, we should maybe pour scorn on every car deal because a horse and cart uses less petrol
OrribleHarry2nd Oct 2017

Not any of the ones I have seen....dhow me proof.



have a look at the old toms hardware list you will see 5400rpm drives near the top in power consumptions and some 7200 drives near the bottom, all for the sake of 0.6 watt
If you have a laptop or care about power consumption, SSDs are something to also consider.
Edited by: "rgbws" 2nd Oct 2017
And as I said, unless you only need a 2.5" for said reasons, then this is something I wouldn't consider. I didn't say that for no reason.
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