Seagate Barracuda 3.5" Hard Drive, 250 GB, SATA - £25.00 @ Amazon
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Seagate Barracuda 3.5" Hard Drive, 250 GB, SATA - £25.00 @ Amazon

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Found 16th Nov 2010
Robust design and high shock tolerance
Performance and reliability not matched in other desktop operating environments
125 MB/s maximum sustained data rate
Perpendicular recording technology
Seagate 3-year limited warranty


cheapest drive anywhere!
cheaper than 160GB drives!

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yes, this is a crap deal for a hard drive.

Original Poster

lol - can't find one cheaper, can you?

If you've got to have that specific drive, then it's a good deal. If you just want to buy a hard drive then, relative to prices for other drives, it's not a good deal. You pays your money....

Hartley Hare

Or twice the capacity and twice the cache for only 6 quid more … Or twice the capacity and twice the cache for only 6 quid more :-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Internal-7200RPM/dp/B001IKKCLS/ref=pd_cp_computers_1Cold for me.



You can always find something better if you pay more. The point is that this is just £25.00 delivered for a perfectly decent hard drive. Capacity is a bit on the low side, but not everyone needs a multi-terabyte hard drive and if you don't, this is a bargain.


Deedie

yes, this is a crap deal for a hard drive.



Why is it a crap deal? If you don't need huge capacity, its a bargain. Decent make, 3 year warranty.
Edited by: "andyken" 16th Nov 2010

Hartley Hare

Or twice the capacity and twice the cache for only 6 quid more … Or twice the capacity and twice the cache for only 6 quid more :-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Internal-7200RPM/dp/B001IKKCLS/ref=pd_cp_computers_1Cold for me.


It makes me smile that people vote cold because you can get something better for more money. If your budget is 25 quid and 250 gig is enough, this is a good deal.
Hot from me.

That's why I said if you've got to have this drive it's a good deal.....

Sorry, didn't realise that if it's cheap then it must be the best deal.....

Most people buying a hard drive want more space. If you were asked to choose between spending £25 at 10p per gig, or £31 at 6p per gig, then what would you do?

As I said, you pays your money and takes your choice. 250gb is not an economical drive size for me. That's why I voted cold. I thought we were all free to express our opinions on deals posted here....?

Surely this is a better deal anyway £24.17 delivered :-

kikatek.com/pro…208

Hartley Hare

That's why I said if you've got to have this drive it's a good … That's why I said if you've got to have this drive it's a good deal.....Sorry, didn't realise that if it's cheap then it must be the best deal.....Most people buying a hard drive want more space. If you were asked to choose between spending £25 at 10p per gig, or £31 at 6p per gig, then what would you do?As I said, you pays your money and takes your choice. 250gb is not an economical drive size for me. That's why I voted cold. I thought we were all free to express our opinpions on deals posted here....?


Sorry, wasn't criticising you. You posted your comment just before me. I think we're in agreement.

OK Lingy96, no problem. I know what you mean, I just view hard drive deals as a different kind of thing to other products, that's all. Others may not and that's fine too.

As for the deal, let the community decide (as always)!

Hartley Hare

Surely this is a better deal anyway £24.17 delivered … Surely this is a better deal anyway £24.17 delivered :-[url=http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=36208]http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=36208[/url]


But it's a completely different product. Why is it a better deal? It's comparing apples with pears.

I was being slightly sarcastic..... apologies.

It's not a completely different product, it's an SATA 3.5" internal hard drive same as this deal, and it's cheaper than the one posted in the deal. It's 2 different sized apples from 2 different varieties of tree being sold for 2 different prices. Sure, you could spend more and get a drive with 3x the capacity, but if your budget is £24.99 or less and you don't need a huge drive then this is a better deal than the one costing £25.

I think that if I had posted the Spinpoint drive as a deal then it would have reached absolute zero in next to no time....

You guys are missing the point - its a great option for people that need to replace older drives that were never nearing capacity usage, or older kit doing a particular job that you would otherwise not throw money at.

And despite what people say - 250Gb is *NOT* a small amount of space.... £2K Rack servers are being sold with less capacity, and several VMs routinely run with ~20Gb.

My fileserver upstairs for example, runs the OS off an old 80Gb disk (data on a separate disks).. If I was getting "niggles" with the disk then £25 delivered for a replacement drive with a three-year warranty and increased capacity is a bargain.

Not missing the point at all sniperpenguin.

Sounds like you have specific requirements that are atypical relative to the average consumer.

As I said, for me it's a cold deal, but if someone needs this drive then it's a good deal as it's the best price, so others can vote hot if they wish. What's wrong with that?

Why remove the comment with the link to the 500Gb Seagate drive?

The OP has posted a deal for a 250 gig hd for 25 quid. Unless someone can find a 250 gig hd of similar spec for less it is a hot deal surely?

Anyone know a good place to get a cheap external drive enclosure for this HDD?

Cool. I've just had a 250GB disk die on me*. Its one of a pair of RAID disks, so anything bigger than 250GB would be wasted. I might also get a spare.

I don't use the computer for storing TV programs. Having a smaller disk, means that don't end up with backups that take forever to run, when the disk has filled up with junk.

* I've now had about 5 Western Digital drives fail on me in the last year on the same machine. Four of them were 500GB ones that I got from ebuyer. However, the latest to pop was one of the 250GB ones that it came with from Dell.
Edited by: "ahenry" 16th Nov 2010

Original Poster

Hartley Hare

Why remove the comment with the link to the 500Gb Seagate drive?


Maybe it was your affiliate link...

I just checked - I use 140 GBs in total on my computer. So, this would do me fine.

mikerr

Maybe it was your affiliate link...



And maybe you are mistaken, there was no affiliate link as I have no affiliate ties with Amazon - it was just a direct link to Amazon.....

Original Poster

Others quoted the link above - ref=pd_cp_computers_1 <-- that's the affiliate

The link came direct from Amazon, from the link on the page for the item listed in this deal in the section headed "What do customers ultimately buy...". no affiliate involved by me....
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