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Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive - [ST4000DM005] £94.98 @ Ebuyer incl Delivery
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive - [ST4000DM005] £94.98 @ Ebuyer incl Delivery

Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive - [ST4000DM005] £94.98 @ Ebuyer incl Delivery

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Decent amount of storage for the price at the moment and comes with 2 yr warranty - £94.98 delivered. Reviews on the 4TB drives are good and personally never had an issue.

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- Product Description: Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM005 - hard drive - 4 TB - SATA 6Gb/s
- Type: Hard drive - internal
- Capacity: 4TB
- Form Factor: 3.5"
- Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
- Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
- Buffer Size: 64 MB
- Features: Native Command Queuing (NCQ),Halogen Free,Seagate AcuTrac technology ,S.M.A.R.T.
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 101.6 mm x 146.99 mm x 26.11 mm
- Weight: 610 g
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

8 Comments

Just received a Western Digital 4TB Red from Amazon. I always zero/wipe every sector before use, and verify the drive (takes roughly 24 hours), as it was forming part of a Raid 5 parity array.

Straight off, within the first half hour, had tapping 'dull tamborine' noises, the completion time jumping up, then reducing back. A good sign of sector read problems, short term failure. Going back.

The packaging of drives by Amazon's 'frustration free' packaging is causing me 'frustration', in that its just so poor, a single layer of bubble wrap in a single book 1"" style card envelope, while sent with other stuff in a bigger box, it was loose to be thrown about.

I only bought it to keep consistency (with other 4TB reds), but this is a software raid, and this 4TB Barracuda would have done the job for a lot cheaper (and better packaging from ebuyer). It's £40 cheaper too, though similar price on Amazon.

Preferred the time, when you just bought one general purpose drive and its name was Hitachi, where all motor spindles were manufactured to the same standard.

These ok for a NAS?

£112.68 on the link

Is saying to me that is 121£ in total... and for that price I'd rather buy a WD red....
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Had a Seagate Barracuda a few years back.....Pure disaster, bricked twice. I managed to power it up by effectively turning it into a usb drive using a nokia charger and a phone battery then some coding.

Bricked again after that so it got smashed to bits, Unless they're built better now I'd stay clear.

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VersatiL

Is saying to me that is 121£ in total... and for that price I'd rather … Is saying to me that is 121£ in total... and for that price I'd rather buy a WD red....



Price gone up now Also the free delivery is on the drop down menu

mickmartin16

Had a Seagate Barracuda a few years back.....Pure disaster, bricked … Had a Seagate Barracuda a few years back.....Pure disaster, bricked twice. I managed to power it up by effectively turning it into a usb drive using a nokia charger and a phone battery then some coding.Bricked again after that so it got smashed to bits, Unless they're built better now I'd stay clear.



Seagate's reputation did take a serious hit a few years ago with some reliability problems, but from what I can tell their current generation of drives have no such issues.

IndianJohns

Seagate's reputation did take a serious hit a few years ago with some … Seagate's reputation did take a serious hit a few years ago with some reliability problems, but from what I can tell their current generation of drives have no such issues.



I remember they were asking us to send the drives to Holland to be restored and the data saved however at the price of us having to postage both ways.

Lovely customer service.
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