Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM005 64MB 4TB Internal Hard Drive £99.34 @ BT Shop
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Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM005 64MB 4TB Internal Hard Drive £99.34 @ BT Shop

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Edited by:"Rabmac1"Found 15th Aug 2017
Have been looking for a 4TB hard drive for my PC for under £100 and found this. Quidco says it may be eligible for 2% cash back but not confirmed that yet. Hope it helps.
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Another BT web traffic booster (Sale & IT dept. have been given another rollocking)
every bt shop order I have placed has always been cancelled.
Amazon have price matched!
I'll stick with my WD drives for £64 each lol
Rich4412 m ago

I'll stick with my WD drives for £64 each lol

£64 for 4TB reds?
Amazon price drop to £96.86
Amazon warehouse £85.24

Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (64 MB Cache SATA 6 GB/s up to 180 MB/s) amazon.co.uk/dp/…Z3B
Edited by: "MrSausageHead" 15th Aug 2017
edcor988937 m ago

£64 for 4TB reds?

4TB drives don't know what they are yet they've not arrived but I don't need reds for sticking in a PC anyway depends if you must have rede and don't mind paying the £30 odd more then go for it, if it's just 4tb you need then it's worth considering saving a few £'s especially if buying multiples.
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nazmanchester2 h, 13 m ago

Amazon have price matched!


Normally I would prefer to buy from Amazon but have not been happy with the way Amazon have been packaging their HDDs. Got a 1TB the other day and it did not come in the WD packaging. It came in an anti static bag and was inside a card board box with no other packaging.
Rabmac113 m ago

Normally I would prefer to buy from Amazon but have not been happy with …Normally I would prefer to buy from Amazon but have not been happy with the way Amazon have been packaging their HDDs. Got a 1TB the other day and it did not come in the WD packaging. It came in an anti static bag and was inside a card board box with no other packaging.

frustration free packaging maybe?
No its because they are oem drives not retail boxed drives
Rabmac156 m ago

Normally I would prefer to buy from Amazon but have not been happy with …Normally I would prefer to buy from Amazon but have not been happy with the way Amazon have been packaging their HDDs. Got a 1TB the other day and it did not come in the WD packaging. It came in an anti static bag and was inside a card board box with no other packaging.

I bought a Cooler Master Nepton 120XL CPU cooler last week - they didn't wrap or box it. Just a label stuck on the box
Rich442 h, 44 m ago

I'll stick with my WD drives for £64 each lol



Refurbished?
nazmanchester9 h, 6 m ago

every bt shop order I have placed has always been cancelled.

Ditto. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole now.
Rich449 h, 53 m ago

4TB drives don't know what they are yet they've not arrived but I don't …4TB drives don't know what they are yet they've not arrived but I don't need reds for sticking in a PC anyway depends if you must have rede and don't mind paying the £30 odd more then go for it, if it's just 4tb you need then it's worth considering saving a few £'s especially if buying multiples.


f that.
5900 RPM

One may be better off spending a few extra quid and getting a Toshiba X300 instead.
These are in stock guys, fill your boots! You'll note we lead on deals not follow!
Plus cashback via us...just saying!
Edited by: "BT_Shop" 16th Aug 2017
Rich4419 h, 41 m ago

I'll stick with my WD drives for £64 each lol



Linky please Rich?

All1
I've had so much failed Seagate & Maxtor Drives in the past and swore I would never return but that was years ago are they anymore reliable now?
great price !!
Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.
In a datacenter, you just replace the faulty ones, it's not a problem, if it's your only drive or one of the few and you don't have an easy backup/restore routine, paying £10 extra for the extra relaibility of hitachi / wd makes sense.
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xchaotic13 h, 37 m ago

Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.In a datacenter, you just …Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.In a datacenter, you just replace the faulty ones, it's not a problem, if it's your only drive or one of the few and you don't have an easy backup/restore routine, paying £10 extra for the extra relaibility of hitachi / wd makes sense.


Where are you getting that information from?
Rabmac117th Aug

Where are you getting that information from?



backblaze.com/blo…17/

The ST4000DM series has 3.27% failure rate per year. You can see that WD has 0% (but too small a sample) and HGST has 0.16-1.41% depending on the model.
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xchaotic18th Aug

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/The …https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/The ST4000DM series has 3.27% failure rate per year. You can see that WD has 0% (but too small a sample) and HGST has 0.16-1.41% depending on the model.


Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data centers so have much higher read/write commands carried out on them on a daily basis compared to one in a PC. Therefore, it remains to be seen if the same is true when the HDD is used in a PC.

I should also point out that this data just relates to how many drives failed in that particular quarter, it does not show how long the drive lasted before it failed, which is important.
Edited by: "Rabmac1" 24th Aug 2017
Rabmac124th Aug

Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data …Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data centers so have much higher read/write commands carried out on them on a daily basis compared to one in a PC. Therefore, it remains to be seen if the same is true when the HDD is used in a PC.I should also point out that this data just relates to how many drives failed in that particular quarter, it does not show how long the drive lasted before it failed, which is important.


I'm sure you can post much more reliable data of home use HDDs based on hundreds of HDDs. Data centres use = 10 or 100 x home use, simple as that.
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