Seagate Barracuda© Green SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive ST2000DL003 £77.76 delivered @ CCL
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Seagate Barracuda© Green SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive ST2000DL003 £77.76 delivered @ CCL

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Found 14th Jun 2012
5,900rpm, 64MB Cache
CCL Code: HDD1137
Mnfr Code: ST2000DL003

Overview

Barracuda® Green drives from Seagate save you time. Available now with SATA 6Gb/s interface and 64MB cache and combined with the industry's only 5900-RPM spin speed, you can be sure you're getting the best performance in the green-power drive category.

Seagate SmartAlign™ technology simplifies your transition to the Advanced Format (AF), 4K standard. There is no need for time-consuming integration utilities required by similar AF drives.
Direct Attached Storage devices–USB/FireWire/eSATA
Network Attached Storage devices and Windows storage servers
Eco friendly PCs
High-capacity desktop storage
Features
A unique 5900-RPM speed delivers the fastest-performance eco friendly drive available.
Seagate SmartAlign technology allows you to get all the benefits of the new Advanced Format 4K sector standard without any hassle–no utilities, no extra steps.
The SATA 6Gb/s interface and 64MB cache maximize performance.
Low power consumption combined with leadership in the use of environmental compliance materials means you don't have to sacrifice environmental stewardship for performance.
Cool, quiet operation




I know there's 2TB Seagate on here already (5900rpm) from novatech for £79.98, but that is OEM. This is the real deal from Seagate, backed by manufacturer's warranty and such.

also bear in mind, that this is for storage, where 5900rpm is enough, if you want fast boot times, look for a SSD, or at least 7200rpm drive.
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Cold! Pay £3 more for a 7200RPM 2TB 64MB cache Barracuda drive DELIVERED...albeit OEM:

Yes..the difference between £82.99 and £79.97 is only £3.02. Don't get pulled in just because the first unit is a 7.

Same 1 year warranty though!

hotukdeals.com/dea…054
Edited by: "waitingformyfirmware" 14th Jun 2012
I reckon most want these drives for off-line storage?
So rpm isn't that important, but a 3yr as opposed to a 1yr warranty is, drives these days don't seem to be as reliable as they were.
wobbler44

I reckon most want these drives for off-line storage?So rpm isn't that … I reckon most want these drives for off-line storage?So rpm isn't that important, but a 3yr as opposed to a 1yr warranty is, drives these days don't seem to be as reliable as they were.



Sorry to inform you but Seagate have reduced their warranty to 1 year. It's nothing to do with reliability, it's to do with the flooding in Thailand. Manufacturers have been forced to reduce warranty periods in order to start the 'conveyor belt' of hard drives moving again. They can't go on offering 3 year warranties to old stockpiled drives or they could potentially be making a loss.
Ah yes, I went to the deal page and there is a comment there about the warranty being dropped to 12 months now.
Oh well.
Maybe go for the 7200 one from Aria as you say, their free delivery is also next day, normally you have to wait several days for free delivery.
Hi can I use this one to replace my Humax freesat 320gb HD hard disk ?
Thanks in advance
I actually PREFER the slower drives because they're much quieter - and I already have a 256GB Samsung SSD
Cold too for me, WD 2TB @£77 was a better deal bought 4 of them with a 3 year warranty, OK deal now expired now but it did last 2 weeks. Same as previous poster prefer slower drives for data and SSD for boot drive.
Good data drive runs very cool and and quiet
demirlondon

Hi can I use this one to replace my Humax freesat 320gb HD hard disk … Hi can I use this one to replace my Humax freesat 320gb HD hard disk ?Thanks in advance



ask on a humax freesat forum? you may only get help here if people are aware of the technology
waitingformyfirmware

Cold! Pay £3 more for a 7200RPM 2TB 64MB cache Barracuda drive … Cold! Pay £3 more for a 7200RPM 2TB 64MB cache Barracuda drive DELIVERED...albeit OEM: Yes..the difference between £82.99 and £79.97 is only £3.02. Don't get pulled in just because the first unit is a 7. Same 1 year warranty though! http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-seagate-barracuda-7200rpm-64mb-cache-st2000dm001-3-5-sata-iii-hard-drive-oem-1242054



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waitingformyfirmware

Sorry to inform you but Seagate have reduced their warranty to 1 year. … Sorry to inform you but Seagate have reduced their warranty to 1 year. It's nothing to do with reliability, it's to do with the flooding in Thailand. Manufacturers have been forced to reduce warranty periods in order to start the 'conveyor belt' of hard drives moving again. They can't go on offering 3 year warranties to old stockpiled drives or they could potentially be making a loss.



I think it has everything to do with reliability. If Seagate do not have confidence in their product to last more than a year, neither do I!
OEM does not mean no warranty, just they are not white label and do not come with extensive packaging.
waitingformyfirmware

Cold! Pay £3 more for a 7200RPM 2TB 64MB cache Barracuda drive … Cold! Pay £3 more for a 7200RPM 2TB 64MB cache Barracuda drive DELIVERED...albeit OEM: Yes..the difference between £82.99 and £79.97 is only £3.02. Don't get pulled in just because the first unit is a 7. Same 1 year warranty though! http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-seagate-barracuda-7200rpm-64mb-cache-st2000dm001-3-5-sata-iii-hard-drive-oem-1242054



FAIL.
FelixofMars

OEM does not mean no warranty, just they are not white label and do not … OEM does not mean no warranty, just they are not white label and do not come with extensive packaging.



no one said that, but with OEM, you don't get any warranty from Seagate at all, just from the merchant..
ClubLife

Which is 2 years in the UK under the EU Directive 1999/44/EC (Page 7)



you don't have to tell me that, tell that to all the businesses offering 12 months warranty on their UK products.
kunyk

you don't have to tell me that, tell that to all the businesses offering … you don't have to tell me that, tell that to all the businesses offering 12 months warranty on their UK products.


I wasn't telling anyone in particular, just throwing it out there for everyone who isn't aware it's now UK law

So irrespective of the 1 year warranty businesses/manufacturers put on their products, all consumer goods have always got at minimum 2 year warranty in the UK with the seller. Unlike the SOGA which is still applicable, under the EU directive the onus isn't on the consumer to prove the item is faulty.
Edited by: "ClubLife" 14th Jun 2012
Being serious now, why is waitingformyfirmware's deal so cold? I thought the higher the rpm the better and so paying the extra £3 is worth it? All the other specs seem equal....

Its just funny how this thread is hot and his thread is cold
I'm not sure but isn't 5900 rpm good for large files but rubbish for small files?
Ordered!

Just in case people forget, you could get 3% cashback with Quidco pushing this down to £77.59!!
are these retailers not listening? no action until £46 again
The majority of people use large capacity drives to store music, videos and photos. The slower drives may well take longer to transfer the data to them initially however they are more than fast enough to stream the data when required. During he lifetime of the drive they will also consume less power, generate less heat and typically slower drives are less reliable.
Anyone running a database product that requires constant access would benefit from higher RPM drives.

People always think that faster on specs is better. It's always better to choose the specs for your needs.
Oneday77

The majority of people use large capacity drives to store music, videos … The majority of people use large capacity drives to store music, videos and photos. The slower drives may well take longer to transfer the data to them initially however they are more than fast enough to stream the data when required. During he lifetime of the drive they will also consume less power, generate less heat and typically slower drives are less reliable. Anyone running a database product that requires constant access would benefit from higher RPM drives. People always think that faster on specs is better. It's always better to choose the specs for your needs.



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seconded, by someone with close to 10tb of 54/5900rpm drives and with probably hundreds of hours of working with them.

Oneday77

...The slower drives ... will also consume less power, generate less heat … ...The slower drives ... will also consume less power, generate less heat and typically slower drives are less reliable. Anyone running a database product that requires constant access would benefit from higher RPM drives. ...



I think that must have been intended as "slower drives are MORE reliable, LESS UNreliable.
Cooler = more reliable in electronics (in general).

If you were looking for a big cool, quiet drive to give a recording facility to a smart tv, this might be a better choice than a 'faster' drive...
Edited by: "wdh" 14th Jun 2012

Did you mean this?

Oneday77

During he lifetime of the drive they will also consume less power, … During he lifetime of the drive they will also consume less power, generate less heat and typically slower drives are more reliable.



Because if you did you are this

youtube.com/wat…qZc

More reliable? LOL Seriously I want to see some evidence to that claim right now. Do you seriously believe they just ramp the speeds of the motor? LOL dear God, think about how this works. You've already pointed out that you know the 7200's will be hotter - fact. Well done. Now the reason they are hotter isn't just because they are faster. They are hotter because they build them the internal components with bigger/heavier/thicker materials and better thermal properties to compensate for the fact that it is a faster drive. Please don't try and justify the **** hard drives you've bought by making a bogus statement that you cannot backup.

Yes I did have a couple of typos above. I did mean to type less unreliable, so what I was tired.

If you take any component and subject them to higher levels of stress they are more likely to fail at higher stress levels. Yes you can build a higher tolerance in using better materials. Take A German V8 powred car, it will rev much higher than an American V8, odds on they will last as long as each other. The draw backs the German one would cost a lot more.

My statement still stands as less stress and lower heat generation improves reliability. For the record I haven't purchased any of these green drive but I intend to at some point, not necessarily these ones but I will get some variety. The comparison between the drive above doesn't have a large disparity in cost leading to a fair assumption the materials aren't that much better. If is was an WD Raptor v WD Green I would like the Raptor odds or an Enterprise grade 10,000 or 15,000 RPM but they cost loads more.

My opinions are based on common sense and applying a little logic. So if you think I am wrongwrongwrong then so be it, I'm rightrightright to have an opinion. At least I gave an argument of where a 5400 HD would be better than a 7200 drive.

spookidoodles

Did you mean this?Because if you did you are … Did you mean this?Because if you did you are thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y3QoFnqZcMore reliable? LOL Seriously I want to see some evidence to that claim right now. Do you seriously believe they just ramp the speeds of the motor? LOL dear God, think about how this works. You've already pointed out that you know the 7200's will be hotter - fact. Well done. Now the reason they are hotter isn't just because they are faster. They are hotter because they build them the internal components with bigger/heavier/thicker materials and better thermal properties to compensate for the fact that it is a faster drive. Please don't try and justify the **** hard drives you've bought by making a bogus statement that you cannot backup.

Oneday77

Yes I did have a couple of typos above. I did mean to type less … Yes I did have a couple of typos above. I did mean to type less unreliable, so what I was tired.If you take any component and subject them to higher levels of stress they are more likely to fail at higher stress levels. Yes you can build a higher tolerance in using better materials. Take A German V8 powred car, it will rev much higher than an American V8, odds on they will last as long as each other. The draw backs the German one would cost a lot more.My statement still stands as less stress and lower heat generation improves reliability. For the record I haven't purchased any of these green drive but I intend to at some point, not necessarily these ones but I will get some variety. The comparison between the drive above doesn't have a large disparity in cost leading to a fair assumption the materials aren't that much better. If is was an WD Raptor v WD Green I would like the Raptor odds or an Enterprise grade 10,000 or 15,000 RPM but they cost loads more. My opinions are based on common sense and applying a little logic. So if you think I am wrongwrongwrong then so be it, I'm rightrightright to have an opinion. At least I gave an argument of where a 5400 HD would be better than a 7200 drive.



No, your opinions are wrong and aren't based on fact and will lead others to believe that as a fact - meaning that we have to have more stupid arguements like this. If you can show me one actual study piece that clearly states that 5400 RPM drives will outlast 7200's I'll shut up. All you've done to back up your argument is just tried to relate it to something completely different. Not everything is the same incase you haven't noticed. I don't have to give an arguement as I don't really give a **** and I already know that 7200 RPM drives are faster and see the benefits of having them in mass storage and what not but I don't run around making up facts and making an outlandish statement like you did. I just don't like to see idiots breed if I am honest.

I stand by my statement and if you can back it up then I'm happy apologise and back off, but you can't because it isn't true. If it were everyone would already know about it and the higher fail rate would cause manufacturers to stop making the drives because it would cost them more in warranties, or they would make the warranties on the 7200's smaller than the 5400's.
macobserver.com/tmo…es/

Stats from a retailer listing failure rates. The higher one trend towards 7200 drives.
As for the rest of your statements wind your neck in, especially around breeding. Hard drive technology has matured for years. Current green drives benefit from the latest technology that has been developed to allow for higher performance, it is just gritted back in these to an extent. At no point did I state that 72000 drives wouldn't provide better performance but for the average user it is pointless.
You will also find the majority of manufactures are reducing warranty times across the board with the exception of high end drives. if you can show stats proving consumer 7200s have a similar or lower failure rate please do.
How **** retarded can you get? I don't need to show stats proving "consumer" (as you put it) 7200's have a similar or lower failure rate because once again there is next to no real difference. That article isn't anything to do with it, it's a retailer ffs and even then the differences are minimal (1% in some of the drives there, and everyone already knows that the fail rate of the Caviar Black is stupidly high).

Bare in mind that going off a retailers stats mean thats every single one of those hard drives was under different circumstances while in use by their difference consumers. Trying to back up your arguement with that dribble is seriously laughable, and if you knew anything about technology you would already know that. Stop spreading lies about **** you clearly just don't understand. There is no difference in the fail rates, and if there is it is minimal (1% max) at best.
waitingformyfirmware

Sorry to inform you but Seagate have reduced their warranty to 1 year. … Sorry to inform you but Seagate have reduced their warranty to 1 year. It's nothing to do with reliability, it's to do with the flooding in Thailand. Manufacturers have been forced to reduce warranty periods in order to start the 'conveyor belt' of hard drives moving again. They can't go on offering 3 year warranties to old stockpiled drives or they could potentially be making a loss.



dont get that
are we buying water logged drives
or are they trying to sell junk left over to make us re-buy again soon
dont understand why they would
spookidoodles

No, your opinions are wrong and aren't based on fact and will lead others … No, your opinions are wrong and aren't based on fact and will lead others to believe that as a fact - meaning that we have to have more stupid arguements like this. If you can show me one actual study piece that clearly states that 5400 RPM drives will outlast 7200's I'll shut up. All you've done to back up your argument is just tried to relate it to something completely different. Not everything is the same incase you haven't noticed. I don't have to give an arguement as I don't really give a **** and I already know that 7200 RPM drives are faster and see the benefits of having them in mass storage and what not but I don't run around making up facts and making an outlandish statement like you did. I just don't like to see idiots breed if I am honest.I stand by my statement and if you can back it up then I'm happy apologise and back off, but you can't because it isn't true. If it were everyone would already know about it and the higher fail rate would cause manufacturers to stop making the drives because it would cost them more in warranties, or they would make the warranties on the 7200's smaller than the 5400's.



the speed change reduces heat and power consumption
if they use same components , may increase lifespan
reality probably then they use lower grade
components as under less force/pressure

earwolfigz

are these retailers not listening? no action until £46 again



when was this ?
bump
i have quite a few WD EADS and EARS

looking to future, wondering whether to get a couple
or weight i chimed in somewhere on this site
about it but got no responce
ie. thailand floods etc
BTW im using
4x
2u custom racks 775 mix
4-8 gig ddr2
each with 2 or 3 EADS/EARS
some with A/V cards
not storage servers
no LLC or Linux based issue for me
I require more Scratch disk and Storage
Im biast against Hitachi and Seagate
because of RMA experience i had
if only Asus or Gigabyte made HD's
I hear people say F3 and F4 but
again not too sure about
Samsung HD RMA
am thinking SSD for scrach
but storage ?
Now down to £79.38 - 3% Quidco = £77. Low power = great for my Proliant N40L. Ordered. Have some heat
Its_Me

Now down to £79.38 - 3% Quidco = £77. Low power = great for my Proliant N … Now down to £79.38 - 3% Quidco = £77. Low power = great for my Proliant N40L. Ordered. Have some heat



Calm down, you can't go round suggesting a proper use for a cool running low energy drive!
One stupid question (:

How do you connect this? Do you need to have a case to connect via usb?

Cheers
Johnsnow

One stupid question (:How do you connect this? Do you need to have a case … One stupid question (:How do you connect this? Do you need to have a case to connect via usb?Cheers



It's an internal drive. So it fits inside your PC and connects via spare SATA connectors (there's one lead for data, and one for power).
Its_Me

Now down to £79.38 - 3% Quidco = £77. Low power = great for my Proliant N … Now down to £79.38 - 3% Quidco = £77. Low power = great for my Proliant N40L. Ordered. Have some heat



Great microservers from HP!
I already have the ProLiant N36L with 4x2TB (70% full) and I am having to move towards storage of 20GB+ with at least 10 of these cheap HDDs. Any similar server deals for home office use for someone a year into the server world and wanting to progress into private data/cloud storage please?
Sorry if off topic but server choice is huge.
dazzadirect

when was this ?



Around the 30th Aug 2011. Unfortunately prices have not recovered since the Thai floods, and from what I've seen, it's not just this model, it's across the board. Just look at that spike in the chart!!!

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