Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM for £110.60 @ ebuyer delivered
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Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM for £110.60 @ ebuyer delivered

£110.60
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Found 21st Dec 2008Made hot 21st Dec 2008
Product Description - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 - hard drive - 1.5 TB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor - 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions - (WxDxH)10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight - 0.72 kg
Capacity - 1.5 TB
Interface Type - Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate - 300 MBps
Average Seek Time - 8.5 ms
Spindle Speed - 7200 rpm
Buffer Size - 32 MB
Manufacturer Warranty - 5 years warranty

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Good price Voted hot

Thanks

You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a deal. Just remember these big drives are prone to failure so build in redundancy.

Reliability (MTBF) 750,000 hour(s) .. So not really that unreliable

Redundancy suggested tho' to ensure you just don't lose LOTS of stuff..

:roll:

alera;3826310

You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a … You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a deal. Just remember these big drives are prone to failure so build in redundancy.



Thanks for giving the URL

Seagate have reduced their warranty to 3 years on this product

possibly following similar reports to this:

According to an eight-page (and growing) discussion on Seagate’s own support forum, users from all walks of computing are expressing concern over the latest Barracuda 1.5TB 7200.11 hard drive – claiming random, unexplained freezing.

techreport.com/dis…863

Bad reviews on Amazon.com

amazon.com/Sea…JPQ

alera;3826310

You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a … You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a deal. Just remember these big drives are prone to failure so build in redundancy.



Exactly what i'm looking for.

Can you point me in the right direction for such a good deal.

Cheers.

You can get ]2x750 gig hard drives for £120 but thats about the best you are going to do if you want redundancy.
The cheapest 1tb drives I can see are £69 (£60 ex VAT)

That is unless alera proves me wrong (I hope they do)

dazzle;3827082

Exactly what i'm looking for.Can you point me in the right direction for … Exactly what i'm looking for.Can you point me in the right direction for such a good deal.Cheers.



I'll take some of that link please

Try this

aria.co.uk/Sup…559

Though you made need to get a mate to buy the second one for you, and postage may therefore take you slightly over £120, but it's close right ?

barbiegirl;3827636

Try … Try thishttp://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1Tb+Hitachi+Deskstar+7K1000.B+SATA-2+Hard+Drive+16MB+Cache+?productId=34559Though you made need to get a mate to buy the second one for you, and postage may therefore take you slightly over £120, but it's close right ?



Standard delivery is £11.44 (!), which takes it to £68.88 delivered.

its 119.34 now

alera;3826310

You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a … You can get 2 x 1tb drive for around £120. So not really that good a deal. Just remember these big drives are prone to failure so build in redundancy.



well more like 146.77ukp actually: ebuyer.com/pro…288

and i'd stay away from the 1.5tb seagates as they've had some seriously bad issues, and still haven't been fixed.

Try thishttp://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=34559Though you … Try thishttp://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=34559Though you made need to get a mate to buy the second one for you, and postage may therefore take you slightly over £120, but it's close right ?



I got 2 x 1tb drives for around £120 and that was months ago from scan. Put them in a dual external exclosure. Looking around the prices do seem to have gone up a bit. We are splitting hairs anyway you are getting another 5oomb and seperate drives giving the ability to mirror so its not exactly the same. Well worth another £20. I wouldnt personally buy drives this big when they are this new. You cant believe the reliability stats on them either I have had loads of drives 500mb and above fail over the last couple of years within a year or so. Not with heavy use either.

cheapest 2TB (2 x 1TB) i could get to delivered is ]£132.08

Up to £128.15 this morning.

wo66;3826822

Reliability (MTBF) 750,000 hour(s) .. So not really that unreliable … Reliability (MTBF) 750,000 hour(s) .. So not really that unreliable Redundancy suggested tho' to ensure you just don't lose LOTS of stuff..:roll:



From the seagate website:
"Nonrecoverable Read Errors: 1 per 10^14 bits read"
1.5 Terabytes == 1.2 x 10^13 bits

Be careful using these in a RAID system - in theory you have a 1 in 8.3 chance of a NRE during a rebuild, which could cause a brown adrenaline moment depending on how resilient your RAID controller is...

Jim

Seriously is anyone actualy going to buy these......

hotukdeals.com/ite…39/

Like I said. 2tb for £128 or 1tb properly mirrored. I actually paid less than this a few months ago for these drives !

alera;3835734

Seriously is anyone actualy going to buy … Seriously is anyone actualy going to buy these......http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/302350/1tb-hitachi-deskstar-7k1000-b-64-39/Like I said. 2tb for £128 or 1tb properly mirrored. I actually paid less than this a few months ago for these drives !



i notice they haven't put the samsung spinpoint f1 in that comparison, which is odd as its the accepted speed king at the moment with a sustained 120mbps (i regularly get 117mbps).

the seagate shouldn't be too far behind, its rated as 105mbps iirc.

is the hitachi a 10k rpm drive or something as people seem to say it beats the raptor - although that is getting a bit long in the tooth these days.

and yes the prices are increasing due to the economic cock-up and companies putting the prices up to level out the lower vat.

I had two 500gb samsung spin point drives fail within 12 months. I wont be buying anymore samsung drives.

Original Poster

Back to £109.12 inc VAT again...
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