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Seagate ST32000542AS 3.5" Hard Drive 2TB - £54.99 Delivered @ Dixons
Seagate ST32000542AS 3.5" Hard Drive 2TB - £54.99 Delivered @ Dixons

Seagate ST32000542AS 3.5" Hard Drive 2TB - £54.99 Delivered @ Dixons

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Looks like a great price for absolutely loads of storage space.

Price includes free delivery.


Edit: Just checked the site and the model has been updated. Turns out this drive is a Seagate ST32000542AS.

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Man very low price. Nice find

May be worth the extra £5 to know what you are getting
amazon.co.uk/Sam…8-1

*Guaranteed to be a Samsung / Seagate / Maxtor / Hitachi / Western Digital Drive.

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Cheap. Found it on pcworld aswell
pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

*Guaranteed to be a Samsung / Seagate / Maxtor / Hitachi / Western Digital Drive.

Very good price. But unless It was guaranteed to be either Samsung or WD I wouldn't order.

this is the cheapest price that i've ever seen 2tb drives inc delivery. i can't believe it's from dixons. i'm sure scan and ebuyer will match this soon. it can't be long until the drives are just under £50 delivered

That Samsung one I mentioned earlier is being sold by a marketplace seller now at £54.99

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

Any reason not to pay an extra < 10 for 2.5TB?

spammy

Any reason not to pay an extra < 10 for 2.5TB?


2TB will probably be more reliable as they've been around for longer.

I wouldn't buy this 2TB unless they specify brand.

Delivery only (no [email protected]), and you can't be sure of what you get... worth it to some extent, but not for me.

Under DSR you could always send it back if you're not satisfied with it

"The tech guys" hard drive, lol

Maybe some kind person who bites the bullet and buys one could advise of the brand please?

Would this fit in a NAS enclosure, or is it the 2.5" ones?

Depends on the NAS enclosure, but the majority of NAS enclosures take 3.5 inch drives such as this. Be sure to check the connection type in your NAS box is also SATA (not IDE)
Edited by: "finnrogers" 24th Mar 2011

Noj

May be worth the extra £5 to know what you are … May be worth the extra £5 to know what you are getting[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal%2Fdp%2FB0042SGDVG%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1300960732%26sr%3D8-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal/dp/B0042SGDVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300960732&sr=8-1[/url]



I just ordered this one ^ for £54.49

finnrogers

Depends on the NAS enclosure, but the majority of NAS enclosures take 3.5 … Depends on the NAS enclosure, but the majority of NAS enclosures take 3.5 inch drives such as this. Be sure to check the connection type in your NAS box is also SATA (not IDE)


Thanks for the quick reply!

Where are you seeing a 2.5TB for £65, I'd be up for that. 2.5TB is £112 on Ebuyer.

spammy

Any reason not to pay an extra < 10 for 2.5TB?



Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 24th Mar 2011

Noj

That Samsung one I mentioned earlier is being sold by a marketplace … That Samsung one I mentioned earlier is being sold by a marketplace seller now at £54.99[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB0042SGDVG%2Fref%3Dnosim%2F%3Ftag%3Dhotukdeals-21]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042SGDVG/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21[/url]



With an appalling feedback history! Some people go looking for bother :-(

nihcaj

With an appalling feedback history! Some people go looking for bother :-(



you had me worried for a second there!

BLKS
Feedback Rating:
4.7 stars over the past 12 months (622 ratings)

Feedback 30 days 90 days 365 days Lifetime
Positive 91% 94% 96% 96%
Neutral 2% 2% 1% 1%
Negative 6% 4% 3% 3%
Count 81 196 622 622

doesn't seem to be that appalling to me



Just orderd HP server on here and looking for 4 of these 2TB.

is 3TB the biggest you can get? would they be better than the 2TB in the long run?

I might not need all the drives now, so should i wait and see if they will drop further or is this the lowest they will be?

Don't these 'techguys' hard drives come with just a one year warranty?

When you can get one with a 'proper' warranty for only £2 to £3 more, surely this isn't a good deal at all?

Not voting cold, as its a cheap price, but I certainly won't be buying one....

As andyken rightly points out - what about the warranty with these drives?? May only be one year as opposed to 3yr if you buy from Scan or Ebuyer for instance - certainly the "Tech Guy" part would lead you to believe that these are OEM drives as opposed to the full retail with manufacturers warranty.

Rather pay the couple of quid premium and get:
A) 3 year warranty
B) Samsung or Western Digital

Sin_of_nature

Where are you seeing a 2.5TB for £65, I'd be up for that. 2.5TB is £112 o … Where are you seeing a 2.5TB for £65, I'd be up for that. 2.5TB is £112 on Ebuyer.


True, it would be good if you can gives us a direct link for 2.5TB under 65 quids

BurntEffigy

you had me worried for a second there!BLKS Feedback Rating: 4.7 stars … you had me worried for a second there!BLKS Feedback Rating: 4.7 stars over the past 12 months (622 ratings) Feedback 30 days 90 days 365 days Lifetime Positive 91% 94% 96% 96% Neutral 2% 2% 1% 1% Negative 6% 4% 3% 3% Count 81 196 622 622 doesn't seem to be that appalling to me



So you are happy to buy from a company that you know gets it wrong for one in ten orders... wrong enough for someone to go to the bother of complaining about it too! We are talking about putting the item in a box and posting it - just how do you get it that wrong?

Apart from not meeting the 98% required for posts here, as I say, some people clearly just look for bother, and that's what keeps crappy companies trading! :-(
Edited by: "nihcaj" 24th Mar 2011

crofter

As andyken rightly points out - what about the warranty with these … As andyken rightly points out - what about the warranty with these drives?? May only be one year as opposed to 3yr if you buy from Scan or Ebuyer for instance - certainly the "Tech Guy" part would lead you to believe that these are OEM drives as opposed to the full retail with manufacturers warranty.Rather pay the couple of quid premium and get:A) 3 year warrantyB) Samsung or Western Digital



Warranty is a big issue, they can also be refurbished drive too! (Hence the cheaper price)
2 years ago I bought a Hitachi 1TB from a online retailer and recently I found out that I can only do the RMA in USA...(Grey import) So if it dies, I can't do nothing with it...

nihcaj

Apart from not meeting the 98% required for posts here, as I say, some … Apart from not meeting the 98% required for posts here, as I say, some people clearly just look for bother, and that's what keeps crappy companies trading! :-(



People generally complain more than they praise, therefore I am quite happy to go with this company with a rating of 96% (thats 9.6 out of 10 happy customers over the last year, not counting all the satisfied customers who haven't bothered to rate).

and as we are talking about online ratings, then here shows that Dixons is rated at 42% (with only 33% of customers recommending)
Edited by: "BurntEffigy" 24th Mar 2011

I just received 2 of the samsung drives that you are talking about from Amazon. Both show up on the samsung website as Out of Service area thus not covered by samsungs 3 year warranty. Sent them straight back!!

Just a heads up--> I used to work for DSGI and things like laptops etc have a warranty with the company and not the manufactour hence why they can sell them cheaper. You may be a warranty with proof of purchase to the manufactour but I'd def double check if you care about a warranty etc..



Edited by: "titanwars" 24th Mar 2011

I'd be worried about it being a crappy 5200 rpm green edition, with 32mb cache its gonna be quite sluggish for anything but backups. Rather pay more for a 64mb cache WD caviar black at 7200rpm on a sata600 interface, with very low latency than one of these budget slow coaches, and if was a samsung...i'd be worried about it failing in 6 months... having worked for samsung support, i know how bad they really are.


Edited by: "Highway72" 24th Mar 2011

This is a good deal for who cannot/deny to shop online.
Otherwise the price is nothing special, pretty much standard price on amazon/scan/ebuyer etc

These cheap 2TB drives are almost indifferent, they all suffer different problems/firmwares, none is particularly very good for all occasions. e.g. WD is not so good in NAS with the LLC count problem

'the tech guys drive' hahahaa good price tho

still waiting for the WD drives to drop below £50. i've got less than 1tb left of the 3tb i've got in my WHS. I can hold out a little longer...

Noj

May be worth the extra £5 to know what you are … May be worth the extra £5 to know what you are getting[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal%2Fdp%2FB0042SGDVG%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1300960732%26sr%3D8-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal/dp/B0042SGDVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300960732&sr=8-1[/url]



Agreed.
Amazon's returns policy is the opposite end of the spectrum from Dixons too (though it is a good deal deserving of heat)

Highway72

I'd be worried about it being a crappy 5200 rpm green edition, with 32mb … I'd be worried about it being a crappy 5200 rpm green edition, with 32mb cache its gonna be quite sluggish for anything but backups. Rather pay more for a 64mb cache WD caviar black at 7200rpm on a sata600 interface, with very low latency than one of these budget slow coaches, and if was a samsung...i'd be worried about it failing in 6 months... having worked for samsung support, i know how bad they really are.


That said, I can say from experience that my Samung 1tb 5400's are at least the equal of my 7200 W.D's Cooler running too..

sherr03

I just received 2 of the samsung drives that you are talking about from … I just received 2 of the samsung drives that you are talking about from Amazon. Both show up on the samsung website as Out of Service area thus not covered by samsungs 3 year warranty. Sent them straight back!!



Just bought 4 x 2TB Samsung drives from Amazon (not from 3rd party) this week and all of them have 3 year warranty checking with the Samsung Warranty Checker.

src

Just bought 4 x 2TB Samsung drives from Amazon (not from 3rd party) this … Just bought 4 x 2TB Samsung drives from Amazon (not from 3rd party) this week and all of them have 3 year warranty checking with the Samsung Warranty Checker.



I think mine where from a 3rd party but I swore that it said amazon when I purchased them. Gone back anyway....seemed dodgy to me.

src

Just bought 4 x 2TB Samsung drives from Amazon (not from 3rd party) this … Just bought 4 x 2TB Samsung drives from Amazon (not from 3rd party) this week and all of them have 3 year warranty checking with the Samsung Warranty Checker.



I believe that Scan and Ebuyer are also doing Samsung grey imports. For this reason, I refuse to buy a Samsung drive from them. Even if they offered them half price I wouldn't bother.

It's good to know that Amazon are not selling grey imports.

Samsung's hard disk RMA service is top of the class (I last used them about 1 year ago and they despatched the replacement HD the same day they received my defective drive).

For hard disks, warranty is VERY important.

Seems cool, when anyone know when the offer runs out? I don't get paid till the end of the month!

Good price but I'd rather pay more to know what I'm getting and for a long warranty. For those reasons I think that this is a cold deal, sorry.
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