Top of the Class Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM - only £64.99 delivered
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Top of the Class Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM - only £64.99 delivered

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Found 27th Apr 2007Made hot 27th Apr 2007
This is top of the class hard drive (model no. ST3500630AS) that currently sells for £88+delivery @ scan.co.uk / £86.95+delivery @ dabs.com. Get it while it's still available at this price (use Google Checkout). I got 2 of these drive (great for RAID config) for under £130!!!

DESCRIPTION:The world today runs on information. Every time you access the Internet, hit "send", trade a stock online, use an ATM or even watch a Hollywood blockbuster movie with computer-generated special effects, you create, access and share tremendous amounts of digital information. Seagate is committed to developing the technology and manufacturing the products that help make it all happen.

PRODUCT FEATURES: Best-in-class environmental specification and reliability features * New perpendicular recording technology enables higher areal density, fewer moving parts and increased dependability * Adaptive Fly Height offers consistent read/write performance from the beginning to the end of your computing workload * Clean Sweep automatically calibrates your drive; Directed Offline Scan runs diagnostics when storage access is not needed * RoHS Directive-compliant design assures you an environmentally conscious product * Enhanced G-Force Protection defends against handling damage; Seagate SoftSonic motor enables whisper-quiet operation.

145 Comments

Nice find Thanks! Excellent price too.

Just ordered one - thanks!

Ordered one up today - heat & rep added

Banned

Can i put this into a Dell desktop computer? I have had trouble with others...does anyone know?

Cheers

Good find - worth noting however that you can get two 320GB HDDs from ebuyer delivered(640GB) for less than this price...

qbduncan

Can i put this into a Dell desktop computer? I have had trouble with … Can i put this into a Dell desktop computer? I have had trouble with others...does anyone know?Cheers



You should be able to, I've put 3rd party HDs into Dell computers loads of times.

Must apologise - I'm talking out of my behind!!!! I'm thinking 250GB not 320. Sorry!

dont forget the 0.1% quidco lol

nightshot

dont forget the 0.1% quidco lol


Damn - I forgot about quidco -that's 6p I've missed - is it too late to cancel & re-order:giggle:

Now £63.34 delivered after Google Checkout

Original Poster

Rustybucket

This range of Seagate hard drives are VERY VERY noisy drives. Just so you … This range of Seagate hard drives are VERY VERY noisy drives. Just so you know.Also, this model appears to be cheaper.]http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/108235



That drive does not support NCQ (Native Command Queuing).
For insiders, this Seagate drive is the best 500 GB drive you can currently purchase, and with 5 years warranty too!

I think the noisy comments are for the 7200.9

This is the 7200.10 which is a higher spec drive. The cheaper one was mentioned on this forum a couple of days ago, although this is now cheaper.

There is free delivery on this drive too!

I don't know where this is hidden as it doesn't come up when you search through sata drives. Maybe it has been 'lost', hence the free delivery still applying.

This really is a great deal. I just bought three. Is that an affiliate link though?

Graham

Thanks alien7

Ah... I didn't delete my post quick enough before I got a reply to it. Oops. There are only a handful of these drives I stated available at Ebuyer now, and I've just bought myself one.

For me, the risk of there being even a slight noise compared to no noise at all is worth the performance hit.

Unless of course it's significant. Are there any figures?

EDIT

Just cancelled my other order and went with this after reading this review.
pcworld.com/pro…tml

Apologies to OP. It is a good deal.

Original Poster

Rustybucket

]Apologies to OP. It is a good deal.



I work in IT so I know what I am talking. :thumbsup:
Btw, Dell sells exactly this model as a secondary drive add-on (at double this price, offcourse). ;-)

Good deal, fantastic price, great drive. Seagate's are the hard drive I buy for myself, usually a little more expensive than the competition but that is easily outweighed by the 5 year warranty and good CS. They were the first large manufacturer to introduce FDB (fluid dynamic bearings) into desktop hard drives which makes a very significant noise reduction; the 7200.10s are very quiet indeed, up there with Samsungs.

Just bagged one @ £63.34 delivered ! Cheers OP ! :thumbsup:

I've never ordered anything from ebuyer, so am mildly confused by their free delivery option, but doesn't the order have to be £89+ to qualify? But this looks like a free delivery item despite being less than the £89. Can anyone clarify?

Original Poster

Newton.Gun

I've never ordered anything from ebuyer, so am mildly confused by their … I've never ordered anything from ebuyer, so am mildly confused by their free delivery option, but doesn't the order have to be £89+ to qualify? But this looks like a free delivery item despite being less than the £89. Can anyone clarify?


Yes, this item has the free delivery option which I guess eBuyer forgot to take out! ;-)

Sod it, bought the bullet and bought one - that brings my total ebuyer spending over last coupla weeks to £400

alien7

Yes, this item has the free delivery option which I guess eBuyer forgot … Yes, this item has the free delivery option which I guess eBuyer forgot to take out! ;-)



Coooool, thanks for clearing that up for me :thumbsup:

i got one too.
can't ignore it at this price!
great drive too. perpendicular recording is supposed to be good according to my nerdy IT mates

Damn you OP! :x
My credit card hates you! (went for one

I went for this and other cheap bits and pieces I needed with £10 google offer.

For those interested, this is listed on a tomshardware storage review under the Seagate SKU: ST3500630AS
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http://ww…tml

Many thanks, just ordered mine.... now only 2 SATA channels on my HD, already have a 160gb and a 200gb... hmmmm....anyone know of any cheap SATA II cards.. lol

Got four now. Let's hope they don't crash in price!

Graham

blue max

Got four now. Let's hope they don't crash in price!Graham



I'd be v surprised if they go under £50 by xmas, for that to happen rival manufactures would need to be shifting 750gb/1tb drives in large amounts to push smaller drive prices down, which I can't see happening in the space of 8months, although Hitachi 1tb drives which are now shifting will for sure push it below £60 this year.

So you've made a good purchase.

Excellent Price. Heat added.

Ordered one too, thanks v much for the deal & assistance =)

Got one a week ago .. b4 the £10 extra off.. happy in my dell now running as a sata-1 second drive. Used as a backup, so can't comment much on the noise as its doesn't power up until used.

******.
I bought 2 of these from ebuyer last week to go in my mac pro last.
they c
ost me £68.68 each after google checkout..looks like I could of saved an extra couple of quid!

Oops forgot my manners (well I did write a thank you, but the connection hung). Thanks to alien7 for this.

I was going to buy hitachi, but am confident these are as good - and nearly half the price!

I am going to make a stripe/mirror combination on my mac pro using this guys suggestions:
macprojournal.com/par…tml

Hope this helps anyone considering this sort of setup.

I really don't want to have to keep moving into larger drives all the time - as you need an even larger drive to hold it all whilst you reformat.

This is REALLY cheap for this much secure storage.

I hope they honour this and it's not a momentus cock-up on their part.

Graham

Just about to order one of these as my Maxtor is making a funny noise and I think its about to go tits-up. Is there a promo code as well to use for this?

cheers4now

Could someone please help me... I would like to combine this disk with a NAS drive enclosure (Sumvision 3.5" NAS USB2.0 IDE Hard Drive Enclosure) also for sale on ebuyer. It says in the specs of the enclosure that the hard disk needs to be an UMDA Hard Drive (required to be formatted in FAT32). Is this Seagate a UMDA hard drive or is it not? I searched for the answer, but got very confused: is UMDA the same as UDMA? Some help would be much appreciated!

This seagate is not an IDE anyway, so no good for you.

Excellent find, gone for one

After ordering this through Google Checkout, does anyone know how quickly Ebuyer action requests made for changes of delivery address and cancelling orders? I've bought a lot from Ebuyer in the past and have found them to be pretty reliable, but this extra link in the chain makes me uneasy (apart from the data mining Google aspect of it that is).

Just bought one, Thanks.

Rustybucket

After ordering this through Google Checkout, does anyone know how quickly … After ordering this through Google Checkout, does anyone know how quickly Ebuyer action requests made for changes of delivery address and cancelling orders? I've bought a lot from Ebuyer in the past and have found them to be pretty reliable, but this extra link in the chain makes me uneasy (apart from the data mining Google aspect of it that is).



I think that in my opinion, the best way to do it is to get the order number from google checkout, and give ebuyer a quick call.

im really thinking of buying one of these,especially since play.com canceled the external 500gb seagate on me. i dont really understand these though,can someone please explain SATA,this is the computer iv got,would there be any compatible problems

ebuyer.com/UK/…528
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