Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive £22.90 Sold by Artio International Limited and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive £22.90 Sold by Artio International Limited and Fulfilled by Amazon

£22.90£35.0535%Amazon Deals
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Posted 9th Aug
3276841.jpgToshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive amazon.co.uk/dp/…0C3

This is for a NEW drive - despite comments saying otherwise

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im well aware that “normal drives” are now ancient however this is still 50% less than a good SSD with same capacity
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be aware you usually get a used/refurbished disc - look at the reviews
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 9th Aug
This is expensive for a used drive. I'd expect 1TB for that price.
That's a terrible price, even for new.

Put into perspective; for only double the money you could get a brand new SSD of the same capacity!
I note that it doesn't *explicitly* state if the product is new, or refurb (draw your own conclusions, but many reviewers have suggested the latter) but for literally a couple of quid more, you could have the same capacity, at 7,200rpm - however I'd be more tempted to spend the *same* money on a 250Gb SSD, and keep the old drive as an "external disk"

Not voting either way
TehJumpingJawa09/08/2019 21:21

That's a terrible price, even for new.Put into perspective; for only double …That's a terrible price, even for new.Put into perspective; for only double the money you could get a brand new SSD of the same capacity!


double the money puts it in a completely different price bracket

for only 4 times the cost you could get NVME
adamspencer9509/08/2019 20:44

be aware you usually get a used/refurbished disc - look at the reviews


“Some” reviews state this. Most have received new
It is listed as NEW - not used 38239242-jI8Ye.jpg
TehJumpingJawa09/08/2019 21:21

That's a terrible price, even for new.Put into perspective; for only double …That's a terrible price, even for new.Put into perspective; for only double the money you could get a brand new SSD of the same capacity!


Find me a brand new branded 500GB HDD for the same or less money . I am in the IT trade and all of my suppliers are more than this
Anyone buying a 500gb spinning hd in 2019 should really need their head examined, i would not even bother to stop to pick it up for free
Fotune10/08/2019 11:08

Anyone buying a 500gb spinning hd in 2019 should really need their head …Anyone buying a 500gb spinning hd in 2019 should really need their head examined, i would not even bother to stop to pick it up for free


Spending £40-50 on a laptop that retails at £100 isn’t reasonable , that’s why
wezzel9876510/08/2019 15:15

Spending £40-50 on a laptop that retails at £100 isn’t reasonable , that’s …Spending £40-50 on a laptop that retails at £100 isn’t reasonable , that’s why


5400rpm HDD won't cope with windows 10, fact.
wezzel9876510/08/2019 15:15

Spending £40-50 on a laptop that retails at £100 isn’t reasonable , that’s …Spending £40-50 on a laptop that retails at £100 isn’t reasonable , that’s why


I'd put a £20 240GB SSD , and set it up with some kind of cloud storage for archiving & backup.

Far better performance, battery life, shock tolerance, and most importantly it encourages safer operating habits wrt off-machine backup.

Stick a large (spinning) hard drive in a laptop and your 'Mum-tier' user will put all her photos on it, then be devastated when it dies and she loses the lot.
yubious11/08/2019 09:07

5400rpm HDD won't cope with windows 10, fact.


You’ve not used any then? up until this year almost all consumer laptops had spinning disks
TehJumpingJawa11/08/2019 12:43

I'd put a £20 240GB SSD , and set it up with some kind of cloud storage …I'd put a £20 240GB SSD , and set it up with some kind of cloud storage for archiving & backup.Far better performance, battery life, shock tolerance, and most importantly it encourages safer operating habits wrt off-machine backup.Stick a large (spinning) hard drive in a laptop and your 'Mum-tier' user will put all her photos on it, then be devastated when it dies and she loses the lot.


Having seen quite some SSD failures now with low recoverability it’s beginning to concern me. I run all my machines using m2 SSDs however anything important that I have is mirrored to Dropbox and one drive.
we are only putting these cheaper drives In to “cheap” machines
wezzel9876512/08/2019 05:18

You’ve not used any then? up until this year almost all consumer laptops h …You’ve not used any then? up until this year almost all consumer laptops had spinning disks


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yubious12/08/2019 08:48

https://www.google.com/search?biw=360&bih=560&ei=ZhlRXbqLFO6V1fAPr8CLsAg&q=windows+10+5400+rpm&oq=windows+10+5400+rpm&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.12..0i7i30j0l2.23187.26195..26898...0.0..0.146.1159.15j1......0....1.........0i71.AMHyW1ombOYNo further comments required...


I sell 10 machines a week on 10 with 5400rpm...no users complain of low speed
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