Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive (OEM) £70.98 @Ebuyer
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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive (OEM) £70.98 @Ebuyer

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Found 11th AugMade hot 11th Aug
High performance drive with 7200RPM
The only downside is no SATA cable or mounting screws with this OEM version

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Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at £70.97!

Come on ebuyer, don't get kicked around - sell this drive for £60 and show amazon who is boss - unless you really are losers like amazon say you are

thenormalone2 h, 58 m ago

If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no …If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no stock and don't know how to pack hard drives. They regularly send them out like this[Image]



And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware!

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Awesome price

Get one whilst South Korea is still able to make 'um

I have FOUR of these; internally the ones I have read as Hitachi; VERY reliable and really good price. Two of these were used in my NAS for several years, but now being used as local storage in a couple of PCs.

How about warranty?

1p cheaper and with Amazon Prime delivery here : amazon.co.uk/gp/…6F0

Edit: Actually my bad - looks like 1-3week waiting time with Amazon - Hot
Edited by: "lbeedee21" 11th Aug

I have one (actually 5tb) of these and while they're good drives , they are noisy when seeking. God knows how you got away with using two of them in a NAS

I have two of these 3TB drives and they are utterly silent in operation.

Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at £70.97!

Come on ebuyer, don't get kicked around - sell this drive for £60 and show amazon who is boss - unless you really are losers like amazon say you are

Was just looking at these too for my Gen8 earlier today. They've been lower but this is a good enough price frankly.

dewonderful52 m ago

Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at …Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at £70.97!Come on ebuyer, don't get kicked around - sell this drive for £60 and show amazon who is boss - unless you really are losers like amazon say you are



If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no stock and don't know how to pack hard drives. They regularly send them out like this

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thenormalone2 h, 58 m ago

If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no …If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no stock and don't know how to pack hard drives. They regularly send them out like this[Image]



And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware!

31676051-sZpfA.jpg

thenormalone10 h, 14 m ago

If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no …If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no stock and don't know how to pack hard drives. They regularly send them out like this




Yep, recently received a Seagate IronWolf "packed" just like that from Amazon.

After installation it took over a minute to do a quick format, transfer speeds were all over the place and it chucked up a load of "command timeout" SMART errors (SATA cable and motherboard ports were checked and known good). It may or may not have been related to being tossed around and damaged in transit, but that's the last HDD I'll be getting from Amazon until I see evidence they've upped their game.

dewonderful7 h, 15 m ago

And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( …And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware![Image]




Ebuyer will never live this one down, but to be fair I think it would be a bit naive to believe that other online retailers don't operate similar schemes.

As long as you know your statutory rights as a consumer you shouldn't have anything to worry about, at least when you're buying from a UK-based vendor.
Edited by: "VladTheImpaler" 12th Aug

dewonderful8 h, 23 m ago

And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( …And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware![Image]



Wow, was considering this, not now. I hope they've lost loads of business from this photo getting out

dewonderful9 h, 42 m ago

And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( …And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware![Image]


Ebuyer don't 'reward' staff for rejecting valid RMAs. All they're doing is tracking statistics. All businesses have BIS that are specifically designed to do that. Even with Amazon, if you have a sufficient high return rate above their designated threshold, they close your account.

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thenormalone12 h, 43 m ago

If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no …If you want a working drive, stick with ebuyer. Amazon currently have no stock and don't know how to pack hard drives. They regularly send them out like this[Image]



BT aren't much better, mine was like that but will some extra padding

dewonderful10 h, 24 m ago

And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( …And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware![Image]



Amazon is my go to place for most things these days and I agree, their returns procedure is second to none but like a poster above said they've closed accounts with high return rates. I've read stuff about ebuyer rejecting RMA's too and haven't used them in about 10 years other than a CPU cooler 4 years ago. When I RMA'd stuff with them in the past, they were pretty slow with their ticket system but this was 10 years ago.

Picard1232 h, 29 m ago

Ebuyer don't 'reward' staff for rejecting valid RMAs. All they're doing is …Ebuyer don't 'reward' staff for rejecting valid RMAs. All they're doing is tracking statistics. All businesses have BIS that are specifically designed to do that. Even with Amazon, if you have a sufficient high return rate above their designated threshold, they close your account.https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/18/banned-by-amazon-returning-faulty-goods-blocked-credit-balancehttps://www.techwalls.com/amazon-ban-return-too-many-items/




I can say that I have been contacted by Amazon CS due to high return rate and basically warned my account would be closed if it continues.
I replied with a spreadsheet containing data of every item I had ever returned and the reason for return. I don't know if they even looked at it but I've not heard from them since (years ago now).
Still it does make me think twice about buying big ticket complicated items from them.

popolou16 h, 3 m ago

Was just looking at these too for my Gen8 earlier today. They've been …Was just looking at these too for my Gen8 earlier today. They've been lower but this is a good enough price frankly.



I would go for proper NAS drives or 5400rpm as mine (5tb) is noisy (used in a gen8!) they do E and N drives which would be more suitable. Maybe these (3tb) are re-labelled/older Hitachi drives , maybe theres a software util that can quiet them down?

Picard1233 h, 7 m ago

Ebuyer don't 'reward' staff for rejecting valid RMAs. All they're doing is …Ebuyer don't 'reward' staff for rejecting valid RMAs. All they're doing is tracking statistics. All businesses have BIS that are specifically designed to do that. Even with Amazon, if you have a sufficient high return rate above their designated threshold, they close your account.https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/18/banned-by-amazon-returning-faulty-goods-blocked-credit-balancehttps://www.techwalls.com/amazon-ban-return-too-many-items/



Colourful or bold boards on office walls tend to be used for advertising the success/win rate by employees within that department, and not for the tracking of statistics for administrative/analytical purposes. Statistics are more commonly reserved for spreadsheets shared among the relevant members of staff only.

On such sales/win boards, the person achieving the highest rate of success is usually moved to the top. We can only see the first 2 or 3 rows in the example of ebuyer, but from this blurred sample it appears to be the case.

Ebuyer may well have cleaned up their act in the 7-or-so years since I had to contend with this department to accept a legitimate return, arguing with them while they tried to imply they had no legal duty to accept it and that I would need to contact the manufacturer direct. But at the time, the forums were rife with people complaining about the company's resistance to issuing full refunds and accepting returns.

These were not long term ebuyer customers who had been successfully manipulating a refunds system, as referenced in the articles you linked regarding Amazon.

Amazon have an exemplary refunds service, which runs borderline to no-questions-asked.
That's why when they finally cut you off, it's no-answers-given. If those statistics were made public, it would be easy for customers to game the system, which is another reason Amazon won't have a board in their customer services departments, as ebuyer did.

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hot for the price.

K1LLER_HORNET1 h, 28 m ago

I can say that I have been contacted by Amazon CS due to high return rate …I can say that I have been contacted by Amazon CS due to high return rate and basically warned my account would be closed if it continues. I replied with a spreadsheet containing data of every item I had ever returned and the reason for return. I don't know if they even looked at it but I've not heard from them since (years ago now). Still it does make me think twice about buying big ticket complicated items from them.


Couldn't you just create another Amazon account?

GwanGy2 h, 12 m ago

I would go for proper NAS drives or 5400rpm as mine (5tb) is noisy (used …I would go for proper NAS drives or 5400rpm as mine (5tb) is noisy (used in a gen8!) they do E and N drives which would be more suitable. Maybe these (3tb) are re-labelled/older Hitachi drives , maybe theres a software util that can quiet them down?


Amazon do have the Toshiba E300 3TB currently at £79.74 which are slower performance but designed for use in a NAS

GwanGy2 h, 19 m ago

I would go for proper NAS drives or 5400rpm as mine (5tb) is noisy (used …I would go for proper NAS drives or 5400rpm as mine (5tb) is noisy (used in a gen8!) they do E and N drives which would be more suitable. Maybe these (3tb) are re-labelled/older Hitachi drives , maybe theres a software util that can quiet them down?

@GwanGy agreed for a NAS. Running a esxi box so do have a need for speed

Rubber grommet them? Use more padding under the rubber feet?

Pops

Stimpington3 h, 8 m ago

Colourful or bold boards on office walls tend to be used for advertising …Colourful or bold boards on office walls tend to be used for advertising the success/win rate by employees within that department, and not for the tracking of statistics for administrative/analytical purposes. Statistics are more commonly reserved for spreadsheets shared among the relevant members of staff only.On such sales/win boards, the person achieving the highest rate of success is usually moved to the top. We can only see the first 2 or 3 rows in the example of ebuyer, but from this blurred sample it appears to be the case.Ebuyer may well have cleaned up their act in the 7-or-so years since I had to contend with this department to accept a legitimate return, arguing with them while they tried to imply they had no legal duty to accept it and that I would need to contact the manufacturer direct. But at the time, the forums were rife with people complaining about the company's resistance to issuing full refunds and accepting returns. These were not long term ebuyer customers who had been successfully manipulating a refunds system, as referenced in the articles you linked regarding Amazon.Amazon have an exemplary refunds service, which runs borderline to no-questions-asked. That's why when they finally cut you off, it's no-answers-given. If those statistics were made public, it would be easy for customers to game the system, which is another reason Amazon won't have a board in their customer services departments, as ebuyer did.[Image]




Amazon can probably afford to authorise a few more returns given that they pay practically no UK tax despite having £billions of UK sales.....

dewonderful17 h, 6 m ago

And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( …And if you want to be stuck with a broken hard drive, stick with ebuyer ( ) who rewards their staff for rejecting returns and not issuing RMA's for fault goods. At least amazon will take back anything they packaged badly, good luck with these sleazy chancers. As I always say - #ebuyerbeware![Image]



dewonderful20 h, 58 m ago

Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at …Amazon slaying the competition - price matched and a penny cheaper at £70.97!Come on ebuyer, don't get kicked around - sell this drive for £60 and show amazon who is boss - unless you really are losers like amazon say you are


And not forgetting their rip-off delivery costs to Northern Ireland. I think it was them who invented the term "mainland UK".

How are these compared to WD reds?

Does it work in a MacBook pro

Would this perform any better plugged into an Xbox one rather than a bog standard drive. Would you notice the difference in read/write times?

Could someone advise whether this would be a good choice. Thanks
Edited by: "jezzery" 12th Aug

captainbeaky6 h, 59 m ago

Couldn't you just create another Amazon account?


Perhaps I could but I'd lose anything attached to my account. Prime, apps, order history.

Got this. Runs noisy and hotter than WD, for example, so placed at top of stack to not heat up other units and used dampening material. Good price though if either aren't of concern to you.

encaser13th Aug

Got this. Runs noisy and hotter than WD, for example, so placed at top of …Got this. Runs noisy and hotter than WD, for example, so placed at top of stack to not heat up other units and used dampening material. Good price though if either aren't of concern to you.


Got one myself, It's only 3 degrees hotter than my old Samsung, not much noisier if not the same, Very good price

nice find, immediately available for shipping from Amazon UK at 70.97 price
They advertise it as a 2.5" unit, which is clearly a mistake
I'm going to bite.

Thanks

konraddrozdz16th Aug

Got one myself, It's only 3 degrees hotter than my old Samsung, not much …Got one myself, It's only 3 degrees hotter than my old Samsung, not much noisier if not the same, Very good price


Agreed. Ran a long SMART test on my two drives in parallel and (other than zero sector failures) they were hardly noticeable over my trusty WD500GB Blacks. Transfers are impressive.

Pops
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