WD  WD10EZEX 1TB 3.5" HDD £37.50 Amazon
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WD WD10EZEX 1TB 3.5" HDD £37.50 Amazon

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Found 5th JanEdited by:"Adult"
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WD10EZEX 1TB hard drive.

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"Please form two teams and argue about it."


Voted hot just for that
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Price matcched Bt shop which is in stock, +£0.98 delivery shop.bt.com/pro…tml
Edited by: "pablomalin" 5th Jan
Why don't you edit your post and use the "ships faster" link instead?
HotUKDealSeeker4 m ago

Why don't you edit your post and use the "ships faster" link instead?


Probably because it's an older model from the 2012's.
antdoros8 m ago

Probably because it's an older model from the 2012's.


and the other one says 2013. Are the "2017's" models faster?
Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick to be corrupted. Mine has just gone on the blink so have had to replace with SSD.
westernise1 h, 5 m ago

Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick …Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick to be corrupted. Mine has just gone on the blink so have had to replace with SSD.


256GB SSD to boot from and however many TBs you need covered by a HDD is the best of both worlds.
westernise1 h, 8 m ago

Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick …Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick to be corrupted. Mine has just gone on the blink so have had to replace with SSD.


Lol, what? No-one would be using this as a boot drive. Normal HDD's are for inexpensive storage.
Ships 1-2 months....
HotUKDealSeeker2 h, 34 m ago

and the other one says 2013. Are the "2017's" models faster?


Always. Just ask their marketing dept.
eatmorefish9 m ago

Always. Just ask their marketing dept.


Exactly!
You want cheap? I'll give you cheap!

amazon.co.uk/Tos…h=1


And 7200rpm to boot. Of course, there will be those who regard Toshiba as rather an unknown brand in HDD's....
Edited by: "eatmorefish" 5th Jan
"Please form two teams and argue about it."


Voted hot just for that
eatmorefish12 m ago

You want cheap? I'll give you cheap! …You want cheap? I'll give you cheap! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-P300-7200RPM-SATA-HDWD110UZSVA/dp/B0151KM3I0/ref=pd_sbs_147_6?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=J0DMQ6PKE1G58XZXE94E&th=1And 7200rpm to boot. Of course, there will be those who regard Toshiba as rather an unknown brand in HDD's....


Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless most of the time no matter what brand. Secondly I also thought let me try to buy cheap ,this, instead of a normal WD as per usual. It's slow and noisy in comparison.
ritchiedrama1 h, 41 m ago

Lol, what? No-one would be using this as a boot drive. Normal HDD's are …Lol, what? No-one would be using this as a boot drive. Normal HDD's are for inexpensive storage.


Why not? Are you really in so much of a rush you can't spare a few seconds?
BB89.19 m ago

Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless …Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless most of the time no matter what brand. Secondly I also thought let me try to buy cheap ,this, instead of a normal WD as per usual. It's slow and noisy in comparison.


What a load of
westernise3 h, 7 m ago

Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick …Good for the price. But slows down machines compared to SSDs and are quick to be corrupted. Mine has just gone on the blink so have had to replace with SSD.


WD's 7200rpm Blue series are among the very best HDD's out there.

Obviously wont be as fast as an SSD, but reliability-wise, these babies are tried and true.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 5th Jan
BB89.42 m ago

Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless …Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless most of the time no matter what brand. Secondly I also thought let me try to buy cheap ,this, instead of a normal WD as per usual. It's slow and noisy in comparison.


I've certainly had a bad experience when I ordered a Toshiba 3TB 3.5" from Amazon. As it was an OEM packaged drive it comes in an antistatic bag rather than padded box. Amazon popped it in a large box with a few other bits and bobs without wrapping the drive in any padding. It did not survive.

I can't imagine they always ship OEM drives like this, or they would soon give up selling them from customers constantly returning them as dead. But it certainly would make me cautious buying hard drives from them that our not retail packed by the manufacturer.

To the untrained eye a 3.5" hard disc is a solid lump of sturdy metal that will be fine, they dont know about the delicate glass platters, coatings, heads etc. Its not just Amazon, plenty on ebay who think a jiffy bag is enough packing....
qbs28 m ago

Why not? Are you really in so much of a rush you can't spare a few seconds?


A few seconds? Mechanical drives are a pain in the ass in comparison to an SSD in terms of boot times, loading programs, games, copying files.

It sounds like you don't know much about computer hardware, so I'll leave you to go research it.
qbs39 m ago

Why not? Are you really in so much of a rush you can't spare a few seconds?



You know boot and transfer speeds are just a nice side effect (along with the absence of moving parts eliminating all noise)? The access time of SSDs is really what it's all about. There's been no reason not to have one for the past 5 years, unless you're on a laptop with only one drive available and really need lots of capacity on said drive.
ritchiedrama16 m ago

A few seconds? Mechanical drives are a pain in the ass in comparison to an …A few seconds? Mechanical drives are a pain in the ass in comparison to an SSD in terms of boot times, loading programs, games, copying files.It sounds like you don't know much about computer hardware, so I'll leave you to go research it.


Only around 40 years, so I'm ok thanks. You need to be consistent. You started off speaking about boot times. Now you're speaking about loading programs, copying files etc etc. There's a difference you know.
runnybabbit26 m ago

You know boot and transfer speeds are just a nice side effect (along with …You know boot and transfer speeds are just a nice side effect (along with the absence of moving parts eliminating all noise)? The access time of SSDs is really what it's all about. There's been no reason not to have one for the past 5 years, unless you're on a laptop with only one drive available and really need lots of capacity on said drive.


If you're desperate for an ultra fast boot, ok, but, in reality, apart from being able to say mine boots faster than yours, As for HDD noise, heard of damping?
Seanspeed1 h, 6 m ago

WD's 7200rpm Blue series are among the very best HDD's out there.Obviously …WD's 7200rpm Blue series are among the very best HDD's out there.Obviously wont be as fast as an SSD, but reliability-wise, these babies are tried and true.


I agree. When you crack open a rebuilt pc you'll often find one of these inside. Manufacturers aren't stupid: they know what works.
I'm even happy putting them in a Nas...
eatmorefish12 m ago

I agree. When you crack open a rebuilt pc you'll often find one of these …I agree. When you crack open a rebuilt pc you'll often find one of these inside. Manufacturers aren't stupid: they know what works.I'm even happy putting them in a Nas...



Not sure what planet you're on to have this attitude about SSDs in 2018. Like I said the boot time is just a bonus, the access time makes every interaction with the operating system snappy and fluid. I've had an SSD to boot from in my desktop for the past 7 years, whenever I do have to boot from a hard drive it's like going back 10 years. HDDs truly were the last bottleneck.
runnybabbit15 m ago

Not sure what planet you're on to have this attitude about SSDs in 2018. …Not sure what planet you're on to have this attitude about SSDs in 2018. Like I said the boot time is just a bonus, the access time makes every interaction with the operating system snappy and fluid. I've had an SSD to boot from in my desktop for the past 7 years, whenever I do have to boot from a hard drive it's like going back 10 years. HDDs truly were the last bottleneck.


I think you are replying to the wrong comment. Where did I mention ssd's?
Just bought one of these to replace a failing Samsung HDD. Paid £40.89 delivered. But can't fault where I bought it from. Order was dispatched 30 minutes after placing it and received it the next day. Far better service than I've had recently from my Amazon Prime account. I have always found Western Digital drives to be reliable and the free download of Acronis True Image WD is a welcome bonus.
Seanspeed6 h, 44 m ago

WD's 7200rpm Blue series are among the very best HDD's out there.Obviously …WD's 7200rpm Blue series are among the very best HDD's out there.Obviously wont be as fast as an SSD, but reliability-wise, these babies are tried and true.



You're mistaking the Blue for the Black. Blues are bottom-of-the-barrel WD hard drives. Had one fail on me which WD kindly replaced.

eatmorefish5 h, 37 m ago

I agree. When you crack open a rebuilt pc you'll often find one of these …I agree. When you crack open a rebuilt pc you'll often find one of these inside. Manufacturers aren't stupid: they know what works.I'm even happy putting them in a Nas...



They're in pre-builts because they're cheap.
BB89.8 h, 51 m ago

Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless …Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless most of the time no matter what brand. Secondly I also thought let me try to buy cheap ,this, instead of a normal WD as per usual. It's slow and noisy in comparison.


Funnily enough I just raised a complaint over this with Amazon and they are sending another out tonight, to arrive tomorrow, hopefully better packaged. This is what I got when ordering an OEM 3TB drive ....


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A flimsy bit of paper over the drive, allowing it to slam back and forth in the box. I didn't even open it and try an install as delicate mechanical objects trusted to hold sensitive data really don't need the equivalent of a 1400 washing machine cycle while they are being delivered! I think this is what Amazon calls 'extra frustration' packaging !
Concerned_Citizen8 h, 11 m ago

I've certainly had a bad experience when I ordered a Toshiba 3TB 3.5" from …I've certainly had a bad experience when I ordered a Toshiba 3TB 3.5" from Amazon. As it was an OEM packaged drive it comes in an antistatic bag rather than padded box. Amazon popped it in a large box with a few other bits and bobs without wrapping the drive in any padding. It did not survive.I can't imagine they always ship OEM drives like this, or they would soon give up selling them from customers constantly returning them as dead. But it certainly would make me cautious buying hard drives from them that our not retail packed by the manufacturer.To the untrained eye a 3.5" hard disc is a solid lump of sturdy metal that will be fine, they dont know about the delicate glass platters, coatings, heads etc. Its not just Amazon, plenty on ebay who think a jiffy bag is enough packing....


Was it the Black Friday £50 offer on the E300 by any chance ?
PowPowRanger5 h, 43 m ago

You're mistaking the Blue for the Black. Blues are bottom-of-the-barrel WD …You're mistaking the Blue for the Black. Blues are bottom-of-the-barrel WD hard drives. Had one fail on me which WD kindly replaced.They're in pre-builts because they're cheap.


No, I'm not mistaking anything. Blues aren't even remotely 'bottom of the barrel'. This is a massively ignorant comment, seemingly colored by your own particular bad luck with one. They are cheap, but they are incredible value because they're extremely good as well. There's a reason they are pretty much *the* recommended HDD for those who aren't placing mass storage as a priority. Performance and reliability are top notch.

Blacks are great, but the value prospect goes down significantly with the price hike, and you're getting an extremely minimal improvement for it.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 6th Jan
Northerndave4 h, 22 m ago

Was it the Black Friday £50 offer on the E300 by any chance ?


It was a different Toshiba model, P300 in October 2016.
Northerndave7 h, 3 m ago

Funnily enough I just raised a complaint over this with Amazon and they …Funnily enough I just raised a complaint over this with Amazon and they are sending another out tonight, to arrive tomorrow, hopefully better packaged. This is what I got when ordering an OEM 3TB drive ....[Image] A flimsy bit of paper over the drive, allowing it to slam back and forth in the box. I didn't even open it and try an install as delicate mechanical objects trusted to hold sensitive data really don't need the equivalent of a 1400 washing machine cycle while they are being delivered! I think this is what Amazon calls 'extra frustration' packaging !



Everyones missing the point!!...you do know theres no moving parts when theres no power going through HDD's dont you?.....and also the read/write head will be parked up so wont be able to touch the platter anyway.
potnoodle7 h, 7 m ago

Everyones missing the point!!...you do know theres no moving parts when …Everyones missing the point!!...you do know theres no moving parts when theres no power going through HDD's dont you?.....and also the read/write head will be parked up so wont be able to touch the platter anyway.


Its true to say that hard discs are less susceptable to damage from shock when powered down as the heads are parked, however they are still easily damaged. All the hard disc manufacturers publish shock limits for both the operating and non-operating states. They also publish packing recomendations, typically several inches of foam round the drive if you don't have one of their own specially designed boxes.
potnoodle19 h, 57 m ago

Everyones missing the point!!...you do know theres no moving parts when …Everyones missing the point!!...you do know theres no moving parts when theres no power going through HDD's dont you?.....and also the read/write head will be parked up so wont be able to touch the platter anyway.


I didn't even mention moving parts, I mentioned delicate mechanical objects. These things do not like being bounced around when their operating tolerances are so small.
qbs5th Jan

What a load of


Nothing to back that up then like your own experience owning one at all? Thought so
BB89.4 h, 7 m ago

Nothing to back that up then like your own experience owning one at all? …Nothing to back that up then like your own experience owning one at all? Thought so


Owned several. All ok. All from Amazon. HDDs are tougher than you think. It doesn't matter how much packaging you have when it comes to the internals. The damage is done by shock - hard stops - that aren't protected by packaging.

Now what have YOU got to back up "Wouldn't touch it , Amazon's woeful packaging will render your HDD useless most of the time no matter what brand. Secondly I also thought let me try to buy cheap ,this, instead of a normal WD as per usual. It's slow and noisy in comparison."?
Lmao, I've ordered 5 hdd from Amazon the past 18 months, 3 DOA. 1 faulty. That's enough to convince me. So unless Amazon is selling already malfunctioned HDD ,it's the delivery no other explanation.
To your HDD damage is done by shock, don't you think it slamming either side of a box with a couple inches of play for 2 days straight during delivery attibrutes to that?..
also if you think that Toshiba drive isn't noisy , probably should get your hearing checked. Mine is like a phone vibrating when it boots/accessed none of my others are that loud, they're in a micro server in my bedroom , I hear this daily!
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