Very good price. I am still using an i3-6th with 12gb ram plus SSD and it is pretty quick. Of course basic things but it is enough for majority of people
6th gen chips are still great buys as they are very similar to everything up to 10th gen with slightly lower clockspeeds and dual-core not quad, but that's ok at this level. Certainly not a bad price for £150 and the RAM upgrade is cheap and easy.
I also agree this is decent for the price. Still use my i3 6th gen 4gb ram, more often than my i5 8th gen 8gb ram and I can do most with it. I guess it depends of the condition you get it, but this is not bad. Hot!
It may be a few years old, but it's definitely worth £150. Decent spec and comes with 3 months warranty. Good deal
Backblaze, are using consumer standard drives in a nas, and not your normal consumer type nas but in a data server facility.. This firm produce data whilst having some indicative trends, should not be taken as gospel. Unless you have the sides of the case and the case is on your desk you will not hear most 3.5" drives.
I was just looking at HDD prices on eBay, you can easily double your money now.
This'll do fine for up to 4 drives in a NAS, just as good as a WD Red in real terms - potentially better - WD made headlines by pulling a dirty ploy and putting SMR (bad for RAID) drives into their Red line recently. However you're better off investing in larger hard drives if the whole job is storage, especially if limited slots. 3TB is great for most peoples steam libraries and anything else that spills over their SSD on a desktop, but pretty small in modern HDD terms. Can get up to 18TB now, 12-14TB readily available and at a good price - chia related surge in demand notwithstanding! Internal drives can carry a premium, but if you checkout "shucking" as a concept, can get good deals on USB drives to use for NAS etc. Picked up 4x 14TB recently for ~£211 each = £15 per TB (so cheaper than this per GB!)
My WD Red I ordered from Amazon EU arrived hanging out of the outer packaging! The courier insisted he hadn’t dropped. Yeah, right. I tried to reject the delivery but he refused my rejection, insisting that it will be fine. I contacted Amazon UK and they refunded me straight away. Another waste of a perfectly find hard drive, not to mention the logistical environmental impact . All this thanks to cheap and inadequate packaging by Amazon warehouse staff
Also keen to know if this is any good for a NAS RAID setup or whether I'm better off getting a WD red or Seagate ironwolf?
Sorry, but I still think you are missing the point. Toshiba and Hitachi haven’t made TV’s for years. Conning probably wasn’t the correct term, that’s why I put it in quotes, maybe ‘this is a marketing ploy / pulling the wool over your eyes’ might be better. Your Apple comment is completely irrelevant to the point I am making. Nokia would be a better example… Let’s just agree to disagree.
Of course, they won't that's why they licence the brand name. Panasonic, Toshiba, Hitachi know that consumers want the choice of budget products, but they are not as profitable as the high spec ones, so they outsource them to third parties. Vestel is not conning anyone any more than Apple having Foxconn make their phones in Taiwan.
No, it’s the same, but let me explain my point… In the 90’s and into the early 00’s, these brands were top tier. Correct? Now, people are buying what they think is a Toshiba or Hitachi, thinking they are buying a top tier TV. They aren’t, they are buying cheap rubbish with a badge on it. There is obviously something going on here, call it what you like, but would they sell the same number of TV’s if they weren’t branded? Doubt it…
How are they conning people when Panasonic, Toshiba etc actually licensed them to produce TV sets for them?? Is this any different from almost ALL brands licensing Chinese manufacturers to make their goods that used to be made in Europe, USA and Japan?
Did anyone here know that in last few models of Lcd. Samsung went into partnership with a Sony, those model's had faulty power(don't know the exact word of part) for the mains way back. Samsung hasn't always been just Samsung, also even a few youtubers said bout Samsungs own version of the Dolby Vision for screen isn't as good as Dolbly. I personally think they are over priced because of this. And you pay for the name but every1 to there own I say.
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I'd go with both ahead of Seagate .....heat I think I would be tempted but I've not run out of space in hospital ......yet
ID go with the WD ahead of Toshiba
This weeks 8Tb WD was £14/Tb and this one is £20 - On purely a cost/tb it's a Sub Zero from me. I guess you are paying premium for not having to power this, so not going to hit the minus sign cos I can't be bothered to do the research
What's his name I'll check it out.
They're more likely to fail but much easier to take apart and recover data from than say a 2.5 inch Western Digital due to having a normal sata 3 connector. WD 2.5's normally have a usb port soldered on. Having said that I put a 13 year old Seagate in a laptop just with OS on and no data and it just keeps going much to my surprise.
Agreed - don't cheap out on your data. WD for me - had 3 x Reds running 24/7 in RAID 5 (most IO intensive) for almost 10 years (y)
Implies that other models are not built to be reliable.
Yeah, I did my research before buying these drives and I don't think they're inherently bad; Synology themselves actually sell re-branded Toshiba drives. This has just put me off buying through Amazon.
Have one of these in my NAS, still going strong after 3 years and no errors. Very noisy compared to other drives I have.
I've not bought a new hdd in ages what's the sweet spot value wise and for reliability. Any help appreciated.
Yeah too limiting to me probably a manual solution with a 10 port hub is better then I can raid 1 them all......i didn't really understand raid I might parity raid 5 3 of my hd drives that looks doable certainly an easy failure proof solution
https://the-gadgeteer.com/2016/03/17/turn-10-micro-sd-cards-into-a-sata-ssd-drive/ been around ages, not great it seems, perhaps handy if you have a load spare & a sata drive port empty.
Point me to one
people already sell racks to use micro SD cards in banks as a SSD, i guess thats kinda similar if its something your interested in.
How do we get it for £65.03? When I click the link to Amazon it is priced at £87.99 Edit - I think I missed this by 1 day! Flippin typcial!!! That price point was ideal for me
I have this. Bulb blew after like 6 months. Still need to contact them for return but reluctant to get same thing again so need a better option... Another review said it when I ordered I think but I figured it's likely a one off.
It's £74 with the eBay code at the minute.
How much is the Samsung
I don't know whether to go for this or the Samsung MS23F301TAK?
This is available for £56.24 at the moment. Ships from EU so may take a couple of days extra.
Working in Logistics I can validate its a real pain in the (blank) so I feel your pain
Voters were repeatedly warned about this....
It's getting way past annoying. It's always been bad but I'd read some articles about the Brexit issues and things now having to be checked when coming into the country that many traders just didn't think it was worth the extra hassle. Not going to take those articles as gospel but the not delivering to Northern Ireland problem has gotten an awful lot worse lately. I couldn't even buy repeat sales on some items on Amazon yesterday, even though I've bought the same items from the same sellers repeatedly before now with no issues at all.
Interesting; my experience at home and professionally has consistently suggested otherwise
Thanks for the advice. Will look in to a surveillance drive. I'm thinking of semi using it for office purposes, could i have the best of both worlds?
Indeed. The speed is not necessary, and it will wear out fast. And more expensive. Lose on all fronts
Ssd is a no no in this scenario..
Yes or Seagate skyhawk i use it on my hikvision surveillance system. They both are designed for this specific purpose. If your system is on 24/7 and keeps continuous recording then normal hard drives slowly, but surely die, have tried that two times myself, they start to overheat, after a few months they get drastically slower and then they either die or keep shutting down. Motion activated recordings are less aggressive, but still impacts the hard drives life. Not worth it if you ask me especially if you get the normal large capacity drives and then it fails after a while... Don't get me wrong they all fail ,but you are better off with the hard drive that was meant for continuous recordings.
It's back in stock but the code doesn't work online I tried to get them to honour it on online chat but they wouldn't however they did honour it on call Thanks OP
Sold out now!!
If you know someone who has made a recent AO purchase, both they and you will get a credit / cashback whatever if they recommend you and give their code. I think it is about £20 each
Agreed, purchase this at £390 a month ago. Been pretty happy with it for regular YouTube & Netflix at 4K content. Only annoyance is that HDR is pretty flawed & makes some films look quite blurred (so I’ve turned this feature off now), but I assume you would get this on any tv at this price range.
We'll soon be using tellies instead of stud walls 😨
Got my son a LG 22inch there for his birthday and was about to send it back till I see the amount of this being offered as used with issues. I think I'll pass..not worth the hassle for a saving of a like 30/40 quid
I think it's acceptable on such a small screen, unless you are using it as a monitor. Using it as a TV you probably wouldn't be able to tell if there was an increase in pixel count.
Formerly toshiba memory pioneers of a lot of the flash and ssd devices we use today so yeah they are
No it ain't! Toshiba bought ocz assets in a bankruptcy sale deal, toshiba invented a lot of the tech in memory we use today! ocz was just small aquisition stock and some patents.toshiba memory division was spun off to save money so it's sep company now from toshiba and they renamed
The thumbnail had me thinking this was a Nvidia RTX deal
Could happen to any drive though tbh, may have just been unlucky.
Just had one of these die after four months. Seller sending a replacement, so I definitely wouldn't complain about the support, but the drive itself? Just go buy an MX500.
I have the WB P10 game drive 12TB its a Ultrastar enterprise drive inside, very good via usb 3 but put it in my terramaster nas and it was very noisy but but so quiet in the usb enclosure. at £204 currently its a bargain
Same. Noisey as hell compared to my Reds/Whites, albeit a faster drive.
I have one of these. They are quite noisy and are best situated where noise is not going to be an issue.