Upgrading your HD Hard Drive - Here Are The Best Prices...

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  1. New Bloke

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    Well not yet but why not have this thread sticky'd when it is agreed what type and size of drives should be pinpointed.

    My thoughts were either 500Gb, 750Gb and 1TB drives, but more specifically the Seagate, Hitachi and Western Digital models.

    We could have one of the very nice mods trim the thread now and then to keep it neat and tidy.

    What do you guys think???

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    500Gb

    Samsung 500GB SATA II 300 Hard Disk Drive 16MB cache 7200rpm £61.09 - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16077

    Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE16 SATA II 300 7200rpm 16MB cache £64.33 - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=16566

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATAII NCQ 3Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache £66.95 - http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=607135


    750Gb

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB 7500AAKS SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache £108.69 - http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608229

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATAII NCQ 3Gb/s 750GB 16MB Cache £108.69 - http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=606659

    Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 - hard drive - 750 GB - SATA-300 £134.23 - http://www.it247.com/Product/68-0A3...ign=pricegrabber&utm_medium=InternalHardDisks

    1Tb

    Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache Caviar Green Power £170.38 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135132

    Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache £179.20 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129306

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 £183.46 - http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4SNB
     
  2. philinman

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    Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache Caviar Green Power from ebuyer £170.38 all in :D
     
  3. b1g1an

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    750Gb drives at around the hundred pound mark offer the best value once you factor in the lump Sky take for Anytime.
     
  4. Cyril

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    Yes its
    5 useable GB per £ for a 1TB (£170)
    6 useable GB per £ for 750GB (£100)
    3 useable GB per £ for 500GB (£50)


    So if you are after value for money, 750 gives you the best bang for the buck!
     
  5. Rickyj @ Kalibrate

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    Would this item be any good? I can't afford a 1TB.
     
  6. Neil Watson

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    Those prices need updating - as 2months is a long time in the volatile world of HDD prices :D

    Quick check (I'd be amazed if these were the cheapest prices ;)) and the 1Tb WD1000FYPS is £141 (making approx 6.14 usable GB per £) and the 750Mb WD7500AAKS is £89 making 6.78 usable GB per £.

    The gap is lessening.
     
  7. sr20

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    I would use Scan.co.uk if you want the cheapest prices. They have a today only page with special offers. At least once a week the Western Digital hard disks appear here for competitive prices.

    When you factor in the free delivery for Avforums members plus the small saving from the 'Today Only' offer its a no brainer:)
     
  8. Neil Watson

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    I tend to buy either from scan or cclonline as they both offer specials.
     

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