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Hey,

Last year I was on the hunt for a new HDD. I found a 1.5TB one for £39 (can't seem to find it now) and was wondering if anyone here has any ideas where to look for a reliable HDD for cheap with around 1.5-2TB. Max budget is £50.

It will be used to store all the data I have now which is spread around on 8 different random HDD's and I'm getting pissed as hell having to switch the system off and back on again to switch the HDD's every time I need to get to some data. I have 2 x 80GB IDE's a couple of 120GB's, one 250GB and two 300GB HDD's full of backups and data for older re-installations etc, and I'm looking to gather them all into one place for the sake of my sanity.

External HDD is out of the question. I just want a decent, solid HDD (RPM, speed, cache is NOT inportant) that I can put into my PC and never have to deal with this crap again.

Thanks!
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That £40 drive would be more now because of the recent VAT increase in the U.K.

Baring this in mind, I've found a 1.5 Terabyte (5400rpm and 32MB cache) drive within your budget: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160649
As the drive is under £50, you'll have to pay an extra £3 for delivery (Delivery Prices), making the total transaction about £1 more than your budget.
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post #3 of 6
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What do you guys think?
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160649
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Originally Posted by InsaneMatt View Post
That £40 drive would be more now because of the recent VAT increase in the U.K.

Baring this in mind, I've found a 1.5 Terabyte (5400rpm and 32MB cache) drive within your budget: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160649
As the drive is under £50, you'll have to pay an extra £3 for delivery (Delivery Prices), making the total transaction about £1 more than your budget.
Haha, yeah, I just spotted that too. Seems like a good buy I guess. Do you think getting two HDD's and RAIDing them would be a better idea? Do they even have 750GB HDD's? If you think about it, all this infomation is spread amoung 8 drives, so dumping them all onto one drive seems like a risk on my behalf. Here's a couple more:

http://www.saverstore.com/product/20...top-Hard-Drive
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20...top-Hard-Drive
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20...nal-Hard-Drive
http://www.tekheads.co.uk/product/Sa...OEM_19716.html
Edited by Zonet - 1/31/11 at 3:12pm
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post #5 of 6
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Any other suggestions? I wouldn't want to miss out on the above deals if I don't have to.
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Scan.co.uk have some good deals on the Samsung spinpoints, let me find a link.

Edit - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/15tb-...ache-89-ms-ncq

It's a few £££ over your budget but with the recent VAT increase I think that's quite reasonable.
Edited by Sast - 2/1/11 at 3:50am
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