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Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive
$39.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

Product List:
- 1 Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS 7200.11 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 32MB Internal Hard Drive

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

brendan948725


quality posts: 39 Private Messages brendan948725

Big and fast... the running back of memory drives.



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quality posts: 52 Private Messages jessiebyrd004

3.5-ish stars on Buzzillions.
http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/seagate-barracuda-7200-12-500gb-hard-drive-reviews

I do a daily woot blog where I talk about the woot, link to CSEs, find reviews, etc. A few people have told me it's useful. Google "useful linkage" and there it is.

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

here's the product website

drewcp


quality posts: 20 Private Messages drewcp

I was excited, but then I realized it's a 3.5" drive. I need a 2.5" drive for my laptop. My 160GB isn't working out too great.

scorpshockey


quality posts: 7 Private Messages scorpshockey

Run away. Far away.

skagasz


quality posts: 3 Private Messages skagasz

Lots of failures with these drives.

See the negative reviews on the 'egg.

Generally speaking - there was a lot of issues surrounding the 7200.11 series from Seagate.


Edit: similar spec'ed Western Digital Caviar Blue (NEW) for only $5 more after figuring in Woot's shipping: Linkity

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TPrather302


quality posts: 1 Private Messages TPrather302

Seagate refurb, turn and run!!!

I havn't had good luck with seagate refurbs in the past.

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ecue


quality posts: 9 Private Messages ecue

derp @ rephurb

Zinggniz


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Zinggniz

BEFORE YOU BUY! Make sure you're computer uses a SATA connection. Here's how to find out:

http://gallery.techarena.in/data/513/sata-ide_lg.jpg
In this picture, top is PATA and bottom is SATA. If you're old harddrive looks like the bottom, it is SATA.

Here's another picture of SATA to help you out:
http://gizmodo.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/08/sata33.jpg

~jw

jpbay


quality posts: 5 Private Messages jpbay

I'm sooo embarrassed. I actually know what this is

Daveed84


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Daveed84

Refurbished hard drive? I wouldn't buy this with someone else's money.

Crab


quality posts: 48 Private Messages Crab

Are these from back when Seagates could reliably be expected to drop dead without notice, or are they the newer, more reliable ones?

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

$99.99 with pretty good reviews over at amazon

MortalAlliance


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MortalAlliance

REFURBISHED Hard Drive seems full of fail to me.

WhiteBoyOfVernon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages WhiteBoyOfVernon

I'm diggin' the jab at Giz with this one.

Three tines isn't a fork. Three tines is a trident. Forks are for eating, tridents are for ruling the seven seas.

mboverload


quality posts: 80 Private Messages mboverload

Judging by the failure reports on these drives you'll want a RAID1+0 or RAID5.

If you want an awesome way to add 5 hot-swap drives to your PC/server check this out



iStarUSA BPU-350-SA-Silver 3x5.25" to 5x3.5" SATA2.0 Hot-Swap Backplane Raid Cage

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lorddarphyve


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lorddarphyve

OH NO ITS A TRAP!!!

xnevergiveinx


quality posts: 1 Private Messages xnevergiveinx

i always steer clear of refurbished drives because they have a short warranty

however, half of the time when i have to RMA a hard drive - i get a refurbished drive as a replacement...but my original 3-5 year warranty is still intact

aabbud


quality posts: 2 Private Messages aabbud

I bought a pair of these and only one is alive still. Not much faith that these refurbs will work

outer78


quality posts: 13 Private Messages outer78
brendan948725 wrote:Big and fast... the running back of memory drives.



Till you notice it refumbles and you lose.

Kao1138


quality posts: 30 Private Messages Kao1138
Mayday408 wrote:Refurbished Hard Drive...



Yeah, seems like a Woot for those who don't know the realities of hard drives. Refurbished is a one word dealbreaker for most people when it comes to buying a hard drive.

sdkammer


quality posts: 30 Private Messages sdkammer

Hmmm...refurb...seagate....nah...

withinwindows


quality posts: 0 Private Messages withinwindows

Pay a little more, get peace of mind.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445

Kao1138


quality posts: 30 Private Messages Kao1138

One possible good use for these would be thermite experiments, make up a batch (in a safe location of course) and use it to burn through a whole stack of these.

tunah


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tunah

Every single Seagate Barracuda has failed on me. At first I was excited... then I felt bad. Like the moment you realized you downloaded too much bacon.

cheroke55


quality posts: 37 Private Messages cheroke55

Every refubered HDD I ever bought, died in a year or less.
I wonder what goes into refurbing. Just throw a new disk in? Leave the old bearings in?
Or maybe they resurface the old disk.
I'd like to know...
Time to Google!

beaniebobo


quality posts: 9 Private Messages beaniebobo

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jpbay


quality posts: 5 Private Messages jpbay
MortalAlliance wrote:REFURBISHED Hard Drive seems full of fail to me.



Add SATA + Refurbished = Danger

me12360


quality posts: 0 Private Messages me12360
TPrather302 wrote:Seagate refurb, turn and run!!!

I havn't had good luck with seagate refurbs in the past.



I haven't had luck with new ones much less a refurbished one. I agree, turn and run!

rkyyz


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brendan948725 wrote:Big and fast... the running back of memory drives.



What's a memory drive?

vodka420


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vodka420

well i dont know about you guys but ive always been a little sketched out about buying a refurbished hard drive. other parts maybe but not the hard drive.

icuc22too


quality posts: 5 Private Messages icuc22too

That's not a great deal if you consider price/GB. You can find much better deals if you wait long enough (like 6 cents/GB) versus this one (7.998 cents/GB).

However, I've been running a Seagate on my other computer for almost six years now without any problems, but YMMV always applies for hard drives.

Chirag80


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Chirag80

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1001651/


instead of paying 40+5=$45 on woot, pay $55-58 to get 1.5TB

Chirag

jasonwatkins


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jasonwatkins

I have a 250G Seagate (referb) and it corrupted ALL the time. Finally I took it out of the enclosure and popped it in my computer and it works fine. Over 2 years and still going.

GenesisFactor


quality posts: 0 Private Messages GenesisFactor

the Woot.com folks seem to have telepathy. they read my mind that i needed a 500GB 7200 RPM hard drive for my new computer...they even seemed to know that i prefered seagate...

the problem is they probably stop listening or maybe i didn't specify that i needed a LAPTOP hard drive.

so close, woot, so close...

oio


quality posts: 8 Private Messages oio

Wow... Woot selling refurb HDs again. Price per GB is meh. New 1TB HDs are $70

investr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages investr

Funny, i've bought refurb drives all the time. Slap it in, run spinrite on it for a good maintenance and go.

Only had 1 fail in about 25 over the years that came out of a tivo. hell, might have even been from woot! LOL

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