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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Value, Zippy Drive (Thai version), 14 Mar. 2014
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It really is great to see how the prices of hard drives has fallen. Many are migrating to SSDs and that could be a contributing factor.

Yet at this price it really is hard to discount the Seagate Barracuda, (or any decent hard drive for that matter) especially if you do not have a SATA 3 motherboard which can take full advantage of SSD bandwidth.

The Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache is viable option for those seeking a massive storage high speed drive at a.great price. Yet it has to be noted that these drives are not always made in Thailand, which are generally very reliable. I have read reports of drive failures, and most of these were made in China.
The first digit of the serial number indicate country of manufacture:
Z - Thailand / S or W - China

Buying online is a bit of a Russian roulette, so, in this case the best option is to buy from a computer store. The serial number can be easily seen through the anti static protective cover.

It has to be noted that Seagate honour a no quibble 2 year European warranty.

I was lucky as Amazon thankfully sent me the Thailand version, which was also adequately packaged.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2014, 16:45:58 GMT
Jay Bee says:
Very useful review - especially "he first digit of the serial number indicate country of manufacture:
Z - Thailand / S or W - China" Thanks for the information.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2015, 16:14:04 BST
Antoine says:
Hi Jay,
Thank you for your kind comments. Very much appreciated :)
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