Where can I buy a Seagate DB35 drive?

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  1. tomlavelle

    tomlavelle New Member

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    The two sites I usually buy all of my drives from do not have the 750GB DB35 drive; I upgraded my last Tivo with a fairly noisy drive so I don't want to make that mistake again.

    Could somebody please point me toward a site that sells the DB35 drives at a good price (assuming that this doesn't break any rules of this forum)?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
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  3. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    Best price I see on noisey Seagate drives is about 25 cents per gig. I think in the record mentioned in the Drive Specials thread was 12.5 cents per gig drive but you have to wait a long long time for those.

    For the dB35s, 35 cents seems to be their floor.
     
  4. pkaytes

    pkaytes New Member

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    I don't know if it's the cheapest price, but thenerds.com has all the db35 drives. 750 gig was $282.

    Paul
     
  5. Lensman

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    You should also consider the Seagate SV35 series "digital video surveilance" drives. They seem to be a little cheaper and have similar characteristics to the DB35.

    I've been considering getting an SV35 myself, so if anyone has any SV35 vs. DB35 advice, please chime in!

    zipzoomfly has some good prices on both the SV35. I've bought from them before and have found them to be reliable.
     
  6. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Tigerdirect or Newegg.

    The Nerds have the 750GB for $280.00
     
  7. Tivortex

    Tivortex Cherished Member

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    I got a decent price and great service from Atacom.com They also had the very hard to find ANTEC MX-1 enclosure. $346.41 with shipping for both items.
     
  8. tomlavelle

    tomlavelle New Member

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    I usually buy from NewEgg or MWave, they have computer grade 750GB drives for ~$225, but they don't appear to carry the DB25.
     
  9. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Here at Newegg: $269.99

    Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB

    This is the 750GB DB35.

    To help you out:

    SATA 3.0Gb/s 750GB ST3750640SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 750GB ST3750840SCE
    Ultra ATA/100 750GB ST3750840ACE

    There are 3 750Gb models. 2 are SATA, 1 is ATA.

    Hope this helps. :D
     
  10. TexasGrillChef

    TexasGrillChef New Member

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    From a Seagate Authorized Dealer. -------------- On Seagate.com you can get a list.
     
  11. jlib

    jlib Lean Forward

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    Carmel...
    Bzzzt! The SATA 750GB DB35 models are ST3750640SCE and
    ST3750840SCE. You are pointing to the noisier ES model.

    There are twelve 750GB Seagate models.

    Barracuda® 7200.10 Desktop Series:
    ST3750640AS SATA
    ST3750640A ATA

    Barracuda® 7200.11 Desktop Series:
    ST3750330AS SATA
    ST3750630AS SATA

    Barracuda® ES Enterprise Series:
    ST3750640NS SATA

    Barracuda® ES.2 Enterprise Series:
    ST3750330NS SATA
    ST3750630NS SATA

    SV35 7200.2 Surveillance Series
    ST3750640SV SATA
    ST3750640AV ATA

    DB35 Series™ 7200.3 Series:
    ST3750640SCE SATA (16MB Cache)
    ST3750840SCE SATA (8MB Cache)
    ST3750840ACE ATA

    Also, since Seagate now has a 1000GB ST31000340AS model we can expect a DB35 version soon.

    Those who are buying DB35 drives or Antec MX-1 enclosures at the Nerds.net should use the sponsored gateway links at www.mfslive.org. Remember whence this goodness comes. :up:
     
  12. jlib

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    Carmel...
    For our purposes the main criteria for choosing a drive is head seek noise:

    DB35 3.0 bels (1 bel = 10 decibels)
    ES 3.2 bels
    SV35 3.7 bels
     
  13. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    The Link provided to the ES Model was for Newegg.com. That is the only DB35 model they currently carry.

    Also, there are only 3 750GB Hard Drives in the DB35 Series, not Twelve as you pointed out.

    DB35 Series™ 7200.2 Hard Drive

    SATA 3.0Gb/s 80KB ST3802110SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 120GB ST3120213SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 160GB ST3160212SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 200GB ST3200827SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 250GB ST3250824SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 300GB ST3300822SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 400GB ST3400833SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 500GB ST3500841SCE
    Ultra ATA/100 80GB ST3802110ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 120GB ST3120213ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 160GB ST3160212ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 200GB ST3200827ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 250GB ST3250824ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 300GB ST3300822ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 400GB ST3400833ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 500GB ST3500841ACE

    DB35 Series™ 7200.3 Hard Drives

    SATA 3.0Gb/s 250GB ST3250820SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 300GB ST3300820SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 320GB ST3320820SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 400GB ST3400820SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 500GB ST3500830SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 750GB ST3750640SCE
    SATA 3.0Gb/s 750GB ST3750840SCE

    Ultra ATA/100 250GB ST3250820ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 300GB ST3300820ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 320GB ST3320820ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 400GB ST3400820ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 500GB ST3500830ACE
    Ultra ATA/100 750GB ST3750840ACE

    Here is the Direct Link to the DB35 Series from Seagate:

    DB35 Series Hard Drive Family

    The reason the OP is looking at the DB35 Series is because that is the best for DVR use. Why use a SV (Surveilance) Drive, or a ES (Enterprise) Drive for a DVR, when Seagate has built the DB Series for that very reason?

    :D
     
  14. jlib

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    Carmel...
    Understood. Which is why I was questioning your "recommending" an Enterprise drive. I think we are on the same wavelength. Just your link was wrong.
     
  15. moxie1617

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    The ES model is NOT a DB35! The CE models are DB35's.
     
  16. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Tom,

    I purchased the ST3750840SCE from Beach Audio. It wasn't the absolute cheapest price I found, but they appeared to be an honest and reliable store based on my research. I was very happy with my buying experience, and I would definitely purchase from them again. The price was fair, they shipped the drive quickly, and it arrived brand new and in perfect condition. In fact, the drive has been humming along in my MX-1 for weeks now without any problems whatsoever. If you're interested, here is a link to the drive on Beach Audio's website.
     
  17. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Yes we are on the same wavelength. I do apologise for the wrong link. :D
     
  18. Lensman

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    Where did you find this info? I can't find anything other than the info on the Seagate data sheets:
    DB35 750GB 7200.3 SATA version: 3.0/3.1 (typical/max bels)
    DB35 750GB 7200.3 SATA version: 2.9/3.0
    SV35 750GB 7200.2 version: 2.8/2.9
    ES.2 750GB: 2.7/??
    7200.10 SATA version: 2.8/3.7 (performance mode)

    I suspect the 7200.10 in non-performance mode will be in the low 3.x's. The 7200.10 is the standard desktop drive, BTW.
     
  19. jlib

    jlib Lean Forward

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    Carmel...
    I thought there was no non-performance mode on Seagates? I think maybe the two specs ("x/x") are the idle level and the seek level. Anyway, I got that info from the particular links in my original post (then click on tech specs). Those 3 are the only ones that had any listing. Interesting that the PDFs don't jibe with the web page specs. Plus, they would really need to specify method of measurement, particularly distance especially since now their specs do not seem consistent even across their own products.
     
  20. tomlavelle

    tomlavelle New Member

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    Thanks all. I ordered from Beach Audio - shipping was only $5 (vs. $20 at TheNerds) so it turned out to be the lowest price I could find at the few vendors that I found that carry the DB35 (CE) model.
     

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