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Oddware: Seagate 750 GB ATA / IDE hard drive

June 9, 2018 Jon 17 Comments

Seagate was the only company to make parallel ATA / IDE hard drives in 750 GB size, while everyone else had already moved on to SATA. This one was made in 2008, and was originally in an Iomega external USB / Firewire enclosure.

Original video about the CompUSA hard drive enclosure with Engrish instructions:

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  1. Alecu Lunguleac
    June 9, 2018 - 1:23 am

    My largest IDE drive i had was a Samsung 300GB SpinPoint T133! It had 8 MB buffer and is still going strong!

  2. DigiFootage Channel
    June 9, 2018 - 1:27 am

    LMAO! I loved the ending of this video. Brilliant and funny. Thankyou for that.

  3. Nigel Montezuma
    June 9, 2018 - 1:35 am

    What’s the techno-rock song that plays at 4:18?

  4. Robert Sand
    June 9, 2018 - 1:57 am

    I bought two on ebay. They are Seagate but Apple branded. Same as these but Apple logo. I believe they were pulled from an apple server of sort. Since the guy had 10+ available. Xbox moddding community is loving them

  5. Bayly Buchanan
    June 9, 2018 - 2:15 am

    That HP! What a BEAST! I had the 17" media center edition 2005 model, dv8000 I believe. I used it up until 2012. I think it had a single core Athlon? eventually the GPU died.

  6. Grant Stackhouse
    June 9, 2018 - 2:37 am

    They did make a version of this drive for retail distribution. I had the good fortune of buying one sealed in box on Ebay about 3 years ago. I remember it being pretty pricey, but it still works flawlessly in my soft-modded PlayStation 2.

  7. infinitecanadian
    June 9, 2018 - 3:30 am

    At the moment you started the hard disk drive, I could hear the local fire engine sirens start blasting, and for a minute thought that was the hard drive.

  8. Executive
    June 9, 2018 - 4:01 am

    Sick how people mistreat their laptops

  9. Nerd Spark
    June 9, 2018 - 4:05 am

    We've got a Samsung 400gb PATA drive and I thought that was the biggest size they came in so that's surprising to see that Seagate made a 750gb, nice vid mate 🙂

  10. Tyler Smith
    June 9, 2018 - 4:07 am

    i have the same laptop in the core duo configuration but mine came with windows media (xp)and i looked it up all most all laptops of this type have a sticky part of the track pad that wears in the same place

  11. mikedrz
    June 9, 2018 - 4:49 am

    Those segates were some real grinders, they got really noisey as they aged.

  12. Ernesto Epsilon
    June 9, 2018 - 5:13 am

    This is hard to get, I got the 500Gb version which has a new sticker that says Refurbished, and has a green lining around it. Mainly looking for them for upgrading the drive in a original Xbox.

  13. yogibear2k10
    June 9, 2018 - 6:11 am

    D**n! I would love that for my ps2! I only have a 250gb at the momen and it is too small!

  14. armorgeddon
    June 9, 2018 - 6:43 am

    I own one of these harddrives. I bought it in 2008 or 2009 for my HTPC. They were sold as retail! Mine arrived defect, after installing the Linux distribution (LinVDR) it wouldn't boot the system. I made a surface scan that reported a lot of errors so I returned the drive and Seagate send me a refurbished replacement, which made me angry, because I had paid a huge amount for the HDD, much more than a 750 GB SATA drive would've cost. However, the drive ran perfect, silent and error free without active cooling and in a small case, and it still does despite video editing of recorded TV-stuff being done on it with lots of reading and writing at the same time. The successor series, that were only available as SATA-drives were much less reliable with the 1,5 Tb drives a total disaster. I switched to HGST then, but recently got two 8 Tb Archive HDD from Seagate that I hope will be reliable.

  15. xplus93
    June 9, 2018 - 7:19 am

    Apple was one of the largest customers I think. These were used in the XServe RAID.

  16. tombell12
    June 9, 2018 - 7:32 am

    I actually got one of these drives almost a couple of years ago. I had always wondered what the highest capacity drive was that used the old school P-ATA interface.

  17. skipperbent
    June 9, 2018 - 7:37 am

    "Found a computer in a trashcan".. haha you are a computer hoarder 😀 where i'm from we can't even access the recycling center to take stuff and my neighbors don't throw their computers in the trash – it's uphill for me 🙁

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