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2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green £135.11 + delivery Today Only @ Scan

£135.11 @ Scan
This deal is only available through the Today Only section of the web site, delivery is £3.99 free for AVForums members etc. This works out to a potential £67.56 per drive!!! These things are get… Read More
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6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
This deal is only available through the Today Only section of the web site, delivery is £3.99 free for AVForums members etc.

This works out to a potential £67.56 per drive!!! These things are getting cheaper and cheaper.

As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation. - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies.

Capacity: 2000 GB
Edition: Caviar Green
Form Factor: 3.5"
Height: 26.1 mm
Rotation Speed: 5400+ rpm
Cache: 64MB
Access Time: 8 ms
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s

***More info on Free Delivery***

http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=186923

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#1
The title is wrong, the link takes you to:

2 X 1TB Hitachi Deskstar, 0F10383, 7K2000C SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM

NOT western digital...
#2
link takes you to the today only page
if you bothered to look for more than 2 secs you'd see that there is more than just the hitachis
#3
Dechilo
The title is wrong, the link takes you to:

2 X 1TB Hitachi Deskstar, 0F10383, 7K2000C SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM

NOT western digital...


Scroll further down the page.

Direct link to add item to the basket "HERE"

Edited By: linkup101 on Oct 19, 2010 19:28: add comment
#4
Sorry, the direct link to the basket gives me 1 drive, 2 for £145 if i change the quantity.
#5
Dechilo
Sorry, the direct link to the basket gives me 1 drive, 2 for £145 if i change the quantity.

sorry wrong link, should be "HERE"
#6
Dechilo
Sorry, the direct link to the basket gives me 1 drive, 2 for £145 if i change the quantity.
0/2
its on the today only section as linked
specifically stated as 2*2tb pack
click buy and there you go


Edited By: brilly on Oct 19, 2010 19:30: .
#7
sorry for the confusion guys I added the wrong link, have corrected the link now.
#8
Voted hot. Has to be one of the best deals around for two 2TB drives.
#9
£0.0337775 per GB (maths: 135.11/4000gb). If I remember the cheapest I have found GB's was about a 10'th of a penny cheaper at 3.2p/GB wish I could find that offer now. Don't get me wrong, its an awesome offer: heat added!
#10
Will these fit and work with a Netgear ReadyNas 2150 box? Thanks
#11
Mmmmmm as soon as i get some $$$!

Though I do wonder how many several days it will take to transfer all my stuff to this 5400rpm drive.

Anyone tried filling ones of these?

Edited By: qalih on Oct 19, 2010 20:20: extra info
#12
Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot).
However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.
In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to calling them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.
#13
Gary61
Will these fit and work with a Netgear ReadyNas 2150 box? Thanks


Yes, I have them running in the same NAS. You need to run wdidle3 to disable the idle timer thingy (enabled by default). Else the drives attempt to spin down every 8 seconds and the LCC (load cycle count) increases dramatically. If you disable the idle mode they work normally.
#14
good deal
i was already to order some 2tb drives this week but have been waiting (for months) for 3TB drives and seems WD made my day.
means i can have a 8 TB raid 5 setup and that makes me happy
banned#15
Great buy, I bought 2 at the weekend - thought I was getting a bargain at £139 the pair!
#16
Heat added!
#17
[quote=Yes, I have them running in the same NAS. You need to run wdidle3 to disable the idle timer thingy (enabled by default). Else the drives attempt to spin down every 8 seconds and the LCC (load cycle count) increases dramatically. If you disable the idle mode they work normally.[/quote]

Thanks for help, sorry to be a pain but how do you run wdidle3?
#18
Gary61
Will these fit and work with a Netgear ReadyNas 2150 box? Thanks

use that drive with caution ...... see here
http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=82 and
http://www.readynas.com/?p=3690
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johnnneyboy
Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot).
However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.
In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to calling them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.


Should have returned it under the DSR then they can't charge you anything, haven't used Scan since they tried that crap on with me over some memory I tried the RAM in 5 different computers it worked in none and they then tried to tell me they tested it and was fine, I reported them to TS back then and haven't touched them since
#20
Scan offer great delivery, but yes returns are a problem which they never admit to having. I have been lucky and I personally know of those who have not.

I order these when they were £156, so already £10 cheaper.

They work fine in a NAS or raid enclosure if you disable idle 3 mode.

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