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Good deal at current prices and at least you get the extra year warranty over the Seagates/Samsungs...

Yes its only 5400rpm but for data storage thats fine... Get an SSD for your OS ;o)

Free 5 day delivery at ebuyer, plus a free acronis true image software worth £19.99!

Still not down to pre flood prices yet though
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katya1971#1
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?
andreapedrazzini#2
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?

I don't see why it wouldn't although I've personally never used whs2011.
andymagic#3
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?

I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)
andreapedrazzini#4
andymagic
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?

I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)

you know, if ever you need to get rid of some quickly I'd be up for taking some away for free ;)
Nemeus#5
£0.01 less at Amazon and in stock. Got one myself.
riquende 1 Like #7
Why are these drives still so expensive? Are the factories still underwater, or are there new problems?
recycledbin#8
Greens are notorious with their sporadic problems when used in NAS devices ... WD have announced "red" line some time ago which are "NAS-certified", so I guess in the near future lots of vendors will start clearing their inventory :)
katya1971#9
andymagic
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?
I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)

I don't doubt they work in the server but will it work as a backup drive externally in a enclosure to back up the server ?
RP3Xsuspended 1 Like #10
Still £20-30 too expensive, surely the waters been dried up by now
cynikill#11
We won't see those prices again, there are not enough players in the market any more.
stealth666#12
cynikill
We won't see those prices again, there are not enough players in the market any more.

Be nice to see some decent warranties again though.....
michael3#13
got a set of 1tb drives raid 1 on my proliant for whs2011

very quiet

thinking another one for my vu+
MKultra#14
katya1971
andymagic
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?
I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)

I don't doubt they work in the server but will it work as a backup drive externally in a enclosure to back up the server ?

Why would these not work in a server or enclosure?? They're standard SATA3 3.5" drives...
andymagic#15
andreapedrazzini
andymagic
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?

I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)

you know, if ever you need to get rid of some quickly I'd be up for taking some away for free ;)

As much as I'd love to get rid of some, they have to stay as they house every last episode of Midsomer Murders and the Mrs would un-Mrs me if I got shot :)


recycledbin
Greens are notorious with their sporadic problems when used in NAS devices ... WD have announced "red" line some time ago which are "NAS-certified", so I guess in the near future lots of vendors will start clearing their inventory :)

I had the 8 drives in a FreeNAS box, which gave no problems at all using ZFS - but I wanted other features from WHS so went that route, but there could well be issues with Qnap's and the like.


katya1971
andymagic
katya1971
will it work as backup drive for whs2011?
I've got 8 of these drives in a WHS2011 machine - works like a charm :)

I don't doubt they work in the server but will it work as a backup drive externally in a enclosure to back up the server ?

I can't see why they wouldn't work.


cynikill
We won't see those prices again, there are not enough players in the market any more.

It's not just me that thinks WD and the like used the flooding last year to hike the prices up and then artificially hold them higher than they were.
sunama#16
These drives are still over-priced, though unfortunately, if you need a 2TB drive, you will have no choice but to pay.
I bought a 2TB drive at the peak of the floods for £80 and it seems now that the floods have long since subsided, prices have not come down.

Are manufacturers now looking to develop SSDs instead?
Also, why havent WD, Seagate or Hitachi entered the SSD market?
crofter#17
sunama
These drives are still over-priced, though unfortunately, if you need a 2TB drive, you will have no choice but to pay.
I bought a 2TB drive at the peak of the floods for £80 and it seems now that the floods have long since subsided, prices have not come down.

Are manufacturers now looking to develop SSDs instead?
Also, why havent WD, Seagate or Hitachi entered the SSD market?

Seagate are in the process of bying out OCZ's SSD business ...

Prices of mechanical drives will stay artificially high simply because of the lack of competion in that sector (due to takeovers). With the flood in Thailand the manufacturers saw the chance to pump up the prices as it was well know that they were working on tiny margins with mechanical HDD's.

The days of picking up 2TB Hard Drives for £50 are probably a thing of the past ... as is a decent warranty.
Matty1255#18
I'm pretty sure £40 was the going price per TB before floods, I payed £74.99 each for a load of 2TB's for my server, although they're 7200rpm's but there is little or no difference.
sunama#19
It was lower. More like £30/TB.
At the peak of the floods I bought a 2TB drive for £40/TB. Prices have not changed at all.
andymagic#20
I bagged a load of WD 2TB drives from eBuyer when they were at £49.99 each, chuffing glad I did too :)

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