2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drive £156 @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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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.
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#1
nice! might order two now..
#2
Warranty Info (as many ppl ask about this for HDDs)

Details
Duration: 36 months
Type: Direct
DOA Period: 28 days
RTB Period: 1 months

Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer: Western Digital (UK) Ltd
Telephone: 01372 360055
#4
Was looking at these earlier but found out that they're not recommended for NAS drives - QNAP at least - so check compatibility first if that's your planned use for them.
#5
orb
Was looking at these earlier but found out that they're not recommended for NAS drives - QNAP at least - so check compatibility first if that's your planned use for them.

What reasons have been given? Was thinking about doing this later on.
#6
orb
Was looking at these earlier but found out that they're not recommended for NAS drives - QNAP at least - so check compatibility first if that's your planned use for them.


Sound advice, these drives use 4K sectors. You can Google for more information. Much better off spending a couple of quid extra for the Samsungs on the same page.
#7
bytemaster

Sound advice, these drives use 4K sectors. You can Google for more information. Much better off spending a couple of quid extra for the Samsungs on the same page.

What is the difference/impact on the 4K Sector?
#8
roh008
bytemaster

Sound advice, these drives use 4K sectors. You can Google for more information. Much better off spending a couple of quid extra for the Samsungs on the same page.


What is the difference/impact on the 4K Sector?


"You can Google for more information." I'm not being sarky, its just that I am more aware of the problem, than what the problem actually is. In time all larger drives will have to move to 4K sectors, but as I understand it, some OSs are not ready for it.
#9
I think you can make the drive ready using THIS WD website and tools.
You can then populate your RAID/NAS.
A basic raid controller (which is transparent to the OS used) or a good Intel based NAS (which should be built ona suitable LINUX OS) should be fine. I think other NAS have problems as they run cut-down (for low resources) OSs
#10
does anyone know if this would work in a lg nas unit (at mo its got 2x1tb hard drive and blu ray) thinking upgrading to 2x2tb drive i heard the new lg software could support 2tb drives but dont know whivh ones
#11
icstm
I think you can make the drive ready using THIS WD website and tools.
You can then populate your RAID/NAS.
A basic raid controller (which is transparent to the OS used) or a good Intel based NAS (which should be built ona suitable LINUX OS) should be fine. I think other NAS have problems as they run cut-down (for low resources) OSs


That tool is for running on Windows XP installs that don't understand about the 4K sector as OS X works perfectly with them as is I expect the same to be true of Linux installs as well and by default most NAS setups.

Info here

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/are-you-ready-for-4k-sector-drives/731
banned#12
tempting as i've just received my readynas 2110 yesterday and it's got 2x1tb drives

more info for readynas owners
http://www.readynas.com/?p=3690

Edited By: MuscleFlex on Sep 04, 2010 10:39: link added

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