640GB WD Caviar Black - £59.23 @ Scan [For those who value performance over capacity] - HotUKDeals
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Ok, first up, yes you can get cheaper 640GB's, and you can even get some 750GB drives for the same price. But this deal is for the "power pc" users who want a tip-top condition PC with all the performance they can get. If you are just after more storage, this deal is not for you so please dont vote cold, and just move along...

You can get free delivery at scan, and many of the HUKD veterans got "Scan Free Delivery For Life" a year or two ago when they ran the promotion. You can get free delivery here though: http://www.avforums.com/forums/computer-systems/633727-free-delivery-scan-forum-members.html

Anyway, this is one of the best performing drives on the market, and certainly so with 7200rpm drives - plus, the 32MB cache helps nicely too. Couple of forum threads with reviews etc:


Basically, for <£60, you are very unlikely to find a better performing drive, with as much storage, at the same price. And this price is currently the cheapest you can get it for, anywhere. So if your after a good performance drive over storage, this is for you!

Ordered one yesterday and will have it tomorrow. Again, since this is the cheapest you can get this model for, I felt it warranted a deal post - please do not vote cold just because it's more expensive than other 640GB drives - you get a 5 year warranty which you wont get with cheaper Samsungs, Hitachi's, Seagates etc. You are getting a much more reliable brand with a good RMA process, and you are getting a noticable amount of extra performance.

Hopefully the system builders and enthusiasts will appreciate this.
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It's a little cheaper (£58.90) at Ebuyer
For £5 more you can buy a western Digital 1TB at aria
For £5 more you can buy a western Digital 1TB at aria

Is the Tesco deal for a 1TB (Seagate or Hitachi) in an Iomega external housing for £64.99 still on? :)
Ignore me, posted in the wrong thread, sorry
V Nice HDD! Bought one for my mediacentre. Quiet & fast.

Voted hot!
For £5 more you can buy a western Digital 1TB at aria

Pleeeease...read the description.

The 1TB @ £65 is not the black version. The Green uses less power and has less performance than Blue & Black - ideal for storage. The Blue is a good all-rounder, but the black is for pure performance and you have the 5yr warranty as opposed to the 2 or 3yr ones.

Cheers for the eBuyer link - must have dropped in price recently - im sure it was a few quid more earlier this week.

edit: The cheapest 1TB western digital @ Aria is just under £67, and is only the 16mb cache version. Seriously, comparing these two drives together is like comparing a sheep to a dinosaur.

Black has a better performance than all other 7200rpm Western Digital versions. Black has a better reliability backed up by benchmarks and the 5yr warranty.

edit 2: The free delivery @ eBuyer (~30p cheaper) is a 5-day delivery. The free delivery @ scan if you can get it is next day... deffo. worth the cost of a bag of crisps
Good deal - the scan delivery is next day, and free if you qualify :)

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