Another 1TB Drive 1TB Western Digital Caviar - Green Power - SATA2 - 16MB (WD10EACS) £75.04 Inc del. - HotUKDeals
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Yes there are 101 1tb drive deals on here but 90% are for the Samsung, this is a superior Western Digital.

And for £1 more than you would pay for the samsung!!

As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar GP makes it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

Key Features

Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies.

Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar GP drives yield average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation. This power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 13.8 kilograms per drive per year - the equivalent of taking a car off the road for 3 days each year*. By using environmentally-conscious PCs with our WD Caviar GP drives on board, large organizations with many desktop computers can minimize their carbon footprint and save real money on electricity costs.

*Assumes that a car produces 1.60 CO2 pounds per Kwatt/hours/year. Calculation of automobile emissions depends on the car's g/km emission levels and km/year of driving.

Cool and Quiet - GreenPower technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.

Perfect for external drives - External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar GP drive, the coolest and quietest in its class. External drives with WD Caviar GP drives on board can save up to $14.00 per year in electricity costs. See our power savings chart for details.

IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, GreenPower drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.

IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration. View demo >

IntelliPark - Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag.

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.

StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.

Technical Details:
Product description WD Caviar GP WD10EACS - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (wxdxh) 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight 0.73 kg
Capacity 1 TB
Interface type Serial ATA-300
Data transfer rate 300 MBps
Average seek time 8.9 ms
Spindle speed 5400 - 7200 rpm
Buffer size 16 MB
Manufacturer warranty 3 years
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banned#1
Being only a 5400 RPM disk, make it A LOT slower than the Samsung.

Good price tho. . .
#2
and half the cache of the samsung which is more important in bigger drives..
#3
BlkKnight
Being only a 5400 RPM disk, make it A LOT slower than the Samsung.

Good price tho. . .


It's not a lot slower, there's a review here and it shows the Samsung as being about 15% faster than the Greenpower at reading in the file copying tests and about the same speed at writing, the Greenpower is faster than the 7200rpm Seagate 7200.11

The GP is also the quietest and coolest drive on test and has a much smaller power consumption when idling so it seems like the better all-round drives (hard drives are one of the slowest components in the computer generally, so they're used as little as possible in actual use).
#5
The SpinPoints are fantastic drives - how can you think this is that far superior?! Tsk, fanboys...
#6
lol, brand-boys. good deal, on a par, not superior in any way
#8
Lets just appreciate that there is real choice here.
Have we forgotten what choice means??????
Different products appealing to different uses.
I may go for the WD because of the low heat / energy noise as I my hard disk is seldom pushed.:thinking:
#9
thought that we all need to consider reliability when considering data.

Thought WD had a good reputation??
#10
thepharmacist
thought that we all need to consider reliability when considering data.


And that's what backups are for.



If you look at the top of the page you'll see that it's a set of fileserver benchmarks, hardly relevent to most users. It also only considers performance, and if you just want that then you'd go for a raptor or a raid setup above the samsung anyway.
#11
These fail alot so be warned. there MTTF is definitley a bodged report we've had 17 of these back this week. and only 1 spinpoint and it appeared to work anyway.
#12
I would go with the Samsung. Much better reliability than WD
#13
People always claim that one brand fails more than others, but it's a different brand depending on who you listen to.
#14
EndlessWaves
People always claim that one brand fails more than others, but it's a different brand depending on who you listen to.


i've heard Maxtor are the worst, followed by WD. I have got 2 IBM SCSI HDD, and 1 IBM GXP60 40GB deskstar (also known as DeathStar) 6 yrs old now and another Hitachi 160GB (formerly) IBM and all are OK.

I am also looking for a new HDD, and think we should have a poll as to reliability. If you look on the internet you can't find the answer to this questions and on manufacturers datasheets it always say MTBF 500000 hours or something rediculous like that
#15
Western Digital are in fact the best don't believe the hype.
This disk is a good deal for a storage disc otherwise get samsung f1 or wd black if you want a fast operating system drive.
#16
zaheer2003
I am also looking for a new HDD, and think we should have a poll as to reliability. If you look on the internet you can't find the answer to this questions and on manufacturers datasheets it always say MTBF 500000 hours or something rediculous like that


You'd really have to have a dedicated study involving thousands of disks to see which makes and models are really the most reliable.

Perhaps second best would be the returns data from a major component shop, but even that is biased towards the more expensive models, as people are more likely to return a £200 velociraptor than a £30 160GB drive.

Even if a poll on here got 100 responses we'd probably only have enough data to accurately asses the reliability of one or two models.
#17
just bought this from Scan.co.uk for £75.19 using the AV Forums free delivery code ;)

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