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THE FASTEST 2TB HDD Western Digital WD2001FASS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black - £114.06 @ Ebuyer

£114.06 @ Ebuyer
THE FASTEST 2TB HDD!!! Read this article from Tomshardware.com http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hard-drive-constellation,2630-6.html YouTube Reviews : http://www.youtube.co…
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THE FASTEST 2TB HDD!!!

Read this article from Tomshardware.com

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hard-drive-constellation,2630-6.html

YouTube Reviews :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmoSdxJifY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_QUE82qEFE&feature=related


WD Caviar Black drives combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for your fully-loaded PC or maxed out gaming machine. Cool drive operation, no-touch head technology, and leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability and sustained data throughput. And we back it all up with a 5-year limited warranty.

Key Features
High Performance Electronics Architecture
Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
Colossal cache - Bigger, faster cache of up to 64 MB means faster performance.
Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture
Dual actuator technology - A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy. (2 TB only)
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.
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Massive Capacity - WD Caviar Black SATA drives are available in capacities
up to 2 TB.
Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
5 Year Limited Warranty
Ideal For

Power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (Raid-0 / RAID-1).*

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.


How this WD hard drive protects your data
Data Lifeguard is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.

Data Lifeguard Tools are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free.

ShockGuard instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.
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#1
Good price for a top drive
#2
Nobull
Good price for a top drive

Thanks for REPLY. I know that you can get 2TB HDD for 60-70 quid but this one seems to be top product. I want to use it as a back up HDD for my Movies and etc. It needs to be reliable and fast.
I only have one SATA port left as I am currently running 4x 1TB F3 HD103SJ in raid 5 and one 1TB Hitachi.

4x 1TB F3 HD103SJ in raid 5 scores 6.5 in Windows 7 Performance index.



Edited By: DownHill911 on Nov 30, 2010 12:54
#3
OK, but probably better off with a couple of these IMO, if you can RAID them:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177466?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

£79.98 delivered (also from Ebuyer) from the Tom's Hardware review you posted, the basic drive is virtually on a par with the WD, but RAID should be quite a bit faster still.

PS. Just read your comment above, which you must have been typing at the same time as I was typing mine and I completely agree: if you can only install one drive, this is about as fast as you can get.

Edited By: andyken on Nov 30, 2010 12:56
#4
If getting the highest access speed is your goal, you're better off getting 2 * 7200 RPM 1TB drives and splitting or RAIDing the data. Twice the MByte/sec transfer rate, quicker access as each drive only has to do half the work.
Better yet would be 4 * 500GB 7200RPM-ers if you have enought SATA connectors.

[edit] Just noticed andyken posted the same comment the same time I did. great minds?

Edited By: pete_l on Nov 30, 2010 12:55
1 Like #5
This IS a good price for a fast 2TB drive. However according to the speed charts, if its speed you are after, a 1TB F3 HD103SJ would be faster (as mentioned above). Its only £39 so if you have slots, a pair of these would work out cheaper and faster.

1TB F3 HD103SJ = £39
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8
#6
pete_l
If getting the highest access speed is your goal, you're better off getting 2 * 7200 RPM 1TB drives and splitting or RAIDing the data. Twice the MByte/sec transfer rate, quicker access as each drive only has to do half the work.
Better yet would be 4 * 500GB 7200RPM-ers if you have enought SATA connectors.

[edit] Just noticed andyken posted the same comment the same time I did. great minds?

THEORETICALLY ONLY.

Last week I was playing with HDDs in raid. I tried Raid 1, Raid 0, and Raid 5
To be honest Raid 5 is the winner for me. Was running HD Tune benchmark on all of them and have to say Raid 1 or Raid 0 did not really perform as i expected.
With Raid 0 - if one HDD fails......all data go to.......bananas.
With Raid 1 - you loose 50% of your total capacity
RAID 5 best compromise and THE only one got highest Windows 7 Performance index (6.5)
1 Like #7
DownHill911

Last week I was playing with HDDs in raid. I tried Raid 1, Raid 0, and Raid 5
To be honest Raid 5 is the winner for me. Was running HD Tune benchmark on all of them and have to say Raid 1 or Raid 0 did not really perform as i expected.
With Raid 0 - if one HDD fails......all data go to.......bananas.
With Raid 1 - you loose 50% of your total capacity
RAID 5 best compromise and THE only one got highest Windows 7 Performance index (6.5)


Use the right RAID level for the kind of data you're storing:

RAID0 for temporary data where you have no availability requirements and you have other backups if appropriate. I use RAID0 arrays for compiling code; others might use them for things like video/photo editing workspace.

RAID1 when high availability and good read/write performance is needed. I use RAID1 for the OS and user files.

RAID5 when moderately high availability, lots of space and good read performance are important. Write performance suffers due to parity calculations. Would be good for files that are rarely updated.

RAID6 when better reliability than RAID5 is required, but otherwise identical requirements.

RAID10 when money is no object. :-)
#8
Use the right RAID level for the kind of data you're storing:

Perfect response Cowbutt

OK I have just bought a synology 411j badboy and im gona get NAS'd. I hope to use raid 5 and realistically I have 4 bays and prob want 2tb in each so I will have a total of 6TB and 2TB for mirror.

Now I would love to get 4 of these badboys but 450 is a big spend. What is the next best HD, preferably with a 64mb cache that has a good warranty (5 years is awesome) and will spin at 7200rpm.

Any savings I make I times by 4! so advice is much appreciated :)


Edited By: kinnth on Nov 30, 2010 22:53
#9
By the way its 119.00 now, still ok i suppose but i think i need to get cheaper.
#10
kinnth
Use the right RAID level for the kind of data you're storing:

Perfect response Cowbutt


Ta!

OK I have just bought a synology 411j badboy and im gona get NAS'd. I hope to use raid 5 and realistically I have 4 bays and prob want 2tb in each so I will have a total of 6TB and 2TB for mirror.

Now I would love to get 4 of these badboys but 450 is a big spend. What is the next best HD, preferably with a 64mb cache that has a good warranty (5 years is awesome) and will spin at 7200rpm.

Any savings I make I times by 4! so advice is much appreciated :)



As I understand it, only Western Digital now offer a 5 year warranty on OEM "consumer" drives, so that rather limits your choice. I used to be loyal to Seagate for their warranty, but after their firmware bodges and dropping their warranty to 3 years, I favour WD these days (but, in honesty, only have one modern drive in personal use, compared with about 9 Seagate drives).
#11
i took the plunge and bought 2x WD Black Caviar as after reading the reviews, warranties and general experience they seem to win on all counts so an extra £20 is worth it. In the End I bought them from BT shop (quidco 3%) as I personally hate ebuyer and their delivery times.

I honestly can't recommend the Synology Deskstation enough it is a fully fledged media server, ftp and more for £250 I think it shall revolutionise my life :)

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