Western Digital 1TB (1000 GB) Caviar GP SATA II 300 16MB cache 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive(HAR999WDS37216) - £75.18 delivered @ Micro Direct - HotUKDeals
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Just noticed this on the MicroDirect homepage - looks like a good deal to me.

Its £71.66 + 2.99 delivery which makes it £75.18 - not a bad deal IMO.

Thats - 0.075p to 3dp. per gigabyte

Tim
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#1
Tell me where the hell has anybody seen a 1tb hd cheaper - seriously? Cold-voters please consider leaving a comment why.

Tim
#2
timothyw9
Tell me where the hell has anybody seen a 1tb hd cheaper - seriously? Cold-voters please consider leaving a comment why.

Tim




It's stupid right? This seems like a pretty decent deal.
#3
I know...

Thanks for the heat good peoples (THe people WHO have sense!)
#4
WOW!! Thats a hot price for 1TB. The best I've ever come across.
I recently brought a 250GB SATA II for my PS3 for around the same price. I wish I waited now lol.
Can you I magine 1000 big ones in a PS3? Fantastic price. :w00t:
#5
Remember it is 3.5" not 2.5" but still at the price its a great deal!
#6
its wd as well, so for some of the techy minded, its usually more queiter and efficient than seagates and maxtors
#7
Only a few pence cheaper @ Aria £75.04 delivered with 3% cb from tcb or 2-5% if you buy from micro direct. Quidco too?
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/1TB+Western+Digital+Caviar+-+Green+Power+-+SATA2+-+16MB+%28WD10EACS%29+?productId=29771
#8
The Samsung spinpoint is quieter and faster as it only uses 3 platters against the WD's 4.

once formatted to NTFS you'll get about 930Gb usable.
#9
Uridium
The Samsung spinpoint is quieter and faster as it only uses 3 platters against the WD's 4.

once formatted to NTFS you'll get about 930Gb usable.


Actually, the spinpoint is not quieter. The GP drive uses less power and is quieter than the samsung F1. It's not as fast, but would be ideal for a device that was on a lot, or allways on like a sky HD box. :thumbsup:

http://www.storagereview.com/php/benchmark/suite_v4.php?typeID=10&testbedID=4&osID=6&raidconfigID=1&numDrives=1&devID_0=361&devID_1=348&devID_2=352&devID_3=354&devCnt=4
#10
saw this in microdirect early this week, asked to see it before purchase and sadly its the older 4 platter version not the newer 3 platter one, so picked up a sammy f1 instead

i'd rather deal with samsung / rexo in the uk for an rma ( 1 week turn over) than wd abroad ( upto 6 weeks)
#11
djfluff
Actually, the spinpoint is not quieter. The GP drive uses less power and is quieter than the samsung F1. It's not as fast, but would be ideal for a device that was on a lot, or allways on like a sky HD box. :thumbsup:

http://www.storagereview.com/php/benchmark/suite_v4.php?typeID=10&testbedID=4&osID=6&raidconfigID=1&numDrives=1&devID_0=361&devID_1=348&devID_2=352&devID_3=354&devCnt=4


From personal experience (I have both) the Samsung is quieter.
#12
Darthballs
saw this in microdirect early this week, asked to see it before purchase and sadly its the older 4 platter version not the newer 3 platter one, so picked up a sammy f1 instead

i'd rather deal with samsung / rexo in the uk for an rma ( 1 week turn over) than wd abroad ( upto 6 weeks)


WD RMA's are dealt with in the UK now.

I RMA'd a 500Gb caviar last week and advance replacement was here within the week. Return address is now in the UK as well
#13
Uridium
WD RMA's are dealt with in the UK now.

I RMA'd a 500Gb caviar last week and advance replacement was here within the week. Return address is now in the UK as well


wasnt aware they had a rma centre in uk now, where is it?
#14
timothyw9
Thats - 0.075p to 3dp. per gigabyte

Tim


Errr, No its not. Its 7.518p

Still - good price, voted hot.
#15
Yep, this seems like a good deal. I've used micro direct before and they were fine.

I already got the one from the aria deal, otherwise I'd seriously consider this one too
#16
Uridium
From personal experience (I have both) the Samsung is quieter.


You can use the Hitachi disk tools (or hdparm) to enable acoustic management on the GP drive, really does make it quieter. have a go :thumbsup:
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Uridium
The Samsung spinpoint is quieter and faster as it only uses 3 platters against the WD's 4..

I have the Samsung 1TB F1 and it’s noticeably louder than the Samsung 750GB F1 with acoustic management turned off on both drives. It has considerably higher transfer rates than the 750GB F1 not that I notice the difference in everyday usage.

The reviews show that the WD GP 1TB is clearly quieter than the Samsung 1TB F1 although with sample variance some people might experience a different result.

I must turn on the acoustic management for my F1 as the seek levels are very high even though the drive is mounted on an acoustic foam tile which typically makes my drives completely silent even when defragging. I may just be unlucky and have a noisy sample although I’m tempted to replace it with the WD GP for lower noise and power usage.
#18
The Samsung is better performance but the WD is quieter and uses less power. From my experience WD are also the better make for reliabilty (now the best consumer drives in my eyes as Maxtor has ruined Seagate).

If I was getting a main system drive I would go with the Samsung for performance, for data storage the WD would make more sense as the absolute performance difference will be barely noticable. Might order a couple of these for a RAID 0 array in my server.
#19
Darthballs
wasnt aware they had a rma centre in uk now, where is it?


Actually checking postage details it was Heathrow so prob just a clearing house before overseas shipment. Main thing is though you only have to post it within the UK and track it that far.
#20
Uridium
Actually checking postage details it was Heathrow so prob just a clearing house before overseas shipment. Main thing is though you only have to post it within the UK and track it that far.


lol ok, someone pointed out on another forum that the rma had to be done abroad to Germany and took 6 weeks (the normal service), advance rma usually takes a week but they take a holding fee on your card (usually full (new) RRP of the drive in $ + tax), which can work out a lot...

how much did they take / hold for your drive?

all this seems too complicated and a hassle tbh :p
#21
Darthballs
lol ok, someone pointed out on another forum that the rma had to be done abroad to Germany and took 6 weeks (the normal service), advance rma usually takes a week but they take a holding fee on your card (usually full (new) RRP of the drive in $ + tax), which can work out a lot...
how much did they take / hold for your drive? all this seems too complicated and a hassle tbh :p

If this is true I’ll pass on buying a WD drive. I had to return a Samsung and I sent it on the Monday and it was returned on the Wednesday. It was a very efficient service including making the phone call. I expect drives to fail at times so a good replacement service is a must.

Similarly I’ve heard stories that Corsair power supplies need to be returned to the USA if they fail over 1 year into the warranty period which would be very expensive and slow. Worth considering if buying products with longer warranties.
#22
WD Advance RMA usually gets your replacement drive to you within 3-4 days. when creating the RMA request you have to give your card details in case you don't return your faulty drive. If you use a credit card no charge is made to your card until 30 days have passed and they haven't received your drive back. If you use a debit card then a holding charge is placed on your card.

They give you 30 days to get your old drive back to them. I've used the service 3-4 times and never had a problem. I always use a CC not debit card so have never been charged

(yes you did used to have to post drive back to Germany BTW but this changed recently)
#23
Uridium
WD Advance RMA usually gets your replacement drive to you within 3-4 days. when creating the RMA request you have to give your card details in case you don't return your faulty drive. If you use a credit card no charge is made to your card until 30 days have passed and they haven't received your drive back. If you use a debit card then a holding charge is placed on your card.

They give you 30 days to get your old drive back to them. I've used the service 3-4 times and never had a problem. I always use a CC not debit card so have never been charged

(yes you did used to have to post drive back to Germany BTW but this changed recently)



you sure about that, im certain they do take a holding fee on your credit card, whats the point being different on each type of card

from my understanding

they take a holding fee (for the full retail price) of the drive in question e.g. $300

basically it does not appear as a balance on your card but its taken out of your avaliable spend on the card (thats what a holding fee is)

thats how its normally done

or else a person can give there credit card and then cancel it after they receive the new drive :thumbsup:
#24
Looks like you have 2 choices for a WD rma :

Advance - We ship the replacement product to you first before receiving your defective product. You have 30 days to send us your defective product. A credit card is required to insure that WD receives the returned product within 30 days from the date on which the replacement product is shipped.

U.S., Canadian, and European Union customers only
5 requests per day; 1 product per request
credit card is required


Standard - We will ship you the replacement product after we have received your defective product. You have 30 days from the date the RMA is created to send us your defective product.
Customers Worldwide
20 products per request


http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/rmainfo.asp?custtype=end&lang=en
#25
whoop

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(36576)Samsung-1000GB-Spinpoint-F-SATA-II300-7200rpm.aspx

sammy f1 for £70.49

now thats a bargain and a half

£74 delivered

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