Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - £53.99 @ Scan (Today Only) - HotUKDeals
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Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Hard Drive - HDD

2TB Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, 5400+rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms

Manufacturer code - WD20EARS

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
Great price, great product. I thought all 3.5" were 7200 rpm
#2
Western Digital is the most reliable brand when it comes to hard drives. Bought two of these half a year ago for 75 quid each so this is an awesome price. The 3 year manufacturer's warranty is a nice touch as well.
#3
For none forum group members total price with postage is: £58.78
#4
Does anybody know what the deal is with WD bit of software that works this disc given it's 4k sectors (or something like that) if i was to buy these it would be for storage only not booting from, my OS is XP Pro SP3 32 bit, will be moving to Win7 64bit in a month or 3.

All1
#5
For XP you need to use the WD Align tool, which provides 512-byte emulation.

I would get Win7 first or or get a WD20EADS drive if you can find one.
#6
fiatturbo
For XP you need to use the WD Align tool, which provides 512-byte emulation.
Is it a simple thing to do and will it affect me if i clone other drives?

fiatturbo
I would get Win7 first or or get a WD20EADS drive if you can find one.
There as rare a rocking horse sh1t, some guy is selling 5 of them on ebay for £80 each second hand, me thinks the guys is smoking something he souldn't.

All1
#7
mrplay
Great price, great product. I thought all 3.5" were 7200 rpm


Same choice, good for 5400rpm is good for low power home servers,
#8
Amazing price! Tempted!
#9
Damn! Just as I ordered the Samsung F4 earlier this drive comes down in price :(. Hot!
#10
Great price. I still got 2TB free from 2x1.5TB, so will wait a while.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Apr 18, 2011 18:40
#11
James123
Damn! Just as I ordered the Samsung F4 earlier this drive comes down in price :(. Hot!


Unlucky, could always cancel order?

Just spotted this as I was looking to replace my failed WD Passport backup drive and get a new drive for a HTPC!
#12
shadow_boxer
James123
Damn! Just as I ordered the Samsung F4 earlier this drive comes down in price :(. Hot!


Unlucky, could always cancel order?

Just spotted this as I was looking to replace my failed WD Passport backup drive and get a new drive for a HTPC!

It was on Amazon saying "Your item is being dispatched, you cannot cancel or ammend this order" so I didn't think I was able to cancel it, but I've just emailed them and they were able to cancel :)
#13
I ordered one of these a few weeks ago from scan @£61.

It was seen in XP under disk management, but I wasn't able to format it.

The only way I could get it to work was by using the Gparted Live cd.

I am very pleased with it.
#14
This deal shows up as £62 and your link doesn't work...
#15
thats a cracking price, i sold 2 unused of these harddrives about a few months ago for £60 each :D

I might get my self another one at that price, HEAT ADDED :)
#16
Bigfootpete
This deal shows up as £62 and your link doesn't work...

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#17
great deal just took this price up many thanks
#18
Sounds perfect... shame i had to pay for shipping
#19
Can anyone recommend a decent enclosure for this?
#20
rassle
Can anyone recommend a decent enclosure for this?

What sort of price range, and what connections (eSATA/USB3/etc) do you want? I use Icy Box IB-390StUS-B enclosures for my external drives, eSATA/USB2 and solid build quality but it is a bit pricey (£29, although often on offer for £25).


Edited By: James123 on Apr 18, 2011 22:56
#21
I'm just looking for something reliable and solid, and USB2 is fine for me. I bought a budget enclosure (eSATA/USB2) for £17 for an older hd and it's working perfectly. Is it really worth paying an extra tenner or so for an Icy or similar?
#22
just bought two Samsungs on the Scan offer, similar to this but need to tell myself i dont need 8tb of hard drive space....
#23
looks a knocking offer for £54 delivered next day - just ordered and voted hot.
#24
Alloneword
Does anybody know what the deal is with WD bit of software that works this disc given it's 4k sectors (or something like that) if i was to buy these it would be for storage only not booting from, my OS is XP Pro SP3 32 bit, will be moving to Win7 64bit in a month or 3.

All1


fiatturbo
For XP you need to use the WD Align tool, which provides 512-byte emulation.

I would get Win7 first or or get a WD20EADS drive if you can find one.


Will this work ok on Vista 64 Premium or would I need to that emulation stuff as well?
#25
Ordered for a new HTPC/backups. Hopefully should be just as quiet as my Samsung F4.
1 Like #26
have a read up here if you need help with the WD align stuff for differenet operating systems

http://www.wdc.com/global/products/features/?id=7&language=1
#27
Just a note if anyone runs these under a Linux distro and/or in a NAS they still have the high LCC issue. They park the head by default every 8 seconds which gives it time to park the head before a data flush, it's recommended to use WDIDLE3 to set the idle-park time slightly higher (I have mine set to 60 seconds and it eliminated the problem) otherwise it could reach the "recommended lifespan" of 300,000 head parks in under a year of use.

Still a good drive / offer, noticeably quieter than the F4.



Edited By: James123 on Apr 19, 2011 11:33
#28
Boohoo - after a cheap 2TB to upgrade my Qnap - but this model is on their 'Not Recommended' list on the Compatibility chart
'Note5 (WD Caviar Green)
These hard disk drives have passed QNAP lab's initial verification of compatibility. However, because many users have reported unstable experience with these hard disk drives, we do not recommend using these had disk drives with QNAP products.'

Damn!
#29
Tim_UK
have a read up here if you need help with the WD align stuff for differenet operating systems

http://www.wdc.com/global/products/features/?id=7&language=1

Cheers, 'liked'
#30
Expired now!
#31
Good spot. Have some heat.
#32
got the drive next day as promised - seems smashing for the money - decided to update to windows 7 rather than messing with the jumpers or extra software and works a treat. Interestingly all files on the drive (setup by windows7) are readable by xp so it looks like the software is just required for better performance rather than compatability.

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