Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1.5TB 32MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATAII 300MB/s <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM £51 @ Novatech - HotUKDeals
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Performance

Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (external) / 93.5 MBps (internal)
Seek Time: 8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Track-to-Track Seek Time: 2 ms
Average Latency: 4.2 ms

Features :Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, SecureConnect, FlexPower, WhisperDrive, Soft Seek
Interface Type: Serial ATA II
Buffer Size: 32MB
Capacity: 1.5TB
Connactor 22-position Serial ATA (SATA) plug
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#1
Good Price.
#2
great price
#3
Nice!
#4
just starting to think about a new drive for my windows OS.. would this be suitable? Larger capacity than I'd been aiming at, but price seems good.
#5
Nice deal
#6
JayDubya
just starting to think about a new drive for my windows OS.. would this be suitable? Larger capacity than I'd been aiming at, but price seems good.


Sure it would be suitable.

I'd personally make a seperate smaller partition on it for Windows or install Windows on a smaller drive and use this drive purely for storage but thats personal preference.
#7
Bought one. And, being a 7200 more inkeeping for use with my OS
Great spot (I love Novatech - bought loads of stuff from them. They've replaced eBuyer for me)
#8
JustExtreme
JayDubya
just starting to think about a new drive for my windows OS.. would this be suitable? Larger capacity than I'd been aiming at, but price seems good.


Sure it would be suitable.

I'd personally make a seperate smaller partition on it for Windows or install Windows on a smaller drive and use this drive purely for storage but thats personal preference.


i agree,partition or use of a smaller drive would be best
#9
I've got 2 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3's in Raid 0 for my OS/games/programs and a 2TB drive for music/films/pictures etc.. It's probably a little big for OS like JustExtreme said but that's just our opinions.
#10
Can I get some advice? I've got a "Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache*" HD at the moment.I've just purchased Windows 7.

Would it be a good idea to order this HD, plug it in my machine, copy all my pictures/music over. Format my 500g HD, then do a clean OS install on it an only use the 500g HD for the OS and games? and the 1.5TB for storage?
#11
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

1.5TB Seagate ST31500541AS Barracuda LP, SATA 3Gb/s, 5900rpm, 32MB Cache, 5.1 ms, NCQ

Marginally cheaper when considering delivery.
#12
Yeppy Kinksta
Can I get some advice? I've got a "Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache*" HD at the moment.I've just purchased Windows 7.

Would it be a good idea to order this HD, plug it in my machine, copy all my pictures/music over. Format my 500g HD, then do a clean OS install on it an only use the 500g HD for the OS and games? and the 1.5TB for storage?


Sounds like a good idea to me, best to keep the OS/programs separate to your personal files in case you manage to corrupt an OS file and lose everything.
#13
dacarlo
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

1.5TB Seagate ST31500541AS Barracuda LP, SATA 3Gb/s, 5900rpm, 32MB Cache, 5.1 ms, NCQ

Marginally cheaper when considering delivery.


Cheaper but it's 5,900rpm as oppose to 7,200 and I'd prefer the latter myself, might not be the same for everyone though.
#14
I thought the green drives were always 5200, and the blue ones 7200? Are these new then?

Edited By: Bossworld on Nov 23, 2010 13:05: .
#15
dacarlo
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

1.5TB Seagate ST31500541AS Barracuda LP, SATA 3Gb/s, 5900rpm, 32MB Cache, 5.1 ms, NCQ

Marginally cheaper when considering delivery.


The Seagate gets astoundinly bad reviews. the £46 samsung when they put that back on is better imo, but the WD quality is worth buying as well.
#16
Yeppy Kinksta
Can I get some advice? I've got a "Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache*" HD at the moment.I've just purchased Windows 7.

Would it be a good idea to order this HD, plug it in my machine, copy all my pictures/music over. Format my 500g HD, then do a clean OS install on it an only use the 500g HD for the OS and games? and the 1.5TB for storage?


You get a prog with the drive (or download it from the WD site, not sure which) which is Acronis true image which can copy from your boot drive to this new one, so you can completely replace the drives. It ONLY works with a WD drive in your comp, mind.

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119
#17
PhilK


You get a prog with the drive (or download it from the WD site, not sure which) which is Acronis true image which can copy from your boot drive to this new one, so you can completely replace the drives. It ONLY works with a WD drive in your comp, mind.

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119


Brilliant cheers for that dude! Ordered one of these now
#18
Also available at The Box (don't know much about them), Free 5 day delivery http://www.box.co.uk/Western_Digital_Caviar_Green_1.5TB_Deskt_620513.html £49.99

Scan have it at £50.49 + free delivery for AVForums Members etc
#19
KarlAnthonyPeel
I've got 2 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3's in Raid 0 for my OS/games/programs and a 2TB drive for music/films/pictures etc.. It's probably a little big for OS like JustExtreme said but that's just our opinions.

Valid opinions too, but so much gets directed towards the C: drive anyways, so....
#20
You can change the location of your documents folder to a specified drive by right clicking the folder so it's easy to re-direct your music, pictures, videos etc..

Edited By: KarlAnthonyPeel on Nov 23, 2010 14:10
#21
999tigger
dacarlo
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx1.5TB Seagate ST31500541AS Barracuda LP, SATA 3Gb/s, 5900rpm, 32MB Cache, 5.1 ms, NCQMarginally cheaper when considering delivery.
The Seagate gets astoundinly bad reviews. the £46 samsung when they put that back on is better imo, but the WD quality is worth buying as well.

I think forum members get free deliver or something as this was posted earlier here and someone mentioned that.

I had a look around and found 'average' reviews rather than astoundingly bad reviews.

one link: http://www.retrevo.com/s/Seagate-Barracuda-LP-1.5TB-Storage-review-manual/id/23411dj380/t/1-2/

Edited By: dacarlo on Nov 23, 2010 14:13
#22
I'm pretty certain all the "Green" drives from Western Digital are 5400rpm+, which is the "IntelliPower" technology they use:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/1.5tb-hdd-caviar,2331-2.html

Edited By: X10 on Nov 23, 2010 15:12
#23
These Drives are not 7200rpm. They are 5400rpm.

Also the they are an not a goodl OS (operating system) drive due to latency. If you want these as storage and not fussed about access speeds they are okay. I did a heap of research when looking into NAS drives. Sadly they were a really bad combination with a Synology Nas unit so did not consider them. Read a few reviews.
#24
bought two. With Quidco just marginally cheaper than Scan.
#25
sshomza
These Drives are not 7200rpm. They are 5400rpm. Also the they are an not a goodl OS (operating system) drive due to latency. If you want these as storage and not fussed about access speeds they are okay. I did a heap of research when looking into NAS drives. Sadly they were a really bad combination with a Synology Nas unit so did not consider them. Read a few reviews.
Everywhere has them as 7200
Check.
#26
It's not 7,200 rpm.
#27
Its listed as 58.20 - i guess its expired
#28

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