Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache,3 years warranty,OEM Caviar Green £79.99 delivered @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache,3 years warranty,OEM Caviar Green £79.99 delivered @ ebuyer

£79.99 @ Ebuyer
* Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power * Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green * Cool and quiet - WD GreenPower Technology yields * Massive capacity - Capacitie…
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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
* Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power
* Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green
* Cool and quiet - WD GreenPower Technology yields
* Massive capacity - Capacities up to 2 TB offer t
* Perfect for external drives - External drive man

* Product Description: WD Caviar Green WD20EARS - hard drive - 2 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: 2 TB
* Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
* Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
* Buffer Size: 64 MB
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
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#1
Darn, just bought the 1.5TB version a few days ago since I couldn't find this 2TB version below about £88 :(

hot
#2
oh and for what it's worth my one does sustained transfer about 3% *faster* than my 18 month old WD blue - presumably down to the massive cache (for a consumer drive).

Thought I'd mention this before people start slating these with the old "green drives are too slow" argument.
1 Like #3
this looks a smashing price, voted hot.

Great drive for media systems though perhaps worth considering buying two of these and mirroring them in windows server or similar as 2TB is a lot of downloaded films to lose !
1 Like #4
Tim_UK
this looks a smashing price, voted hot.

Great drive for media systems though perhaps worth considering buying two of these and mirroring them in windows server or similar as 2TB is a lot of downloaded films to lose !


Mirroring will only protect against mechanical failure, not user stupidity or logical file/filesystem corruption - what you want is a backup ;)
#5
Not bad at all - voted hot
thanks
#6
Just had to return one of these that failed after 2 weeks. Still, long warranty and good price so voted hot!
#7
yes not a bad deal thinkin about getting one of these & a esata enclosure
1 Like #8
nice just what i wanted for my new pc :)
#9
Grrr. Just bought 3 x 1TB's as these were more expensive, and couldn't get a response from ebuyer as to when the new Samsung F4's would be available... :(
#10
Voted HOT the 53 quid 1.5TB samsungs still offer the best $ per gb but this is getting close if you need the extra 500gb
#11
Good price for 2TB ... tempted
#12
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..
#13
valentins
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..

Got two in a WHS box, NAS but not strictly speaking RAID. I've had no problems with them.
#14
These drives are very good - but I don't use them as my main "system drive." The only negative thing I've read about them is that a couple of external drive caddies don't support the "green" range for some reason I don't understand.

Unless this is a new range of 2 TB WD Green drives the price isn't exceptional, I paid £10 more than this almost seven months ago. That was OEM too so I am comparing like with like. £80 seems "about right" for this drive, I'd expect to be able to find it most places for around that price soon*.
#15
same price at amazon
#16
hot99
same price at amazon


And free shipping.
#17
UnoriginalGuy
These drives are very good - but I don't use them as my main "system drive." The only negative thing I've read about them is that a couple of external drive caddies don't support the "green" range for some reason I don't understand.

Unless this is a new range of 2 TB WD Green drives the price isn't exceptional, I paid £10 more than this almost seven months ago. That was OEM too so I am comparing like with like. £80 seems "about right" for this drive, I'd expect to be able to find it most places for around that price soon*.

hot99
same price at amazon

UnoriginalGuy
hot99
same price at amazon


And free shipping.


no probs that what this site is all about8)
1 Like #18
Thank heavens for these environmentally friendly drives. I can sleep soundly knowing that every spin of the platter saves a polar bear. Of course, if I didn't have 8 terrabytes of porn I wouldn't need the thing in the first place.
#19
If these drives use WD's Advanced Format it could cause problems for XP users.
#20
Neff
valentins
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..
Got two in a WHS box, NAS but not strictly speaking RAID. I've had no problems with them.

Just added 5 of these to my WHS too, will use folder duplication on it. They were about £83 from Scan so good price here
#21
valentins
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..


Had a couple of these in a Synology diskstation and had problems with slow transfer speeds.
#22
I have 2 of these in a Synology DS210J, as long as you are running the latest DSM or DSM 3.0 beta and format from there you'll have no problems with slow speeds etc., it formats with the correct starting cylinder for the advanced drive setup
#23
bought 2

thanks
#24
bigmike20vt
Voted HOT the 53 quid 1.5TB samsungs still offer the best $ per gb but this is getting close if you need the extra 500gb

You cannot compare WD's build quality to that of Samsungs, WD's is far superior imho.
#25
stanno
Just had to return one of these that failed after 2 weeks. Still, long warranty and good price so voted hot!

yep wd drives suck now...used to always buy yheir drives, now ill avoid.....bought 8 drives in last 2 years of these 4 were wd and ALL have failed, in fact TWO have been replaced twice, so thats 6 of 6 drives failed.....my seagate, maxtor, samsung drives are fine
#26
Leftfield_2k2
bigmike20vt
Voted HOT the 53 quid 1.5TB samsungs still offer the best $ per gb but this is getting close if you need the extra 500gb
You cannot compare WD's build quality to that of Samsungs, WD's is far superior imho.

ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they USED to be good, but not anymore, WD are the worst for quality

WD are like Sony, still living on past good fortunes

Edited By: royals on Sep 03, 2010 12:10: r
#27
adski
Neff
valentins
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..
Got two in a WHS box, NAS but not strictly speaking RAID. I've had no problems with them.
Just added 5 of these to my WHS too, will use folder duplication on it. They were about £83 from Scan so good price here

blimey, thats alot of porn!
1 Like #28
I won't remark on the quality or reliability of the drives since it would just be anecdotal thus meaningless. Unfortunately nobody produces statistics on drive reliability so you will just have to try what you feel is best and hope it works out.

If you think any drive is "rubbish" simply because you've had one which has failed then I wonder which company you use since I imagine no company could claim it has a 0% failure rate even over the first 3 year period.
#29
royals
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they USED to be good, but not anymore, WD are the worst for quality
WD are like Sony, still living on past good fortunes

what you doing with them, juggling?
i would suggest using tennis balls or something until you get the hang of it
i have 4 wd drives never had a problem,
#30
royals
adski
Neff
valentins
anyone using these for raid nas? read few reviews were people having problems with these specific drives on NAS..
Got two in a WHS box, NAS but not strictly speaking RAID. I've had no problems with them.
Just added 5 of these to my WHS too, will use folder duplication on it. They were about £83 from Scan so good price here
blimey, thats alot of porn!

Hehehehe, currently running with just over 2Tb of HD Films/TV so it does eat up a bit of space. Only got a small porn collection, Honest ;) LOL
#31
hot99
same price at amazon


I personally would prefer to buy from amazon. I recently had to return a DOA drive to amazon, and their returns process is fantastic, return postage paid by amazon, automated returns label, replacement shipped immediately, even before they received the faulty item, automated emails all along the process. The Ebuyer returns process is also very painless but the fantastic customer service from amazon is unbeatable

Another reason to choose amazon, in that they ship drives out in individual boxes within a consignment box, whereas ebuyer ship in padded bags within the consignment box. Amazon way has no potential for damage to drives, whereas the ebuyer way allows the drive to rattle around the consignment box
#32
hot99
same price at amazon

Aye but a 1 to 2 month wait on dispatch at the moment... amazon linky
#33
blammo
hot99
same price at amazon

Aye but a 1 to 2 month wait on dispatch at the moment... [url=amazon linky]amazon linky[/url]


He he, not when I posted my finding, it was just after ordering 2, dispatch date 6th of Sept. :-) I guess few people ordered since then!
#34
Hi Sil0,

Great find, have some heat. Ordered.

Cheers
#35
Can these be used in laptops? If so, is it difficult to switch hard drives?
And, what happens with the OS?

Thanks.
#36
BobSmith
Can these be used in laptops? If so, is it difficult to switch hard drives?
And, what happens with the OS?

Thanks.


No this is 3.5", notebooks require 2.5" :)
#37
BobSmith
Can these be used in laptops? If so, is it difficult to switch hard drives?
And, what happens with the OS?


No it cannot. It depends on the laptop. You will have to reinstall the OS or copy it across.
#38
Can anyone recommend a NAS to put these drives in please?
#39
kowalski
Can anyone recommend a NAS to put these drives in please?


qnap ts410 £300 @ Scan.
#40
I bought 3 of these a month ago & all were 667gb platter drives, still going strong in the drobo.

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