Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green £69.99 delivered @ Ebuyer using code 'SPOOKY' - HotUKDeals
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Caviar Green 2TB, 64 MB Cache

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.

Reduced power consumption - 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.

Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

Cool and quiet - GreenPower™ technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.

Massive capacity - Capacities up to 2 TB offer the most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems, like Window Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.

Perfect for external drives - External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.

IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.

IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration. View demo >

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.

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.

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. (2 TB models only)

Low power spin-up - WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads.

Advanced power technology - Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability.

Ideal For
Environmentally friendly PCs and external storage requiring lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
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#1
I think its cheaper @ scan if you have the AV forums free del. http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx
#2
D'oh! I just ordered mine from there for £73 last week :(
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Careful this is an advanced format drive. Fine with newer OSes but ensure it is compatible with your NAS or older system.


Edited By: albal on Oct 30, 2010 15:22: For kicks
#4
As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well
What a load of old nonsense. The power consumption is (if anything) going DOWN for domestic drives. Faster ones use a little more - maybe another couple of Watts for a 7200 RPM domestic drive.
I do wish companies would have the integrity to just tell us the facts and not try to pull the wool over our eyes with all the gargabe they talk
#5
albal
Careful this is an advanced format drive. Fine with newer OSes but ensure it is compatible with your NAS or older system.



Just put a jumper between pins 7 and 8 and it puts the drive in compatibility mode so will be fine in NAS boxes.
#6
I've been using this drive for almost a month now, no problems.

You will need to use new CUID system to make a 2tb master boot partition.
#7
I'm looking to buy a new hard drive to do a clean install of Windows 7 on.

I've a few of 1tb WD green drives I'm using right now (one of which is my Windows XP boot drive), they've been 100% reliable, I've had no issues with them & I've liked the WD drives I've used so far so I'm happy at the idea of using their 2tb drive.

I'm open to advice (I know a bit about PCs but I'm no great expert) so can anyone comment & say why there might be any reason why this is not a good idea?

Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Oct 30, 2010 17:44: sp
#8
qualar
albal
Careful this is an advanced format drive. Fine with newer OSes but ensure it is compatible with your NAS or older system.



Just put a jumper between pins 7 and 8 and it puts the drive in compatibility mode so will be fine in NAS boxes.


I think he is refering to the 4k sector thingy, it is physically built in the drive and nothing to do with the pin. At least netgear do not recommend these drives with current firmware and they are too lazy to release new ones.
suspended#9
you can get the 2tb samsung for £68 delivered from scan if you get free delivery there, its on today only offer, ends at 1pm on mon.
#10
seven86
I think its cheaper @ scan if you have the AV forums free del.http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

Its 76 quid with the vat @scan ans its a samsung imgonna get on this one,i need more storage for hd content
#11
schizoboy
I've been using this drive for almost a month now, no problems.

You will need to use new CUID system to make a 2tb master boot partition.


MBR supports 2TB, you don't need GUID (GPT)

Above the 2.2TB barrier you need GUID (GPT) and XP 64bit or higher e.g. Vista 32/64, Win 7 32/64. You'll also need a motherboard that supports UEFI for greater than 2.2TB.

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=65828


Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 31, 2010 01:27: ■
#12
fishmaster
MBR supports 2TB, you don't need GUID (GPT) Above the 2.2TB barrier you need GUID (GPT) and XP 64bit or higher e.g. Vista 32/64, Win 7 32/64. You'll also need a motherboard that supports UEFI for greater than 2.2TB.

If you don't use it as a boot drive then most of the above is not relevant.
#13
just out of interest i ordered two of these for my lg nas since the latest software update says it supports 2tb in both slots however when i place 2 of these hard drives in it says booting_fail, dont suppose anyone has had only more luck or knows why this might be, if i put 1 2tb hard drive in with the old 1tb hard drive it boots and can read/write on both but just dosnt work if i put 2x2tb hard drive in
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