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2TB SATA-II Hard Drive (64MB Cache) [OEM] £106.98 @ Overclockers
2TB SATA-II Hard Drive (64MB Cache) [OEM] £106.98 @ Overclockers

2TB SATA-II Hard Drive (64MB Cache) [OEM] £106.98 @ Overclockers

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Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA-II 64MB Cache - OEM (WD20EARS)

WD Caviar Green SATA hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature. Based on WD's exclusive GreenPower technology, these drives are designed to deliver power savings as the primary attribute. 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. They are ideal for PCs, external storage and other devices that require lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.

- Capacity: 2TB
- Cache: 64MB
- Interface: SATA-II
- Spin Speed: IntelliPower
- Warranty: 3 Years


Cheapest 2TB I can find, and if you are a forum member FREE Delivery (or if you collect in shop)

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Im pretty sure ive read in several places that thsee drives are incredibly slow even for an ECO drive compared especially to the ECO Seagates Barracuda ST32000542AS 2TB 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive.

GQ Man;8308067

Im pretty sure ive read in several places that thsee drives are … Im pretty sure ive read in several places that thsee drives are incredibly slow even for an ECO drive compared especially to the ECO Seagates Barracuda ST32000542AS 2TB 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive.



Links?

GQ Man;8308067

Im pretty sure ive read in several places that thsee drives are … Im pretty sure ive read in several places that thsee drives are incredibly slow even for an ECO drive compared especially to the ECO Seagates Barracuda ST32000542AS 2TB 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive.



my seagate broke in 3 days to the infamous "click of death". just google. it's a flawed drive, but seagate are happy to sell it.

Original Poster

I've picked mine up and will be installing and copying over 1TB of data tonight, so I'll let you know on the performance

HOT vote for Overclockers from me!

Original Poster

Data transfer peaked at 58.8 MB/second and average 57 MB/second (with Windows 7) dunno if thats good or bad, I'm happy with it (and it's only used as a backup device anyways)

thats pretty damn dire, but for most people more than adequate.

I'll wait until the price is HALF of this before I buy one.
No rush at all for me. Ive got 2x1Tb and a 750gb in my comp as is !

dcx_badass;8308883

Wouldn't touch OCUK if you paid me, google it and see how many people … Wouldn't touch OCUK if you paid me, google it and see how many people have had bad experiences.



Seconded.

I bought 2 from Scan last week as I really wanted to get rid of my 4x1Tb HDDs (even if they are all still faster, in hindsight).

They aren't the quietest drives I've heard in a while and it took quite a while to copy all my old data across, but as soon as it was there and safe it was managing torrents and HD streaming to my PS3 just fine.

These drives are absolutely ideal for a storage server, but don't buy them expecting them to be the primary HDD in use in your PC or for a high amount of simultaneous data throughput as you'll be disappointed.

Richie_M;8313040

Data transfer peaked at 58.8 MB/second and average 57 MB/second (with … Data transfer peaked at 58.8 MB/second and average 57 MB/second (with Windows 7) dunno if thats good or bad, I'm happy with it (and it's only used as a backup device anyways)



That's pretty poor. My 2TB Seagate peaks at 110mb and is 90.9mb average in an E-SATA enclosure.

That's benching with HD-tach.

which 2 tb Seagates are those? and cost? thanks.

These are only a fraction less than SCAN so not sure it being HOT!

def not bad for storage but are the 5900rpm seagates BETTER or not?

alfie786;8351495

which 2 tb Seagates are those? and cost? thanks.These are only a fraction … which 2 tb Seagates are those? and cost? thanks.These are only a fraction less than SCAN so not sure it being HOT!def not bad for storage but are the 5900rpm seagates BETTER or not?



It's this one..

ebuyer.com/pro…264

£109.95 shipped.

I paid about £95 when it was on offer though.

Nice one!

great price but id much rather have 2 x 1tb on SATA just for failure protection cracking deal tho

word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, 2ndly dont go putting all your life into 1 2tb drive make sure u have a backup in case, i always have say a 100gb raptor as c:\ then have the 2tb as the D:\data, then make sure your proggys are on c:\ and everything else u wanna keep on d:\data then if it dies overnight all u gotta do is reinstall the O/S keeping your data safe, id never put a drive that big as my main drive too much too lose.

wewontgetfooleda;8352786

word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, … word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, 2ndly dont go putting all your life into 1 2tb drive make sure u have a backup in case, i always have say a 100gb raptor as c:\ then have the 2tb as the D:\data, then make sure your proggys are on c:\ and everything else u wanna keep on d:\data then if it dies overnight all u gotta do is reinstall the O/S keeping your data safe, id never put a drive that big as my main drive too much too lose.



+1
personally i put a x25-m 80G as drive c for OS, 10sec from 'Starting Windows' to desktop is awesome

wewontgetfooleda;8352786

word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, … word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, 2ndly dont go putting all your life into 1 2tb drive make sure u have a backup in case, i always have say a 100gb raptor as c:\ then have the 2tb as the D:\data, then make sure your proggys are on c:\ and everything else u wanna keep on d:\data then if it dies overnight all u gotta do is reinstall the O/S keeping your data safe, id never put a drive that big as my main drive too much too lose.



I fail to see how you're actually backing anything up here? (Unless you're backing up Documents stored on C to D? Or have a secondary copy of D?).
Or maybe I've read it wrong...

Voted lukewarm, as I picked up a couple of 2TB EARS from Scan for £99.98 inc vat a couple of weeks ago, but not a bad drive considering. OCUK haven't always been the best at customer service in the past, and would choose another retailer if the price was the same. Down to each individual's experience really...

So... it's £115.50 inc. vat delivered uk mainland, vote cold.

You didn't look here aria.co.uk/Sup…394
£101.04 inc. VAT and £110.38 delivered. Or free if forum member with 50+ posts

Not a bad price really but these aren't exactly designed for performance in a first place being 2TB drive and being of the "green" pedigree.

dcx_badass;8308883

Wouldn't touch OCUK if you paid me, google it and see how many people … Wouldn't touch OCUK if you paid me, google it and see how many people have had bad experiences.



Agreed. This could be half the price but I still wouldn't touch it. I've had my fingers burnt by oc before.

good price, pitty its sold by one of the worst companies on the web.

You better prey you dont have to use their returns department.

it takes some amount of pron to fill that drive..........:whistling:

wewontgetfooleda;8352786

word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, … word of warning, firstly ocuk are a proven nightmare among the PC crowd, 2ndly dont go putting all your life into 1 2tb drive make sure u have a backup in case, i always have say a 100gb raptor as c:\ then have the 2tb as the D:\data, then make sure your proggys are on c:\ and everything else u wanna keep on d:\data then if it dies overnight all u gotta do is reinstall the O/S keeping your data safe, id never put a drive that big as my main drive too much too lose.



I second that through experience having OS and data on same drive and losing the lot never again, ALWAYS have a small dedicated hardrive just for your OS much better :thumbsup:

I've been buying from Overclockers for years and not ever had a single problem. Surprised to see so many people with problems here. Usually have some of the best prices aswell.

pippyj;8357376

I've been buying from Overclockers for years and not ever had a single … I've been buying from Overclockers for years and not ever had a single problem. Surprised to see so many people with problems here. Usually have some of the best prices aswell.



Got to second this. I've had quite a few components off them, also bought a vortex system off of them about 2 summers ago, had some components fail but OCUK have always been prompt sending a replacement at no cost. People on the phones lines are very helpful too.

bought from overclockers before, never had one issue at all
thats 3 people who have had actual personal experience buying from them
other people just seems to spread the bad stories rather than actually trying themselves!

Never had problems with OCUK either and handled RMA of one of their branded products in 4 days for me.
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