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IDE Western Digital 3.5" WD5000AAKB 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - £59.30 Delivered @ eBuyer
IDE Western Digital 3.5"  WD5000AAKB 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - £59.30 Delivered @ eBuyer

IDE Western Digital 3.5" WD5000AAKB 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - £59.30 Delivered @ eBuyer

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IDE Western Digital 3.5" WD5000AAKB 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - £59.30 Delivered @ eBuyer

The IDE seem to be a lot more expensive than the SATA / SATA II drives at the mo

Seems cheap to me. Gets great reviews too.

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Original Poster

£59.89 at Scan

scan.co.uk/Pro…-ms

£68.10 with shipping

What? Am I missing something here?
£60 for a 500GB hard disk when for a little extra you can get a 1.5TB?

Original Poster

rash;8478746

What? Am I missing something here?£60 for a 500GB hard disk when for a … What? Am I missing something here?£60 for a 500GB hard disk when for a little extra you can get a 1.5TB?



Its an IDE drive! :thumbsup:

if this is going in a desktop PC you're much better off getting either a SATA controller card or a SATA to IDE bridge adapter. but if you need it for a games console or PVR etc. where there isn't space for the adaptor then this is a good deal for IDE.

Rather use a sata drive with a sata to ide converter myself,more space per £ and can use drive in sata mode when you upgrade to newer kit.
my thoughts anyway

edit:
bruffterman beat me to it

You've better off with a converter or card like bruffterman said.

Sata drives where more expensive than IDE at one time.

I thought that this was quite a good price for an IDE drive when I saw this offer on ebuyer the other day while looking for a 400GB IDE drive with a large cache. Unfortunately 400GB ones with a 16mb cache seem to be slightly harder to find and even more expensive, and that is the maximum size the DVR I need it for supports.

can you not use a larger drive and create a 400gb partition on it?

Are you positive the DVR doesn't support bigger?

Usually the manual states it'll support up to the largest drive that was available when the manual was printed, but it's odd for a drive controller to support 400GB but not 500GB.

bruffterman;8488665

can you not use a larger drive and create a 400gb partition on it?



I am doubtful that this DVR would recognise a partition table, I believe it uses its own custom and very crude filesystem.


WG47;8490825

Are you positive the DVR doesn't support bigger?Usually the manual states … Are you positive the DVR doesn't support bigger?Usually the manual states it'll support up to the largest drive that was available when the manual was printed, but it's odd for a drive controller to support 400GB but not 500GB.



No, I'm not certain, I simply don't know if a larger drive than the maximum size stated in the specs would work/ work reliably without buying one and trying it. I would actually prefer to replace the 400GB drive it was supplied with, with a pair of 500GB drives as it uses well over 100GB per day of footage, but my concern is that the DVR's firmware might not support it. I've previously found the firmware to be very flakey; for example, I've known it to get stuck in a loop recording over the last few GB on the drive when it was full, rather than jumping back to the start when one of the camera/recording options was changed, and there was a recent bug fix to make it work in the year 2010 :w00t:
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