Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 5900rpm 32MB Cache £109.95 @ ebuyer
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 5900rpm 32MB Cache £109.95 @ ebuyer

Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 5900rpm 32MB Cache £109.95 @ ebuyer

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The brand new Seagate® Barracuda® LP (low-power) family is here, designed and built by the desktop performance leader, but with the primary focus on a low-power, cool and quiet drive at an entry-level price. This drive allows users to do more while using less power. The Barracuda LP drives deliver on low power consumption. But low power no longer means slow power. Benchmark performance results prove the 5900-RPM spin speed advantages (when compared to competitor drives that spin at 5400 RPMs). And these drives are cool and easy on the PC, often requiring fewer fans, a smaller power supply and lower maintenance costs. It’s the definition of energy efficiency.


I'm sure these will be great for many people; but after years of struggling with disk-bound servers and applications it always seems somehow wrong to choose a slow disk ;-)


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i do agree with you, especially since you can get a 7200rpm one for a few quid more, but thought i'd post it for those that want something quieter.

Considering there's only a 2 pound difference, I'd go for the Hitachi drive with a higher rpm.

Edit: ah, you beat me to it

I got a Western Digital one from misco.co.uk, 7900rpm and with 64mb cache for £114.68 delivered yesterday and also you get Quidco with Misco.

brr after problems with:
Barracuda 7200.11
DiamondMax 22
Barracuda ES.2 SATA
Seagate drives deals would remain cold for me forever!!

I doubt the power consumption is that much different to a standard hard disk. Its the graphics cards power consumption that needs watching. The speed of this drive would annoy me. Its ok for archiving files away if time is not an issue but running apps, OS's and games would degrade the performance of the PC. I get WD caviar black for my PC because I find them reliable and fast.

Will this be able to fitted in a 2006 White Macbook?
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