WD 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green - £42 - Amazon - Cheapest it has ever been.
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WD 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green - £42 - Amazon - Cheapest it has ever been.

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Found 3rd Feb 2014
Cheapest it has been on Amazon.

Just choose the £42 option from "More buying options"

Amazon is the seller.

2-5 weeks delivery but in my experience never that long,

£46.54 if you want it right now.
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CnM external 1tb from tesco has wd drive fitted inside just checked
pablomalin

CnM external 1tb from tesco has wd drive fitted inside just checked


I think I am going to buy that rip it apart and use it has an internal hard drive lol
but id love an SSD for speed lol
Edited by: "croz123" 3rd Feb 2014
It's a WD10EZRX Green 5400rpm drive. HDTune 4th image down Quiet and power-efficient but not that quick.

Or for 7200rpm drives offering more speed, you could look at WD10EZEX or ST1000DM003 at just over £47 on Amazon. Both have about the same review ratings at newegg. On testing, my impression is the Seagate is better at sequential access, and the WD is better with RAID and mixed workloads - I have 8 WD10EZEX in RAID and am very pleased with them. There have been substantial firmware revisions on the WD10EZEX and the later versions are significantly quicker. My raidset came from Amazon and all have late firmware.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 3rd Feb 2014
Only about 2 quid more than it normally is.
croz123

I think I am going to buy that rip it apart and use it has an internal … I think I am going to buy that rip it apart and use it has an internal hard drive lol but id love an SSD for speed lol



Wasn't that funny.
Hootwo

It's a WD10EZRX Green 5400rpm drive. HDTune 4th image down Quiet and … It's a WD10EZRX Green 5400rpm drive. HDTune 4th image down Quiet and power-efficient but not that quick. Or for 7200rpm drives offering more speed, you could look at WD10EZEX or ST1000DM003 at just over £47 on Amazon. Both have about the same review ratings at newegg. On testing, my impression is the Seagate is better at sequential access, and the WD is better with RAID and mixed workloads - I have 8 WD10EZEX in RAID and am very pleased with them. There have been substantial firmware revisions on the WD10EZEX and the later versions are significantly quicker. My raidset came from Amazon and all have late firmware.




GEEK alert! Lol ;-)
Finally! A 1tb drive is back to the price it was 3 years ago
I have absolutely no idea what any of you are on about. Ignorance is bliss.
mr.potato_head

Wasn't that funny.



Neither were you.
I've got one of these and they are slow as hell for running an OS from.
Decent enough for a media or shared drive, but for running applications from the difference is very noticeable compared to a 7200rpm drive.
MrNixey

Only about 2 quid more than it normally is.



I'll wait till it's £2 more then...
mustaalizzi

Neither were you.



Or you LOL
green drives are usually used for media devices like a media player no good for running windows or ps3 or ps4 far to slow for that stick Weston Digital blue or black
joedastudd

I've got one of these and they are slow as hell for running an OS … I've got one of these and they are slow as hell for running an OS from.Decent enough for a media or shared drive, but for running applications from the difference is very noticeable compared to a 7200rpm drive.



Just to keep people informed here - having a 7200rpm drive doesn't guarantee a faster experience than a 5400rpm drive. Something I recently read up on and thought I'd share.
Hmm tempting but is it just me ,that when I order a unbreakable plastic cheap thing Amazon package it in a huge box with loads of packaging ,but every time I buy something breakable or expensive they send it with no packaging (2 7950 both in box with no packaging and a HDD that rattled in a small box with no packaging) .so not sure I trust the HDD of them
Just had a 3tb seagate internal fail on me, and it's 2-months out of warranty so might go for one of these.
BACONIZGUD4ME

Or you LOL


Was not trying to be. But go on just jump on the bandwagon, I guess you that type?
Good price, though il hold out because of my bad experience with WD. I will consider them soon but at the moment not my first option.

Heat Added.
imdurc

Just to keep people informed here - having a 7200rpm drive doesn't … Just to keep people informed here - having a 7200rpm drive doesn't guarantee a faster experience than a 5400rpm drive. Something I recently read up on and thought I'd share.


very true mac book pros use 5200rpm hard drives.
How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a 3TB about £30 more.
A bit off topic but can anyone recommend a hard drive for my ps3, the 120 is getting full.
popoyaya

How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a … How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a 3TB about £30 more.



Because some devices can't support over 1TB and more. I ordered one for one of my series 1 TiVo's (not VM) on 26th January delivered today, eight days, would have been six days if the delivery address had been open on Saturday.
Lawlost

A bit off topic but can anyone recommend a hard drive for my ps3, the 120 … A bit off topic but can anyone recommend a hard drive for my ps3, the 120 is getting full.



I got a 500GB Seagate ST500LM012 Spinpoint M8 for about £38 from Scan for mine, works beautifully
popoyaya

How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a … How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a 3TB about £30 more.



Cheapest I can see 2TB for on Amazon is approx £60.
Who is selling them for about £52 then?

Like a sucker I went for the recent Tesco 1TB on HUKD for just over £30 only to receive the "Sorry we can't fulfil your order" email.
Last time I try to buy anything from Tesco mail order on principal.
Hootwo

It's a WD10EZRX Green 5400rpm drive. HDTune 4th image down Quiet and … It's a WD10EZRX Green 5400rpm drive. HDTune 4th image down Quiet and power-efficient but not that quick. Or for 7200rpm drives offering more speed, you could look at WD10EZEX or ST1000DM003 at just over £47 on Amazon. Both have about the same review ratings at newegg. On testing, my impression is the Seagate is better at sequential access, and the WD is better with RAID and mixed workloads - I have 8 WD10EZEX in RAID and am very pleased with them. There have been substantial firmware revisions on the WD10EZEX and the later versions are significantly quicker. My raidset came from Amazon and all have late firmware.



I was curious what the benefits are of running multiple drives in RAID compared to just having those drives in the same computer but operating independently of each other?
Have a 2TB and 3TB version of this drive and absolutely love them - decent performance (perfect for file storage) and nice and quiet to boot... Plus you get WD's superior warranty.

I'd lean towards getting a 2TB one instead though, as even if you think you'll never use all of that space, things could always change!
CD's to mp3's is now. Bluray's to mkv's is happening and they can still be big files... !
SandorClegane

I was curious what the benefits are of running multiple drives in RAID … I was curious what the benefits are of running multiple drives in RAID compared to just having those drives in the same computer but operating independently of each other?

It depends on the raid controller and drives, but generally RAID 0 is the quickest, but the most likely to fail, RAID 1 is the slowest but the most resilient and RAID 5 is the middle ground offering a speed increase and at the same time adding resilience.
Of course there are many combinations and newer RAID options, but each have there own advantages and disadvantages.
Without you need the added resilience of the a RAID setup its cheaper and better performance to go with an SSD for the OS and a large HDD (7200rpm) for storage nowadays.
popoyaya

How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a … How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a 3TB about £30 more.



Show me a WD green 2tb drive for £52? Which isn't a one off in a Tesco 300 miles away? No? Thought not.
popoyaya

How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a … How is this good value for money??? A 2TB drive is about £10 more and a 3TB about £30 more.

That is because you are focused in one value variable which is GB/£ which is a capacity value variable. In the world of total service to a person there are other essential value variables which are: reliability per £, availability per £, performance per £, support or serviceability per £. Last but not least , the actual use and application of what one put to it! E.g. a friend of mine put all his valuable photos in a bank safe deposit box. He had less than 1GB, so it made no sense to buy 1 2TB though it is cheaper per GB. Another reason is that you have a large working dataset less than 1GB in size so one wants to have it on its own disk for performance reason.
The WD Greens seem to be the very worst/least reliable drives they do. It might be cheap but it's not good value for money. This is not a 'Deal'
splender

That is because you are focused in one value variable which is GB/£ which … That is because you are focused in one value variable which is GB/£ which is a capacity value variable. In the world of total service to a person there are other essential value variables which are: reliability per £, availability per £, performance per £, support or serviceability per £. Last but not least , the actual use and application of what one put to it! E.g. a friend of mine put all his valuable photos in a bank safe deposit box. He had less than 1GB, so it made no sense to buy 1 2TB though it is cheaper per GB. Another reason is that you have a large working dataset less than 1GB in size so one wants to have it on its own disk for performance reason.



The price still seems a rip-off for 1TB. Should be £30 max.
Not a bad drive, it's a recent model and has decent real world speeds (ranked 56/643)
hdd.userbenchmark.com/Spe…LB0

BUT, as others have already commented, the larger capacity versions are far better value for money.
popoyaya

The price still seems a rip-off for 1TB. Should be £30 max.




How quickly people forget the floods in Thailand that caused hard disk prices to rise a few years back. This is the first time I've seen a 1TB drive at the price it was back then.
phillyboy

I have absolutely no idea what any of you are on about. Ignorance is … I have absolutely no idea what any of you are on about. Ignorance is bliss.


That's because you're 98.
JABBERWOC

That's because you're 98.


Not yet, 3 days time.
popoyaya

The price still seems a rip-off for 1TB. Should be £30 max.

You need to consider a fixed cost element as the cost of sales and after-sales costs. Harddisk price is approx. £26 fixed price per unit plus £20 per TB for the basic consumer product lines.
imdurc

Finally! A 1tb drive is back to the price it was 3 years ago



I guess the NSA aren't buying them any more!
Ordered 5pm yesterday, despatch notification at 1:22am this morning. Thanks OP, heat added.
Not sure whether to go for this one, or this one.

BS...
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