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Western Digital 1.5TB 64MB Cache Internal hard drive --- Ebuyer --- £77.99 Delivered
Western Digital 1.5TB 64MB Cache Internal hard drive  ---  Ebuyer  ---  £77.99 Delivered

Western Digital 1.5TB 64MB Cache Internal hard drive --- Ebuyer --- £77.99 Delivered

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Western Digital WD15EARS
1.5TB Hard Drive
SATAII 5400rpm
64MB Cache (most drives from other manufacturers only has 32mb)
OEM Caviar Green

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.

I have two of Western Digital earlier 1TB 32mb 5400rpm (green power) drives, they have been running 24 hours never had a problem with them.

****Expired 12th Feb 2010, price has now gone up to £81.44****

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Original Poster

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Same price at amazon, better service and faster delivery

amazon.co.uk/Wes…-11

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dhostings;7798479

Same price at amazon, better service and faster … Same price at amazon, better service and faster deliveryhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-3-5-inch-Internal/dp/B002YEHY0O/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265748281&sr=8-11



:thumbsup: Nice one, I'm quite sure one of them price matched the other to compete, it wasnt this price last time I checked

I don't know if they still do but when I got my WD drives about a year ago I read that people getting it from amazon had problems mainly due to them posting it in a corrugated cardboard wallet as they do with books. I don't know if this is still true, I ordered mine from Ebuyer anyway. Both places has good service. ;-)

I would go with Amazon.. their customer service is probably the best out there (or may be in par with John Lewis). You'd appreciate it when things go wrong

Calling ebuyer will cost a minium of 10p / min with 0871 number.

or get the 1.5TB Samsung F2 from ebuyer for £73.20

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majhaar;7799254

or get the 1.5TB Samsung F2 from ebuyer for £73.20



Why not £71.60 for the 1.5gb F2 Samsung from aria, I actually bought three of them for £66.91 each when they had that offer last week.

Good price for an excellent drive. I always buy WD drives best in the business reliability wise IMO.

I'd recommend 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI Spinpoint F2 DT EcoGreen myself

888;7798576

:thumbsup: Nice one, I'm quite sure one of them price matched the other … :thumbsup: Nice one, I'm quite sure one of them price matched the other to compete, it wasnt this price last time I checked :pI don't know if they still do but when I got my WD drives about a year ago I read that people getting it from amazon had problems mainly due to them posting it in a corrugated cardboard wallet as they do with books. I don't know if this is still true, I ordered mine from Ebuyer anyway. Both places has good service. ;-)




I ordered one from amazon just before xmas and the packaging was very poor. It was loose in a large box with a small bit of paper shoved in! Needless to say it was DOA.....

They replaced it quickly enough but I certainly won't be buying drives from them again.

Can anyone recommend a NAS system compatible with this?

you could also get an enclosure from ebuyer and make it external, I am waiting for 2tb HDDs to go down

This drive has some problems with Windows XP, need special format.

I went with the WD15EADS. You can get it for a similar price from some online stores

These drives use Advanced Format which causes problems in certain situations so read the instructions on the drive before installing. See Western Digital for info:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/advancedformat/images/WD-Align_chart_r2.jpg

quackstar84;7799587

I'd recommend 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI Spinpoint F2 DT EcoGreen myself



I just rma'd mine of this, kept getting corrupt, 6% of the sectors were bad, lost about 35gb of files

Does the WD Align utility have to be run again if a drive is … Does the WD Align utility have to be run again if a drive is reformatted?No, users will only need to run WD Align one time after initially installing Windows XP. Once Windows XP has been aligned, it will stay aligned even if the drive is reformatted or many files are added or removed.




Why not sell as XP drives already aligned. Seems a lot of hassle and a step backwards (with jumpers). They are not ssd. However due to 4k sectors it's needed for older ops. Xp on an ssd suffers when not aligned. So you gotta live with it on these new drives if you want over 2tb hard drives

I have two of Western Digital earlier 1TB 32mb 5400rpm (green power) … I have two of Western Digital earlier 1TB 32mb 5400rpm (green power) drives, they have been running 24 hours never had a problem with them.



I'd give it longer than 24 hours before I would start recommending the reliability! ;-) Only joking, I've got 2 WD drives an internal 250gb (over 3 years) & external 500gb (about 2 years) and have had no problems with them (touch wood!) how long have you had them?

alera;7799582

Good price for an excellent drive. I always buy WD drives best in the … Good price for an excellent drive. I always buy WD drives best in the business reliability wise IMO.


WD arent....ive had 2 of 3 drives i own fail in the last year - lasted 3 months and 4 months....getting them replaced was a painfully slow faceless process - they send them from thailand...i wont be buying another wd drive even my 3rd drive has lasted 9 years (quality of new WD drives is shocking)

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Gitfinger;7800637

I'd give it longer than 24 hours before I would start recommending the … I'd give it longer than 24 hours before I would start recommending the reliability! ;-) Only joking, I've got 2 WD drives an internal 250gb (over 3 years) & external 500gb (about 2 years) and have had no problems with them (touch wood!) how long have you had them?



the two I mentioned I had about a year, I must have about 10 or so 2.5" WD in laptops and external drives these are about 2-5years old, also I think I have a couple older WD drives, never had a problem with them.
Recently I have started buying Samsung drives, with the twelve 3.5" Samsung drives I have not had one fail yet, only ones I had fail were Seagate, Maxtor and Fujitsu.

I would happily recommend bother Western Digital or Samsung drives. :thumbsup:

I'm currently looking around for a 1.5Tb and I had spotted the three websites mentioned (Ebuyer, Amazon & Aria). They are all roughly the same price for all manufacturers discussed. I know you never hear from the 95% silent happy but I've not been overwhelmed with the comments on various forums regards the reliabiity of 1.5 & 2Tb drives from the big names.

Anyhow, this is a Hot deals site so I'm voting hot on the price not the potential quality. If anyone out there cares about benchmarking, I stumbled across this lengthy test which discusses similar drives in the range.

xbitlabs.com/art…tml

5400rpm = skoda

These are not NAS compatible.

Check the user forums of your NAS very very carefully before buying these for a NAS.

The samsung F2 are fine.

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bailey87;7801544

5400rpm = skoda



really depends what you use it for, personally I haven't noticed a problem with them, I actually prefer them, something like a 1/4 less power usage (if your thinking about one its only something like 4w less power but then if you have 3 that is 12w and so on) . spins slower = less heat, quieter, longer life

I was expecting these "Advanced Format" drives to have 10% more capacity than the existing drives but it seems to have the same 1.5TB as the Samsung drive.

If they have the same capacity then I'd rather buy a standard format drive like the Samsung F2

bailey87;7801544

5400rpm = skoda



I need one for a file server, I somehow doubt I'd notice the difference when streaming across wireless anyway!

brookheather;7802102

I was expecting these "Advanced Format" drives to have 10% more capacity … I was expecting these "Advanced Format" drives to have 10% more capacity than the existing drives but it seems to have the same 1.5TB as the Samsung drive.



I believe the quoted capacity is when Advanced Format is turned on. With AF off they are 1.35TB drives.

hajj_3;7800455

I just rma'd mine of this, kept getting corrupt, 6% of the sectors were … I just rma'd mine of this, kept getting corrupt, 6% of the sectors were bad, lost about 35gb of files


My suggestion is always to perform a full format on new HDD to look for bad sectors. Otherwise you may end up losing data

Original Poster

Zebethyal;7801281

or buy the ]1.5TB Samsung Eco-Green from Saverstore for £69.99



£69.99 wow thats a good price for the F2 1.5tb but it seems to be showing as £77.50 with delivery and £70.46 without?

I think aria is still the cheapest for the Samsung F2 1.5tb for £71.60 at the moment

Original Poster

this deal has expired, the price has now gone up to £81.44

Review of WD Advanced Format drives:

engadget.com/201…or/

- Simon.
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