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Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache HDD - £37.99 @ Amazon
Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache HDD - £37.99 @ Amazon

Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache HDD - £37.99 @ Amazon

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Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM

Manufacturer's Description
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.
Product Description
Shock Tolerance:65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 300 g @ 1ms (non-operating), Max Operating Temperature:60 C, Min Operating Temperature:0 C, Compatible Bays:1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H, Interfaces:1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA, Weight:0.6 kg, Depth:14.7 cm, Width:10.2 cm, Device Type:Hard drive - internal, Height:2.5 cm, Capacity:1 TB, Compliant Standards:S.M.A.R.T., Features:Native Command Queuing (NCQ), IntelliSeek, StableTrac, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), IntelliPower, NoTouch ramp load technology, GreenPower technology, Form Factor:3.5" x 1/3H, Buffer Size:64 MB, Interface Type:Serial ATA-300, Service & Support:3 years warranty, Service & Support Details:Limited warranty - 3 years, Compliant Standards:RoHS, Drive Transfer Rate:300 MBps (external), Internal Data Rate:111 MBps, Start / Stop Cycles:300,000, Non-Recoverable Errors:1 per 10^15

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Same price @ Ebuyer! £2.50 Amazon voucher will come in handy for this from Amazon!

Got a Samsung F3 today for 37.00 from scan with free delivery, so this is average.

canada16

Got a Samsung F3 today for 37.00 from scan with free delivery, so this is … Got a Samsung F3 today for 37.00 from scan with free delivery, so this is average.


I was about to mention the Samsung at Scan, I'd much prefer that than the WD.
Have lost all faith in WD reliabilty over the last couple of years.

Seems a great deal, have some heat. I wonder, Is this drive going to work in a Samsung Sky HD Box?

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canada16

Got a Samsung F3 today for 37.00 from scan with free delivery, so this is … Got a Samsung F3 today for 37.00 from scan with free delivery, so this is average.



Apparently this is a 'Green' version. Uses less power...............

Never use anything other than WD. Never had a problem in years of use. But that can be said of most of the major manifacturers now in all honesty.

Jackboy

Apparently this is a 'Green' version. Uses less power...............


My mistake, it was an F2 EcoGreen I was looking at, £37.82, so not much difference in price but both green drives.

Question from a novice.

I have a Toshiba laptop which has an iffy Hard Drive which no and then crashes and memory dumps.

Is this something that I could swap with the HDD in my laptop. Also is it possible to do a straight copy of my hard drive?

This is not a laptop hdd southpaw. Youll need to look for a 2.5" drive for that.

Also be sure its the drive thats causing BSOD... more often than not it wouldnt be the hdd.

Question from a novice.

I have a Toshiba laptop which has an iffy Hard Drive which no and then crashes and memory dumps.

Is this something that I could swap with the HDD in my laptop. No this is not for your laptop you would need a 2.5" HHD and you would need to check to see if it is an IDE drive or a SATA drive.

Also is it possible to do a straight copy of my hard drive? Yes you can i would make an image of my drive the restore it back to the new drive.
Edited by: "killer10" 22nd Dec 2010

Thanks guys for the quick advice.

Any recommendations for a 2.5" HDD
And how would I check whether is a SATA drive or an IDE drive?

And lastly how would I make an image of my drive?

Thanks in advance.

****! I just got this for £45 3 days ago from amazon. do they offer refunds on things that have changed in price? It hasn't even been delivered to me yet!

Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am staying well clear ...!!

jukkie

[I'd much prefer that than the WD.Have lost all faith in WD reliabilty … [I'd much prefer that than the WD.Have lost all faith in WD reliabilty over the last couple of years.

Mecoconuts

Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am … Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am staying well clear ...!!



I will second that the only drives I have had fail on me have been WD I would never buy a WD again, may explain why they are so cheap.

Mecoconuts

Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am … Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am staying well clear ...!!


I'm using this as a primary HD and it has been working fine for over a year. Any HD from any manufacturer is like pot luck, they all produce a few dodgy drives now and again. Having said that, I've never had a Seagate fail on me...
Edited by: "Iainn" 22nd Dec 2010

Storm924

Seems a great deal, have some heat. I wonder, Is this drive going to work … Seems a great deal, have some heat. I wonder, Is this drive going to work in a Samsung Sky HD Box?



Having greatly researched and successfully installed a 1tb hard drive you need the
Seagate Pipeline HD ST31000322CS , as you need to match the current Seagate Drive in the box to reduce the probability of errors, costs around £55

Mecoconuts

Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am … Holy shmolies ....this drive gets really BAD reviews on Amazon ...am staying well clear ...!!


When would 130/149 3+ stars ever be bad....
On every drive model sold you are bound to have the occasional dud, but as long as you make regular backups you should be OK.
Technically you should have 3 copies of the file you own and one of them in another location (no point having all your backups in one room for a fire to knock them all out).
Edited by: "imdave" 23rd Dec 2010

southpaw69

Thanks guys for the quick advice.Any recommendations for a 2.5" HDDAnd … Thanks guys for the quick advice.Any recommendations for a 2.5" HDDAnd how would I check whether is a SATA drive or an IDE drive?And lastly how would I make an image of my drive?Thanks in advance.

A nice easy (lazy) way to check whether it's ide or sata is to download Speccy (by piriform), click Hard Drives and look under "Interface/Connector" (not the bit that just says interface).
For copies and back-ups, I like Acronis True Image. WD drive owners can download a free version of this. Also handy for resizing your new hdd once it's up and running is Aesus Partition Master (they do a free version which works fine).

Good price and I want a 1TB ---- but don't think I can stand the not knowing when/if it'll arrive - because it's started to snow yet again. Bye bye Amazon until the weather improves - I don't want it stuck in the system for weeks.

Got this a couple of weeks ago at this price, but never posted it here because the price was bobbing up and down so much.

No problems with the drive (or any other WDs I've bought), but I steer clear of samsungs because of problems I've had with them... I suppose everyone has a different story.

Great price!

It is £43.48 now including delivery
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