Western Digital Caviar 2TB WD20EARS SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5" Green Internal Hard Drive OEM - £60.44 Delivered @ Amazon
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Western Digital Caviar 2TB WD20EARS SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5" Green Internal Hard Drive OEM - £60.44 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 27th Mar 2011
believed to be better then the Samsung F4 for reliability

same price as ebuyer but i know who id rather buy from!

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you might wish to look up Load Cycle Count on Google for these drives

CockneySpur

you might wish to look up Load Cycle Count on Google for these drives


Excellent point especially for Linux users. There is workaround , see community.wdc.com/t5/…731 and also there is a utlity (but needs to run in DOS, in this forum there is a guide on how to build a flash stick with bootable DOS or a bootable CD) which can change the park time to more than 8 secs, up to 5 mins on the newer drives, or disabled it. The DOS utility is downloadable from support.wdc.com/pro…13& and is called "RE2GP Idle Mode Update Utility". There was some debate as to whether the Caviar Green Power series of disk could use this utility but if you read on to the about page 7 onwards of the forum it reports positively.

You can monitor the LCC using Crystaldiskinfo.
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