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Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA £171.27 + £14.95 shipping £188.35 @ kikatek
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA £171.27 + £14.95 shipping £188.35 @ kikatek

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA £171.27 + £14.95 shipping £188.35 @ kikatek

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I just noticed the other 2TB Caviar Green was hot - but this price is available? Hope it's of use to someone.

£171.27 inc. VAT + £14.95 shipping (3-7 Days)

£188.35 Total

19 Comments

cheaper to buy 2 one TB drives

wickedteen;5570003

cheaper to buy 2 one gig drives



True, but 2GB and 2TB are vastly different things.

Seriously though, there are plenty of applications where a single 2TB drive (or multiple 2TB drives) are necessary, even if not the most economical per GB.

It's a good price, for a 2TB drive, so i'm voting it hot, as should anyone else unless they can find this specific drive cheaper.

sorry meant 2 one tb, still sleepy, a little mistake

osrry good deal

i voted hot but the funny thing is an external 2tb wd drive is cheaper hotukdeals.com/ite…r-/

Now this cant be hot as its cheaper at the original post here

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Computerman;5571508

i voted hot but the funny thing is an external 2tb wd drive is cheaper … i voted hot but the funny thing is an external 2tb wd drive is cheaper http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/427963/western-digital-2tb-my-book-mirror-/



Are you sure that's a single drive and not 2x1TB drives?

wickedteen;5570003

cheaper to buy 2 one gig drives



Only if you have somewhere to plug an extra drives into.

In a Google product search, Kikatek seems to come out cheapest for most things 9 time out of 10. However, I've never ordered from them before and I've never really seen anyone mention that they have either. I usually stick to the regulars, Ebuyer, Scan, Nova, etc for PC bits.

Anyone have purchasing experience with Kikatek?

WG47;5570153

Seriously though, there are plenty of applications where a single 2TB … Seriously though, there are plenty of applications where a single 2TB drive (or multiple 2TB drives) are necessary, even if not the most economical per GB.



Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until now any application that required it's data to be stored on a single physical drive (assuming an application cared or could even detect how many physical drives it's data was on) would not have been able to be run because the largest SATA drive available was 1.5TB. So saying that there are plenty of these applications sounds inaccurate to me.

You even contradict yourself by saying (or multiple 2TB drives). If they can run on multiple 2TB drives what prohibits them from running on multiple 1TB drives?

Most common programs that could utilise 2TB of storage would be quite happy running on Dynamic disk volumes (XP up) or RAID configuration.

Cuddy;5571986

In a Google product search, Kikatek seems to come out cheapest for most … In a Google product search, Kikatek seems to come out cheapest for most things 9 time out of 10. However, I've never ordered from them before and I've never really seen anyone mention that they have either. I usually stick to the regulars, Ebuyer, Scan, Nova, etc for PC bits.Anyone have purchasing experience with Kikatek?



Not the greatest, tried ordering a few things (mainly toners) and they never seem to have the physical stock despite taking the order & charging your CC :oops:

fablanta;5573727

Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until … Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until now any application that required it's data to be stored on a single physical drive (assuming an application cared or could even detect how many physical drives it's data was on) would not have been able to be run because the largest SATA drive available was 1.5TB. So saying that there are plenty of these applications sounds inaccurate to me. You even contradict yourself by saying (or multiple 2TB drives). If they can run on multiple 2TB drives what prohibits them from running on multiple 1TB drives?Most common programs that could utilise 2TB of storage would be quite happy running on Dynamic disk volumes (XP up) or RAID configuration.



I think the poster is not referring to desktop applications, or programs, but "plenty of situations". Or at least thats how I read it.

There is always this argument about the maximum capacity drive at any given moment in time. This time next year, we'll be having the same conversation about 4TB drives (which will be stupid, as why would you possibly want more than 3TB....)

People's requirement for storage have rocketed in recent times as digital media becomes popular.

JayDubya;5574786

(which will be stupid, as why would you possibly want more than 3TB....)



Ah but you are forgetting widows and adobe bloatware - it wont be long before windows hits 2TB and acrobat hits 1TB . Then youll have to come back here to find that cheap 4TB

Rock Ubuntu and Foxit :roll:

£14.95 Shipping and up to 7 days - for delivery on something as compact as Hard Drive is a joke - and that's their 'super saver' shipping - they wouldn't get my money.

fablanta;5573727

Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until … Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until now any application that required it's data to be stored on a single physical drive (assuming an application cared or could even detect how many physical drives it's data was on) would not have been able to be run because the largest SATA drive available was 1.5TB. So saying that there are plenty of these applications sounds inaccurate to me. You even contradict yourself by saying (or multiple 2TB drives). If they can run on multiple 2TB drives what prohibits them from running on multiple 1TB drives?Most common programs that could utilise 2TB of storage would be quite happy running on Dynamic disk volumes (XP up) or RAID configuration.



JayDubya seemed to understand me. :thumbsup:

There's more than one meaning of application. I meant applications as in uses, not as in computer programs.

There are plenty of USES for having one drive. For example in a small mini-itx case where there's only room for one drive, for example.

There are plenty of USES for multiple 2TB drives. Having the most possible storage space in one case, or attached to one motherboard, or one raid card.

WG47;5570153

Seriously though, there are plenty of applications where a single 2TB … Seriously though, there are plenty of applications where a single 2TB drive (or multiple 2TB drives) are necessary, even if not the most economical per GB.



fablanta;5573727

Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until … Sorry but I've got to take issue with you over this statement. Up until now any application that required it's data to be stored on a single physical drive (assuming an application cared or could even detect how many physical drives it's data was on) would not have been able to be run because the largest SATA drive available was 1.5TB. So saying that there are plenty of these applications sounds inaccurate to me. You even contradict yourself by saying (or multiple 2TB drives). If they can run on multiple 2TB drives what prohibits them from running on multiple 1TB drives?Most common programs that could utilise 2TB of storage would be quite happy running on Dynamic disk volumes (XP up) or RAID configuration.



JayDubya;5574786

I think the poster is not referring to desktop applications, or programs, … I think the poster is not referring to desktop applications, or programs, but "plenty of situations". Or at least thats how I read it.



The original poster does use the phrase are necessary and the drive under discussion is a domestic disc drive. I think that most people, including yourself, would be hard pressed to come up with even one of these numerous situations where only 2TB drives will do.

Hardly. I've got over 4TB of data right now, and. If I had the money I'd replace the drives with bigger ones.

And a single 2TB drive is NECESSARY if you want to store 2TB of stuff in a case with only one space for a hard drive.

Are you being obtuse on purpose?

When there are people with 20TB+, big drives become very necessary.

WG47;5615791

Hardly. I've got over 4TB of data right now, and. If I had the money I'd … Hardly. I've got over 4TB of data right now, and. If I had the money I'd replace the drives with bigger ones.And a single 2TB drive is NECESSARY if you want to store 2TB of stuff in a case with only one space for a hard drive.Are you being obtuse on purpose?When there are people with 20TB+, big drives become very necessary.



Firstly I’ll make the assumption that you are referring to my post then I’ll refute your points in order.

I think, if money were no object, most people would replace the stuff they have now with bigger and better versions. For example if people had to pay retail prices for their contract mobiles I do not think that they would deem it necessary to get it replaced every year so saying, “If I had the money I'd replace the drives with bigger ones”, is no argument at all. Incidentally I have 3.6TB of storage spread over 6 drives stored internally and another 10 external drives ranging from 300Mb to 1TB. I am beginning to run out of storage space but even though I would like a 2TB drive as a new addition/replacement it is not necessary for me to use a 2TB unit, a 1.5TB drive will do until the price of 2TB drives drop below 100 pounds.

If I bought a computer case with space for just one drive I’d like to think I’d be smart enough not to try storing 2TB of data in it. Expanding on your example though if they had to store more than 2TB of data they’d be stuck until a bigger drive became available or, they would do what 99% of us would do, just attach an external hard drive.

“When there are people with 20TB+, big drives become very necessary”, should really read “When there are people with 20TB+, big drives become desirable”, to make it more accurate.

Your mistake is to say that 2TB drives are necessary rather than saying that big drives are desirable.

I’ll leave it up to others to judge who is being obtuse.

And I’d still love to know just one of the many situations where a 2TB drive is actually necessary and not just desirable.
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