Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1.5TB HDD £79.99 @ Novatech
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Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1.5TB HDD £79.99 @ Novatech

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Found 5th Sep 2009Made hot 5th Sep 2009
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A sata drive with 1.5TB Capacity, SATA-II Interface, IntelliPower Spin Speed, 32MB Cache, 3 Year Warranty .

I think its pretty decent, as novatech does free delivery for members with 50+ posts, and there is 3% quidco. Making this about £77.6.

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Not the fastest drives due to their eco saving spin cycles... but a great price nethertheless.

Also WD my fav manufacturer so.... ;-)

I'm really getting sick of using the words 'eco' and 'green', or indeed any environmental features to sell a product.

It's going in a ******* computer, with a PSU and god knows what else. If you want to save the planet, use a wind-up abacus and **** off.

This VS the samsung which was post on earlier? Im looking for a HDD...

Good price but I would go for the Sammy which is 10 quids cheaper at ebuyer.

londislagerhound;6215143

I'm really getting sick of using the words 'eco' and 'green', or indeed … I'm really getting sick of using the words 'eco' and 'green', or indeed any environmental features to sell a product.It's going in a ******* computer, with a PSU and god knows what else. If you want to save the planet, use a wind-up abacus and **** off.



amen to that.

londislagerhound;6215143

I'm really getting sick of using the words 'eco' and 'green', or indeed … I'm really getting sick of using the words 'eco' and 'green', or indeed any environmental features to sell a product.It's going in a ******* computer, with a PSU and god knows what else. If you want to save the planet, use a wind-up abacus and **** off.



Good argument, with well made and thoughtful points, based on some excellent, well researched scientific and engineering facts.

Also debating whether to purchase a bunch of these WD Caviar Green Power 1.5TB HDD's or the Samsung F2 EcoGreen 1.5TB ones? Tenner difference I know, but which ones are quieter/lower power and which are "likely" to be more reliable?

Thanks.

Cheekster.

cheekster;6215713

Also debating whether to purchase a bunch of these WD Caviar Green Power … Also debating whether to purchase a bunch of these WD Caviar Green Power 1.5TB HDD's or the Samsung F2 EcoGreen 1.5TB ones? Tenner difference I know, but which ones are quieter/lower power and which are "likely" to be more reliable?Thanks.Cheekster.



Was wondering this myself - ]this article, although not reviewing this version, seems to suggest that the Samsung F2 EcoGreens are slightly quieter than the Western Digital Green Powers. As for reliability, I couldn't say.

A lot of data to lose at once if anyhting goes wrong! Stick to Hitachi I say

zaheer2003;6215922

A lot of data to lose at once if anyhting goes wrong! Stick to Hitachi I … A lot of data to lose at once if anyhting goes wrong! Stick to Hitachi I say



had loads of hitachi drives fail on me. i dont trust any brand more than any others.

I pucahsed the 1TB Western Digital (WD) Caviar Green WD10EVDS from play for £71.99 to upgrade the drive in my Humax freesat PVR. The 1TB WD10EADS has been used in such a swap and I understand 1.5TB should work as well.

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Eco and low power might be marketing ploys but low power hard drives are desirable for PVR's which really need to be on 24/7 even if only in standby. An abacus just wont cut the mustard to record video I''m afraid. :whistling:

zaheer2003;6215922

A lot of data to lose at once if anyhting goes wrong! Stick to Hitachi I … A lot of data to lose at once if anyhting goes wrong! Stick to Hitachi I say



Anyone who stores data that they can't afford to/doesn't want to lose without a backup is a true master of muppetry! I've got three of the 1.5TB Samsung F2s running RAID 5 in my server. Should keep me reasonably safe.

Original Poster

Eco drives generally are cooler drivers; this is a 1.5 TB drive, most likely intended for storage purposes; in which case, less heat probably means less chance of overheating, and data loss - especially consider 1.5 TB is alot to loss, and most computers dont dedicate enough air flow onto the HDD area. Even if it does, lower power consumption will be benefitical in the long run.

Quicklite;6217714

...this is a 1.5 TB drive, most likely intended for storage purposes...



A hard drive intended for storage purposes eh? Well I never knew. No wonder they seemed expensive as I'd been using them as doorstops and rather funky table mats.

kar999;6216028

I pucahsed the 1TB Western Digital (WD) Caviar Green WD10EVDS from play … I pucahsed the 1TB Western Digital (WD) Caviar Green WD10EVDS from play for £71.99 to upgrade the drive in my Humax freesat PVR. The 1TB WD10EADS has been used in such a swap and I understand 1.5TB should work as well.]http://foxsatdisk.wikispaces.com/Simple+HDD+swapEco and low power might be marketing ploys but low power hard drives are desirable for PVR's which really need to be on 24/7 even if only in standby. An abacus just wont cut the mustard to record video I''m afraid. :whistling:



Well said, Sir! :thumbsup:

Wicked Lester;6215421

Good argument, with well made and thoughtful points, based on some … Good argument, with well made and thoughtful points, based on some excellent, well researched scientific and engineering facts.



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