Western Digital RE2 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache £25.84 Delivered (Overclockers)
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Western Digital RE2 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache £25.84 Delivered (Overclockers)

Found 9th Dec 2010Made hot 9th Dec 2010
WD's RAID Edition hard drives are the world's most reliable server-class SATA drives in the market. With 1.2 million hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle, 16 MB cache, up to 500 GB, NCQ, RAID-specific time limited error recovery (TLER) and best-in-class vibration tolerance, WD RE2 7200 RPM SATA hard drives offer the best combination of reliability, high capacity and performance for RAID server and other demanding write-intensive applications. Backed by a 1-year warranty. The RE2 has been designed from the ground up to work flawlessly in any RAID combination offering an industry leading Enterprise level of reliablity at mainstream pricing.

- Capacity: 500GB
- Cache: 16MB
- Interface: SATA-II
- Spin Speed: 7200RPM
- Seek Time: 8.7ms
- Enterprise class drive
- Warranty: 1 Year (Clean Pull)

27 Comments

But for an extra 11.00 you can get a 1tb ?

Thanks for posting. Tempting and definitely cheap, but one year warranty is too off-putting for me, though. 'Clean pull' presumably means 'not actually new'. Also, if I did buy, I would get two and raid them, but only one per customer, without paying two lots of postage, which is a bit cheeky, IMO. Voted hot, 'cos cheap.

arnt overclockers a terrible website to purchase from?

'Clean Pull' probably = thousands of hours in a server somewhere (hence the 1 yr g'tee)

Yeah, just check that thread. 150 hours + on most of these drives.

Like overclockers in general, avoid.

Buy a 2nd hand HDD from OCUK?

That's 2 reasons NOT to buy...
Edited by: "jukkie" 9th Dec 2010

The fact they lied and tried to claim they were 100% new then getting caught out and backtracking makes it worse.

They could at least make them a bargain price if they want to sell them. £26 for 500gb is very poor.

They're selling RAID drives, but they'll only let you buy one.
How retarded is that?

mcfly

They could at least make them a bargain price if they want to sell them. … They could at least make them a bargain price if they want to sell them. £26 for 500gb is very poor.


Not for this drive I don't think?
Note that WD give a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Awful company, avoid like the plague!!

joedredd

Not for this drive I don't think?Note that WD give a 5 year manufacturer … Not for this drive I don't think?Note that WD give a 5 year manufacturer warranty.



I think I would rather have the additional warranty than the £10 savings.

mcfly

I think I would rather have the additional warranty than the £10 savings.


I guess you don't see the benefit of the extra RAID features or that it's a server spec drive.
I costs considerably more than your average desktop drive.

joedredd

They're selling RAID drives, but they'll only let you buy one.How … They're selling RAID drives, but they'll only let you buy one.How retarded is that?



They let you buy a raid pack of this drive for £49.95, so not so retarded.

desktop hard disk

zhedielj

desktop hard disk



Well spotted.

joedredd

I guess you don't see the benefit of the extra RAID features or that it's … I guess you don't see the benefit of the extra RAID features or that it's a server spec drive.I costs considerably more than your average desktop drive.



I certainly see the advantages of a RAID drive - but a SECONDHAND drive?? My data is too valuable for that. This is an incredibly cold deal, or should be.

canada16

But for an extra 11.00 you can get a 1tb ?



Based on this comment alone, this is a cold deal.

canada16

But for an extra 11.00 you can get a 1tb ?



Can you provide a link please? I need a RAID/server/enterprise class HDD and 1TB for less than £37 would be a mega hot deal!

My eyes lit up when I saw this deal; then I saw the retailer; then I saw the 'clean pull'.

Edited by: "Sponge" 9th Dec 2010


GDB2222

I certainly see the advantages of a RAID drive - but a SECONDHAND drive?? … I certainly see the advantages of a RAID drive - but a SECONDHAND drive?? My data is too valuable for that. This is an incredibly cold deal, or should be.



"1.2 million hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle", unless I'm mistaken that's 136 years between breakdowns oO

by that reckoning the 150 hours that these have been used shouldn't be much of a worry, hardly even run in.

Weenie Beenie

The fact they lied and tried to claim they were 100% new then getting … The fact they lied and tried to claim they were 100% new then getting caught out and backtracking makes it worse.



No they did not, check their deal forum and you will see when they first made this deal live it was clearly stated they were clean pull, so they did not lie and the dates of the post of these arriving and the deal confirm this???

Anyway deal is too good to miss, ordered 2 today, shame I had to pay postage twice though.

Grissom

No they did not, check their deal forum and you will see when they first … No they did not, check their deal forum and you will see when they first made this deal live it was clearly stated they were clean pull, so they did not lie and the dates of the post of these arriving and the deal confirm this???:(



It's all quoted here:
forums.guru3d.com/sho…852

The claimed they were "100% unused" when they weren't. Quite simple.

They weren't technically used though, look in that guru3d topic and it's full of morons just looking for something to moan about rather than anything else.

arguru

They weren't technically used though, look in that guru3d topic and it's … They weren't technically used though, look in that guru3d topic and it's full of morons just looking for something to moan about rather than anything else.



How can they not 'technically' be used? Someone formatted the drives and used them. A lot of them were labelled Iomega which suggests they came from external hard drives. Doesn't matter how you try and swing it, they were used.
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