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Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green - now just £73 delivered at Ebuyer (using code)
Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green - now just £73 delivered at Ebuyer (using code)

Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green - now just £73 delivered at Ebuyer (using code)

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* Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek™, NoTouch™, and IntelliPower™ technologies.

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* NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

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http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Western+Digital+WD20EARS+2TB+Caviar+Green+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+(OEM)+?productId=40039

sold here little cheaper but delivery price may add few more pounds

cheers ordered one with some bit an bobs

Thank you millarcat
Been delaying buying one, but the price finally got to the level where it was not worth buying the £40 1TB any more.

alfie786

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Western+Digital+WD20EARS+2TB+Caviar+Green+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+(OEM)+?productId=40039sold here little cheaper but delivery price may add few more pounds





I make it over £80 there with delivery and vat etc etc
Edited by: "madmax666" 18th Oct 2010

Is it worth an extra 40 odd pounds for 2 of these over 2 Samsung 1.5 tb f2s?

I'll be using then in a server for streaming media

I think I'm right when i say this is the "EARS" drives which means they are the 4k ones and may be an issues for people older OS's (ie; XP)


All1

Alloneword

I think I'm right when i say this is the "EARS" drives which means they … I think I'm right when i say this is the "EARS" drives which means they are the 4k ones and may be an issues for people older OS's (ie; XP)All1



yeh still struggling at the mo to get the speed of the drive up under ubuntu server 10.04 - writes at the mo about 1mb/sec - pants

Not sure why you're getting write speeds of 1Mbyte/sec - sounds almost like a faulty drive. You did partition it on 8-sector (512-byte sectors) boundaries, didn't you?

Try this from the command line:

sudo fdisk -c -u -H 224 -S 56 /dev/sda
[edit /dev/sda to wherever your drive is - see "sudo fdisk -l"]

Then create your partitions again and see what happens.

lee2

yeh still struggling at the mo to get the speed of the drive up under … yeh still struggling at the mo to get the speed of the drive up under ubuntu server 10.04 - writes at the mo about 1mb/sec - pants



It's a compatibilty mode issue, you need a jumper (not supplied) between Pins 1 & 2 (from memory) that should make the drive perform much better. You'll lose what's currently on the drive as it stores information in a different way.

There's a note on the drive suggesting that operation systems other than WindowsXP (I think, again from memory) will be OK, but my Linux wasn't until I deleted the partition, put a jumper on the pins, created a new partition and all works just fine on Linux, OSX & Windows for me

I read somewhere that there is a risk to the drives if you don't put the pin of before first use, but we had 3 of these drives at work and had already tried to use them before discovering the "fix". All working fine now, 2 in a Linux server 1 as a Journalled Mac partioned HDD for backup.

Hope this helps.

Mark.

Tempted, but hell - I don't need it. I have just bought an AMD bare bones X6 1090t syatem and the 2 x 1tb HD's and a 750gb HD will do.I do want it, however ! What would be the Windows Experience Index on this ? The 1tb I'm using is onl;y 5.9 and far less than the 7.5 of the cpu and memory.

We bought for of these EARS beasties. They're alright, but they did seem a bit slow compared to the less green ones though that might just be my fevered imagination

That's a great price. Ordered, thanks OP!

Alloneword

I think I'm right when i say this is the "EARS" drives which means they … I think I'm right when i say this is the "EARS" drives which means they are the 4k ones and may be an issues for people older OS's (ie; XP)

Is that the same thing as "allocation unit size" when you format your drive? I always use 4096 with XP, does that mean i'd be ok with a drive like this or could it still cause problems?

What is this EARS thing anyway? Does it improve the drive in some way? Speed, reliability?

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