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    2tb HDD

    Are these worth getting, or would I be better off with just a 1.5tb for now. Was looking to see if I could find a 2tb Seagate but dont think they have one out yet.

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    Western Digital do dont they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Are these worth getting, or would I be better off with just a 1.5tb for now. Was looking to see if I could find a 2tb Seagate but dont think they have one out yet.
    we should have some WD CAVIAR GREEN POWER 2TB SATA2 5400RPM coming, roughly two weeks estimated price is £235+vat none in the channel as of yet

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    ooft that's quite a big price, and for only 5400 too..

    Simon, how much can you do seagate 1.5tb 7200rpm for (ST31500341AS)

    Lowest i got so far is £113.39 Incl Vat Incl Delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    ooft that's quite a big price, and for only 5400 too..

    Simon, how much can you do seagate 1.5tb 7200rpm for (ST31500341AS)

    Lowest i got so far is £113.39 Incl Vat Incl Delivery
    Snap there hands off and run like the guy does in the burger king advert fella , our price is £135.00 Inc Vat Free Delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    ooft that's quite a big price, and for only 5400 too..

    Simon, how much can you do seagate 1.5tb 7200rpm for (ST31500341AS)

    Lowest i got so far is £113.39 Incl Vat Incl Delivery
    where did you get that from ? pm me info

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    I'd do a spot of googling regarding Seagate and their recent drive problems before handing over your cash.

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    cheers, aware of that but got the firmware updates here in case.

    mac_shinobi: dabs.com quicklinx 56WJWS

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    ooft that's quite a big price, and for only 5400 too..
    The Western Digital GreenPower drives are fantastic even though they only spin at 5,400 rpm. I've got four of them and have already ordered the 2TB version for my Windows Home Server.

    They are plenty fast for what most people will use them for (as you can see from the screenshot below).



    Even without the recent firmware problems, Seagate drives are often noisier and slower than the competition. Also, now that they have reduced their warranties from 5 years to 3 years on their consumer drives there isn't any reason to choose a Seagate. Even their latest 500GB 7200.12 drive hasn't had particularly good reviews either: http://techreport.com/articles.x/16472.

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    £235+vat 2tb or £113 incl vat/next day 1.5tb

    Could get 2x1.5tb for less than the 2... but thats to be expected of course with anything thats new.. (Looking through my past orders, ive got a 120gb disk that cost £119 back in the day)

    I just needed something to put in here ASAP as wont be here much longer and need to give em as much space as possible before I go.

    The 1.5 will be here first thing so itll need to do.

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    As good as the drives are considering the low spindle speed, for the price you'll be far better off with a pair of 1TB drives, or even 3 and considering using RAID depending on what they're being used for Can pick up 3 x 1TB drives for £220.

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    If it's extra network storage try using Iomega, you can mirror the hard disk, you just give them a name plug them into the network and away you go. We are using some here to keep our Ghost images on, thats how much we trust them.

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    cheapest one i've found

    1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA-32 £114.94 inc. VAT

    1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA-32 - Aria Technology

    Freecom XL 2TB External Hard Drive USB - Retail £191.78inc vat

    Freecom XL 2TB External Hard Drive USB - Retail - Ebuyer



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