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sr71 03-05-2013 11:45 AM

Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA Internal Hard Drive $150@B&H
 
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$149.99, Retail Boxed Drive

JoeSmith2010 03-05-2013 12:25 PM

I just setup an alert for this in the morning. Thank you OP. Repped.

davejfr0 03-05-2013 02:02 PM

how does one check new HDDs for errors and to run it through an intensive test to make sure it doesn't die on you in a week…windows 7 is the OS on my SSD that I would be using to check these…I assume I need to partition them first or do I not have to?

Megaweapon 03-05-2013 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davejfr0 (Post 58011818)
how does one check new HDDs for errors and to run it through an intensive test to make sure it doesn't die on you in a week…

Run the drive through the manufacturer's utility. It will have a "Long Test" (or similar wording) that is thorough enough.

You don't need to partition first.

furiousbagles 03-05-2013 03:28 PM

great deal. newegg had this up about a month ago, snatched one for a new build.

newatpcs 03-05-2013 03:33 PM

Newegg is running this at 174.99. This a good deal. Thanks OP

dohcivtec 03-05-2013 03:52 PM

PLUS no tax in cali! WIN

CheapBastardX10 03-05-2013 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davejfr0 (Post 58011818)
how does one check new HDDs for errors and to run it through an intensive test to make sure it doesn't die on you in a week…windows 7 is the OS on my SSD that I would be using to check these…I assume I need to partition them first or do I not have to?

I can vouch for the Caviar Black, though I have the 750GB notebook version. I have it for more than a year now and have had no problem whatsoever. I use HDSentinel to check the health of my HDD. So far it is still 100%. BTW, it has 5 year warranty so you shouldn't worry too much.

198four 03-05-2013 05:02 PM

Probably THE FASTEST HDD out there?

nunpoom 03-05-2013 05:27 PM

Black is best.

jrosenfield 03-05-2013 05:34 PM

you can never have enough storage... with this I will be passing the 10TB mark

Elpee 03-05-2013 06:44 PM

At the same price, what is deference from the Seagate 4TB 7200rpm drive I bought at eBay a few weeks ago?

downspout 03-05-2013 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrosenfield (Post 58016798)
you can never have enough storage... with this I will be passing the 10TB mark

There's a 12-step for that.:bounce:

KITHPOM 03-05-2013 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CheapBastardX10 (Post 58016034)
I can vouch for the Caviar Black, though I have the 750GB notebook version. I have it for more than a year now and have had no problem whatsoever. I use HDSentinel to check the health of my HDD. So far it is still 100%. BTW, it has 5 year warranty so you shouldn't worry too much.

The notebook version is the scorpio black.
Quote:

Originally Posted by 198four (Post 58016080)
Probably THE FASTEST HDD out there?

I'm thinking the velociraptor is faster. SSD much faster...probably fastest for 7200 rpm drive though.

fumbduck 03-05-2013 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elpee (Post 58018192)
At the same price, what is deference from the Seagate 4TB 7200rpm drive I bought at eBay a few weeks ago?


i am also curious as to what makes this 7200rpm drive special or any better than the others. is it the 64mb cache?

Lng2000 03-05-2013 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by fumbduck (Post 58018640)
i am also curious as to what makes this 7200rpm drive special or any better than the others. is it the 64mb cache?

For me, it's the 5 year warranty. Mechanical drives have a nasty tendency to fail unexpectadly

nxsfan 03-05-2013 07:38 PM

This Toshiba http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822149397 for $99 seems like a better deal to me.

Or this 7200RPM 64MB Seagate Baracuda for $99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822148910

sallyjones2013 03-05-2013 08:41 PM

love WD and 5 years warranty, thanks op

vd853 03-05-2013 09:16 PM

My 2TB BLACK just died a month ago.. how is this a good deal?

Leacero 03-05-2013 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nxsfan (Post 58019298)
This Toshiba http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822149397 for $99 seems like a better deal to me. Is it the 4.2ms seek time that has everyone excited?

Or this 7200RPM 64MB Seagate Baracuda for $99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822148910

Will the 14 ms seek time on the Toshiba hard drive make a big difference?

nxsfan 03-06-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leacero (Post 58023950)
Will the 14 ms seek time on the Toshiba hard drive make a big difference?

While looking into it (and learning that seek time and average latency aren't related) I found out that the Toshiba has the same average latency (4.17 ms) as this Caviar Black. Sorry for the misdirection.

A 3 year warranty is good enough for me, so I bought 2 of the Toshiba.

sidd1979 03-06-2013 02:54 AM

Good deal - ordered.


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