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Western Digital 1TB (1000GB) Sata 2 16MB HDD WD10EACS $153 Instore @ Netplus Osborn park or plus del

Posted By: sandgroper, posted 2009/01/03 23:09
Product Code : HDWE72RSATB999KS

No free delivery on this low price. Delivery is $12 if required.

Reduced power consumption Environmentally responsible Lower cost of ownership
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  • nod2009/01/04 10:55:17
    Hot vote :)
    One of the best prices for a 1tb I have seen for a while.

    And I think the low energy usage is a very interesting idea.

    Key FeaturesReduced power consumption - By adjusting the rotational speed, using bigger data buffers, parking the drive's head, and optimizing how the drive seeks and caches data we have reduced the power consumption by up to 38 percent.

    Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar GP drives yield average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors’ drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation. This power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 13.8 kilograms per drive per year - the equivalent of taking a car off the road for 3 days each year*. By using environmentally-conscious PCs with our WD Caviar GP drives on board, large organizations with many desktop computers can minimize their carbon footprint and save real money on electricity costs.
  • trevorf2009/01/04 18:01:57
    If possible, better to get the later version of GP.
  • admin2009/01/04 21:45:05
    You being cryptic trevorf ?
  • trevorf2009/01/04 21:58:07
    There's two versions GP drives from WD. Forgot what the newer one is called, but looked it up: WD10EADS
  • admin2009/01/04 22:14:30
    Whats the difference between the two ?
  • admin2009/01/04 22:16:52
    Ahhh - explanation here.

    WD10EACS = 4 platters, 16MB buffer
    WD10EADS = 3 platters, 32MB buffer

    Basically better caching.....
  • wheadle2009/01/04 23:52:54
    admin
    Ahhh - explanation here.

    WD10EACS = 4 platters, 16MB buffer
    WD10EADS = 3 platters, 32MB buffer

    Basically better caching.....


    faster? or better?
  • admin2009/01/05 08:06:33
    Caching technically equals faster speed.

    I'm too far removed from techo guru these days to be able to comment on the latest and greatest but the chain of things between your hard drive and your monitor are fairly complex. One of the issues used to be that your hard drive access speed became a bottleneck as the components down the line were able to churn through the data faster than the drive could deliver it most of the time. But every once in a while the down the line bits would bottleneck giving the drive an opportunity to catch up which is why caching became something important. During the time that the other components were bottlenecking the hard drive cache would pile up data - in theory the cache would become the buffer between hard drive access speed and the rest of the components.

    What always makes me laugh is the historical focus on processor speed. Its a misnomer. The processor on 90% of bog standard home computers rarely maxes out. The issue is more the interellationship between the various components in the machine itself.

    Now I wait for someone more knowledgeable to tell me I'm off in lala land.
  • trevorf2009/01/05 08:15:40
    Maybe more reliable with all its features, don't know if its cooler and quieter (think it is), less power usage, and denser platers means faster, and also larger cache for more speed to.
  • jackyblue2009/01/06 00:34:32
    admin
    Now I wait for someone more knowledgeable to tell me I'm off in lala land.



    hahaha ... yep ... you're off in lala land! Pity I'm not more knowledgeable & can't tell you why though.:eek:

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