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News Western Digital introduces 2TB Caviar Green HDD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Jan 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Mmmm and just in time for my big storage upgrade
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Mmm indeed.
     
  4. Gremlin

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  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    damn it, just bought a 1TB Black a few month ago, they've already doubled its capacity!

    okay. must. resist....... must wait for 1TB plater.
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    im planning a server overhaul in november this year i hope these come to a sensible price point by then / pound regains some value
     
  7. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Just over £200 isn't bad to be honest. I was expecting more like £300 for the first 2TB drive, then dropping to under £200 in 3 months or so.
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Stop it goddamnit! I'm still on 2 x 120 GB and 1 x 250 GB! I feel cheap now...
    Want! It! NOW!
     
  9. Gremlin

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    £205? man you guys are getting ripped off LOL it'd be cheaper to buy it here and ship it! hahaha
     
  10. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    Mmmm, I want...
     
  11. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    Too much money. Oh, and, I don't trust WD any more... not after all their failed drives I had/handled.
     
  12. biebiep

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    *sigh*
    What if it crashes? :(

    2TB's, gone in an instant...
     
  13. SnowCat

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    You can get 2*1.5tb Seagates for amost the same money (£216)
     
  14. Jenny_Y8S

    Jenny_Y8S Guest

    I'm OK, I've just picked up 6 1TB Samsungs for my new i7 / 285 rig. It's just such a shame the other 4TB in the house will be spread over so many smaller drives making them pretty much pointless.
     
  15. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    SOLD!!

    Now, where do I sign?
     
  16. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Thanks for that illuminating comment. £205 includes 15% sales tax, which partially explains why quoted prices tend to be higher in the UK than in (say) the US, where prices are quoted before sales tax. Also the pound has been utterly hammered in the FX market recently - £205 doesn't go very far in the international currencies market these days.
     
  17. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    You do backup, right?
     
  18. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    eh, backups are for wimps, real men pray to Christ their porn doesn't go bye bye :worried:
     
  19. Gremlin

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    the quoted price here includes GST (about 10%) aswell so im just surpised is all considering generally EVERYONE else gets cheaper prices than us for stuff even after they include their taxes
     
  20. biebiep

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    Yeah, so i have to buy another one "just to be sure"


    I'd rather get some serious RAID5 action going with 750GB's :)
     
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