dealsseagate barracuda lp hard drive - 2tb, 5900 rpm…

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dang, i just bought the WD green for 69 after rebate.

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In for one... the shipping is pretty good in terms of td

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Limited to ordering only one.

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1 at a time. no problem entering multiple orders

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5900 RPM wtf??????????????????????? thats barely a step up from the slowest Hard drives

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I was waiting for someone to whine about the speed. Didn't take very long. Speed is secondary to capacity in an archive function. I'll take a cheap, big drive that's slower over a faster, more expensive one to put in my network server.

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@tcayer: exactly. also, take a two year old 7200 (or 3 year old 10,000) and compare it to the newest 5400s. The new ones will win out every time. My 1TB wd green drive far out performs my 4 year old Raptor (10k rpm). So, 'speed' isn't exactly measured in rpms.

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@erthian: I doubt your raptor is outperformed by this big lug mate. I don't know how you are testing your "speed" but I'm quite confused by your statement, "'speed' isn't exactly measured in rpms." Rpms are quite indeed what defines speed in terms of HDD. If you're talking about requesting multiple resources at the hand of the OS then it's probably your 8/16mb cache on your raptor that makes you think you it's slower.

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For the size this is a very good option for running in an always on, server type environment (where network bandwidth is the constraint, not HDD transfer speed). These LP drives consume less than 4.5W at idle compared to a WD Green, which a bit less than 6.5. Of course for most users that's less than $1.70 a year per drive.

I found out from my neighbors that my power bill is on average 80% higher what theirs. Damn.