dealswd caviar green 2tb 64mb cache sata 3.0gb/s 3.5…

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to clarify it ends up being $139.99 after using the PROMO code SUBSCRIBER for an additional $10 off. Please note that it is free to join mwave and again the PROMO code is for an additional $10.00 off any order over $100.00.

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the geeks.com one is for the 32MB cache version and it is also refurbished as the deal here is brand new and 64mb cache. Again though the 32mb cache may be the way to go if you are still using XP. If that is the case here is the 32mb one brand new for $144.99 w/ free shipping.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/fc9f66f6-5b24-4048-bba0-0f6c7b8f43aa/wd-caviar-green-2tb-hard-drive-sata2-32mb-cache#3

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You may want to research this one for yourselves before jumping on this deal. Reviews are below average at best for this one. Slow and unreliable.

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@doublee: Slow as it's a green drive, great for a NAS where you won't hit full read/write speeds.

And it sit just me, or are the green drive getting a bad rep on reliability? Seem to hear more and more about it...

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This is a not a good company to deal with....I had a terrible experience with them a few years back.

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@justafreak: I have purchased a ton of items from Mwave.com and I've never had a problem. Also, their packaging style is better than newegg's -- they actually put enough packing materials in the boxes to secure the items. Beware, sales tax in Tennessee and I'm sure a few other states too.

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I've never had a problem with mWave. I've purchased from them frequently over the years.

As of Western Digital, I have had horrible luck with their drives at times. I had one drive fail 3 times in two years (it was a BB drive, so that could be part of it). Most likely heat related, so it seems those drives are more sensitive to that.

I currently keep a case fan blowing air across my drives to dissipate the heat and have had no more drive failures for about 5 years.

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these drives are getting bad reviews because like I mentioned in my original post is the block size is different and does not work well with XP. I am guessing a lot of people were unaware of that. (read below from a post I found)

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misunderstandings about the "Advanced Format" feature. In short, the feature always you to have have more formatted space. So you can get a little closer to the actual 2TB size. It's true that this feature is only supported natively in Vista and 7 and in XP if you install software. HOWEVER, if you want to use this drive in a Linux machine or any OS that doesn't support Advanced Format, all you have to do is set a jumper before formatting. The jumper basically puts it in a legacy mode in regards to sector size. You really shouldn't lose any performance by doing that, only a little bit of formatted space. So no one should have to RMA this drive because it's not seen properly. Just set the jumper and format.

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I bought one, good deal IMO. I always need more storage, 2TB should cover me for at least a couple months.

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I just wanted to report back I upgraded my iMac and it is working great. It is quiet as can be and works great with OS X. A note on the drive said XP users would have problems without their special software so it I were you just get this if you use Vista, Win7, Linux/Unix, or OS X.