Matts Deal of the Week

Deal of the Week 13th January 2011

Have you spotted any good deals this week?
Let me know and we can share it with everyone, email me matthewglover @ mswhs.com!

Last week’s first post of Deal of the Week was a great success; many people have been letting me know about some of the great deals of the week around the net. This week’s deal is something I spotted last week when looking around but I have been noticing it more and more this week and the deal really is something to behold.

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar 2TB for just £69.99/$99.99 plus free delivery!!

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This really is an incredibly good deal when you consider it is free delivery as well as the great price!

Product Description

Available in capacities up to 2 TB, WD Caviar® GreenTM SATA hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature. Based on WD’s exclusive GreenPowerTM technology, these drives are designed to deliver power savings as the primary attribute. As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation. They are ideal for PCs, external storage and other devices that require lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.

Performance Specifications

Rotational Speed             IntelliPower *

Buffer Size                          64 MB

Transfer Rates

Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)          3 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications

Formatted Capacity        2,000,398 MB

Capacity                               2 TB

Interface                             SATA 3 Gb/s

User Sectors Per Drive   3,907,029,168

Physical Dimensions


Height                   1.028 Inches

Depth                   5.787 Inches

Width                    4.00 Inches

Weight                 1.61 Pound


Height                   26.1 mm

Depth                   147 mm

Width                    101.6 mm

Weight                 0.73 kg

Environmental Specifications


Operating Shock (Read)                65G, 2 ms

Non-operating Shock     250G, 2 ms


Idle Mode           24 dBA (average)

Seek Mode 0     29 dBA (average)

Seek Mode 3     25 dBA (average)

Temperature (English)

Operating            32° F to 140° F

Non-operating  -40° F to 158° F

Temperature (Metric)

Operating            -0° C to 60° C

Non-operating  -40° C to 70° C

Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements

12 VDC

Read/Write        296 mA

Idle                        243 mA

Standby               3 mA

Sleep                     3 mA


Read/Write        503 mA

Idle                        172 mA

Standby               160 mA

Sleep                     160 mA

Power Dissipation

Read/Write        6.00 Watts

Idle                        3.70 Watts

Standby               0.80 Watts

Sleep                     0.80 Watts

You can purchase from amazon.co.uk for £69.99 or from amazon.com for $99.99 or you can see further information about this drive on Western Digital’s website here.

Have you spotted any good deals this week?
Let me know and we can share it with everyone, email me matthewglover @ mswhs.com!

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  1. AWWW!! I was excited when you originally started posting these, Matt. It seems that I lost a little track of your website this year…do you have any plans on continuing this series of blog posts? 🙂

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