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It has been a while since the WD 2TB WD2002FAEX (SATAIII) Caviar Black was at this price.

For those who don't know the difference. These are the Caviar Black 5yr warranty drives that are a must for "Power Users". Also have a 4 1/2 star rating on both B&H and Amazon (670+ reviews)

These have been kicking around between $165-$200 since the flood and a few times have dropped to $145-$155 but far and few between...
While the RED drives are now becoming the Defacto for NAS Systems these are excellent in Raid Arrays.

Heres the link:
B&H - WD Drive

UPDATED to reflect $149 Price.

Newegg also has $149 w/Coupon Code:
EMCXWVR23

Member Summary

WD WD2002FAEX
Thanks Royal
Disclaimer
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity 2,000,398 MB
User sectors per drive 3,907,029,168
SATA Latching Connector Yes
Form Factor 3.5"
RoHS Compliant Yes
Performance Data transfer rate (max)
Buffer to host: 6 Gb/s
Host to/from drive (sustained): 138 MB/s
Cache (MB): 64
Average latency (ms): 4.2
Rotational speed (RPM): 7200
Average drive ready time (sec): 21
Reliability/Data Integrity Load/unload cycles³ : 300,000

Non-recoverable read errors per bits read: <1 in 1014
Power Management Read/Write: 10.7W
Idle: 8.2W
Standby: 1.3W
Sleep: 1.3W
Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Non-operating Temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

Shock (Gs)
Operating (2 ms, read): 30
Operating (2 ms, read/write): 65
Non-operating (2 ms): 300
Acoustics Average acoustics (dBA)
Idle mode: 29
Performance seek mode: 34
Quiet seek mode: 30
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.787 x 4 x 1.028" (147 x 101.6 x 25.4 mm)
Weight 1.66 lb (0.75 kg)
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While these are great, they do not have the ability to set TLER as far as I know, which makes them a bit less then great for RAID arrays. WD wants you to buy the RE4 drives, which are really the same drives but with a different TLER setting.

Price is now $159

Down to $149 along w/Newegg
Coupon Code:
EMCXWVR23
(Promo codes expire 01/31/2013)

Thanks OP. Decided to go with B&H. Newegg simply does not package HDD very well. Not for a long time. Taking a chance the B&H does a better job of that.



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