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Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Reviews

shinigamibob

A very fast drive with plenty of capacity

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Pros: Fast, high capacity

Cons: price

This hard drive is easily in the top 3 7200rpm drives available right now. Of course, it doesn't even come close to a half decent SSD, but the performance you get out of this is unbeatable. This being the Black series, it does consume more power, but it really is a negligible amount. Windows definitely feels much faster to boot and everything is much more responsive compared to older drives and 5400rpm drives. On average, on single large files (7+ GB), its not uncommon to see a spike of about 175MB/s then drop to about 120 and stabilize. Windows, even with about 20 start up programs boots up incredibly fast - about 30 seconds to a fully working functional desktop (of course, the start up...
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