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Hey,
I was just wondering how the WD black is faster than conventional 7200rpm drives like the WD blue and all. Is it the cache only? RPM is the same.

So how does it manage to remain faster? Can someone please shed some light on this issue?

Thanks
Edited by chip94 - 8/18/11 at 2:26pm
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The dual-core controller on it helps tremendously in it's performance. Otherwise, lots of voodoo and magic beans.

Also, the Samsung F3 is usually faster IIRC.
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Bigger cache and better design, i'd suppose.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom] View Post
The dual-core controller on it helps tremendously in it's performance. Otherwise, lots of voodoo and magic beans.

Also, the Samsung F3 is usually faster IIRC.
voodoo and magic beans
I'll take some
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voodoo and magic beans
I'll take some
Magic Beans! That's why a hard drive might make a bunch of noise.
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Magic Beans! That's why a hard drive might make a bunch of noise.
the older the hard drive the more beans it has
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post #7 of 18
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Also, the Samsung F3 is usually faster IIRC.
Blacks a faster but snagging an F3 for $45 justifies the small drop in performance.
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but when an SSD joins the party they all bow down
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I must add my Black is hecka loud! I mean you hear everything that's going inside that little enclosure a good 10 feet away from the machine depending on your case :|
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I must add my Black is hecka loud! I mean you hear everything that's going inside that little enclosure a good 10 feet away from the machine depending on your case :|
That means it's working. You can hear the speed! lol.

Normally it has to do with the controller in the hard drive and WD created an exceptional one.
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