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Seems the power savings does this for most hard drives. Thats why I love my SSD
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120 gig ssd for $75 (kingston x300)

And 2 ezex 1tb raid 0 is your best setup and cost about the same as the velociraptor

Or a 250 gig ssd for $150 + 1 tb backup

yeah thanks i think i'll just try and get a 250gb ssd on sale and get the ezex to go with it (or 2)
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So I just pulled the trigger on a 10EZEX and it seems to be just as good as everyone has said.

It's running at 28C when my older black 1tb (1001FALS) is running at 34. Sequential reads and writes are just about 2x the black's.
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Haven't been able to get the temps for any of my drives even though I'm pretty sure the black used to show up in my programs. Nothing in HWiNFO64, CPU-ID HW Monitor, Open HW Monitor, etc. Maybe it has something to do with RAID being enabled? I gave up/stopped caring about it long ago rolleyes.gif .
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Are there still 2 different revisions shipping?

How would I tell between the revisions besides running hdtune?

What did they change?
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Are there still 2 different revisions shipping?

How would I tell between the revisions besides running hdtune?

What did they change?
I am almost 100% sure they are only shipping the newer, better ones now. Once you get it you can see the access times. The newer ones have a lot better access times than the older batch. Or you can just check the date on the drive itself. I think they started making the better revisions sometime around June this year.
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Wd may only ship new ones but retailers like newegg will sale their existing stock
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I am almost 100% sure they are only shipping the newer, better ones now. Once you get it you can see the access times. The newer ones have a lot better access times than the older batch. Or you can just check the date on the drive itself. I think they started making the better revisions sometime around June this year.

Actually they're newer ones are indeed slower by 1ms. I've got 3 batches. The first one has an access time of 20ms, the second of 15ms and the latest at 16ms.
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Actually they're newer ones are indeed slower by 1ms. I've got 3 batches. The first one has an access time of 20ms, the second of 15ms and the latest at 16ms.
Gotcha. Thanks biggrin.gif
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Well the one I bought earlier this year (only 3 months ago) is going bad frown.gif 5 bad sectors so far, 4 at the beginning of the drive and 1 right in the middle.
I'll get it replaced but I bought another one meanwhile since sometimes it takes a while to get the replacement (I'm also afraid they do what Seagate did to one of my mates, they just formated the drive and sent it back to him 1 month later, while the bad sectors were sort of fixed the SMART still showed warnings and it is the exact same drive...).

I've owned about 15-20 HDDs in my life and this is actually the first one that fails on me (on the other hand I've had 3 SSDs and 2 bad ones tongue.gif ), funny that it failed so fast too but I think the old Google survey basically said that if a drive didn't fail in the first few months chances are it would run perfect for years. All my other HDDs are at least 2+ years old.
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