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What's up people... Happy New Year to ALL!
Need one more advice.
We are building a new rig here and we don't know what HDD to stick with...
Current rig runs with WD1002FAEX 1tb paired with M4 128 seems ok. So this time new rig will be paired probably with 840pro 128 and unknown 2tb hdd. I know that WD got kinda fresh hdd - WD2003FZEX - any comments on that? Or I heard that ST2000DM001 pretty fast.
So what pros recommends nowadays?
ST2000DM001 VS WD2003FZEX
any comments, info and recommendations are appreciated

ThankS
Edited by SkyNetSTI - 1/6/14 at 2:10am
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You had it in the title correct. The newer WD is WD2003FZEX. It uses 800 GB platters so is a bit slower than the Seagate. However it has a much longer warranty and is much higher quality iMO. Just installed one to replace an older WD 1TB black yesterday. Pretty quiet and performance is good.
Edited by GeneO - 1/5/14 at 9:15pm
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I'd definitely go with the new Caviar Black. It is much faster than the old model, too --

http://www.storagereview.com/wd_black_4tb_desktop_hard_drive_review_wd4003fzex
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Is the old model the WD2002FAEX? And should one get the newer WD2003FAEX?

Thanks
Edited by beta_0 - 1/5/14 at 10:28pm
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The new one is FZEX: WD2003FZEX

>The refreshed drives feature model numbers in the format of WD(#)003FZEX where the third digit represents the capacity in terabytes.
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Wrong copy paste there. The right comparison was in the title before edit.
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Is the ST2000DM001 still a platter lottery?
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Just picked up WD1003FZEX and my test shows low numbers? NO? What is going on?


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Looks pretty good to me; compare your crystal disk mark with the previous versions:

http://dawfreak.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/western-digital-caviar-black-2tb-review/

Though they ran 4GB and 500MB tests, not 1GB but yours is definitely faster. What are you comparing it to that you think it is slow?
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Looks pretty good to me; compare your crystal disk mark with the previous versions:

http://dawfreak.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/western-digital-caviar-black-2tb-review/

Though they ran 4GB and 500MB tests, not 1GB but yours is definitely faster. What are you comparing it to that you think it is slow?
Thanks for attention man!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1446170/how-good-is-this-drive
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