Originally Posted by bshan87
So do you think it'll be a good buy?
I'm waiting for this drive. All the tests I've seen point to this being a great drive:
Its got the same 320GB per platter tech as the WD3200AAKS-00B3A0.
The single platter 320 seemed to have slower access times than the tests on the 640 have shown but similar transfer speeds (transfer speeds out performing raptors).Whether this is because the 320s come with AAM (Automatic Acoustic Management) turned on and the 640s dont is being questioned, but I havent seen a definitive answer to that yet.
These 2 WD drives are basically competing with Samsung's 334GB per platter drives. At the moment that is basically the Samsung F1 1TB HD103UJ, and the new F1 320GB HD322HJ.
German review of the Samsung 320:
Hope some of that helps.