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A new Western Digital Hard Drive.

1TB with 32 MB cache. First Western Digital with these specs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

I personally was planning to get this hard drive.
post #2 of 25
Still cheaper to RAID two 500GB drives. (or two 640s)

But the platter density should combat it on the tb...close.
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i have this drive. It is INSANELY fast for a 1tb drive. I MEAN INSANELY fast. but i paid 250 for it last week :-(
    
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Still cheaper to RAID two 500GB drives. (or two 640s)

But the platter density should combat it on the tb...close.
Care to explain platter density?
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Care to explain platter density?


More density per platter means more storage per platter.
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Originally Posted by Chopes View Post
Care to explain platter density?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_storage_density

Explains it nicely.

I was under the impression that on this TB drive there are less platters compared to two 500gb drives put togeather. Meaning that there is less motion required by the drives' arm in order to obtain a given amount of information.
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More density per platter means more storage per platter.
And a faster drive. 2x 320GB platters > 4x 160GB platters.
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
i have this drive. It is INSANELY fast for a 1tb drive. I MEAN INSANELY fast. but i paid 250 for it last week :-(
Oh yeah? is it really INSANE? Show me bench's...
I personally think its no where near 2x WD 640Gb Raid 0 performance, nore my 2x Seagate 320Gb Raid 0...

I average 132~136Mb read speed...
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it is insanely fast for a 1tb drive. once benchmarks are made, ill be glad to show you
EDIT: the caviar black itself averages 145mb/s.
PROOF:
http://pc-benchmark.at.webry.info/20...ticle_296.html

Edited by dahdout - 7/3/08 at 9:43pm
    
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
it is insanely fast for a 1tb drive. once benchmarks are made, ill be glad to show you
EDIT: the caviar black itself averages 145mb/s.
PROOF:
http://pc-benchmark.at.webry.info/20...ticle_296.html
Thats faster than the Velociraptor. O_O
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