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What hard drive is here in the WD 3.5” 1TB My Book Essential?

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e.g Does it have a Caviar Green HDD..
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Caviar Green drives operate at 5400RPM. The HDD inside the WD My Book Essential operates at 7200RPM. It's most likely a Caviar Blue.
 
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post #3 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyB0y;12629520 
Caviar Green drives operate at 5400RPM. The HDD inside the WD My Book Essential operates at 7200RPM. It's most likely a Caviar Blue.

Wrong.

The WD Green's are 7200 rpm and that is exactly what is in the Mybook. I have broken these open before and they are indeed the green's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiveron;12629539 
Wrong.

The WD Green's are 7200 rpm

Wrong.

ALL the WD Green drives are 5400rpm.
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Originally Posted by the_beast;12630918 
Wrong.

ALL the WD Green drives are 5400rpm.

Wrong again, do your homework people.

Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
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Sorry but if you had really done your homework you would know the NewEgg pages for many of the older Green drives is wrong, and always has been (because WD basically tried to pass off the Green drives are 7200rpm disks initially, hiding the fact that they were 5400rpm drives by calling it Intellipower).

ALL of the Green drives that have been released to date are ALL 5400rpm. This includes the RE-GP drives. They all also spin at a fixed speed, with none of the alleged variable spin speed either - WD did make this slightly clearer with a press statement, but that has since disappeared from the website also.
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Originally Posted by the_beast;12631005 
Sorry but if you had really done your homework you would know the NewEgg pages for many of the older Green drives is wrong, and always has been (because WD basically tried to pass off the Green drives are 7200rpm disks initially, hiding the fact that they were 5400rpm drives by calling it Intellipower).

ALL of the Green drives that have been released to date are ALL 5400rpm. This includes the RE-GP drives. They all also spin at a fixed speed, with none of the alleged variable spin speed either - WD did make this slightly clearer with a press statement, but that has since disappeared from the website also.

I'm aware of that fact, but WD labeling their speed as Intellipower doesn't help to prove that they are 5400rpm drives. Labeling anything as "Intelli" usually means it is variable depending on conditions, in WD's case it leaves it up to speculation as there is no clear evidence to prove otherwise.

There is no way to know for sure, they can be 5900rpm like Seagate and Hitachi (5940rpm) for all we know.
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Sorry but if you had really done your homework you would know the NewEgg pages for many of the older Green drives is wrong, and always has been (because WD basically tried to pass off the Green drives are 7200rpm disks initially, hiding the fact that they were 5400rpm drives by calling it Intellipower).

ALL of the Green drives that have been released to date are ALL 5400rpm. This includes the RE-GP drives. They all also spin at a fixed speed, with none of the alleged variable spin speed either - WD did make this slightly clearer with a press statement, but that has since disappeared from the website also.

Wow, really? My 1.5TB drive is a 5400RPM? What bs.
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