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The only difference between the 640Gb and 1Tb is one more platter on the latter right?
Speeds and other specs are identical?

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Edited by crashnburn_819 - 3/18/11 at 8:20pm
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post #2 of 14
The 1TB version has 3 platters and the 640GB has 2, so the 640 will be slightly faster.

But of course the 1TB version holds more.
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I'm planning on short-stroking it for sure. My 640Gb is partitioned to 320Gb right now but I might be considering a 1Tb raid0 using the FALS
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post #4 of 14
Although you can always do as you please, might I suggest the Samsung Spinpoint F3? It's 1TB and like the best mechanical drive available and super cheap. You can find one for like 40-51 bucks.
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post #5 of 14
Samsungs are awesome, but blacks have a 5 year warranty. Your call.
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post #6 of 14
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Sorry but the Black's are already on hand; just deciding if I want to raid them (<$40 each )
Never done raid before and I can't find my floppy cable =___=
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashnburn_819 View Post
Sorry but the Black's are already on hand; just deciding if I want to raid them (<$40 each )
Never done raid before and I can't find my floppy cable =___=
Floppy cable, lol. Either way, if you want better performance, going Raid 0 is awesome. If you already have a Black then grab another
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post #8 of 14
I've read posts that the newer 640 has three platters... might just be a rumor-
Edited by cr1 - 3/18/11 at 8:38pm
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
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I've read posts that the newer 640 has three platters... might just be a rumor-
Doesn't that thread confirm they're talking about the 750gb and 1TB versions and not the 640GB version?
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post #10 of 14
Don't attempt to RAID Western Digital hard drives unless you've enabled TLER on them; otherwise you risk data loss. Keep in mind that some WD drives have TLER forcibly disabled and it can't be enabled; if you have such a drive, RMA it.
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