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ok whats the difference between these two Hdds other than the warranty? they look exactly the same to me...


a western digitial RE2
http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...5000YS/J55147/

...and a western digital blue

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...00AAKS/L68458/
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post #2 of 9
The RE2 has a 5 year warranty as opposed to the Blue's 3, and a SLIGHTLY faster seek time by 0.2ms.
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The RE2 is a RAID HDD meant for server operations, built to withstand much more heat and use. It is also slightly faster.

Quote:
MTBF1,200,000 hour(s)
Thats on the RE2.
    
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arent the Re2's the batch that suffer from the tick of death increased rate? i had 6 of these and 4 ticked straight outta the box ( bought a pair every 3 months). I rma'd them for 4 free re3's
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arent the Re2's the batch that suffer from the tick of death increased rate? i had 6 of these and 4 ticked straight outta the box ( bought a pair every 3 months). I rma'd them for 4 free re3's
awww dam really? I have the opportunity to buy one for $30
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post #6 of 9
RE2's are a couple of generations behind. Not worth the extra money for them these days as you probably won't have much warranty left. Better off getting current RE3 or RE4 drives instead.

Performance wise they are closer to the Cav Blacks than the Blues.
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post #7 of 9
those versions are both crap......old arm design, and a 16MB buffer.....all the new versions have a 32MB......no difference between the Blues and 32MB Blacks, just warranty
    
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those versions are both crap......old arm design, and a 16MB buffer.....all the new versions have a 32MB......no difference between the Blues and 32MB Blacks, just warranty
You've got to be kidding right? The Blues are good drives, but the Blacks are definitely faster than the Blues. Not as noticeably faster than Blacks over Greens, but they are faster.
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Ive got a WD blue in my current rig and I have to say for the money its amazing.

i've been thinking of getting another blue to put in my server I'm putting together. but then I saw This RE2. considering the re2 is faster, more reliable and $10 cheaper than a blue. I'm thinking I'll just get the re2
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