I just got my Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black hard drives from www.zipzoomfly.com
This is my second transaction with Zip Zoom Fly and I am very impressed with them. They package the OEM drives much better than NewEgg. They used these great foam enclosures while NewEgg just wraps the drives in bubble wrap and tape like I am sure all of us have seen before.
And as you would expect they come in heat sealed anti static bags with silicon doohickies to remove moisture.
Now for the good stuff. I tested all of my hard drives with HD Tune software. The 300GB Velociraptor was tested twice. I have two WD5000AAKS that were both tested once, showing varying performance. One drive is a year older than the other. I also tested the 1.5TB Seagate drive that I have right now, and then the two WD 1TB Caviar Blacks.
The Seagate has a really high Maximum speed, and a good average speed. But the Caviar Black destroys it in the burst rate and access time.