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1TB Hard Disk Drives Roundup

Started by: Ali from Iran | Date 07/09/08 12:54:50 PM
Comments: 30 | Last Comment:  06/12/11 03:53:24 AM

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It would have been better had you included the black caviar 1 TB hard drive in your review instead of the green one.
Compare Apples with Apples ;)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 12:54:50 PM]

Where are the noise and temperature measurements? Those are important for decisions too. 3 - 4 - 5 platters must have clearly different noise & temp level.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 01:12:33 PM]

Excellent review. Personally, I find the WD drive most remarkable, being able to stay in the same league as the top dogs, and even surpassing some of them in a couple of benchmarks. And yes, there is a 3-platter version of the Caviar available, too, I guess it packes a punch :)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 03:49:54 PM]

Article says: "HDD can be quite a fine hard disk for a home PC because it is quiet and consumes little power. Still, I wish Western Digital added a 7200rpm model into the Caviar GP series. On my part, I promise to benchmark its performance without bias as soon as it arrives."

Well - the Caviar Black is out there. It's not "GP", but it is a 1 TB 7200rpm-drive. It should at least be mentioned in relation to this....
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 04:20:33 PM]

"If Western Digital had had the technical opportunity to release a 1-terabyte drive with a spindle rotation speed of 7200rpm, it would have done it. And the company did not because it didn’t have the opportunity." - Page 10

You better tell the guys at WD quick, because they seem to think otherwise:{7B1B2956-DA4 E-4C63-A076-718840C1A020}
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 04:48:31 PM]

If I may make a suggestion. You want to create fragmented disks? Starting out the way you did is fine. However for REAL fragmentation, I'd suggest getting file sharing programs, particularly emule or bittorrent, then downloading random files (the more the better - especially if there's a lot of simultaneous downloads (I'm talking 50+; if you can get 100's you're good to go); pick large files that are not TOO popular). Let it sit for a few hours (5, maybe 8), and you'll get a huge mess - dozens of files with 1000+ fragments.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 04:55:10 PM]

I was hoping to see benchmarks on the 3 platter version of the 1tb WD GP drive. The serial number starts with WCAU for the people that might get one at a retail store.

Why not throw a Caviar black in there as well?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/09/08 11:48:24 PM]

The WD 1TB Green 5400RPM (what was tested here) is in another category (where power/noise/temps are more of a priority) but it is nice to see that it isn't too far off the pace from these 7200RPM drives.
I hope the review can add the WD 1TB Black 7200RPM drive (they are in stock in stores around here) as they are suppose to be outstanding drives. This drive is however a recent addition (I think it appeared in the last week) and I have seen very few reviews of it so far.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/10/08 02:13:58 AM]
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BTW, outside of the WD Green vs Black, this was an excellent very comprehensive review!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/10/08 02:15:52 AM]

When are we going to see bigger HDs??? 1.25 TB's, 1.33 TB, 1.5 TB's. Sorry to say, but I need more space..
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/10/08 07:09:34 AM]

Because I'm a n00b at HD's I simple can't figure out now which HD I should buy. I love the review, it go's into detail like I'm used from you guy's but I would love you added something for our n00bs.

So I'm a PC gamer, which HD will be best for me to buy?
My PC is in that case mostly used to run games, watch a movie, download stuff and unrar the downloaded stuff and of course surf the net.

Is there a possibility to add this in the reviews?

Also I'm wondering about the new WD, a shame it didn't release a little earlier.

Good review, keep it up!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/13/08 01:57:14 AM]

The review should include user experiences and warranty honors, because at the end of the day, that is what matters.

The clicking sound coming out of Seagate Baracuda 7200.11, its high failure rate reported by hundreds of users and replacement by "certified repaired" devices should serve as guidelines for prospective buyers.

sindhiaraj, bhubaneswar
0 0 [Posted by: sindhia  | Date: 06/12/11 03:53:24 AM]


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