WD Caviar "Black" 1 TB & 750 GB "Fastest 3.5-inch 7200 RPM Drive on the Market"

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    26,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    ..Looks the money, now for the reviews to start showing up!!

    [​IMG]

    Black Series Model Numbers:
    WD1001FALS
    WD7501AALS


    Blue Series:
    WD7500AAKS
    WD6400AAKS
    WD5000AAKS
    WD5000AAJS
    ..and Smaller sizes + EIDE.


    Green Series:
    WD10EACS
    WD7500AACS
    WD5000AACS


    Press Release: http://www.westerndigital.com/en/company/releases/PressRelease.asp?release={7B1B2956-DA4E-4C63-A076-718840C1A020}

    Black Series Site: http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=488&language=en

    TheTechLounge have a bit of a writeup about it: http://www.thetechlounge.com/articl...aunches+Caviar+Black+Three+Flavors+of+Caviar/
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  2. Reaper

    Reaper Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    11,106
    Location:
    Brisbane, Qld, Australia
    I like those features, and I like how they have moved past that greenpowr shit. Sure I'm very power concious, but I only run one harddrive these days and I'd rather the performance than the saving of a couple of Watts a slower "green" drive offers.

    So yea, I'll be able to look at WD again for a 1tb drive instead of just seagate.
     
  3. Diesmile

    Diesmile Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,022
    Location:
    Adelaide
    ya, the hard drive clearly is the slowest part in the whole computer. glad they are catching up.

    will interesting to see the price impact here though. at the end of day, price differences will make my decision.
     
  4. bsbozzy

    bsbozzy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,924
    Location:
    Sydney
    $199 for 750GB? No thanks, especially when i can run 2 750GB in a raid0 configuration for only a few buck more.
     
  5. neon_87

    neon_87 RIP

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,757
    Location:
    Melbourne
    i'll wait to see what prices are over here. RRP are never prices to go by with computer parts.
     
  6. GreasyBear

    GreasyBear Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,142
    Location:
    Sydbourne
    So whats real testing like for this compare to the equivalent offerings from other manufacturers?

    Are WD the fastest, as they claim?
     
  7. eukaryote:)

    eukaryote:) Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,418
    Location:
    Melbourne
    What the hell is 'dual processor' for hard drives?
     
  8. Bion1c

    Bion1c Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,203
    Location:
    Melbourne
    "Take your pc for a thrill ride."?? :lol:

    God i hate marketing. And seriously, why bother making a "green" series except for pure unadulterated w--k factor??

    Interesting to wait and see what the benchmarks are like for the black series, but if its too expensive its not even interesting. News flash WD: people buy 1TB drives primarily for media....and NO that doesnt mean we want 5400rpm spindles
     
  9. hdkhang

    hdkhang Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    1,231
    Location:
    Sydney
    Samsung is faster and draws less power than the Seagate... not to mention it is cheaper by quite a bit. Main diff is the warranty.
     
  10. Alpha2k6

    Alpha2k6 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    Sweden
    lol then get the blue or green version if you want cheaper Gb/$

    your assumption is flawed, I rather have only fast drives in the system.. that said some people would probably buy a 2TB+ 5 1/4 inch HDD if someone made it.
     
  11. Skitza

    Skitza Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,741
    Location:
    In your street
    Finally!!! Waited long enough...

    Now I can get these instead of Seagates. Yes i'm a WD fanboi.

    Hope they don't run hot, my 750's run hot.
     
  12. jruisan

    jruisan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    Sydney
  13. Dezza Bot

    Dezza Bot Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Messages:
    4,609
    Location:
    Central Coast, NSW
    You've got me there's still going to be only one actuator motor. Hardisks arn't exactly multithreaded.

    I'd shoot marketing for trying to sell a 7200rpm drive and only showing a rpm shot from a car that redlines at 7000
     
  14. OP
    OP
    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    26,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Well if you have a look at some older hard drive that don’t have their circuit board flipped, you'll find each hard drive has a type of controller/chipset to manage data transactions, i assume they will add a chip to aid in data throughput.

    From internal shots they seem to of altered the internal design as well.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  15. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    5,550
    Location:
    2650
  16. OP
    OP
    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    26,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Well platters are double sided, i had an old Seagate hard drive the didn’t use one side of a platter (the read head was removed) but the underside was still used without any issues...but that was a while ago :D yes i did pull it apart, i think i still have the hard drive!
     
  17. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    5,550
    Location:
    2650
    Yes... but double sided or not, 750GB/334GB doesn't work.

    750/334 = 2.25, so it'd need 2.25 platters, not 2.5/etc.

    2 platters would be 667GB
    2.5 platters would be 833GB
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  18. eukaryote:)

    eukaryote:) Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,418
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The problem is that although our current say SATA2 interface offers 300mb/s of speed, the hard drive's physical read and write speed is still the limiting factor. You can add as many processors as you want, but you can't overcome this limitation. Or maybe they might use a more efficient algorithm to streamline read and writes....
     
  19. led_blind

    led_blind Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    646

    Remember that the maximum data density, fewer platters just means the data is more spread out. (i think)

    I did some review searches for the Samsung f1 750 and 1tb drives, tho both use the same platters (density) the 1tb was the faster drive in raw sequential access.
     
  20. OP
    OP
    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    26,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    BOTH driver have three platters..Don't people look at the tech specs??? :o

    The 750GB has 5 heads (one side is wasted) and 3 Platters.
    The 1000GB hard 6 heads (none wasted) and 3 Platters..
     

Share This Page