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Old 01-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default HD Caviar Blacks fast?

I've just bought myself 2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 64MB cache hard drives for use in my PC on RAID 1.

Just wondering though, I thought these drives were fast, and I researched them before hand a few weeks ago and thought they won in quite a few areas, so decided to go ahead with the purchase since I have a failing drive in my system right now.

Now I do research after buying them, and I get different feedback?

Anyone have any experience with these drives?
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Default Re: HD Caviar Blacks fast?

One came in my laptop and it seems to be slightly faster than the Seagate it replaced. Beyond laptops though, I've had no experience with them.
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Default Re: HD Caviar Blacks fast?

Ah okay, thanks celegorm.

I was going to opt for a Seagate, but I think most of the drives that have failed in my machine have been Seagates, and apparently the latest batch hasn't faired well.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...ache--7200-RPM

It seems at least that I am getting the latest 2 platter (2x 500GB) drive:
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