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Windows 7: Western Digital 1TB Black Caviar


06 Mar 2010   #11
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I have the 640 Caviar Black, it's been in this computer since around August, I think..... so far working like a champ.


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06 Mar 2010   #12
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
They're good drives. I've had one in operation for about 6 months no issues. I've also got a 750 that's been running for about a year, again, no problems.
it's a damn good drive! have one for about a year as the primary drive in a vista install, then now use it as a user profile / data partition on my windows 7 install. no problems at all.
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06 Mar 2010   #13
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
.....and the remainder in multiple partitions for archiving data...
I'd just use one partition for the data and organize in folders ...
multiple partitions for data is a waste of space.

Three WD 640 Blacks running great here.
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06 Mar 2010   #14
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just ordered this drive from TD, and I got to wondering if there is anything that I need to do different for it to be able to use the full capacity of the drive? I will probably partition the first 100GBs for adding another OS to my secondary rig, and the remainder in multiple partitions for archiving data.
Yes. Before you install it, slam it against a wall a few times. That will improve it's transfer rate due to having a break-in period before installation.
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06 Mar 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just ordered this drive from TD, and I got to wondering if there is anything that I need to do different for it to be able to use the full capacity of the drive? I will probably partition the first 100GBs for adding another OS to my secondary rig, and the remainder in multiple partitions for archiving data.
Yes. Before you install it, slam it against a wall a few times. That will improve it's transfer rate due to having a break-in period before installation.
Thanks, this gives me insight into how to take your advise in the future.
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06 Mar 2010   #16
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
WD Good Drive?

I've got four on this machine. (one external) I've got three in another machine my daughter uses. I've got two under the desk and one in the closet. Haven't had to send one back in a long, long time. 10 years maybe.

Was it a good price? I might buy another one.
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06 Mar 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Thanks, this gives me insight into how to take your advise in the future.
I'll have to borrow that one
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06 Mar 2010   #18
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Was it a good price? I might buy another one.
How's This ????

I didn't think the Black series was available 10 years ago ??

I was working on a picture yesterday ..
Someone wanted to know how to make a window bigger in Photoshop for their off road Aquarium ..
And they had your Picture ... Was this for you ??



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06 Mar 2010   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Was it a good price? I might buy another one.
How's This ????

I didn't think the Black series was available 10 years ago ??

I was working on a picture yesterday ..
Someone wanted to know how to make a window bigger in Photoshop for their off road Aquarium ..
And they had your Picture ... Was this for you ??

It's been a long time, but that looks like a V100 Commando Car with the turret removed...yes?
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06 Mar 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
I didn't think the Black series was available 10 years ago ??
He probably just meant that he has used WD hard drives over the past 10 years without incident.
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