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Windows 7: SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB

08 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB

Anyone playing with the new Western Digital SATA 6 Caviar Black HD (64meg Cache)???

I bought one the other day loaded Windows on it and it thrashes like crazy. My older SATA Blacks (32meg) are quiet as church mice. I read somewhere that this might be normal??? I find that hard to believe but...

Thoughts???

Thanks.

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08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the SATA III/6Gbps drive? What did it set you back?
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08 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes. Guess I need to change the title to SATA 6, instead of 3. At any rate...

$145 (OEM) At Micro Center. However - 99.99 @ Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive So

Seems like I'll have to return mine. Unfortunately I live 2.5 hours from the Micro Center store near DC, so it's not a down the block trip
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I asked this a while back, didn't get many replies, so I'm asking again... anyone having noise issues with the 1TB Western Digital SATA 6 Caviar Black HD (64meg Cache)

Thanks
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03 Oct 2010   #5

Win 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hi man,
i have too caviar black 1tb sata 3 and yes its really noisy but i dont care... speed is good and its noisy only when coping or something like that... and mostly my repro is noisier than WD so i cant hear it

btw i cant see temperature in any program
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17 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

First, allow me to clarify one point: The Wester Digital Black Caviar WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 its NOT a SATA 6 and is NOT a SATA 3 its a SATA III-6Gb/s 1Tb(64Mb) drive, after this technicality, I am a proud owner of one of these drives, and so far i am pleased with it, its a bit noisy yes, but only if you have the case open, other than that it performs well on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 it didnt show much improvment from my other two Samsung HD103UJ SATA II-3Gb/s 1Tb(32Mb) drives, Windows gives me a Base performance of 5.9
Processor 7.4
Memory 7.4
Graphics 7.4
3D Graph 7.4
Main HD 5.9

The Samsung Samsung HD103UJ SATA II-3Gb/s 1Tb(32Mb) gave me 5.4, so wasnt much better.
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17 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It's still noisy as hell. I just use it as a external drive now.

Thanks.

BTW.... Amazon.com: A review of Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop ...
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17 Oct 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I have one too, but have not noticed any noise from it. If you are concerned, go to the western digital site and download their drive test program - I believe it is called windig. My wei score is 5.9 too. Of course I had a 5.9 on my dell with a 320GB WD green SATA II-3Gb/s. (Hope I got that right naoboss ).
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17 Oct 2010   #9

 

I haven't used a caviar black recently but the HDDs in my box are based on them, and they definitely make a unique sound, but two of them in RAID 0 give most SSDs a run for the money.
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17 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I haven't used a caviar black recently but the HDDs in my box are based on them.
What does that mean?
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