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Windows 7: WD format provides "free" 11% extra storage

11 Dec 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
WD format provides "free" 11% extra storage

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Western Digital says it has developed a technique that provides more usable space out of a given hard drive capacity. Known as Advanced Format, it reduces the amount of overhead for each data sector by pooling together information.
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PC Perspective - Western Digital introduces 'Advanced Format'


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12 Dec 2009   #2
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

always knew WD was a great drive maker now I have another reason to love these drives. Hope this works with drives they released this year.
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12 Dec 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It won't work with existing WD drives, ones they will release soon at the beginning of the year will have it.
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12 Dec 2009   #4
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh well, I can't complain about HD space anyway. I have 2 USB HDD's and don't use the full space anyway but when I get around to building a desktop I will be looking at WD drives first.
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12 Dec 2009   #5
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

so should i hold out before i buy a 2tb drive?
so it should come by the start of next year correct?
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12 Dec 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well it says in the article -


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WD will be rolling out the new 'EARS' variant of the Caviar Green line over the next few weeks
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12 Dec 2009   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Well it says in the article -


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WD will be rolling out the new 'EARS' variant of the Caviar Green line over the next few weeks
must have missed that part
the pic caught my eye and i forgot to look down...
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12 Dec 2009   #8
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

When did you "go Green" Airbot ? ?

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12 Dec 2009   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Great article Airbot. Thanks for posting it. I've always used WD now I have even a more reason to stay with them in the future. Fabe
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12 Dec 2009   #10
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I don't think I can wait a few weeks, Christmas is right around the corner.
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