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Windows 7: Velociraptor

07 Mar 2011   #21
seekermeister

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

No, they are still around, maybe you have mentally blocked them out, so your eyes turn the other way.


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07 Mar 2011   #22
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah I actually called WD's tech supprt and was told that If I wanted an quieter drive I should have gotten a "Blue"

Anyways I love the blacks but I the the SATA 6gig ones are too loud.

Man where were you guys when I was asking this question here - SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB
The drive that I just bought for RMAing the FAEXs is a WD20EARS, which is a green..not too clear on the difference between green and blue. But it is quiet and twice the size of the FAEX. While one of the FAEXs is internally mounted in my HTPC, the other two are in an external case, which sits directly ~ 2' from my ear, and is very disturbing, whether it is normal or not. Since these 2 drives are only being used to store video in, the EARS drive is quite adequate, so I will leave it in the external case. I haven't decided where to put the FAEX though.
Green - Power Savings - Select drives spin at 5400 RPM, 5400 to 7200 RPM
Blue - Quiet, good performance
Black - High performance
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07 Mar 2011   #23
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah I actually called WD's tech supprt and was told that If I wanted an quieter drive I should have gotten a "Blue"

Anyways I love the blacks but I the the SATA 6gig ones are too loud.

Man where were you guys when I was asking this question here - SATA 6 WD Caviar Black 1TB
The drive that I just bought for RMAing the FAEXs is a WD20EARS, which is a green..not too clear on the difference between green and blue. But it is quiet and twice the size of the FAEX. While one of the FAEXs is internally mounted in my HTPC, the other two are in an external case, which sits directly ~ 2' from my ear, and is very disturbing, whether it is normal or not. Since these 2 drives are only being used to store video in, the EARS drive is quite adequate, so I will leave it in the external case. I haven't decided where to put the FAEX though.
Yeah, I have that 2 TB green drive in an external enclosure and it is very quiet. Fast too. I have it hooked up eSATA and I get > 120 MB/s sequential read on the fast end of the platters, > 90 MB/s average seq read. It is as fast or faster than my 1Tb blacks. I did turn the spindown head parking off on the WD20EARS though.
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07 Mar 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
No, they are still around, maybe you have mentally blocked them out, so your eyes turn the other way.
That's probably it
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08 Mar 2011   #25
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

If you don't mind me asking, what is your concern about ssd's? I made the switch last summer and I hate to think of going back.
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08 Mar 2011   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
If you don't mind me asking, what is your concern about ssd's? I made the switch last summer and I hate to think of going back.
Where's this coming from????
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08 Mar 2011   #27
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
If you don't mind me asking, what is your concern about ssd's? I made the switch last summer and I hate to think of going back.
Where's this coming from????
The OP's post

"I have a few programs that could REALLY benefit from a faster drive, but I don't want to go with an SSD for several reasons."

I'm just curious of those reasons.
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08 Mar 2011   #28
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Only he knows, but I can guess finances can play a role. Not everyone wants to spend money on an SSD drive, especially when you factor dollar per gigabyte.

Even though SSD prices are dropping they're still expensive compared to spinner drives with their massive storage space.

I know I waited till prices dropped enough for me before I got one. And for me it had to be at least a 120gig or I didn't want it. That's me.

Anyway I can understand why one would hold off.
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08 Mar 2011   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have three WD Black drives in two towers, including the one in my Sys Specs, and they aren't loud at all.
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08 Mar 2011   #30
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Perhaps your noise tolerance is lower than mine I even have soundproofing material in my case.
I think that you mean a higher tolerance for noise . I'm very much for quiet machines. 2 of my builds at home use the Antec Sonata II case, known for it's silent performance. My primary machine that runs the WD Caviar Black, has an 80GB SSD (which is obviously silent), and I'm considering replacing my slightly older Nvidia 9800GTX+ with a Radeon 5850 mostly because it's much quieter. Perhaps I just don't hear the Caviar Black as it's near the bottom on my case and only sitting about 6 inches off the floor. I think that some of these drives are just noisier than others. I have heard some Caviar Blacks that are noticeably louder that mine.

I use caviar blue's at work. I have 7 of the 500GB's and 2 of the 1TB's. And I'd say they give me 98% of the performance on the black series. I opted for the black at home just for the longer warranty. Performance wise, it's pretty much a toss up.
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