Pretty impressive. Though it would work best with a SSD drive in a desktopto get the best of performance and space.
Good review. It's a giant drive, but a 1TB WD Black seems to be a lot faster as a data drive. Adding two of them (1TB WD Blacks) gives lots of space and in RAID, should be speedier too.
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Though I know it all has to do with maximizing profits, I wish WD would come out with their Black before their Green. I have zero interest in slower Green drives and do not particularly enjoy waiting. My 2Tb and 1.5TB drives are both nearing capacity. Hopefully I won't run out of space before they've finally wrung enough profits out of this Green drive to offer their Black drive to us unworthy peasants.
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Hopefully it will be in the one fiddy range early next year. Maybe by that time I will have used up the 3Tb's I have now
Possibly I look at this a
little differently than you, but my evaluation of this HDD is in
terms of number of streams, noise, heat and Cost/BD. A 500 BD server
would need five of these dudes in Raid 5. I am willing to pay $2/BD
to store'em and serve'em and let me flush all of my boxes. That's my
goal. It means that this 3TB drive needs to come in a little under
$150. Come on Seagate. Let's have some stiff competition.
Man I feel like my 1TB drive should still be new.
bob_on_the_cob: I feel like my 1TB drive should still be new.
bob_on_the_cob:Man I feel like my 1TB drive should still be new.
I'm on the same boat as you, my hard drive is starting to feel like a dinosaur right about now.
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Great reporting - I wonder if the same benchmark outcome holds true when the drive is in a RAID-5 configuration. To me, this drive is meant to be in a RAID5 Array; it will save energy and will render better performance than when used in a standalone configuration... what do you think?
I also would like to know (I may have missed it) where it is sold for $239?
Abeiis:To me, this drive is meant to be in a RAID5 Array;
WD doesn't like for us to put some of it's drives into RAID arrays. Many of the newer low cost drives that they sell 'all of a sudden' don't work in RAID.
If you do want a WD drive to use in a RAID array, you can spend quite a lot more for it.
Examples: 1.5TB WD Non RAID Enabled Drive costs $119.00 at NewEgg
But one that does RAID is: 1.5TB WD RAID Enabled Drive costs $239.00 at NewEgg
Same capacity, and same 64MB cache on the drive, but you pay a RAID tax to WD,......and this just started about 8 months ago. I found out the hard way with the purchase of four 2TB WD drives for a NAS box. Had to trade them back to NewEgg for Seagate drives that worked fine for my purposes.
So, Seagate is now my drive of choice for RAID setups.
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