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just bought one of these they are fast as hell

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  1. trt740

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    Ya im in the market for a 1TB drive for backup now and got my eye on these!

    Post some benches before you fill it up! :)
     
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    Enjoy! I've had mine for over a year and it still performs tip top condition, and even though it's close to a Velociraptor in speed, it's much quieter :)
     
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    The Black Series is one of the best out there for the price. I don't know of any other drive out there that's comparable. And yes, it's not just "benchmark improvements" games do load faster.
     
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    I thought my cavalier was fast this thing kills it.
     
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    I've got 2 of the 640GB version. They are as fast as the older Raptors, but significantly slower than my Velociraptor. Seriously good deal.
     
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    I was shocked how bad it stomps my blue drive. I thought my rig was fast before , but now wow!!!
     
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    It's just too bad the 2TB one is $300 - speed plus the 64mb cache - wow!
     
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    i just bought one of those 1TB Black's for a external backup drive just last week, put it in a Astone 481E enclosure and its been great so far. Its a very heavy hdd (triple platter), also runs hot, 50c+ . But apart from that its quiet and yes fast as ive seen in benchmarks, beats the Seagate 1TB in everything.
     
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    ive got 1 of those and they are awesome, they do run warm though. I also got 2 of the samsungs 1tb f1's and they are just as fast and run 10c cooler.
     
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    I have the 750 GB version and absolutely love it so far. I am running windows 7 on the WD Black and vista on my old seagate drive.

    It seems all of WD's drives have more of a deep quiet tapping sound while the seagate drives have a higher pitched clickity sound. (not sure why i mentioned that, but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed that)
     
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    can't hear mine
     
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    Four of the 640GB Blacks in RAID-0 'short stroked' on ICH10R:

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    Entire capacity in RAID-5:

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    I've used their RE equivalents at work in 8-drive arrays... just smoking! Doesn't hurt that it was on an Adaptec 5805 (512MB cache, PCIe x8, 1.2GHz controller).
     

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