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WESTERN DIGITAL HDD

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November 17, 2006 4:53:51 AM

Guys Looking out for reviews !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Which combination is better : Combination A1 or A2 or B ?????

Combination A1
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West. Digital (WD740GD) Raptor SATA Hard Drives 74 GB,
Transfer Rates - Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) :1.5 Gb/s,
Buffer Size : 8 MB Cache,
Rotational Speed : 10K RPM

AND

West. Digital - WD RE - (WD2500YS)
SATA Hard Drives 250 GB,
Transfer Rates - Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) : 3.0 Gb/s,
Buffer Size : 16 MB Cache,
Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM

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Combination A2
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West. Digital (WD740GD) Raptor SATA Hard Drives 74 GB,
Transfer Rates - Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) :1.5 Gb/s,
Buffer Size : 8 MB Cache,
Rotational Speed : 10K RPM

AND

West. Digital WD Caviar® SE16(WD2500KS)
SATA Hard Drives 250 GB,
Transfer Rates - Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) : 300 Mb/s,
Buffer Size : 16 MB Cache,
Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM

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Combination B
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West. Digital (WD1500ADFD) Raptor SATA Hard Drives 150 GB, Transfer Rates - Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) : 1.5 Gb/s,
Buffer Size : 16 MB Cache,
Rotational Speed : 10K RPM

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Do i need to go for a HDD Cooler???

Vantec 701A HDD Cooler(Vantec Iceberq HDC-701A-BL Fan Kit)
http://www.techgage.com/article/vantec_701a_hdd_cooler

Tested with 1 WD Raptor 74 GB.
Being a 10,000 RPM HDD, it is bound to get hot. It is recommended to have some kind of HDD cooler installed for this hard disk .

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November 17, 2006 12:20:07 PM

Personally, I'd go with B. And in most cases, if your case has good air flow, you don't really need a HDD cooler.
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