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2TB Western Digital Review

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a b G Storage
May 7, 2009 11:02:19 AM

* ~20-30% performance gain as compared to a Caviar Green of the same capacity.
* Superior build quality.
* Low (no) vibration.
* Enterprise class features unavailable on consumer grade drives.

* Enterprise class pricing (though you get what you pay for).

Are these drives too much for consumer use?

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May 11, 2009 3:05:09 AM

Probably. You also have to consider their power consumption. Even if this is an enterprise-version of the Green Caviar, it probably uses up more. Worse, consumer-level caviar greens don't exactly have a good rep.
a b G Storage
May 11, 2009 5:02:29 AM

Despite the price, I am actually salivating over buying a pair of Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS 2TB HDDs.
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May 11, 2009 5:12:01 AM

I do know the 2Tb green onces get HOT! HOT! HOT!
a b G Storage
May 11, 2009 1:02:53 PM

They shouldn't get any hotter than one of the old 4 platter 1 TB drives. What kind of temps are you talking about?
May 11, 2009 1:21:12 PM

I read it somewhere, forgot where. I'll try and look for it again. It could be a tom's article.
May 11, 2009 10:24:31 PM

It gets ~39 degrees Celsius and ~ 102 degrees Farenheit

Its the Hottest one on the graphs. Hotter than 1Tb.
May 13, 2009 5:47:53 PM

at 21 canadian cents per gb, this drive is just about 2x more expensive per gb than the 1tb green version. I'd advise consumers against those drives until the prices settle a bit. There is no point in spending twice as much money on storage drives because they are new (unless you are a prosumer with monies) :p 
May 13, 2009 7:48:31 PM

I wish I had a black credit card to help you out...