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Western Digital Caviar Black which one?

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July 6, 2009 2:56:02 PM

I am looking at the Western Digital Caviar Black series because it has 2 processors and 32MB cache.

But I want to know which version i should get. I heard that the transfer rate is different between the different amounts of GB. So if anyone can tell me which gets the best transfer rate(mb/s).

My system.
i7 920 Oced to 3.8
OCZ 1600 6gb ram
EVGA x58 3-SLI
GTX 275 x 2
Corsair HX 1000
WD 320GB 7200RPM 8mb cache

500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

640GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

750GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1000GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 6, 2009 3:13:55 PM

If I recall correctly, the 640GB version comes out on top because it only uses 2 platters vs the 750 and 1000 which use 3.


July 6, 2009 9:07:16 PM

The 500 and 750 use 250GB platters (2 and 3 of them respectively), and are slower.

The 640 and 1000 use 333GB platters (2 and 3 of them respectively), and are faster.
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a b G Storage
July 6, 2009 11:18:16 PM

+1 to the 640Gb drive.
a b G Storage
July 7, 2009 2:16:19 AM

640 or 1000. The 1000 is faster (slightly) than the 640, but both beat the 500 and 750 by a pretty big margin.
a b G Storage
July 7, 2009 3:35:12 AM

the 640 is supposed to be the fastest but the difference is insignificant get the one with the amount of storage you need
July 7, 2009 5:03:59 AM

+1 for 640GB/ 1TB...
July 7, 2009 5:26:11 AM

i love my 640GB Black series. Very fast. I too recommend it.
July 7, 2009 1:04:06 PM

640GB (i have non-black editions and are very happy, they are AAKS or Blue's)
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