Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

WD2001FASS

Last response: in Storage
Share
November 21, 2010 12:10:03 PM

Looking for a high end drive for video editing and gaming, will this be a good drive for this?

Thanks!

More about : wd2001fass

November 23, 2010 11:21:51 PM

Bump?
m
0
l

Best solution

a b G Storage
November 24, 2010 12:14:26 AM

Yes. This is a very good drive. It will not load windows as fast as an SSD, but for video you need a lot more space.
Share
Related resources
November 24, 2010 12:19:08 AM

Plumble said:
Yes. This is a very good drive. It will not load windows as fast as an SSD, but for video you need a lot more space.



So for system drive you would recommend ssd?
m
0
l
a b G Storage
November 24, 2010 12:30:45 AM

For a newish system, yes. It depends on how much you value load times for windows and games. An SSD for system and Caviar Black for storage would work well if your budget suits.
m
0
l
November 24, 2010 9:24:36 PM

Is the WD SiliconEdge Blue a good SSD? I can connect via SATA, correct?
m
0
l
a b G Storage
November 25, 2010 8:14:35 AM

You can connect it via sata. From what I'm reading (I've not used one) The drives are low-end performance wise (compared to good SSDs) but much better than mechanical disks. There are some bonus features such as the way it stores data to provide redundancy and internal TRIM support. Thats about as much as I can give you on that. Here is a couple of reviews to help you though.

http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_siliconedg...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2954
m
0
l
December 1, 2010 11:20:55 PM

Best answer selected by scormodo.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
December 2, 2010 8:15:19 AM

Thanks
m
0
l
December 5, 2010 3:21:31 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hard-drive-cons...

This drive is basically the baby RE4 2003FYYS and faster overall than ANY of the competition:

These drives are as close to consumer "near-line" as you can get.... Get the FASS.

1) WD2001FASS@$180, 5YRS
2) Sea Constellation ES/Spinpoint H103SJ = basically tied, price/warranty will break it.
3) Sea Barracuda XT
------------
"Above avg," solid warranty, next best thing@$129...(@egg)
4) Hitachi K3000
5) Hitcahi K2000
m
0
l
!