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Is the WD caviar black sata 3 "WD1002FAEX "discontinued? why?

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December 3, 2010 9:59:18 PM

Hi all

I searched WD store for the "WD1002FAEX " and didn't find it, it's available at amazon & newegg, why did WD remove it? should i Still go for it?


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December 3, 2010 11:44:46 PM

It's possible that WD just isn't selling that model right now, in fact it didn't look like they were selling any of the SATA-3 drives. You'd be fine purchasing it from NewEgg.

You can still go for it, I was just curious as to why you'd get the SATA-3 version, because it won't improve performace of the drive.
December 4, 2010 10:34:09 AM

I'm running out of choices, seems like samsung spinpoint F3 comes highly recomended, I'd appreciate any recommendations...

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December 4, 2010 10:49:27 AM

And i'm also curious, why won't it improve the overall system performance?
December 4, 2010 12:53:16 PM

It wouldn't improve performance because hard drives aren't fast enough to even saturate the SATA-2 interface. Only SSD's benefit from SATA-3.