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WD2001FASS vs WD2002FAEX

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July 30, 2011 3:28:59 AM

Howdy

Im currently in the process of putting together my first home built PC and had a question regarding the difference between these 2 drives. as far as I can see, the specs on the 2 are practically identical except the FAEX is a SATA6 whereas the FASS is a SATA3. However, despite the fact that the FAEX has the potentially faster connection (I know most HDs cant even keep up with SATA3), its priced about $40 LESS than the FASS

the FASS
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

the FAEX
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD2002FAEX-Caviar...

is this price difference simply due to the market's supply and demand between the 2 drives or is there a significant performance difference between the 2?

Thanks

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July 30, 2011 5:47:13 AM

I don't know if there's a performance difference, but you can get either - they are both high performance drives. Caviar Black is WD's performance hard drive line (just as Green is their low-power / eco-friendly line).

I think the FAEX is newer technology, and cheaper because of it. I think it might have fewer platters (and is therefore cheaper to manufacture).
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September 20, 2011 1:06:25 PM

Is there any comparison about the noise of these two HDs?

The latter FAEX is known to be noisy.
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