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October 28, 2011 3:17:46 AM

I have just been sold a WD Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC which a sales assistant at PC World told me could replace my Seagate st3500320as.
The Western Digital has a transfer rate of up to 300 Megabytes per second, I cannot find what the transfer rate of the Seagate is.
I use my workstation for HD video editing can anyone help me before I open the packaging of the WD Caviar Green WDBAAY0010HNC.

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a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 4:07:55 AM

Anyway, its only theoretical speed. If u would hook up 4 of them, maybe u would see the number.

Seagate will delivers high performance @105 MB/s sustained data rate, 32-MB cache buffer, so first few seconds u will see high speed and than it will go down to 40 - 60MB/sec - depends on the file sizes.

WOW, prices are up already! $149.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache would be better than green.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 4:21:41 AM

300MB/s is the SATA connection's max not the hdd speed. Both will be around the same speed ~100MB/s sequential.

Hdd prices have doubled because of the recent flooding in Thailand.
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a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 4:23:29 AM

k1114 said:
300MB/s is the SATA connection's max not the hdd speed. Both will be around the same speed ~100MB/s sequential.

Hdd prices have doubled because of the recent flooding in Thailand.

I know, they went up like a gas price.
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 5:46:48 AM

Just informing the op, in case he wanted to or didn't know. ;) 
October 28, 2011 8:46:16 AM

How much difference will it make to my video editing if I use the WD Caviar drive as my system drive instead of the Seagate Barracuda?
I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, to edit HD video material from a Sony Z1 camera.
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 9:14:30 AM

It will be just fine. Whats the rest of your system?
October 28, 2011 10:25:04 AM

Thank you
I am working with a HP xw9300 Workstation Dual Core AMD Operon Processor 275 2.19 GHz of RAM with 2 x NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI graphics cards
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 10:30:16 AM

Yeah, u are just fine. If u would have faster CPU, still OK. How many HDD's and SSD's?

And how much of the RAM?
October 28, 2011 10:34:34 AM

nikorr said:
Yeah, u are just fine. If u would have faster CPU, still OK. How many HDD's and SSD's?

And how much of the RAM?


4 GBs

What are HDD@s and SSD's?
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 10:45:54 AM

Flintsman said:
4 GBs

What are HDD@s and SSD's?


HDD = hard drive
SSD = solid state drive, the fastest drives are SSD's

Its good to have a SSD for system and apps, because of the speed that HDD cannot produce.

Like this one, it will boot your system under 10sec from the BIOS post, launch CS5 photoshop on less than 2 - 3sec on fast PC and everything else is supper responsive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 28, 2011 10:59:20 AM

nikorr said:
HDD = hard drive
SSD = solid state drive, the fastest drives are SSD's

Its good to have a SSD for system and apps, because of the speed that HDD cannot produce.

Like this one, it will boot your system under 10sec from the BIOS post, launch CS5 photoshop on less than 2 - 3sec on fast PC and everything else is supper responsive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I t was suggested to me by one of the techincal guys yesterday I am based in the UK I have just checked the UK supplier http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx?cpe=pd_google_...

Currently my program folder has 31 GBs of files when I reformat I expect to halve that do you think the 64GB is large enough?
October 28, 2011 11:14:12 AM

Regular speed for hdd transfer 36 mb per sek max.
It can go up to 40mb but the time diffrence in waiting is sort of pointless anyway :D .
I dont know about ssds thou.
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 11:23:10 AM

Flintsman said:
I t was suggested to me by one of the techincal guys yesterday I am based in the UK I have just checked the UK supplier http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx?cpe=pd_google_...

Currently my program folder has 31 GBs of files when I reformat I expect to halve that do you think the 64GB is large enough?

But u have a SATA2 so u can get Vertex2 and have the same speed and faster write. And if it doesn't fit , install programs that u don't use that much on the storage drive.

Move the Documents there too.
This is how http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/tweaking/5.html



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


a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 11:56:29 AM

Flintsman said:
So is a Vertex2 a better drive than a Crucial M4 drive?

On SATA2, that's what I believe u have, it has faster write times.

If u plane to upgrade to SATA3 (new mobo would have it), get the Crucial M4, as it have faster read and decent write.
October 28, 2011 12:47:01 PM

nikorr said:
On SATA2, that's what I believe u have, it has faster write times.

If u plane to upgrade to SATA3 (new mobo would have it), get the Crucial M4, as it have faster read and decent write.


Thanks for your help I have to go out now I will get back to you if do not mind
a b G Storage
October 28, 2011 12:48:37 PM

Flintsman said:
Thanks for your help I have to go out now I will get back to you if do not mind

I have to go to sleep now!
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