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Seagate's Energy-friendly 5,900 RPM HDDs

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Anonymous
April 23, 2009 12:02:55 AM

In the interest of editorial douchebaggery, I hope this is a typo:

Earlier this week, Western Digital
introduced its 2 GB “GreenPower”

Otherwise, that seems a tad small...
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April 23, 2009 12:12:37 AM

5900RPM? thats an odd number
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April 23, 2009 12:14:33 AM

douchebag324In the interest of editorial douchebaggery, I hope this is a typo:Earlier this week, Western Digitalintroduced its 2 GB “GreenPower”Otherwise, that seems a tad small...


Yah it's a 2TB drive and it eats this drive. Read/Write 6.00 Watts Idle 3.7 Watts... I bet it's faster, too.... WD FTW!
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April 23, 2009 12:49:50 AM

5900RPM, what?

I guess if it can speed up a 5400RPM spindle speed faster yet save energy, I guess that's the bottom line right? Too bad they can't make it at least 6000 RPM.
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April 23, 2009 1:10:28 AM

deltatux5900RPM, what?I guess if it can speed up a 5400RPM spindle speed faster yet save energy, I guess that's the bottom line right? Too bad they can't make it at least 6000 RPM.

yeah or 6001, that would be nice...
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April 23, 2009 1:34:39 AM

yea go western digital, a whopping 2 gb hard drive, thats the biggest one ive seen yet!
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April 23, 2009 1:44:13 AM

I need at least 6002.

But seriously, this drive is not a bad idea.
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April 23, 2009 2:11:34 AM

This is really good news. I have given up finding 5400 RPM drives at 3.5 size. I don't mind waiting an extra second for the lower heat dissipation and lower electrical bill. It's good for all the other components too, since there's less interior heat. I wish they had not stopped making 5400 RPM drives, but these 5900 RPMs should do just fine. I'm sure Seagate chose that number for a good reason, as it made the most sense in terms of the compromise between power and performance. Going to 6000 because it's on a thousand boundary thankfully didn't matter to much to the engineers.
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April 23, 2009 2:22:14 AM

outacontrolpimpyea go western digital, a whopping 2 gb hard drive, thats the biggest one ive seen yet!

2GB?! you call that big!?
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April 23, 2009 2:51:13 AM

Looking forward to seeing these in netbooks soon? Yes?
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April 23, 2009 6:16:48 AM

judeh1012GB?! you call that big!?


I believe you fell victim to what's commonly known as sarcasm, my friend.
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April 23, 2009 7:49:27 AM

MizoguchiLooking forward to seeing these in netbooks soon? Yes?

No - these are 3.5" drives - almost as big as the whole netbook!
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April 23, 2009 5:57:47 PM

After Seagate got away with its bad firmware & "Super Clicky" post-recovery/post-unbricking of Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB firmware, NEVER AGAIN.

I'm just surprised and disappointed at the same time that websites like Tomshardware continues to praise Seagate and refuses to publish articles about how those post-unbricking ST31000340AS performance compares with that of early release with bad firmware.
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April 23, 2009 7:54:36 PM

daft5900RPM? thats an odd number

No, that's an even number. :p 
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April 24, 2009 12:51:14 AM

This thing sucks.... now if they made it 6003 rpm then we would have something efficient and fast!!!

sorry couldn't help myself :p 
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Anonymous
June 4, 2009 8:22:19 PM

You could just overclock the motor on your existing drive, thereby making it 6003 rpm
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July 31, 2011 2:18:32 AM

I will never buy a seagate again. There crappy 5900 crashed as a back up at a very critical and I lost 3 years of professional photographer imagery. Never....not even once did I get a letter with them telling they are having a problem with their hardrives.......I am a heart breath away from being out of business because that damn drive.......jeez would it have hurt them to send a simple letter say hey we are having problems beware....
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July 31, 2011 2:19:30 AM

Oh! i forgot to rate it....well its not neutral
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