FIRST!!finally a chance to talk about the most important matter regarding mechanical storage devices...There should be a stress test that estimates the real time before drive failure, after all, 2TB is a lot of data to lose... if got bitten before.I hope to see such test soon.
OK, i'm confused... does this mean velociraptor is no longer the fastest hard drive drive?... i'm sorry but i'm not very good at this... i'm thinking of building a system for gaming... SSD is out of the option so was thinking of getting velociraptor... so can sum1 clears it for me?
2TB is a lot of data to loose, at that level you should do something like raid 1, or 5
Terabyte me! X 2!Nice performance here! Thanks for coming in today and keep up the good work
No Barracuda 12?
Nice stuff.. Even though the power consumption at idle is a little on the high side for the WD's i doubt the people these are focused on give a crap..
Barracuda .12 is just a revision of the .11 with new firmware for the different cache size i believe.
"Sadly enough, while most platforms are stuffed with useful and sometimes useless features, most lack the EFI and GPT support needed to take full advantage of future hard drives larger than 2TB."Yea... Though I may prefer to keep my boot drive nice clean and neat while leaving all my stuffs/junks/games on my data drive, it is still sad that our boot drives are/will be still limited at the 2TB. Maybe in the future (or now for the people w/ big budget)... booting from a 2TB high performance/or RAID HD. But... anyway... it is still sad that I will be stuck in that 2TB barrier for a while... unless I move to Apple system (which is very unlikely).....
ugh... sorry... one part of my post was lost... here is the correction......Maybe in the future (or now for the people w/ big budget)... booting from a smaller SSD and run everything else on those larger than 2TB high performance/or RAID HD.sorry about the mistakeTOMS! we need the EDIT function!!!!!
I love the direction that storage technology is going.SSD are getting cheap enough for my ever increasing impatience for a fast loading OS, and HDDs are getting bigger for my every increasing p0r... er movie collection
@wira020: The Velociraptor (and other 10k or 15k rpm drives) can be beaten in performance by lower speed, higher capacity drives because of their density. A 150GB 3.5" drive vs a 2TB 3.5" drive means that up to 13.3x the data can pass over the heads on the larger capacity drive. A 1.4x rotational speed difference can't make up for that. Not to mention that the Velociraptor drives aren't even 3.5", so you don't get the extra performance from the edge of the platter where it moves past the head at a faster tangential velocity. Obviously this isn't the whole story, or 10k drives wouldn't sell, but my point remains. Horray for physics!
Samsung f3 1 tb drives have been available for a while now. I have 2. And they beet the wd drives and only cost like 80bucks oem on newegg. Wd lost my money this time because you have to buy the RE drives at a price premium if you want raid.
comparison with a few SAS and SSD drives would be nice just to see how "standard" drives compare.
I'm also surprised. The 7200.12 (from the results of Tom's HDD Benchies) looks like a very nice drive. I bet the 7200.12 feels left out.
Man Im really paranoid of dumping 2tb on a drive and have it fail. I would die if I lost 2tb worth of data. Im a backup freak. Im running a 750gb wd black partitioned out to run 7 and a seagate 7200.12 1tb and I also have a 320gig usb harddrive. I keep backups on all 3 of my drives.I would rather add more 1tb harddrives then one 2tb drive.
It'll just keep getting bigger and bigger.. I remember when 200MB's on a hardware was huge, then 1GB!!!! WOOOOOOAH! Cmon now people, it's impressive but HIGHLY predictable. It'll be 100TB's before you know it then they will be hitting 1PB. Inevitable. As far as a lot of data to lose? ABSOLUTELY. I hate hard drives for that.