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  1. Wester547
    05-11-2013 01:00 AM
    Well, I thought it was the fact that they (Caviar Green drives) had an audible tone of 90Hz, whereas 7200RPM drives have a tone of 120Hz.
  2. Wester547
    05-10-2013 11:17 PM
    Sounds like what Western Digital did with Caviar Green (in reality being 5400RPM though Western Digital held claim to them "spinning up" or "down" to different RPM speeds so as to "save" power).
  3. Wester547
    05-10-2013 08:53 PM
    Oh, yeah, close enough. :P
  4. Wester547
    05-09-2013 08:00 PM
    I said 101.3GB because I see the drive, formatted in Windows, as having 111GB available.
  5. Wester547
    05-09-2013 05:44 PM
    How did you consume 101.3GB so quickly?
  6. Wester547
    05-03-2013 01:02 AM
    No errors in S.M.A.R.T., though? I'd say it's a good drive if it lasted that long with no errors, though it still depends on how many power cycles it has as well. And well, at least it isn't limited to PIO mode. As for Compaq, I wouldn't rail them on that much... their older power supplies at least were quality and overbuilt units.
  7. Wester547
    05-02-2013 12:56 AM
    I don't think they can keep the error rate down with ever increasing TBs, at least not with perpendicular recording...
  8. Wester547
    05-01-2013 09:28 PM
    I find that user votes don't really mean anything... anyone can just submit any rating whether in earnest or not. And it says the ST380011A has 2MB of cache, which to me is close enough:

    Obviously, there are mistakes, but it could be worse.
  9. Wester547
    05-01-2013 04:47 AM
    The HDD sentinel database says it's only 485 grams, so no surprise.
  10. Wester547
    04-30-2013 02:37 AM
    I don't mind noise so much but if I had to choose between "silent" and "loud", I'd go with silent, though sometimes with noisier drives I find it helps that they give me audible portendings of failure.

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    I hate it when stuff breaks
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    Albany, Western Australia
    Building better PCs, keeping old stuff going, failure investigation
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