Just bought the WD6400AAKS and its awesome!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jjahshik32, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Wow this hdd especially for a measly $89.99 is a very fast harddrive. I couldnt tell the different between this hdd's performance and the raptor 150gb that I had before.

    Also I live 15 minutes away from directron.com if you guys know what that place is.. anyway I just ordered picked it up in 15 minutes brought it home plopped it in and installed osx on it and now wow its plenty of space as a main drive, the price is very cheap and its fast!~!

    I'd highly recommend it!
     
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Yeah... thats a good HDD. And a very nice price too! :D
    I just got the Seagate 7200.11 750GB for $120. I went for it because it has 32MB cache and I am fond of Seagate!:p
     
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Where did you get that deal from? I could use one more 750 as my 1tb seagate ending with NS model (the one with the 1.3mil mtbf) is already full and I the wd that I just got is half full as well and I dont want to go over 60% of the main boot hdd as well.
     
  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Newegg is selling it for $130! I had a 10% off coupon. Sorry:p
     
  5. OddThomas macrumors regular

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    that is a great price. i paid $109 from OWC. I have 3 which i use in a RAID0 config. they are great drives.
     
  6. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    They are great drives, I just ordered 4 from newegg for a 2 drive Raid0 with backup. I can't wait to edit on them!
     
  7. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    I like Seagates as well (have two in one of my Macs), but cache size really doesn't make any difference in performance whatsoever... it's a marketing gimmick.
     
  8. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    http://smallvoid.com/article/hard-disk-cache.html

    But aftr all this, it feels nice to have an HDD with more cache:p:D
     
  9. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    I ended up buying two of the 640GB drives... they've been working out nicely so far.
     
  10. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Erm... it's important that you have some cache, and all drives do.... but after, I believe, 512 KB (and certainly after 8 MB), increases do not improve performance... and in fact they sometimes actually degrade (though usually by less than 1%).

    I posted a thread a while back with evidence that cache size is meaningless, citing, I believe, an AnAndTech article, though it's possible it was Tom's Hardware. I'll dig it up if you'd like, but I promise you, cache size doesn't do a damn thing for you.
     
  11. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Ahh... got your point.... and also the site! Its tomshardware : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/understanding-hard-drive-performance,1557-14.html

    Thanks..... always good to know more facts!:D
     

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