WD 640GB Blue WD6400AAKS $60 F/S @Newegg

DudeItsMe

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Not exactly. First of all, you have 1 drive instead of 2 which means fewer platters, cooler operation, less noise among other things. Secondly, the WD Green drives are mostly used as storage and media drives which are not written to/read from on a daily basis. There are plenty of reasons to get the 1TB over 2 x 640GB, the primary of which are QUIETER operation, COOLER temperatures, and LESS power consumption.

All valid points but.... you're pickier than I am :D
 

johnnynj

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Cheapest price I've seen on a very fast drive.

(First post in Hot Deals!)

I have 8 of these drives "peppered" throughout my life (RAID-0 arrays, external enclosures, JBOD for back-up and in my parent's computer in RAID-1); here are some harder-to-find benchmarks I ran :cool::

Striped in RAID-0 (computer in sig.):


eSATA Performance (External ICYDOCK enclosure connected to computer in sig.):
 

BlueAqua

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I just built a budget machine for a friend using one of these. I was surprised just how quiet it is and quick it felt. $60 bucks is a bargain.
 

Valkhorn

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I have 8 of these drives "peppered" throughout my life (RAID-0 arrays, external enclosures, JBOD for back-up and in my parent's computer in RAID-1); here are some harder-to-find benchmarks I ran :

I'd love to see 8 or 16 of these things on an Areca card.
 
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Couldn't come at a better time. Looking to transfer over to Vista Ultimate this weekend and what better then a fresh, fast, large, new drive for my OS.

I bit.....
 

KENNYB

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In for one for a future build. Already have one as my boot drive, faster than my old raptor.
 

chameleoneel

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I bought two of these recently (not from this deal). One died instantly in a spark of death. its replacement is great. The other that I bought is really loud with a high pitch whine. It sounds like my 5400rpm IBM drive from 1998.
 

TeamStrykerCore

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I bit, :) I am happy to put in a large OS drive. Now if I can get a deal on 4 terabyte hard drives for server purposes. I'll be in heaven
 

Valkhorn

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I'll order more for people, $50 service fee.



No just kidding, maybe like $5.

For tax purposes I like to have all my orders in one place. These would have been going into my file server for work :)
 

jtom617

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Damnit! Once again this forum is costing me money :D

I've got 4 of these for my Windows Home Server, they're great drives.

edit: Just ordered 2.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
(limit 1 per customer)
 

samops03

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I had to order one of these for RAID, to go along with my GTX285 coming tommorow. It will be a nice weekend!
 

DudeItsMe

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Glad I got in when I could.

Now to start shopping for a new case to fit all this shit in....
 

[H]adouken

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I bit on the AALS on Sunday and it came in this morning (gotta love living a few hours away from the warehouse), I hope this thing is fast! Had nothing but slow notebook HDDs my whole life.
 

K3Fallout

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It just came back in stock and then the price went back up to 74 right when I was going to buy it. FFFFFFUUUU
 

EnderW

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It just came back in stock and then the price went back up to 74 right when I was going to buy it. FFFFFFUUUU
some how I managed to buy the one in my cart for $60 just now, looks like it went
$60 > OOS > $75
 

Gorilla

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Man, I love living close to a newegg warehouse. I ordered one yesterday and after about 22 hours it was delivered. Next day delivery for free, pretty freaking awesome. Maybe I should have ordered two, now I'm just short of the 2tb mark.
 

[H]adouken

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Same here, live in NY they ship from NJ lol it's so awesome. No need for 2-day shipping.
 

silent-circuit

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Damnit. I really wanted a second, and at that price it could've been my "birthday present to myself".
 

Hulk

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jesus, 60 bucks for the most recommended HD on hardforums, is there anyone who STILL does not have this HD?
 

Northerner

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i procrastinated the other day for the $59 price but i think its still a deal at $69
 
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