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 Post subject: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Another great review!

It seems that WD have a clear technological advantage over Seagate with an incredible 1.25TB platter density, whereas Seagate is still at 1TB. That WD have achieved such a capacity increase without altering the power draw (or, really, anything else about the Red series) significantly is very impressive.

The 2.5" drive is another story. WD faces more serious competition there. Most notably, Samsung (or should I say Seagate?) already has a 2TB model that fits into the slim 9.5mm package: the Spinpoint M9T 2TB. WD has some catching up to do there. I wonder if WD is the first to release a 2.5" drive intended for NAS usage, though.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:14 am 
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The problem with the Spinpoint M9T is... where can you buy it?
I want a PS4 for Christmas... and I want one of those inside it before I start installing games. I have a feeling I'll have to do with the 500 Gb hard drive :(

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:25 am 
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torp wrote:
The problem with the Spinpoint M9T is... where can you buy it?

This shop ships to Romania, for instance.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:27 am 
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Thanks for the great review, good to see the higher platter/capacity reds are still decent for a quiet build, when they reach $200, Ill buy some for my server.

Offtopic, talking about the M9T, i Just bought 2, one for the PS4 and one for external enclousure, i hope they are not loud.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:48 am 
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Idle noise is really excellent on the 6TB drive (much lower than I expected); I wonder if it's possible to use AAM to reduce seek noise.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:21 am 
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Just for reference, even though its going offtopic some.

I just received my 2x Samsung M9T and its a superb 2.5, very quiet and very little vibration, runs cool, imo the best 2.5 mechanical hdd on the market, better than my past favorite Hitachi 5k1500. I just ran a CDM3 on it, in case someone is interested,

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
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Thanks for the Samsung M9T info, Abula. Am trying to get review samples of the 2tb version.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:51 am 
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Thanks to Lawrence Lee for reviewing these. Can anyone verify that the 2.5" Red does not have the instant spindown issues that myself and others experienced with WD Blue 2.5" drives? The instant spindown on the Blue made it unusable for me.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:36 pm 
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toronado455 wrote:
Thanks to Lawrence Lee for reviewing these. Can anyone verify that the 2.5" Red does not have the instant spindown issues that myself and others experienced with WD Blue 2.5" drives? The instant spindown on the Blue made it unusable for me.


I'm not familar with that issue. No spin-downs that I noticed, just head-parking. And the head-park delay is quite long by comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:22 pm 
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A bit pricy still (the 6 TB drive) and according to the datasheet 1 to 3 TB are the quietest.
I have a pair of 3TB reds and they are as quiet as the greens but should have a longer life without that dumb head parking.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:17 am 
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Lawrence Lee wrote:
No spin-downs that I noticed, just head-parking. And the head-park delay is quite long by comparison.
Telstar wrote:
I have a pair of 3TB reds and they are as quiet as the greens but should have a longer life without that dumb head parking.
I'm confused. The reds park heads but have a long delay before doing so? (So they park heads less frequently?)


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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:50 pm 
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Yes, much longer. But IIRC on the 3TB model (and some smaller one perhaps) they don't park at all.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Red 6TB and Red 1TB (2.5-inch) HDDs
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Telstar wrote:
Yes, much longer. But IIRC on the 3TB model (and some smaller one perhaps) they don't park at all.
Thanks.


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