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 Post subject: Western Digital WD2500YD
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:57 pm 
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This drive was just reviewed on Anandtech. The thing I find interesting about it is that it only has two platters for 250 gigs where as the SE16 line uses 3 platters for 250 gigs.

I was thinking about buying an SE16 based on the SPCR review but now I'm thinking that this may be the way to go.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2784


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:31 am 
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well the SE16 500GB tested on SPCR is a FOUR platter driver and still on par with SP80(1 platter) so why would a WD2500KS 3-platter be a problem?

I am myself looking at either WD2500KS or T7K250 but Im kind of curious about next-gen Hitachis (T7K500) waiting around the corner!
http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/e ... 0eac4f0a0/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:30 pm 
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dexton wrote:
well the SE16 500GB tested on SPCR is a FOUR platter driver and still on par with SP80(1 platter) so why would a WD2500KS 3-platter be a problem?

I am myself looking at either WD2500KS or T7K250 but Im kind of curious about next-gen Hitachis (T7K500) waiting around the corner!
http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/e ... 0eac4f0a0/


I didn't say 3 platters would be a problem :roll: , but lower platter count for the same capacity is better for noise because there are less heads to move when seeking.

It is also better for performance because you have a higher density platter.

There are also less parts to fail.....a bit less power....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:01 am 
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afrost wrote:
I didn't say 3 platters would be a problem :roll: , but lower platter count for the same capacity is better for noise because there are less heads to move when seeking.


Sorry, I didnt see your comment on the YD having 2 platters. Could also be a typo on Anandtech or WD's website lying with old specs (WD2500KS not having 3 platters anymore?). Some manufacturers seem to change platters without notice, without launching a new model.


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