WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

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Alex11223
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WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

Post by Alex11223 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:17 am

Looks like there is a new 6 TB WD Red replacing older WD60EFRX.

Anyone used it? Is it still not helium?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MYL7KVK

fzabkar
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Re: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

Post by fzabkar » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:01 pm

FWIW, the WD80EFAX is a rebranded HGST helium model. It reports a speed of 5400 RPM via the ATA Identify Device command, but may actually be spinning at 7200 RPM.

fzabkar
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Re: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

Post by fzabkar » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:28 pm

Here is a HD Tune read benchmark for a WD100EFAX:

https://aphnetworks.com/reviews/western ... fax-10tb/7
https://aphnetworks.com/review/western- ... hdtune.png

Note that the width of the access time graph is about 8ms which is the max rotational latency of a 7200 RPM drive. However, WD's spec sheet states that the drive's performance is "5400 RPM class".

https://documents.westerndigital.com/co ... 800002.pdf

Once again, the WWN on the label belongs to HGST (5000CCA...):

https://aphnetworks.com/review/western- ... tb/003.JPG

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