WD My Book and My Book for Mac Review Discussion
Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:37 AM
Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:33 AM
Would be curious to know if there are significant differences between external drives, especially at smaller block sizes...
Also did the drives have any performance issues on any of the test systems? We've occasionally started to test for that for some customers here-- some drives, despite connecting at USB 3.0 speeds, don't always seem to transfer at full speed (despite the host OS reporting a good USB 3.0 link). Granted, haven't seen it often enough to be a problem... but am curious if any such testing like that goes on, even in an informal nature.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:10 AM
We haven't seen issues relating to USB 3.0 speeds for a while, and generally most have been system specific. On one platform a driver causes some pain every once in a while, where one port negotiates at USB 2.0 and the other does USB 3.0 (both in the USB 3.0 group) for all devices.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:31 PM
Exactly. That's the beauty of having an external drive business. Some use 'not good enough' Enterprise/Nearline/Desktop drives. There would a lot of inventory not be usable otherwise.
We kind of gave up tracking that kind of data because it could be just about anything from a Green to a Red possibly or even an Se. Just depends on what's available to them at the time. We can check and see what these are though just to solve your curiosity.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:52 AM
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