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Wondering will there be a review of the new WD 1200JB HD ?


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#1 imtim83

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 10:02 PM

Wondering how much faster this WD 1200JB HD is with the 8MB cache. I am sure the same access time and transfer rate but in other stuff it should be faster. I wonder how close it will come to SCSI drives sense it should be alittle faster than the WD1000 SE right?

#2 Mickey

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 10:08 PM

Perhaps the difference between the WD1200JB and WD1000JB will be the same as that between the WD1200BB and WD1000BB. If it's a bigger difference, then it would seem increasing cache has a bigger effect the higher the areal density of the drive.

Eugene, any word on when you'll be getting one to review (if at all)?

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 10:21 PM

Mickey,

Interestingly, my WDC contact continues to say it doesn't exist yet and that I'd be the first to know.

#4 imtim83

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 10:24 PM

Eugene wow that sure is interesting sense some people are getting them in a WD 1200BB packages. Hope its not true because then everyone who had a WD1000JB would be very disappointed. :(

#5 Fun Guy

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 10:31 PM

The drive is listed at Ingram Micro as the WD1200JB Special Edition w/8MB Cache so the drive is a reality. :D There are, however, none in stock and no ETA is available.

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Posted 30 December 2001 - 12:35 AM

Mickey,

Interestingly, my WDC contact continues to say it doesn't exist yet and that I'd be the first to know.


Hmmm. I guess that means either all the folks claiming to have a WD1200JB are either misinformed or they're lying. Or, WD isn't "officially" releasing the 1200JB as a product, but doing test runs in retail and distribution to gauge interest. If there is enough interest, it'll be an official product.

Or maybe someone at WD goofed? *puzzled*

#7 Stereodude

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Posted 30 December 2001 - 12:56 AM

Mickey,

Interestingly, my WDC contact continues to say it doesn't exist yet and that I'd be the first to know.

That's odd Eugene... I found one in my WD1200BB retail box tonight.

I checked the cache size and it 8192k.

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#8 JKKJ

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Posted 30 December 2001 - 12:58 AM

marvin posted a picture of a WD1200JB purchased at retail

http://forums.storag...290080236bd97f3

so they seem to exist.

#9 marvin

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Posted 30 December 2001 - 03:20 AM

Here is a pic of device manager showing both WD1200BB & WD1200JB.
Sorry, it's a Chinese version of Windows 2000 Pro. 8)
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#10 Eugene

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Posted 30 December 2001 - 11:13 AM

I never said that I doubted all these users that have been lucky (I presume, though I myself wait for the review ;)) enough to get one.

All I can do is sit here and wait for WDC to reopen Jan 2nd before I ask my contact what's up.



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