Nice read Tux
I too am a linux user, the 4K sector size articles I read had me all excited. Looking at those posts on your link have me worried ...
I had to email wd to find out the platter density on 2 drives I had. The tech support was fast and helpful, but i'd also like to see them clearly print numbers somewhere on the label indicating the platter count/density.
Also it's a shame wd puts so much emphasis on green drives. green-blue-black just seems like they are trying to do too much to me. Why not only green and black, with sizes for each released on the same date. Not green versions coming out a few months earlier, like they are doing now