dhanson865

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  1. If they price it near the price of competing 80GB drives instead of pricing it like the underlying 128GB of hardware that would be a huge "trick" (lowering prices). Even if they price it between the 80GB and 120GB competitors it could be competitive in more than one way assuming the warranty, reliability, performance are good enough.
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    wd to cut warranty on mainstream drives

    Maybe they announced it somewhere? I checked the Seagate and WD web sites earlier for current warranty lengths. They obviously wouldn't make it obvious on the marketing pages if they were planning to reduce warranty in the future.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    edit: didn't know the URL would be condensed on screen, WD to cut warranty on mainstream drives.
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    wd to cut warranty on mainstream drives

    That just pushes you to pay for the Black edition instead of blue if you care about warranty at all and want a WD drive that comes in blue and black. Comparing desktop drives (assuming Seagate doesn't lower theirs to match) we will have: SG Barracuda XT 5 year SG Barracuda 3 year WD Caviar Black 5 year WD Caviar Blue 2 year WD Caviar Green 2 year SG Momentus XT 5 year SG Momentus 3 year WD Scorpio Black 5 year WD Scorpio Blue 2 year Seagate will stop making green drives after Feb 2012 (so I didn't list those) and WD will keep making them but drop the warranty by a year.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    live long and prosper (it's too late for me to live rich and die young)
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Welcome to the future! Nothings changed. (989)
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Longest words not shortened to fit on the screen in the Wikipedia list of longest words in the English language. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism Floccinaucinihilipilification Antidisestablishmentarianism Honorificabilitudinitatibus and again in fixed fonts to show how variable width fonts make #2 look shorter than #3 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism Floccinaucinihilipilification Antidisestablishmentarianism Honorificabilitudinitatibus
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Based on the Barret Strong version (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) in all caps are the backup singers, anything else is the male lead): The best things in life are free and you can give them all to me. I need a SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want, that's what I want. Your love give me such a thrill but your love don't pay my bill. I need a SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want, that's what I want. A SSD won't do everything it's true. but what it don't do I can't use. I need a SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) that's what I want, that's what I want. a SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) lots of SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) whole lot of SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) uh huh (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) uh huh oh oh oh oh yeah (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) give me a SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) lots of SSD (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) all that flash storage (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) oh alright baby that's what I mean uh huh oh oh oh oh yeah (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) give me a SSD (fades away)
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Ebony And Ivory Live Together In Perfect Harmony Side By Side On My Piano Keyboard, Oh Lord, Why Don't We? We All Know That People Are The Same Where Ever We Go There Is Good And Bad In Everyone, We Learn To Live, We Learn To Give
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    How does it feel To treat me like you do When you've laid laid your hands upon me And told me who you are I thought I was mistaken I thought I heard your words Tell me how do I feel Tell me now how do I feel
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    I know I could break you down but what good would it do? I could surely never know if what you say is true Here I am in silence, it's a game I have to play You and I in silence, with nothing else to say
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Here I am in silence, looking round without a clue I found myself alone again, all alone with you I can see behind your eyes the things that I don't know If you hide away from me how can our love grow?
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    I wanna know What you're thinking There are some things you can't hide... I wanna know What you're feeling Tell me what's on you mind. Pure energy
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    Since the SSDs tested bad you won't mind sending me all 3.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    packages that come in the mail with cool tech inside are fun < packages that come in the mail with free cool tech are more fun.
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Review Discussion

    I wonder if the XT 750GB would work with systems that have problems with the XT 250/320/500 and firmware SD28 and below. See
  18. And SD28 was released a few months ago.
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    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Review Discussion

    It says it's a Intel 320 SSD at 1:46 or thereabouts.
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    I could always use more SSDs (I currently have zero).
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    SSD Giveaway Thread!

    absolutely, SSD > HD (as long as it isn't a first gen jmicron)
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    OCZ Octane SSD Review

    Weee, faster. My two concerns are price and reliability. Indilinx barefoot drives weren't known for high reliability The quote below is from Summer 2010 reliability post I made, data taken from newegg reviews Since Corsair was able to keep the failure rate lower than the others maybe Indilinx wasn't to blame. We can hope that OCZ will do the right thing and avoid revisiting these sorts of failure rates.
  23. That assumes consumers only care about capacity. I want single platter drives but I'll consider 2 platter or 3 platter drives if they don't make the single platter an option. If you compare platter to platter (2 x 1TB @ 7200 vs 2 x whatever GB @5900 or @5400) you still get a noticeable power difference at the lower RPMs. And honestly I don't give a damn about the extra GB or TB. I'm literally typing this on a system with a 2TB green drive that is setmaxadress limited to about half of that that is then partitioned into C and D drives and I'm only using about 150 GB out of the 2TB capacity. I'd be fine if this 3 platter HD just had less platters and was sold as a 1.3TB drive, a 1TB drive, or even the single platter variant of say 650GB (I'd rather it not be called 666GB but that's just me). Really, it's my only drive in the system and I have 25GB on C and 125GB on D. I wouldn't be limited by a single 1 TB platter. I'd still short stroke it but I'd be happy to have the power savings, reduced noise, reduced heat, reduced vibration, greater shock resistance of reduced platters. I know this is an older drive but I think the comparison is still valid in terms of the engineering trade offs of more platters WD Black 640GB vs 1TB comparison Drive Ready Time 11 sec 13 R/W Power watts 8.3 8.4 Idle Power watts 7.7 7.8 Standby watts 1 1 Max shock 300 250 Performance seek 29 33 Quiet seek 26 29 and that is a comparison of a 3 platter vs a 2 platter. The difference can be even more pronounced when going from 2 to 1. So going full circle, sure 3 platters @ 7200 RPM is similar to 5 platters @ 5400/5900 RPM but there is room to go further. If they take green drives away and replace them with 1 and 2 platter 7200 RPM drives then I'll be all for it. I'll take the extra RPM at lower platters. If they take them away and force the purchase of 3 platter drives then I'm going to look elsewhere. I don't want lots of platters at high rpms.
  24. Green HD going away? I didn't see that coming. I wonder if WD will keep making parts for that segment or if they'll follow suit and kill their green drives? Hybrid HDs becoming more common, that I could see happening.
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    Active Cooling for SSDs?

    I'd say unplug those fans and monitor temps on the SSDs, If they get above 50c I'd look at putting a 80 to 120mm fan somewhere in the case to try and draw air through the icy dock. Most likely you won't need the fans assuming your ambient temp is reasonable. Unreasonable would be Thailand or South America or some such with no AC. Heck even the desert southwest in the US without AC would be unreasonable.