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  1. Anyone tested the 250 and the 500GB variants yet? I'm interested how they would compare against the 1TB model - I think that the difference in model name (HHTZ vs DHTZ) should mean something. Edit: ok, in fact, according to the model numbering PDF found on the net, it actually means nothing expect that the top modell is a terrabyte drive.
  2. Me too, take the top cover off and take some photos then too
  3. Yeah, with the 75GB Telesto being especially notable :D
  4. How do you know? I am sorry SR no longer mentions noise and temperature in their reviews. WTF?
  5. This way the 250 and the 500GB variant will be significantly short stroked, resulting in better performance.
  6. I am sorry, but could you please tell me what is HPA? Is HPA activated? I have one drive that has 2048 sectors at the end activated from manufacturer. I cannot access those sectors or remove HPA. Thanks for the reply. In this case I think it (they) should be added to the reallocated sectors count, am I wrong?
  7. Thanks for the reply. In this case I think it (they) should be added to the reallocated sectors count, am I wrong?
  8. Hi, I got a WD4000KD belived to be faulty. SMART data reveals it has 16 reallocated sectors (not a big problem since power-on hours is about 20.000), and it had about 25 offline scan uncorrectable sectors. WD Data Lifeguard of course considered the drive as failed as well, since the smart self test failed with a read error. I made a 3-pass zerofill and the drive seems to work perfectly, no bad sectors or anything, however, offline scan uncorrectable count is 2, according to SMART. Here comes the interesting part. SMART Self Test Log: Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 20% 22134 781420654 You can see that the sector still problemous is 781.420.654. If I open the drive in disc editor, the last sector I can access 781.419.680. More interesting: looking at Everest, it stated that the HDD has a total sectors of 781.420.655. This would mean that the last two sector of the HDD is unreadable, but I cannot access them. To make it even more complicated, WD's data sheet of the drive states 781.422.768. Other uncorrectable sectors were repaired by overwrite, so I could have a perfect drive if I would be able to overwrite the sector(s) in question, but seems like they are not accessible by the user, that's why chkdsk and any other surface test does not reveal any errors. What do you think? thanks, Csaba
  9. And the D740X was identical to Quantum's last dekstop drive, the Fireball AS, wasn't it?
  10. Hello, and welcome to the forums I think I should go for the WD4000KD. Not only because the performance, but the drive itself - same class as the Raptor.
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    Definitely yes, and/or it's an offline read scan that is intended to scan for media defects...
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    Western Digital Raptor Wd740gd

    Finally got my WD740GD-00FLA0 It's great, but I noticed one thing. It makes a short click-click seek sound after every access. It sounds the same every time, and the HDD LED doesn't light up, so I guess it's some kind of offline activity. Do any of you also experience something like this?