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funmike 08-18-2010 12:36 AM

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD WD1002FAEX @ Amazon $76.49 w/FS
 
Amazon [amazon.com] has the Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX) on sale today only for $76.49 - 10% off code GXTPOFES (only works if you have not used the code before) = $68.84 with free Standard Shipping. Next lowest on Google Products is $85.

NOTE: I cannot verify that the 10% off code GXTPOFES still works, as I used it yesterday to buy a different HD from Amazon. If someone buys this deal using the promo code, please leave a note here saying if it's still working.
FOLLOWUP NOTE: Getting reports that the promo code does not work. What can I say? It worked for me yesterday on the WD20EARS. $76.49 is still an excellent sale price on the WD1002FAEX.


Product Features
* WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5- Inch SATA hard drive combines 7200 RPM, 64 MB cache, and SATA 6 Gb/s interface for the ultimate in power computing.
* High performance electronics architecture features dual processors and bigger, faster caches for maximum read and write speeds.
* StableTrac The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
* 5 year limited warranty.

Technical Details
* Brand Name: Western Digital
* Model: WD1002FAEX
* Hard Disk Size: 1000 GB
* Warranty: 5 years warranty
* Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
* Hard Disk Description: Internal hard drive
* Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
* Hard Disk Interface: Serial ATA
* Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200
* Buffer Size: 64 MB
* Width: 4 inches
* Depth: 5.8 inches
* Height: 1 inches
* Weight: 1.5 pounds

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DJDANNY900 08-18-2010 12:51 AM

looks like a good deal

VampHuntD 08-18-2010 12:56 AM

Just bought a 2tb or I'd be all over this.

JDMTSX 08-18-2010 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VampHuntD (Post 31875701)
Just bought a 2tb or I'd be all over this.

Coupon doesnt work :(

instantvintag3 08-18-2010 01:18 AM

Same for me. Coupon doesn't work

sbl 08-18-2010 01:22 AM

"We're sorry, but the promotional code you entered cannot be applied to this purchase. Please refer to your promotional coupon for information about item or store restrictions."

DJDANNY900 08-18-2010 01:37 AM

yeah the coupon no work for me 2 to bad ill wait for another 2tb one

namlook 08-18-2010 01:59 AM

Coupon works but not on this item.

Brutis 08-18-2010 05:25 AM

That coupon can only be used once per account and has been around for a month so most people have probably used it on their account.

Kiev 08-18-2010 05:58 AM

good price for a sata 6gb, I would jump on this if it would give a decent boost over my sata 3gb, I will prob wait until later this year and pick up a ssd, TU

KamuiRSX 08-18-2010 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutis (Post 31877409)
That coupon can only be used once per account and has been around for a month so most people have probably used it on their account.

I've never used the coupon and it doesn't work for me. I don't think it works on this item.

hashish 08-18-2010 07:11 AM

I tried the coupon a few days ago on this drive and it didn't work then. I just picked up the Kingston 64gb SSD deal for $80, but I'll wait for some time for better 6.0gbs drives to hit the market.

chong67 08-18-2010 09:47 AM

It work for me when I bought the Logitech webcam few weeks ago.

If you got other big hard drive, spent this money on a SSD instead.

ResidentPony 08-18-2010 10:00 AM

I've read a review that said the competing Spinpoint emphasized access times over actual throughput, or something like that. Still, with the generally acknowledged faster Spinpoint F3 on sale about twice a month for less than this, why would someone purchase this?
F3 is faster AND cheaper, no?
Can someone explain?:(

chong67 08-18-2010 11:23 AM

Whats the access time on this?

BB88 08-18-2010 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ResidentPony (Post 31883499)
I've read a review that said the competing Spinpoint emphasized access times over actual throughput, or something like that. Still, with the generally acknowledged faster Spinpoint F3 on sale about twice a month for less than this, why would someone purchase this?
F3 is faster AND cheaper, no?
Can someone explain?:(

I think the Black is known for the access time. Spinpoint F3 in no way has a faster access time. You can read the review around, like on Tom's chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/chart...,1007.html

Spintpoint F4: 13.6ms
Spintpoint F3: 13.6ms
1st-gen Black: 12.39ms
2nd-gen Black: 11.90ms

Keytomyheart 08-18-2010 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31885789)
Whats the access time on this?

Can tell a difference of a few MS? :facepalm2: :lmao:

BB88 08-18-2010 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keytomyheart (Post 31887255)
Can tell a difference of a few MS? :facepalm2: :lmao:

they add up

chong67 08-18-2010 12:29 PM

The reason I ask is cause i cripple my hd to using only the outer edge of the hd and it is 10.6 ms avg access time now.

And it is not even a Black one but 1.5tb @ 7200rpm for same price. Now you can use the other partion stickly for data.

OK, Tom said this is 11.90 ms access time.

See I beat it and doing something simple.

fibrepunk 08-18-2010 01:19 PM

TLER locked?

BobMighty 08-18-2010 01:33 PM

This is the cheapest I've seen it, coupon code working or not (if the coupon code worked it'd be super slick). Thinking about returning my Samsung F3 1TB and getting this instead. I could always buy a SATA 6 card down the road.

ResidentPony 08-18-2010 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31885789)
Whats the access time on this?

Oh, I see what happened. Apparently the F3 and the Caviar Black both went with different areal densities at different capacities, and the Caviar Black also upgraded the drive hardware sometime since the latest line was introduced. Reviews are not applicable from one size to another, or from one buffer size to another. Overall, within the 1 and 2 terabyte ranges the two are very comparable.

funmike 08-18-2010 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31887625)
The reason I ask is cause i cripple my hd to using only the outer edge of the hd and it is 10.6 ms avg access time now.

And it is not even a Black one but 1.5tb @ 7200rpm for same price. Now you can use the other partion stickly for data.

OK, Tom said this is 11.90 ms access time.

See I beat it and doing something simple.

You so stickly.

The actual reason you ask is because you want to gloat about how much better you are than everyone else.

zzl630 08-18-2010 02:04 PM

There was a problem
•The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase

BobMighty 08-18-2010 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ResidentPony (Post 31889683)
Oh, I see what happened. Apparently the F3 and the Caviar Black both went with different areal densities at different capacities, and the Caviar Black also upgraded the drive hardware sometime since the latest line was introduced. Reviews are not applicable from one size to another, or from one buffer size to another. Overall, within the 1 and 2 terabyte ranges the two are very comparable.

well then I guess I won't be returning mine after all.

beidog 08-18-2010 02:57 PM

can this drive fit my SATA 3Gb/s motherboard? need any card?

sinblesser 08-18-2010 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beidog (Post 31891623)
can this drive fit my SATA 3Gb/s motherboard? need any card?

Yep it'll fit, backwards compatible. ^^

beidog 08-18-2010 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinblesser (Post 31891821)
Yep it'll fit, backwards compatible. ^^

Thanks for the reply.

so the performance will down to 3gb/s, right?
Do i need to add anything to keep its original performance?
Thanks!

chong67 08-18-2010 03:28 PM

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Some of you ask me how I did it. Its called short stroke. I learn about it this week to get my access time to be the same as the Raptur and Black.

Here are some readings for you ...

http://partition.radified.com/partitioning_2.htm

http://www.techwarelabs.com/seagate_1-5tb-mod/

I did a test on it and heres my screenshot of it :

funmike 08-18-2010 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31892471)
Some of you ask me how I did it.

Nobody asked you how you did it. Short stroking can be applied to all mechanical (rotating platter) hard drives. It has nothing whatsoever to do with this particular deal. Neither do your repeat suggestions that readers of this thread buy a SSD, or your e-peen bragging. Please just go away.

chong67 08-18-2010 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funmike (Post 31892569)
Nobody asked you how you did it. Short stroking can be applied to all mechanical (rotating platter) hard drives. It has nothing whatsoever to do with this particular deal. Neither do your repeat suggestions that readers of this thread buy a SSD, or your e-peen bragging. Please just go away.

Did. 2 people did and they didnt know. Some people dont know. Sorry I pea in your Cheerios.

funmike 08-18-2010 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beidog (Post 31892065)
Thanks for the reply.

so the performance will down to 3gb/s, right?
Do i need to add anything to keep its original performance?
Thanks!

Even though the WD1002FAEX has a SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) interface, it will not actually operate at 6GB/s speeds (with the possible exception of very small data bursts into or out of it's limited cache.) You don't have to worry about using this with a motherboard with only SATA II. You'll get all the performance benefits of this drive even with an older motherboard.

funmike 08-18-2010 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31892619)
Did. 2 people did and they didnt know. Some people dont know. Sorry I pea in your Cheerios.

Chong - your bragging about your short stroked SEAGATE hard drive and your bragging about your new SSD has absolutely nothing to do with this WD1002FAEX deal or this message thread. Please just go away!

chong67 08-18-2010 04:11 PM

I am just giving my POV as I can achive this access time by doing this for same price and gain some free data space also.

Isnt this hd about speed? SSD can be included too.

I am just giving other things to consider.

lmellis68 08-18-2010 04:14 PM

anyone have something like this deal

funmike 08-18-2010 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 31893485)
Isnt this hd about speed? SSD can be included too.

No, this deal thread is about the WD1002FAEX. Are you deliberately being obtuse? If you want to discuss SSDs or short stroking, go to the Tech Support forum and start your own message threads.

beidog 08-18-2010 05:04 PM

How is this drive's performance compares with SATA II WD1001FALS. I am thinking to get this one or the I WD1001FALS.
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Dig...099&sr=8-1

tengaroo 08-18-2010 06:10 PM

How is the reliability of this drive compared to the Spinpoint F3 that people were snatching up a few days ago? This seems like a good price for this drive.

ryk1998 08-19-2010 12:46 AM

running this as my os hard drive...cant comment much on performance but it runs at 40-42 C degrees in a dell optlipex 745.....for what it is worth...I bought it because of the warranty and supposed stated performance..pd $72 for it. good enough and if you worried about space ie spending more for a 1.5 or 2 T....guys....1 tb is a lot of space for the os drive...bigger drives are more worthwhile for your backups...in my opinion

BB88 08-19-2010 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beidog (Post 31894659)
How is this drive's performance compares with SATA II WD1001FALS. I am thinking to get this one or the I WD1001FALS.
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Dig...099&sr=8-1

I'm pretty sure the one posted by OP is newer and faster.

itaintrite 08-19-2010 01:40 PM

Bummer. Price up to $90 now and coupon doesn't work.


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