Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Western Digital Caviar Black?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 outdoor

outdoor

  • Members
  • 72 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:57 AM

I'm thinking about getting the WD Caviar Black (500GB). Does anyone know if it is good?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 DevonSchreiner

DevonSchreiner

  • Members
  • 37 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:59 AM

I don't have any experience with that specific drive but Western Digital has been one of my favorite hard drive brands for many years. I highly recommend them.
Devon Schreiner
Tech Blog - TheTechBlender.com
Personal Website - DevonSchreiner.com
Twitter - @DevonSchreiner

#3 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,689 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

I don't know of any manufacturer of hdds that hasn't produced the occasional clunker, Western Digital included. Except for solid state hdds their all pretty much the same. Western digital has enjoyed a solid reputation for years, and to top this they have a five year warranty.

Go for it!

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#4 outdoor

outdoor
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 72 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

Is 7200rpms good? I will be using it for my OS, and Media

#5 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,689 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:08 AM

The only consideration that I can think of regarding the RPM is whether your computer is a laptop or a desktop. Laptops generally us a slower RPM in order to reduce the power consumption making the battery charge last longer.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#6 DevonSchreiner

DevonSchreiner

  • Members
  • 37 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

7200 RPM is pretty standard.
Devon Schreiner
Tech Blog - TheTechBlender.com
Personal Website - DevonSchreiner.com
Twitter - @DevonSchreiner

#7 outdoor

outdoor
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 72 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:42 PM

Its for a Desktop 3Gb/s Sata

#8 dpunisher

dpunisher

  • BC Advisor
  • 2,234 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South TX
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:44 PM

Not a bad drive at all. If possible, go for the 640gig version. Marginally better platter density and slightly better performance, plus an extra 140 gig to play with. I looked on WDs site and the specs for the 640 and the 500 are the same, but independant test usually show a bit better performance from the 640.

Either way, a solid drive.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users