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    Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    Thinking of picking up a 640GB WD Black, is that quite nippy compared to the rest of the line up at the minute?

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    Re: Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    The Caviar Black is indeed the fastest of the line up for now.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    Obviously if you can get a drive with 500GB per platter rather than 320GB per platter (as the 640GB has) then it will be a bit faster, but I wouldn't worry that much as it won't make a very big difference.

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    Re: Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    Like everyone said, WD Black is the fastest of the 7200RPM drives right now.

    However, I've heard nothing but good things about the Samsung F3 so you might wanna go for them.

    Comparison between Samsung F3 1TB and WD Black 2TB: (Not sure if this is a fair comparison)

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/3

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    Re: Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    Just picked up a WD5000AAKS which appears to be single platter, should be good right?

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    Re: Which is the fastest Western Digital 7200RPM Drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ommid View Post
    Just picked up a WD5000AAKS which appears to be single platter, should be good right?
    Yes

    One of the most popular drives (if not the most popular) from WD and it does get good user reviews, should be quieter than the Black IMO

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