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jazzerjay

What reason would I have to not buy one or two of these? I didnt see the speed so is it safe to assume 5400 RPM? Plus free shipping!!!??!!! Joe_miner would ask me what I'm waiting for, I just know it.

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Joe_Miner

What reason would I have to not buy one or two of these? I didnt see the speed so is it safe to assume 5400 RPM? Plus free shipping!!!??!!! Joe_miner would ask me what I'm waiting for, I just know it.

 

It's a slower drive, certainly not as fast as the ST3000DM001 but then it burns less power also. I have two of these that have been running fine since late last Summer that I got before the Floods.

 

It really depends on your application. If you want speed and steller ATTO performance I'd say go with the ST3000DM001 -- if you want lower power useage then go with the WD30EZRX.

 

If you want speed and something a little cheaper the 3TB USB 3.0 GoFlex by Seagate would probably outperform the WD30EZRX if tied into a 3.0 port.

 

Of course, if your in a "no #($*%@ boxes from Newegg for awhile" zone with the head of the house you'll do like me and rationalize that the prices will be cheaper on Black Friday. :)

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ikon

What reason would I have to not buy one or two of these? I didnt see the speed so is it safe to assume 5400 RPM? Plus free shipping!!!??!!! Joe_miner would ask me what I'm waiting for, I just know it.

 

Waiting for? Oh, perhaps the history of green drives, at least mine and ITTOG's. I will not be buying any more WD greens. The Reds, on the other hand, could be another story.

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jazzerjay

 

 

Waiting for? Oh, perhaps the history of green drives, at least mine and ITTOG's. I will not be buying any more WD greens. The Reds, on the other hand, could be another story.

 

Interesting, I own four 1TB and three 2 TB and have not had issues. And to answer Joe, it's still just for data storage. But like you, I think I'll wait again until Black Friday even though both options would suit me.

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Joe_Miner

Interesting, I own four 1TB and three 2 TB and have not had issues. -snip-

 

In addition to my 2*WD30EZRX's I have had no issues with my older 1*WD15EADS and 2*WD20EADS nor have I had issues with my 4*WD20EARX's. Good drives that only sip power.

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In addition to my 2*WD30EZRX's I have had no issues with my older 1*WD15EADS and 2*WD20EADS nor have I had issues with my 4*WD20EARX's. Good drives that only sip power.

 

Have you posted your benchmarks on the EARX as well we the Seagates that you mentioned earlier?

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Joe_Miner

Have you posted your benchmarks on the EARX as well we the Seagates that you mentioned earlier?

 

This is the WD30EZRX in my Z68 on a SATA III port

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The performance in the MicroServer was worse on a SATA II

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jazzerjay

The performance in the MicroServer was worse on a SATA II

 

 

Thanks John! While the performance inside the N40l was not as good as your Z68, those numbers are still pretty good.

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Joe_Miner

Thanks John! While the performance inside the N40l was not as good as your Z68, those numbers are still pretty good.

 

True. I did an experiment with one of my older WD20EADS's a while back in the Z77 with ISRT turned on and using a Corsair F3 60GB for caching I got:

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Which blows anything else away. So if you wanted really nice performance but also the low power of a Green it can be done (with a Z68 or Z77 MOBO). Wish i'd tried it with the EZRX at the time but there's no reason it would be much different than what I saw with the EADS and ISRT running.

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