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White Label 500GB 10000RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $69.99

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schoondoggy

You're a bad influence Schoondoggy -- I'm in for two!

yes, yes I am!

Good luck, lets us know how they go for you.

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ikon

yes, yes I am!

Good luck, lets us know how they go for you.

 

And you have such remorse about it too ;)

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Joe_Miner

yes, yes I am!

Good luck, lets us know how they go for you.

 

I had ordered two to try out -- got them today and one is looking good and the other is not so good.  Both drives were wrapped twice in bubble Wrap but they were loose in the shipping box.

 

Here are the Stats on the one with great performance:

 

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and here are the Stats on the one with "lesser Performance"

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schoondoggy

Sorry to hear you got a questionable drive, hopefully you can RMA it quickly.

 

On the other hand, the good one looks great.

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Joe_Miner

The good one is pretty amazing -- I'm optimistic about the RMA process - it should tell me a lot about the company.

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timekills

How do these differ from the WD Velociraptor - other than price?

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jmwills

My experience with this company is they are getting getting drives from WD and others that fall just slightly out of spec with regards to heat but still quite respectable.

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schoondoggy

How do these differ from the WD Velociraptor - other than price?

They are Velociraptors. They are White labeled;

 

Generally, it refers to drives that where original sold to an OEM to be labeled as their brand, Dell-IBM-HP.

So these could be overstock or left over inventory.

In most cases they are new, like these, but White label drives could be refurbished as well.

Goharddrives is putting a 1 year warranty on these;

White Label 500GB 10000RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" (Enterprise Class) Hard Drive - New w/1 Year Warranty

Over the years, I have bought 100's of white label drives for servers in our labs.

Additionally, I have had no issues with any drive that I have purchased from GoHardDrive.

Read the descriptions carefully, warranty and conditions vary.

When a drive vendor sells to a OEM, they are not retail drives, so no traditional warranty.

If they OEM then sells them to GoHardDrive, they don't want their name on the drive either, as the purchaser may try to come back to the OEM for warranty.  

Occasionally, you will see a white label drive that is a different capacity than what was offered through the retail channels.

Other than that, the specs are the same.

As always, read carefully, as different drives will have different warranties.

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Joe_Miner

I got my Replacement drive last night and have tested it -- unfortunately, it's performance is on par with the low performer I had returned.  I have an e-mail to out to GoHardDrive.Com to see what they will do..............

 

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UPDATE:  GoHardDrive.Com appoligized that they are now out of stock for those 500GB 6G/s 10K RPM drives and offered to refund me for the two drives or the one drive.  I'm electing to keep the one good performer and get a refund for the low performer.  I don't think I could ask for more and understand that wnen they get them in those drives go fast (because they are so fast)

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schoondoggy

I see the firmware on the slow one is 04.06A00.

Can you check the firmware on your fast one?

 

I have one of these on my desk, I will check it next week.

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