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Old August 3, 2010, 02:46 PM
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well mine doesn't seem to shut off.. so.. yes? Unless there's something I'm missing. Either way I recommended the barracuda LP's for a reason. I have 3 x 1.5 TB ones and they work fantastic.

and the samsung drives, according to a quick google search, are also 5400RPM, martin. and WD black's are much more then $130 each. so.. rock on?

Ok first it's time for you to learn about the WD sleep mode. Leave the disk un used for a little time, then acces it back, there will be a little delay before the disk will open that you don't have on most of the other drive. This is because the head is going back at the idle position. The samsung is not doing that, making it faster and better for raid when compared to a WD Caviar green.
I also never tell the Caviar black would be cheaper but a good alternative. Since they are faster it's normal the price is higher compare to the Samsung one.
FInally, I spend my whole day fixing computer and the experience told me never to trust those LP drive because they have high rate of failure. They are also, like all seagate drive, doing a lot of noise. Especially the 7200.11.
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