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Old October 16, 2008, 11:37 AM
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640GB CAVIAR SATA II 7200 RPM 3.5IN - DirectCanada

Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty - DirectCanada


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Old October 16, 2008, 11:45 AM
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$8.91

edit: technically nothing.
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Old October 16, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Indeed, nothing beside different SKU.
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Old October 16, 2008, 02:20 PM
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While we are on the subject...

Western Digital released a "Caviar Black" edition of the 640GB drive.

The model is WD6401. It has the 32MB cache versus 16MB, dual processors (whatever that means) and 5 year warranty instead of 3.

DirectCanada currently has the lowest price for it - $90.

640GB CAVIAR SATA 7200RPM 3.5IN BLACK - DirectCanada

I have not been able to find any reviews or benchmarks of this HD. I wonder how the "Black" treatment improves over the already excellent WD6400 design...
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Encorp grabbed one of the 750GB versions a few months back. Nothing earth-shattering, but this thread might be worth a read if you're interested.
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Old October 16, 2008, 04:51 PM
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While we are on the subject...

Western Digital released a "Caviar Black" edition of the 640GB drive.

The model is WD6401. It has the 32MB cache versus 16MB, dual processors (whatever that means) and 5 year warranty instead of 3.

DirectCanada currently has the lowest price for it - $90.

640GB CAVIAR SATA 7200RPM 3.5IN BLACK - DirectCanada

I have not been able to find any reviews or benchmarks of this HD. I wonder how the "Black" treatment improves over the already excellent WD6400 design...
Dang, I want one now I have a WD6400AAKS on my main rig (replaced a Raptor 74GB and didn't notice any difference in speed).
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