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Old March 21, 2010, 12:29 PM
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I've got a vantec nexstar 3 USB/SATA enclosure and was planning on upgrading to a 1.5 TB WD Green EARS drive, and was wondering if there would be any issues between the enclosure and the drive with the new 4k sectors. I'm running windows 7, so the OS shouldn't have a problem with the drive itself.
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if the enclosure takes the size it should be ok. dont have much experience with the new drives.
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Old March 21, 2010, 12:43 PM
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no it's os that matter as long as you format it with vista or 7 your fine. waiting for mine too get here ncix been a little slow in the last 2 weeks
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yeah it's all software (OS) based. hardware has no issues or changes
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Thanks for the quick answers. I'm gonna pick up one tomorrow.
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Old March 21, 2010, 08:04 PM
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I have two of those enclosures and I'm thinking of getting the same drive or at least, the WD10EARS. The good thing about those drives is the low temps and low power and therefore, those enclosures are really good for those drives. Passive cooling is good enough, I believe.

Yeah, Windows 7 is good to have for the alignment of partitions but I read that various Linux partition tools and software are being updated to deal with it, too.
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PCCyber's got a great sale on right now $100 for WD15EARS here. They're local, so I'm going down to the store tomorrow, but you can probably get ncix to match.


They've also got 1 TB spinpoints for $80, which i'm also considering picking up for a new system. I've seen lots of posts saying the WD blacks are better, but at that price...
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Old March 22, 2010, 06:21 AM
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most 1.5 ears are only 5900 rpm so there great for data storage or a pvr but i would not be using one as a boot drive i can tell you that.
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