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_dangtx_ August 8, 2011 08:02 PM

hey ak, besides manufacturer date and s/n, what is the difference between the two?

so far i see the latter running bout 2c warmer, but that could be a sensor, drive placement in the case and so on :)

AkG August 8, 2011 08:28 PM

Honestly, havent heard one way or the other that there IS any differences. When you drill down that far into the model number you are getting into minor revision territory (usually). Could be as simple as a dif firmware revision being loaded on them. Dif revision of the PCB being used, dif ram/controller/drive controller chip....etc etc. Hell it could even be something as stupid as a dif mfg'er of a sub-assembly part.

Honestly, 2C variation could easily be put down to small sample size error, or dif sensor mfg'er being used, etc...or I have missed something important and am way of base. :)~

Maybe somebody else has heard something more concrete one way or the other and can enlighten us all :)

_dangtx_ August 8, 2011 08:59 PM

good. firmare is the same. aka : Revision 51.0AB51

cool. was curious since all the 2tb greens i got were wmaza

and i made a mistake. the wcaza is running 2 c warmer.

editing thread title.

edit : when do you reckon we should see 4tb drives? samsung apparently has denied
the rumours,which makes me think they are still working on it.

and since they showed 1tb pl.atter hard drives at work, shouldn't be too hard to cram 4 in a 3.5" drive :)

supaflyx3 August 8, 2011 10:20 PM

Samsung doesn't make HDDs.
And 4TB drives won't be cost effective for years, 3TB drives are still way to much.

_dangtx_ August 8, 2011 10:22 PM


Originally Posted by supaflyx3 (Post 539604)
Samsung doesn't make HDDs.
And 4TB drives won't be cost effective for years, 3TB drives are still way to much.

samsung 4tb - Google Search

true on the cost,but still would be cool. dont think one of those would eat twice the power of 2tb units,plus
the space saved and such.

edit : Maximum PC | Samsung Hits 1TB per Platter

For its part, Samsung claims the current process technology should allow them to start cranking out 10TB drives without too much trouble, and I for one canít wait.

good god

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