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Old October 1, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Hek please do, my local retailer has them for $74.95, one of the best prices.. That would be very nice of you Vortex.
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Old October 1, 2008, 02:05 PM
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Love my WD drive :) (and yes I know thjis is not a 640GB, but it uses the same size platters)
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Picked one up for $69 on a saturday special at NCIX
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You live in Vancouver so you could pick it up, I'd have to pay shipping cost. so $75 + tax for me, pretty good price. And Samsung have had some real nice drives..
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Love my WD drive :) (and yes I know thjis is not a 640GB, but it uses the same size platters)
Actually, the 1TB are a smidgeon bigger(333GB vs. 320 in the 640), yet it performs worse. I wonder if the AAM is on with the 1TB, like the first WD640's were.
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I've had this drive for a few weeks now and my benchmarks have always shown the burst rate lower than 100MB/sec. This is my first SATA drive and from what I've read looking at the burst mode is the only way to know if you are in SATA/150 or SATA/300 mode. So I put the dip switch for SATA/150 mode back on and the burst rate doesn't change which leads me to believe the problem with the drive is it is ALWAYS IN SATA/150 mode regardless of setting. I've taken to leaving it in SATA/150 mode so I don't loose the dip.

The new 1.5TB seagate seems to have this burst rate problem too.

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Old October 18, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Are you sure that your issue is not motherboard related?
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My MB is an Asus M3N72-D, nvidia 750a chipset. Other than setting AHCI mode in the bios and installing Nforce drivers there is really thing to set other than NCQ and DMA mode which are set by default. No setting to change SATA mode and the SATA driver says mode SATA/300 when testing regardless of drive jumper setting. I've tried without NCQ and no change. I've tried in IDE mode and then the burst mode go's up to ~150MB/sec if I recall correctly. Besides I don't seem to be the only one showing low burst rates.
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Sorry, my bad, my eyes played a trick on me, thought you were using a WD 640GB drive not Seagate.
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We should really consider harassing Seagate further in regards to this.
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