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Old January 9, 2014, 01:36 AM
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Default Usability of WD SE drives standalone

I'm looking at getting some new hard drives. I want to be able to use at least one of them for running Virtual Machines and games off of, so I was looking at the WD blacks when I saw the SE series was about the same cost for the volume.

I took a look at some benchmarks, and it seems that the SE has better read write times, the latency is a little higher. overall it seems to be a be a better option.

Anyone know if it would be a reasonable option to use as a standalone drive?

in case anyone is interested, here's the review WD Se 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review ? Techgage
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Old January 9, 2014, 01:55 AM
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Looks like the differance wouldn't be that noticeable but from my Experience with Wd Black drives they were really fast for mechanical drives.
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Old January 9, 2014, 03:52 AM
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SE's are good.. I had a coin toss of se and black, black won.
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Old January 9, 2014, 04:11 AM
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I tried putting couple 1TB wd black drives in a Qnap And one died within 2 months of intense streaming. That usually means the drive woulda failed regardless as I still have the other 1Tb drive fir drive images.
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