3TB WD Caviar Green: Benchmarks & First Impressions

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mushpuppy

"When we finally dug up a board in the Lab that supports UEFI, we were able to install Windows 7 to a 3TB partition on the Caviar Green, but it wasn’t entirely hiccup-free (see Gordon’s how-to, also published today). "

What happened to this how to?  I can't find it on the site.

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devin3627

Seeing 3.0TB on a harddrive is insane! A 3.72gb harddrive in 1994 cost $300 alone.

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Eoraptor

yeah, how time marches on, huh? I remember asking a buddy of mine in 1999 how he thought he was ever going to use a whole gigabyte of hard disk space

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devastator_2000

Yeah, I remember when the first 1 GB drives came out.  I upgraded from a 100 MB drive and thought that I would never be able to fill up my brand new 1 GB drive. lol

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SikeMo

Seeing as how all of my future boot drives will likely be SSDs, I don't really see this being a problem for me. Will these drives work with a Synology or QNAP NAS device? I am assuming they will, but am not sure. I am anxiously awaiting my future 4-bay NAS with 3TB drives in RAID5 or RAID10.

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nateandem05

842.3 MB/s Burst Read !! Holy Smokes!! 

Anyways.

Nice Article. Glad to see WD stepping up to the plate and pushing this tech forward.

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Vano

Did you notice the numbers of two other contestants?

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Charlweed

BIOS, ATX form factor, and worst of all, DRIVE LETTERS. Every time I build a new system, I am tormented by one or all of these technologies that refuse to go into the grave and stay there.

They all have superior replacements ready to go, but gutless tech companies refuse to drive the stake through their hearts.

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Vano

You do know that you can assign a folder to each partition without having drive letters, don't you?

 

The good part of this is that letterless partitions will restore it's paths after windows reinstall (though new letters will be added to them as well, but it's easier to delete if needed)

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Eoraptor

Well sadly, till people dump Windows XP (hint it's still more than half of consumer operating systems and still aservicable OS for daily use) and Vista, and move to 7, linux, or the latest OSX build in droves, legacy tech will continue to survive, even thrive (drive letters irk me to no end: A:\ drive comeon!!!!!!?) It's not so much that tech companies WON'T kill them so much as they CAN'T without invalidating a lot of still in-use stuff.

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