Western Digital Rolls Out First 2.5-inch Red Hard Drives, Expands Desktop Line to 4TB

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sirnotapearing

funny thing is an internal 1T 2.5" drive is $89.00 but the external is $69.00.

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praetor_alpha

Its nice to see HDDs aren't dying. I'm still wondering why WD haven't updated their Blue line. All that's left is their Black (which seems overkill), Velociraptor (really overkill), Red, and Green (both spin slow) lines. I've really loved my 6400AAKS (640gb blue).

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FEAST

No, I would prefer loud, clunky, and slow disks die ASAP.

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PCLinuxguy

loud and clunky. stuck in the 1980s still? Slow? Maybe compared to an SSD, but 7200rpm drives are pretty fast and if you'd never used an SSD you wouldn't even know the difference. Yes SSD's are fast, but 7200 or higher rpm HDDS are not snails. Maybe the 5400s in laptops are what you'rethinking about with slow, as they are painfully slow at 5400 rpm. Though with such an obviously trollish comment that I took the bait for I'm sure you either know this or it's over your head.

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The Mac

Disk density is so high now in the blacks, i doubt the Velociraptor is any faster anymore.

Although the 10krpm probobly helps in random access times.