11-13-2011 07:54 AM
You see a lot of discontinued stock in stores.
11-13-2011 09:54 AM
The Caviar Blue line has all of WD's old drives stockpiled on their website, but labeled as "Caviar SE" you won't find a "new" drive when considering the production date/batch, so it's a very old drive not yet sold.
11-13-2011 04:14 PM
Caviar has been around for ages, and caviar is still a valid product line. It's the Caviar SE16 that we're talking about.
I have a "caviar" drive manufactured in 2008. Weird.
This my theory:
fake products are being made in China and some people sell them like if were authentic.
11-13-2011 04:51 PM
1600aabs (my current drive)
It came before (2001 model?) Caviar SE. Im confused because WD renames old drives (the product registration site says its a caviar blue).
11-14-2011 06:57 AM
The Caviar SE16 is the old Caviar Blue line that has a buffer of 16 MB. If I remember correctly, the Caviar Blue drives used to have 8 MB of buffer, this was before the 1 TB model, and they used to be SATA I drives.
11-14-2011 07:10 AM
Again: WD has all Caviar Blue, Caviar SE and Caviar SE 16 STOCKPILED on their website as a single drive category, this is just for grouping drives and that doesn't mean that the SE and the SE 16 are Caviar Blue.