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supix
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I need the truth

Caviar Blue = Caviar SE16?

 

Why should I buy Blue instead of SE16?

 

My sata drive (caviar 1600aabs) makes a lot of noise. I dont like it anymore (its an old model).

 

:smileyhappy:

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TonyPh12345
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Re: I need the truth


supix wrote:
Why should I buy Blue instead of SE16?
Because SE16s haven't been sold in YEARS.
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supix
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Re: I need the truth

Some drives have the same model number :smileyfrustrated:

 

P.S I still see SE16 drives in stores.

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Joe_S
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Re: I need the truth

You see a lot of discontinued stock in stores.

Joe

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ThePizzaMatrix
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Re: I need the truth

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.

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supix
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Re: I need the truth

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.

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TonyPh12345
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Re: I need the truth


supix wrote:

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.


Caviar has been around for ages, and caviar is still a valid product line. It's the Caviar SE16 that we're talking about.
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supix
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Re: I need the truth

1600aabs (my current drive)

 

http://kplace.plala.jp/images/25hdd004.pdf

 

It came before (2001 model?) Caviar SE. Im confused because WD renames old drives (the product registration site says its a caviar blue).

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cuernudo
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Re: I need the truth

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.

 

 
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ThePizzaMatrix
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Re: I need the truth

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.

You are reading a ghost long gone.
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