I'm looking to replace a 2008 velociraptor that has served me really well over the years and still does.
Doing my research i found the last product refresh was in 2012, I have a hard time believing WD has been sitting still and those models still have in them the best WD has to offer today..
So, if at all possible please poke an engineer and have Her/Him make a modern reliable and fast drive worthy of the name Raptor. No nand though!
Tenho um Wd Black Wd4001faex 4tb mais so e reconhecido pelo sistema 2 TB e o Hd so e usado para armazenamento de arquivos em meu PC mais não estou conseguindo alocar o restante do Hd que não consigo criar novo disco!!!
a standalone (non-raid) drive for desktop computer, that:
1. is meant to run 24/7 (excludes ALL your current desktop drives (blue, green and black drives))
2. has 10+ years warranty at 24/7 online. (excludes all your current offerings)
3. is huge 6TB+
optional, but also nice to have:
4. is quiet and cool and does not vibrate at all.... why would anyone put some vibrating and loud drive to their desktop? ideally everyone would use SSD, if they weren't so small and expensive. Also as I imagine, cooler and less vibrating drives should have naturally longer lifespans.
5. is affordable (Red price level would be nice)
What I am asking for is a storage drive, that lasts forever. I buy one... and need to buy next one when it's full, not because previous one died horribly to crash or started having bad sectors.
ATM using WD Red, although it's designed and otimized for NAS, not desktop. But it's the closest thing in your lineup right now after Red Pro.
I would like to see the lastest (or minimum recommended) firmeware version for every drive listed somewhere.
I bought severel Red 6TB drives. There was a problem with excessive head parking in early versions of this drive. As the new drives are built into an NAS there is no possibility to use the firmwareupgrade program without dismounting the drives. As the firmware data is easely available using smart data readout it would be convinient to compare the firmware version on the drives with the actual corrected firmware revision.
I openend a case to let the FW version check. But this is timeconsuming on both sides. So a list of safe firmware versions available on the internet webside would be time saving.
through trail and error found out how to use a black2 drive on a mac OS and windows server.
all you need is a windows 8 or 7 computer.
hook the black2 up through sata connection
install the black2 software
once the 1tb partition is active you can then unhook it from the sata connect and plug the drive into another computer/OS and it will see both partitions the 120gb and the 1tb.
the other OS like mac or windows server do not need the software installed. cause we all know its not supported.
all the software does is activat the 1tb partition.
so WD, why not just have both partition active from the factory?
This drive WD Blue 1TB WD10JPVX with Firmware Revision: 01.01A01
required new firmware to fix hard disk drive spinup and spindown which addresses drive noise and intermittent freezing/stuttering.
Spinup and spindown like crazy every few seconds, and freeze all apps before spinup.
The last 1.8" HDD i saw was 320GB. Maybe they can be marketed toward tablets/smartphones. I wouldn't mind having 320GB of storage on my iPAD or Android tablet with the snappy speed of an SSD. SSDs are fast, but they are expensive and drive the cost of tablets high and limit the capacity of these devices forcing users to switch to cloud solutions. Then the use of the cloud becomes another bottle neck when the users internet is slow or limited which totatally defeats the purpose of using fast SSDs on tablets and smartphones.
I have an idea to do a Black2 as an industrial item. We have customer up in the Nordic that have alot of automotive drive switching to SSD but SSD is not enough. Why not use a Black2 where you do the SSD part working as long its to cold or to much vibration and as soon as they enviromental conditions is good enough it can start moving data from SSD to HDD to get enough space on SSD?
Currently using a RAID controller to create a Striped RAID volume (RAID 0) on two seperate Harddrives is the only way to get SSD like speeds and still benefit from large capacity storage. However, at minimum this requires atleast two Harddrives, two SATA cables, and two seperate SATA ports on the PC motherboard. The benefit of doing this is the native speed of the drives is multiplied by the amount of drives striped in RAID 0 volume.
With the new SATA Express interface technology currently being implemented on the newer Intel 9-Series Platforms, PCI express is able to interface with storage devices to achieve up to 10Gbps bandwidth on a single SATA express port. The current WD HDDs will not be able to fully take advantage of this technology without the use of an onboard SSD which is usually a fraction of the HDD capacity.
Instead of using large platters to make the current 3.5" SATA HDDs, why not use multiple 2.5" HDDs (or the parts) and insert these inside of a 3.5" HDD form factor casing? Doing this means that RAID technology may be used in an internal HDD to stripe the multiple platters/heads/HDDs. Have an internal SATA express/RAID controller and then Add an 8GB/16GB SSD for disaster recovery and BSODs.
Eventually maybe striped RAID + Redundancy can be applied to this concept for higher reliability.
This concept would probably be closest to bringing HDDs to max SATA express speed (10Gbps) without using highspeed SSDs.
I have a 2011 Cisco MCS 7816 but I know that it's orgianlly a ibm system x3250 4251. So the problem is that I bought two 250 GB Enterprise class HD's product number WD2503ABYZ , when I when I go into the bios it will not see the hard drives at all, have you guys encountered this problem before and how did you resove it?
It woulde be nice, if you can support the Windows Server (especially the Essentials Edition) in the Install program (Setup) for the Black2 Dual Drive.
Windows Server 2012R2 is based on the same kernel as Windows 8.1 is. So therefor the drivers should be already there, but unfortentatly the Installprogram cancels the installation at the moment with Error Code 52 (unsupported Windows version).
This drive is in my opinion perfect for a small, economic homeserver (with Server 2012R2 Essentials), so please add support for Windows Server to the WDBlack2 setup program).
Thank you already!
I have found that my 120GB SSD portion of the Endeavor drive is filling up fast and quite by accident I found a WD video dealing with this matter and it gives step by step instructions on how to solve the problem. Here is the link to the videos. http://www.amazon.com/Black2-Dual-Drive-2-5-WD1001
I propose WD does NOT package its "green" drives in a new package that gives no hint whatsoever that it is a "green" drive. Wait - too late - you did it. So, as I look at the new labeling on the packaging which basically falls into a "good, better, best" format, I figure perhaps its new technology? Maybe? So, what the heck, I bought a new 2GB internal drive. Oops - when I got home and opened it... hey, look, its a "green" drive.
I returned it, and purchased a more expensive drive from another company.
Quite honestly, I would have purchased your more expensive drive if you would have simply indicated on the packaging that "good" = "green." But you didn't. Hey, its no big deal. All I'm saying is that sticking a green drive in a new package and not indicating that it is a green drive is a BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD idea.
Don't blow smoke in my face and I won't spit on your shoes.
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