A full list of Advanced format models?


#1

Is there such a list? Or even better, a list that also shows which models don’t use Advanced format? I’ve looked around on wdc.com and I can’t find one.


#2

It is easier to list the Advance format models, they are far less models:

Caviar Green:

Specifications

Capacity Interface RPM Avg. Seek Buffer Adv.
Format
 
WD30EZRSDTL 3 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x
WD25EZRSDTL 2.5 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x
WD20EARS 2 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x  
WD15EARS 1.5 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x
WD10EARS 1 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x  
WD8000AARS 800 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x  
WD6400AARS 640 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400-7200 8.9 ms 64 MB x

And for Laptops, the Scorpio Blue:

Specifications Capacity Interface RPM Avg. Seek Buffer Adv.
Format
 
WD10TPVT 1 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 N/A 8 MB x
WD7500BPVT 750 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x
WD7500KPVT 750 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 N/A 8 MB x
WD6400BPVT 640 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x
WD5000BPVT 500 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x
WD3200BPVT 320 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x
WD2500BPVT 250 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x
WD1600BPVT 160 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 N/A 8 MB x

Hope it helps!!!  


#3

Hmm, I would’ve expected more drives to use it - like some Caviar black ones, but thanks. One thing though, Scorpio black web page mentions Advanced Format at the top, but are all those models still without AF?


#4

I stand correct , the Scorpio Black drive that the model number ends in BPKT, WD7500BPKT  for example.