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Old 30-12-2009, 14:43   #1
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Question Advanced Format Hard Drive?

Hi Folks,

I was wondering if you guys have heard of this 'Advanced Format Hard Drive' thingy from Western Digital?

According to the description ...

The Western Digital 'Advanced Format Hard Drive' gives user 7 to 11% more disk space of its initial capacity when used with an utility software called WD Align (you would need to run this if you're using XP). For Windows 7, Vista and MAC OS users, you do not even need to use the utility software in order to get that extra space.

I did some calculation and this means I would get an extra 35 to 55GB disk space if I have a 500GB WD advanced format hard disk. The best part is this advanced format hard disk has a 64MB cache which is doubled of the current industry standard and it comes with 5 years warranty!

It sounds like a great deal but I would love to hear your opinions, especially those who have purchased this product.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:52   #2
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how much is the cost? does it cost a lot more from the normal one?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:56   #3
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I just checked hardwarezone.

WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black 1.0TB (32MB) SATA-II $153
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black 2.0TB (64MB) SATA-II $295
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black 500GB (32MB) SATA-II $90

WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Blue 320GB (16MB) SATA-II $69
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Blue 500GB (16MB) SATA-II $72
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Blue 640GB (16MB) SATA-II $92

WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 1.0TB (32MB) SATA-II $123
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 1.5TB (32MB) SATA-II $180
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 2.0TB (32MB) SATA-II $295
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 500GB (32MB) SATA-II $79

All with 5 years warranty.
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