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Western Digital Caviar WD400BB


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Western Digital Caviar WD400BB
  September 21, 2000 Author: Eugene Ra  


Conclusion

Packing just two platters, the WD400BB is indeed a quiet and cool design. Active cooling should be unnecessary in most cases. Even when seeking, the drive is quiet. Though not as silent as units from Fujitsu or Samsung, the drive is nonetheless quieter than recent units from Maxtor, themselves not exactly roaring disks.

The StorageReview.com Safe Buy Award



Simply put, this designation means we'd purchase this product without regret. Sure, there may be a slightly better, slightly faster, and/or slightly less-expensive model from a competitor, but you can't go wrong with this particular unit. This award is applicable, of course, to all units at the top of their class, but also applies to units that, though not quite best-of-class, provide a strong showing nonetheless. The 400BB's WinMark scores shatter previous records... they stand in a class of their own. IOMeter scores, though not staggering, represent improvement over previous models (and some of the competition, for that matter). When combined with quiet and cool operation, such performance makes WD's unit a viable alternative to the Quantum Fireball LM (fast but noisy) and, depending on final pricing, the Deskstar 75GXP (fast but relatively pricey). Those looking for a drive smaller than 40 gigs should consider it.

Western Digital Caviar WD400BB
Estimated Price: $199
Also Available: 10 GB, 20 GB, and 30 GB sizes
Specifications
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