Info on Western Digital Special Edition drives?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Digerati, May 8, 2003.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    Just wondering if anyone knows if Western Digital Special edition drives, in particular the WD800JB come with Fluid Dynamic Bearing motors?

    I just got rid of a Seagate Barracuda IV 80gb and replaced it with a WD800JB 80gb special edition drive. The WD has an 8mb cache, but it seems a bit louder. I'm not sure if it's just my mind playing tricks on me, cause it's not a huge difference. Just wondering if the WD drives have the FDB motors that might account for what i think is more idle noise (a high pitched whine).
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    The Seagates are more silent than the Westerns. I saw some disks from WD with FDB but they were hellishly expensive. And I thought they had that allready... Oh well.

    If the disk has FDB it should be more quiet than a normal ball bearing drive. Seagate only uses FDB afaik.