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by fzabkar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX
Replies: 2
Views: 9801

Re: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

Here is a HD Tune read benchmark for a WD100EFAX: https://aphnetworks.com/reviews/western-digital-red-wd100efax-10tb/7 https://aphnetworks.com/review/western-digital-red-wd100efax-10tb/hdtune.png Note that the width of the access time graph is about 8ms which is the max rotational latency of a 7200 ...
by fzabkar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX
Replies: 2
Views: 9801

Re: WD60EFAX vs WD60EFRX

FWIW, the WD80EFAX is a rebranded HGST helium model. It reports a speed of 5400 RPM via the ATA Identify Device command, but may actually be spinning at 7200 RPM.
by fzabkar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14988

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

It's been confirmed, WD are still at it.

A new twist to IntelliPower?
https://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38333
by fzabkar
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14988

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Is the "5400 RPM class" marketing term a new twist to WD's Intellipower obfuscation? Nowadays it's hard to tell what you are getting when you buy HGST or WD drives. Some native HGST helium models (with HGST firmware architecture) are rebranded as WD, while some WD air drives (with WD firmware archit...