What drive is in the WD Elements 640GB external?

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Ch0z3n
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What drive is in the WD Elements 640GB external?

Post by Ch0z3n » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:38 am

Model: WDE1UBK6400N

Staples has them pretty cheap and I was wondering what drive was actually in them. Looked around google for a while and couldn't find anything and WD's website was even less useful.

Any ideas?

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Post by angelkiller » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:37 pm

My guess would be some variant of the WD6400AACS. There's no reason for an external USB drive to have WD640AAKS level performance.

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Post by Ch0z3n » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:09 pm

That is what I would guess too, but it says it is 7200rpm. Then again, the grren power drives say they are 5400-7200rpm.

So far the most information that I can come up with, and I am not sure if it si all accurate:

640gb
2 Platter
7200rpm (claimed)
8mb Cache
5600rpm (reported)
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