Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

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Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:46 pm

Well?

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by Dirge » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:08 am

To add some more information the WD30EZRX is Western Digitals current 3 TB Caviar Green.

WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s, Capacity 3 TB

I found a Tech ARP review here

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:33 am

Dirge wrote:To add some more information the WD30EZRX is Western Digitals current 3 TB Caviar Green.

WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s, Capacity 3 TB

I found a Tech ARP review here
Good idea. I'd add it's upped the platter capacity to 750GB and rotation speed to 6600rpm over the previous model.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:28 pm

I might be the guinea pig on this one. I've had a favorable experience with my WD GP 1.5TB and the high areal density and performance reported for the WD30EZRX makes it look very tempting for my upcoming HDD purchase. Hopefully the increased spindle speed won't be too detrimental to the acoustics. WD's decibel specs match the 1.5TB and 2TB reviewed by SPCR. Fingers crossed. If nothing else I'll report back in about two weeks.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by Vicotnik » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:27 am

markanini wrote:Good idea. I'd add it's upped the platter capacity to 750GB and rotation speed to 6600rpm over the previous model.
6600RPM? Do you have a source for that? I'd rather have it stay at 5400RPM.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:28 am

It's according to the Techarp.com article. WD30EZRX has the same rotation, thermal and power specs as WD30EZRSDTL officially but Techarp measure a higher surface temp for the WD30EZRX attributing to higher rotation speed. Looks like it's anybodies guess really. Could just be WD playing games :roll:

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by faugusztin » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:23 am

markanini wrote:but Techarp measure a higher surface temp for the WD30EZRX attributing to higher rotation speed.
Seriously ? Getting the rotation speed from temperature ? Why not use crystal ball instead ? The only real way to find out the rotation speed is how SPCR does it, from rotation noise profile. Temperature change compared to previous model could be due anything really - different motor, different electronics inside and outside,...

I have yet to see WD Green running at anything else but 5400RPM.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:08 am

faugusztin wrote:
markanini wrote:but Techarp measure a higher surface temp for the WD30EZRX attributing to higher rotation speed.
Seriously ? Getting the rotation speed from temperature ? Why not use crystal ball instead ? The only real way to find out the rotation speed is how SPCR does it, from rotation noise profile. Temperature change compared to previous model could be due anything really - different motor, different electronics inside and outside,...

I have yet to see WD Green running at anything else but 5400RPM.
You made me realize that sentence was poorly worded. It should have read; Techarp measures a higher surface temperature for the WD30EZRX than the predecessor which they attribute to higher rotation speed.

Personally I'm inclined to take any WD GP RPM specs with a grain of salt no matter where thay come from :roll:

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by faugusztin » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:34 am

FYI that "temperature theory" contradicts the WD numbering scheme :
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/F ... 001028.pdf

WD30EZRX = Western Digital (WD) 3.0 TB (30) 3.5 inch drive (E) Desktop Advanced Format/WD Caviar (Z) 5400RPM with 64MB cache (R) SATA 6 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (X).

So no higher RPM, it is a good old 5400RPM drive, period.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by fjf » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:21 am

Is this one of those new drives that wont work in "old" motherboard with BIOS?.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:19 am

Well folks I re-did cable mangement in my P150 which somehow made it possible for me to hear a difference when the WD30EZRX is spun up unlike my 1.5TB GP (WD15EADS). Do note that I have the drive hard mounted in my P150 HDD bay(soft rubber grommets). Maybe this device has one platter too many to be in the real silent class. :(

Seek noise is very faint though so it can't be ruled that that it would be a silent performer when suspended.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by markanini » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:59 pm

So it seems even WD couldnt make a 4-platter drive that's silent. I'm compelled to change my setup to 2x 2TB GP with three platters, but where are the 1TB/platter drives at? :?:

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by Abula » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:27 pm

markanini wrote:So it seems even WD couldnt make a 4-platter drive that's silent. I'm compelled to change my setup to 2x 2TB GP with three platters, but where are the 1TB/platter drives at? :?:
Seems Hitachi released their 1tb 1platter, but its 7200rpm, HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive. Seems somone already test it, link, here some benches,

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We probably will see more in the months to come.

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by nstarz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:19 pm

Was the sound tested on this drive?

It is on sale for $90
3TB Western Digital Green 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $90 + Free Shipping

adoramacamera via eBay has 3TB Western Digital Green 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (WD30EZRX) on Sale for $89.99 with free shipping. Thanks calistyle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371099201607

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Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Post by JJ » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:56 pm

I doubt very much that the current generation of WD30EZRX drives resemble the original version released several years ago. For one thing, I know that WD moved to 1TB platters quite some time ago.

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