811S or 851S

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#1

About to buy a new drive.

Regarding upgradability/moddability: Which is better to buy the 811S or the 851S and why?

Your opinions are welcomed.


#2

Neither one is upgradable. Both have the exact same capabilities.


#3

851S only recently got it’s firmware upgrade for bitsetting,
811S already had that firmware for a longer time.

812S is next in the range of 401,411,811
(not of the range 451,851)

I regard moddability (‘upgradability’) as a capability as well. I suspect this is where the two drive’s really differ and I would like to know some insider opions on that. :smiley:

Regards,


#4

The 451S and 851S are just as modable as the 411S or 811S, actually you might be better off with a 451S as it already has the 8X eeprom calibration built in, 411S does not and requires a bit more tweaking to overclock than a 451S does. I also have heard that the 451S and 851S have better pick up heads.