WD Caviar Black HDDs get performance boost with Advanced Format

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no more than an increased sector size, from the regular 512 bytes to 4 Kb.

Advanced Format appear to be $15 to $30 more expensive.

Perhaps it’s better to spend that on buying software for managing RAM-based drives.


#3

My WDCs can do that since a long time


#4

I must be missing something. Most HD makers have already moved to advanced format drives to reduce the ECC overhead, WD included. Now they’re claiming a performance increase and are going to charge more for it? :confused: