Summary: So far the WD RE4 has been running at Phoronix for several weeks without any
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Should you be interested in a hard drive rather than solid-state storage, the
Western Digital RE4 1TB model retails for $100~120 USD.
Summary: You can buy 2TB drives for roughly $110, so if you're just looking for fast storage, they'll work just fine. If you need maximum capacity per SATA port, we have no problem recommending the WD RE 4TB, but like any new technology, it's prohibitively expensive at this time. Price $460 , www.wd.com Note: This review appeared in the Holiday 2012 issue of the magazine.
Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
11 August 2012
Summary: In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery.
Excerpt: When Seagate released their 1.5TB drive it took the storage community by surprise. At the time companies were just getting their 1TB drives perfected with second generation products starting to make their way to market. Western Digital had other plans and didn't see 1.5TB as a worthwhile place to plant a flag on their roadmap at the time.
Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Review: Big Green Gets Meaner!
6 May 2009
Excerpt: Since posting my Caviar Green 2TB review, I figured we would be wrapped up on Western Digital drives for a short while. Hitting 2TB is a pretty significant milestone, and I would suspect hard drives to hang out at that capacity, since passing the 2TB barrier is a complicated proposition. Drives with greater than 2^32 sectors (4,294,967,296 for those counting) require previously unconventional means to be properly read by the operating system. Windows XP (32) is...
Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
25 November 2012
Conclusion: Let us preface this summary by saying that Western Digital’s RE 4TB can’t be approached like it is a mass market drive that’s supposed to cater to larger retail market. While it can be used in any number of situations, enterprise clients are the ultimate focus here. When looked at from a datacenter perspective, this new RE 4TB hard drive is at industry’s forefront.