PC hardware forum: Advanced Format Hard Drive?

by: katkat88 December 22, 2009 12:30 AM PST

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Advanced Format Hard Drive?

by katkat88 - 12/22/09 12:30 AM

Hi Folks,

I was wondering if you guys have heard of this 'Advanced Format Hard Drive' thingy from Western Digital?

According to the description ...

The Western Digital 'Advanced Format Hard Drive' gives user 7 to 11% more disk space of its initial capacity when used with an utility software called WD Align (you would need to run this if you're using XP). For Windows 7, Vista and MAC OS users, you do not even need to use the utility software in order to get that extra space.

I did some calculation and this means I would get an extra 35 to 55GB disk space if I have a 500GB WD advanced format hard disk. The best part is this advanced format hard disk has a 64MB cache which is doubled of the current industry standard and it comes with 5 years warranty instead of 3 years!

It sounds like a great deal but I would love to hear your opinions, especially those who have purchased this product.

Thanks in advance!

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