The rear of the hard drive has the standard SATA and SATA power connections that any new hard drive has, but also includes a legacy 4-pin molex connection. If we were to play a word association game with a PC enthusiast and said “Western Digital,” it’s likely his geek reflexes would immediately trigger and force him to reply “Raptor” before he even realized he had spoken. A large drive like this has serious implications for a workstation or home media server. I bought these as a back-up to two existing drives. Here the GB Caviar had an unexpected drop off in performance.

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Other drives in the test: Here the GB Caviar had an unexpected drop off in performance. At load, uncooled, the WDKS ran at 37 degrees C, a temperature which is right in line with wwd5000ks well-tuned drive, though could benefit from some cooling.

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