Should I return this hard drive and buy a new one? Answered
I bought a 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive from Frys for $60. It said its RPM was "5400-7200 Variable" and I assumed that the hard drive would slowdown/speed up based on how much it was being used, so I went for it. After I hooked it up to my PC and installed everything, I found out that the hard drive actually spun at 5400 and that it scored the lowest in the Windows performance thing (5.9, everything else was around 7.2). So, should I return it and buy a Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB (I bought the 1 TB Caviar Green for $57 on sale, and the SE16 is around the same price)? Will it be faster?
If you need more info:
My drive's model # is WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN.
It stores 1 TB
It has a 64 mb cache.