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Western Digital RE2 750GB Hard Drive

By: Cameron Johnson | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 19, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Western Digital

The Drive



Western Digital's hard disks are pretty stock standard when it comes to appearance. The Raptor series of drives were the only exception with a clear top cover for eye candy purposes only. The RE2 or RAID Edition 2 drive is designed to be used in systems or storage enclosures that will be using the RAID environments, these usually stacked so there is no need for a clear top, it would just be wasted money here.



The top of the drive gives you some basic information on the drive itself including the model number, voltage specs and interface plug-in setup as well as a brief explanation of what the jumpers at the rear of the drive are for.



The underside of the drive is completely bare. Western Digital sandwiches the memory clip, interface control chip and all the various resistors, capacitors and what not between the top of the PCB and the bottom of the drive cover. This comes in handy as there is nothing shorting out on the bottom if you have to have the drives in close proximity to each other.



Our last shot of the drive is at the back with the power and interface cable. Being classed as an Enterprise series drive, Western Digital has put only a single power connector on the PCB. Normally you get a 4-pin Molex and SATA power connector on the drive so you can determine what power interface you want to use if your PSU doesn't have any extra SATA power cables. Here you need SATA or it's a no go unless you have Molex-to-SATA converters.


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