Western Digital's JB series at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Non-Linear Editing on the PC
Discussing the editing of all formats with Matrox, Pinnacle and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 14th, 2002, 06:00 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 484
Western Digital's JB series

Found out today (hey, I'm out of the loop :D ), IBM is indeed pulling out of the HDD market. My two favorite companies (Quantum, IBM) have slipped away.

I was hunting around and found high praise for Western Digital's JB series of drives. They run at 7200rpm and use an 8mb buffer instead of the typical 2mb. Performance has been comparable to 10k rpm drives.... and reviewers have noted they scream when used in a RAID 0 config.

When I worked as a PC assembler, I got to know Western Digitals quite well - slow, noisy, and often came back for repair. but that was 4 years ago, maybe WD has finally produced something decent with these JB drives. They are also quieter (or so they say).

Does anyone here own one of these 8mb buffered drives? Your thoughts on them?
__________________
Andrew | Canon XL1s, ME66, Vinten Vision 3, GlideCam V16 (for sale!)
Andrew Petrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2002, 12:55 PM   #2
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: santa fe, nm
Posts: 3,264
Images: 10
I've had a WD1000BB for over a year and love it. I test out at an average 38Kb/s. VERY quiet, too.
Bill Ravens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2002, 10:00 PM   #3
Hawaiian Shirt Mogul
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: northern cailfornia
Posts: 1,261
i have 3 of the 120's w/8mg , and 1 120 w/2mg cache ...
both work ... the only time i can see any difference is when i TEST them - the 8mgs cache ( 48mgs read/writes), the 2mgs ( 44mgs read/writes) plenty fast enough for DV

keep your eye out on SALES .. the WD 120/w8mg cache has been selling for around 129 after rebates ...
Don Donatello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2002, 10:05 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: santa fe, nm
Posts: 3,264
Images: 10
are those peak or average scores? they look like peaks
Bill Ravens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2002, 06:43 AM   #5
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
I assume 38 Kb/s should be MB/s...
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2002, 07:52 AM   #6
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: santa fe, nm
Posts: 3,264
Images: 10
Indeed, rob.
Bill Ravens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2002, 01:05 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, Mass
Posts: 42
With the 120 gig 8meg of cache WD caviar hd, I get 60mb/s sustained thruput.

-Eric
Eric Richmond is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network