- Mar 27, 2009
Here is a Western Digital recertified 3200AZKX (320GB) on sale for $21 free shipping after promo code (unfortunately it expires today):
According to the following database this is a 1TB platter drive short stroked to 320GB:
So its a relatively new manufacture drive.
In contrast, my NOS 320GB WD Caviar SE (for $22 shipped) is an older drive based on two 160GB platters according to the same data base.
Overall, the performance of this 320GB drive I am listing here would be much greater than that NOS 320GB drive I bought back in June. This due to the higher platter density and short stroking.
NOS (but slower) with one year warranty vs. Recertified (but faster, newer design) with 180 day warranty....an interesting choice to make.
P.S. More info on the effect of short stroking here and here.
Drive is now on sale for $19.99 free shipping.