Hey guys, For some reason I can't seem to find much information or even benchmarks for this relatively new drive from Western Digital. I'm looking to upgrade my system's data drives and was trying to figure out which drives to get. I did want the new WD1002FAEX black drives due to their speed, but at the same time they seemed to be very noisy/hot/expensive and generally not worth it for what I was going to use them for. I also wanted to avoid the greens since they have some kind of head parking problem (I do use green drives, but they're purely for external backup and only on when I need to make a backup.) That led me to think about the blue, but outside of one Japanese blogger who, for some reason, decided to divide it into 2 partitions before doing the benchmarks, I didn't know what I'd be giving up in terms of performance. That said, I decided to bite the bullet and order them anyway, taking advantage of Newegg's recent sale. UPS decided they didn't know where to deliver it to, even though they managed to get it all the way out here into "out for delivery" phase and held it for an additional day while they "corrected the address." I just got it and it seems my apartment number and my street number lines got switched. This apparently causes UPS to panic and not know how to read the address anymore, even though there was a phone number listed right above it. In any case, I'm about to give them a go but since information and benchmarks were so difficult to find, does anyone around here want me to bench them before I start putting data on mine? I've got 3 here, but I'm not sure how long they take. If anyone wants some benchmarks, let me know what program to use and where to get it from. More importantly, the box looks a bit beat up, and I'm wondering if anyone knows some good software to test the drive for any damage caused by UPS' retarded shipping. Would a surface scan or a "long" format in Windows be enough to pick up any immediate problems with the drives? Thanks.