Western Digital WD10EZEX: A 1TB SATA 3.0 HDD For $60
Phoronix: Western Digital WD10EZEX: A 1TB SATA 3.0 HDD For $60
For those in the market for an affordable, large-capacity hard drive, the Western Digital WD10EZEX offers 1TB of storage for about $60 USD. If you are curious how this low-cost Serial ATA 3.0 hard drive performs against other SATA HDDs and SSDs under Ubuntu Linux, here's a set of new disk benchmarks as we test out this SATA 3.0 HDD.
If you think that is a lot then my system disk in server reports
Load_Cycle_Count as 2839993 over Power_On_Hours 26666 which is ~306726 for given period of 4 months. And that is with a var/tmp and /tmp in the ramdisk and several less important logs such as from distccd directed to the /tmp/logs and no scheduled file indexing... but several different server demons running on it
I welcome any ideas to further decrease that number. I definitely will checkout that idle3-tools