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Solved: HDD terms + Thermal paste and PC build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JimmyBrasco, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. JimmyBrasco

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    I was just wondering two things.

    Some Online PC Stores mention certain HDD types - "EADS" and "EARS" i was just wondering what does each term mean and what is the difference between each of them.

    Secondly, I am building my own PC and have the main parts to start assembly, Case, PSU, Motherboard, Memory, CPU, thermal paste, and A CPU Cooler (custom). I was just wondering if i started building the system now, not having all the parts, would there be any detrimental effect to the thermal paste(primarily) or CPU/Cooler, if i installed the cpu and cooler now and not using it for a few weeks? or is there no real affect on the thermal paste if the Computer isn't used within a few hours of application?
     
  2. win2kpro

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    I don't recall seeing the term "EADS" or "EARS" used in a HDD type description. Maybe you could post a link to where these terms are used.

    You can install the processor and cooler with the thermal compound or thermal pad and not use it for a few weeks without any detrimental affect.
     
  3. JimmyBrasco

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    Thanks.

    in regards to the HDD terms, I rechecked the online store and it was only listed on the Western digital drives, so I checked their website and they are the terms they use for the HDD cache sizes on that model:

    "EARS" was their 64MB cache
    "EADS" was their 32MB cache
     
  4. win2kpro

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    OK, I looked at WD drives. EADS and EARS are not terms used in descriptions, they are just part of the model numbers as are AAJB, AAVS, AALS, FYPS, etc.
     
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