Re: Hard drives

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by catchme, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. catchme

    catchme Guest

    Claude Hopper wrote:
    > Some are 5400 rpm and some are 7200 rpm. Some have 2 MB of cache and
    > some have 8 MB of cache. The access times and through puts seem to not
    > vary greatly. So which is the most adventitious in which combination?


    greater cache, higher rpms and greater capacity- look for higher numbers
    in everything.
    Most drives today are 7200 rpm, anyhow.
    capacity- 1/2 Tb, or 5oo Gb- these things fill up quickly, especially if
    you dont defrag. and rely exclusively on microsoft bloatware.
    Besides, the greater the capacity, the less the cost/ Gb., so you dont
    have to worry about getting an additional, bigger drive anytime soon.
     
    catchme, Dec 19, 2008
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  2. catchme

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:05:30 -0800, catchme <>
    wrote:

    >greater cache, higher rpms and greater capacity- look for higher numbers
    >in everything.
    >Most drives today are 7200 rpm, anyhow.
    >capacity- 1/2 Tb, or 5oo Gb-


    The same thing. :-D

    >these things fill up quickly, especially if
    >you dont defrag.


    Defragging doesn't really have anything to do with how quickly a drive
    fills up.

    >Besides, the greater the capacity, the less the cost/ Gb., so you dont
    >have to worry about getting an additional, bigger drive anytime soon.


    Agreed. I just picked up a 1 TB external USB drive for $100.
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    Evan Platt, Dec 19, 2008
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  3. catchme

    Evan Platt Guest

    Evan Platt sounded off:

    > "ON" *FRI*, "19" *DEC* "2008" *09:05:30* "-0800", *CATCHME*
    > "<>" *WROTE*:


    > "AGREED". *I* "JUST" *PICKED* "UP" *A* "1" *TB* "EXTERNAL" *USB*
    > "DRIVE" *FOR* "$100".


    Bet it 'grinds' to a halt within two!
     
    Evan Platt, Dec 19, 2008
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  4. catchme

    Scribner Guest

    On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:44:55 -0500, "Evan Platt"
    <> wrote:

    >Evan Platt sounded off:
    >
    >> "ON" *FRI*, "19" *DEC* "2008" *09:05:30* "-0800", *CATCHME*
    >> "<>" *WROTE*:

    >
    >> "AGREED". *I* "JUST" *PICKED* "UP" *A* "1" *TB* "EXTERNAL" *USB*
    >> "DRIVE" *FOR* "$100".

    >
    >Bet it 'grinds' to a halt within two!

    Tiger Direct and Newegg are selling them for $80.00.
     
    Scribner, Dec 20, 2008
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  5. catchme

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 18:46:52 -0800, Scribner <>
    wrote:

    >Tiger Direct and Newegg are selling them for $80.00.


    I see nothing on newegg or tigerdirect,
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    Evan Platt, Dec 20, 2008
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