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Views on Hard Drive sizes
I know this post won't make much sense, but which hard drive sizes do you approve of?

for example I only approve of

120 Gb, 250Gb,320Gb,500Gb,1Tb,2Tb etc.


these are the order of which hard drive sizes should be, none of this 640gb ,750gb and 1.5Tb crap .


Idk why i think of this, but I do.

Your opinions?( im talking about magnetic hard drives, not solid states)

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
500, 1, 2, I work with massive video files, and even 500 is a joke. I'd like to see 5 and 10.

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
I'm fine with 1TB hdd atm, just filled with movies and games so I can just add more hard drives as I go
1 TB is the perfect size for most people and they're fairly cheap

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
Ya, I get by with 250 or even less. but I'm not a collector of downloafs

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
for mechanical drives, the bigger they are, the faster they are. this is because of platter sizes: large drives invariably have very dense platters, which means more data read for every revolution.

as a rule of thumb, mechanical drive sequential performance is directly proportional to total capacity and RPM, and inversely proportional to the number of platters. with the same RPM, a four platter 2TB drive would be slower than a three platter 2TB drive.

so for me: bigger the better.

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
(04-19-2011 08:42 PM)Mystryman Wrote:  I know this post won't make much sense, but which hard drive sizes do you approve of?

for example I only approve of

120 Gb, 250Gb,320Gb,500Gb,1Tb,2Tb etc.


these are the order of which hard drive sizes should be, none of this 640gb ,750gb and 1.5Tb crap .


Idk why i think of this, but I do.

Your opinions?( im talking about magnetic hard drives, not solid states)

you do realize that the WD 640GB Black drive was one of the best drives made.
2 of them in raid0 will match raptor speeds. They were just fantastic drives.

Now odd ball sized drives are nice when you short stroke them. Having an odd ball size like 320 can make for a nice 120 OS drive and a 200GB storage drive.
Now that 320 drive falls under your criteria of 120 and 200 Big Grin

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
I approve of any SSD larger than 120 GB.

I approve of HDDs of these sizes: 500 GB, 750 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB. I do not like the 1.5 TB and 2.5 TB (they exist) drives, it seems like a baby step simply to make more money rather than concentrating on bigger drives. Seriously, who goes to the store and says "Hmmm I'll just get the 2.5 TB over the 3 TB, I ONLY need 2500 GB of space!".

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
agree with Steven also because of how speeds drop off as HD's get filled,
so that last 25% is gonna get painfully slow.
I usually just buy my drives on cost/Gb if its just for file storage.
if the 1.678TB is the best cost/storage I'll get it.

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
I care about Value, Reliability and Performance. I don't care if the drive size is a nice round number.

I would like a drive to format to the advertised capacity. A Gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 Bytes, not 1,000,000,000

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RE: Views on Hard Drive sizes
(04-20-2011 10:27 AM)Oatmeal Wrote:  I care about Value, Reliability and Performance. I don't care if the drive size is a nice round number.

I would like a drive to format to the advertised capacity. A Gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 Bytes, not 1,000,000,000

wait, don't you mean a TB is 931 gigs? or a 2TB, say, 1800 gigs?? Fuckin b.s. all those companies rip us off. If I were to buy a car made by Western Digital, I suppose it would have "3-wheel drive" even though it would surely advertise it as "4 wheel drive". Drives should be sold as formated capacity only. 120 gigs missing on a 2TB is a lot of storage!!!

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