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Old 07-31-2005, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default One platter or two?

Just curious of which (in theory) is faster: for arguments sake two seperate 80gb hard drives not running together ... one has 2 platters (40gb each) and the other has one platter (80gb).. they are using the same interface (but not connected to each other) lets say sata-150 and just pretend that all other specs are pretty much the same... which would be better? I really don't know??


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i would thinkthe 80GB hdds.

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Old 07-31-2005, 04:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i wouldn't say there would be a difference. if there is i would say the double platter because the density would be lower and as such there is less precision mechanical work required to read it. i would also say that the double platter is more reliable
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thanks guys yeh i was sorta thinking like what you said there nitestick (makes perfect sense).. i knew there wouldnt be much dif but just wondering.. anywayz thanks again... Stuart

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