[ltp] Recommendation for new disk drive
Igor V. Rafienko
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:19:56 +0200 (CEST)
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on Jul 17, 2009, 11:40, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
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> Agreed. Get a Hitachi if you can, if not, a Seagate is also good.
> Stay away from data-munchers from Samsung and WD.
What's wrong with WD? (Just curious).
To the OP: In case this has not been mentioned, get a drive with its own
accelerometer (WD has a few models, so does Seagate (their G series)).
Failing that, get an HDD that supports UNLOAD_IMMEDIATE (so you can use
hdaps. E.g. Seagate ST9160821A firmware 3.ALE).
>> 1) Doesn't 7200 rpm mean a higher power consumption?
> Yes, but MUCH better performance.
Is it? Skimming through, say,
<http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=511> shows that for
certain benchmarks it's far from obvious whether 7200 or 5400 drive
would do better (I understand why 7200 intuitively should be faster, but
I honestly do not see the "MUCH better" part. Am I reading the test
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> If you get a Hitachi, just remember that they ABSOLUTELY REQUIRE the
> platters to stop at least once every 48H if you want they to last (and this
> is written in their technical datasheet). If you let the disk sleep when
> idle (not just head parking), that can be enough. If you turn off the
> laptop often, it is also obviously enough.
Whoa! I did not realize that. Thank you for the info.
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