Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default 10,000 RPM hard drives

Hi, I'm new here

I have a curious question......I was looking at those cool new 10,000 rpm drives like the WD Raptor, and was wondering why they have such odd capacities? Like 36 and 74 gb...can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Thanks
__________________

Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 12:53 AM   #2
In Runtime
 
Barrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 223
Send a message via AIM to Barrett
Default

I'm getting two 36k HD's from WD. I don't know why they have odd configurations. I know they are FAST! That is what matters my friend.
__________________

__________________
Compaq:
Windows XP Home
P4 1.6 GHZ
80gb Hardrive
nVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200
CD-RW, DVD
Viewsonic 19" a90F CRT
I have had this rig since December 2001. I'm working on a new gaming machine that will dominate ALL!
Barrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 01:45 AM   #3
BSOD
 
bluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,542
Send a message via ICQ to bluto
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
Hi, I'm new here

I have a curious question......I was looking at those cool new 10,000 rpm drives like the WD Raptor, and was wondering why they have such odd capacities? Like 36 and 74 gb...can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Thanks
I heard these where SCSI drives,is that right ? If so i guess it's a different standard.
bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 06:00 PM   #4
entity512
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

Well its not E-IDE, or SATA. So...SCSI but ive only seen 15k...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
Barrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 223
Send a message via AIM to Barrett
Default

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they are SCSI drives.
__________________
Compaq:
Windows XP Home
P4 1.6 GHZ
80gb Hardrive
nVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200
CD-RW, DVD
Viewsonic 19" a90F CRT
I have had this rig since December 2001. I'm working on a new gaming machine that will dominate ALL!
Barrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 08:05 PM   #6
entity512
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

Your right, after a post by Lord Kalthorn i relized i was off my nut with my 36k rpm! Yeh i think they'll just be ATA or SATA or wahtever lol.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 11:00 AM   #7
Guru
 
Lord Kalthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Britain
Posts: 13,293
Send a message via MSN to Lord Kalthorn
Default

You can get 10,000 RPM Hard Drives in SATA or ATA; and they're worth it if you're downloading all the time and playing games and listenning to music - you'll notice the extra speed.

But, in most cases, the extra money is not worth it.

As for why they have funny capacities like 36GB and 74GB; I suppose its just what they decided at Raptor. Just up to them what capacities they make them in.
__________________
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.
Lord Kalthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 11:37 AM   #8
Site Team
 
David Lindon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 15,233
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

Not sure about the sizes. They are fast though! You will notice the difference in a server.
__________________
[url=http://www.LNXPS.NET]LNXPS.NET - The XPS Library]
David Lindon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 11:52 AM   #9
entity512
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

Cool, Im proberly gunna ditch my maxtor and get two sata 10,000rpm drives on raid 0 or summin.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 03:20 PM   #10
Baseband Member
 
Cartman00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Default Re: 10,000 RPM hard drives

hmm would it be possible to have a SATA 7,200 HD and a 10K HD with RAID?
__________________

__________________
http://img24.photobucket.com/albums/v73/J_DiRT/Cartman00_Sig_by__J_DiRT.jpg I Love Computers, But I Love Paintball More :(

Awaiting Case...
===========
2.8 P4 HT
Asus P4P800 SE
Radeon 9800 Pro 256
80 Gig Samsung 8MB Buffer HDD
512 PC3200 Kingston 2x 256
Cartman00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0