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News Distributor announces 2.5" 15K hard drive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 May 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Redkachina

    Redkachina Califragilistsic Expialidocious

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    Apart from the battery life..I rather keep the 15K spinning drives in my desktop rather than inside the laptop..
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    I can imagine someone accidentally putting pressure on the top and the disc shattering at those speeds
     
  4. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    also a potential competitor to the velociraptor?
     
  5. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Most likely from the company that makes the VelociRaptor.
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..What the ****
     
  7. livenoise

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    Wouldn't it be as noisy as hell spinning at 15k?
     
  8. Picarro

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    As soon as you could hear that spinning up, you could see the battery meter of your laptop draining :D
     
  9. B3CK

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    Pricing would have to be well below SSD prices to warrant consideration in my notebook.
     
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    Would be madness to put this in a notebook, I am not well versed in storage in servers but would the performance gains really make a difference over arrays of hundreds of drives? Otherwise I am guessing the 2.5" form factor allows greater storage density as you can use more drives.
     
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    lol, indeed.

    Its more use for a desktop PC, or a "desktop replacement" rather than a laptop. Think about the heat generated in a laptop too, mine gets hot enough and thats on a 5400rpm drive :/
     
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  12. general22

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    Sooo can I buy your laptop
     
  13. Iorek

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    heat :p
     
  14. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Greater storage density, lower power draw (assuming same number of drives) and probably lesser heat vs a 3.5" HDD.

    This probably uses 3 300GB platters.
     
  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    If it's using 3 x 300GB platters, it's going to be 12-15mm thick, rather than the standard 9. Couple that with the rather INSANE heat, and the incredible fragility of laptop drives, and this might be a drive best suited for enterprise usage. Where's it's not going to move. And be in datacenters.
     
  16. rollo

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    SSD please

    be cheaper id think too
     
  17. Fordy

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    Aww, I'm still saving for an SSD :p

    Ie. Western Digital.
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Well that goes to be one hot mother....
     
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    kHAn_au New Member

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    Thank god and about time, I need these in the enterprise sector!
    900GB and being able to fit 4 of these in the space of every 3.5 inch drive finally breaks the capacity density stand-off between the form factors.
    The biggest 15k drive i can get currently is only 600GB in 3.5 factor too!
    Odd there has been no whispers around the channel or enterprise news about this until now...
     
  20. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    It's not that I don't know - heck, I run 2 WD drives in my PC. It's just a reply to the post above mine. (Which is quoted below.)

     
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