Mechanical Drives, though not a fast as SSD's, still offer up some exceptional performance and prices too. This will be one of the good ones, I think. The only thing lacking is a large Cache Memory like the WD 1.5TB Black at NewEgg that has a 64MB Cache onboard.
For some of us that just can't afford, or refuse to pay really high prices for 'tiny' SSD drives, (tiny by today's standards anyway) the constant advances in mechanical drives mean a lot. They just keep on making them better all of the time. And while I fully understand that an SSD drive represents a huge performance increase for most high-end computers, I just can't detect any farts, burps, or other 'lack of performance displays' on any of my gaming machines. I don't feel that I'm running "crippled" when I use them and they run as smooth as Snake Snot.
This makes it easy to wait for the SSD Price Madness to dispel.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Interesting. I know a way they could make "faster" mechanical hard drives. First off make 10K RPM standard. That will increase speed (obviously...). Another thing is, they should really re-think the design of hard drives.
Wouldn't Hard drives be much faster if they look more like donuts? What I mean by this is, if the middle part of the platter was cut out, and the HD would only read the outside of the HD platter. For stability, the donut could have "spokes" to keep the rigidity, much like a tires rim.
This would reduce weight of the HD, and have a much more consistent speed. Of course you are sacrificing storage space, but with Perpindicular recording now mainstream in Hard Drives, I'm betting you can easily stuff 300-400 gigs into a mechanical hard drives. Has any manufacturer thought of this? I'm guessing not.
Well there goes my million dollar idea, after somebody, somewhere reading this, may make it so!
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