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  • Re: Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD

    I did a tiny bit of math, and it looks like the tangential velocity (rim speed) of the 7200 RPM 3.5" drive (79170 in/sec) would actually be slightly faster than the 2.5" drive (78540 in/sec), so I would expect that a 300GB short stroked 1TB drive might be slightly faster than the 2.5" drive in data transfer (assuming the same bit density
    Posted to Consumer - HD/CD/DVD/Flash (Forum) by JSP on Tue, Apr 22 2008
  • Re: Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD

    Good review. One additional comparison I would find interesting for these high-end hard drive reviews would be 'short stroking' a larger hard drive down to the size of the new drive being tested (300GB in this case), such as the 1TB WD included in the review. 'Short stroking' is when you only use the first part of a drive, reducing seek
    Posted to Consumer - HD/CD/DVD/Flash (Forum) by JSP on Mon, Apr 21 2008
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