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Got a couple of these, nice and compact, great addition to the DVD bay for those laptops which have the bay adapters.
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Curious, do 7200rpm laptop hdds match the speeds of their 7200 3.5 inch counterparts?
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Curious, do 7200rpm laptop hdds match the speeds of their 7200 3.5 inch counterparts?
I have a 7200 RPM Cav black in my laptop, and a 7200 RPM Cav black in my sig rig. The laptop lags behind by a few seconds on applications and gaming. But it is definitely faster than a 5400 RPM drive.
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Curious, do 7200rpm laptop hdds match the speeds of their 7200 3.5 inch counterparts?
Yes and no.

Let's say we make everything equal except the size - the same controller speed, the same controller optimizations, the same actuator movement speed, the same error rate, and so on.

The 2.5" drive will have a faster seek time because the average distance traveled by the head will be smaller than on the 3.5" drive. The 3.5" drive will have a higher max sequential read speed because the linear velocity of the outer parts of it's platters will be greater than on the 2.5".

The overall speed that results is slower on the 2.5" drive. It's like taking a 3.5" drive and cutting off the fast outer sectors, and only using the slower, inner part.
Edited by Manyak - 7/23/11 at 9:04pm
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Edit : looks like you are right, this is a two platter drive..
the funny thing is that the same guy wrote the article for Samsung M8
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/20544

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The first 2.5" drives to pack a full terabyte did so with three platters and a 12.5-mm drive thickness that's incompatible with most notebook drive bays. This latest Scorpio Blue uses two 500GB platters and slips into a 9.5-mm casing, so it should work in just about any laptop.
and on topic, less platters mean less energy consumption, more durability, but also decreased speed, still good enough for a notebook as a 2nd drive
Edited by NirXY - 7/23/11 at 10:29pm
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