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7200 RPM-drives are the same price as 5400 RPM-drives nowadays. In fact, it's hard to get a hold of 5400 RPM-drives. They are irrelevant in desktop PCs, and soon also in notebook PCs.

Huh? Both the WD red and Green are both 5,400 rpm. They are the best choice for servers and raid arrays, especially those concerned with power consumption. 5,400 rpm drives aren't going away anytime soon.


Red is not 5400 rpm only, it idles at 5400 but go up to 7200 when workload demand it.

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Server 2.5" drives are 10-15K but also are thicker. They won't fit into laptops.... even if they did, they use SAS instead of SATA.

It has been about 7 years or so, but I seem to remember when I was working in the industry that some companies - Toshiba, Seagate, maybe others - were selling 7200rpm 2.5"s for blade servers, and I'm pretty sure they weren't asking 10K.
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It has been about 7 years or so, but I seem to remember when I was working in the industry that some companies - Toshiba, Seagate, maybe others - were selling 7200rpm 2.5"s for blade servers, and I'm pretty sure they weren't asking 10K.

That's "10K"rpm, not $10k.
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every seagate drive i have ever used has failed. Ill stick with wd never had none of there drives fail.

Same here, except for 2 7200.10s(or were they .9s?) I got when they were FIRST popular. Those 2 drives are still going strong 4-5 years later now, and have been used in several machines.

Both at home, and at work, seagates have probably had the highest failure rate overall. Not once have I had a personally owned WD drive go bad. Killed a couple, but never go bad on it's own.

Lately at my work I've been seeing more Hitachi and Toshiba brand drives failing with some WD laptop HDDs thrown in too. TBH, I've noticed just about every manufacturer will have a drive fail in a laptop inside 1.5 years-2 years. I can't advocate to my customers enough how important it is to keep a backup since we see so many laptops with failed HDDs, even w/in the 1st year. Sure thier warranty will replace it and reinstall Windows. But what happens to their data? Gone, or having to pay huge amounts of money.

Moral of the story: While I trust WD drives more than any other brand personally, they still fail. Keep a friggin backup.
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As long as they keep making Momentus XT's, I'll be happy. I'm typing this on a laptop with one installed, actually. It started life with a mobile Celeron and a dreadful 5400 RPM HDD. I swapped in a C2D and a Momentus XT and gave it years of new life.
     
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i primarily use 2.5" drives for desktops as well. 3.5" are only good for raid arrays storing media

i dont trust SSD as primary storage, highly unreliable pieces of junk besides the prices for a 480GB+ SSD is not exactly considered affordable and 240GB is tiny. with laptops as my primary computer i store all my games on it so i can play which ever i want when ever i want rather then waiting days to redownload them off a 56kbps connection
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So their high-end units will be a 16-32GB NAND + 5400RPM platter(s)?

I don't think the article really makes that 100% clear. The fact that most of their hybrid products run at 7200rpm already points to a future of no strictly mechanical 7200rpm 2.5" drives, but hybrid drives that are running at 7200rpm.
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i primarily use 2.5" drives for desktops as well. 3.5" are only good for raid arrays storing media

i dont trust SSD as primary storage, highly unreliable pieces of junk besides the prices for a 480GB+ SSD is not exactly considered affordable and 240GB is tiny. with laptops as my primary computer i store all my games on it so i can play which ever i want when ever i want rather then waiting days to redownload them off a 56kbps connection

I think there are a lot of assumptions being made here. First of all the reliability is highly down the model and make. Some of the Intel and Samsung drives have lower return rates than many mechanical drives.

Your second argument makes sense for nearly all home user's storage needs. There are many enterprise applications where the price premium is worth it.
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I really wouldn't understand the point of hybrid 5400rpm drives.

It would be like starting a race in a Ferrari and switching to Prius after the first lap, for no reason at all.
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I really wouldn't understand the point of hybrid 5400rpm drives.

It would be like starting a race in a Ferrari and switching to Prius after the first lap, for no reason at all cause you could only afford to rent the Ferrari for a single lap.

fixed. Still better than no Ferrari at all... sorta... kinda.
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fixed. Still better than no Ferrari at all... sorta... kinda.

The price difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM drives is not that big.
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