Originally Posted by LembasBread
The superparamagnetic effect!
Seriously though, basically, since you cannot stack bits on top of each other (or at least, I don't think so) in close proximity, stacking the vertically wastes less space. My friend was joking with me once that his horizontal bits were just as effective. After I went through my unstoppable speech of hos wrongness, he said "what if I position my hard drive vertically? Then my bits are horizontal, but are still using perp. technology!" I admit, that one had me stumped. I wonder if it holds any truth...
I need to stop thinking about that video or else I will have nightmares about it. I mean, in my previous nightmares the bits couldn't catch me because they had to crawl since they were horizontal. They are perpendicular now, so they can run. I have an idea, I can turn my dream sideways. This way, they will be crawling again. Wait, oh crap, I'm having one of those falling dreams again...
i know a good therapist for u
as for the raptor vs seagate id think about the 5ns seek time on raptor especially when ur doing raid 4