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Nicknamed SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ, the new drive spins its platters at 7200rpm, it features the SATA 3.0Gbps interface and returns an average read seek time of 8.9ms.
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Although there hasn't been any big announcement, the new drive will be something special, not only because of its capacity, but due to the 3 (three) 334 GB platters which enable that certain storage space.
http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.p...=15129&catid=2

334 GB platters
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Nice

The second one on the market

EDIT: The Hitachi has 5 platters though
    
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Does Toshiba have one? Or Hitachi? I think I remember reading the Hitachi has 5 platters.
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Hitachi...my bad

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More Platters is always better?
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More platter more phatter
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Explination of 'platters' for the nublets including myself plz?
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simply the number of disks in an actual hard drive

This is an antique SCSI drive it seems... seven platters
    
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Platters are the discs in the HDD that the info is stored on.
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post #10 of 38
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Explination of 'platters' for the nublets including myself plz?
I just learned what they were a few days ago, so i'll try to explain.

They're basically the individual "disks" that are slapped together to make the entire hard drive.

I think more would mean faster speeds, but the fact that samsung made 334GB platters means if they use a 5-platter set up with them they can make 5x334GB = 1.666TB hard drive.
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