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Ok. Thanks guys!
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I don't see why they aren't just tossing 4 of these platters in and be the only ones to sell a 1.3TB drive....
    
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
I don't see why they aren't just tossing 4 of these platters in and be the only ones to sell a 1.3TB drive....
pshhhhh 1 TB sounds so much cooler than 1.3 TB
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
When did drives begin getting multiple platters?

Seems very risky to me.
Multi-platter drives are everywhere, probably even in your PC if you have a HDD of decent size.
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When did drives begin getting multiple platters?

Seems very risky to me.
About fourty years ago.

The majority of drives have multiple platters; two to five are quite common, probably more common than single platter drives.

You cannot get the highest capacities with a single platter. These 334GB platter drives use the largest platers currently in commercial use. Previous 1TB drives used 4 or 5 platters.

I'd put money on your drive having two or four platters.
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OMG that's amazing, but why why why would they continue to call it a green drive. I hate all this green garbage.

It should be a WD10000AAKS!
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
When did drives begin getting multiple platters?

Seems very risky to me.
1956

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
I don't see why they aren't just tossing 4 of these platters in and be the only ones to sell a 1.3TB drive....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

just use two of those...
it's what I'm doing

Edited by xlink - 5/23/08 at 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
When did drives begin getting multiple platters?

Seems very risky to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_platter

Your hard drive I think is dual 160gb platters, could be wrong. I think Samsung and WD are the only ones with the 320gb platters
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I think Samsung and WD are the only ones with the 320gb platters
seagate uses them in some of their 7200.11 series

320GB and 640GB models only I think, maybe the 1TB model too I'm not sure on that last part though.
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