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I personally think the price is decent... Top notch drive
Buy two Samsung F1 1TB's instead. Throw them on a ICH9R controller and stroke off 300GB (create a partition) from each for 10ms access times, and 3.5 times the storage for $250 less, or get a third, make each partition smaller still, for even faster access times, and a final speed significantly faster than the velociraptors...

Storage mah boy.

Unless you're literally running a data center in your room, it's silly to own 10k RPM drives at 5 times the cost (/gigabyte) as 7200RPM ones.
    
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Lol I would unmount it from the 3.5" enclosing and put in my lappy for maximum performance, power consumption, noise and vibration!
    
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Also, I'm just wondering why its a such a small form factor? Wouldn't making it bigger make it able to have more memory?

2.5" = smaller smaller platter = less search area = faster seek times.

Server HDs are getting smaller since this allows for better performance.
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+rep, Thank you.
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Lol I would unmount it from the 3.5" enclosing and put in my lappy for maximum performance, power consumption, noise and vibration!
So would i, but they are very tall and would not fit into a laptop without sacrificing the HD cover.
    
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hey, look its laptop HD
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Lol I would unmount it from the 3.5" enclosing and put in my lappy for maximum performance, power consumption, noise and vibration!
They are too tall to fit in a HDD.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136260



$300(299.99) + Free Shipping

Anyone know of any benchmarks on 2 of these in Raid0?


Also, I'm just wondering why its a such a small form factor? Wouldn't making it bigger make it able to have more memory?
The small form factor is one of its pluses. Lower power requirements and heat output equals a more reliable HDD.
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*sigh* time to get a job and start saving.
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hey, look its laptop HD
Laptops can only dream. It's a server HD with SATA.
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