December 10th, 2003, 03:43 AM
Fastest Hard Drive Possible
My Father is doing a project for school to make his Dream Computer and want's to know about a hard drive with the highest storage capacity and the fastest access speed, preferably 10K or higher rpm's. MONEY IS NO OBJECT.
December 10th, 2003, 04:59 AM
Spinning at a dizzying 15,000RPM, Seagate's Cheetah 15K.3 is the fastest drive the company offers. The Cheetah 15K.3 is also the company's most expensive drive, but Seagate is quick to point out that the drive offers significant value in high-load environments where a single Cheetah 15K.3 could replace multiple lesser drives.
With four platters, the 73.4GB Cheetah 15K.3 we're looking at today is Seagate's largest 15K RPM hard drive. The Cheetah 15K.3 is also offered in 18 and 36GB capacities with fewer platters, but none of the drives offers a particularly attractive cost-per-MB ratio for those looking primarily for massive storage capacities. All Cheetah 15K.3 drives, regardless of size, come with 8MB of cache.
The 73.4GB Cheetah 15K.3 has claimed read and write seek times of 3.6 and 4.0 milliseconds, which is a little slower than the 3.4 and 3.8 millisecond read and write seek times of Maxtor's 73.4GB Atlas 15K. However, the Cheetah 15K.3 does have the advantage when we look at theoretical maximum sustained transfer rates. Seagate claims transfer rates as high as 86MB/sec for the Cheetah 15K.3, but Maxtor's Atlas 15K tops out at only 75MB/sec.
It doesn't have that much space, so here is a good one qith 160 GB.
December 10th, 2003, 05:04 AM
you could get an scsi one with a couple of terrabites
December 10th, 2003, 03:27 PM
Graphictron: It has to be an internal drive.
December 10th, 2003, 05:30 PM
If money is no object, then get a RAID setup with 15K drives. I have a server hosting my website and the hard drives in it run at 10K in a RAID 5 setup. (4 drives with one setup at a parity drive) The data is striped over the 4 drives, and allows for Ultra fast Read/Write times.
You could get a card like this: http://www.promise.com/product/produ...=94&familyId=2 and hook up some SCSI drives to it.
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