Ivan K wrote:
I saw a 1TB drive for sale at NewEgg for $59. Does it matter if you
don't need a full TB???
Don't know about noise. There are "green" drive models that have a
"reduced noise" setting, but I think it usually entails reducing the
drive speed, I think.
I don't think drive size has any impact on speed. Newer drives tend to
be faster than the previous models, I think. Also, the larger drives may
come with larger on-board caches.
Largest drive I have here is 1TB (split into 2 500GB paritions), the
only time I notice the size is when the system decides its time to fsck
the drive. ;-)
Brands? I like Hitachi and Western Digital. Toshiba for notebook drives.
I've also had good results from IBM and Seagate. I've only had 2 drives
fail on me. Both very old Seagates. The oldest failed after being used
for about 10 years. The newer one died during its first year, was
replaced under warranty, then died again about 18 months later.
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