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MacBytes
Nov 18, 2004, 11:07 AM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Seagate to Ship World\'s Largest 400G SATA HDD (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041118120756)
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edesignuk
Nov 18, 2004, 11:12 AM
Hitachi have done a 400GB ATA & SATA drive for quite a while...

edit: oh, this articles title doesn't make much sense btw.

Nermal
Nov 18, 2004, 12:18 PM
edit: oh, this articles title doesn't make much sense btw.

That's exactly what I was thinking - unless it's a 5.25" drive or something :eek:

mainstreetmark
Nov 18, 2004, 02:16 PM
The new iPod.

100,000 songs, and a few pictures too. But, no movies, cuz Steve said so.

Santaduck
Nov 18, 2004, 05:04 PM
the claim is that it's the largest for a single-platter, 133G each,
http://www.vnunet.com/news/1159518
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/18/seagate_400gb/


Therefore the 7200rpm performance, due to the data density, supposedly approaches that of a 10000rpm drive.

If the drive is quiet, I'm considering it for my iMac G5 some day...

sjk
Nov 19, 2004, 04:18 PM
If the drive is quiet, I'm considering it for my iMac G5 some day...Same here. Mine's got a 250GB Maxtor in it now, which doesn't perform as well as the 160GB Seagate in my eMac. Faster optical drive in the eMac, too.

Santaduck
Nov 19, 2004, 07:41 PM
yeah i can't decide what percentage of my imac g5's noise level is due to the 250G drive, or the other fans.

a fluid-bearing drive would be nice, and i've had other maxtor drives that are extremely loud... Maybe next year i'll be thinking of it, and by then seagate may have a quiet version of the drive-- they already did mention different cache config models, so it's not unreasonable to hope =)

still a noisy 250G makes me happier than if i'd gotten a g4 PB and it's small drive options.


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