10000 rpm 1tb internal harddrives?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by peakchua, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. peakchua macrumors regular

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    i know these types of hdds are only availible at 320gb~640 gb. but has sata technology improved to make it have faster speeds at increased storage space? or.. is the time of SATA ending
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I doubt it's because of SATA, they just haven't been able to produce a drive that can run at 10 000rpm and have capacity of 1TB. VelociRaptors are dead anyway, SSDs win them in speed and 7200rpm win in capacity.
     
  3. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Right

    Your dilemma is speed versus quantity.

    SSD = sheer speed since it's not a mechanical device.

    SATA drives = wins on available quantity but being mechanical are susceptible to the pitfalls of mechanical devices.
     

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