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Old 02-07-03, 04:20 PM
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Western Digital is coming out with a 10K RPM Serial ATA drive

For those of you with SATA channels on your motherboards. Even better if it is RAID-enabled like the Asus A7V8X and A7N8X boards. Can you imagine how fast this would be in a RAID 0 configuration?

Western Digital to Launch 10 000rpm Desktop HDD on the 11th of February!

Western Digital company was the first to unveil a 7200rpm desktop HDD. WD was the first to offer 8MB buffer on desktop intended hard disk drives. Apparently, WD will be the first company to produce the first ever 10 000rpm HDD for desktop computers on the 11th of February this year. With the announcement next Tuesday WD will strengthen its market positions by continuing to bring technologies previously found in servers destined products to consumers data storage market.

The new line of WDs HDDs will offer 8MB buffer, Serial ATA-150 interface and the glamour 10 000rpm fluid dynamic bearing motors! According to this Japanese web-site, WD plans to offer 5 year limited warranty on the HDD with MTBF of 1.2 million hours. I wonder how much one such baby is going to cost

The new HDDs are going to offer significant performance improvements over the present generations of hard disk drives and WD itself is going to earn plenty selling such hi-tech devices to hardware enthusiasts.
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wow, I'm behind. I hadn't even heard of ATA-150 let alone serial ATA
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Wow. This drive is gonna kick some serious ass against the SCSI 10k rpm hard drives.
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Cool. In my limited searching after buying that A7N8X deluxe, I saw only two SerialATA drives by one company (Segate, was it?). I decided that there was plenty of time to wait for other models to come out (and ended up getting a 100 GB Western Digital for $103 with free shipping).
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Is the the connection about 1/2 inch long? I think I saw that on TechTV. Am I correct?
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Originally posted by TheKobra
Is the the connection about 1/2 inch long? I think I saw that on TechTV. Am I correct?
yeah, the connections are much smaller than IDE, along with the cables. Other than the obvious speed benefits, they are supposed to help with airflow through the case since they are smaller.
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Im a little behind... an ata serial? Is that like a IDE or something? because if it's oing 10,000 its gonna hall ass
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Yes, they will take the place of the parallel ata interface, which uses the IDE cables. I think they won't make a remarkable difference instantly, but they will over time. I think most hard drives barely push ATA66, so the cable interface isn't the speed bottleneck. Even so, we'll have IDE cables for awhile longer until optical drives start coming with SATA.
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Of course, SCSI has had 10,000rpm drives for several years, and now 15,000rpm drives.

Personally, I'd like to have a "fiber channel" drive...
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What's the point of having a fibre channel drive or even Ultra320 for your desktop if you will never put enough drives in to have a bandwidth issue?
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
Of course, SCSI has had 10,000rpm drives for several years, and now 15,000rpm drives.

Personally, I'd like to have a "fiber channel" drive...
Yes. And how much does a 10K 120GB drive cost?
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Here is a good article on serial ATA:
http://www6.tomshardware.com/storage...812/index.html

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