Faster hard drive without faster speed

  Graham ® 13:40 02 Aug 04

A little dated now, but I don't recall it getting a mention:

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  Chegs ® 04:12 03 Aug 04

I had 2xSATA failures inside a week,so this statement "Seagate expects drives with NCQ to last longer than drives without it, because their moving parts simply move less day to day." will be taken with pinch of salt.

"Or maybe the smart move would be to wait for a 10,000-rpm drive with NCQ. Now that would be cool." Obviously never ran one for any length of time,mine will happily sear the skin off any bit of my body they contact. :-)

  Mister Splendid©® 18:07 03 Aug 04

"Seagate expects drives with NCQ to last longer than drives without it"

Western Digital quote a mean time before failure for their Raptor 10,000rpm SATA drives of 1,200,000 hours. That is almost 137 years of continuous operation. Do we really need drives that will last longer than that?

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