|Apr 7, 2009, 02:48 PM||#1|
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hard drive question
i need someone with more knowledge than me to help me out...
i have 2 1tb drives
which is the better drive?
|Apr 7, 2009, 03:00 PM||#4|
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I don't think you are going to notice a difference between the two in real world use.
However, according to Seagate, the ST31000333AS has a sustaned read speed of 115MB/s while the ST31000340AS is only 105MB/s. On the other hand the ST31000340AS has a Write seek time of <9.5ms and the ST31000333AS is <10.0ms. All other specs seem to be the same. I think I would go with the ST31000333AS if I had to pick.
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|Apr 7, 2009, 03:23 PM||#5|
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The crucial difference lies in the platter density.
ST31000340AS - 4 disks, 8 heads, 250GB per platter
ST31000333AS - 3 disks, 6 heads, 333GB per platter
When everything else is the same, always go for the drive with the greatest platter density in cases like this.
Keep the ST31000333AS...
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|Apr 7, 2009, 03:35 PM||#6|
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