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    proper storage

    £500
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=78423

    and only 73gig

    SCSI LOVELYNESS

    And no I'm not gonna buy one...just dreaming really.

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    thats expensive for a 73 Gb drive - I think we might be picking up 4.3Tb of SCsi storage at work its not costing that rate though.

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    oh I agree its lots of dough...but it IS gorgeous to think of the load times

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    That's a bit cheeky, since some full-size 15K drives only have 2.5 inch platters...
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=43454&page=3
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    They're cool, but there's not a great deal of point unless you're properly short of space for some reason. For everyone else normal 3.5" SCSI would do the business much better.

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    £377 in USA, ask someone to ship you one, small hdds should be able to pass through custom unnoticed
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    So what exactly is the point of this drive?
    I thought it was for laptops (how cool would that be, eh?), but do any have SCSI SCA connectors?
    Seagate describe it as enterprise class storage for servers, workstations etc. which don't need 2.5" drives (except some blades?)
    So is this just a way of the future, proof of concept item?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajagra
    So what exactly is the point of this drive?
    I thought it was for laptops (how cool would that be, eh?), but do any have SCSI SCA connectors?
    Seagate describe it as enterprise class storage for servers, workstations etc. which don't need 2.5" drives (except some blades?)
    So is this just a way of the future, proof of concept item?
    Some say 2.5" is the way forward.
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    You could fit 10 of these drives into a 1U rack, rather than 4 for 3.5" drives.

    Speed: 10x45MB/s = 450MB/s, 4x65MB/s = 260MB/s
    Access time: 2.5" drive slightly slower but can process 10 I/Os at the same time instead of 4
    Power consumption = 2.5" are lower, but about the same for 10 instead of 4 3.5"
    For RAID5/6, 10 Drives mean only 10/20% of space is lost, for 4 Drives you lose 25%.
    Shock protection: 2.5" are more shock-proof than 3.5"
    Density: More I/Os per cm^3 of rack space for 2.5"
    Cost: Space worth a lot and offset the high cost

    You may not need a 2.5" SCSI in your home computer but it can be regarded as a breakthrough in high density server market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    You could fit 10 of these drives into a 1U rack, rather than 4 for 3.5" drives.

    Speed: 10x45MB/s = 450MB/s, 4x65MB/s = 260MB/s
    Access time: 2.5" drive slightly slower but can process 10 I/Os at the same time instead of 4
    Power consumption = 2.5" are lower, but about the same for 10 instead of 4 3.5"
    For RAID5/6, 10 Drives mean only 10/20% of space is lost, for 4 Drives you lose 25%.
    Shock protection: 2.5" are more shock-proof than 3.5"
    Density: More I/Os per cm^3 of rack space for 2.5"
    Cost: Space worth a lot and offset the high cost

    You may not need a 2.5" SCSI in your home computer but it can be regarded as a breakthrough in high density server market.
    really good points there - is 73 Gb the largest these units go to ?
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    ...and that's why some say 2.5" is the way forward.
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