View Full Version : 15,000 rpm Drives
03-27-2002, 02:39 PM
I saw that deal posted today about the 15,000 rpm Seagate Hard drive and I was wondering where a high speed drive would have an advantage over a slower e.g. 7200 rpm drive?
03-27-2002, 02:48 PM
well first off they are SCSI....
and the 15k RPM, well I don't know how much faster you can get the data from that, I have never played with one
You'll definitely be able to feel the difference. Seek time is basically "king". In most applications, you're not limited by throughput, though the 15k rpm drives rule there too. The faster the seek time, the more responsive your applications. 7200rpm drives have a seek time of 8.5 to 9.5ms. These have a 3.6ms seek time. I have 3 15k rpm drives, leon has 2, Darth may have a few as well.
There's really no comparison.
03-27-2002, 03:35 PM
So would you notice any difference while using a program like Photoshop or AutoCad? Or are those programs more CPU speed related?
03-27-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by johnnymk
Photoshop or AutoCad? well the larger the file, the more hard disk is accessed, so you should see a major dif when editing the file or saving it
Originally posted by chosenfool
/me wonders now if i should stop playing with IDE drives and go SCSI... :dodgy:
Join the dark side. :deal:
03-31-2002, 10:40 PM
How much more would a SCSI setup cost nowadays compared to the IDE?
The extra cost would be that the hard drives are way more plus you will need get a SCSI controller card.
The 36GB SCSI 15K RPM drive is like $350+ and a Ultra160 SCSI controller is like $180.
So the cost is pretty considerable.
04-02-2002, 05:23 AM
There is also one annoyance that is much more prevalent with 15k and 10k drives and that is the noise level. 15k drives are LOUD. If that's not a problem for you then knock yourself out...
04-02-2002, 02:39 PM
Here is a show of difference in price between a fast IDE and 15000 RPM scsi 160:
Seagate ST380021A - 80.0GB, 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda ATA IV (OEM) Bare Drive, NEW 2MB Buffer - $ 121
Seagate 18.4GB ULTRA160 LVD 80PIN SCA 15000rpm 3.9ms 160MB/Sec Data Transfer, Wide Ultra2 SCSI (LVD) - $ 182
So, only about $60 difference in price, but a considerable difference in storage space. Also, like Leon mentioned, you would need to get a SCSI controller so it would be more.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.