Single OR Dual platter HDD Tags: Hard Drives Samsung Storage Last response: October 6, 2008 11:56 AM in Storage Share GiDDY_SOUL September 24, 2008 9:40:31 PM I am going to get a new HDD. And I have 2 options: 1. Samsung 320GB single platter HDD 2. Samsung 320GB dual platter HDD Which one is faster and which 1 should i get? & Do give a gud reason! Thanks In advance More about : single dual platter hdd ilovebarny September 24, 2008 10:02:53 PM which one has faster seek times? if you are looking on newegg they usually post what the seek times are. obviously the shorter the better. ps. and why do you only have those two options? they are the only ones in your budget? Conumdrum September 24, 2008 10:07:48 PM Don't worry whats inside. Look at seek times and throuput, cache etc. Related resources What 500GB/1TB drives are single platter ? - Forum Expectations for single-platter hard drives > 500 GB? - Forum WD single platter 500 GB? - Forum Single platter is faster = BS! - Forum What is the best : single platter OR 2 platters ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GiDDY_SOUL September 24, 2008 10:13:48 PM There r only 2 brands widely available here samsung and hitachi.. and I cant afford more. The single platter disk will have lower seek times I guess, but the dual platter one will have transfer rate. Overall which is better? ilovebarny September 24, 2008 11:19:18 PM well im guessing but if you are doing raid i would think the transfer rate would be more important. if you are only doing one harddrive i would say the lower seek times would be better. cjl a b G Storage September 25, 2008 4:15:24 AM For a given capacity, the fewer platters a drive has, the more densely the data is stored, and as a result, the sequential transfer rates will be significantly higher. Go for the single. GiDDY_SOUL September 25, 2008 5:11:37 AM Thanks bobbknight October 6, 2008 11:56:09 AM Ditto go for the single platter drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum16 MB more in cache v/s single platter . Help choose ForumWhats faster, 160 GB single platter or 320 multiple platter ? ForumHow long would a HDD platter last? Shelf life? ForumCouldn't we have RAID in a single HDD ?? ForumPlatter Size Reliability? ForumRead Speed Faster on Edge or Middle of Platter ForumSSD vs. Platter As Operating Drive? Forumnew 1TB 3 platter hd? ForumSamsung Spinpoint F; 334GB per platter Forum80Gbyte/ Platter Question ForumWD Raptor 10K RMP versus new 7K RPM Platter versus new SSD ForumPartitioning Single Drive ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumLooking for good HDD partition cloning utility Forum300GB VelociRaptor VS Dual 74GB Raptors in Raid 0-Please Help! More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !