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Western Digital HD Dual Processor

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Last response: in Storage
November 10, 2010 11:05:41 PM


How big of an impact will the Western Digital HDD dual processor compared to a single processor HDD. 7200rpm, 1TB. Are there any benchmarks that compare this?

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a c 110 G Storage
November 11, 2010 4:20:56 PM

The single or dual processor matters much less than platter density. Newer hard drives use 500GB platters ( 1 x 500GB, 2 x 1TB ect. ). The best bang for your buck drive has been the Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a while now.

If you want a real speed boost from a mechanical drive then you have to increase spindle speed and go to a 10,000 RPM drive such as the Velociraptor.

The fastest drives are SSDs or solid state drives. These have no moving parts to limit their speed. They are still quite expensive compared to mechanical drives though.

I have always had fast hard drives but the only real difference I saw was the upgrade to my SSD.
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February 23, 2012 10:55:05 PM

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February 23, 2012 10:55:08 PM

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