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1.8" Hard Drives: Small is Beautiful

System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurements c’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,
Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver

Benchmark Results

Data Transfer Diagrams

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    Anonymous , May 15, 2008 9:34 PM
    Where can i find an enclosure that can read from this HD?
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    Anonymous , September 15, 2008 11:25 PM
    On ebay, for around $10
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    Anonymous , June 6, 2011 11:31 PM
    great article, this HDD type is new to me.. :) 
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    Anonymous , October 11, 2011 5:22 PM
    Where did you hear "big is beautiful"? This author probably has a fat ass girlfriend!