1.8" Hard Drives: Small is Beautiful

Application Performance

Here you can see what we have mentioned earlier: any 1.8" drive is clearly inferior to any 2.5" model as soon as the system requires large amounts of data. This PCMark05 benchmark shows the average data transfer rate in MB/s when simulating the launch of Windows XP.

The same point is valid for data writes: the more that needs to be written, the more 1.8" hard drives fall behind.

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  • Anonymous
    Where can i find an enclosure that can read from this HD?
  • Anonymous
    On ebay, for around $10
  • Anonymous
    great article, this HDD type is new to me.. :)
  • Anonymous
    Where did you hear "big is beautiful"? This author probably has a fat ass girlfriend!