7200 rpm 1T vs 5400 rpm 1T SSHD

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Tiscan, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. radji

    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    So you plan to run your programs on the hard drive and your OS on an SSD.

    First off, Qing Dao is correct. SATA level is not a factor in the performance of today's mechanical dives. You'd almost be better off getting a 512GB SSD for your OS, programs and games. Then go with a 500GB mechanical drive for storage. The two downsides are one cost, and two, if your notebook only has room for one drive, then you'd need to remove your optical drive and use an optical to hard drive caddy.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Fixed for great justice.
     
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    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    Oh, man! Not even I need that much storage space. The problem with larger drives (both SSD and hard drives), is they tend to wear out quicker than smaller ones. It's why I chose two 750GB hard drives in RAID 0 rather than getting a 2TB drive. Platter size/density on 2.5" drives are being stretched to their limits.
     
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    That's because you obviously don't store 4k video. I you did, you soon come to realized just how small 1TB has now become. On the other hand, for typical uses like storing photos (even raw files), 1TB is a ridiculously large amount of space.We're talking hundreds of thousands of photos.
     
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    They usually wear out long after being replaced with bigger ones! :D And you are definitely not the movie geek type.
     
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    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    True, true. I don't have any need to download a 4k video. But 1 TB is capable of holding an impressive amount of HD movies (so long as they're h.264 and not uncompressed).

    And therein lies the secret of the universe!

    (PS: I am somewhat a movie geek...I just don't keep them stored for very long)
     
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    1TB results in 931GB formatted capacity (NTFS with 512B sector size), that is ~640 movies, if we take an average size of 1.46GB per one. Not impressive at all if you store audio and shows on the same drive. If you download better quality videos and listen to flac instead of mp3, it's much-much worse.
     
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    That's the secret word and why I had to supplant my OD for a 1 TB HDD. Although I finding out even that isn't enough. It look like I'm still going to have to go external with another 2-4 TB to keep current with all the latest editing technology.

    One of the biggest drawbacks in using raw files that most people fail to take a hard look at early on -- although I know from the start what I was getting into. I just failed to realize it would all happen so fast.

    I just hope the next generation of notebooks takes all this into consideration -- especially the desktop replacements. If they're not ready for the 4k market, they will be no need to even consider an upgrade.

    Fortunately, HDD/SSD and disc capacity is expanded so as to allow for a capacity and a maximum of 4 TB (if I could afford it) in some notebooks, with the sacrifice of my internal OD, which I still use and need to keep close by.
     
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    600 movies stored on a single 1TB rated hard drive is not impressive??

    I have been updating to FLAC with many of my albums lately. So I know how quickly audio files can now take up space. And I would estimate a single mkv to be between 2-3GB.

    But still.

    I can't imagine 600 blu-rays. You own that many and you may as well open your own Blockbuster store. If your gonna rip and store all those, you might as well invest in a small NAS.
     
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