- Hitachi GST Ultrastar 10K300 SCSI drive
This is possibly a little too extreme and unnecessary for most of us. But hey! at the end of the day your hard drive is the biggest hindrance performance wise throughout your machine (bar optical drives) so perhaps some of you may just find Hitachi's Ultrastar 10K300 SCSI hard drive rather appealing. The Tech Report pit the 300gb 10k rpm beast up against a bunch of other high performance/enterprise class drives to see if shelling out the big bucks pays off.
As hard drive manufacturers push storage densities, offering greater capacities with each new generation of drives, there's more free space for more... stuff. On the desktop, Serial ATA hard drives are pushing the 400GB mark. In the enterprise world, where spindles spin at a minimum of 10,000 RPM, SCSI drives like Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Ultrastar 10K300 are trickling out in capacities up to 300GB. With seek times as low as 4.3ms and sustained transfer rates up to 89MB/sec, the 10K300 should be no slouch when it comes to performance, either. Read on to see how its performance compares with the SCSI and Serial ATA competition.
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