> Those last days Seagate and Western Digital announce a very big disk
> Well, this is a big enhancement and big technology jump. But What
> about the performance issue. Is there any reason to upgrade to 180GB
> Another thing, what about a system hard drive in a Sun boxes (boot
> disk). Imagine a 180GB disk for /, swap and /var and even /apps
> (mirrored with a 180GB disk).
> With 2/4/9GB disk I have a nice performance with the A5200 but I'm
> very skeptical with such huge disk...
The 180GB Barracuda disk that Seagate announced months ago rotates at
7200RPM, and comes in a 1.6inch form factor. It acieves higher storage
capacity by using larger than usual number of platers which likely
generates more noise and heat. I don't think it is good (or was
intended) for high performance applications. However, it might be just
good enough for people who just need lots of cheap disk space. I
woudn't consider using this disk without having another that mirrors
it. Compare the price of two such disks to a D1000 disk array loaded
with 10x36GB 10K RPM disks. Using RAID 1+0 D1000 will achive the storage
capacity close to 180GB and better performance but at a much higher cost ..
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