|> >Can anyone suggest me what is a better buy, Quantum Fireball 1.08 or
|> >WD 1.2, in terms of performance?
|> >I'm also interested in opinions about linux performance of these drives.
|> >I have only 8M RAM and perform a lot of swapping, so what should be better,
|> >WD's access time of 10ms and RPM 4500, or Quantum's 12ms and 5400?
|> What would be better, truly, is more RAM. I upgraded from a 386-40 to a
|> 486-3x33, each with 8 megs of RAM, and didn't get much performance gain...
|> admittedly, the drives weren't EIDE.
|> However, the Quantum Fireball is the faster drive. The rotation speed is
|> better (which reduces access time: less rotational latency), the areal
|> density is better (better transfer rate head-to-media, less track-to-track
|> seeking on continuous reads), and the seek time on the Fireball is said to
|> be 10.5 ms by actual users, rather than the 12 ms which Quantum reports.
I'm interested in getting a gig too as I've recently installed Linux and
appalled at the amount of disk space it's eaten up for such a minimal
system... ^_^; What I'm interested to know also is what drive has a rep
of being nice and quiet....the Quantum I have now is absolutely disgusting
in the noise department....
Any info greatly appreciated...