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NT 4.0 guru where are you? 10K vs 15K HDD info pls

I've got my eye on the Cheetah 36GB, curious as to an opinion on the subject of 10K vs. 15K, pros/cons.

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In reply to: NT 4.0 guru where are you? 10K vs 15K HDD info pls

That's opinion which I leave to others.

Just one FYI. NT 4 boot partitions are limited to 4 or 8GB depending on "factors". I suggest that if this is a boot drive, you reveiw those limitations.

In closing, such a drive may or may not be any faster than a sub 99 buck IDE drive if you just need storage. Some SCSI fanatics will write otherwise, but when I needed space on such an old machine, I just added a nice 7200 RPM IDE and moved on. The other guy was still sorting their system out...

Good luck,


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i would say go 10k

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10000rpm drives are fast enough, especially raptors. 15k drives put out a alot of heat, more than 10k and that means A LOT.

i looked at 15k at newegg before i bought my raptor, but it seems like not too many people buy the 15k, e.g. reviews are scarce to none.


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This drive will be the boot drive...

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...my goal is not just added storage, it's about replacing the drive prior to failure, part of my routine seven-year-maintenance-plan;-o). There will be several users accessing files simultaneously, doesn't SCSI handle the traffic better?

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That's what SCSI pundits write.

In reply to: This drive will be the boot drive...

But since you are on an older 2940 controller, it's way back in time and today's IDE speeds could race past your old SCSI speeds.

Since you are replacing the boot drive, just be ready to remember all those nutty boot partition limits.


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