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Poster: ngngokkiu Date: Jul 31, 2005 5:20am
Forum: petabox Subject: Hitachi 500GB drives

I read somewhere that this setup uses 4 250GB drives per motherboard. I'm wondering, since Hitachi now has 500GB drives, it may be able to strink the size to 1/2...

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Poster: Nethacker Date: Jun 3, 2006 11:02am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Hitachi 500GB drives

you also have to think of cost-performance ratio... you even could put 750 GB drives into the boxes. 500 GB drives today cost about 33 percent more per gigabyte than drives with a capacity of 250 GB. What I would suggest is putting only drives into the boxes that have the best cost-performance ratio at the time the boxes are ordered. Today these are the 300 GB / 320 GB drives. Additionally, newer boxes should be fitted with more modern interfaces (like S-ATA or SATA II, but the second shouldn't be seen as an option for now, because it still is too expensive) (Sorry for my somewhat wooden English. I am not a native speaker)

This post was modified by Nethacker on 2006-06-03 18:02:56