Smallest SATA2 HDD

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Hi, anybody know what the smallest SATA2 drive available is (with 16MB

For one of the Linux servers I am building I am having a WD 500gb
drive for the web files and want to have the OS installed on a
separate drive, its a bare bones debian install so space required is
minimal but speed is important.10K raptor drives are probably a bit
overkill given the cost.

Were 20 or 40gb SATA2's made?


Re: Smallest SATA2 HDD

flamer wrote:

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They were and might still be today. But size of capacity is not an
issue; physical size is. And like IDE hard drives, all of the SATA
3.5-inch SATA hard drives fit into the same form factor (i.e., the
outside dimensions and physical mounting points).

Re: Smallest SATA2 HDD

On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:40:42 -0000, "flamer

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Because speed is important you don't want such a small
drive, speed depends on the drive performance including
platter density.  Since modern drives are up to about
250GB/platter (IIRC), your best bet would be a perpendicular
recording model in the 200-250GB size range in a current
generation product.

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