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- Comparing disk speeds on laptops
November 24, 2005, 1:49 am
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Im about to purchase a new laptop and have been narrowing my choices
down. One of my concerns is disk speed..I write database software and
mapping software and i am always juggling multi-gigabyte files on disk
drives. I'd like some assurance I'm getting a peppy machine.
With that said I'm always confused by PATA, Serial ATA, EIDE, etc.
I can see faster RPM means more throughput..but what is fastest at
getting data to the cpu? Advice is welcomed here.
As for my notebook I've been looking at the Fujitsu 6210 with
perhaps 2 60gig drives at 7200rpm. I've toyed with a cheaper
device too..the Toshiba M65-8091...I want Windows Pro and
good disk speed, 17 inch. But I'm willing to go for the dedicated
graphics in the 6210. Also downtime is a killer for me so I need
something that can be fixed asap. Feel free to recommend an
alternative notebook if you've a better candidate.
Re: Comparing disk speeds on laptops
Much faster than the old EIDE connections. Also look at bus speeds.
is better. "
laptops come in sata? Your best bet is any 7200rpm HD. Mine operates
at a blazing 4200rpm and takes about 4mins to copy a gig down...