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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

How higher RPM hard drives rip you off

There are people who pretend to be smart by writing and writing and writing. And then there are people who are truly smart. George Ou is of the latter variety. And his latest commentary is absolutely worth reading:
In the storage or any other technology industry, the golden rule of marketing is that larger numbers sell.

Conventional wisdom in the server and home enthusiast market says that more expensive high-RPM hard drives translate to better performance, but is this really true? I'm going to debunk this myth once and for all and prove to you that not only are you paying more money but you're getting less storage and less performance.

PC enthusiasts are paying twice the money for a slower hard drive with a quarter of the storage capacity.
A must-read.
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