Re: [PanoToolsNG] 2.5 or 3.5 hard disk?
- I would look for 2.5" Enterprise drives, better made and I saw some
had issolation so they would not have vibration interaction problems.
On Feb 1, 2011, at 9:45 AM, Mark D. Fink wrote:
> I'd say capacity was one factor. The biggest notebook drives I see
> at NewEgg
> are 1TB. Four of these in a RAID5 environment would effectively give
> you 3TB
> of storage, if I'm counting correctly on my fingers.
> Speed is another factor. The ones I saw were all 5200RPM vs. 7200RPM
> similarly priced 3.5" drives. However, four 5200 drives in RAID5
> would be
> faster than one 3TB 7200 drive, although more expensive overall.
> It's an interesting idea, especially since you have the space
> already. Maybe
> this would be a perfect scratch drive for Photoshop and stitching?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> ] On
> > Behalf Of Jeffrey Martin | 360Cities.net
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 9:17 AM
> > To: panotoolsng
> > Subject: [PanoToolsNG] 2.5 or 3.5 hard disk?
> > I've finally built my new pc. oh yeah :)
> > there is a spare 5.25" bay (i'll resign myself to the fact that a
> > drive
> > will still be necessary for a couple more years - if nothing else
> than to
> > copy DVD's we get as gifts)
> > now, is there any reason not to stick 4 notebook hard disks into
> one of
> > these and put it in the spare 5.25 bay?
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816119012
> > is there any huge advantage of 3.5" hard disks over 2.5" hard
> disks? in my
> > case, 4x 3.5" disks simply won't fit in my box.
> > thanks,
> > Jeffrey
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > ------------------------------------
> > --
Robert C. Fisher
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- you should be fine to do that, using a 4x craddle for 4x 2.5" drives. are you
able to connect up an additional 4 drives, or will you need another
Enterprise grade drives are always the prefered choice if it is HDD's
I guess the question should be what will you be using those drives for? just
store more data? or to RAID up 2 or 4 drives to improve the speed of your OS
drive or Scratch/temp disk ??? any thoughts?
PS : I find that my SSD's do not get very hot, so if there is no fan they
should probably be ok, but cooling them would still be desirable.
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