Author Topic: I want moving parts in a cryptocurrency, not in my computer  (Read 149 times)

unix

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The  <insert your colorful phrase here> Hard drive is slow as a tired old slug. And it's 5400 rpms, which I assume stands for revolutions per minute, as in it's moving.
I am used to the 15.5K RPMs ones, and even they seem slow compared to the slowest SSD.

But, 1TB of disk space only runs $30 in the HDD configuration. Not much of a consolation. Thankfully it appears that Solid state stuff has really come down in price, as in you can get a 1TB from a reputable maker for $200 or so.
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Re: I want moving parts in a cryptocurrency, not in my computer
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 03:24:17 AM »
Where did you get a 15K RPM disk drive??   Those are only available to enterprise customers and they are far from cheap.  The normal consumer disk drives are either 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM.   Western Digital does have a 10K RPM disk drive but again that is not cheap.

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Re: I want moving parts in a cryptocurrency, not in my computer
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 04:15:54 AM »
I have had an enterprise level workstation for years, with 15500 rpm HDD. Noisy fans, noisy HDD.
Kind of fast. Was so in 08 and stil is.

Working with a consumer grade, slower  HDD is a punishment.
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