[mythtv-users] low-temperature hard drives

Preston Crow pc-mythtv04 at crowcastle.net
Wed Dec 22 15:46:01 UTC 2004


Article:  "WD ups Caviar HDD capacity, lowers thermals"

It's light on technical details, but the claim is that the new Caviar
drives use less power and produce less heat than traditional 5400rpm
drives, even though these are 7200rpm drives.  They are available in 2MB
and 8MB cache versions with capacities of up to 320GB.  (EIDE and SATA
versions, of course)

Besides the drives themselves, the big news is that drive manufacturers
are taking heat issues seriously.  This makes sense even without the
embedded market, as I would bet that a high percentage of their warranty
replacements are from overheated drives.


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