which hardrive with a single plater has the most capacity have they reached 1tera byte per plater yet? i like single plater drives so which single plater drive has the most capacity?
Last edited by windhchaser; 01-24-14 at 07:07 PM.
Are you talking about 3.5" drives? You can buy a single 4TB drive and it probably has 3 platters, maybe 4, so I would say that they are at 1TB/platter or better now. That doesn't mean that a 1TB drive is just 1 platter though.
yeah i want 3.5 i figure if i can get 1 terabyte per plater it area density will make it crazy fast specially if its 7200 rpm
Why does the number of platters matter? I'd think it would be all be seek, latency, and access time. You can always go SSD
You don't want to squeeze it all on one platter though, because you lose number of heads. A 1tb drive with 2 platters would have faster throughput with 4-heads than the same capacity drive with only 1 platter and 2-heads.