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What is the point of a 5,400rpm Thunderbolt HD?

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KVRAF
 
19185 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net
 

Postby aMUSEd; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:19 pm What is the point of a 5,400rpm Thunderbolt HD?

Came every close to buying this today but noticed in time that it only runs at 5,400rpm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009 ... d_i=468294

what is the point of giving the drive a superfast transfer rate when it's such a slow drive? I am looking for a thunderbolt drive to run as my samples drive as my MacMini only has a 500GB HD and it's getting eaten up with the 50GB Live 9 instruments but it needs to be 7,200 or faster.
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Postby Bathrobe; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:36 pm

Haaahahaha funny stuff :-)
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KVRAF
 
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Postby DuX; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:44 pm

But it's got Thunderbolt connection. :hihi: [sarc]
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Postby OzWozEre; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:46 pm

The Thunderbolt still gives you faster transfer rates regardless of the HD spin speed?!

Ref: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Buffalo/HDPA1.0TU3/

Click on the "benchmarks" tab at the bottom.

Just an example.
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Postby Sampleconstruct; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:52 pm

The only thunderbolt SSD drive out there is made by Elgato, I bought it last year for my new Macbook Pro at an obscene price, but it's amazingly fast and very reliable.
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Postby aMUSEd; Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:58 pm

OzWozEre wrote:The Thunderbolt still gives you faster transfer rates regardless of the HD spin speed?!

Ref: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Buffalo/HDPA1.0TU3/

Click on the "benchmarks" tab at the bottom.

Just an example.


Sure but the harddrive is holding it back, even if the interface can manage higher speeds it's pointless if the drive itself isn't up to scratch. Plus these things are expensive, the least they could do is not put a cheap harddrive in them.
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Postby jcschild; Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:34 am

thats hilrious.. go to the trouble (and expense) of doing TB enclosure to only put a 5400 in it LOLz
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Postby OzWozEre; Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:34 am

Couldn't I say the same thing about a 7200rpm drive as well?

If so then shouldn't they only come with SSDs? :)
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Postby jcschild; Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:32 am

pretty much yes..
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Postby DarkStar; Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:07 am

I am bemused too, but LaCie quote the following:
Average Transfer Rate : (Thunderbolt & USB 3.0) :
SSD: 385MB/s
HDD: 110MB/s
(using the Blackmagic Speed Test)

And according to this:
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx ... 511&pgno=4
5,400 rpm disks can transfer up to 139 MB/second

Or is the test artificial - one huge file?
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Interesting, if true ...
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Postby jcschild; Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:32 am

i cant get an Standard 7200 to benchmark that high.
dont know how a 5400 will..

the 110 is about right for a 7200
also you cant compare one test to another has to be the same test..
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Postby HM; Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:05 pm

My latest Baracuda runs 222 mb/s peak on the outher track, with an avarage
on 164 mb/s, its about density, and they came a long way on that for sure !

So a average on 110 mb/s for an slow 5400 rpm seems likely

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Postby Alan Magix; Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:50 am

As in the old days, slower drive, less noise/heat.

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