2.5 Inch Drive on the Desktop

Posted on Thursday, Jun 22 2006 @ 07:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
With the transition to solid-state, totally silent, desktop drives still a long way off enthusiasts are always looking for better storage options for silent/power efficient computers. This article is going to examine the use of a 2.5" notebook hard drive in a desktop computer. The unique demands placed on portable hard drives have made them evolve into devices which are very small, have minimal power demands, and are very quiet. The tradeoff for these qualities has always been limited capacities, high costs, and slow transfer rates, but a the recent progression in portable storage techology has changed the 2.5" drive greatly. We put the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB SATA notebook drive in our test system and took it for a spin.

Read more over at XYZ Computing.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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