Seven 2.5-inch mobile drives compared

Posted on Friday, Jul 18 2008 @ 15:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report has taken a look at seven mobile 2.5" storage devices. This includes three solid state disks, some two 5400RPM HDDs and a pair of 7200RPM HDDs.
It's a rare thing in this industry to be potentially on the verge of a paradigm shift, as a stream of consistent, impressive, but nonetheless incremental upgrades to a given technology runs out of road and is overtaken by an entirely new way of doing things. Such will one day be the case with electric and hybrid motors supplanting internal combustion engines in cars. Maybe. Right after they start to fly.

Some would argue that we're on the brink of a dramatic shift in the storage world. Mechanical hard drives that store data on platters spinning at thousands of revolutions per minute have reigned here for decades, and today's finest are technical marvels of microscopic mechanics. But can they stand up to flash-based solid-state drives riding the tidal wave that is Moore's Law?
Check it out over here. The Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB got the editor's choice award and the Samsung FlashSSD 64GB and Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB were awarded with a Recommended award.

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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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