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    Well, my sources are from American eTailers, so my point might not be effective in Australia. My point is this: If you are buying a NON-OS HD for storage, you should search for the best ratio of GIGS per DOLLAR. Period.

    Storage is NOT something that is often accessed at faster than 8 MB per second, and therefore, a 5400 drive will suit your relative speed needs perfectly fine.

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    I dunno, i like having that extra 1800RPM just for the sake of having it even if it isnt going to be used much. Well if there is a decent price difference between 5400RPM and 7200RPM drives of the same storage, and you are going to use the drive for storage ONLY, then maybe 5400RPM is a good solution, but when there is little or no price difference, then there is no point in getting 5400RPM.

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    We agree.

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    If you're only wanting 40GB of storage, there is no real issue between 5400RPM & 7200RPM drives. If you were going for volume, I'd definately recommend getting a 5400RPM drive as the price/size difference makes it worthwhile, as zeradul said.

    If you only ever plan to use that disk as file storage, I'd be looking to get a bit more than 40GB. You'll be suprised just how quickly you fill it. I have 300GB on my file server, and there is only about 10GB free :eek: (I have about 65 DVD rips :) ).

    You'll get a 40GB HDD for about $140, but for under $30 more you can get a 60GB 5400RPM drive. 50% increase in space for around a 21% increase in price ain't bad. If your only ever going to use it for MP3, DivX, file storage or the like, a 5400RPM drive will do fine. The transfer rate of a 5400RPM drive is way more than what a 100MB network connection can handle anyway, and the difference in access times are measured in milli seconds.

    Your choice, but the last server I had had 4 X 30GB ATA-100 7200RPM drives in it and I had to leave the case off it otherwise the HDD overheated and started making that lovely clunker-clunk noise. Granted they were IBM, and I only had one 80mm fan circulating air, but it still was enough to make me look at 5400RPM. I now have 3 X 160GB Maxtor ATA-133 5400RPM drives, and using the Qcheck utility from NetIQ, there is no difference in seek times or throughput from my old server.

    Something else to note. I had my HTPC playing a DVD from my 5400RPM drives in my new server at the same time as I was copying data from my old server to it, and restoring data from a DDS-4 tape and there was no slowdown.

    *edit*

    Yet another thing, the noise reduction is substantial. The first few mornings I walked into my computer room I had to check to see if the server was on they were that quite in comparison to my 7200RPM drives.

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