Hard Drives

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Sun Oct 7 21:01:05 2001

"ajp166" <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> However... JTS was a short lived supplier is low cost IDE drives and
> were noted for high failure rates though there were the occasional
> decent one in the pack. They were also very slow compared to
> the better WD, Seagate, Quantum and Maxtor.

Don't I also remember that JTS was flogging the notion (later used by
Quantum "Bigfoot" drives) of building 5.25" hard drives well after
everyone else was making 3.5" units? The idea(s) being that all those
PC cases were being made with 5.25" drive bays that were going unused;
and 5.25" platters could have more surface area than 3.5" ones, so you
could get the same capacity with fewer heads and hence lower cost (and
almost certainly lower performance, but who pays attention to disk
drive performance at the low end?).

-Frank McConnell
Received on Sun Oct 07 2001 - 21:01:05 BST

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