[Beowulf] Not sure if people have seen it yet, but 2TB disks from Western Digital appear to be in the wild ...

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 28 06:28:08 EST 2009


If its any help, The Register has an article on these drives:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/01/27/review_internal_hard_drive_wd_caviar_green_2tb/

Their take on the rotation speed:
"...complete with IntelliPower motor control which means that some drives in
the product range may have a rotational speed of 5400pm while others may
operate at up to 7200rpm. "


So who knows - the next long Beowulf thread may be on firmware hacking of
Green drives to make them rotate faster - and how various people have found
this reduces the reliability/increases the power draw/causes the drive array
to take a jump to the left and a step to the right.

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