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300 GB 10k rpm V/S 146 GB 10k rp

avamar
Occasional Advisor

300 GB 10k rpm V/S 146 GB 10k rp

Can someone tell me the performance difference between a 300 Gig and 146 gig drive ?
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Nigel Poulton
Respected Contributor

Re: 300 GB 10k rpm V/S 146 GB 10k rp

avamar,

I find one of the most important things when assesing this is how many LDEVs/LUNs you will carve out of each disk. E.g. if you normally carve up 10GB LDEVs then on the 146 disks you will get 14LDEVs and on the 300GB disks you will get 30. This will potentially place twice the load on the 300GB disks.

Normally seek time but transfer rate (MB/s) will be slightly higher for the larger disks due the data being more densly packed onto the tracks.

The following link from the seagate website will be of use to you (normally the disks in an XP are Seagate Cheetah disks - if they have a serial number starting with DKS they are definitely Seagate) -

http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/ds_cheetah10k.7.pdf

Also, a few of us storage guys talked about the effects of larger drives in a blog a wrote recently at http://blogs.rupturedmonkey.com/?p=46
You might want to check it out as it covers some stuff you mighht want tothink about.

Hope this helps
Talk about the XP and EVA @ http://blog.nigelpoulton.com
Nigel Poulton
Respected Contributor

Re: 300 GB 10k rpm V/S 146 GB 10k rp

On my above reply I meant to say that normally seek time is the same due to the rotation speed etc, but transfer rate is often better on the larger disks.
Talk about the XP and EVA @ http://blog.nigelpoulton.com