Re: mp3 advice?

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 17:33:01 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory writes:
> If you're going to stick with 5400 rpm drives, then you might as well use rhe
> Maxtor 27.2GB DiamondMax 6800:
> 1.1 cents/MB, versus 1.2 for the Seagate, 4 times the buffer, and you can end
> up with over 100 GB of music. This will be obsolete by January.

IBM makes very nice durable high-density drives with lots of cache,
but I guess they won't be as cheap. No real need to go for a high-rpm
drive, the 4.5/7.2 krpm do quite good when bit densities go beyond 20