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Subject: Re: 8MB buffered hard drive could do?
From: Gregor Wesolly (Gregor_at_wesolly.net)
Date: 2004-04-14


Hi,

Cristian schrieb:
> Hi, Looking around, I saw a IBM hitachi 80 gb 4200 rpm hdd with 8 mb buffer. Is it possible somehow to exploit the 8 mb buffer for the archos? if so, we would have a unit with 10 mb without the 8mb mod!
> http://www.simply.co.uk/productinformation/49499/WW/HITACHI_2.5INCH_80GB_4200RPM_9.5MM_UDMA100_8MB/index.htm

The Toshiba GAX Series has 16 MB Cache, too. (But 5400 RPM and is very
hot and aloud :-( )
THe only question is, would the drive spin up when it was idle and
become a new request if the Cache contain the data?

Gregor
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