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2 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008

Seagate revs up SATA speed

Jordan
Linux

maybe we can start using all the 3Gbps first...?

Not to be the dude to say that progress isn't good or anything but.... Harddrive speed hasn't change from EIDE to SATA... the connection has, the bandwidth has, but the speed hasn't. Though with this faster speed would it mean TWO drives on a single SATA Connector or would that be too much to ask for?

While the bandwidth is nice, there will be no speed difference between the 3Gbps and the 6Gbps at all, because these drives are still spinning at 7.2k rpm and still seeking around 4.0ms, unless THAT is sped up there's little difference in speed...

Though I would like to see a study how the high capacity affects seek-time. IE: Does the head moving over the drive on a 2 TB drive seek more data than a 500GB drive in the same distance?

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Rare Mac Trojan exploits Apple vuln

Jordan

"Not a Real Virus" I love it!

Seriously? Are you kidding?

I love it when people say "Oh, well... you need to run it as a program so - there, not a virus" the same holds true for torjan's on Windows too you know.

It attaches to an illegal program downloaded through Limewire and is run when they think they are running the cracker, or it's sent from one person to another by iChat with the promise of "There are pictures in that .exe" or whatever the apple variant of an execicutible is.

This is a Virus, this is a threat, and honestly Apple needs to quit the mud-slinging - their OS is just as vulnerable as Windows - it's just Windows is more popular - but there are still programmers and script kitties are still out there with Macs, perhaps a bit spiteful, who are more than willing to take down their system.

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