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Small HDD vs. Large HDD

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I've always understood that, all other things equal, a large hard drive is slower than a small hard drive because the former has more space to seek. Is this true? Some comments on this forum and elsewhere, especially regarding the Hitachi 1TB drive, seem to suggest otherwise. What's the truth?

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I say it's a tricky question to answer. Too many variables. If you simply want to talk size difference, then you have to assume equal platter density. The only thing that can change will obviously be the number of platters.

So isn't that like a 500gb 7200.10 vs a 250gb? 4x platters vs 2x platters?

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