1TB Hard Drives: Does the number of Platters matter ?
Most aspects of Hard Drives are well understood by the typical Computer user.
Capacity, Speed, Cache, Latency; we know how these affect performance, heat, and energy use (or think we know).
But as 1TB Drives become more common, it is apparent that some manufacturers build these drives with more Platters, while others use less (Samsung?).
Is there any advantage to the End User if a Hard Drive has more Platters or less ?
Or should we ignore the number of Platters altogether ?
At least do Drives with fewer Platters weigh less ?