quote: "The first thing I did was BitTorrent Ubuntu," Demarais said. "I think that took two minutes, let me try it again right now."
quote: Wrong, drives are rated in MB/s. your standard notebook drive is closer to 75MB/s or 600 mbps.
quote: Just to prove my point.Notice. its 145MB/s for sequential performance. not 145mbps. Thats 1160 mbps. why did you guys think HDD speads were measured in bits??
quote: I'm saying that the storage isn't the bottle neck. How is that not obvious? I'm also saying that your argument of 200mbps is invalid, because 200mbps is 25MB/s. Almost any harddrive can hit that in a sequential write. This has NOTHING to do with synthetic and everything to do with whether its a random write or not. Downloads are sequential mostly.
quote: Synthetic benchmarks have NOTHING to do with it. Notebook harddrives can easily hit 40-60, even the slow ones. So that's 320-480. A decent notebook drive could go well beyond that.