Originally Posted by Tekkang
While this Microsoft guy is obviously an idiot (his choice of handle says a mouthful), there are a small number of people who are seriously looking for 3 spindle systems. Personally, my need is to be able to carry 2 internal batteries with one fixed drive as I move between client sites all day and need as much battery life as I can get.
I've been reading this forum for awhile, and am surprised by how vocal some people are who think that 3 spindle systems are stupid, but dont have a problem with desktop processors in a notebook. Everyone has different needs, me I'm still using my i8000 until I can either get a 3 spindle dell or the dothans ship(which seems to be the most likely of the two).
This wasn't meant to offend, but most people in this forum seem well informed so this anti 3-spindle bias surprises me
I agree with you're comments. There is a definate need for some people to have this ability. That is why my first comments are normally based on the facts for the system, and nothing else. Some people need this capability for their circumstances. There are other options, but they may not match the needs of the person. The facts as I see it are mentioned above in my post. I think it really comes down to the fact of whether the extra 3-4 lbs out weighs the positive impact of have the third spindle. As you mentioned, this is the same thing that applies with putting a desktop processor in a laptop.
Thinking back on the prior posts in this forum regarding 3 spindle systems, I think the majority of criticism came about mainly because you have an idiot like Microsoft, who feels you have to have 3 spindles on a system or you are stupid. Most of the unfounded criticism has been justifiably addressed and directed at Microsoft in response to his drival. This is why I've made it a point to intentional not respond to his useless drival. Like any good fungus or parasite, once the gratification and fortification is gone, the parasite dies and falls off.
The only reason I mentioned him in this thread was to make certain the poster got relavent information and not unfounded juvinile drival.