On certain websites you can order laptops, and sometimes even they allow you to change certain parts of it.
Let's take the example of HDD, the website offered quite an amount of types of HDD's.
The largest HDD they can deliver to the laptop is 2TB, could I instead ask them to let the slot open, and then buy let's say 860EB and put it in.
- Will Linux adapt these entire 860EB? Will it be able to write to this disk as it could to normal 2TB disk? Is there no limitation to amount of data understood? Entire 860EB will be absolutely usable? And what if I had 4 slots, and all of them had 860EB HDD, would it still be able to utilize all 4 entire HDD's? Would the same apply to SSDs?
Don't ask me why would I need 860EB or how, I won't be probably getting 2TB disk either. This is just a thing that I thought about, that I find interesting to know. And knowledge is the key.
- When thinking about speed, is speed of SATA all I need to worry about? It turns out it's maximum speed (according to Wikipedia) is theoretically 16Gbps which is 2GBs. That means that every HDD and SSD connected to my SATA bays will technically never be able to read/write more than 2GB per second. Is there anything else I should be paying attention to?
By Linux, I mean regular user-grade distribution of OS (Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch), not a server/super-computer/scientific one (RHeL, SL).
By 860EB, I mean 860 exabytes, which is equal to 860000000TB (860 million terabytes).
Edited by Aeonix