well the SE16 500GB tested on SPCR is a FOUR platter driver and still on par with SP80(1 platter) so why would a WD2500KS 3-platter be a problem?
I am myself looking at either WD2500KS or T7K250 but Im kind of curious about next-gen Hitachis (T7K500) waiting around the corner!http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/e ... 0eac4f0a0/
I didn't say 3 platters would be a problem
, but lower platter count for the same capacity is better for noise because there are less heads to move when seeking.
It is also better for performance because you have a higher density platter.
There are also less parts to fail.....a bit less power....