I was pricing a new workstation and noticed that in addition to SATA drives I was being given the option of choosing 512e/4K drives (Advanced Format drives). Is there any benefit to choosing these newer drives? Any downsides?
I made the mistake of choosing SAS (Serial attached SCSI) drives on an earlier machine. They spin at 15K RPM, but they're small and expensive. Finding additional drives and replacements was a huge hassle.