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7200rpm/16mb cache OR variedrRPM/32mb cache?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HiddenStupid, Jul 26, 2009.

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7200rpm/16mb cache OR variedrRPM/32mb cache?

  1. 7200rpm/16mb cache

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  2. variedrRPM/32mb cache?

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  1. HiddenStupid New Member

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    7200rpm/16mb cache OR variedrRPM/32mb cache?

    which is overall better?


    about hard drive.
     
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    Which specific drives are you looking at? I assume a 7200RPM drive with 16MB cache, and a WD Greenpower drive?
     
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    I would go with the 32MB cache, but i believe 7200RPM is the lowest they go HDD wise.(i think)

    Just realized some go as low as 5400RPM.lol
     
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    Depends on the drive. Platter density is more important. Depending on the size 32mb won't give you much advantage. Variable is usually a bit slower but not enough to tell much usually and it uses less power.
     
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    slowest ive seen is 5400rpm.

    ive seen

    - 5400rpm
    - 5900rpm
    - 7200rpm
    - 10,000rpm
    - 15,000rpm



    haha yeah glad you remmebered.
     
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    what about say 5400rpm/16mb cache vs variedRPM/32mb cache? will the varied rpm be better than 5400?


    and yeah was talking about the green power caviar varied rpm.



    varied rpm..... whats the lowest/minimum of rpm it goes down to?
     
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    I'd get the 7200 assuming this is for a desktop
     
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    Varied will go between 5400 and 7200 rpm depending on use. As for the first comparison the second would hypothetically be faster all other things being equal, but as I said there are more factors that make a good drive such as platter density and design.
     
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    ok then 32mb cache it is.
     
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    AFAIK, no drive varies its rotation speed. WD Green drives spin at 5400rpm constant.
     
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    Yea, there are no varied speed drives.

    It is marketing hype.

    IE, the WD Green drives do not hit 7200 ever, and never will.

    Varied RPM is a lie.
     
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    If you're looking for a good drive, get a WDxx00AAKS. They are incredible drives. 7200RPM, 16MB cache, and very quiet for their performance.
     
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