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Discussion in 'Storage' started by i nEeD HeLp, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. i nEeD HeLp

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    there are two hard drives im looking at one is

    320gb 5400rpm the other 320gb 7200rpm

    the 7200 one is $$$30 more, is one better then the other?

    also if the rpm's are faster does it make a big difference?
     
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  2. Castiel

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    Pretty much yes. Faster transfer reads.
     
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    Charper2013 New Member

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    Just like Castiel said... Faster Overall.. See if you can get a raptor (10k Rpm) Get like two 74gb ones and Raid 0 em.. soemone on TPu is sellign two at great prices..
     
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    so the $30 is worth it?
     
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    yup
     
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    Very much.
     
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    5400rpm are outdated since YEARS! even my lappy has a 7200rpm!
     
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    5400rpm does save power though. IMO I would always go for 7200rpm drives though.
     
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    you can't also ignore how quiet some 5400 rpms are nowadays... in his case though... 7200rpm for sure
     
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    Faster rpms do have a positive impact on read/write speeds but that's not always true because other factors like cache come into play as well as seek time etc..
     
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    If you're looking for a quiet drive, the Western Digital WDxxxxAAKS drives are MUCH quieter than any of the Seagates I've owned, and they run much cooler as well. They come in 320GB and 640GB flavors. And yes, they are 7200RPM as well. I got a WD3200AAKS for my build.
     
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    THanks because I was looking forward to buying a WD 640 AAKS version but didn't know if its quiet or not.

     
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    Yeah the 640GB is the same drive as mine, but has two 320GB platters rather than a single one. I had a 750GB Seagate 7200.11, and it was much louder. The WD is barely audible.
     
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    There some 5400 drives faster than some 7200rpm drives but overall faster rpm is better.
     
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    Yeah it does...Get the higher one...
     
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    What are you going to be using this hard drive for? It is going in a desktop or a laptop?
     
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