5400 vs 7200 RPM

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crcook84

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I've got some drives that I'm working on what the best way to utilize them would be:
320 GB 5400 RPM (5)
250 GB 7200 RPM (4)
I plan on using two of the 250s as OSs for two computers. I thought about how I could best utilize the other two and it got me thinking about my laptop. It has an 80 GB drive that I can quickly loose space on if I'm not careful (no, I can't just go out and buy a new one because money is tight). So, I thought about whether or not I could utilize the USB ports to use the drive as an external. My question is is there any benefit to running a 7200 RPM drive over a USB 2 port compared with, let's say, one of the 5400s?
 
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Not really.

USB 2.0 seek/read/write will be a bottleneck before disk RPM factors.
 
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Using USB will be slower, for data transfer, then the internal IDE or Sata which ever one you have.

So i'd say no.

Maybe use 80 for windows and external for storage.
 

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Right. Thanks. I'll just use the 320 for external storage for the time being.
 
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