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hard drive compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ziitype, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. ziitype

    ziitype Thread Starter

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    I'm building a new computer, would it be possible for me to have 2 harddrives of different rpms. Say 1 hard drive is 300 gig 7200 rpm and another hard drive of 75 gig 10000 rpm. Would it cause any system instability when accessing files from both drives?
     
  2. BG-0

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    No, only if files from both drives are needed by the same application, then the 7200 RPM drive will slow the operation a bit. Don't bother getting an old 10kRPM drive, like the WD Raptor, go for the new velociraptor if you want speed. Also, it's not worth it to spend more on the hard drive than on the CPU and RAM (their total price)...
     
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