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Hard Drive RPM Question?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PCMan78, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. PCMan78

    PCMan78 Thread Starter

    Sep 1, 2003
    Is there really a big difference between a 5400RPM HD comparision to a 7200RPM? Is it worth dieing over?
  2. clskrk


    Aug 25, 2003
    It's only how fast info is accessed from your H/D. As far as system speed, RAM is more effective.
  3. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    I have a 7200 RPM drive as my primary master and an older 5400 RPM drive as primary slave. Both are bootable. During normal use in Windows, I can see no difference between the two. Although I've never timed it, the 7200 RPM drive does seem to boot a little quicker. :cool:
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    There is more than platter speed in play when you're talking about effective access times. Newer drives have greater data density, so one rev puts more data under the heads. Also, the seek time is an issue that will affect overall throughput. That being said, in drives of the same age, the 7200 RPM will probably be significantly faster in effective data access times, especially for large files.
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