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#1 12 years ago

What are the advantages in having a hard drive at 10,000rpms over one at 7200rpms

I have a 200gig hard drive but i would like to use that for storage, what kind of performance gain would i get form putting my OS and programs on a hard drive @ 10,000 rpms and keeping the 7200rpm one for storage, and is it worth spending the money on a faster harddrive

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#2 12 years ago

I think that faster rpm means that the hard drive can access the files quicker... wait for numberman tho he will give you a better answer




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#3 12 years ago

RPM

Revolutions per minute

(abbreviated rpm, RPM or r/min) is a unit of frequency, commonly used to measure rotational speed, in particular in the case of rotation around a fixed axis. It represents the number of full rotations something makes in one minute.

Its how fast the Harddrive spins. What that means how fast the harddrive writes data to the harddrive and how fast it loads data off the drive. Faster RPM = faster speeds. Go for the 10,000 RPM if your going to save a lot of data.




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#4 12 years ago

Faster Rpm times means faster load ups on all programs. Faster file transfers and all around better performance. Boot up time is also faster. Definantle get the 10,000 rpm drive so long as you have deep pockets if you know what i mean. Being fifteen the only one i could afford is the 36.7 gb harddrive, but if you got the cash go for it.




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#5 12 years ago

Yep. The best idea would be to put your most frequently accessed programs (operating system, games, etc) on the 10,000RPM drive, and keep the other, slower drive for storage - the reason being that these high-speed drives don't usually store as much data. Anyway, if you're after one, I would recommend a WD Raptor. I was going to get one for my new PC, but I decided I couldn't live with a 30gb primary drive, so I'm going for a 120gb Maxtor DiamondMax 9 (SATA) instead.




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#6 12 years ago
Rookie_42Yep. The best idea would be to put your most frequently accessed programs (operating system, games, etc) on the 10,000RPM drive, and keep the other, slower drive for storage - the reason being that these high-speed drives don't usually store as much data. Anyway, if you're after one, I would recommend a WD Raptor. I was going to get one for my new PC, but I decided I couldn't live with a 30gb primary drive, so I'm going for a 120gb Maxtor DiamondMax 9 (SATA) instead.

Is that 120 your getting 10000 rpm and if it is how much are you paying for it?




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#7 12 years ago
cokefizz3000Is that 120 your getting 10000 rpm and if it is how much are you paying for it?

Its a 7200RPM. They don't have a 120GB in a 10,000. 36,76, and 143GB for the 10,000K.




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#8 12 years ago

there are SATA2 hard drives available now which have twice the transfer speed at 3gb/sec compared to 1.5gb/sec with the original SATA. thing is you need a motherboard or a pci card that supports SATA2. i assume they are backwards compatible


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#9 12 years ago
cokefizz3000Is that 120 your getting 10000 rpm and if it is how much are you paying for it?

Yeah, it's only 7200. Suppose I should have said that. :lookaround:

Anyway, it's costing me about £40. I have a budget of around £900 for a new build, so I figured I'd get a decent size hard drive.




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#10 12 years ago

Thanks for the quick replies guys, It was just an idea i had today about getting another harddrive, Now that i know it would be worth the expense i am definitly going to buy one.

oh hell I will just tell my wife to buy me one for me for christmas

thanks again




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