Hard drive recommendations and benchmarks: 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm.

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Phil, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. aldam

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    I'm thinking of buying 5k750 as a second drive. Is it much slower than 7k750?
    Cant't find any tests
     
  2. Phil

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    As an OS drive? yes it's significantly slower. Booting and application loading is about 25-40% slower in general.
     
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    For OS I've crucial M4 64gb. I'm looking for a second HDD.
    Are there any tests of 5k750?

    BTW my laptop came with Seagate 320gb ST320LT007. It's 7mm. Do you know it has one or two plates?
     
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    One. All 7mm drives have one platter as far as I know.
     
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    What HDD would be the best choice as a second HDD ?
    500gb min.
     
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    If it is just storage, i'd go for the Samsung M8 1TB...

    Now for my question...
    I'm currently running a SSD/HDD setup in my laptop, the hard drive is in the optical bay caddy and is solely used for games. Given it's just for games (only folder on there is 'steamapps') I imagine it'll benefit from a 7200rpm drive however not so much from a momentus XT...

    Given that, would a Hitachi 7k750 750GB drive be my best bet? I'm after something that won't vibrate too much, and is fairly quiet. Needs to be 750GB+ and can be up to 12.7mm.

    Thanks!
     
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