i want to purchase an external 2.5" drive, where speed plays a major factor to me.
Considering these two drives:
Seagate STBE320200 - 320GB, 7200rpm, USB3
Seagate Expansion Portable Expansion STBX1000200 - 1TB, 5400rpm, USB3
They are about the same price. my question is how much faster is the 7200rpm? is it really worth the sacrifice in capacity? also when working in USB2 mode? is the a faster drive then both?
I have both a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM HDD in my system. The 7200 RPM is 1TB and the 5400 is older and 500 GB. The difference is really minimal, tbh look at some reviews of read and write speeds, and you won't find a huge difference.
Plus, more space> speed, especially when you are comparing 320GB and 1TB. simply not worth it to get a 320GB, I guess you could get a SSD..