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Cant decide between 5400rpm and 7200rpm

Hi guys, I am going to buy an external harddrive for backup purpose.
These are my choices:
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/315569/seagate-expansion-desktop-2tb-zwart/specificaties/
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/297022/buffalo-drivestation-%28hd-lxu3%29-2tb-zwart/specificaties/

I wonder if usb 3.0 might bottleneck 7200rpm and if 7200rpm is ideal to store backups at all.

Which would you recommend and why?
Thanks for help :).
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    i think you should get the seagate barracuda (i have one myself)
    it works fine i use it to store back ups and some other data
    i have had it for a few months and it still works like new
  2. Nero22 said:
    Hi guys, I am going to buy an external harddrive for backup purpose.
    These are my choices:
    http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/315569/seagate-expansion-desktop-2tb-zwart/specificaties/
    http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/297022/buffalo-drivestation-%28hd-lxu3%29-2tb-zwart/specificaties/

    I wonder if usb 3.0 might bottleneck 7200rpm and if 7200rpm is ideal to store backups at all.

    Which would you recommend and why?
    Thanks for help :).


    7200rpm hdd will not bottleneck usb3. unless you are using an ssd in an enclosure then it might but is unlikely.

    im using a lacie 3tb external hdd for backups and am getting the same write speed in backups as an internal hdd while running from bootcd
  3. I would never had considered a 5400/5900 rpm HD. Now Im not so sure

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/desktop-hdd.15-st4000dm000-4tb,3494-3.html
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    I would never had considered a 5400/5900 rpm HD. Now Im not so sure

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/desktop-hdd.15-st4000dm000-4tb,3494-3.html


    Interesting. I am/was of the same mindset.
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