Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Which hard drive is faster? (5400rpm SSHD vs 7200 rpm SSHD)

Last response: in Storage
Share
December 15, 2013 2:44:03 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One is 7200 RPM with 32mb cache and the other 5400RPM but 64mb cache. I believe the "slower" 5400 RPM is actually the newer seagate generation of hybrid drives and is being touted as faster. But I'm not sure. Thanks.

Best solution

a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 2:52:34 PM

the Seagate Momentus XT is a bit faster, but the one you linked is a refurbished drive mind you.

Seagate Momentus XT http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Seagate+S...

Seagate Hybrid Drives http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Seagate+S...
Share
a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 2:54:21 PM

I saw a review recently that showed anything over 16MB cache on a HDD gave no advantage. I would go with a 7200rpm drive.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 15, 2013 2:56:58 PM

Thanks guys. This is also for a PlayStation 3. Mainly for Gran Turismo 6 which I have purchased digitally, if it makes any difference.
m
0
l
December 15, 2013 2:59:15 PM

siddharthmukul007 said:
the Seagate Momentus XT is a bit faster, but the one you linked is a refurbished drive mind you.

Seagate Momentus XT http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Seagate+S...

Seagate Hybrid Drives http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Seagate+S...


I also forgot to mention the XT has 4gb nand flash while the other has 8gb. Would the greater amount of flash be better off in the long run for my needs?
m
0
l
a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 3:02:50 PM

you will be good with the Momentus XT.....cheers and have fun gaming :) 
m
0
l
a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 3:05:57 PM

difference of 4 gigs wont be felt in the real world unless you use the same files and applications over and over and over again (has got to be a very small number though)
m
0
l
!