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

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December 15, 2013 2:44:03 PM

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

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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.

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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...
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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.
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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.
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a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 3:02:50 PM

you will be good with the Momentus XT.....cheers and have fun gaming :) 
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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)
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