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What differences will i notice when used a 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm internal HDD seperately in the same rig?
Also when used a SATA 3.0 Gbps and SATA 6.0gbps internal HDD seperately in the same rig (rig is yet to build, just want to know the differences )?
Can anybody list out..
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  1. 5400 rpm is better for storage and uses less power. If you will be using HDD as primary boot with OS on it, 7200rpm is slightly faster. Ultimately SSD is much better solution for system drive.
    Also for regular HDD, SATA 3.0Gbps or SATA 6.0 Gbps, wont make much of a difference, since the HDD wont even utilize the speed of the SATA 3.0.
  2. 5400 rpm HD were designed for Laptops and External Low power drives - they run slower than 7200 by about 25%+ or so
    Sata 3 interface uses 6G transfer speed when in theory is about double the speed of Sata 2 - realistically about 80%+ faster on most mechanical drives

    If you Only use the Internet and play movies your wont really notice much speed between a 5400 and 7200 or a Sata 3... but when copying 100's of Gigs of data you will definitely notice the difference

    HDD are typically the slowest component of a computer
  3. Markkk said:
    5400 rpm HD were designed for Laptops and External Low power drives - they run slower than 7200 by about 25%+ or so
    Sata 3 interface uses 6G transfer speed when in theory is about double the speed of Sata 2 - realistically about 80%+ faster on most mechanical drives

    If you Only use the Internet and play movies your wont really notice much speed between a 5400 and 7200 or a Sata 3... but when copying 100's of Gigs of data you will definitely notice the difference

    HDD are typically the slowest component of a computer


    I'm a gamer! Will I notice diff between 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm?
  4. In frames no, but in loading saved games, or waiting in a lobby to connect to multiplayer, yes the 5400rpm will be slower
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    Anonymous said:
    Markkk said:
    5400 rpm HD were designed for Laptops and External Low power drives - they run slower than 7200 by about 25%+ or so
    Sata 3 interface uses 6G transfer speed when in theory is about double the speed of Sata 2 - realistically about 80%+ faster on most mechanical drives

    If you Only use the Internet and play movies your wont really notice much speed between a 5400 and 7200 or a Sata 3... but when copying 100's of Gigs of data you will definitely notice the difference

    HDD are typically the slowest component of a computer


    I'm a gamer! Will I notice diff between 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm?


    The HDD will not change the frame rate of your games, but the time you keep at loading screens, how fast you transfer files one disk to the other, booting time, and this kind of things. 7200 RPM and SATA 6.0Gb/s are the minimum nowadays for at least medium performance computers. Of course an SSD is always faster, but you'll be able to hold yourself pretty well with an HDD. My pick would be the Seagate Barracuda series. Check out this comparison between 5400 and 7200 RPM HDDs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrO7VH9TUs

    Cheers!
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