HD speed based on RPM or Mbps? Tags: SATA HD Storage Last response: June 4, 2006 1:14 AM in Storage Share wstcoaster07 June 3, 2006 1:42:04 PM I am building a new system and wondering what is better and what the difference is: a 1000RPM HD (raptor) @ SATA 150 or a 7200RPM drive @ Sata 300??? Basicaly what limits you on the speed of access and such for performance? More about : speed based rpm mbps kitchenshark June 3, 2006 2:22:02 PM The rotational speed is one of the larger performance factors in HDD's. The SATA feature set rather than the transmission speed takes precedence in the interface from what I've read. Pain June 3, 2006 3:35:17 PM No single drive is going to hit 150, let alone 300, so don't judge by that. Related resources Slow video streaming on Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 with 1.65 Mbps download speed - Forum HD rpm speed - Forum SSD Speed showing 3000 mbps!!! - Forum Toshiba HD speed 4200RPM to 5400 - Forum What max Internet speed of a PC can get if 3 PCs are connected to 210 Mbps router - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wstcoaster07 June 4, 2006 12:28:22 AM Ok, yea thats what i thought but wasnt sure. Thanks for the info. pip_seeker June 4, 2006 1:14:47 AM Also how much crap you have on the drive and how fragmented it is and how many times you partition it will all effect performance as well. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solveddoes a high speed gaming pc absorb more amps and mbps than normal? Forum SolvedIs this a normal RPM speed? Forum Solvedupload speed is .3 mbps, download speed is 35 mbps Forum Solvedmy cpu fan speed sometimes reaches at 0 rpm Forum Solved1.2mbps download speed Forum SolvedSlow game downloads but 20mbps download speed Forum SolvedUpgraded Speed from 3Mbps to 15Mbps, but internet is some how slower? Is it the router? Forum SolvedGPU Fan Speed (RPM) Fluctuates Forum Solvedhow to see the rotation speed(rpm) my hdd by filling the serial number Forum What is 450 Mbps and how does it affect my internet speed? Forum SolvedMax 5 mbps write speed on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Forum Solved0.22 Mbps Connection Speed Forum SolvedMy internet speed is under 300mbps, so should i not get a 300mbps wirless adapter and get a 15mbps wireless adapter????? Forum SolvedCPU FAN RPM Speed,CPU Temperature & GPU Temperature Is it Normal ? Forum SolvedWill my 1200 rpm fans spin at max speed if connected with ASUS Maximus VI Hero? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !