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 5400 RPM HDD writing at 5 - 6 mbps , is this normal? - Forum 1.5 Mbps & PC Selection - Forum Speed Matters: How Ethernet Went From 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps … and Beyond - Forum Low speed in 100 mbps network - Forum Which is faster HDD: 7,200 RPM SATA II or 10,000 RPM SATA I? - 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: ForumNew Gaming System, based on reading here ForumFlash- Based Hard Drives Cometh ForumCAT6 File transfer speed <1 MBps ForumDownload speed of 0.58 mbps ? ForumDownload speed of 0.58 mbps ? ForumRealtek RTL8191SE maxes out at 72 Mbps link speed ForumShould I upgrade to 6.0 Mbps ? Forum300 MBps SATA ForumA8-5500 + 1GB HD 6570 (fanless) for a low-profile HTPC? ForumWould old 2.5" HDD (5400 rpm , SATA 150) benefit from a USB 3.0 enclosure? ForumGettin super Low speeds at USB 3.0 (27 MBps max)!! ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumCompaq Laptop - Will 5400 RPM Work? ForumWOAH! 10000 RPM drives need fans Forumhdd rotational speed More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !