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7200 rpm versus 10000 rpm

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June 14, 2006 3:56:44 AM

Well i have cash to spend, and was wondering if its worth going from my seagate 120 gig 7200 rpm 8 mb cache (sata) to a 150 gig 16 mb cache 10000rpm seagate...which is about 250 bucks..is it worth going to 10,000 rpm and what kinda difference will i see? thanks-jim

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June 14, 2006 6:20:52 AM

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Well i have cash to spend, and was wondering if its worth going from my seagate 120 gig 7200 rpm 8 mb cache (sata) to a 150 gig 16 mb cache 10000rpm seagate...which is about 250 bucks..is it worth going to 10,000 rpm and what kinda difference will i see? thanks-jim
I think you mean Western Digital...Raptor. You will see a nice improvement, as your current Seagate isn't the greatest performer. Many of the newer 7,200 rpm
drives are slowly catching up to the 10,000 rpm drives, but they are SATA2, 16MB cache, and have very dense platters(>100GB/platter).The down side, especially compared with your Seagate, are more heat, more noise, and the most obvious...a lot more cash(not cache). :wink: GL :) 
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