7,200 RPM vs. 10,000 RPM

Greeting all, can someone tell me what the differences are gained by going for the 10,000 RPM HD instead of 7,000 RPM? Considering that the price difference is about $110. Would I see much performance increase that justifies the $110?

Thanks...FAY
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  1. average latency,seek time and data transfer rate is much better in higher rpm HDs
  2. Quote:
    Greeting all, can someone tell me what the differences are gained by going for the 10,000 RPM HD instead of 7,000 RPM? Considering that the price difference is about $110. Would I see much performance increase that justifies the $110?

    Thanks...FAY


    Tom did a review a while back on some hard drives the 10k raptor to be more specific and the 10k raptor outperformed 2! 7200drives working together in raid 0! so Definatly with a raptor you will gain performance.
  3. Thanks, do you have the link?

    thanks again
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/02/06/wd1500ad_raptor_xtends_performance_lead/

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    The Raptor-X's performance is even good enough to beat a RAID 0 array consisting of two modern 7,200 RPM drives, except in terms of pure throughput, of course.



    I'm using an ancient laptop with a p2 cpu and 64 megs of ram, It still only took 5 seconds to find that article.


    use the search function next time, thats what it's there for.
  5. Wow, what a lousy article. Seagate is represented with the 7200.8 drives? Where are the 7200.9 and 7200.10 drives? I also noticed a complete lack of real world apps. All of those "tests" are synthetic. While the Raptor comes out on top, I wonder how much that means once you try to do something for real.

    My question for Alybis is what are you using this computer for? What harddrive taks will your computer face? How much money do you have to spend on only the harddrives? Whether you should spend the extra $110 really depends on these answers.
  6. I wasn't particularly impressed either. Though my next build will most likely have 10k drives at raid 0. That may be soon if AMD cuts prices to even half the levels of the rumors. It's a good time to be a computer geek on a budget :)
  7. Thanks all for the feedback; basically I have already made the decision to go for the 7200. To answer your question, these are PCs that will be used by employee to do their daily work from word processing to e-mail and internet.

    Thanks all again
  8. Uhhhh, yeah. Cheap namebrand 80GB harddrives will be fine. Not even sure you should spring for the 8mb cache drives...
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