Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB 7200.12 VS WD15EADS 1.5TB 5400

i need to buy a new hard that i will use for games and storage and operationg system
so which is better Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB 7200.12 or WD15EADS 1.5TB 5400
will i feel a difference in performance and speed between 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM HD and is the difference in performance is big?
also i love more space (1.5TB) and love the performance too
and all my old hards are 7200 RPM
so will the WD 1.5TB 5400 RPM will be slow and have low performance? or be in safe side and get the segate latest model 7200.12 with 7200 RPM and 1TB of space
Please Help me
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  1. Glad to help :)
    Well, at the time that you are writing, Seagate also deliver of both 1,5Tb and 2Tb drives.
    You may like to know that any 7200 rpm drive will always be faster that a 5400 rpm drive. That's the whole purpose of having different models. 7200 devices run a little warmer, 5400 devices are noticeably slower when accessing larger files.

    You can obtain a great deal of info or advice from Support at Aurora Data Recovery
    As long as you choose Seagate, you will probable never require to contact them for more serious matters ;)

    hope this is of some help to you.
  2. 5400rpm should be chosen when you store mainly large files on the drive
    7200rpm should be chosen if you use the drive as system disk, containing either operating system, or installed programs. For these to load fast, you need rpm as that's the only way to accelerate this I/O for HDDs.

    So assuming you have another system drive, a small SSD perhaps, a 1TB+ drive used for large data storage should probably be a 5400rpm drive; as they are nearly just as fast with sequential transfers and thus not slow at all, but will use less energy causing less heat and thus a cooler drive; no need for fans etc.
  3. I would like to thanks both satman99 and sub mesa for thier great help

    And i have bought ST31000528AS 1TB 7200.12 drive as i will use it for general purposes(games,operating system,music,small files and big files) and i love the drives to be fast as possible.

    but i'm afraid after i read several users reviews of the new seagate 7200.12 drive that it make a clicking sound and may be dead shortly so i wish this does not happen to me as the drive is really fast and yes i hear only click sound when the drive enter into lower power (sleep) mode and to be fair i have never tried seagate drive and let me down and also this new 7200.12 drive have solid performance in the benchmark

    so if possible if any one has this drive could he tell us how it is doing with him?
  4. Keep in mind that if your using the HD as USB external drive RPM will not be your bottleneck. :D
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