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How does the term RPM relate to the storage media? What is the RPM for a floppy

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January 30, 2010 4:33:43 PM

How does the term "RPM" relate to storage media? What is the RPM for a floppy drive vs. a typical hard drive?
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January 30, 2010 4:56:33 PM

Presumably you are referring to Revolutions Per Minute. A hard drives may be said rotate at 7200 RPM -- whereas if you've ever looked at the rotating media inside a 3.5 floppy disk you can quickly see that it turning at considerably less than than that -- usually 300 RPM, I gather.

The difference is reflected in the time the different media take to write, find and read data on the disk.
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