What is a slow hard drive? Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: March 15, 2012 10:56 AM in Storage Share wei12309 March 15, 2012 10:44:40 AM Sry if this is a stupid question but I've heard people say their laptops have slow hard drives and was wondering what that meant More about : slow hard drive Hawkeye22 a b D Laptop a c 372 G Storage March 15, 2012 10:56:23 AM Most laptops use 5400RPM drives because they produce less heat than 7200RPM drives. The difference in speed means more latency and slower throughput. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPC crashed, I bought and installed a new hard drive, still slow, updated ram to 2 gb what else could it be? Forum Slow hard drive on Win2k (not what you think) Forum SolvedMy mom is complaining that her laptop is slow, Hard drive failing? Forum SolvedMy computer is running slow after upgrading from a 500gb to a 1tb hard drive Forum SolvedSlow Hard Drive Performance. Any reccomendations appreciated! Forum Solvedhelp my hard drive is extremely slow. I've got a lot of files and I am trying to extract them but everytime I do it starts tra Forum Solvedhelp my hard drive is extremely slow. I've got a lot of files and I am trying to extract them but everytime I do it starts tra Forum SolvedInstalling a second hard drive in windows 7 machine and read/write is extremely slow Forum SolvedAgonizingly slow hard drive - is it set up wrong? Forum SolvedWhy is my laptop's hard drive extremely slow? Impossible for multitasking. Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive USB 3.0 slow speed Forum SolvedHard Drive is slow all of a sudden. Forum SolvedGaming is slow... hard drive? Forum SolvedVery slow hard drive and gaming Forum SolvedWill compressing my hard drive slow the computer down? Forum SolvedHard Drive cannot boot to OS and slow Forum Solved[NeedHelp] I manage to repair Corrupt MBR External Hard Drive but It's really slow Forum SolvedHard drive overheats, responds slow and does not create a system image Forum SolvedWD External Hard Drive Usb 3.0 randomly disconnecting and very slow transfer rate Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 External Hard Drive, extremely slow transfer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !