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What is a slow hard drive?

Last response: in Storage
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

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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.
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