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 318 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWill a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III (6GBs) hard drive to 1.5? ForumMy internal hard disk is very slow now what can i do ForumHow to make a hard drive perform really slow . ForumSlow hard drive on Win2k (not what you think) ForumHelp! My hard drive is F*cked. SUPER SLOW and unresponsive ForumHard drive is slow ForumHard drive light stays on and system slow ForumNew Seagate 3TB internal hard drive running very slow - help? ForumWestern digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate ForumSlow installs on Hard Drive ? ForumSlow hard drive ForumInstalled a third hard drive and computer is now very slow ForumDoes having 3 hard drives slow down your computer ForumCould my hard drive be damaged? Slow computer ForumSecond hard drive very slow ForumStrange Hard Drive issue and extremely slow read/write speeds ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumTrying to boot from XP Drive, Need help with Error. Forum[Solved] Is This Drive Dead or am I Just Being Stupid ForumCan Win7 read an MS-DOS drive? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !