7200 RPM VS 5400 RPM Tags: Hard Drives Computers Storage Last response: April 3, 2012 10:38 PM in Storage Share miz89 April 3, 2012 7:20:12 PM How much fasted the 7200? Does it realy matter? When you can see that you have only 5400 rpm There are many expensive computers that have only 5400 RPM I do not understand why there is only 5400 rpm More about : 7200 rpm 5400 rpm seanny April 3, 2012 10:15:52 PM When the drive is empty you can tell that 7,200 is faster.It's not huge difference but you will notice.Run some tests to determine for yourself exactly.Some people don't mind drives that are a little slower. HugoStiglitz a b G Storage April 3, 2012 10:38:03 PM for a drive that contains windows and where your programs and games are installed you WILL notice the difference. Windows, Programs & Games will take noticeably longer to load As a data drive for movies, music & such there you would not notice the difference unless you are moving large amounds of data around regulary. 5400rpm drives are generally limited to laptops now. 5400 died out in 3.5" drives for a good few years (40gb onwards really) there has been a revival and 5900 rpm 3.5" high capacity drives have been quite popular Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsb 3.0 on 7200 rpm drive vs sata 5400 rpm Forum Solved5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD for laptop Forum Solved1TB @ 7200RPM (sata III - 6GB/s) thermal performance vs 1TB 5400RPM (sata III - 3GB/s) Forum SolvedWhich hard drive is faster? (5400rpm SSHD vs 7200 rpm SSHD) Forum Solved7200rpm HDD vs 5400rpm HDD With 128GB Os Drive Forum Solved5400rpm vs 7200 Forum SolvedWD Blue 1TB @7200 RPM vs Green 2TB @5400 RPM Forum Solved7200 RPM DUAL HARD DRIVE vs 5400 RPM HYBRID - Which is better? Forum Solved2.5" 7200rpm vs 5400rpm Forum 5400RPM vs 7200RPM HDD for OS Drive Forum SolvedRAID 0 7200 RPM vs RAID 1 5400 RPM Forum Solved2.5" 7200rpm vs 3.5" 5400rpm Forum Solved5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm for simulations Forum Solved750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache vs. 640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache Forum Solved5400 vs 7200 rpm... Forum seagate 7200rpm vs wd 5400prm? Forum 5400rpm vs. 7200 rpm? Forum 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM Forum 7200RPM vs 5400RPM Forum Advice on 5400 vs 7200RPM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !