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August 4, 2012 9:53:54 PM

Im looking to reinstall windows on one of my computers but not sure which will be better performance wise

WD5000aaks - 550gb 7200rpm 16mb cache 3gb/s sata
WD10ears - 1TB 5400 rpm 64mb cache 3gb/s sata

not looking to buy a new HDD for os but out of those 2 which would i benefit the most from

any advice is welcome

Thank you for your time

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August 5, 2012 12:57:35 AM

I'm no expert by any means, not even a novice, but I would imagine the 7200rpm will give better performance.

By the way, are these the two hard drives in your PCs, or are these potential replacement/second drives?
August 5, 2012 1:00:12 AM

the 1tb is in the pc currently the 500gb is out of an old pc that rarely gets used using a 80gb hdd that i had lying around for os drive at the moment seagate 80gb 5400 rpm not sure of the cache out of an old ps3
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August 5, 2012 1:18:45 AM

Without looking up benchmarks, I would say that the newer drive will give better performance.
I can't tell which is newer. Look on the drives there should be a build date on the sticker.

A new 5400 drive with higher density can outperform older 7200drive.

If the builddates are close, then go with the 7200
August 5, 2012 1:23:42 AM

well after looking at the two drives the 500gb was built in 2007 and the 1TB was build in 2010 so guess i`ll go with the 1tb at 5400 rpm see how that works more than likely will be better than the 80gb anyways