Solved RPM vs Storage Tags: Hard Drives Cache Storage Seagate Last response: September 6, 2012 2:28 AM in Storage Share montosaurous August 26, 2012 5:03:57 AM So there are 2 $89.99 Seagate HDDs. One is 1TB, 7200 RPM. The other is 1.5TB, 5900 RPM. Both have matching statistic everywhere else, including 64MB cache. So should I opt for higher RPM or higher storage space? More about : rpm storage | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Dr_JRE August 26, 2012 10:10:54 PM Depends on what you are using the computer for, but you will almost surely be happier with a faster drive. more storage can be added later, but a slow hard drive will slow everything down. | Report abuse unreal9400 August 27, 2012 3:06:21 PM Get the 1TB, 7200 RPM | Report abuse Hawkeye22 Storage Expert August 27, 2012 4:09:07 PM Unless this is for a HTPC, go for the 7200. | Report abuse montosaurous September 6, 2012 2:28:34 AM Best answer selected by Montosaurous. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>RPM vs Storage> Related ressources: ForumDoes gaming storage need 7200 rpm ? ForumHow does the term RPM relate to the storage media? What is the RPM for a floppy Forum5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM ForumLow rpm vs high rpm ForumSata transfer rates vs RPM Forum1TB vs 500GB 7200 RPM in hard drives which is better? Forum7200 vs . 10000 RPM Forum10Krpm single drive vs 7200 rpm -RAID ForumOld IDE 7200 RPM vs New SATA Caviar Green Forum1 x SSD vs 2 7200 RPM SATA in RAID1....What would be faster? ForumI feel dumb, but SCSI vs SATA, Adding more storage ? ForumRAID 0 7200 RPM vs RAID 1 5400 RPM ForumRunning games off hard drives 7,200 vs 10,000 rpm ForumGen 1 Raptor vs current 7200 RPM drive ForumIntel x25 m vs segate cheeta 15k rpm in raid 5 ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] Using ssd boot drive and hdd storage (need help) ForumQuestion about storage.. Forum[Solved] Don't know why storage space is being taken up Forum[Solved] Help With My Storage Situation More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !