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September 20, 2012 4:31:25 PM

I am trying to compare two hard drives and do not know which is the better option. The 500GB 7200 rpm or the 1TB 5400RPM+32GB SSD for $100 more. The actual hard drives are not really a concern because I don't go over 300GB. I just play a few video games and schoolwork. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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a b G Storage
September 20, 2012 4:36:45 PM

Why not the faster 7200 rpm 500GB drive and for 100 dollars get a 120 GB SSD to boot from.
a b G Storage
September 20, 2012 4:40:59 PM

tomkatt1211 said:
I am trying to compare two hard drives and do not know which is the better option. The 500GB 7200 rpm or the 1TB 5400RPM+32GB SSD for $100 more. The actual hard drives are not really a concern because I don't go over 300GB. I just play a few video games and schoolwork. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


It looks to me that the HDD's are of a concern to you as you are looking at adding the SSD as well to offset the speed limitation of the 1TB HDD.

I would opt for the 1TB without SSD only from a pricing standpoint. If you are looking at performance I would opt for the 500GB 7200HDD and the 32GB SSD.
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September 20, 2012 4:48:17 PM

I'm really new when it comes to these kinds of things so hopefully you'll bear with me. It's actually for a laptop. the Y580. It came with those two options, don't know how to do both at the same time.
a b G Storage
September 20, 2012 5:02:02 PM

Well if one of the drives is replacing the internal unit in said laptop, then make it an 128GB+ SSD as mentioned above and then use either HDD as an external unit preferably the 1TB HDD.

hope this helps.
September 20, 2012 5:10:07 PM

Are you looking at buying this laptop or are you upgrading one you already have?
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