Rpm speed hard drives Tags: Hard Drives HD Storage Last response: September 26, 2012 8:20 PM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage September 26, 2012 8:08:09 PM Hello, I have just bought a toshiba 2.5" HD for my pc. This is a relacement for the old drive that is 665 days old. The new Hard drive is 5400rpms, but my old HD is 7200rpms. My question is why it takes 1min 12sec to boot up the 2.5" HD, and my old one take 45sec. remind u the old one is 665days old, but still works. More about : rpm speed hard drives scout_03 a b G Storage September 26, 2012 8:14:41 PM check the specs of both drive the read and write time of the 5400 must be slower that why it took longer to load aaab September 26, 2012 8:17:12 PM Why did you buy a 2.5" HD for your PC? The 5400 drives are quite a lot slower you should only use them if physical space is limited e.g. in a laptop. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Skippy27 a b G Storage September 26, 2012 8:20:38 PM If I threw a baseball to you at 70mph and then threw it to you at 50mph, wouldnt you expect it to be slower? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedspeaking of a hard drive, what is more important? RPM or the read speed? Forum Best for speeding up games: 10,000RPM hard drive vs Hybrid hard drive? Forum SolvedIs it better to have more rpm or more cache in hard drives? Forum SolvedDoes rpm affect the speed of an USB 3.0 external hard disk? Forum Solved5900 rpm hard drives slow? Forum SolvedFastest write speeds of 7200RPM drives Forum SolvedIs it possible to increase Hard Drive RPM? Hard Drive OC Forum SolvedNew Hard drive or SSD? From 5600 RPM Forum SolvedWhat to buy- Hard drive edition, 5400-7400rpm, 2tb-4tb, Cost? Forum SolvedBest 7200 rpm Hard Drive for a Toshiba Qosmio x875 Forum Solved1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive vs 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive? Forum Solved4gb to 8gb ram or 7200rpm hard drive to SSD Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA Installation Forum 7200rpm + 5400rpm Hard drives, PC running slowly! Forum SolvedWhich hard drive is faster? (5400rpm SSHD vs 7200 rpm SSHD) Forum When I search for external hard drives they don't show RPM? Forum RPM speed of notebook drives Forum Advice for a Beginnner: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Forum Solved7200 RPM DUAL HARD DRIVE vs 5400 RPM HYBRID - Which is better? Forum Bigger SSD for gaming your use my 7200 rpm hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !