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: ForumWhen I search for external hard drives they don't show RPM ? ForumRPM speed of notebook drives Forum1TB vs 500GB 7200 RPM in hard drives which is better? ForumRunning games off hard drives 7,200 vs 10,000 rpm ForumSAS Hard Drives : 15,000 vs. 10,000 RPM Forum10,000 rpm hard drives question Forum"Real-world perspective" on 7200 rpm Hard Drives ? ForumHD rpm speed Forum5400 rpm hard drive versus 7200 rpm performance ForumHard drive rpm ForumMonitor Hard Drive RPM ? ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumExternal Hard drive missing after partition ForumIomega external hard drive reading problem on Mac ForumTrying to format my Seagate hard drive on my Windows 7 Desktop ForumHard disk makes noise ForumNeeding new hard drive ForumCan't access external hard drive ForumSoftware to format a write protected hard disk Forum[Solved] NAS server and failing drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !