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December 14, 2012 5:07:24 PM

What is better in rpms? I have found a few drives that are similiar in price, both have either 7200 or 10000 rpm.

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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 5:10:28 PM

well 10k rpm spins faster than the 7.2k rpms...10k drives are faster but they are louder and more expensive
if you want a 10k rpm drive look up into wd velociraptors
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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 5:15:31 PM

the higher rpm the better, expect that 10k rpm drives offer verry little performance boost for the price(as its increasing into hybrid sshdd zone prices.
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December 14, 2012 5:20:17 PM

is it a lot louder?
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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 9:54:26 PM

I was a huge WD Velocoraptor fan. But the new SSD's gobble the raptors for breakfast. Just get a cheapie HDD to hold your music and stuff, and a 128GB or larger SSD for Windows and your games and you will be optimized.
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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 10:33:10 PM

vmartelle said:
is it a lot louder?


No, I doubt you'll hear much with the case closed and the cpu/gpu fans.

I'm with babernet, I love the Raptors, bought every one from 74GB to the 300GB, (along with tons of normal drives) but I skipped the latest for a PCI-E SSD for boot, and when my scatch disk died I replaced it with a SSD.
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December 14, 2012 11:00:34 PM

Depending on what you want to do with it you might want to consider an SSD considering their current prices.
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