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When I search for external hard drives they don't show RPM?

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February 26, 2013 3:51:53 PM

Hello,
Do they have RPM and if they do how can I find it out?

If I used a USB 3.0, would it be a good RPM of which compares to internal?
a b G Storage
February 26, 2013 4:01:45 PM

Hello... you need to Google/Search MFG'r sites for more details... Look for a 7200 always for best speed... avoid the 5400 models when you can.
February 26, 2013 4:13:45 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... you need to Google/Search MFG'r sites for more details... Look for a 7200 always for best speed... avoid the 5400 models when you can.


Even when searching the websites I cannot find the information. Do they even have RPM?
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a b G Storage
February 26, 2013 4:19:14 PM

Hello... give me a link of what you are looking at, what your thinking of buying... RPM = revolutions per minute... 5400/7200/10000... You can buy your own External case and put any drive you want to in it.
February 26, 2013 4:25:35 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... give me a link of what you are looking at, what your thinking of buying... RPM = revolutions per minute.


something on the lines of this -

So i could buy an internal and place it in a case for external use?

Also I would use it for gaming so you have any other suggestions?
February 26, 2013 4:40:56 PM

It is a 5400 rpm drive. With Seagate if they don't mention 7200 rpm it will be a 5400 rpm drive.

Why would you use an external drive for gaming?
a b G Storage
February 26, 2013 4:43:36 PM

Hello... http://uk.shopping.com/xSBS-dell-dell-1tb-external-hard... Unit is 5400 RPM... they use alot of 5400's because of less power needed to Run as a portable device.

Yes... you can search External cases... USB3.0 and Sata Interface and size of drive you wish to use, ( 3.5/2.5 ), and insert it into the case yourself.
February 26, 2013 5:08:55 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... http://uk.shopping.com/xSBS-dell-dell-1tb-external-hard... Unit is 5400 RPM... they use alot of 5400's because of less power needed to Run as a portable device.

Yes... you can search External cases... USB3.0 and Sata Interface and size of drive you wish to use, ( 3.5/2.5 ), and insert it into the case yourself.


However would there be a downside of it being slightly slower because i would use USB 3.0 instead of it being in the actual computer.
February 26, 2013 6:13:50 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... Yes... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0
6 Gbit/s vs 3.2 Gbit/s... if you want speed? SSD and direct into your computer, SATA 3 direct into your computer... pretty simple truth... any USB external I have ever used is slow, slow, slow... and is used for important data backup only.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2359068,00.asp
http://www.everythingusb.com/speed.html


How could i do the SSD thing?
a b G Storage
February 27, 2013 2:28:26 PM

Hello.... What is your current computer model/motherboard/Specs?
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