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

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?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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 - http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-sgr39210-external-hard-drive-1tb-black-16787142-pdt.html

    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?
  5. 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?
  6. Hello... http://uk.shopping.com/xSBS-dell-dell-1tb-external-hard-drive-seagate-seagate-expansion-sgr39210-portable-hard-drive-1tb-black~PRDLT-129965258-136683701 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.
  7. Ironsounds said:
    Hello... http://uk.shopping.com/xSBS-dell-dell-1tb-external-hard-drive-seagate-seagate-expansion-sgr39210-portable-hard-drive-1tb-black~PRDLT-129965258-136683701 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. Hello.... What is your current computer model/motherboard/Specs?
  11. Ironsounds said:
    Hello.... What is your current computer model/motherboard/Specs?


    I am in fact using a laptop. So don't know if that effects anything.

    But here is a link to my laptop http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-15-6-inch-Integrated-Graphics-Windows/dp/B0083GJEXC
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