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HD speed limiting factor???

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2001 2:28:29 AM

I'm currently thinking of buying a Notebook for gaming:
My question is regarding if HDspeed will be the limiting factor in my system??

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Dell Inspiron 8000
850 PIII
256MB RAM
15 tft sxga
32MB Geforce2go
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I can choose between a

HD 20GB
13ms read/write seek-time
4200 rpm
ATA-4

or a
HD 32MB
12ms read 13ms write seek-time
5200 rpm
ATA-5

I dont actually need 32MB space, but considering the specs.
given below of my soon-to-be gaming-machine, will the HD-speed be
the limiting factor? The fastest HD to date in Notebooks is 5200rpm.
There is a price difference of 400$ I think.
If it's not worth it I am considering buying a CDRW/DVD combo for the extra money.

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April 8, 2001 3:17:25 AM

<b>32</b> MB of hard drive spave? :lol:  You have barely enough space to install any games, not to mention the entire Windows operating system!

Anyway if you were referring to 32GB, I think you should consider other options. I'm not sure about laptops, but I guess there are better options out there. My friend has a laptop, and we know that his laptop is not as fast as mine because I have a faster hdd than his. So hdd is the bottleneck. But if I were to choose between the 2, I would go for the 20GB model because it is only a tad slower, and you do not need any larger hdd. Higher spindle speeds could mean loewr battery life as well.

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