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August 16, 2001 7:38:12 PM

Would the average user notice the difference between a 5400RPM hard drive and a 7200RPM hard drive when using regular apps (Word, Excel, etc.) and a bit of gaming?

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August 16, 2001 7:57:47 PM

The difference is there. For office it will depend how perceptive/patient you are. Everything will open faster, and any other cases where the disk is accessed will be less time consuming. For gaming, the games will open and load faster and depending on the game and your computer speed, the game might run more smoothly (my brother had a reasonably fast system but it had a 5400 RPM drive. Many newer games were jerky for the first 10-20 seconds of gameplay as the rest of the game was being loaded into memory. When he went to a 7200 RPM drive, the jerky time was cut to about 3-5 seconds).

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August 16, 2001 8:22:37 PM

They'd notice if they switched from 5400 to 7200. But if you gave them a 5400 and said it was a 7200, they'd never know.



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August 16, 2001 9:47:36 PM

Isn't that always the way of things.
Just the other day I sold my grandma a 486 system as a 1.4Ghz Athlon. She was very impressed with the performance, and I made $1200 profit. J/K

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August 16, 2001 10:01:26 PM

You'd notice a difference. Like the other guy said, apps will load, open, and save faster. With games, you'll notice a difference when loading levels and stages.

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August 16, 2001 10:15:25 PM

For just a second I thought you were serious. I was gonna track you down and beat you up :) 



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August 16, 2001 10:20:23 PM

Nope. I was just trying to reiterate your point and make a joke at the same time.

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August 16, 2001 10:47:41 PM

Ok, price is an issue, so can anyone tell me who makes the fastest 5400RPM hard drive?

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August 17, 2001 2:27:34 AM

I've noticed a difference. I went from a 5400 to 7400- games and apps seem to load faster.

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August 17, 2001 3:53:22 AM

yes. a very destinct performance increase, provided the 7200 drive is of the same age or younger and has the same amount of cache and interface.

im eagerly awaiting the release of the 10,000rpm IDE drives... but i guess that wont happen for over a year :( 

p.s. do the math.
5400rpm = 90 revolutions per second.
7200rpm = 120 revs per second.

if the heads have to move back and forwards to find data, the faster they reach it the better. and a faster spin rate means they can read more off the drive in any given unit of time.


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