5400 vs 7200 rpm lifetimes Tags: Hard Drives Cases HD Storage Last response: February 23, 2002 2:04 AM in Storage Share skimzzz February 23, 2002 1:31:52 AM Are there data on which one lasts longer? Also, is it usu the case that bad sectors develop before a HD crashes? Assuming you exclude failure due to external shock. More about : 5400 7200 rpm lifetimes Arrow February 23, 2002 2:04:21 AM With today's drives, they're expected to last about the same. However, "theoretically", the 5400 RPM drive lasts longer due to slower rotational speed. Usually yes. Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM Forum7200RPM vs 5400RPM ForumAdvice on 5400 vs 7200RPM ForumRAID 0 7200 RPM vs RAID 1 5400 RPM Forum2.5" 7200rpm vs 3.5" 5400rpm Forum5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm for simulations Forum7200rpm vs . 5400rpm laptop HDD question Forum750GB 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM Forum5400 vs 7200 RPM Forum7200 RPM VS 5400 RPM ForumI7 5400rpm vs 15 7200rpm Forum5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm external hard drive Forum5400rpm vs 7200 ? Forum5400 rpm vs . 7200 rpm Forum5400 RPM Vs 7200 RPM Forum5400 vs 7200 RPM Drives in RAID5 ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum5400 vs 7200 warranties Forum5400 vs. 7200 Forum5400 vs 7200 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !