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 SolvedUsb 3.0 on 7200 rpm drive vs sata 5400 rpm Forum Solved5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD for laptop Forum Solved1TB @ 7200RPM (sata III - 6GB/s) thermal performance vs 1TB 5400RPM (sata III - 3GB/s) Forum SolvedWhich hard drive is faster? (5400rpm SSHD vs 7200 rpm SSHD) Forum Solved7200rpm HDD vs 5400rpm HDD With 128GB Os Drive Forum Solved5400rpm vs 7200 Forum SolvedWD Blue 1TB @7200 RPM vs Green 2TB @5400 RPM Forum Solved7200 RPM DUAL HARD DRIVE vs 5400 RPM HYBRID - Which is better? Forum Solved2.5" 7200rpm vs 5400rpm Forum SolvedRAID 0 7200 RPM vs RAID 1 5400 RPM Forum Solved2.5" 7200rpm vs 3.5" 5400rpm Forum Solved5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm for simulations Forum 5400RPM vs 7200RPM HDD for OS Drive Forum Solved750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache vs. 640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache Forum Solved5400 vs 7200 rpm... Forum seagate 7200rpm vs wd 5400prm? Forum 5400rpm vs. 7200 rpm? Forum 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM Forum 7200RPM vs 5400RPM Forum Advice on 5400 vs 7200RPM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !