Currently I have both 7200 and 5400 RPM hard drives running in similar systems. I don't seem to notice a difference between them in game performance in Counter Strike, etc.. I just wanted to get some additional input from knowledgeable people such as yourself. Thanks for your input. Any additional thoughts would be appreciated.
The speed in newer drives with the 7200 rpm is better than the first that were sold
and with higher density platters, it is noticeably faster. I don't see as much difference in
gaming as I do in data intensive tasks such as video editing. They defag more quickly also.
If you have big files it makes a difference. If you have plenty of room, I wouldn't recommend
a new drive for gaming only because you won't see that much difference.
:smile: <b><font color=green> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=green></b> :smile:
Great, thanks again for the input. I do have to buy another HD as this system will be running in addition to my other ones. I'm thinking that I'll go with the 5400 and save a few bucks since the performance difference doesn't seem to be that great. I appreciate your help.
In case you haven't seen the Special Edition Western Digital drives, they now come in three sizes 120,100, and 80GB running at 7500 RPM with 8MB cache. These drives are about as fast as they come for IDE.