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5400 rpm drive as slave to 7200 rpm master

Last response: in Storage
December 26, 2002 2:53:47 PM

I'm sure this is a nOOb question, but then...I am a nOOb...

I have a WD 80gb 7200 rpm 8mb cache hard drive that I want to use as a master to a slave Maxtor 5400 rpm 6gb drive. Will this cause any slowdown or performance issues to the WD drive in normal daily use? I know it will be slower if I copy from one to the other, but what about normal everyday use?

goldarn the pusherman
December 27, 2002 8:28:53 AM

Usually it shouldnt, as i did something similar for a while, but it may slow down drive to drive transfers a little. But as one drive is slow anyway, you probably wont notice it.

If you do notice any slowdowns then by all means put it seperately on a different cable.

<b><font color=purple>[Rik_]</font color=purple> I wonder how many people have made their own phasechange system?
<font color=blue>[LHGPooBaa]</font color=blue> I get phasechange whenever i eat a hot chillie :lol:  </b>