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RPM on the hard drive
HoDog14 Apr-16-02 04:07 PM
is the RPM on a hard drive really important? Higher RPM= ? It seems like most hard drives are 7200 RPM, but i just bought one that was 560 RPM with 60 Gigabites. Is mine inferior, and if so, by how much and in what areas will this show?

1. RE: RPM on the hard drive
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-16-02 04:52 PM
In response to message 0
Is that 5400 rpm?? Its not that its inferior its just that its a little slower, in most applications you wont be able to tell a difference better the two. In normal day to day use you would barely be able to tell, however if this is a gaming pc or used with database entensive apps it will be. I wouldn't worry that much about it.

2. RE: RPM on the hard drive
lbyard Apr-16-02 05:06 PM
In response to message 1
I can sure tell the difference on my computer. The 30 GByte 7,200 RPM ATA 100 drive on my 500 MHz K6-2 is like night and day compared to the 6.4 GByte, 5,400, ATA 66 drive it replaced. Larry

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