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Windows 7: HDD

13 Sep 2010   #21

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

will 7200 rpm consume more power?

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13 Sep 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im not sure, as I am not that familiar with power usage of HDs in laptops.
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13 Sep 2010   #23

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I just checked for electrical requirements..I noticed that 7200 RPM drives consume a bit less power than 5400 RPM one..IS it okay?
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13 Sep 2010   #24

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It might be the new models use less power, so it's possible.



@Wishmaster,

Newegg standard price for the X25-V is $99 now, the 25nm's are coming....
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13 Sep 2010   #25

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

should I consider 5400 or 7200?
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13 Sep 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

High Speed HDs means slightly better access time, especially with regards to larger capacity. However, at higher speeds, there is a chance of it being hotter.

However, it has been a while since I actually looked and tested drives for laptops and seeing the results for the thermal part of it. I am pretty sure that higher RPM HDs will have better access times though.
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13 Sep 2010   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That and the fact most (like the one I linked for example) will have a large cache as well.
Looked like many of the 5200RPM laptop drives had a 8MB cache, as opposed to the 16MB on the 7200s. This will help with performance slightly.



Dave I was thinking the $99 was just a sale And thats a good price for those SSDs. Even though its a value drive, they are great performers.

I want another one, but think Ill wait just a bit longer to see how these next ones look.
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13 Sep 2010   #28

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

So do u suggest me to go for 7200 RPM?
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13 Sep 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

That strictly depends on you.

Does it need to be 'fast' or just usable. 5400 RPM is fine if you don't give a hoot on disk access speeds. How heavy of data use are you going to be using the drive or how much you willing to spend. SSD would be idea if you want performance, as there is no worry about spindle speed to deal with data, but it is overkill if the laptop is just doing simple word processing and web browsing. It's like buying a porche to do sunday driving around the block.
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13 Sep 2010   #30

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I only use it for browsing and for lite games..So can I go for 640 GB 5400 RPM drive?
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