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Windows 7: How many RPM does my HDD have?


21 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 
How many RPM does my HDD have?

I googled the model number, but I get different results, some saying 5400 RPM and some saying 7200 RPM.

So my question is: How many RPM does this HDD have?

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21 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Green drives are advertised as Intellipower, not 5400/5900/7200RPM. Most likely they are either 5400 or 5900RPM but there is no way to know short of using scientific equipment to measure the frequency of the drive.
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21 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 

Well that sucks, since I want to use a harddisk with 7200+ RPM.

Thanks anyways
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21 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That HDD is more for storage instead of the Operating System. You'd be better off with an SSD if you want better performance for your OS drive.
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21 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 

Yeah but I don't have the budget for a SSD as of right now, so I was hoping this would be a 7200 RPM HDD so I could use it as a temporary replacement for a SSD.
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21 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Gotcha. Sorry to say it's not though........most people generally assume Green drives are "variable speed" and they are between 5400 and 5900 RPM, but they are a fixed speed. More than likely they are 5900RPM hard drives.
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21 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If its a 3.5 inch form factor drive its likely a 7200 RPM drive. If its a 2.5 inch form factor drive its likely a 5400 RPM drive. Desktop 3.5 inch drives are usually 7200 RPM drives while laptop 2.5 inch drives are 5400 RPM drives. Green is a power saving version, go Black for more performance.
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21 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 

I see. Thanks a lot for your knowledge, +rep

I went to look at SSD's anyways and I found two fairly cheap 120GB ones, but I am not sure what to look for.
If you had to chose one of these, which one would it be? (They both cost exactly the same in my country)

Kingston: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review | Disk drives (hdd & ssd) Reviews | TechRadar
Samsung: Specs - Solid State Drives MZ-7TE120 | Samsung Memory & Storage
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21 Sep 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It depends on what speed your SATA port is. The Kingston drive is SATA 600, if you only have SATA 300 (SATA II) its overkill.
I have a Crucial M4 128GB SSD and a Crucial M4 256GB SSD in my ASUS K75DE Laptop. I have no complaints, the price was right and the customer reviews were good.
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21 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

These days form factor doesn't really play a part in drive speed. His particular HDD is advertised as Intellispeed, which is generally regarded as low power/low speed mostly for data storage.

It doesn't make a difference as far as performance whether he has SATA II or SATA III ports. It doesn't affect Random 4K Read/Write speeds or Access times. Also, if he upgrades his system in the next few years and has SATA III ports, the SSD is ready to go. A SATA II SSD or one running at SATA II speed is a world faster than any hard drive made.

I would go with the Samsung EVO for sure.
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