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Windows 7: Switching out Hard Drive to 10000 RPM's

12 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Is it worth it for me to get the WD raptor and spend $200.00 or just keep with what I have the standard 200GB 7200rpms.
If you are after a speed upgrade....10,000RPM drives are not the answer. SSDs are.

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12 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Of course, back before SSD drives came out...the answer for a speed increase from 7,200RPM drives was indeed moving to 10,000 RPM raptor drives. Gamers and tons of techies felt the 10k's were the way to go by far. So, since that technology hasn't slowed I think it's relevant. There is just a faster option now available.

I think you will see a modest increase in performance going from a 7,200 RPM drive to a raptor. You would see a substantial increase moving to an SSD drive...but for $ will be stuck with a 32-64GB drive at best in the SSD variety.

My questions would be;
1). What performance problems are you experiencing now??
2). what do you do with your computer??
3). what are you hoping to gain from moving to 10k drives??
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12 Feb 2010   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Is it worth it for me to get the WD raptor and spend $200.00 or just keep with what I have the standard 200GB 7200rpms.
I'd stick with what you have... or add cheaper storage like say a WD Caviar Black, which has not only 7200RPM, but also 32MB cache, and dual cpu's on the controller.... a great buy at under a hundo! <--- I own 2 WD Caviar Blacks... best & fastest 3.5" HDD I've owned!
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