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Windows 7: The Truth About Hard Drive RPM (Rotations Per Minute)

22 Feb 2010   #11
Wandering Flame


I am not that familiar with partitioning. Anyway, I'll stick with 5400 RPM and 500 GB since 500 GB only comes with 5400 RPM anyway. My laptop lasting shorter because of higher RPM doesn't sound great to me.

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22 Feb 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering Flame View Post
I am not that familiar with partitioning. Anyway, I'll stick with 5400 RPM and 500 GB since 500 GB only comes with 5400 RPM anyway. My laptop lasting shorter because of higher RPM doesn't sound great to me.
Western digital and Seagate both make 7200 rpm 500GB HDDs for laptops. I'm willing to trade the shorter life for the performance boost since it is not much of a chore for me to replace a $90 HDD. It's a matter of personal preference.
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23 Feb 2010   #13
Wandering Flame


I was talking about Dell computers, specifically Dell laptops.
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23 Feb 2010   #14


That's because the average dell would catch on fire if they tried to use the hardware I have in my laptop
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24 Feb 2010   #15

windows 8.1 Pro x64

I done exactly what that article said.

My old drive was a 36gig raptor. On paper it has superior access time to my new drive.
My new drive is a 640 gig WD black cavalier.

I made my C: partition the first 100gig of space. That 100gig partition at the start of the drive outperforms the raptor easily and is also 3x the size so fragmentation will be much less. As a bonus I get 500 gig of storage space on the 2nd partition.
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