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I was given a 15,000RPM SCSI harddrive with the PCI-E slot expansion card.. My question is... Which would be faster? My SCSI 15k RPM drive, Or my basic Western Digital 500gb SATA drive?
Edited by MasterDan - 5/24/11 at 6:07pm
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most definitely the 15k. it has over 2x the RPM of the WD. (7.2k)
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most definitely the 15k. it has over 2x the RPM of the WD. (7.2k)
But wouldn't it be bottle necked going through a PCI adapter?
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Anyone else got input?
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u mentioned PCI-Express so no.
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I was given a 15,000RPM SCSI harddrive with the PCI-E slot expansion card.. My question is... Which would be faster? My SCSI 15k RPM drive, Or my basic Western Digital 500gb SATA drive?
Yes, but if you really want a comparison, tell us what we're supposed to be comparing it to!
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post #7 of 24
model numbers? The SCSI drive could be a couple of years old, or it could be 15 years old. And the WD could be a fast-ish Black, or a slow-as-you-like Green.

Chances are the 15k drive will make the better OS drive, but if it's really old then it may not be the best choice (especially if your WD drive is decent).
post #8 of 24
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The main SATA drive is just a basic 500gb Western Digital drive that came out of an external.

The SCSI drive is. Fujitsu Max 3073RC

It's installed in my PC right now, So I can't exactly get all the info off of it.
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Fujitsu MAX3073RC Hard Drives SAS 73GB-15000RPM

To be exact.
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Anyone at all? I wanna use it... But unsure of it'd be worth all the reformatting and what not
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