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RPM on External Hard Drive?

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Hey guys!

Basically, I'm about to order the parts for my new computer. Long story short, blah blah blah, I'd like to be able to take my external hard drive, crack it open, and just slot it in my machine.

I'm trying to figure out if it's 7200 RPM or 5400 RPM, and I can't figure out how to know!

Here's the harddrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136471
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=260 <-- the 2 TB version

This is purely a gaming/entertainment machine, as all of my important documents I do on my laptop. Because of that, I am purchasing a 128 GB SSD to load my games and OS on, on the new computer. Does RPM really matter, on this second drive? It will be almost exclusively for movies, music, and things like that. I doubt I'll load any programs on it, at all.
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TBH, if you're just using it for storage the RPM of the drive is irrelevant.

You could do a benchmark on it when it's in your computer, that'd give you a better indication of what drive is in there.

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