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Has HDD performance changed in the last 4 years?

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Quick question - I have a few 7.2k HDDs that are like 3.5-4 years old...right now they are my primary drives..but i am moving them as storage once my 256gb m4 ssd comes in.

I am just wondering if I should buy a new 1TB 7.2k hdd instead...are they any better now a days? or has the hdd technology/performance stayed basically the same?

I have a 250g and 500g seagate...and a 74gb 10k wd raptor. i really don't need more storage space...ill probably just connect the 500gb and remove the 250gb/74gb. HD are cheap now a days..but i rather not spend money if there is hardly any performance gain.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/29/11 at 9:28pm
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I personally wont buy a larger, newer drive if I don't need the space. The only upgrade I see being plausible is a SSD.

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At 4 years old, I'd be too worried that they'd break down to use them as storage. I'd definitely be buying new drives... but I guess that depends on how much you value your data... I value mine a lot.
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Not really just faster SATA speeds. SSD is the new fast now and hard drives price went up a TON lately. Something about the flooding near a factory for WD or seagate
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