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Older 7200RPM = slower?

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Planning to do a very light gaming build for my little brother. We're going to scrap some parts from his previous PC (just the optical drive and hdd). What i'm worried about is that his old 7200rpm hdd will be very slow. So do HDDs slow with age? Do I have to buy a new one? His old rig is an OEM media center pc m7265c.
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As far as I know "age" of a drive does not impact the "speed". I am using the 750g drive out of my hp m8034f media center pc as a data drive for my c300 64g ssd. That mechanical drive is just as fast today as it was when it was first powered up.
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Run HDTune across the drive and post a screenshot. It'll tell us how fast the drive is. We can then tell you how it compares to a modern drive.

http://www.hdtune.com/download.html

The free version (v255) is fine.
     
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post #4 of 6
I would just keep it. Especially since HDD prices are skyrocketing due to the flooding in Thailand, where Western Digital produces the drives.
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Do what KRAMY said he helped me with my drive. He speaks good information
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Ok I'll see if I can get that done today.
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ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
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