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Ok so I have 1 - 7200RPM as my Windows 7 Drive and I also have a 5400RPM drive which is just for storage and stuff.

Would it be better if I put games on my 5400RPM drive than the 7200RPM drive which is running my OS ?

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Keeps your games on the faster drive for better load times, etc. The stuff you just need to store keep it on the 5400 rpm drive. Thanks
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Originally Posted by lukeibob View Post

Ok so I have 1 - 7200RPM as my Windows 7 Drive and I also have a 5400RPM drive which is just for storage and stuff.
Would it be better if I put games on my 5400RPM drive than the 7200RPM drive which is running my OS ?
thanks

Depends how much room you have on it, 7200rpm would decrease loading times, but not by much I would think. If you want noticeable performance, get a SSD smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Klinkey View Post

Depends how much room you have on it, 7200rpm would decrease loading times, but not by much I would think. If you want noticeable performance, get a SSD smile.gif

Im planning on getting a i7 2600K and maybe an SSD with the spare cash biggrin.gif
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Keeps your games on the faster drive for better load times, etc. The stuff you just need to store keep it on the 5400 rpm drive. Thanks

Thanks

Does anybody know if I should install FSX onto my 5400 drive or keep it on my 7200 ? FSX is a very cpu intensive game and is very demanding.
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If you have the space I would keep it on the 7200rpm drive also. FSX is a great game too. Thanks
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RPM is just one factor in determining a drive's speed.

What are their capacities? Have you run HDTune on both and taken screenshots so that we can compare?

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