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7200 RPM-drives are the same price as 5400 RPM-drives nowadays. In fact, it's hard to get a hold of 5400 RPM-drives. They are irrelevant in desktop PCs, and soon also in notebook PCs.
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You wouldn't want to either if you're trying to game and use Fraps,or using Photoshop and doing something else on the same 5400RPM drive.


It doesn't matter whether you want to or not.

Failed to find any applications that see Benefits outside of the margin of error, and as for the other post above me, If 5400RPm drives are hard to find (they aren't) and 7200 are the big thing, Then why is one of the major HDD manufacturers Ceasing 7200rpm laptop drives....
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Samsung R. I. P - giving it to Seagate was a downer straight away!
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Terrible news for me since laptops are my primary gaming machines and especially since some 15" models only have one drive bay.

How many desktop gamers want to confine themselves to one drive and no 7200rpm options?


..go on, give it a test run for a few months.
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You wouldn't want to either if you're trying to game and use Fraps,or using Photoshop and doing something else on the same 5400RPM drive.
If 5400RPm drives are hard to find (they aren't) and 7200 are the big thing, Then why is one of the major HDD manufacturers Ceasing 7200rpm laptop drives....

They are hard to find in Europe, especially Sweden. They are ceasing them because they feel that their hybrid drives are better, it's in the article. Hybrid drives > 7200 RPM-drives > 5400 RPM-drives
post #46 of 75
tbh i dont see the point for 3.5" 7200rpm drives when 2.5" 7200rpm does the same job

2.5" makes perfect sense as a storage/games drive for laptops and SSD dont offer nearly enough capacity without selling your first born. most laptops these days still only come with a single drive bay.

there is no way in hell i'd accept a 20GB + 5400rpm hybrid. drives only as fast as the amount of data cached and the 5400rpm spindle.

untill 1TB 2.5" SSD costs $100 this move by seagate is like shooting themselves in the head and killing everyone else in the process. WD will have sole monopoly on performance parts and it gives them the opportunity to charge what ever they want
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^that first part is even more asinine. Where are the 3tb 2.5" hdds? In a desktop, the storage density drool.gif
 
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post #48 of 75
Smart move by Seagate. 7200 rpm drives in a laptop aren't going to make any sense in the future with increasing and more affordable ssd's which sip less power.

Sorry to the nerds with 100 steam games on your laptop, you are the 0.1%. Buy a bigger SSD.
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7200 RPM-drives are the same price as 5400 RPM-drives nowadays. In fact, it's hard to get a hold of 5400 RPM-drives. They are irrelevant in desktop PCs, and soon also in notebook PCs.

Huh? Both the WD red and Green are both 5,400 rpm. They are the best choice for servers and raid arrays, especially those concerned with power consumption. 5,400 rpm drives aren't going away anytime soon.
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Huh? Both the WD red and Green are both 5,400 rpm. They are the best choice for servers and raid arrays, especially those concerned with power consumption. 5,400 rpm drives aren't going away anytime soon.

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