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ok i understand that 1500rmp = brillaint and 7200 is good and 5400 is avarage <-- hope i am rite on that.
anyway, i was just wondering i know it makes the platters spin faster but what dose that have to do with anything, if they spin faster...what difference will you see in anything proformance wise???
thankyou
-Sin100
post #2 of 11
Understandment?
You related to George Bush? ;\\

Edit:
Most common these days for SATA is 7200. 5400 was the common IDE.
10000 is the up and coming SATA base.
SCSI has always run a bit faster - 10k, 15k (but way more expensive for storage size parity and actually a bit slower than SATA in latest round of testing I saw)

RPM can get better seek times, lower latency and faster reads/writes. Of course, a fast spinning drive with crappy firmware or other corralative parts (cache, etc.) may not see all that much difference.
A sequential perf test of 5400 against 7200 will see around a 30% gain.
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A fast HD will be able to read and write faster. Also find imformation on the HD faster. May be wrong, but I think thats about how it works........
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ACtually the 15k is more than brilliant; it's extraordinary. The 10k's are brilliant
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how would using the word understandment make me related to bush? what the ***!
EDIT:
thx (for the info after)
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It just sounded like a word he would use
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100
how would using the word understandment make me related to bush? what the ***!
EDIT:
thx (for the info after)

Using the "word" understandment? It's not a word...
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understandment isnt a real word,lol
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post #9 of 11
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... understandment is a word,
try looking it up in the english dictonary?
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Originally Posted by Sin100
... understandment is a word,
try looking it up in the english dictonary?
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/understandment

Your turn buddy.
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