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3.5" 7200rpm vs 2.5" 7200rpm

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I want to get rid of my 3.2" drives and run smaller 2.5" drives in stead.

Assuming I get a 2.5" 7200rpm drive it should perform the same as a 3.5" 7200rpm drive assuming all other specs ( cache, storage size ) are the same?
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Well depending on the head size, if the 2.5" head size of the hard disk is the same as the 3.5, there should actually be an increase in performance. The reason for this is that the head needs to travel a great deal less in the 2.5" drive.

Either way i think you may see an increase in performance because the platter is smaller.


Hope this helps.
Edited by Razultull - 1/27/11 at 10:50am
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Yea the 2.5 has a chance of winning.
    
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