Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by punkerz123, Dec 30, 2005.
will i feel a difference in performance?
Depends what your doing, taxing games such as BF2, F.E.A.R. etc. will be noticably effected by a faster/slower rpm HD.
it's a laptop for college. i wont be doing much more than mp3s, movies, downloading and stuff like that. So a 5400 rpm harddrive will be fine for me?
yes you will notice a difference.
it's 25% faster, you'll notice, but most laptops are 5400.
33% faster. but that is only in rotation.
seek and write times are also faster.
Yes, you will notice the difference. Especially if you skimp on RAM and the system is doing a lot of swapping. Keep in mind that increase RPM = increase power consumption.
If it's for a laptop then just get the lowest price and stick with 5200rpms. You won't tell much of a difference for using common desk publishing applications or viewing movies.
yeah, my math sucks.