Is there a noticeable difference between a 5200rpm & 7200rpm harddrive?

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  1. punkerz123

    punkerz123 New Member

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    will i feel a difference in performance?
     
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    Depends what your doing, taxing games such as BF2, F.E.A.R. etc. will be noticably effected by a faster/slower rpm HD.
     
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    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?
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    yes you will notice a difference.
     
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    dimins I'll bring the beers ... OT Supporter

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    it's 25% faster, you'll notice, but most laptops are 5400.
     
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    33% faster. :squint: but that is only in rotation.

    seek and write times are also faster.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    yeah, my math sucks.
     

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