Originally Posted by barney
What's everyones view on 7200rpm drives? I'm in the same boat deciding what new drive to get in my new 10v. I'm either going for large 5400, Â£100 SSD
(60gb) or 7200 drive. Like the 250gb scorpio black. If they offer better performance than a 5400rpm then why not? Obviously you get less GB per $ but it might be worth it over SSD
I guess there's extra heat, noise and power consumption??
But if the benifits are there then it might be a decent option.
Anyone got a 7200 drive? Any comments?
I am running an 80GB 7200rpm drive. I took it out of my 17" Everex when I upgraded it to 320GB 7200rm. The old 120GB 5400rpm HDD is now my USB ext. HDD. I didn't have the 120GB in there for long before swapping it out, but it does seem a bit snappier with the 7200rpm drive.
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