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 Post subject: Is a 10,000 RPM hard drive worth the money?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:05 am 
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Hello all again
I was thinking about buying this
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 160&depa=1

Does a 10,000 RPM drive have a big advantage over my 7200 RPM drive? I play a lot of games (ranging from older games to games such as Half-Life 2) and I also do a little bit a programming. Will I get a big enough boost in performance in either area to justify the price? Is there any other hard drives that are better for the price?

Thanks everyone in advance


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:59 am 
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for gaming, no. for programming, no. overall performance will be better, especially if you have your operating system on there.


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A good compromise would be a Maxtor DiamondMax10 250gb 16mb cache drive. Performance is comparable and you get a ton more space for your money.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:12 am 
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A good compromise would be a Maxtor DiamondMax10 250gb 16mb cache drive. Performance is comparable and you get a ton more space for your money.


Agreed. Plus the Raptors get really hot compared to the 7200RPM drives.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:57 pm 
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What about the average seek time numbers?
Maxtor mentioned above = 9.0ms
Raptor = 4.5ms

Isn't that a big factor?


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spin-up wrote:
What about the average seek time numbers?
Maxtor mentioned above = 9.0ms
Raptor = 4.5ms

Isn't that a big factor?


yea but that wont help him in the two tasks he mentioned, gaming and programming.


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I would think that the cache would be a bigger factor.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:02 am 
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gramaton cleric wrote:
spin-up wrote:
What about the average seek time numbers?
Maxtor mentioned above = 9.0ms
Raptor = 4.5ms

Isn't that a big factor?


yea but that wont help him in the two tasks he mentioned, gaming and programming.


It will with loading a level, or the game itself. But not with overall frames per second.


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i heard that 10k rpm drives die a lot faster. true? false?


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False - they are durable drives and have the 5-year warranty to back up its industrial strength. Only Seagate offers this monster of a warranty on their 7,200 RPM drives.


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