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Slartibartfast
08-06-2004, 12:11 PM
hey guys!

I'm looking at getting a new HDD and would like to know if it's worth while getting a 10000 RPM with 8mb buffer or just a 7200RPM? would there be any signifivant boost in accessing speed/time?


thanks

joedemagio
08-06-2004, 12:44 PM
Yes.

MRZigzz
08-06-2004, 12:52 PM
Depends:

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2073

In theory, it should be a big performance boost, but by some of the charts there, I might not be worth it. Read through it and decide for your self (I'll be sticking with the bigger, cheaper drives myself).

wayout44
08-06-2004, 05:29 PM
I just recently retired my WD JB1200 to a data storage role when I added a WD Raptor II as the main drive and the difference is very noticable (much faster boot and program loading times) but this would be a better review to read from there as it includes a couple of newer drives that are about now.
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2116

The benchmarks start here, http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2116&p=4