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Thread: HD Maxtor 160GB 5400 vs. 7200

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    I'm after a new 160GB HD just for games and videos.
    I was wondering how much diffrence is there between 5400RPM and 7200RPM & would it make any noticable diffrence during gaming?

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    for things like videos, mp3 and other storage, a 5400 is enough........ however for games you might notice a bit of lag with a 5400 (i know of some hardcore gamers that dont wanna take any risk and got a 10000 raptor to be sure )

    btw, may i ask why you're askin this? cause its hard nowadays to find desktop 5400 disks........

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    Hi storm thx for the reply. Just that there is a few Maxtor 160GB 5400RPM for 50, Which is considerably cheaper than the 7200RPM one.

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    I have a Maxtor drive and I wouldn't buy another one, its the loudest bloody thing I have ever heard

    Mine is a 120Gb 7200 rpm
    Last edited by DanB; 11-13-2004 at 04:15 PM.

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    Copying and pasting things may take a ms or so longer, but if it's just a storage drive or whatnot and your not the kinda guy that would get upset if a whole millisecond of your life was wasted, then you'd be fine with 5400rpm
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiweiler
    Copying and pasting things may take a ms or so longer, but if it's just a storage drive or whatnot and your not the kinda guy that would get upset if a whole millisecond of your life was wasted, then you'd be fine with 5400rpm
    he might also want to use it for games......... in which case it would make a (small) difference........ i dont know if you would really notice it that much though.......

    but if its really alot cheaper id go for it (but thats just a movie/mp3/video collector talkin )

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    I'd spend the extra money to get a seagate drive...much quieter you'll be happy with your purchase.

    if you get a fast drive (7200rpm, 8mb cache) then you could install windows to it and have faster boot times.

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