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SOLVED 2.5 Mobile HDD vs. 3.5 HDD. Any real difference

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"That Backfired" Senior Member
Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue!
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performance on 2.5" mobile drives is pretty slow even with higher rpm drives.

you should see better performance from the 1tb 3.5 black.

pulled a couple reviews online of them,
the black 3.5 read / write: 150 / 136
scorpio black read / write: 122 / 119

access times:
black: 12.3ms
scorpio: black 14.7

you can find a decent 120GB SSD for under 70 bucks though use an older drive you have laying around for storage.
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