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rlemieux

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My understanding was that the more RPM's the faster the drive. I am looking at getting new hard drive and I looked at the Seagates. The 7200RPM seek time is 9ms and the 5400 is 8.9ms? Can anyone explain?
 

David

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Are the two drives both the same ATA rating - ie ATA66, ATA100 etc. Are the drives the same model, just different speeds? Are they the same size?
 

David

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rlemieux said:
same everything, just one is a 7200 and one is a 5400.

Well seek time isnt everything - 7200s are faster overall.
 

ninthebin

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I have had two seagate hds...

an ata-66 5400rpm 40gig 8.9ms

to a...

ata100 7200rpm 40gig 9ms

now although my bios only supports ata66, that leaves me with the difference in rpm...and to put it straight there is no difference at all - you would only see a difference I would think make to make.
 
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rlemieux

rlemieux

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Well this is what I am looking at I have a 20GB WD 7200RPM ATA100 and at 20GB IBM 7200RPM ATA100 right now. The WD which is my master is having probs. I would like to keep both of the others, one for backups(The IBM) and one for just temp unimportant things(the WD) I belive I am going to go with the 7200RPM Seagate 40gig as my master and possibly leave the other two as slaves, but most likely I will get rid of the WD and just keep the IBM. Anyone see any probs with this setup?