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Old 03-27-2006, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed a lot of people have a 74GB 10,000RPM HD for the master and then a bigger 7,200 RPM for the slave. Why is this? Does Windows run faster with a faster HD?

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You can use the 74 for speed and the other for storage like mine (40 x 2)

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Anything will run faster on a 10K HD compared to a 7.2K one.

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Old 03-27-2006, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is no need to have a 10k hdd to save loads of word documents to, as it is a waste of the space. Putting the OS and games will improve loading times, but with that said I really don't think it is worth it.

Forgot the link: http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=2577&p=11

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Great - thanks for the help.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have 3 10K drives, loading times are much quicker but the real life save is virus scans are much quicker.

Thats said I would expect a fast HDD to be low on a gamers priority list

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