Harddrive - 7200RPM or 10,000RPM - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2006, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 145
Default Harddrive - 7200RPM or 10,000RPM

Is there a noticable difference in gaming using a 10,000 rpm hdd than a 7200 one. Because its ether i buy the 10,00rpm raptor that has the (Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM )

or a normal hdd thats 7200 RPM and save 80 bucks or more.
__________________

xXx-Tricky-xXx is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

Yes, there is a big difference. There is a big difference between 5.4k and 7.2k drives, and thats only a 1.8k difference. The difference between 7.2k and 10k is 2.8k, so it will be an even bigger difference.
__________________

__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wetaskiwin Alberta
Posts: 498
Send a message via MSN to nVdia Send a message via Yahoo to nVdia
Default

You'll notice a big difference for load times so if you got the money go for it.
__________________
Intel Core 2 duo E6750
Gigabyte S series N650 SLI
Evga 8800GT Superclocked 512MB
4 Patriot Extreme DDR2800
Seagate Barracuda 320gig SATA 2
Seagate Barracuda 200gig SATA 2
Antec 900 Gaming Case
Enermax Liberty 620watt Modular
Acer 22inch Widescreen HDTV/DVI
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit
nVdia is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 145
Default

o, well i cant afford getting something to cool it tho, like that 10,000 one says it gets hot easy and youll need something to cool it.
__________________
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3808110AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K
eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink
xXx-Tricky-xXx is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wetaskiwin Alberta
Posts: 498
Send a message via MSN to nVdia Send a message via Yahoo to nVdia
Default

You can pick up HD coolers real cheap
__________________
Intel Core 2 duo E6750
Gigabyte S series N650 SLI
Evga 8800GT Superclocked 512MB
4 Patriot Extreme DDR2800
Seagate Barracuda 320gig SATA 2
Seagate Barracuda 200gig SATA 2
Antec 900 Gaming Case
Enermax Liberty 620watt Modular
Acer 22inch Widescreen HDTV/DVI
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit
nVdia is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,130
Default

yeah i think they are like 15-20$
john3 is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
MrZucchiniHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 915
Send a message via AIM to MrZucchiniHead
Default

the best rated hard drive cooler on newegg is only 5 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835166013
MrZucchiniHead is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 145
Default

o thatll work then thanks
__________________
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3808110AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K
eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink
xXx-Tricky-xXx is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,533
Default

youll defently notice a big diffrence , but raptors arent so quiet , and their price/capacity ratio is very high you can get a 7200rpm hd with a much bigger capacity for half of the price
jeremy is offline  
Old 03-26-2006, 06:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

yeah i have a 5.4k and a 7.2k and the 7.2k is alot faster and i wish i would've got 2 of the 7.2k.
__________________

Norcent is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.