Umm, I myself never really saw that big of a difference between a 7,200 RPM and a 10,000 RPM, based on speed the read times would be maybe a second faster, granted there may be more to it that I do not know of. I decided to go with the massively cheaper Seagate Barracuda (awesome choice btw =)) Look on newegg at both the 10,000 and 7,200 RPM hard drives,
7,200 RPM Barracuda:
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
RPM 7200 RPM
Average Seek Time 8ms
Average Latency 4.16ms
10,000 RPM Raptor Drive
Interface Serial ATA150
RPM 10,000 RPM
Average Seek Time 4.6ms
Average Latency 2.99ms
They seek information at roughly 4 MS faster, in all truth that may (with a BIG file) make a difference, but with smaller files I doubt there is much difference, but again, I DO NOT HAVE ONE, so there may be more that I do not know/understand.
P.S. if someone could please post and explain why the Raptor is so amazingly better I would appreciate knowing it for next time (if in all truth it IS that much difference)
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