Does RPM matter for backups?

sammytheman

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Hi guys I am running out of space!!!!! I want to buy the cheapest HD over 1 terabyte that will give me good performance. For example, I want to double click on the HD and not wait 15 seconds for it to open. I am confused if higher RPM means just that; faster access to HD. I have this in my mind:

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F3 HD203WI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive for $140

Another question I have is when I download something, it is downloaded to my primary drive and everytime I have to copy it to my secondary drive and delete it from my primary drive, since I am running out of space. Is it possible to download data directly to any of my 3 drives? Thanks.
 

Atomic Rooster

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I don't think the RPM will make a huge difference with SATA 3Gb/s drives as it did with the older IDE drives.

When you download files, you can specify what folder on what drive to save them. Just point them to the new drive.
 
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