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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Hard drive RPMs and data speed.
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 08:16:20
1 Howdy,
3 I'm wanting to get a hard drive that is pretty good size. I'm looking
4 for about 1 to 2TBs or so. Thing is, a lot of them seem to be 5900 or
5 even 5400 rpm drives. I realize that the data on there is packed pretty
6 tight so I want to ask a few people that may have one or more of these
7 things a few questions. Are they as fast as a slower RPM drive? Would
8 they be fast enough to play HD videos and such? I have quite a few 1080
9 HD videos. I don't want the drive to cause issues.
11 For additional info, I put my videos on their own drive. I have a 750Gb
12 drive that is mounted on /data and videos are placed in there. When I
13 am playing a video, the only thing being accessed on that drive is the
14 video. My OS, /home partition and such is on a separate drive. The
15 drives are also SATA 3Gbs/sec drives. My mobo doesn't have SATA 6Gbs/sec.
17 Can someone that has one or more of these post their hdparm -Tt
18 results? Different speeds would be great too. I'd like to compare what
19 a 5400rpm drive would do compared to a 7200rpm drive.
21 Thoughts and info please.
23 Dale
25 :-) :-)


Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Hard drive RPMs and data speed. Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Hard drive RPMs and data speed. James Broadhead <jamesbroadhead@×××××.com>