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Would a faster HDD mean a speedup?
#1
Hey guys,

my question is already asked in the thread title: Since my old HDD is finally (^^) broken now, I'll get a new one. This one will most likely be a little faster. In fact, it'll be 7.200 rpm. I still have to check the speed of my old one, weren't able to do it now, since it is a (former) Buy-PC and I don't know the name of the HDD. But I also ask the question in general: Does a faster HDD cause a speedup?
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#2
No, not at all except if you were using something like a USB HDD before.
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#3
7200 rpm HDDs are pretty much the standard for desktops, and anything over that is only worth buying if you want a super hardcore pc, because the amount of storage on them is very little for the price.

I wouldn't be surprised if yours has already been equipped with a 7200 rpm one anyway. Though you might wanna take a look at the cache of the HDD you'll buy, go with 32 MB and perpendicular recording, those are top end HDDs usually and they are cheap as butter
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#4
Yes it will.























point half second faster in loading speed I suppose ....
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(01-27-2010, 02:40 AM)kirisame Wrote: Yes it will.
point half second faster in loading speed I suppose ....

That is just the variation of the fps counter.
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#6
yeah. It does not matter for pcsx2.
I just want to give you this link. Thats where you could see the difference between the lastest HDDs (PC games loading time and OS booting time):
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage...b-review/9

i guess Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is the winner now (among regular 7200 HDDs), i have Seagate 1TB 7200.12 which is not far behind.
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(01-26-2010, 08:09 PM)Bositman Wrote: No, not at all except if you were using something like a USB HDD before.

OK, thanks, I thought so. But well, asking never hurts! Thanks guys!
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