Is 7200 rpm hd too fast for otpibay slot?

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  1. bobbykasthuri, Jan 18, 2012
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    bobbykasthuri macrumors newbie

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    Given that only can deliver Sata ii (3 gb/s) I will be accessing a large (~ 800 gb) dataset and I have 500 gb ssd on main drive. That limits me financially to a hd in the optibay and the only 1tb hd in the 2.5" form factor are 5400 rpm. But I thought 7200 might be overkill anyway...all suggestions welcome

    Best and thanks


    Bk
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, there's no such thing as too fast with current hard drives. SSDs are not too fast, and they are much faster than any 7200 drive. There are several 1TB, 7200 drives available.
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    In all honesty the method which pulls data from mass storage into memory can never be "too fast". I look forward to the next generation data xfer method as well as next gen SSD technology.
     
  4. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    1TB 7200RPM? 2.5"/9.5mm I hav yet to see one....
     
  5. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    +1

    I was shopping around the other day to see if 1TB 7200RPM was available for my MBP and didn't find any....
     

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