Is 7200 rpm hd too fast for otpibay slot?

bobbykasthuri

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Nov 15, 2011
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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
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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.
 

Dweez

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Jun 13, 2011
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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.
 
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