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Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5 inch SATA 5400rpm Internal Hard Drive £39.99 + £4.59 shipping @ Sonnics Amazon £44.58

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Was looking to upgrade my ps3 hard drive and came across this, seems like a good deal. Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
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siliconbits
Jonee... I used the wrong term. Good enough is what I meant. While what you say is true, the majority of scenarios will not see booting or loading times come into play. Most laptops are not switched off but either put to sleep or hibernate. As for loading times, well, the fact that you don't switch the laptop off all the time means that you have your apps ready on your desktop. That said, I am all for freedom of choice. So I'll stick to 5400 for mobile devices and 7200 for anything else.
siliconbits
Well said, but it won't be long before there are no more 5400 being produced, and hopefully by then the cost of SSDs will have fallen a lot further.
Jonee... I used the wrong term. Good enough is what I meant. While what you say is true, the majority of scenarios will not see booting or loading times come into play. Most laptops are not switched off but either put to sleep or hibernate. As for loading times, well, the fact that you don't switch the laptop off all the time means that you have your apps ready on your desktop. That said, I am all for freedom of choice. So I'll stick to 5400 for mobile devices and 7200 for anything else.
Does anyone know if I use this for a PS 3 would I have to format it to FAT32 first or does the PS3 do it itself.
siliconbits
A 5400rpm model will not use as much power as 7200RPM one. And for most users, it will be powerful enough.
What do you mean by 'powerful enough? The rpm is nothing to do with weakness or powerful. If from the same manufacturer the 500 and 7200 rpm will most probably use identical platters, and should perform about identically in sequentials (such as large file copying), but the 7200 will significantly win for random access, which is more important for boot or loading times. In fact, the 7200 should be about 30% or more faster. That is why its the drive of choice for new laptops. Its true that the 7200 will use more battery power, but not a significant amount. If you are that worried about shortening battery life you should dump the HDDs and go for SSDs instead.
A 5400rpm model will not use as much power as 7200RPM one. And for most users, it will be powerful enough.
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