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straight swap: 500gb 7200 hdd for 5400 speed

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banned7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks agoFeedback:27 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
if anyone wants a full speed 500gb hdd as a swap for the slower type then lets swap!

i havent used mine much and has warranty its a samsung spinpoint
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swap in central london or each party takes care of their own postage cost
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banned7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks agoFeedback:27 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
why would you want to downgrade?
banned#2
baconsandwich
why would you want to downgrade?


its for my htpc. so would prefer it to be as cool and quiet as can be (not going to use many fans in my case)

would a 5400rpm hdd be ok to play 1080p files? or is there less data rate on the slower spinning drive? this would be the only drive in there so would hold the OS also...
#3
bykergrove
its for my htpc. so would prefer it to be as cool and quiet as can be (not going to use many fans in my case)

would a 5400rpm hdd be ok to play 1080p files? or is there less data rate on the slower spinning drive? this would be the only drive in there so would hold the OS also...


you'll be fine for 1080p, definitley. you'll be able to stream data at a much faster rate.

edit: tho you'd probably notice the performance difference if you used it as the system disk..
banned#4
baconsandwich
you'll be fine for 1080p, definitley. you'll be able to stream data at a much faster rate.

edit: tho you'd probably notice the performance difference if you used it as the system disk..


hhm.. well i was planning to have my os and videos on the same drive...
#5
bykergrove
hhm.. well i was planning to have my os and videos on the same drive...


would probably stick to the 7200 then tbh!

unless you have room for 2 drives in there.
#6
If you're using it for an HTPC it'll be fine. 1080p material will be maybe 5MB/sec tops. The drive will be able to read upwards of 50MB/sec.

As for it being a bit slow for the OS drive, you're not going to be doing tons of random reads and writes of small files, and playing back media doesn't use much ram. Boot it, use it, sleep it or hibernate it and you wouldn't notice any difference between it and a 7200rpm drive. It might be a little slower loading windows initially, but we're talking seconds here.
#7
I have a 500 gig sata hard drive which has had about 10 hours usage tops but not sure speed, its less than a year old. It's either Seagate or Samsung but think its Seagate.
banned#8
baconsandwich
would probably stick to the 7200 then tbh!

unless you have room for 2 drives in there.

I have space but I kinda wanna keep noise and heat down otherwise I would just keep my normal speed HDD, we'll see how the offers go I'll wait till the other parts arrive and if they arrive first I'll just use my normal speed drive.
WG47
If you're using it for an HTPC it'll be fine. 1080p material will be maybe 5MB/sec tops. The drive will be able to read upwards of 50MB/sec.

As for it being a bit slow for the OS drive, you're not going to be doing tons of random reads and writes of small files, and playing back media doesn't use much ram. Boot it, use it, sleep it or hibernate it and you wouldn't notice any difference between it and a 7200rpm drive. It might be a little slower loading windows initially, but we're talking seconds here.

Yeah to be honest it's just my htpc so aslong as it can run the os and play 1080p without stuttering then it's all good. Worse case if it is slow then I'll swap it out with my main computers data drive. (I used to have these two mirrored but I couldnt be bothered after a month hence the reason this HDD hasnt been used much)
ryouga
I have a 500 gig sata hard drive which has had about 10 hours usage tops but not sure speed, its less than a year old. It's either Seagate or Samsung but think its Seagate.

Let me know what speed ryouga!!
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#11
if you're interested in selling I would be interested in buying :)
banned#12
bassman_uk
if you're interested in selling I would be interested in buying :)


just looking to swap since i need a hard drive either way :)
#13
bykergrove
just looking to swap since i need a hard drive either way :)


if you change your mind, give me a shout :thumbsup:
banned#14
what spipoint is this as the F1 series has had huuuge problems, but the F3 is the ebst hard drive i can find thats not a SSD speed-wise
banned#15
its this one matey. samsung.com/us/consumer/office/hard-disk-drives/spinpoint-t-series/HD501LJ/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail do you have an eco drive or are you just admirin'?
banned#16
final bump you beaches

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