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HDD speed impact over other PC components.


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#1 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:05

Hello Neowinians! I bought my new PC and spent my money on mid-range components yet I kept my old Hitachi Sata 1 Deskstar HDD. It is 7200 RPM rated and a bit old.
Core i5 3450 - 8GB 1600 Mhz Ram - 570 GTX nVidia gpu - H77-DS3H Gigabyte Mobo - Windows 7 64 bit SP1.

I wonder how much my HDD slows down my PC . This is mainly a gaming rig. Are my components bogged down in Windows performance , start-up , games much ? Would it be a substantial upgrade if I stick a Sata 3 in my case ? I would ask of you to tell me what would speed up with a fast SSD/Sata 3 HDD.

Sorry for my broken English. Thanks in advance !

#2 Alladaskill17


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:15

7200 RPM is not bad, and upgrading to a 10,000 RPM drive probably will not be too noticeable. SSD would definitely decrease load times and system startup.

#3 RudeBoi



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:29

SSD all the way. It has a bigger impact than a new CPU/GPU a lot of the time. Just make sure to get the latest revision and update the firmware as soon as you get it.

When I upgraded from a hd to a OCZ Vertex 4, the difference was astounding. The machine seems to fly now. And when I upgrade to i5-3750k + HD7950, it'll be even better :D