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    1TB for Storage

    Hey guys, im thinking of getting one of theses:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    just for general storage, however I noticed it is only 5400rpm, how badly does this affect transfer speeds?

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    Re: 1TB for Storage

    Transfer speeds for that particular 5400 drive are very good (~88mb/s avg), faster than some 1 year old 7200 drives.

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    Re: 1TB for Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
    Hey guys, im thinking of getting one of theses:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    just for general storage, however I noticed it is only 5400rpm, how badly does this affect transfer speeds?
    I hope this reply (http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...ml#post1754972) from Funkstar posted on another thread asking a similar question will help although sadbuttrue's reply seems to put numbers to the drive you're looking at.

    BTW, I hope Funkstar doesn't mind me linking to his reply. All credits to him!

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    Re: 1TB for Storage

    If the 5400rpm bothers you that much there is a 7200rpm 1TB Hitachi for basically the same price. I just bought it and so far it runs perfectly fine as my storage drive, although it does have just a 16MB cache compared to 32MB on the Samsung -
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-H...16MB-Cache-HDD

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    Re: 1TB for Storage

    Spend the extra £3 just to be safe?

    - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ ~ £59.62

    EDIT: £57.49 on Today Only this weekend, and you get a free SATA cable too... !

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