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#1 flame8

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:02 PM

I know that 5400 rpm drives are slightly slower then 7200 rpm drives. I would get a 7200 rpm drive, but I really don't want to have to install a fan aswell. So i will get a 5400 rpm drive just to be on the safe side. But a question to 5400 rpm HD owners ; Do they still run fine when running backed up games off the Hard-drive ? huh.gif

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#2 feflicker

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:06 PM

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I know that 5400 rpm drives are slightly slower then 7200 rpm drives.


Not necessarily! Sure, it is spinning faster, but what you are concerned with this what is called "seek time".

I have seen ATA100 5400rpm drives run just as well as 7200rpm ATA100 drives... wink.gif

I don't see why you would need a second fan if you use a 7200rpm HDD. Just keep your room at 78 degrees or below and you are ok.

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (feflicker @ May 12 2003, 12:06 AM)
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I know that 5400 rpm drives are slightly slower then 7200 rpm drives.


Not necessarily! Sure, it is spinning faster, but what you are concerned with this what is called "seek time".

I have seen ATA100 5400rpm drives run just as well as 7200rpm ATA100 drives... wink.gif

I don't see why you would need a second fan if you use a 7200rpm HDD. Just keep your room at 78 degrees or below and you are ok.

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Yeah thanx tongue.gif , but I don't really want to care about room temperature type stuff. But what my question is , "if i run games off a 5400 rpm Hard-drive, will everything be ok ?"

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#4 hcarlson3

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:17 PM

yes it's fine, I run all my games off of my 5400 rpm hdd, no prob

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (hcarlson3 @ May 12 2003, 12:17 AM)
yes it's fine, I run all my games off of my 5400 rpm hdd, no prob


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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (hcarlson3 @ May 12 2003, 12:17 AM)
yes it's fine, I run all my games off of my 5400 rpm hdd, no prob

And you didn't install a fan or anything either right ?

#7 hcarlson3

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:30 PM

nope, no fan

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (hcarlson3 @ May 12 2003, 12:30 AM)
nope, no fan

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#9 MrWizdumb

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:31 PM

i think the load time depends on the cache or whatever.. the ATA on the Xbox isnt 100, its like 33... so no matter which drive u have 7200 or 5400 its gonna process just as fast. and with faster cache, i think the hard drive is just more capable of handling more shit and being able to be transferred to really fast. what i mean is, i have a 80gb 5400rpm seagate and it has about 12 gigs left, i transfer to it now at about 3000KB/sec... when it had about 60gb free i transferred at about 5000KB/sec.... whatevah

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 12:07 AM

my hdd has about 70 gigs left and I have not noticed a slow down in transfer speed, but we'll see what happens when I get down to like 20 gigs left

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 01:08 AM

i think if u have anything above 2mb cache u wont see much difference. i on the other hand have 2mb cache and i get shittier speed the less space.... but hey i get what i pay for biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 02:20 AM

i have a wd 120gb, 7200rpm and 8mb and i have no temp problems, i think that the temp issue it is just another excuse to mod your xbox, i haven't hear from anybody that has burned the xbox with bigger hdd

#13 mattimeo2000

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 03:18 AM

I got a 120 GB HDD 7200 RPM and no fan installed. But I haven't really used the Xbox much since I just installed it today. Hope it doesn't get too hot. I touched it and it was pretty warm though.




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