David Gartrell wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm trying to decide whether to buy a laptop with 2x60Gb 7200RPM drives or
> 2x100Gb 5400RPM drives. a 200Gb capacity really appeals to me but the
> difference in speed has left me undecided on the best thing to do.
Get the faster drives. I suspect I downgraded in speed some months ago and
the difference is very noticeable. It's because the laptop does a lot of
swapping (memory is extremely low. 32 MB . Don't ask *wink*).
> Is the difference in speed really noticeable on a laptop? I'm thinking
> particularly from a gaming point of view. Any experiences you have that
> you can share would be greatly appreciated - especially if you're into
> gaming a lot
Games usually put necessary data in memory before doing intensive CPU and
graphics card operations. I assume 3-D-based (OpenGL and the like) games...
correct me if I am wrong.
The bottom line is that the answer depends on:
-How much RAM the laptop has.
-What O/S system it will run. XP, for example, hogs a lot of memory and then
leaves the hard-drive alone.
-What programs you run.
Different strokes for different folks... I need a fast hard-drive for my