January 12th, 2006, 03:52 PM #1
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Will a faster rpm hd kick my p3 in the
my current hd is 5400 rpm 2mb cashe, its an i810 chipset board that runs at 100 mhz, I upraded the cely to a pentium III. is it worth spending any money on a faster hd for this machine? No games just websurfing, some autocad, and it might run a CNC machine someday.
January 12th, 2006, 04:00 PM #2
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Perhaps. A 7200rpm drive with a bigger cache may get you a bit better performance, especially with load times.
Look up some benchmarks and graphs on hard drive performance, benchmark your hdd's performance and compare to any ideal hard drive you want. It should tell you if there would be a performance difference.
January 12th, 2006, 08:31 PM #3
If it's an old drive, then any new drive will probably give you a bit more pep -- even a newer model 5400PRM drive.
Whether it's worth it, is a different question. If the major bottleneck in your system isn't storage, then upgrading storage isn't going solve that problem.
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