5400 RPM drives

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  1. HMHB

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    I've been looking at getting a 250 or maybe 300 MB Maxtor internal drive and was wondering if the 5400RPM drives are fast enough for todays needs (video and music etc). I get the feeling that the 5400 drives will be quieter and give off less heat and so would be more suited to 24x7 operation.
    Any comments or thoughts ?
     
  2. Mr.D

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    I've got a 300Gb maxtor 5400 and its fine for accessing 1080i transport streams and thats over a USB2 connection.I doubt youll have a problem with sd video or music.
     
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    i think 5400 HD can handle the job.
    I own a Maxtor 300G 5400 HD. I use it for uncompress AVI capture job. It runs smooth at 20m/s data transmit
     
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    Its not necessarily an quieter than the 7200rpm seagate barracudas I have in the machine next to it though: in fact the head accessing is louder on the maxtor.
     

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