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Paul Bennett

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Im getting ready to buy a new labtop, and one i like has a 100GB 4200rpm drive. I understand that this is reletivly slow. What exactly does hard drive speed do? Do I need a faster drive?

Thanks so much for the advice.
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well even 4200 is a bit slow for a laptop
usually they are around 5,400 RPM

basically the faster the drive spins the more information passes under the head each second thats why 10,000 RPM drives are expensive.

but it depends on what you are doing with the laptop
i.e multimedia games web

if your not doing extensive tasks it should be fine some specs might help and what you want to do with it,
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