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:tazz: Is it possible to have a sata drive at 10,000 rpm and one at 7200 rpm in the same system?
I am going to attempt to setup a 200GB WD 7200 RPM drive as a storage and backup drive, and use a Raptor 10,000 as the OS drive. (No Raid here)

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yes, no problem at all. especially since your not doing RAID.
the rpm speed mostly affects the access time of the disc. if you look at the specs for the hard drive, the 10K rpm will probably have seek times in around 5ms, and the 7200 rpm will probably be around 7-8 ms.
my SATA drive is a slower 5400 rpm, and its access time is 8.9 ms.

for RAID applications, it would be best to match the HDD exactly, but still not required.

Edited by audioboy, 20 May 2005 - 07:05 PM.

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