Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:29 AM
I'll just let you see the results for yourself Fred. I was with you on this one, I didn't expect to see such a drastic change as can be seen in the benchmarks at all.
Looks like there is a lot of benefit to be gained from using 7200.14 over 7200.8.
Looking through an SSD benchmark thread here (I don't think we have one), it looks like the sequential write speed on the HDD is faster than many (single) SSDs.
Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Pentium M 2.0GHz Single-core, 2.0GHz
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz > Hyinx 1.5GB DDR2 667MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > ATi Mobility Radeon X600 400MHz Core
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude D810 Motherboard Socket 479
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Western Digital 80GB IDE 5400RPM
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude Case
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