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 Core 2 Duo Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz > Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
OnePlus One 64GB > 4G LTE, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB LPDDR3, Adreno 330 GPU, 13MP camera