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  1. Rancid User ron spencer's Avatar
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    I have a spare WD Scorpio 250gig here.....building a new system. I would like to keep the sata hard drives for video editing. Am I losing much performance having the system on a laptop hard drive? I think this is 5400 rpm. Only the system would be on the 2.5" drive.

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  2. Well you'll be giving up some performance and you will need the kit that has the mounting and ide conversion for 2.5" to 3.5".

    Laptop drives are designed for low power consumption and low heat output not performance. Having said that it will slow down boot times and program load times somewhat. No sure how much. It will also slow swap file performance so plenty of memory will help with that.
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    well....I have 4 gig here, so that should be ok....I am curious as to what type of hit I would take in performance. I guess it would be quieter and cooler...My laptop boots pretty quick....good experiment. I have the kit sitting here as well.
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    I seriously considered doing this, but probably won't. Noise / heat / energy draw would have been the major improvements, but if it's a tower system we're talking about, those would not be such major factors. (And I might still decide to go with 10K rpm drives.)

    Not that you want to buy or change to another laptop HDD, but there are 7200s that could resolve much of the speed issue . . . .
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