View Full Version : Any conflict with two different RPMs?

05-25-07, 07:54 PM
I wonder there is any conflict in running two different makes of Hard drives with two different RPMs in a PC with XP or Vista OS.

The following are the SATA HDs, one with 10,000 RPM from Westerndigital and the other one from Hitachi with 7200 RPM.

1. Westerndigital :WD1500ADFD SATA Hard Drives 150 GB,10,000 RPM

2. Hitachi : Ultrastar A7K 1TB

Hitachi doesn't have a SATA drive with 10K RPM, but they have SCSI drives.

What kind of disadvantages are there in having two different HDs with different RPMs in a system?

05-25-07, 09:04 PM
just one being somewhat slower than the other? :confused:

I'm running a 15K SCSI and a 10K SATA in a server and I don't see much difference in anything.

05-25-07, 11:25 PM
No, no conflicts, unless you are running RAID.

You will just have one HDD that is faster than the other.

05-26-07, 09:31 AM
Not a problem...my primary rig is setup that way.

Drive C is my Raptor...where I have the OS and programs installed...since I want my OS and programs to run the fastest. (bootup, and launching of programs, and loading of new levels when playing games)

Drive D is my storage drive, a regular 7200rpm, where I redirect my "My Documents", as well as keep some of my download junk. As well as my pagefile.sys.

The performance advantage of having the pagefile on a secondary spindle overcomes that spindle being slightly slower.