Re: Seagate Freeagent question

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bert Hyman, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Guest

    In news:Xns9D3B95AF48C15DevilsAdvocatedevils@216.196.97.142
    "Devil's_Advocate" <Devils_Advocate@devils_.xyx> wrote:

    > I'm in the market for a Freeagent drive for backup only.
    >
    > At USB 2 transfer rates, will it make ANY speed difference whether I
    > get 5400 or 7200 RPM?


    Do they spec the transfer rates for the device, or just the rotational
    speed? Buffering in the device and OS can mask mechanical differences.

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    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN
    Bert Hyman, Mar 14, 2010
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