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One Point Five Gigabits...

:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
...is too damn slow.

See, the hard drive I was using was a 7200 SATA II with a speed of 3.0Gbit/sec. However, it's approaching the end of its usable life. So two nights ago I took it out. I replaced it with the hard drive from one of my mom's old laptops. However, it has a rotational speed of 5400RPM and a read/write speed of 1.5Gbit/sec. So while it's going to last a long time (it'll work for months into the future if not longer), it is so ungodly slow that programs will actually skip or freeze momentarily as other programs are loading.

I want an SSD, dammit...
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:iconpyrosikth:
PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Put your old one back in until it dies?
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
The point is to limit the use of my old one so it doesn't die.
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PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the point in making it live longer if you're not going to use it?
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Contingency planning?
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:iconpyrosikth:
PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For what possible contingent?
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
In the event that I need something specific off that drive.
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:iconpyrosikth:
PyroSikTh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why you put it on an external...
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Except you can't put everything onto an external.
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...I have never noticed the difference between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM. At least, not compared to a SSD or just getting rid of crap.
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Boots up faster.
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