(HDD) 3.5 or 2.5 .. pros and cons ?

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Stuna2150
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hello every one. my first real computer was a gaming lap top. and i have noticed that these 2.5 inch hard drives make much less noise then their 3.5 counter parts. i would like to know if they both performe the same in seek time and data transfers or not. because i plan on building a gaming desk top and putting a few disks in raid 0. and i would like to make it as quiet as possible but for the same performance. any help would be great.

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dustyschaffner
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no, 3.5" HDDs are generally faster than laptop harddrives, most of the time the 2.5" HDDs are quieter because they have a lower RPM, but noise isnt really that much of an issue, Western Digital harddrives are pretty quiet for the most part especially if you go with a Caviar model, but the raptors will make some noise

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thanks so much. but what about if they are both 7,200 RPM ? are they still faster then the 2.5 ?

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I don't think you would see much of a difference. The only 2.5" drive should you desire in a desktop is an SSD. Stick with the 3.5"; choose a Caviar Black they are reliable and perform well.