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Old 10-28-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Im debating between a Sony Vaio T series or a fujitsu P series. WIth my budget, I can afford the T with 1GB RAM and 4200 RPM HD and the P with 768MB RAM and 7200RPM HD. So which will boost my performance speed better ... not loading time - normal application running -- the RAM or the faster HD?
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:09 PM   #2
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Whoa, dude.. 4200RPM? 7200RPM? Go with the 7200RPM hard-drive. I make that with no hestiation. 7200RPM is wayyyy faster then 4200RPM and even 5400RPM. The faster hard-drive will improve performance. Afterall, most of the bottleneck in a system is the hard-drive, not the ram.
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: More RAM or a faster HD?

strange i didn't think they even produced hard drives that slow any more, i agree with giancarlo go with the 7200rpm!
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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that's wierd... i've never heard of a speed so slow lately. I was going to say RAM no matter what, but in your case, the HD would probably be a better choice.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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Thanx thats what I was looking for.
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:04 PM   #6
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Default Re: More RAM or a faster HD?

I think he's talking about laptops, right? Hehe, I'd seen a few 2.5" laptop drives that slow.
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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The 4200 RPM is actually 1.8" (a.k.a the iPOD drive)
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I didn't realize they made them that size, but they do have 2.5" 4200RPM drives.
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Whoa, dude.. 4200RPM? 7200RPM? Go with the 7200RPM hard-drive. I make that with no hestiation. 7200RPM is wayyyy faster then 4200RPM and even 5400RPM. The faster hard-drive will improve performance. Afterall, most of the bottleneck in a system is the hard-drive, not the ram.
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:30 PM   #10
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768Mb ram is high enough anyway.

Ask any Raptor owner and he'll tell you the extra RPM's really count. Go for the Faster HD
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