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Norup58
12-28-2013, 11:17 AM
Greetings all,

I have the G750JH with the Hitachi 750Gb HDD (pic 750Gb) as second HDD and thinking about buying a larger HDD as Im beginning to run out of space.
In my area (Denmark) the best option price-wise is the Hitachi 1.5Tb (pic 1.5Tb).
As can be seen from the pic the 1.5Tb has a spindle speed of 5400rpm - hopefully people can decipher the pics even though they are in Danish ;)

The bigger HDD will be used for normal storage but also have various games installed.
My question is how big a speed drop will I actually experience compared to the 750Gb I have installed, especially when gaming?

sasuke256
12-28-2013, 11:55 AM
If you have and SSD for the OS, take the biggest drive possible to enhance your storage capabilities :)
The loading time won't be that fast and is not worth 1/2 capacity of storage :)

chokko
12-28-2013, 12:25 PM
The 1TB 5200rpm drive my laptop came with, caused constant pauses in many games.
I downsized to a 750GB 7200rpm, and have been very happy since.
Annoyance-free gaming is worth sacrificing 1/4 storage space.

Norup58
12-28-2013, 12:44 PM
The 1TB 5200rpm drive my laptop came with, caused constant pauses in many games.
I downsized to a 750GB 7200rpm, and have been very happy since.
Annoyance-free gaming is worth sacrificing 1/4 storage space.

Thanks for the input. Based on this I think I'll wait until its possible to get the 1.5Tb with 7200rpm - at a 'payable' price. Until then will just have to economize with the capacity as there is no point in having a gaming rig with one of the best GPUs and then have the HDD being the choke point.