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should I use a low rpm secondary drive?

#1HyperbladePosted 6/4/2012 4:41:51 AM
I will be using an SSD as my primary. If I'm doing in game video recording. Should I use a 5400rpm drive to record to, or would there be a performance difference compared to a 7200rpm drive. And would there also be a difference if the drive runs on sata 2 or sata 3?
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#2XjphPosted 6/4/2012 5:29:11 AM
For spindle disks in general SATA3 doesn't make much difference over SATA2. As for if a 5400rpm drive is enough for video recording, depends on the resolution and quality you're recording at. It should be okay, but if you're recording at, say, 2560x1440 then probably not.
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#3Hyperblade(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 10:50:04 AM
ill be recording at 1080p....is it still recommended?
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#4SpacewhizguyPosted 6/4/2012 11:08:39 AM
Some 5400 RPM drives are better than 7200 RPM drives for video recording. Wrap that around your head.
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#5Hyperblade(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 11:29:35 AM
why would it be exactly? Im talking about a WD Cavier Green vs a Black
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#6tehdewmPosted 6/4/2012 11:37:27 AM
Higher platter densities at lower rpms can still be faster than low density high rpm. So say a 3tb wd green should be better for video recording than a 500gb wd black drive.