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Compare Toshiba MK6022GAX 5400rpm/16MB cache laptop hard disk with Hitachi E7K60 or 7K60

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by T.T., Sep 23, 2004.

  1. T.T.

    T.T. Guest

    Did anyone ever try to compare these two models? Don't know if some
    hardware review site ever compared these two (or three's) performance.
    I would be curious to know the results. Thanks!

    1. Toshiba MK6022GAX, 5400 RPM, 16.3MB cache (previous post said the
    big cache really boost the speed a lot)...
    2. Hitachi/IBM E7K60, 7200 RPM, 8MB cache

    Both are 60GB hard disks for laptop PC...

    T.T., Sep 23, 2004
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    David Chien Guest


    Basically, the 7200rpm drive blows everything away. Faster speed is
    almost always going to blow a slower drive away. The faster rotational
    speed = faster read speeds off the disk media = faster performance and
    data transfers. Lower latency also increases performance as well.

    I'd go with the 7200rpm drive for sure!

    Also, see www.fatwallet.com/forums/ -> hot deals and
    www.techbargains.com for the recent dell.com sale on these HDs (down to
    ~$155?) and if you're smart, get a coupon first and bring it down even
    more (eg. ~$120 or so with a good Dell.com coupon). See coupon threads
    and dell.com threads in fatwallet.com/forums/
    David Chien, Sep 23, 2004
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