Here's my dilemma: I got a computer from a refurbisher that had a faulty hard drive in it. This is a 250 GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 model ST3250310NS with a spindle speed of 7200 RPM and a cache size of 32 MB. They sent me a replacement for it that's 500 GB of storage, but it's a Seagate Pipeline HD ST3500312CS that has a spindle speed of 5900 RPM and a cache size of only 8 MB. I didn't need the additional storage, but should I be concerned about the potential for downgraded performance?
I see from the Seagate website that the Pipeline series hard drives are intended for things like security systems and DVR storage (in 24/7 applications like streaming media). I'm not saying these drives can't both run an operating system like Windows 7, but compared to the Barracuda the Pipeline hard drive could lead to slower performance when running certain applications such as video editing, photo editing, and digital recording, yes?
Edited by hamluis, 24 February 2014 - 07:13 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.