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Posted · Original PosterOP

Feel like a bit of a moron, sometimes you know about rather complicated computer things, (I just built a system, etc) but then other simpler things you just don't know.
I just found out -- which blew my mind a bit I'm embarrassed to admit -- that there's nothing wrong with using 5400rpm hdds to store and playback music and video even uncompressed wav, or 1080p 5.1 video files as long as it's one stream at a time. Is that entirely true?
So, questions...
1. Games - playable no problem on 5400rpm drives? (Offline only)
2. Editing video and audio and photo edit work? Is that kind of use fine on a 5400rpm drive?

Thanks!

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Yeah, 5400rpm drives are fine for a lot of things.  They mostly are not used for gaming due to the much faster load times of SSD's.  Some stuttering can occur while using HDD's folks have reported but I haven't had that.

 

SSD's provide much faster access times and file movement, so using a HDD for editing can take much longer but if you're doing it as a hobby, np.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, jstudrawa said:

Yeah, 5400rpm drives are fine for a lot of things.  They mostly are not used for gaming due to the much faster load times of SSD's.  Some stuttering can occur while using HDD's folks have reported but I haven't had that.

 

SSD's provide much faster access times and file movement, so using a HDD for editing can take much longer but if you're doing it as a hobby, np.

Well, games I'm happy to keep on the 7200 drives. This would mainly be storage and playback of uncompressed or lossless audio and 1080p 5.1 video, nothing higher res than that.

Even the editing, I'd be happy to keep on the 7200 drives. And my editing is non effects base cutting and at the most colour correction.

How about copying data to and from a 5400? Any slowdowns there?

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