LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 1TB

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  1. The Hammer

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    What is the hard drive rotational speed RPM ? I cannot locate the information for the one I have. I had thought of using it to make a bootable clone but I'm wondering if it"s too slow.
     
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    Too slow for what? Remember, most notebook hard drives are 5400RPM. Some are 5200RPM, and there even 4200RPM hard drives. And they all serve their intended purpose just fine.

    So is it too slow? Depends on how you intend to use it, and what you are used too. I've been using nothing but SSDs for the last 8 or so years - so 10,000RPM drives are too slow, IMO.

    That said, there are many advantages to slower hard drives. They tend to be quieter - very important in my book. They also tend to use less energy and generate less heat. And "in theory", with all else being equal, the motors should have a longer life expectancy since they are not subject the same amount of wear and tear.
     
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    I have a 21.5 inch iMac with a 500 MB SSD in it. At some point I wanted to try making a bootable clone. That's why I was wondering about the speed. Iv'e been told that 5400rpm drives are not fast enough.
     
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    Again, fast enough for what? 5400RPM drives are used as boot drives in millions and millions of computers.
     
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    Thanks for that answer. It has set my mind at ease.
     
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    You are welcome. I hope that really does clear things up.
     
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