Xbox 360 hard drives 5,400 RPM or 7,200 RPM is there much of a difference?

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#1 Posted by silenthill23 (67 posts) -

I want to buy a 250gb Xbox 360 elite hard drive on ebay, however I noticed that the only other factor besides the amount of GBs is RPM,and the 250gb 5,400 RPM costs about $73, the 250gb 7,200 costs about $100 on ebay, what's the difference and which should I get?

Is it true that the 7,200 will make the 360 run hotter, and is the speed difference enough to notice much?

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#2 Posted by Buttons1990 (3167 posts) -

I want to buy a 250gb Xbox 360 elite hard drive on ebay, however I noticed that the only other factor besides the amount of GBs is RPM,and the 250gb 5,400 RPM costs about $73, the 250gb 7,200 costs about $100 on ebay, what's the difference and which should I get?

silenthill23

7200rpm drives read and write data faster than 5400rpm drives...

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#3 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
Maybe if you install games the one with more RPM loads faster and install faster
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#4 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25162 posts) -

You probably won't notice much, but the faster the better.

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#5 Posted by Gen007 (11006 posts) -

Will You might as well go with the faster one because its not much more. You probably wont notice because you dont have a side by side comparison but the faster will def be noticeable faster. It really should make your 360 run hotter because HDD don't really put out much heat usually.

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#6 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
Do not use the 7200RPM, they cause more heat and more problems what I hear. Get the 5400rpm, you'll thank yourself later. (TRUST ME)
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#7 Posted by HavocV3 (8058 posts) -

yes.

stay at 120 Gb HDD size or under. 250s are on 2 platters, essentially rendering the extra RPM useless.