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Two hard drives with different speeds and sizes?

I'm currently using a PC that has a "Seagate ST3320613as 320 GB 7200.11" hard drive. Now, It's running out of space and I'm planning to buy this one "Seagate ST2000DM001 2 TB 7200.14".

Now, My question is whether I should use both of them? Will it slow down my PC? What's the difference between 7200.11 vs 7200.14? Does 7200.14 have any significant performance improvement over 7200.11?

Thanks in advance...
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    Question from Gaming Geek : "Two hard drives with different speeds and sizes?"

    I'm currently using a PC that has a "Seagate ST3320613as 320 GB 7200.11" hard drive. Now, It's running out of space and I'm planning to buy this one "Seagate ST2000DM001 2 TB 7200.14".

    Now, My question is whether I should use both of them? Will it slow down my PC? What's the difference between 7200.11 vs 7200.14? Does 7200.14 have any significant performance improvement over 7200.11?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from Gaming Geek : "Two hard drives with different speed and size?"

    Gaming Geek said:
    I'm currently using a PC that has a "Seagate ST3320613as 320 GB 7200.11" hard drive. Now, It's running out of space and I'm planning to buy this one "Seagate ST2000DM001 2 TB 7200.14".

    Now, My question is whether I should use both of them? Will it slow down my PC? What's the difference between 7200.11 vs 7200.14? Does 7200.14 have any significant performance improvement over 7200.11?

    Thanks in advance...
  3. Please...one thread and one thread only.
  4. Best answer
    Yes, you can and should use both
    No, there really isn't any speed difference. They are both 7200RPM.
    "7200.11 vs 7200.14?" Old 320GB vs new 2TB. Slightly different firmware version. Nothing you need to worry about.
  5. USAFRet said:
    Yes, you can and should use both
    No, there really isn't any speed difference. They are both 7200RPM.
    "7200.11 vs 7200.14?" Old 320GB vs new 2TB. Slightly different firmware version. Nothing you need to worry about.

    Thanx
    About multiple threads... It was a mistake.. won't happen again
  6. Gaming Geek said:
    USAFRet said:
    Yes, you can and should use both
    No, there really isn't any speed difference. They are both 7200RPM.
    "7200.11 vs 7200.14?" Old 320GB vs new 2TB. Slightly different firmware version. Nothing you need to worry about.

    Thanx
    About multiple threads... It was a mistake.. won't happen again


    Yeah, it happens. No worries.
  7. USAFRet said:
    Gaming Geek said:
    USAFRet said:
    Yes, you can and should use both
    No, there really isn't any speed difference. They are both 7200RPM.
    "7200.11 vs 7200.14?" Old 320GB vs new 2TB. Slightly different firmware version. Nothing you need to worry about.

    Thanx
    About multiple threads... It was a mistake.. won't happen again


    Yeah, it happens. No worries.


    One more thing - Do portable hard drives have any advantages over internal hard drives except for mobility? which one has better read/write speed and other performance parameters?
  8. Internal is faster. Pcie and sata is faster than usb.
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