Frequently Asked Question

What are the differences in HDD speed?

Last Updated 8 years ago

HDD speed is dictated by RPM and data density. For a faster hard disk speed, go for one with the highest data density. Common consumer HDD speeds include 5,400, 7,200, and 10,000 RPM. Some servers can even go up to 15,000 RPM. Most desktops haveĀ 7,200 RPM.

Revolutions Per Minute Average Data Transfer Rates Random Read/Write Speeds
5,400 RPM HDD 75 MB/s 65 IOPS
7,200 RPM HDD 100 MB/s 90 IOPS
10,000 RPM HDD 140 MB/s 140 IOPS