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I am planning to buy a new 2 TB HDD, with 7200 rpm and 64 mb buffer.

I wonder if the rpm and buffer has anything to say for performance ? Or perhaps the old xbox cant handle this ?


It wil be used in a tsop'ed xbox 1.4 with 128mb ram and 1ghz.

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the 7200rpm seem to work the same as the 5400rpm. I have used a wide variation of drives but have not exclusively made timing comparisons except CoinOps load times. they seem to boot about the same.

The main diference I noticed is the 7200rpm builds more heat. I try to use the 5400 or 5900 rpm drives because they run much cooler.

Of course this is my experience but I did make a lot of Xbox builds. I was building 2 a month for the last 2 years.

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I use 7200 rpm drives in my Xboxs and notice a performance boost over 5400 rpm drives. I'm sure they must run a little hotter since they spin faster but I havent noticed my Xboxs running too hot. 

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