TechARP debunks more HDD myths, you can read their latest update over here.
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies
about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many
As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths
may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these
myths from various discussions we heard or read over time.
So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common
fallacies or myths and debunk them!
In this update, we added two myths :
- You need to overwrite your hard disk drive at least x number of
times with zeros and ones to prevent any recovery of data.
- 7200 RPM hard disk drives are faster than 5400 RPM hard disk drives.