Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked! Rev. 4.7 ReviewPosted on 2011-10-19 19:00:55 by Thomas De Maesschalck
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many forum discussions.
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 three myths :
- 7200 RPM hard disk drives are not good for notebooks because they use more power and generate more heat than regular 5400 RPM hard disk drives.
- 7200 RPM hard disk drives are not good for notebooks because they are more sensitive to shock and vibration.
- Short stroking your 7200 RPM hard disk drive will make it faster than a 10,000 RPM hard disk drive!
We now have 48 HDD myths in this article!