What is the performance difference between the 1 TB 7200 rpm and the 2 TB 5400 rpm? Since they are both Thunderbolt

lacie, thunderbolt, 5400 vs 7200 rpm's

  • Asked by Arthur J from Sacramento
  • Oct 13, 2011
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4 Answers from the Community

  • The data speed bottleneck is the drive itself. 7200rpm pushes data faster than 5400rpm but with the device using 2 drives in RAID, speed is improved on either over a single drive. But as someone else stated, the 7200rpm is about 20% faster.

    • Answered by Robert G from Norwich
    • Feb 13, 2012
  • Answer

    the 1tb will be faster.. with the speed of the thunderbolt interface the limiting factor will be the speed of the actual drives.. I would expect the 2tb to be 20% or so slower

    • Answered by Jeff C from Madison
    • Oct 14, 2011
  • If 2TB setup as RAID 1 then slower than 1TB 7200rpm for sure, however it would be faster in RAID-0.

    • Answered by Tai N from Milpitas
    • Mar 28, 2012
  • that being said -that the 7200 will be 20% faster --the 5400 2TB drive is still gonna smoke any Firewire drive/USB 3 or Sata drives

    Don't forget that.

    • Answered by Matt S from Noblesville
    • Feb 13, 2012