rpm affect download speed?

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  1. lavamasta
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    hey guys im just wondering if when i get a new laptop, whether i should get a harddrive with 5400rpm or 7200rpm. if it makes the download speed alot faster im getting the bigger rpm's [​IMG] im not sure though...
     
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    Unless you've got an internet faster then your laptop can write then it shouldn't have a big impact.
     
  3. zidane_genome

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    download speed is how fast your internet connection is

    RPM's is how many times the platters in the drive enclosure spin per minute (revolutions per minute)

    even if you had a 10,000 RPM drive (and yes, they make them), your internet speed won't increase... that's your ISP
     
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    Spend your money on something else. Your internet connection is the limiting factor in downloads.
     
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    It will make your computer faster, reduce loading times in games, but will not affect internet speed at all.
     
  6. lavamasta
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    ok, yeah my download speed often is between 30kb/s and 15kb/s right now... but my parents probably wont buy internet that is faster... we've got shaw "high speed internet" but i dont really think its very fast [​IMG]
    it might have been fast years back, but not now. so is there a cheap , but fast internet that i should go for?
    i could possibly convince my parents to get a new internet provider
     
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    unless you have download speeds in excess of 50MB/s you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Looks like you have dial up, you should definitely look up other internet providers in your area. Unless you live way out in the boonies, there should be some sort of broadband available that gives way more bytes / buck
     
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    Either there is something really wrong with your internet connection or you're not using the right units. 30 kilobits per second is even slower than the slowest dial up speed.

    Shaw High Speed is now advertised at 7.5Mbps (megabit per second) = 7.5 million bits = 7324 Kb/s (kilobits per sec) = 915 KB/s (kilobytes per sec). Even though most people won't see their speed at this level due to many factors, I still get around 600-700KB/s.
     
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    back when I used netzero, my connection wavered between 28 kb and 33kb. I'm fairly sure dial up companies rarely deliver the full 56k
     
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    Back when we had dialup a few years ago my pc used to almsot always get 52 my dads pc always got like 26 and my dads laptop was always getting like 18. My pc was awsome [​IMG]
     
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    lavamasta posted that he was using Shaw High Speed, not dial up. Which is why I thought this speed was wierd.
     
  12. lavamasta
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    well, i have broadband shaw so-called "high-speed." i do have a crappy router though... so a good router would do the trick?
     
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    I doubt it, because "high-speed" is a relative term. Anything faster than 56k modem can be labeled as high-speed by ISPs.

    You need a different ISP.
     
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    ok, so how much would that cost, and where could i get it from? it would be very helpful if someone could helpme out with that part [​IMG] u guys have alredy helped me out a ton! thx [​IMG] i just want my internet speed to be faster cuz it takes forever to download games and crap [​IMG]
    edit: this is the laptop im thinking of getting: Ibuypower laptop

    and here are the statistics of it:
    Case ( Battalion 101 FX-924Z 15.4" WXGA 1280x800 Widescreen LCD TFT Notebook w/Li-ion battery, Universal AC Power Adapter Original Metallic Silver/Black 2-Tone Color )
    Processor ( [New !!!] Intel® Montevina Core 2 Duo Mobile T9800 Dual-Core Processor (2x 2.93GHz/6MB Cache/1066FSB) )
    Memory ( 4 GB(2 GB X2) DDR2-800 PC6400 [Notebook Memory] )
    Video Card ( Mobility 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GO 9600M GT PCI-Express 3D Video )
    Hard Drive ( 320 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA-150 Super Slim Notebook Hard Drive )
    External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( 8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [FX-924Z] )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Fax Modem ( Built-in 56K V.92 Fax Modem [Notebook] )
    Network Card ( Built-in 10/100/1000 Network LAN [Notebook] )
    USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports [Notebook] )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Notebook] )
    Carrying Case ( Free Deluxe Carrying Case )
    Operating System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit )
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( [USB 2.0] Asus External Digital TV-Tuner High-Definition Digital TV Receiver, Watch and record Digital TV )
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( MS Media Center Remote Control and Receiver )
    Software/Game ( [Free Game] - Halo 2 Free with purchase of Microsoft Windows Vista operating system )
    USB Flash Drive ( None )
    MP3 Player ( None )
    Video Camera ( Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera )
    Headset ( SYBA Circumaural Stereo Headphone with Built-in Microphone )
    Power Protection ( None )
    Internal Wireless Network Adapter ( [Free !!!] Intel Pro/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link )
    Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
    Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

    plz tell me if there is anything u guys think i should change with it [​IMG] i need help pretty bad, but ive got time before im getting it [​IMG]