|3000 Mb/sec is the theoretical speed that the SATA port can do, not the speed that the hard drive can actually achieve. 10,000RPM drives will have faster access times and transfer rates but I cant stand the noise, and they are massively noisy. Think of the old Quantum Fireball drives, very loud and ear grinding. |
Generally 7,200RPM drives are adequate for 95% of people and still provide good speeds.
E4500 @ 3.2
4GB DDR2 800