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Comparing a 7200 RPM 3.5” form factor drive to a 5400 RPM 2.5” form factor drive is like comparing apples to oranges. While a smaller drive might have a smaller RPM, the density of the 2.5” drive’s platters is more than the 3.5” drive. Also, the RPM speed refers to the outer most rim of the disk. Not the core. Meaning most of the time you are using a 3.5” ...


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Just because the drive has better statistics does not mean it is faster. There are many things to consider. The biggest issue I see is that they are both hooked up to USB 2.0, thus making a lot of the speed advantages of the 7200rpm drive irrelevant. If the drive was hooked up internally to a SATA III bus then you would see a difference. Per wikipedia: ...


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It is the the Turbo Boost technology introduced by Intel to boost the performance on-demand and clock it down when it is not needed to conserve power. i7-4510U can be boosted to the max speed of 3.10GHz. Don't worry, the processor just tries to complete the task as soon as possible by clocking itself up temporary. It is pretty normal especially when you try ...


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Intel uses a Speed Boost Technology as talked about here:http://www.intel.com/support/processors/corei7/sb/cs-032279.htm That can allow the processors to boost above their stated max usually for short periods of time [not sure what the limits are]. Oh, and everything should be fine. Especially on new CPUs they have all kinds of thermal, fan and other ...



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