Hard Disk Drives

How spins faster a hard disk or a floppy disk?

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March 01, 2008 5:28PM

A modern hard disk will spin much faster than a floppy disk. A floppy disk will spin at around 300 RPM. A hard disk will vary depending on model and configuration. A mid range desktop hard disk will spin at around 7200RPM. Laptop hard disks usually run at slower speeds of 5400RMP. High end desktop and server hard disks can spin at speeds in excess of 10000RPM.