Question was just thinkning pt.2

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has anybody overclocked a hard drive like linus tech tips overclocked a fan? i feel like that would be pri-tee cewl
 

Barty1884

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There's not really an 'overclock' applicable to an HDD.
You can't make it physically go faster, like you could a fan - nor 'instruct' faster via software, like you could a CPU or GPU.

The best way to have an HDD perform better/faster/smoother is to keep it tidy, defragged etc - and periodic clean OS installs if being used as an OS drive..... nothing particularly special.

10000rpm drives exist(ed), which is essentially what you'd be trying to achieve - but SSDs rendered them near obsolete a long time ago, given the higher costs associated.
 
Jun 30, 2020
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There's not really an 'overclock' applicable to an HDD.
You can't make it physically go faster, like you could a fan - nor 'instruct' faster via software, like you could a CPU or GPU.

The best way to have an HDD perform better/faster/smoother is to keep it tidy, defragged etc - and periodic clean OS installs if being used as an OS drive..... nothing particularly special.

10000rpm drives exist(ed), which is essentially what you'd be trying to achieve - but SSDs rendered them near obsolete a long time ago, given the higher costs associated.
you can't tamper with the insides? dang
 

grimfox

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If you are familiar with Linus's videos you should check out the one where he went to the data recovery lab. There you can get a better idea of how complex, delicate, and difficult they are to tweak.

If you still want to mess around with HDDs speeds you can either get a few drives and put them in various RAIDs. Or you could do the same with SSDs. There's even a 4x "RAID" card for NVME drives.

The trouble is that day to day storage doesn't offer up much tangible once you've transitioned to SSDs.
 

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