Xbox One Teardown as Console Arrives in New Zealand

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sbudbud

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I believe ign or gamespot did a HDD test with the stock hard drive, hybrid and ssd for thge PS$ so I can imagine they'll be doing one for the XBone as well.
 

Peacelol

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Doubtful it'll be substantial because they will be bottlenecked. You're better off spending money on a much higher amount of storage space.
 

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At any rate, it should only effect load times, and I believe in one instance they talked about a 20 second load time being reduced to about 10 seconds. The less expensive thing to do is, during a load time, take a drink from your favorite beverage, peer out the window, flick the ash from your cigarette, check for new txt msgs/emails on your smartphone, etc, and you'll never even notice the load time.
 

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@Peacelol and banmaster. You are absolutely insane if you don't think a sataII SSD will out perform a 5400 HDD. By leaps and bounds man, leaps and bounds.
 

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Yeah should make things pretty straight forward. As long as they don't put hardware checks in place where the firmware has to match (same for the hard drive).
 

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Unless the game loads are ALL sequential ANY SSD will rock the hard drive even at SATA II.
 

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The best a 5400RPM HDD can do if you are lucky is probably 100MB/s. A SATA II SSD will normally push 250-300MB/s easily.

Add in the insanely higher IOPS, it will be much smoother in loading and if its a game that loads while playing, it will be less noticeable.

Even my SATAII RAID0 felt slow compared to my Intel X-25M SATAII SSD.
 

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Console makers always try to skip out on places they shouldn't. It wouldn't even be that much for them, since they buy in bulk.
 

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Meh, faster RPM, more heat, wears out faster. Considering MS's problems with heat last gen, I can sort of understand this move. 5400 vs 7400 RPM is longevity vs performance... I'll usually take longevity myself.
 

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7200 RPM HDD's generally run hotter, consume more power and generally make more noise. Those could be a few factors of why they chose 5400 RPM for the drive.

However, if we forget about the heat dissipation in question since I think that would be their (Microsoft) biggest concern, there really is no reason for them to not put in a 7200 RPM HDD.

Or what stevejnb said. ;)
 
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