Can somebody explain why Alienware 17 uses a 5400rpm drive in a high end system.

magus72

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I have already ordered my system. Alienware17 and I opted for the 256gb ssd with the 1tb 5400rpm I got the alienware because of two reasons 1:) I have always dreamed of having one 2:) I work on the road and spend long boring hours in hotels... this meant I had to change from my x51 dream and go mobile, While I am 100% sure this will blow my current laptop out of the water (HP A8 17") and am super excited but I cannot fathom a 5400rpm in a gaming machine!

Somebody explain it like I'm a 5 year old! :)

P.s I'm new be nice...
 

Andrew025

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Probably to keep the price down.
It's definitely the bottle neck of the system.
I replaced mine with an SSD and the difference is incredible.
 
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I have never been able to figure that out. A 1TB 5400 RPM HD is $59.88 (HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch 1TB 5400RPM), a 1TB 7200 RPM HD is $54.99. (WD Blue 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm)

**I also replaced mine with Dual 512GB SSD's. One is 2.5in, the other is M.2 Sata.
 

Andrew025

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It comes with some cheap Toshiba drive.
I'm assuming they have some deal with them or something otherwise it seems incredibly stupid to even offer it in any laptop.
 
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