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sejanus
Jun 1, 2005, 10:04 PM
http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/storage/story/0,10801,101793,00.html

The 7200rpm one is attractive for speed but the 120gb is probably more so as I'm always battling for space on my laptop.

Pistol Pete
Jun 1, 2005, 10:07 PM
the 7200 rpm drive will consume more battery...kepp that in mind.

try an external HD

tsk
Jun 1, 2005, 10:37 PM
the 7200 rpm drive will consume more battery...kepp that in mind.

try an external HD

What are you basing that statement on? I've looked at the power specs on the Hitachi 7200 RPM drives and don't think they consume any more power than most 5200 RPM drives.

hhlee
Jun 1, 2005, 10:57 PM
Barefeats found that upgrading from 4200rpm to 5400rpm doesn't use really affect battery performance and that the gain from 5400rpm to 7200rpm is not very significant. You might want to just get a decent sized 5400rpm drive.

http://www.barefeats.com/hard34.html

http://www.barefeats.com/pb12.html