7200rpm or 5400rpm? Please help!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DjMikeySmiles, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. DjMikeySmiles macrumors newbie

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    I'm buying a new 15" Powerbook. I'm a DJ and Photographer so I work mostly with DJ programs and Photoshop - and sometimes Illustrator, Soundtrack, Peak, Garageband, and of course iDVD and iMovie. When I'm DJ'ing in the club I usually play songs off my internal hard drive, and I play fro 8hrs straight (will there be heat issues?). Should I buy the 5400 120GB, or the 7200 100GB. What's more important? The extra 20GB or the extra rpm's?
     
  2. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    hmm if i was you ide go for the extra RPM's you'll feel a big difference
    if you need additional space go with a FW800 extenal hard drive that you can take with you
     
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    7200 rpm...although if the difference was significantly more than 20GB, I'd probably go the other way.
     
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  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Generally, yes. Read the specifications of your current drive and attempt to match prospective drives in heat dissapation, power usage (battery life takes a hit), and noise in the audible spectrum for humans.

    However, a lot of things have changed from even 3 years ago and you'll find that you won't have too much trouble with any currently manufactured 2.5 inch drive you choose.
     

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