7200rpm or 5400rpm? Please help!

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

  1. DjMikeySmiles macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2005
    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


    Jul 7, 2005
    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
  3. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
  4. Megatron macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2005
  5. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    7200 rpm...although if the difference was significantly more than 20GB, I'd probably go the other way.
  6. DjMikeySmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2005
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    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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