Why Are 5400 RPM Drives Still Used?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by D-Man18360, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. D-Man18360 macrumors member

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    I was suprised to see 5400 RPM drives still being used in the new Macs. Any reason why these wouldn't have been upgraded to 7200? How much of a difference would the slower drives have?
     
  2. ziwi macrumors 65816

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  4. D-Man18360 thread starter macrumors member

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    ^Thanks - makes sense.

    I also spoke to a guy here and he mentioned the absolute speed of the drive doesn't always mean it is faster or runs better.
     
  5. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    From what I understand, the fast drives draw more from the battery when they are going at full speed.
     
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