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5400 vs 7200

Stephen Adler wrote:
> Guys,
> I'm thinking of upgrading my notebook by getting a macbook. One of the 
> options available are 5400rpm drives vs 7200rpm drives. I assume the 
> trade off is between disk IO performance vs power consumption. Does 
> anyone have a preference for one over the other?

Don't forget noise.  Some faster drives are noticeably noisier.

I would say if you can find out how big the buffer is on the drive, and 
it's a couple of MB, then get the slower drive.

If you're going to be watching video media off your hard drive though, 
definitely get the faster one.

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