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5400 vs 7200

Thanks for the replies guys... here's a kicker... the new macbooks come 
with solid state drives (for a small fortune...) I was thinking about 
the possible noise and vibration that hard drives can make. Any 
vibrations would dive me nuts. I know DVD's while spinning away can 
cause lots of vibration... Are the solid state drives worth the extra bucks?

David Kramer wrote:
> 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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