|I find 5400RPM drives to be nearly unbearable. Disk-intensive apps literally run 5-6 times faster on my desktop system (1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB cache) than they do on my laptop (160GB, 5400RPM, 8MB cache). |
Hard drives don't consume much power anymore; many laptops come with 7200rpm drives. Do yourself a favour and forget the 5400.
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