View Full Version : powerbook - 5400prm or 7200rpm drive
I cant decide if it would be better going with a 120gig 5400rpm hard drive for my powerbook, or the 100gig 7200rpm harddrive. Im not so much concerned with storage space as much as I am about battery life. Meaning which one is going to use more juice? Im assuming the 7200, but then I thought maybe with the higher capacity 5400 it would use more for all the searching of the platters. Im not sure. Any thoughts?
Faster hard drives require more battery power.
Is the modest performance boost enough to warrent the slight lose of battery life?
I just ordered mine with the 7200 drive. Only way to know for sure is going to hope someone benchmarks it, but I want all the speed I can get into the thing and the hard drive makes the largest difference in the system.
I think the very slight decrease in battery life will be worth the extra speed. Whether it's worth the extra cost as well... that's up to you to decide.
How much time would you say that you do multitasking including installing, compiling, transfering, or rendering on your laptop? I would call these everyday tasks for my pc hence why I wanted the 7200rpm drive, frankly though I would love to see SATA supported in the first edition of the Intel notebooks as it brings even greater performance.
Whether it's worth the extra cost as well... that's up to you to decide.On the 17" it's a wash, so that's kind of nice.
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