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06-29-06, 01:51 PM
Putting a new hard drive in my Sentia (see sig) soon and I'm looking for some opinions on hard drive performance as I have not used a 5400RPM drive in years. I guess what it boils down to is the performance versus battery life and heat between a 5400RPM 120Gig and a 7200RPM 100Gig. My main question is: would I notice a performance loss going from my current 60Gig 7200RPM to a 120Gig 5400RPM? I'm thinking it would just prolong battery life and reduce heat (due to having more data per platter versus faster rotation). I really have no complaints about the loading speeds that I have been getting out of this drive, I just want more space.

I don't really do much gaming on this notebook (thanks to the Intel graphics), and I'll probably be selling it to upgrade within the next year to year and a half.