Laptops forum

General discussion

120 GB 5400 HDD or 120 GB 7200 HDD

SO its finally time to uprgade my notebook HDD from a 40 Gb 4200 rpm to which either one i stated would be better. I bought a 120 gb 5400 HDD but i am still considering maybe taking it back (since its still in the box) and getting a faster one for a little more dough! I do everything on my notebook except intense power hungry games. Which one is more suited for me?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: 120 GB 5400 HDD or 120 GB 7200 HDD
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: 120 GB 5400 HDD or 120 GB 7200 HDD
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
(NT) Plus i bought an external rack for my Old HDD!

In reply to: 120 GB 5400 HDD or 120 GB 7200 HDD

Collapse -
It may load a little faster but...

In reply to: 120 GB 5400 HDD or 120 GB 7200 HDD

The higher RPM drives usually make more heat. If your machine is warm this is going to heat it up more. The 5400 is a nice trade off in most cases. Compare the drive you have (Watts) with your possible 7200.

-> It will not make the game run faster.


Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Best Black Friday Deals

CNET editors are busy culling the list and highlighting what we think are the best deals out there this holiday season.