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internal laptop hard drive speed?

by Bill_lclark11 / January 23, 2008 12:31 PM PST

I ask all ye geniuses in buzz town:
I have a Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094 with the below specs. I want to upgrade to a larger drive. How much more performance am i likely to get from a 7200RPM drive vs. another 5400? How much will it effect the heat and the battery of the system? Cost is not a significant factor and i will probably get a Seagate. I am going to post this in the storage, peripherals, and BOL, please if you answer only answer once not in all three unless you have something different to say. I value ya'lls i9mput, thanx, Bill
1.6GHz, due, Intel T2050
1GB RAM
533MHz FSB
80GB 5400RPM internal SATA

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From memory...
by Nicholas Buenk / January 23, 2008 1:48 PM PST

Difference between 5400RPM and 7200RPM laptop drives is something like 30MB/sec vs 50MB/sec

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heat
by mementh / January 25, 2008 12:30 PM PST
In reply to: From memory...

also a signifigant reduction in battery life and hard drive life expectancy. (so go slow is the motto)

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thanks
by Bill_lclark11 / January 26, 2008 3:04 AM PST
In reply to: heat

thanks ya'll this should be enough enfo

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