5400 vs 7200

Considering a Maxtor 80gb drive vs an IBM 40gig 7200 drive. Is there really a noticeable difference in the two speeds? Can't afford a 7200 rpm 80gb disk, but I need the x-tra space. I will be using new hd, in conjunction with a 30gb 7200rpm maxtor drive I already have.
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  1. I would definitely say go for the 7200RPM drive. The speed difference is quite noticeable.

    Rob
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  2. well i think it would greatly depend on what you are doing?anything that you need faster and higher sustained transfer rate (eg. video editing, design work) you'll want the 7200rpms. but if it's just typical usage and archiving, the 5400rpm will do.

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