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Laptop HD Speeds ?

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January 20, 2011 11:27:53 AM

With 7200RPM drives plenty full and SSD a few years away from
killing the HD market completely (IMO) why is the majority of all
laptops shipped with 5400RPM drives ?
5400 vs 7200,prices are not far off....

Thoughts ?


Im shopping for a new biz laptop,I want SPEED and less gadgetry
Its not easy unless I spend big....

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a b D Laptop
January 20, 2011 11:57:41 AM

excelerater said:
With 7200RPM drives plenty full and SSD a few years away from
killing the HD market completely (IMO) why is the majority of all
laptops shipped with 5400RPM drives ?
5400 vs 7200,prices are not far off....

Thoughts ?


Im shopping for a new biz laptop,I want SPEED and less gadgetry
Its not easy unless I spend big....



Possibly power consumption/battery life issues.
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a c 466 D Laptop
January 20, 2011 5:29:46 PM

Don't forget cost and heat as well.
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a c 224 D Laptop
January 20, 2011 5:44:42 PM

Sound levels, power savings, some reliability, probably last is cost.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
January 20, 2011 8:32:17 PM

And it's only taken three of us to nail all the issues.
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January 20, 2011 8:35:04 PM

I was looking to upgrade my HD,,,,,,,,7200rpm, Hitachi looks nice
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a c 224 D Laptop
January 24, 2011 1:11:06 PM

Hitachi is a good laptop brand. 7200 vs 5400 will get you a noticable increase in speed, but also will make it a bit louder. Make sure the drive you get will match the hight limit of your laptop, some drives are taller than others. Also if you have a netbook or a small laptop, make sure the thermal dissipation will work for the hotter drive. You can usually check the vendor site, if they offer a 7200 rpm drive as an option for your model, you will be OK with upgrading. If not, you may be taking a small risk (very small, but good to note at least before you take the plunge).
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