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The new 15" PowerBook comes with two options for the 80GB disk: 80GB Ultra ATA drive 4200 rpm 80GB Ultra ATA drive 5200 rpm [+$112] What is are the tradeoffs between these two drive configuration with regards to system performance, heat and battery life? Thoughts? Thanks, Jerry...

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    Default 15" PowerBook : 4200rpm vs. 5200rpm

    The new 15" PowerBook comes with two options for the 80GB disk:

    80GB Ultra ATA drive 4200 rpm
    80GB Ultra ATA drive 5200 rpm [+$112]

    What is are the tradeoffs between these two drive configuration with
    regards to system performance, heat and battery life? Thoughts?



    Thanks,
    Jerry
    Jerry Guest

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    Default Re: 15" PowerBook : 4200rpm vs. 5200rpm

    There are very marginal improvements in machine access times between 4200
    and 5400. It certainly wouldn't warrant $112. The jump to 7200 rpms would be
    significant but it would also have the corresponding increase in heat and
    reduction in battery life.

    I am not spending he extra $$$ for 1000 rpms. It would be much better spent
    on increasing RAM.

    thebladerunner


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