Originally Posted by danton
AFAIK, there are currently no 5400 or 7200 2.5inch drives of this capacity.
Also, I read somewhere that high capacity (or, more precisely, high density) improves the performance quite a bit due to reduced seek times, so that a 160GB 4200RPM drive may actually perform on the same level as a 80 GB 5400RPM drive.
I've heard people say this to.... but when was the last time you saw a 300GB 7200 RPM drive outperform a 150GB Raptor
Heck, find me a 500GB 7200RPM drive that outperforms the 75GB raptor....
So much for areal density being more improtant than rotational speed.
(Also why enterprise HDs are high density rather than 15k RPM.... NOT) LOL