Originally Posted by tarheels_100
If you click on "Help me choose" and go to details, it says only the 60 gig is 7200 and the other hard drives are all 4200.
Huh...your rightLEARN MORE Hard Drives
According to this dell is not selling the 5400 any more.
Well I am not changing my order any more anyway.
Here are the resonons I chose the 80 Gb.
Originally Posted by DaddyOf2Girls
I went with the 80Gb drive for several reasons.
#1 It was $50 cheaper.
#2 Its bigger and I plan to have more than on OS running on this thing so i will repartition the drive.
#3 Its slower spin rate saves battery life. (perk)
#4 I heard that the 7200 60Gb drive is noisy (although it will be muffled by the jet engines cooling the 6800 ultra)
#5 I heard its not much slower than the 60Gb 7200 since its a higher density.
Even if some of these intentions are missguided there are enought to out way the decision.
Should be noted that I am NOT a hard core gamer like some. I wont be moddign this thing to squees every last 3Dmark number out of it.
If you are that type of person Go with the 60Gb 7200 else other people 3Dmark scores will be higher than yours.