[ltp] 5400 RPM hard drives?

Kevin Krause linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 02:49:52 +0100

I put an IBM 40GB 5400 RPM disk (/proc/ide/hda/model says
IC25N040ATCS05-0) into my X21 a while ago. It's noticably faster than the
Toshiba 20GB/4500 RPM drive I had originally. The disk is hardly audible
at all when it's idle. The seeks are quite loud comparatively, but still
far more quiet than before. I rarely run my laptop on battery, but it
seems to use quite a bit more power - my battery life went down from
about 3.5 to 2.75 hours. 

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 20:38:30 -0500, Ari Pollak wrote:

> This isn't totally Linux-related, so I apologize in advance.
> I'm considering a larger hard drive for my Thinkpad T41 (I currently 
> have a 30 GB 4200 RPM), possibly an 80 GB 5400 RPM.
> However, I'm wary of this, not because of the price, but possible other
> issues - have any of you replaced a 4200 RPM drive with a 5400 RPM 
> drive? Did battery life suffer? Was the drive any louder?

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