Originally Posted by Mussels
i've got a 7,200RPM 60GB drive here. its nothing special. no extra power use, no extra heat. laptop drives were originally 4,200 RPM before they went 5,400 so its no different to that.
but do you see 80Gb and 120 and 160Gb drives with 7.2k. I'm sure with higher capacities there will be more consumption(due to increased number of platters and more movement of the laser head). In any case coming back to the orginal point a 10k would destroy battery life.