Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper
For Data storage I doubt you will notice any difference.
The 5400 will run cooler and quieter if those are considerations for you. My next storage drive will be a 3TB
I would also argue that you're not going to see/hear a whole lot of difference between with regards to noise and heat on a 7200 RPM drive. Especially if you're strictly using it as storage. You will however notice the transfer speeds, thus the faster drive.
I have 3 Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM drives in my system as backup/data drives - one being my game drive and my system is whisper quiet. The temps on the drives are also very low....
Again, the faster drive would be more benificial as they aren't that much noiser, or hotter. Also, if "noise" is a concern.... get a WD Caviar Blue I will however say
the Greens don't look bad either.... such as the one Kipper pointed to. However if you do opt for a 3TB, you need to make sure your MB can support such a large drive. This is where a BIOS update may be in order.
My two cents