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    Hi All...........Do laptops only have 5400rpm hard drives in them? PJ
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    No, some have 7200 I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John
    Hi All...........Do laptops only have 5400rpm hard drives in them? PJ
    Laptop hard drive speeds come in 4200rpm, 5400rpm, and 7200rpm flavours with the 4200rpm being the most common in the cheaper lappies from what I have read. The more expensive flaptops would have 5400rpm drives and the top, upper range probably have 7200rpm drives.

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    Thankyou. PJ
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    For those wanted to upgrade to a faster drive, it's worth checking the temperature. There's calibrated stickers which can show the maximum temperature reached. Faster usually means hotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdragonfly
    For those wanted to upgrade to a faster drive, it's worth checking the temperature. There's calibrated stickers which can show the maximum temperature reached. Faster usually means hotter.
    And also noisier. Some people have also remarked on the extra vibration from faster laptop drives.

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    And higher rpm use more power? So that would by why laptops commonly use lower rpm maybe?

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