Posted by: Rico« on: March 18, 2013, 14:10:25 »
Why not make the same policy for laptop drives? Power consumption isn't an issue, maybe 1 watt more.Since when is power consumption NOT an issue in notebooks ? (mobile usage)
and 1W would be a 10% increase in my notebook (office style usage).
Anyhoo, the main point why some of us prefer 5400rpm is not just the power consumption, but the silence, and less annoying vibrations. Not sure, but the 5400rpm may also have advantages in the heat management.