"Don't be mislead by the 5400 rpm rate"3.5 starson
Summary: I haven't tried this latest version of the drive, but I did buy the 60 GB 5400 rpm DiamondMax and have been very happy with it. I believe that, for common desktop applications, 5400 rpm may actually be better than 7200. Why? Lower speed means significantly less friction, which means less noise, less heat, less vibration, and less power, translating to higher reliability not only for the drive, but for the whole system. 5400 rpms = 5.55 milliseconds average latency compared to 4.16 for 7200. Realistically, will you notice the .00133 seconds difference?