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what the difference between the two?


Seagate ST90160N1A3AS-RK 160GB 2.5" Internal Sata 8MB Cache Hard Drive


Seagate Momentus 7200.2 ST9200420AS 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive - OEM

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the first is smaller, and probably slower - since it doesn't say 7200 spin, it is likely a 5400 spin. also, the larger cache should improve performance on the second HD.

are you trying to justify a higher cost on the second one?

if you do a lot of moves/modifies/etc of larger files or great numbers of files, the second will give you much better performance. if most of what you do is minor media playing, document reading/writing, internet browsing, etc the first should suit you just fine, if the cost difference is considerable.
 
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the first is smaller, and probably slower - since it doesn't say 7200 spin, it is likely a 5400 spin. also, the larger cache should improve performance on the second HD.

are you trying to justify a higher cost on the second one?

if you do a lot of moves/modifies/etc of larger files or great numbers of files, the second will give you much better performance. if most of what you do is minor media playing, document reading/writing, internet browsing, etc the first should suit you just fine, if the cost difference is considerable.

There's not much diff. with price.
I wanted to install Parallels. Does it make a difference if I have 200 gb rather than 80 gb when using parallels?
 
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There's not much diff. with price.
I wanted to install Parallels. Does it make a difference if I have 200 gb rather than 80 gb when using parallels?

Not really when using it... Unless you need more disk space for it.
 

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Why wouldn't you want more disk space in the first place?
 

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