slomo007 wrote:acsguitar wrote:slomo007 wrote:Coppermine wrote:Personally, i feel that the difference between 7200 rpm hard drive and the 4200 and 5400 rpm drives are noticeable enough to seriously consider the 7200. The 5400 is a cheaper alternative, but I would heed everyone elses advice here and avoid the 4200.
I agree personally. It really depends on what you will be doing. Because it's only a $20-30 difference, AND the 7200 is a better brand - I wouldn't hesitate to spend the extra $$$. But, if money is tight then look for a cheaper 5400, IMO.
Can you boot from an external harddrive with a laptop cause those are cheap and lots bigger....ALthough I guess they overheat sometimes
I don't know for sure, but I've never seen a bootable USB device. I could be wrong, however.
It would be sweet if you could then you could put knoppix on a usb key and use that as your OS for whatever computer you went too