I have an opportunity to purchase either a:
Hitachi 200GB External HD USB 7200RPM or
Seagate 160GB External HD USB 5400RPM or
Hitachi 160GB External HD USB 5400RPM.
I'd be using the drive for an external drive for storage and mainly application use (PC games) on my new HP Pavilion DV9548us Notebook.
If I go for the 7200RPM drive I know the transfer speed will be limited by the USB interface.....
1) Will the speed of my game play see a significant speed gain if I spend the extra cash and get the 72000RPM drive?
2) I've been advised to go with the Hitachi brand and stay away from Iomega -Wester Digital, but does anyone advise against the Seagate brand?