I'm going to be buying a new 2.5" HDD soon for my uMBP, since the one that I'm using right now is throwing bad sectors all over the freaking place (I've only owned this thing since early September).
Newegg is the website of choice for me (unless anyone knows of a cheaper site).
I'm thinking about getting a 7200rpm drive over a 5400rpm drive, because from everything I've read, they're considerably faster. I game, do video editing, etc, so any speed increase would be welcomed. But, I also read that it can get hotter, vibrate more, and decrease battery life. I don't know how much it would decrease battery life, but I'm never unplugged for more than a few hours. Heat isn't really an issue for me, but it may be an issue for the drive? Since it'll be going in a laptop that I do carry around (very rarely while it's one), should the extra vibration be an issue? If there's a drop or something (the sudden motion sensor), the uMBP should turn it off for a few seconds anyway.
I'm also looking for something that'll last more than 4 months
. I don't plan on getting a Hitachi drive. I can't seem to find a Samsung 7200rpm 2.5" drive.
So, with the pros and cons shown, what do you guys think I should go with?