Question for all you folks out there.

I'm specing out new Toshiba laptops because the S2 we have been purchasing was discontinued. The upgrade is an S3 and one of the biggest differences is the HD. I got the S2's with a 60gb 7200rpm drive but the S3 does not offer 7200rpm what it does off is a 5400 sata drive.

My question is do you think a 5400rpm SATA drive will perform better than a 7200rpm IDE drive?

Just curious on your thoughts..