Hello everyone Am kinda new here and I was seeking some answers to some question I have about Laptops and HD's. 1. Why are laptops restricted to speeds below 7200 rpm in HD's ? ( I heard Seagate now has a 7200rpm HD out, not sure ) 2. Foregoing the USB connection between 3.5's and useing them, is there anyway to connect a 3.5 IDE Hd to the 2.5 connector on a laptop, either thru the use of a cable or converter ? 3. Is there a cable such as this that exisit ? 5. I know that by going to an external USB HD setup is pratical but I was trying to figure out why limit myself to the speed issue, if thats the case here. I'd just like to know why laptops HD's are restricted to below 7200 and is there was such a way to use an 3.5 HD to its fullest capability. Thanks in advance pps.