It can withstand operational shock of 200g and non operational shock of 800 g (compare that with the operataional shock of 350g and non operational shock of 1000 g of the Seagate Momentus 7200.4). It is AKA-6 compliant, supporting high transfer rates of up to 100 megabytes per second. It has an RPM of just 4,200. Curiously, the manufacturer's page offers no info on the acoustics (how loud the device is). Others have though: critics say that this hard drive (and Toshiba hard drives in general) have bad quality of bearings lubricant which results in symptoms such as very loud grinding/buzzing noise when the hard drive spins, and a ticking or scratching noise when the drive is held beside the ear.