4200rpm drive in MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zoooooooooom, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. zoooooooooom macrumors newbie

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    So I have decided I am going to buy a Macbook pro

    15" Matte screen
    2 gigs ram

    The only question I have is that if I go with the 200gig 4200rpm drive, I am going to suffer a performance hit compared to the 5400rpm 160gig?

    Or will I even notice.

    Will use MBP for ilife, photoshop cs, flash8, dreamweaver8, fireworks8, web browsing and maybe the occasional game.

    Thanks

    C
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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  3. zoooooooooom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else?

    Perhaps someone with experience with a macbook pro with the 200gig drive??



    Thanks
     
  4. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Interesting stats. However, the point is weighted to support the slower drives. As the percentage of use increases for the slower drives, they will once again succumb to the pressure of being slower. This seems like a self-fullfilling prophesy.

    For my use, I always have an external 500 GB FW800 drive. I do not like having my laptop drive over 60% full, with the remaining amount as 'working' space. It then gets moved to the external drive. My preference only. There are many different needs/preferences.
     
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    No problems here on my 200GB drive. I run Final Cut Studio and Photoshop on a regular basis, and find that the extra 40GB is invaluable.
     

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