5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacRumoron, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2005
    I am going to buy a MacBook Pro and was wondering if it would make a difference upgrading the hard drive to 7200 rpm instead of the 5400 rpm that comes by default.

    Thanks :D
  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    if it's the same as the powerbook G4, the upgrade to 7200rpm is very welcomed.

    arr i remember my original G3 iBook with a 4200rpm awww bless

    get the 7200rpm :)
  3. MacRumoron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2005
  4. MattyP macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2005
    San Francisco
    5400 vs 7200

    Where you really see the difference is when you are opening or saving large files. Especially if you have video or large high resolution images. I would say that -yes it's worth it if you A. Plan on using your macbook for any kind of imaging and B. If you plan on using the macbook as a desktop replacement. You might be able to save some money by getting a 7200rpm drive from Seagate of Hitachi tho.
  5. furrina macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    In tha 212
    no more apple installed drives

    :mad: My pb hard drive from Apple just failed for the second time in a year. Bought a 100 GB 7200 hitachi travelstar drive from OWC, hope it's worth the (not many) extra $ but have a feeling it will be.

Share This Page