5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm

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

  1. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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  4. MattyP macrumors member

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    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

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    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.
     

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