bigger hd in macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zblaxberg, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. zblaxberg Guest

    zblaxberg

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    I was just wondering if anyone has gotten a macbook pro and manually put in a bigger hdd for example one that runs on 7200 rpm...just curious as to whether it is faster and is it really worth it because I am going to college in august and I need a macbook pro for movie editing and stuff of that nature
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

    nazmac21

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    The biggest harddrive you could run 7200RPM on is 100 Gigabytes and the 160 Gigabytes 5400RPM is more worth it and there is hardly any difference between the 2 drives. Only the 17" MacBook Pro has the 7200RPM option for right now.
     
  3. ekenny macrumors regular

    ekenny

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    Well I haven't upgraded my hard drive yet, but I can tell you for sure, 80 GB is not enough! It currently looks like you can get a 160 GB 5400 rpm drive from newegg for $105-120. Also, as nazmac21 said, the largest 7200 rpm drive you can get is currently only 100 GB (not really worth the extra 20 GB and slight speed increase to me).

    If I were you, I'd also closely follow this guide:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Pro/Hard-Drive
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    there is a kit that you can buy which replaces the superdrive with a hard drive if you can sacrifice the cd/dvd writer/reader. the superdrive isn't that good anyway.;)
     

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