Hard Drive Size and Battery Life Query???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peter202, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. peter202 macrumors member

    peter202

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    Hello people, just wandering if someone can help me with this.
    I know that hd speed is a factor but will a 100gb drive use more power than a 80gb?
    thanks
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    I'm not aware of any difference between capacity and battery life - even if there is, it's so small as to be unnoticeable.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I have not noticed any change in battery life since installing my 160GB drive in my MBP.
     
  4. hope macrumors newbie

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    HD capacity doesn't really make any difference. Speed makes a huge difference. I also have the 160gb in my PB and actually appreciated the increased battery life and lower temperatures compared to the 7200 80gb I had over the performance it offered. 5400 is as fast but its acceptable and is a good compromise of heat and battery life used and is still faster than a 4200 which my sister has in her ibook and it feels terribly slow.
     

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