upgrades in macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by memoteran, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. memoteran macrumors member

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    would a 7200rpm hard drive would help with the performace of a macbook? would be easy to install?
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Depends on what type of work you'll be doing...

    VERY easy.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Drives of that speed are power hungry. Max out your RAM first.
     
  4. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    I have a Macbook with 2GB RAM and a 100GB 7200 rpm HDD (now for sale on eBay, actually) and, yes, it does make a huge difference.

    Launching of apps and general startup/shutdown times are much, much quicker. I wouldn't want to go back to a 4200 or 5400rpm drive...

    As for battery life, I can't say I've noticed any difference. The batter lasts plenty long enough to watch a full DVD so all's good, in my opinion.

    To sum up: money well spent, I reckon.

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
  5. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

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    Well, according to Barefeats
    (http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd7.html), performance directly
    depends on the amount of data on the disk, which varies from
    person to person.

     

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