250gb 7200rpm Or 320gb 5200rpm

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mladenz, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. mladenz macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Oke, sorry if it has been asked a couple of times, but i have searched the forums and i couldn't get an clear answer.

    Should i get the 250gb with 7200RPM and save 50euro or just let the 320 5200RPM standard? I mean, is there really a difference between the two speeds? Does it run hotter, quicker and does it make more noise?

    or just get over it and get the 320gb 7200rpm:rolleyes:

    again, sorry if there are numorous threads about this.

    EDIT: BTO for the Macbook PRO :)
  2. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007

    I have a 1tb 5200rpm and a 320gb 5200rpm
    i find the 1tb grindingly slow and i only put documents and movies on it.
    whilst the 320gb i put apps and anything on it.

    it depends what your using it for, and also what connection are you using?
    if your using a usb im not sure how much the extra speed will give you.

  3. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    My fault, didn't state proparly that it's about the Macbook Pro which i want to order:p
  4. damado macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    I originally switched my 320 5400 that came with the MBP for a new 320 7200 I bought a month ago. I didn't really notice any diff in speed so I swapped it back. I'm sure there are differences with larger files or something, but for what I've been using the laptop for it didn't make a difference to me so I decided to stay with the more battery-life-giving and quieter 5400 drive. The 7200 drive is a WD scorpio and the stock one is a hitachi travelstar.
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Get the 250gb 7200rpm to save the cash and then get a 320gb Seagate Momentus SATA drive from a cheap supplier and then buy a dirt cheap SATA 2.5" enclosure from eBay. I'm doing this and for the same cost as going for the 320gb 7200rpm drive direct from Apple, I'll get a 320gb 7200rpm drive in my MBP *and* an external 7200rpm 250gb drive.
  6. south8212 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    go with the 250 7200 rpm.....do you really need the extra space? 250 gigs is alot and you will enjoy the speed boost
  7. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    I'm not sure what drives they use in the new MBP but I upgraded the 60GB 5200 in my thinkpad to a 100GB 7200 and the speed difference was instantly noticeable. Admittedly the 7200 drive was a high quality recent Seagate and the old one was an old Samsung but even if you look at benchmarks for recent models of both speeds the 7200 speeds are far superior.

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