320GB Hard Drive for MacBook?

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  1. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Hey all,

    i have a BMB with a 160GB HD and its all full up!

    I saw a 320GB hard drive but i cant remember where! anyone know of a place i can get one or even got one themselves?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. cafeCarl macrumors newbie

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    Is there really that much of a difference between 5400rpm and 7200rpm drives?
     
  5. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    When dealing with Audio and Video, yes it makes a difference.
     
  6. wentwj macrumors regular

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    The thing people often don't realize about RPM is that its Revoutions Per Minute. It just has to do with the speed at which the platters move, not necessarily how fast the data comes off it.

    If a larger hard drive has a higher data density (the data fits in a smaller space) a lower RPM will still access more data than the faster RPM of a smaller HD.

    So it's possible that the increased data density of the 320gb drive at 5400 rpm access more data than say a 160gb drive at 7200 rpm.
     
  7. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    wentwj, while you are somewhat correct, SEEK times will always be better on higher RPM drives. High density 5400 RPM drives have been known to equal smaller 7200 RPM drives at SUSTAINED transfers. Meaning moving large files around. With that said, 99% of what makes a HD feel fast is seek times, and for that you can not beat 7200 RPM drives (for laptops).
     
  8. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone know where I can get a 330GB Hard Drive for a MBP from UK? Thanks
     
  9. ceiph macrumors regular

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    with that said im happy with my 320gb 5400 rpm hd off newegg.... my reason 7200 is more heat
     
  10. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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  13. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea you have a point!

    May think about doing the 250 route!

    Thanks for that gnasher729...
     
  14. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    For me though, the extra 70GB Internal drive would make a world of different. I use Logic Studio which on a full install is something like 85GB and Final Cut Studio which is something like 110GB, so I wouldn't be able to install these unless I had the bigger hard drive
     
  15. Nipz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea that 70 would def help :p

    it doesnt really matter 2 much for me whether is inside or out, just aslong as i got it somewhere!
     
  16. cafeCarl macrumors newbie

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    Only if they made a WD Raptor drive for the MBP......10,000rpms...
     
  17. a4abt macrumors regular

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    I got mine from Western Digital (320gb 5,400rpm for $199).
     

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