4200 vs. 5400 Drive Option (PB 1.33 GHz)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by joseph_68, May 4, 2004.

  1. joseph_68 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2004

    I am ordering a 1.33 GHz PB 15". I plan to add the 80GB 5400 RPM drive, not for the extra storage needs, but to increase speed of the machine. Can anyone explain whether this option truly makes sense to make an impact on daily performance tasks? Lot's of In Desigh to .PDF conversions, Illustrator work and Photoshop filtering going on daily for my use.

  2. Bhennies macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2004
    NYC & Baltimore
    In my opinion, not enough difference to justify 113 dollars or whatever the upgrade is. I got my 1.33 combo stock. If you want a real performance difference, get an external firewire 800 HD for your boot disk.

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