5400 or 7200?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by vtxdig, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. vtxdig macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2008
    Hi, i am going to be upgrading HD. I was wondering which one i should get. I am looking at the Seagate Momentus 320. Which RPM would you guys suggest or what are some pros and cons of either?
    Would the 7200 use more battery life and be more noisy?
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Could be, but I doubt it will be that noticeable.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you want speed, go 7200rpm. However, this type of drive may heat a little more making your fans run a bit more. However the MacBook's new fans run almost dead silent. Since both drives have the same storage capacity just go with what speed you need.

    Just an extra little info, current MacBook drives at 5400rpm barely make any noise. So, see the reviews on the drive you wish to buy to see how it compares in quietness

    Edit - Speed wise, you won't notice a drastic change going 7200rpm, only subtle changes here and there.
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Get the Seagate 7200.3 320GB it uses very little power.

    If you want to go for 5400rpm I don't recommend the Seagate 5400.5 because of slow acces times.
  5. vtxdig thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2008

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