5400 Rpm - Should I Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by garyoke, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. garyoke macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2007
    What would I really gain by upgrading the speed of the hard drive on the MBP? I didn't want to give up FireWire, so didn't go for the Macbook - but should I get the faster drive?

    I'm a non-pro user - I use Photoshop Elements and iPhoto - not a big gamer.

    Should I upgrade?
  2. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    I don't honestly think you would notice a difference between any of them.
  3. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    I think you would see a small increase. But i would only do it if you want more capacity.

    Battery life might go down a very small amount tho.
  4. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2008
    If you have the money, I would definitely recommend it. Although you might not notice any increase in performance during regular use, you will notice the different if you ever need to transfer alot of files or if you're using harddrive intensive applications. I believe the cost of upgrading to 7200rpm hdd is minimal...

    But... if you can't afford the upgrade, you can always upgrade it later. The new MBP's HDD are very easy to upgrade.

    I just purchased the new MBP and got the 7200rpm.

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