7200 RPM Available in Retail Stores?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jcnapier, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. jcnapier macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    I am looking at getting the new 2.53 GHz MBP with the upgrade to the 320GB drive at 7200 RPM. Does anyone know if they will have that configuration available at the Apple retail stores? Or will they only have the 5400 RPM standard configs?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    They will probably have the 7200RPM flavor in their maxed out 15" MBP (Which means you'll have to get a 2.8GHz processor as well)
  3. Jatku macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
    I always thought that the stores carried standard configurations, anything else would have to be custom made and ordered online. I would just call them to make sure.
  4. bitesize macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Well, I went to a couple stores today, and all of them said they will never stock the 2.8GHz config.
  5. omegasyn macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    New York
    I can confirm that no apple store in NY carry 7200RPM HDD's in their MBP.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Why even bother? I just bought a 320GB 7200 drive from Tiger Direct for $96. I think the Apple "upgrade" from 5400 to 7200 is $50. So if you buy a new drive it's like getting a back up for $50. And with the hard drive so easy to change now I don't get why an individual would bother paying Apple for overpriced customization.
  7. damado macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    I had recently bought a 320GB 7200rpm HD from newegg and I'm in the process of installing it now. It's easy as long as you have very very tiny phillips head screwdriver and very very tiny allen wrench.

    And remember to unscrew that one screw that's illustrated on the back of the battery/HD cover before you tug on the tab to lift the original HD out. The allen wrenches are for the 4 screws that are on the side of the original HD that are used to seat the HD in place.

    I'm using the original 320 5400 HD as an external one. Along with my purchase of the 7200 HD, I got a free external USB 2.0 2.5" enclosure. Very useful.
  8. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    I took the 7200 rpm from Apple as BTO. Now I'm a bit scared that it could drain too much battery and produce heat. Maybe I should have taken the 5400.

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