7200 Rpm Hd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pilotkid, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I was thinking about upgrading my hard drive to 7200rpm from the stock 5400rpm, but was wondering if it would be worth it. Would it? Would it really make that big of a difference? What hard drives would you guys recommend(100gb or bigger)?
  2. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Yes it would be worth it, the performance difference from having a 5400rpm on my MBP can be noted, especially when opening applications, installing apps from hdd disc images and loading times but its bearable and still very fast, smooth and enjoyable.
  3. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    My MBP's 7200RPM drive is so much faster than my old Dell Inspiron's 5400RPM drive.

    I'd never go back to a 5400...
  4. ariechel macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2005
    Here is a comparison by Barefeats of 5400rpm and 7200rpm hard drives in the MacBook Pro, which has already been posted in other threads on this subject.

  5. Boxer macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Overland Park Kansas
    I'll be honest. I had a MBP with the 5400, then sold it on ebay. I then purchased one with the 7200 HD and I can't notice a difference at all. Maybe I havn't gotten to a point where I would really notice it yet. I dont use heavy applications yet. But just opening files via excel word powerpoint. I do not see any difference. I would go with the space over the RPM.

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