7200rpm vs 5400 rpm

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by casey37812, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. casey37812 macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    Canton, OH
    Best Buy is out of all laptop 7200 rpm hard drives.
    Do you think it is worth the wait to get a 7200 rpm HD or should i just get a 5400 rpm HD i just want a little space for music and pictures. I plan to upgrade to the new aluminum macbook when i get a job.
  2. kimnkk macrumors member


    Jan 22, 2007
    Me!bourne, Australia
    If you get a 5400rpm drive, make sure they use dense platters. For example, the 500GB 5400rpm is almost as fast (and faster in some circumstances) as the 320gb 7200rpm drives. :)
  3. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    I would avoid BB if possible, they're a bunch of scammers that rip you off and don't live up to their own policies. If you buy a mac there, don't get their service plan, get Apple Care instead, and don't buy their Premium Set-Ups, because a mac is ready out of the box.
  4. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    nice little off-topic rant there... :rolleyes:

  5. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    They are both 5400rpm. But the 250GB drive should be faster because of higher areal density. You didn't say what laptop you need this for... keep in mind these are IDE drives for older laptops, newer laptops use SATA, make sure you know what kind you need.

    and also, www.newegg.com has better prices, more selection, and user reviews, most hard drives have free shipping, and you don't have to deal with worst buy

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