750 w/ 5400 RPM or 500 w/ 7200 RPM??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Burton8219, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Hey guys,

    Haven't posted in a while, but have a question about hard drives. I'm looking to replace my 2007 MBP with the current 15" MBP. Looking to get this computer because unlike the vast majority, I like the idea of having a disk drive and want to get this model before the inevitable taking out of the drive. My real question is for the hard drives in these machines. I don't really do any video or photo editing so I assume I should get the 750 GB... just looking for input/confirmation here. Thanks in advance guys.
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    get the cheapest drive.
    take it out of the mbp.
    buy a 1TB internal that does 7200rpm
  3. PurrBall macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    Depends whether you'd like to have the increase in speed or the increase in storage. I went with speed, but if you're not doing photo/video editing or gaming, you probably wouldn't notice a difference in speed between the two (maybe slightly on bootup or starting large apps.)

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