Anyone go from 5400 750 to 7200 500?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frocco, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    Hello,

    Just wanted to know your opinion on the speed difference and if it is worth giving up 250gig.

    Any problems with heat?

    Thanks
     
  2. Inara macrumors member

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    I have the 750 GB 5400 rpm, it is a good hdd in my opinion, it is even faster than a Western digital scorpio black 500 GB on large files.

    I think I will replace it only for a 512 GB SSD (maybe next year)
     
  3. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    I see you have the 2.3, do you see a difference in performance?
    I am exchanging my glossy for the AG, how do you like it?
     
  4. Shady Pioneer macrumors member

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    I've got the 7200 500GB on the BTO. I must say it feels quite snappy at most tasks such as booting up, opening files and quick application loading.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Don't let the numbers fool you. The speed difference (if any) between those two drives will be minimal and probably not noticeable. The 7200 RPM drives are also harder on your battery.

    I have a 5200 RPM 1 TB drive and I couldn't be happier.
     
  6. Inara macrumors member

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    The differences are minimal, as you can expect in only a 100 Mhz clock and 2 MB L3 cache increase.

    I use it massively on the go with Lightroom, so no glare it is a must :). It is much better than my glossy lcd screen at work and more relaxing for your eyes.

    Obviously, this is my personal opinion.
     
  7. legreve macrumors regular

    legreve

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    Just buy a HDD on the side and use the crap Apple gave you as an external HDD in an external casing like the Icybox.
     
  8. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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    I've used a system with a 5400 drive and a 7200 drive. I notice a huge performance improvement.

    FWIW
     
  9. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I'm about to do the opposite and swap my 5400rpm 500GB for a 7200rpm 750GB. I need more space. I have 150GB free so far, and have an S-load of audio libraries to load still.
     
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    On my new machine (2.2GHZ i7), I had the 750Gb 54K drive and the glossy. I upgraded the 750GB drive to a 640GB 7200 Samsung drive. I don't really notice a battery life decrease, but again I had an Early 08" MBP that didn't last that long.

    I also got rid of the glossy screen and got the Matte screen, and love it. I am used to it as that is what was on my old machine.
     
  11. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    I have the 750 GB 7200 rpm drive. Very fast and no problems whatsoever.


     
  12. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    I do not see that on Apple's Site.

    I see 5400 750gig and 7200 500gig
     

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