Apple 7200 or 3d party?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by backmoo pro, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. backmoo pro macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Hi all.

    I'm probably going to get the 2.66 GHz MPB, I'm trying to decide whether to have the HD upgraded in the online store or getting a drive from a 3d party retailer. I'd rather not mess with opening the machine, but for the sake of my audio setup I'd do it.

    The MBP will be used for day to day use, audio recording/editing/composing and accessorizing my awesomeness.

    Three questions:
    1. What 7200 drives does Apple put in the new MBP?
    2. Is it true 320 7200 uses 1 platter vs. 2 in 500 GB?
    3. Should I get the Apple upgrade or a 3d party (in view of the above?)

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I would get 3rd party because then you can use HD which came with your Mac as external, just et FW800 enclosure.

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