bigger hd in macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zblaxberg, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    I was just wondering if anyone has gotten a macbook pro and manually put in a bigger hdd for example one that runs on 7200 rpm...just curious as to whether it is faster and is it really worth it because I am going to college in august and I need a macbook pro for movie editing and stuff of that nature
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Digital World
    The biggest harddrive you could run 7200RPM on is 100 Gigabytes and the 160 Gigabytes 5400RPM is more worth it and there is hardly any difference between the 2 drives. Only the 17" MacBook Pro has the 7200RPM option for right now.
  3. ekenny macrumors regular


    May 28, 2005
    New York
    Well I haven't upgraded my hard drive yet, but I can tell you for sure, 80 GB is not enough! It currently looks like you can get a 160 GB 5400 rpm drive from newegg for $105-120. Also, as nazmac21 said, the largest 7200 rpm drive you can get is currently only 100 GB (not really worth the extra 20 GB and slight speed increase to me).

    If I were you, I'd also closely follow this guide:
  4. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    there is a kit that you can buy which replaces the superdrive with a hard drive if you can sacrifice the cd/dvd writer/reader. the superdrive isn't that good anyway.;)

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