DATA DOUBLER, HHD, SSD and MBP2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clicktac, May 15, 2011.

  1. clicktac macrumors newbie

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    hi, i have a macbook pro 2011 (17', 2.2) with SSD 240GB ocz vertex 2 and im going to change the superdrive for a HHD with data doubler from OWC.

    my question is:

    I have the 750GB 5400RPM that came with the MBP, and i was wondering the difference between put this HHD or change for a 7200rpm HHD.

    I work with video editing, after effects, stock images and multitasking.

    Do you think that is worth to buy a 7200RPM HHD or not?
     
  2. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

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    Depends if you are going to be using the HDD as storage. I'd you can use the SSD to edit your video/ images and just store them on the HDD then keep the 750. There is a big diff between SSD but not a huge leap between 7200 and 5400
     
  3. EightmanVT macrumors member

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    Short answer - yes. Over time you will appreciate the faster HDD.
     
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816

    awer25

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    I would stick with the stock 750GB drive. I was looking into this same question when I got my MBP and I saw some benchmarks online that placed this Toshiba stock 5400 RPM drive at almost 7200 RPM speeds (by almost, I mean 95%+). With only 2 platters, it's a very data-dense drive, and therefore very quick. You'll get a 5% or so increase by going to a 7200 RPM drive, but I don't think it's worth the price. Wait for a 2-platter 1TB drive which should be out soon.
     

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