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

  1. clicktac macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    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 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    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

    Mar 6, 2011
    Short answer - yes. Over time you will appreciate the faster HDD.
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    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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