Deciding between 2 harddrive upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dpawlak, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Dpawlak macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2010
    I am deciding between 2 western digital harddrives to put into my unibody macbook 5,1. One is a WD scorpio black 320gb 7200rpm, and the other is a WD scorpio blue 500gb 5400 rpm, the scorpio black is about 10 bucks cheaper so price isnt really an issue. I was just wondering how significant the performance difference is between 5400 and 7200 rpm is for playing games. Will it only affect loading times? or does it also affect frame rates?
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Wherever I May Roam
    You'll notice a huge difference. I'd go with the 320GB, 7200RPM drive.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    The Scorpio Blue is actually faster due its density. The speed of your HD doesn't affect FPS but it does affect loading times


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