Did you get your new MBP with a 5400 or 7200 HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, Apr 28, 2010.

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Did you buy a 5400 or 7200?

  1. 5400 rpm

    36 vote(s)
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  2. 7200 rpm

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    56.1%
  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    I know there is already a thread about which is better, but I figured itd be nice to see who ended up getting which. I ordered with a 7200, probably don't need it though.

    Why did you choose the option you did? Do you think you'll need it? Do you notice the speed increase?
     
  2. Mirabella macrumors regular

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  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Happy with it so far?
     
  4. King Apple macrumors regular

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    5400, i don't need a noisy and hotter computer, + i got the base 13" anyway
     
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  6. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    got the 7200, i figured for $45 what the hell, i plan on having this computer for several years so i want it to have the best stuff (except the i7, i didnt think that was necessary...) :)
     
  7. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    I ordered the 7200rpm. I develop websites so I need quick access to my HDD (for fireworks, photoshop, Flash and dreamweaver).
     
  8. grapii macrumors member

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    I got the stock 5400....however I also bought the Intel x25-M 160GB SSD and will swap out the 5400 HD as soon as I get my 17" i7 MBP :D
     
  9. underblu macrumors regular

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    I woulda got the 7200 but Apple only had the 5400 in the store. And I didn't want to have to return ship if there was soemthing wrong with my MBP

    With that said Hardrives and Ram are easy to upgrade, you maintain your warranty and can choose exactly the part you want. Hopefully within a year the specs and pricing will make SSD an irresistable choice.
     
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  11. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And you aren't kicking yourself for the decision? It's taking everything inside of me to not cancel my order that will like take two or more weeks and just go to the apple store and get the 5400 haha.
     
  12. Mirabella macrumors regular

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    I'm still waiting for my order to be delivered. (And I'm not particularly happy about that – I ordered the day it was announced, and I should get it by about next Tuesday.)
     
  13. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah, welcome to the club : )
     
  14. anarchron macrumors member

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    I got the 320gb 5400rpm. With the amount of money you spend on the upgrade you could buy the same upgrade and keep the 320gb for use as an external Time Machine backup device.

    Once again it shows Apple's ludricous pricing scheme.
     
  15. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But the upgrade is only $45? And I already have an external. But I see your point.
     
  16. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    5400rpm. It's pointless to spend $50 to upgrade to the 7200rpm and let Apple keep your 5400rpm drive. For only $100 you can buy a new 7200rpm drive, install it yourself, and keep the 5400rpm as a backup drive to use with Time Machine.
     
  17. peapody macrumors 68040

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    7200rpm

    COOL, and quiet (because I got the hitachi =) )
     
  18. benlee macrumors 65816

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    That was my exact thinking. Plus immediate gratification of buying an i7 15" with high-res antiglare in the store.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well my stock drive is just sitting in a drawer, but nonetheless I agree. :p

    Never really understood buying OEM upgrades, especially not Apple's.
     
  20. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is that not the drive that apple supplies?

    I guess Im just scared I will ruin something when swapping it out, Ive never done it before. Or ruining it if I have to put the original back in to send it in for repairs if need be.
     
  21. Macchino macrumors regular

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    7200..Not As quiet As my Old one, (5400) but i Can still barely hear it.
     
  22. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So did you upgrade to a 7200 or an SSD? If you were just going to put the 5400 in a drawer and install a 7200 that isnt covered by apple whats the point? Or are 3rd party HD suppliers as good with warranties as apple?
     
  23. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    It's really easy to do. Just get the right tools and follow the iFixIt instructions. Some other sites even have videos. Also, you don't have to put the original back in for warranty repairs. Obviously if your HD fails they won't replace one that you put in, but they will not deny you warranty coverage for replacing the HD. I've added RAM and upgraded the HD in my SR MBP and they have replaced the mobo (nvidia graphics issue) and battery when it blew up without even a question about the HD.
     
  24. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good to know, thanks : )

    Are there 7200's that are considered to be much better than the one apple supplies for around the same price?
     
  25. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's the Seagates G drives that are in the MBPs. You can get the 500GB 7200 rpm one from newegg for $99. That includes a 3 year manufactures warranty. So instead of giving Apple another $50 for the faster drive you can get the slower drive from Apple and spend $99 and end up with 2 drives.

    BTW, if I'm reading correctly on newegg the difference in price between the 5400 and 7200 rpm drives on newegg is only $10. That's a great markup Apple is getting there.
     

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