Different RPM's (HardDrive)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kj101, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. kj101 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking through new hard drives now to replace my old one (250gb / 5400-rpm) and I came across a Hitachi drive (500gb with 7200rpm) for 40 bucks. Now I haven't replaced anything in my macbook before but I was wondering if it would run faster with the bigger hard drive or would it slow it down?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You will notice some improvement due to faster rotational speeds and also higher density disk.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    These days I would always recommend an ssd if you can afford it. The speed difference is immense.
     
  4. kj101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, great. I was just really concerned that it might throw something off internally, thanks.
     
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    Nope but as T'hain Esh Kelch posted. You will be better off with a SSD.
     
  6. kj101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm aiming to get a new macbook with one in 2016, I just needed to replace this drive quickly/ most cost effectively because it failed out of the blue
     
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