Do you have the new 200 GB 7200 RPM HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keithos27, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. keithos27 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
    If so, what's it like? I used to have a 2.33 GHz C2D 15.4 with the 160 GB 5400 RPM HDD (wow look at all of those acronyms!). I since have upgraded to the 2.4 GHz with the 200 GB 7200 RPM HDD. I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail but I'm wondering how much of a difference in every day use I'll actually see with the faster HDD. Any experiences?
  2. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    I've gotten it, and so far it does feel faster than my old SR 2.2 MBP with the 120GB 5,400 RPM drive - particularly when your I/O is really kicked up.

    All in all, my new MBP 2.4 Penryn feels a good deal faster than my old one.
  3. Bjarni macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008
    7200 Rpm Hdd

    Hi everyone,

    How does the 7200 RPM Drive affect the battery life?

  4. dothevampire macrumors newbie


    Feb 1, 2008
    New Jersey
    So far I absolutely love the 7200rpm drive. There are definite speed increases in simple tasks, i.e., opening programs and writing large files (like in Garage Band) compared to my friends older MBP w/ a 5200rpm drive.

    I don't have anything to compare the battery life with but I've gotten about 4 and 1/2 hours from a full charge watching the HD "Lost" streams from while browsing the internet and doing small tasks.

    I am very happy w/ my choice for the 7200rpm drive and now with 4gigs of ram on it's way from OWC, I can't wait to see what this beast can do!
  5. sidharth80 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    I have a 7200 RPM 200GB HDD... and I see no difference in battery... as ppl pointed out... I/O seems snappier...

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