Do you have the new 200 GB 7200 RPM HDD?

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

  1. keithos27 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    7200 Rpm Hdd

    Hi everyone,

    How does the 7200 RPM Drive affect the battery life?

    -B
     
  4. dothevampire macrumors newbie

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    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 abc.com 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

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    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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