Getting a new hard drive

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

  1. kj101 macrumors newbie

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    My macbook pro (2010) has hard drive failure and I was looking at getting a replacement drive for it. I was wondering, if I purchase a toshiba hard drive (1tb) would this reduce my battery life? I was using the original Hitachi drive before (500gb)
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    You may see a slight decrease in battery life if you get a 7200 RPM drive vs. the standard 5400 RPM unit, but it likely won't be significant.
     
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  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Definitely go for a 7200 drive, or if you can afford it an ssd.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    If you can afford it...

    go with an ssd, it's worth having a smaller ssd and an external hd for the performance increase it brings.

    Also that model is notorious for problems with the SATA cable it might be worth putting your HD in an external enclosure and seeing if it'll boot from that. If it does it's possibly just a $20 cable to fix.
     
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