Hard drive MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr.Random, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Mr.Random macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    Hi everyone!

    I would like to ask something. I have some question, so please help me.

    I'm ordering MBP 13", 2.66GHz, 4GB ram,... 320GB hard drive with 'only' 5200RPM. So.. What is the difference between 320GB with 5200RPM and 7200RPM. How much is reflected in the speed?

    How is it with these memory (8GB) - quality performance?

    Thanks for help!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Approximately 2000 rpm...

    As far as if you'll notice it or not, it depends on what you use your machine for.

    Again, depends. Provide some helpful information and we can give you a better idea.
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I would only get the 5200 RPM drive if you're saving up to move to an SSD, and so the 5200 drive is only a temporary solution. You have to realize that the HD is going to be THE bottleneck in your machine.

    The 8 GB or RAM may be handy if you're running virtual machine(s) or do some have graphical/video work, which is likely not your case (since looking at a 13" machine). Otherwise you may not need it.
  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Best response.

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