Hard Drive Speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jon4lakers, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. jon4lakers macrumors regular

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    I am going to order a MBP, and would love to get the 200 gig HD, but I'm concerned about the RPM. The 200 gig is 4200 rpm whereas the 160 is 5400.

    Will I notice the speed difference? If so, when the computer is doing what?

    Thank you all.
     
  2. rafg macrumors newbie

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    Yes you will
    get 5400rpm

    or better yet dont upgrade
    buy a sata hd enclousre
    and buy a $110 160gb 5400rpm 2.5 " SATA drive

    so you get a 80gb backup(original drive) and a 160gb in your maccy

    and save money!
     
  3. abcfob macrumors newbie

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    The difference is pretty noticable. I upgraded my macbook with a 7200rpm harddrive. The thing just flys when booting and when loading large apps and media files.

    I suppose a concern with going to higher rpms would be heat,noise, and battery life.
     
  4. jon4lakers thread starter macrumors regular

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