hard drive upgrade...

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  1. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    so, i was looking at purchasing a 200 GB HD 7200 RPM and I saw there is a 1.5 GB transfer rate and there is a 3 GB transfer rate. I see that in my system profiler that the HD is current a 1.5 GB and a 5400 RPM. Would it be safe for me to get the 3 GB transfer rate one or should I stay with the 1.5 GB?
     
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  3. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well when i was thinking about a harddrive upgrade people told me to stay with the 5400rpm cause it stayed cooler and didnt get as hot as the 7200 would and like the fans would be on all the time so i think u mine as well go for a 250gb 5400
     
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    That is the drive that will be going in my Blackbook.
     
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    It is pointless to make a distinction between 1,500 and 3,000 Mb/s transfer rates on single drives, as the current best SATA desktop drive mechanism itself has no hope of delivering data faster than approx 825 Mb/s (and laptop drives can be much slower).
     
  6. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i agree plus 7200 hotter but yea i think thats a good thing to go with i think mine only takes up to 250? cause its the oldeest
     
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    I've had both a 7200 (100G) and 320G (5400) in the same 15" MBP, and I found no difference in performance or heat.

    I just did a clean install of Leopard on it last weekend, and was loading a boatload of software back on it, and while the wrist rest was warm, it's wasn't hot by any means.

    MacDann
     
  8. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    oh i guess not but yea my hd thats in now never gets hot and where the rist is sitting on my mb
     
  9. jlewis2k1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks guys for your input :-D

    This forum is pretty helpful when you need it :)
     
  10. balk macrumors member

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    I have this drive in my MacBook (late 2007/2.2GHz). It is very snappy, no heat at all and no noise/vibrations.

    Programs start very fast. iPhoto, after fresh boot and ~6000 photos comes up in 2 secs for instance.
     

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