Hard Drive...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wayland1985, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    It's been discussed before, I'm sure, but a quick search didn't reveal any newer responses.

    I need a new macbook pro. My Powerbook died. I'm going to try and wait a week before I bite the bullet, but we'll see.

    I'll be getting the 2.6ghz model (If I need to buy the current one). Should I check the 7200rpm, $200 hard drive option box?

    What kind of extra heat issues will I have? My g4 got warm, but was usable, but it only had a 5400rpm drive.


    Will I need a laptop cooler? (I used on for the G4, but the desk is much less cluttered without it)
     
  2. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I find no difference between my wife's and mine. I have a 200Gb 7200rpm and wife has 250gb 5400rpm in her 17"MBP HR. About the same to be honest, I don't use a laptop cooler.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you might be happier with the 250gb 5400RPM drive however...just for the extra space
     
  4. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    Unless you need that much space immediately, I would pass -- wait for drives to undoubtedly get bigger, and cheaper -- then do the upgrade yourself.
     
  5. brandonshough macrumors regular

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    Best advice in the thread.

    You can purchase a 320gb for about 179.99 Right now from New Egg.

    500Gbs come out next month, meaning an even better price point soon.
     
  6. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    Actually, there was mention in another thread that there is (or was) a Western Digital external 320GB drive (Passport?) on sale at BestBuy for $150. Would make a great swap for whatever is in your MBP currently!

     
  7. brandonshough macrumors regular

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    Yeah don't know why I didn't think of that,

    That is even better advice considering you can use the left over "shell" to transfer data and use your old drive instead of it being left in a drawer.
     
  8. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Eh, I really don't need that much storage. I have an external that handles all of my media. I'll probably be ripping out that HD, and adding a TB drive with the case (As soon as I can find somebody to recommend me a brand). I've been getting by pretty well with my 80gb drive on this powerbook. Plus, having my media on an external discourages me from getting side tracked when I'm doing work!


    While I have upgraded my desk top hard drive before, I don't think I'd feel comfortable ripping into a brand new $2000 laptop. I'd rather just Purchase it as-is and be done with it, not risking warranty voiding stuff! (Well, I would buy 4gigs of crucial memory)
     

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