Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brokenlighter, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. brokenlighter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Would you rather have more space at 5400 RPM

    Or less space with 7200 RPM?
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Considering I use a 5400RPM 250gb drive in my MBP, as well as two 160gb 5400rpm bus powered USB externals for scratch disks when editing video in FCS2 with no problem, I'd say if you need the space, go ahead with the 5400rpm.

    7200rpm should be a little more snappy, but i wouldn't deem it worth it over a dramatic decrease in space.
  3. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Depends what you're using it for. I'm upgrading mine on tuesday with a 200 gig 7200 drive for video editing.
  4. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I would personally go for more space, but it depends on what you use your laptop for. Also, the faster the hard drive, the more heat it puts out. If you need lots of space, I'd just recommend getting an external hard drive if you can live with that.
  5. brokenlighter thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I am thinking internally a 7200 RPM drive for slightly faster boot time and application loading,

    And then an external drive for whatever stuff I have that would need more space. Movies ect.
  6. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    If all you need is space, then get an external drive. If you want speed, then 7200 with the largest memory buffer available.

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