Hardrive speed and partitioning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by openatic, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. openatic macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009
    This is my first post, I just bought a new MPB 2.66MHz I’m awaiting delivery, hopefully tomorrow. Can’t wait.
    I’m using it mainly for video editing and a bit of GFX work. I managed to get a good deal on it (£1436), but was unable to change the standard spec.

    Will the 5400rpm hard drive be ok for video and gfx work? , bit late i know but just though i'd ask.

    Also is it a good idea to partition the hard drive, I’ve always done this in the past but a guy in an apple shop told me it wasn’t worth doing?

    I've been using an imac with a Radeon x1600 128mb for all of my editing work i'm hoping to see a big improvement with my MPB.
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    the HDD should be good enough. if its too slow tho you can replace it with a 7200rpm or SSD. it will be cheaper to do it yourself then what you would have had to pay apple. i do a lot of editing in Pro Tools and i keep all my files on an external HDD connected via a FireWire 800.

    if you are going to run windows then you will HAVE to partition the drive. but if not i dont really see the point anymore.

    and with the 512mb of dedicated RAM on the graphics card you will se a huge difference.

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