HD compatible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dulcimer47, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. dulcimer47 macrumors newbie

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  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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  3. dulcimer47 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I should have asked in the original post...

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this drive or WD drives in general?

    Is there a consensus as to the best third-party drive for MacBook Pros?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. MikeBrWade macrumors member

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    Depends on what you are using your macbook for, personally i wouldn't use a 5400 for anything I am doing. In most machines (not all) the bottle neck is hard drive performance. However you do get more heat with the higher speeds and you can't find a 500GB 7200 laptop drive yet. Well at least I haven't seen any.


    Question, why do you need that much space on your laptop? I have a 1TB buffalo NAS and you know there are always external hard drives for large amounts of storage.

    JM2C
     
  5. dulcimer47 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at the 2.4 GHz model, so performance isn't at such a premium that I would want a 7200 rpm drive; as you said, that would result in more heat as well.

    Regarding capacity, I want to be able to keep all my files on the laptop so that I don't need to worry about what is on a NAS or external drive versus what is on the internal laptop drive.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Try plugging in your external on your next flight ;)
     
  7. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    At any speed really, the 7200rpm definitely makes a difference.
     

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