HD compatible?

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

  1. dulcimer47 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
  3. dulcimer47 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    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

    Oct 21, 2008
    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.

  5. dulcimer47 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    Try plugging in your external on your next flight ;)
  7. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    At any speed really, the 7200rpm definitely makes a difference.

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