So I have a MacBook/BlackBook that is about to turn 3 and just was wondering if anyone could give me any good advice on a 7200rpm hard drive that would be a good upgrade for me. I know ssd would be the way to go but if I was going to start to spend that kind of money I'd just save a little more and upgrade to a new MacBook. I like to get the most out of my computers long with longevity. Plus it still suits my basics needs well. Really besides from the screen I am very happy with my machine how it has held up the last few years along all my journeys. It has defiantly had it's bumps and bruises. I am also going to upgrade to 4gigs or ram as I only have 2 as of now. I'm running leopard as well and am purchasing snow leopard in a few days when I get back to that states. Also how much more battery drain would I expect to experience with a 7200rpm hard drive and would a ssd one cause as much or less? I really am looking just to try to squeeze another few years out of my current portable machine. Especially because it has held up and although I take care of my stuff I'd hate to go buy a new one and have something happen to it soon after knowing that I was perfectly content with the machine I have. Thank you for you help, prost! PS: My uses generally consist of Web browsing Skype iChat iTunes iPhoto Pages/Office 2008 and some light, occasional iMovie and maybe a little Photoshop but I usually use My iMac for that.