HDD advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Patriks7, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    OK so I am looking for a HDD upgrade and need some advice. I have the following 3 choices:
    1. Stay with my stock 250GB 5400RPM for a couple months and get a 250GB SSD (probably the Samsung).
    2. 320GB 7500RPM WD.
    3. 500GB 5400RPM WD.
    I don't really know if the difference in RPM in 2 and 3 will be too noticeable, but if it is, I wouldn't need the extra space. Only reason I would go for the SSD is because I spend a damn lot of time in a car and even on small bumps the HDD tends to stop for a second or two, and it's VERY annoying during movies. Also, the speed difference seems very nice in the SSD, because my current 256GB is getting SLOOOOOOOOW.
    Thanks for any advice.
  2. tom. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I think SSD's are great, theyre quick, solid state, great for on the go. If you can wait, wait.

    If not i would definitely go for the 7200RPM as I have found 5400RPM to be very slow - I do tend to expect quite a lot from machines though.
  3. Patriks7 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Yeah, that's what I'll probably do. Hopefully they will get a bit cheaper by the end of summer.

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