HDD question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by philqc, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. philqc macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2009
    Hi !

    Right now, I have a 13" MBP, 2.26 w/ 4 Go RAM...
    I still use the stock HDD, Fujitsu 160 Go, 5400 RPM...
    I'm ready to order a new HDD, Western Digital Caviar Black
    w/ 7200 RPM or maybe a Seagate 7200 RPM, not sure about
    that but both in 320 Go sz...

    Will I see the difference between my 5400 drive and a good
    quality 7200 one ?? it's for internet browsing, Photoshop, iTunes,
    music recording, Garage Band...

    Thanks !!

  2. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Yes, the applications will launch quicker and your files will save quicker.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's a decent bit of a performance jump. Nothing mind-blowing, but apps open faster, a bit faster boot time, etc. If you get a WD, get the Scorpio Black, rather than Caviar, as the Caviar drives are for desktops (as are the seagate barracudas)
  4. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    Hey you wil most certainly notice a difference, i don
    t find apps load faster but the boot up is much quicker and saving/moving files and such especially in itunes and garage band where the file sizes can get excessive is a much needed improvement. Have you considered looking at the seagate momentous XT? is a much much faster drive the the 7200 even though it is a 7200 it has 4 GB of SSD built in and loads much much faster and is more of a noticeable difference, and the price tag is very user friendly =D

    i am looking to put a 500 GB seagate momentous XT in my 2010 15 " 2.66 ghz i7 next month i have been reading ALOT of reviews and it should drop my boot time from 26 seconds to around 8 seconds.
  5. wakeborder556 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2008
    Yep upgrading to 7200 was nice but the capacity was the real advantage.

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