HDD question...

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

  1. philqc macrumors newbie

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    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 !!

    Phil.
     
  2. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the applications will launch quicker and your files will save quicker.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    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

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    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

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    Yep upgrading to 7200 was nice but the capacity was the real advantage.
     

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